Worship Lenten Message Theme: “These 40 Days”

We explore important passages from the Bible that feature the number “40” – the official number of days in this sacred season

Sundays, 10:00 AM, In person, 10 Central St. Online facebook.com/FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live/

Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister


Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 10, Worship “Once Upon a Tree” Cantata During Worship, 10:00 AM

Please put this exciting event on your calendar – First Parish will be presenting “Once Upon a Tree”, a cantata with words and music by Pepper Choplin, as part of the 10 AM Worship service Palm Sunday, April 10.

The cantata tells the story of Jesus’s final entrance into Jerusalem and portrays the passion story through His crucifixion to the light of His resurrection. The First Parish Choir, directed by Dr. Herman Weiss, will sing with narration by Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea and with soloists Paul Knox, Jim Brennan and Rebecca Shrimpton, who will portray the central characters from the scripture.

“Once Upon a Tree” completes the portrayal of Jesus’s journey begun with “Once Upon a Night”, which the Choir sang during this past Advent. We hope you join us in person, 10 Central St. or watch via Facebook Live at facebook.com/FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live/


Maundy (Holy) Thursday, April 14, in person, 10 Central St. and on facebook.com/FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live/ at 7pm

A time of prayer, music, Scripture and Reflection in commemoration of the Last Supper and the final night of Jesus’ earthly life.


Good Friday, April 15, in person, 10 Central St. and on Zoom at 7pm

A time of meditation on the “Seven Last Words of Christ” with prayer, music and Reflection.


Easter, Ecumenical Sunrise ServiceEaster Sunday, April 17 in person at 5:59am on Singing Beach

The MBTS ecumenical Easter Sunrise celebration returns! A time of hymns, prayer and  Scripture, with a Reflection offered by First Parish Minister, Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea.


Easter Sunday, April 17 in person, 10 Central St. and on facebook.com/FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live/ at 10am

Celebration featuring prayer, hymns, solos, trumpet and Message.

In person, 10 Central St. Online facebook.com/FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live/


Lenten Spiritual Studies “The Usual Suspects” Tuesdays: March 22, 29 April 5, 12, 7:00-8:30 PM Via Zoom

We examine the lives and actions of some of the characters the Gospels identify as playing important roles in the death of Jesus, such as Judas, the religious leaders in Jerusalem, Herod and Pilate.

We will also explore how those actions, as a function of timeless human failings, emotions, and the context of time and place, might speak to us

in our time and place


Weekly Bible Study Thursdays, 4:00 PM, Via Zoom Thursday, April 7, 14, 28. There will be no Bible Study on Thursday, April 21


 Prayer & Meditation Thursdays, March 24, April 7 & 28  7:00 PM Via Zoom

An opportunity to come together for a time of quiet reflection

To join Zoom programs or our email list send an email to office.fpchurch@gmail.com, mark.fpchurch@gmail.com or call 978-526-7661