Announcements

Wednesday Night at the Movies — October Titles

If you enjoy thought-provoking cinema, please join us for Wednesday Night at the Movies. This month, we will be enjoying the following films, with discussion to follow. Three short films on October 3 White Cane: Vanessa is a passionate, talented dancer who happens to also be blind. She meets Danielle, who yearns to dance but struggles to translate her passion into movement.…

Church School

Church School at First Church is officially in session! Each Sunday, children ages pre-K through 8th grade are invited to attend Church School. Children attend the 11am worship with their families and after the Children’s Moment are invited to follow their volunteer teachers for Church School. This year, the preK and kindergarten aged children will engage in their spiritual journey, using the…

Flu Shots at First Church

Flu Shots at First Church. On Sunday, October 21, in the Conference Room, the Sand Run Pharmacy will partner with the Parish Nurse Team, offering the influenza vaccine to everyone older than the age of 7. The high dose influenza vaccine will be available for those who are 65 and older. The Parish Nurse Team will also be available October 21 for…

Award Winners!

First Church is the proud recipient of a 2018 Beautification Watch Award from Keep Akron Beautiful. This award was created in 1983 to recognize the individuals, organizations, and businesses that consistently work to keep their publicly visible property clean and beautiful. We were selected as one of the 2018 institutions that exemplify the following: being litter free, having well-maintained flowers, shrubs and/or…

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…

Justice and Peace Team is Here!

Congratulations! You have just found the new Justice and Peace blog for First Church. We hope that you will come to this blog often for education and action as we advocate for equality, justice, and peace for all people. Our group is loosely structured. Anyone can share concerns and promote causes by contacting a member of our team. This blog is for communicating…

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…