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 September 5, 2021

Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea

Special Music Worship Celebration

Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director
Rebecca Shrimpton, Soloist

Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

*Please note summer worship begins at 9 AM through Labor Day, next Sunday worship returns to 10 AM

BULLETIN September 5 2021

 

  • Sunday Morning Gathering Update:

The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea instituted an indoor mask policy effective September 1.

While more specifics concerning what this means for Houses of Worship will not be available until after the Selectmen’s Meeting this coming week, after consulting with town officials, we have been asked to observe the following for today:

 

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

 

  • Worship Leaders (Herman, Rebecca and Liz) will not need to be masked.

 

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

 

  • In addition, we will continue with the following:
  • Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it.
  • 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.

 

Again, more information regarding how we will proceed during this time will be made available after this week’s Selectmen’s Meeting.

 

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 August 29, 2021

Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Jeanne Westcott, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, Worship Leader
Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director
Rebecca Shrimpton, Soloist

Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

*Please note summer worship begins at 9 AM through Labor Day

BULLETIN August 29 2021

  • Sunday Morning Gathering Update:

We have received word that the Town is putting an indoor mask requirement in place effective September 1. We will provide further information in terms of what that will mean for Sunday mornings in the next few days. In addition:

  • Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it
  • 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:

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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