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Hal Walker Concert (Free!)

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30pm As a part of our first annual concert series, Hal Walker will put on a fantastic show in our Meetinghouse! Free and open to the public so bring a friend along! Friends, please note that we will be accepting freewill donations at this concert to support the City of Akron’s benefit concert happening the same evening benefiting…

3rd Annual Ramseyer Farms Outing

Saturday, October 7, 2016 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine! Cost: $11/person. Cash, Visa, Discover and Mastercard accepted. Let us know you’re coming and what dish you’re bringing by signing up on the Church office by October 1! Upon arrival at the farm, let the staff know you are with First Church so you get the $1 discount at the door. Please give them…

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…

Women’s March on Washington

Waking up in the middle of the night, showering and dressing quietly so as not to wake the rest of my household, I tiptoed onto the porch to wait in the unseasonably warm damp until I saw Sarah’s lights winking up the road as her car navigated the slick dips of the bricked street. On…

Make the Story Yours!

Hello friends, I’m sorry that this picture isn’t great — we were all too busy getting into the story to plan good pics! But I hope it manages to convey what a great time we had last year at First Church’s first Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant. I hope you will join us this coming Sunday morning…