Welcome to worship by the sea, where all are invited, in the words of our purpose statement, to “Awaken to the light and love of God; be a joyful beacon to our world.

Readers and Greeters are always needed, (learn more) to volunteer speak to the Deacons, or you can also sign up online.

Church Services:

Worship October 17, 2021

Bulletin October 17 2021

Worship, 10 AM in person at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Watch online on Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister
Dr. Herman Weiss, Director of Music
Rebecca Shrimpton, Paul Knox, First Parish Choir

  • Sunday Morning Gathering Update:

We continue the procedures instituted in response to the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea initiating an indoor mask policy effective September 1:

  • Attendees are expected to wear masks and distance if possible.
  • Worship Leaders will not need to be masked.
  • The congregation may participate in hymn singing and the Opening Prayer whole masked.
  • In addition, we will continue with the following:

o Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
o Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it.
o There will continue to be no formal Offering for now, but attendees are invited to place any offering they wish as they leave Worship in a plate which will be placed at the back of the Sanctuary.

At the same time, remember that “Virtual Worship” is also here to stay so that we can continue to be one in Worship wherever you may be on any Sunday.

Worship October 10, 2021

Bulletin October 10 2021

Worship, 10 AM in person at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Watch online on Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister
Bonnie Anderson, Guest Music Leader
Rebecca Shrimpton, Soloist
First Parish Church Choir

 

• Sunday Morning Gathering Update:

We continue the procedures instituted in response to the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea initiating an indoor mask policy effective September 1:

• Attendees are expected to wear masks and distance if possible.

• Worship Leaders will not need to be masked.

• The congregation may participate in hymn singing and the Opening Prayer whole masked.

• In addition, we will continue with the following:

o Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
o Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it.
o There will continue to be no formal Offering for now, but attendees are invited to place any offering they wish as they leave Worship in a plate which will be placed at the back of the Sanctuary.

At the same time, remember that “Virtual Worship” is also here to stay so that we can continue to be one in Worship wherever you may be on any Sunday.

Recent News:

Spiritual Studies

September 13, 2021|Current News, FPC Events|

Tuesday Spiritual Studies “Shepherd, Soldier, Sinner, Sovereign: The Life of David” Tuesdays: September 28; October 5, 12, 26 (additional weeks as needed) 7:00-8:15pm Few, if any figures from the Scripture have been larger than David. [...]

First Parish Book Group News

September 1, 2021|Current News, FPC Events|

Book group is open to everyone! Consider Joining Us Do you know we have a book group at First Parish? It is open to anyone and we are now meeting again in person on the last [...]

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Church Information

First Parish Church, Congregational
Member of the UCC
Our Church is located on the Village Green along Route 127 in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea. Our offices are at 1 Chapel Lane. Directions

Worship hours:
Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Except July & August 9:00 a.m.
Nursery care and Sunday morning classes for children and youth are available September through May at 10:00 am.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 187 Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944
Office phone: 978-526-7661
Office email: Office