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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.)…

Beginnings

Dear friends, Beginnings are a rich part of our spiritual heritage. Our scriptures start: “In the beginning…” and beginnings like birth, resurrection, sunrise and baptism are woven into the fabric of Christianity. Now we too are at a particular beginning. This week, Steven and I drove our three pets and some personal belongings from Connecticut to Ohio and, with the help of…

Rev. Nanette Pitt to Lead Akron’s Oldest Church

The Rev. Nanette Pitt will take over the pulpit at First Congregational Church of Akron as of Sept. 1, 2015. This will be the first time in the church’s 183-year-history that it will have a woman as its spiritual leader. A native of South Africa, Rev. Pitt immigrated to the United States in 2000. She acted and directed in Boston-area theaters and…

September 2015 Mission of the Month

The Christian Outreach Board has designated Genneserate as our Mission of the Month for September.  The late Spiro Goumas was a founder and supporter of this innovative, non-profit corporation which operates with all volunteers under the direction of a board of directors.  They provide long term housing for homeless two-parent families in a furnished apartment for up to two years after which they…

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 barriers for the…