No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Our Pastor's Welcome
Welcome to First Congregational Church, UCC in Concord!
We are a welcoming and open congregation living Jesus' call to serve God by serving others. We come together from all walks of life to offer our thanksgiving and praise to God who provides for all our blessings. We also gather to wrestle, like Jacob with the angel, with our doubts and fears. We humbly acknowledge that we don't have all the answers and that we aren’t perfect people. In all things we strive to be a people reflecting God's love for everyone in all that we do.
Worship is a time to pause and reflect. We invite God into the quiet time to get in touch with the calm places, the still, deep places and connect with the Spirit. Worship invites us to focus on feeling, on being. You are invited to join us so that you also may fill your reservoir of inner peace, strength, and love. We invite you to visit us in order to feel the spirit of community in this place.
At First Church we believe that faith is a verb, an action word, something that we do rather than something that we have. Faith is "trust in God" in action. Social Justice and Outreach are sacred priorities for our church family and define how we follow Jesus Christ in the world today.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will find these pages informative and welcoming as you learn more about us. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at First Church!
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The Rev Geoffrey Black will retire after completion of a full term in office, and soon to be two years of a second term, at the end of General Synod 2015. The search for his successor has begun and a committee comprised of 18-diverse members has formed to begin the work of identifying a candidate to present to the United Church of Christ Board at its spring meeting in March 2015. For more information click here.
We are located at:
177 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301
~ Directions ~
From Interstate 93 North and South: Take exit 15W onto I-393. Turn left at the end of the road onto North Main Street. The church is on the right.
~ Parking ~
Weekend parking is permitted in the law office parking lot across the street from the church’s front entrance on North Main.
To park on church property, go one block past the church to Chapel Street and turn right. Turn right again onto North State Street. Turn right onto Washington Street. There is a lot behind the church and another on the right side of Washington Street. This is where our Handicapped spaces are located.