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Introducing our new Associate Minister!

First Congregational Church of Akron is pleased to announce the addition of Antigoné Lowery as the Associate Minister. In this newly created full-time position, Lowery will shepherd the First Church ministry to children and youth, extend visitation to elder homebound members, and assist the Senior Minister with general ministry functions. “Antigoné is passionate about her…

Wednesday Night at the Movies – March 2019

March 13, 2019– A feature film I, Daniel Blake. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, this is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff, but good-hearted, Daniel Blake is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who has never own a  computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral…

First Church Reads

Join us this Lent in reading Because of This I Rejoice. Starting on March 13, the accompanying study questions will form the basis of exploration and discussion for our Wednesday Faith Enrichment led by Associate Minister Antigoné Lowery from 10:45am-noon and 6:45-8pm. You are also welcome to use this book for personal reflection. Copies are available from the church office for a…

Inquirer’s Gatherings

The Membership Board and Pastor Nanette will host two informational Inquirer’s Gatherings on March 17 and 24 for any who would like to learn more about First Church and who may be considering covenanting in membership. The sessions are from 12:15-1:30pm in the Upper Room. For more information, please contact Membership Board co-chairs, Kari Ledger and Logan Báez.

Holy Week: An Expanding Tradition

The first Christians or “followers of the Way” as they were known, observed only one special occasion each year: Jesus’ resurrection or what we now call “Easter.” In time, the first liturgical season morphed into being. It was a season of preparation for this holy day and it became the practice of many Christians, especially…

Christmas Eve Services Dec. 24, 2018

First Church will host two Christmas Eve services, beginning with the 8pm Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, where we celebrate and join together in song and scriptures, and end the service lighting candles and singing Silent Night. The 11:30pm Service of Carols, Candles, and Communion is a moving way to usher in Christmas Day…