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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…

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…

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…