Posts from 2021

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Holly Jolly Drive-Through

Join us on Friday, December 17, at 7:30pm for a family=friendly Holly Jolly Drive-Through! The parking lot will be decorated for Christmas and various stations will be set up for families to arrive at, one by one, to participate in fun activities and collect Christmas sweets and other goodies! Make sure to bring your letters…

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Christmas Services

This Christmas’s Theme is ‘Love Drawn Here’. We will be holding a Service of Hope and Healing on December 22 at 7:30pm in the Meetinghouse. This service is for those of us who are grieving or who are struggling to make sense of our world and life experiences. You are invited to enter into a…

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2021 Advent Season

This year, the Advent theme is ‘Draw Near’. Draw Near to Wonder, Truth, Justice, and One Another! From November 28 to December 19, we will be celebrating the Advent season at both our 9am and 11am worship services. ‘Draw Near’ is an affirmation that God has drawn near to us by taking on flesh and…

Thanksgiving Sunday 2021

Thanksgiving & Joining Sunday

November 21, 9am & 11am. Join us as we give thanks for life and welcome the newest members of First Church! Joining will happen at both services, and all families will leave worship with a fresh-baked loaf of pumpkin bread! If you are interested in joining First Church in membership, please attend our Inquirers’ Gatherings…

Inquirers’ Gatherings

Join First Church on November 7 & 14 from 10-10:50am for a set of Inquirers’ Gatherings. On Sunday, November 7, the basics of our Congregational faith tradition and wider church affiliations will be covered. Participants can meet each other, and watch a virtual nooks and crannies tour of the building. The following Sunday, November 14, we’ll learn a little of our history,…

Climate Change & Conservation

Backyard Conservation and the 50% Project

October 27 at 7pm via Zoom. Famed Conservationist E.O. Wilson has proposed conserving 50% of the planet’s surface to avoid a cataclysmic extinction event as well as to protect the ecosystem services that give us clean air to breath and clean water to drink. At the present time, only 13% of Summit County is protected…

Climate Change & Conservation

Climate Change: An Emergency in Slow Motion

This free public talk on October 20 at 7pm via Zoom will address the causes and impacts of Climate Change and, most importantly, highlight the solutions that already exist. Feel free to invite others to join you at this online opportunity in our Season of Creation. Informative and well known guest speaker Dr. Eric Schreiber…

Community Celebration Sunday

Sunday on September 12, 2021 Join us for one combined worship service at 11am followed by a special event and Annual Meeting 2021. This year’s “Hope Together” themed annual meeting will be our first with the format (a semi-annual meeting in May followed by the annual meeting in September) so it promises to be a…

Akron Pride Pride Festival

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 10am March and 11am Festival Each year First Church has represented our Open and Affirming commitment at Akron’s Equity March and Pride Festival through sponsorship and active participation. You are invited to join us in the Equity March and to volunteer in the First Church booth for an hour or two…