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November Fellowship Outing

Please join us on Saturday, November 9 at GET AIR, which is an indoor trampoline park at 1886 Buccholzer Ave. We have reserved a two-hour jump time from 10am-12pm. This fun place is for adults as well as kids, but only those who jump need to pay. Besides trampolines, there is the Ninja obstacle course (rings, climbing nets, etc), foam pits, dodgeball,…

Fellowship Potluck

On Sunday, October 20, join the Fellowship Team after each worship service for a soup and chili potluck. Please sign up in the church office to bring stew, soup, chili, bread or cornbread, or a dessert. All are welcome to come and eat! Contact Chris Becker or Stephanie Corbin at with questions.

Soul Armor Yoga

Partnering with Karen Scott, a local Akronite, First Church is hosting Soul Armor Yoga on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 6pm. Come as you are and connect with yourself, your breath and your body in a yoga class that meets you where you are. Questions? Contact Karen for more information.

Coming Out Christian

Members, Brenda Waddell and Logan Báez, are starting an outreach and support ministry group to reach members of the LGBTQ+ community and support them in rethinking God’s love toward LGBTQ+ Christians. Beginning on October 13, Coming Out Christian will meet in the First Church Chapel from 6-7pm. These meetings will continue on the first Sunday…

Men’s Bible Study*

You are warmly invited to join Steven Savides for a thematic exploration of the scriptures on the first Saturday of each month. We’ll meet over breakfast in Fellowship Hall from 7:30-9am. Participants are encouraged to read the focus scriptures before the meeting, to bring a Bible (any translation will do), and to be prepared for a journey through scripture aimed at providing…

Labyrinth Returns to First Church

The next presentation of the Labyrinth will be October 10. The doors open at 6pm, with the first walk beginning at 6:30pm. The last walk will begin at 7:30pm, with the lights coming back up at 8pm. The room in handicapped accessible and there is a wooden finger tool for individuals in wheelchairs or with…

Influenza Vaccine Clinic

An Influenza Vaccine Clinic will be held at First Church on Sunday, September 15, 2019, in the Conference Room before and after the 11am service. Most insurance companies, including Medicare Part B, all of the Medicare Advantage plans, i.e., SummaCare, Anthem, Medical Mutual of Ohio, just to name a few of the insurance carriers, cover…

Progress Through Preservation Tour Stop

Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron is sponsoring a tour of four Akron landmark churches on Sunday, September 22, from 1-4pm. This is an opportunity to see and hear the history of these magnificent buildings. Featured churches on the tour will include our very own First Church along with St Vincent’s, St. Bernard’s and Trinity…

Art Show at First Church

From October 6-20, we will be displaying artwork created by members of the congregation and their immediate families (parents and children included). This is not a sale, just a display to highlight the art created by our own members and friends. The pieces will be on display in Fellowship Hall. This will include paintings, drawings, photographs, stained glass and other wall art.…

Bereavement Group to meet in the fall

Starting Tuesday, September 17, Rev. Karen Bruno, Chaplain of SouthernCare Hospice Services and First Church member, is facilitating a bereavement group in the Conference Room. The group will meet from 5:30-7:30pm for 6 weeks. The meetings build on each other, so attendance at all six is crucial. Space is limited, so be sure to register! Please contact Karen for more information at…