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Inquiring Gatherings & Joining Sunday

Learn more about First Congregational Church in a two-session offering, Sunday, April 24 and May 1 from 12:15 – 1:30pm in the Learning Center. Light refreshments will be available. Those who wish to will then be welcomed into membership on Sunday, May 15. For more information, contact either Pastor Nanette or Paula Speight at 330-472-3932 or email: madbakersp8@gmail.comn

Installation of Pastor Nanette

Service of Installation for Reverend Nanette Pitt 20th Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Akron Sunday, April 17, 2016 One Worship at 11am Followed by Dinner in Fellowship Hall Please join us in celebrating the installation of our Senior Minister, Reverend Nanette Pitt. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or the church office by April 10. You may also call the…

Mission of the Month – April 2016

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve Their mission is changing children’s lives by providing a safe place to belong after school where staff members and caring volunteers help them in developing academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Their clubs depend on financial contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. If you wish to contribute to this outreach, make…

March 2016 Mission of the Month

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…

Praying about Addiction this Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Ash Wednesday is named for its central ritual – the imposing of ashes on the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross. This cross is a penitential symbol that reminds us of our human frailty and, in light of that, of our need both for…

Congregational Budget Meeting

As we begin, I am requesting a few minutes of personal privilege as your Moderator. Ordinarily, I would offer a “state of the congregation” report at our annual meeting in May. Given the number of things that are happening, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of these things with you now. A mere five months ago, our…

January 2016 Mission of the Month

First Glance has been selected to be the January Mission of the Month. It is a youth center that operates in Akron’s Kenmore community. Their programs are designed for students from grades 6-12 and for young adults ages 18-29. Programs include a recreational night, a young adults program, an assistance program, Teen Mom and Young Moms programs. Please make your check payable…