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Award Winners!

First Church is the proud recipient of a 2018 Beautification Watch Award from Keep Akron Beautiful. This award was created in 1983 to recognize the individuals, organizations, and businesses that consistently work to keep their publicly visible property clean and beautiful. We were selected as one of the 2018 institutions that exemplify the following: being litter free, having well-maintained flowers, shrubs and/or…

Season of Creation

On Sunday, September 9th, I shared a message entitled, Gathered for Goodness. It’s the first in a new season we’re trying out at First Church – the Season of Creation. Starting with that Sunday, and covering the next few weeks, we will be coming together for the Season of Creation. It’s celebrated annually by tens…

Open Doors 2018

First Congregational Church of Akron will take part in the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio Open Doors event September 16, 2018. Free guided tours of our historic building will be offered from 1:00-3:00pm. The Ohio History Connection created Ohio Open Doors in 2016 to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th…

2018-19 Concert Series

First Congregational Church of Akron is honored to announce the 2018-2019 Concert Series, which continues the Church’s tradition of cultivating music and arts in Summit County. Held in the acoustically flawless and historic Meetinghouse, guests will enjoy the elegant setting while reveling in musical performances from a wide variety of talented artists. All performances are…

A Letter from the Pastor – April 2018

Beloved, As we enter the holiest week on the Christian calendar, I am struck by the thought that we are presented not only with one of the greatest themes of hope born out of the worst and most impossible of circumstances, but that the account – the entire narrative – is based on relationship. Had Jesus sequestered himself, we would have no…

The Passing of the Peace

You may have noticed that on Communion Sundays we’ve begun to “pass the peace” with one another. I thought it might be helpful to give a little background and context to this practice of turning to those around you at church and exchanging some variation of the words “Christ’s peace be with you” and responding with something like: “And also with you.”…