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Service of Healing

Wednesday, December 20, 7:30pm Join us in the Chapel for a worship service of solace and remembrance. The festive season is not always a joyous time as we struggle to find a place for our anxiety, mourning, and a sense of loss amidst all the holiday cheer. This service is a space of comfort and safety for all who feel alone or…

Cleveland Youth Orchestra Concert

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1pm Free and open to the public! Please join us as we welcome the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, a full symphonic ensemble comprised of approximately 100 young musicians drawn from 38 communities in 11 counties across Northern Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) provides serious young music students of middle-high school age with a unique pre-professional orchestral…

Harmony Ringers Concert

Saturday, December 2, 3:30pm Please come and join us for a free concert by local handbell choir, Harmony Ringers! Under the direction of First Church member Christine Allison, Harmony Ringers formed in the summer of 2011 in Canton, Ohio after the folding of another area premiere handbell choir. Christine felt the need for those who were ringing, now without a more advanced choir,…

Hal Walker Concert (Free!)

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30pm As a part of our first annual concert series, Hal Walker will put on a fantastic show in our Meetinghouse! Free and open to the public so bring a friend along! Friends, please note that we will be accepting freewill donations at this concert to support the City of Akron’s benefit concert happening the same evening benefiting…

3rd Annual Ramseyer Farms Outing

Saturday, October 7, 2016 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine! Cost: $11/person. Cash, Visa, Discover and Mastercard accepted. Let us know you’re coming and what dish you’re bringing by signing up on the Church office by October 1! Upon arrival at the farm, let the staff know you are with First Church so you get the $1 discount at the door. Please give them…

Community Celebration Sunday

We’ll welcome fall and the new church year’s activities and programming with Community Celebration Sunday on September 10! Join us for worship at 9:30am and 11am, each service followed by an old-fashioned ice cream social on the front lawn (weather permitting). See you there!

Pride Festival and Equality March

Thank you to all our magnificent volunteers for organizing and running our booth, our marchers for representing First Church, and our Community Steelband for providing some awesome entertainment! Check out our Facebook page for photos from the day. Come represent and share God’s boundless love with the wider Akron community at the Akron Pride Festival…

Summer Worship & Picnic

On Sunday, August 20, we’ll spend a fun morning in worship and fellowship together at Lions Park Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. One worship service will be held in the air-conditioned, accessible Lodge at 11am followed by a picnic lunch, games, and socializing, with a splash pool for children. If you need a ride, please contact the church…

Justice and Peace Team

As a congregation, we are committed to the struggle against injustice, discrimination, violence and hatred. We seek to foster a world of peace and wholeness. We need to immerse ourselves in being one with the people who are victims of wrongful justice rather than just helping them. Justice-seeking is not charity. It is a process of education, experience, self-knowledge and awareness of…