Friends of the
Meetinghouse at First Parish
Historic Preservation Fundraising & Support
Welcome to this evolving website for the Friends of the Meetinghouse at First Parish. A vital center for community and civic life and home to the thriving First Parish Congregational Church, the Meetinghouse has been the center of life in this area for 250 years and continues to be a treasured town and regional landmark.
The Friends is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—with forms submitted and under IRS review—with a singular mission.
We are dedicated to helping raise funds and resources to enable the historic preservation
of the 1769 Meetinghouse in East Derry, New Hampshire.
Read below about the preservation work underway, how much it will cost, and ways in which you can help. Or jump in to make a donation through any of the programs we offer.
History & Projects
Read about the long community service and many changes to the Meetinghouse, and the projects underway to preserve it.
Thanks to the many individuals, families, and businesses who have made possible the great preservation progress we've made so far..
How You Can Help
Learn how you can make cash or materials donations, or how you can join the team and help with the fundraising effort.