Events

Soul Armor

Partnering with Karen Scott, a local Akronite, First Church is hosting Soul Armor Yoga on Tuesday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 17 in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 6pm. Come as you are and connect with yourself, your breath and your body in a yoga class that meets you where you are. Questions? Contact Karen…

Tret Fure Concert

Friday, October 18, 2019 7pm-9pm in the Meetinghouse This concert is free and open to the public! Parking on premises. About Tret Fure A prolific artist in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 16 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure…

Akron Pride March and Festival 2019

Join us on August 24 for the Akron Pride March and Festival. First Church will represent the love and extravagant welcome of God and our faith to the LGBTQ+ community. The 2019 March for Equality steps off at 10am in Highland Square, leading to Hardesty Park, where the festival runs until 7pm. If you are…

Pardon our dust during building updates!

Our Food Pantry continues to be a wonderful success every Tuesday morning meeting. Looking for sustainable ways to continue to meet the need of our neighbors in the Greater Akron area without taxing our current crew of volunteers, coordinators Deb and Clay Canfield have approached church leadership and consulted with the Chancel and Handbell choirs with the proposal that includes reallocating the…

Summer Worship & Picnic

This year, on Sunday, August 18, we’ll meet for one combined  worship service at 11am at Lion’s Lodge in Cuyahoga Falls (641 Silver Lake Ave). Following worship, we’ll enjoy a time of fellowship with food and fun for everyone. There will be activities and for young and old alike, including a cornhole tournament with a white elephant prize for the winner! The…

Summer Hymn Sing

Save the date of Sunday, August 11 for our summer hymn sing at 11am. At this worship service, congregation members will be invited to call out a favorite hymn tune from the Chalice and Pilgrim Hymnals as we sing some classic favorites and newer hymns together.

Summer Jazz Sunday

Jazz Sunday is July 21! We invite you to our 11am service to enjoy a special worship service with members of Akron’s local jazz community. Theron Brown, Tom Lehman, Chris Coles, Zaire Darden, and Jordan McBride will bring jazz and gospel music to enhance worship as they lead with pastors Reverend Nanette Pitt and Antigoné Lowery.

Red, White, and Blue Sunday

On Sunday, July 7, wear your patriotic colors, and enjoy a salute to our country’s birthday incorporated into the worship services! At 9:30am local pianist and vocalist Dave Aberth will lead a band of contemporary musicians. The 11am festival service features the accomplished Akron organist Julie Lehman along with a brass quintet offering music by Aaron Copland and Sousa, together with accompaniments…