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Call to Annual Meeting 2019

Dear Members and Friends of First Church, Notice is hereby given that our 185th Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019, following our 11am worship service in the Meetinghouse. To help us prepare for this important gathering, please visit our Annual Meeting 2019 page to view the initial agenda and for details of items…

Wednesday Faith Enrichment

Join Associate Minister Antigoné Lowery for the Parables of Jesus, a Faith Enrichment bible study each Wednesday from April 24 – May 29. There are two sessions each week: 10:45am-noon and 6:45-8pm. You are welcome to attend as you are able, all or one or more weeks of the series. Though the parables Jesus told…

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.