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Coats for our Community

Help us be a Blessing of Warmth to our Community!

New and gently used coats, gloves, hats, and scarves are being collected by the Gathering Class. These will be distributed through Manchester Community Schools “Gift of Giving” in early December. Coats will be sorted and tagged with a message from FBC. Monetary donations are also being accepted (make checks payable to FBC and write “Coats” in the memo).

Deadline for donations is November 20th.


Operation Christmas Child

The Power of a Simple Gift

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

Bring filled shoeboxes, along with $7 shipping per box, to the gathering area by November 14th. For more information, including what to and not to pack, visit



Wednesdays in October, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Join us as we explore our theme, Brave Cave – Dare to Trust God, with music, activities, Bible stories and more!

Ages 4 – 4th Grade (Club RIOT)

5th & 6th Grade (KFC – Kids For Christ)


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