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All-Church Fun Day Out!

Saturday, July 30, 11am-7pm Waterworks Park in Cuyahoga Falls (Click Here for Directions) Come and join us for some fun in the sun, bring a picnic along and we’ll enjoy the water and play games together. The rates for the water park are: 2 years and younger are free, non-residents ages 3-12 are $10, ages 13-59 are $15, ages 60 and up…

One Pulse

“We are one, after all, you and I; Together we suffer, Together we exist, And forever will recreate each other.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin As I stood at the Pulse nightclub on Saturday, June 25, I felt the oneness of the fifty or so people gathered there to honor the lives lost in the massacre on June 12. I felt the oneness with my…

Mission of the Month – July 2016

Nazareth Housing Nazareth Housing has been selected to be the July Mission of the Month. Nazareth Housing Development Corporation exists to encourage, facilitate, and develop housing for low and moderate income families in Summit County. The efforts and offerings of Nazareth Housing Development Corporation are provided in a manner that supports and encourages self-respect, dignity, and self-sufficiency among those served. To contribute,…

Akron Community Vigil

Join members of the Akron community in remembering the victims of Sunday’s attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL. On the one-year anniversary of the attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, we will stand in solidarity with all victims of terror and gun violence. Friday, June 17, 7pm On the lawn in front of First Congregational Church of…

Mission of the Month – June 2016

Open M The Christian Outreach Board has selected Open M for the June Mission of the Month. This organization is a ministry of Faith, Health and Hope. For the last 20 years their health clinic has been made up of volunteers including doctors, nurses and pharmacists. This ministry feeds the hungry, cares for the sick, nurtures children, builds families and strengthens our…

Mission of the Month – May 2016

Harvest Home Outreach has selected Harvest Home Shelter as our May Mission of the Month. This agency is a temporary homeless shelter for women and their children for three to six months. Their supportive services include meals, case management, counseling, career development, after school program for school-age children, parenting classes and preschool programming. If you would like to make a donation to…

Trinity Sunday: Malcolm Himschoot

On Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016, Rev. Malcolm Himschoot will deliver a sermon entitled “Who Put the ‘T’ in Trinity?” at both the 9:30am and 11am worship services as we deepen our exploration of transgender issues. All are welcome! (Update: Sermon available now!) Rev. Himschoot, a transgender man, was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film, Call Me Malcolm. Since then…

Inquiring Gatherings & Joining Sunday

Learn more about First Congregational Church in a two-session offering, Sunday, April 24 and May 1 from 12:15 – 1:30pm in the Learning Center. Light refreshments will be available. Those who wish to will then be welcomed into membership on Sunday, May 15. For more information, contact either Pastor Nanette or Paula Speight at 330-472-3932 or email: madbakersp8@gmail.comn

Installation of Pastor Nanette

Service of Installation for Reverend Nanette Pitt 20th Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Akron Sunday, April 17, 2016 One Worship at 11am Followed by Dinner in Fellowship Hall Please join us in celebrating the installation of our Senior Minister, Reverend Nanette Pitt. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or the church office by April 10. You may also call the…

Mission of the Month – April 2016

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve Their mission is changing children’s lives by providing a safe place to belong after school where staff members and caring volunteers help them in developing academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Their clubs depend on financial contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. If you wish to contribute to this outreach, make…