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First Parish is an “Open and Affirming” church in the progressive tradition. We take the Bible seriously, not literally. No matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you are welcome here!

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Upcoming Events

FPC-Vacation Bible Camp 2024

July 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024
9:00 am - Noon

Lu the Lightening Bug is hoping you will join her for an amazing week at Camp Firelight. Children who are entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to join a Free Camp Firelight Vacation Church Camp at First Parish Church of East Derry NH. There will be bible stories, music, crafts, games and more. Our […]

Worship Under the Trees 7/28/24

July 28, 2024

It is a long-standing tradition here at First Parish to celebrate our Creator God by worshipping out of doors two Sundays each summer. At a recent Deacons meeting, it was decided to make that THREE Sundays in 2024! Our first outdoor service was held on Sunday, June 30th.  Our second outdoor service will be Sunday, […]

Gloucester Student Band Concert

August 23, 2024

Concert with the Gloucester Student Band All are invited to come listen to live music by the Gloucester Student Band on Friday, August 23 at 3pm at the First Parish Congregational Church in East Derry. (Concert will be outdoors on the lawn, weather permitting, or indoors in case of rain). Concert is free and open […]

3rd Annual Trivia Night To Benefit The Meetinghouse at FPC

October 19, 2024
4:00pm - 7:00PM

Use this link to register: Built by Ulster-Scots settlers in 1769, the Meetinghouse in East Derry was the center of their civic and religious life. For the past 12 years, we have been devoted to an on-going rehabilitation project of the Meetinghouse, which is a regional treasure. When completed, the Meetinghouse will once again […]