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Summer Worship & Picnic

This year, the church picnic will be on Sunday, August 18. We will gather at 11am for one worship service at the Lion’s Lodge in Cuyahoga Falls (641 Silver Lake Ave). Worship will followed by a picnic, fellowship, and outdoor games. The pavilion is handicapped accessible. Please contact Chris Becker or Stephanie Corbin with any questions or if you need a ride.

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…

Mitzvah Day 2019

You are invited to be a part of Mitzvah Day, or “Tikkun Olam,” which is Hebrew for “to commit a moral deed. In 2002, the Temple Israel began this tradition in Akron, where area faith organizations come together for a day of caring for the community. This year, Mitzvah Day will be held on June…

Scholarship Opportunity

We are now accepting applications for the Gustely Family Memorial Scholarship Fund for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note that only members, the children or grandchildren of members of First Church may apply. The requirements of this scholarship are that candidates exhibit qualities of character and need. Past academic performance is a further consideration of…

Spring Plant Sale

The Feed My Sheep Garden is holding a plant sale in collaboration with Let’s Grow Akron! Join us on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 9am-3pm in the First Church upper parking lot. You will be able to purchase seedlings for summer vegetables, herbs and perennials. There will also be live music and…

May Movie Titles

Wednesday, May 8, is the last night of Wednesday Night at the Movies until Fall 2019. We are playing the feature film The Healer. A young man discovers that he suddenly has the gift of healing, but isn’t ready to accept his new reality until a teenage girl with terminal cancer unexpectedly shows him the…