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March 2016 Mission of the Month

South Street Ministries South Street Ministries (SSM) is a ministry in the South Akron/Summit Lake area that is committed to the physical, socio-economic, and spiritual well-being of this neighborhood. Founded in 1997 by Duane and Lisa Crabbs, SSM has offered 18 years of programming, ministry, and shared life with the people in this area. SSM reaches across racial, economic, cultural and religious…

Congregational Budget Meeting

As we begin, I am requesting a few minutes of personal privilege as your Moderator. Ordinarily, I would offer a “state of the congregation” report at our annual meeting in May. Given the number of things that are happening, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of these things with you now. A mere five months ago, our…

January 2016 Mission of the Month

First Glance has been selected to be the January Mission of the Month. It is a youth center that operates in Akron’s Kenmore community. Their programs are designed for students from grades 6-12 and for young adults ages 18-29. Programs include a recreational night, a young adults program, an assistance program, Teen Mom and Young Moms programs. Please make your check payable…

December 2015 Mission of the Month

Mason Community Learning Center has been selected as the Mission of the Month for December by the Outreach Board. The funds collected will purchase one interactive whiteboard, which connects to a computer in the classroom. To support this project, please write your check to FCC and write Mason on the memo line. Thank you for your help!

UA Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Ilya Kaler

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 7:30 PM Ilya Kaler One of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, Ilya Kaler is a world-renowned performer and educator. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Diamond’s “The Enormous Room,” Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite. Guy Bordo conducts. First Congregational Church is at 292 East Market St., one block north of campus. Kulas Concert Series: $12 general, $6 non-UA students,…

November 2015 Mission of the Month

Limitless Ambition Outreach has selected Limitless Ambition as the November Mission of the Month. Its mission is to nurture emerging women by shaping their confidence in their ability to lead where leadership is critically needed. Their focus is on teens to women of all ages from economically disadvanted areas across Northeast Ohio. The organization builds on the tenets of empowerment, leadership, integrity,…

October 2015 Mission of the Month

Outreach has selected Harvest Home Shelter as our October Mission of the Month. This agency is a temporary homeless shelter for women and their children. It can house up to 52 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.…

All-Church Picnic at Ramseyer Farms!

Saturday, October 10, 11am-6pm All-church potluck picnic at Ramseyer Farms Upon arrival at the farm, let the staff know you are with Akron FCC so that you get the $1 discount at the door. Please give them the name you signed up under so they can check you off the list. Cost is $9 per person. Schedule: 11:00-2:00 Potluck Picnic in Little…

Musical Happenings!

MUSICAL HAPPENINGS SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2015 Sunday, September 13, 11:00 am “Homecoming” Sunday FCC Chancel Choir returns to the Choir Loft with flute, harp & oboe accompaniment Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Choir Retreat at FCC Here’s your chance to try singing in the choir! Join us! 9:00 – Meet in the Fellowship Hall for bagels and coffee 9:45 (approx.)…