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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…

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…

Mardi Gras Sunday

Join us on Transfiguration Sunday, February 26, right before the beginning of the season of Lent for a celebratory Mardi Gras jazz worship service in the Meetinghouse at 11am with Canton-based Dixieland Jazz Band Not Quite Saints. Before worship we’ll be serving a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in Fellowship Hall with fun activities for the…

Advent and Christmas 2016

All are welcome! First Sunday of Advent Sunday, November 27 Worship at 9:30am and 11am Second Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 4 Worship at 9:30am and 11am Holy Communion shared during both services Advent Workshop for all ages following 11am worship Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 10, 9-11am Fun, safe, family-friendly pancake breakfast with a Santa photo-op and crafts for kids. Free and open to the…

Winter Labyrinth

Thursday, December 1, 6:30pm Come down to the Fellowship Hall for an evening of relaxation and meditation. Live music and candles accompany our 36 sq. foot labyrinth that is laid out on the floor. The journey you walk on the labyrinth can represent many different metaphorical journey’s – a journey toward the heart of God, a pilgrimage of prayer, or walking into…

Mission of the Month – November 2016

The Board of Christian Outreach has selected Heart to Heart Family Support Center in collaboration with East Akron Development Community Corporation (EANDC) to be the November Mission of the Month. These two agencies have partnered together to identify services for grandparents and other kinship care providers raising children due to abuse, neglect, parent incarceration and many other areas of concern. EANDC has…

It’s Official: We’re Open & Affirming

Yesterday, in a beautiful show of the strength and grace of Christ lived out in our Congregational tradition, our church gathered at the end of worship, as part of worship, and adopted the proposed Welcome Statement with a 98% affirmative vote. Thank you to all who attended the meeting yesterday, everyone who participated in the learning opportunities offered over the past nine months…

11th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 5:00 PM Free and open to the public Miss it if you dare… COME! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Dress up in costume or come just the way you are…but be prepared for spooky music and fun!! Featured programming includes musical performances with styles from classical to Broadway, a costume parade for children, Halloween party and prizes! Free will offering benefits Akron Children’s Hospital…

Mission of the Month – October 2016

The Outreach Board has selected LINKS Community and Family Services to be the October Mission of the Month. LINKS is created to engage in community programming services and redevelopment activities, assisting employment re-entry, establishing an after school academy and assisting with linking individuals with food, clothes, shelter, and medical services. Their main focus is redirecting the underprivileged and disadvantaged. To make a…