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Season of Creation

On Sunday, September 9th, I shared a message entitled, Gathered for Goodness. It’s the first in a new season we’re trying out at First Church – the Season of Creation. Starting with that Sunday, and covering the next few weeks, we will be coming together for the Season of Creation. It’s celebrated annually by tens…

Open Doors 2018

First Congregational Church of Akron will take part in the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio Open Doors event September 16, 2018. Free guided tours of our historic building will be offered from 1:00-3:00pm. The Ohio History Connection created Ohio Open Doors in 2016 to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th…

2018-19 Concert Series

First Congregational Church of Akron is honored to announce the 2018-2019 Concert Series, which continues the Church’s tradition of cultivating music and arts in Summit County. Held in the acoustically flawless and historic Meetinghouse, guests will enjoy the elegant setting while reveling in musical performances from a wide variety of talented artists. All performances are…

Pride Festival and Equality March – August 25, 2018

Come and show our support for our LGBTQ friends and neighbors at the Akron Pride Festival and March on Saturday, August 25. To learn more about the event, visit www.akronpridefestival.org. Sign-up to march or volunteer in the church office or contact Amanda Cole at aac24@zips.uakron.edu.  If you are unable to volunteer and still want to contribute, the team…

A Letter from the Pastor – April 2018

Beloved, As we enter the holiest week on the Christian calendar, I am struck by the thought that we are presented not only with one of the greatest themes of hope born out of the worst and most impossible of circumstances, but that the account – the entire narrative – is based on relationship. Had Jesus sequestered himself, we would have no…

The Passing of the Peace

You may have noticed that on Communion Sundays we’ve begun to “pass the peace” with one another. I thought it might be helpful to give a little background and context to this practice of turning to those around you at church and exchanging some variation of the words “Christ’s peace be with you” and responding with something like: “And also with you.”…