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Sound Minds Training Nov. 8

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, EMAIL SBABB731@GMAIL.COM Sound Minds, a music-therapy program for dementia patients in local memory care facilities, has been launched by First Congregational Church of Akron (First Church) and is looking for volunteers to attend a training session on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30pm. Alzheimer’s…

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 8th! Children and adults alike are invited to First Church for a pancake breakfast and a morning of fun activities, including meeting Santa Claus. Breakfast is served from 9-11am. This event is free, but a good will offering is appreciated.

A Response to Violence

Beloved, The past days have brought distressing news. Many of us gathered in solidarity and worship yesterday morning and will keep doing so every Sunday as we yearn for peace, justice, and kindness in this broken yet beloved world. In light of the mass murder at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday, I encourage you to reach out to…

A Letter from the Pastor November, 2018

Beloved, As we approach this Thanksgiving season, I have been praying about the word “appreciation.” Hearts filled with appreciation move quickly and easily to thanksgiving and it spreads within communities. As Voltaire wrote: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” In church revitalization there is…

Thanksgiving Sunday Nov. 18

Join us on November 18 for Thanksgiving Sunday! Please note that there will only be one worship service at 11am. Please RSVP below: If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kasey Kalchert, Congregational Life Coordinator or sign up in the church office.

Wednesday Night at the Movies — October Titles

If you enjoy thought-provoking cinema, please join us for Wednesday Night at the Movies. This month, we will be enjoying the following films, with discussion to follow. Three short films on October 3 White Cane: Vanessa is a passionate, talented dancer who happens to also be blind. She meets Danielle, who yearns to dance but struggles to translate her passion into movement.…