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Coats for our Community

Bring your donations of new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to the boxes in the Gathering Area between now and November 29th.

Monetary donations are also being accepted (write “coats” in the memo line of your check).

The coats will be sorted and tagged with a message from FBC and distributed at the Manchester Community Schools Gift of Giving in early December.

Any individual, group, or class who would like to help is welcome! Please speak with a member of the Gathering Class or the church office to find out how you can be a part of this Operation Blessing project.



Fill a shoebox (or more than one!) and spread the gospel to children in impoverished countries. Bring your filled boxes and $7 per box shipping fee to the Gathering Area by November 16th.

Find out more about this organization and what to put in your shoeboxes at

Angel Tree


Give a child a gift on behalf of their incarcerated family member this Christmas season.

Take a tag from the Angel Tree in the gathering area and shop for the child listed on the tag using the provided gift suggestions. Wrapped presents should be returned to the church by November 29th.


If you are reading this page, then I can be certain of at least one thing. God wants to do something wonderful in your life. Over the 20 years that I have been at First Brethren Church, I have had the opportunity to meet several people at various stages of their life. Time after time I have witnessed how God has weaved the ministry of First Brethren with people just like you. So whether for just one Sunday or for many Sundays, I am certain that God has placed you here at this time for a wonderful reason.

It won’t take long for you to discover that First Brethren is a place that genuinely loves the Lord and loves one another. We laugh together, cry together, serve together, and learn together. We care deeply for this community and we care deeply for you. If you’ve been searching for a friendly place to meet God then I am confident you will experience that here. I know this because I meet God through the many people I am privileged to call family here at First Brethren.

I am eager to know you and share with you all the marvelous ways God is working in the life of this church and community.

Kurt Stout, Senior Pastor


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