Posts by Janis Worley

Silver Lining Luncheon

Grab your shamrocks, dress in your best green and join us as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day together at the Silver Lining Luncheon on Wednesday, March 6 from noon to 2pm. All retirees and senior members of First Church are welcome. This free luncheon event will be held in Fellowship Hall and will include a…

Mardi Gras Sunday

Mark your calendar for two special services that help us prepare, body and soul, for the time of Lent and Easter. Mardi Gras Sunday on February 11 will begin with a community pancake breakfast at 9am and one combined jazz worship service at 10am. Featured musicians playing on Mardi Gras Sunday are: Theron Brown, PianoChris…

Faith Enrichment

Faith Enrichment The 10:45 am session will meet on Wednesdays to discuss ideas based on the book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. The author, Rachel Held Evans, invites us to find inspiration in the Bible without checking our intellect–or imaginations–at the door. The 6:30 pm session will resume Wednesday,…

Trivia Night & Chili Cook Off

Join us Friday, January 26 from 6pm-8pm in fellowship hall for a night of fun and fellowship at our Pub-Style Trivia Night and Chili Cook-Off! Bring along your best chili and test your knowledge with exciting rounds of trivia. Prizes given for both chili and trivia. Hope to see you and your family there!

Welcome Reception

Join us as we officially welcome Rev. Jeffrey Jackson as our Interim Senior minister on Sunday, January 21, 2024. After each of the 9am and 11am worship services there will be a meet-and-greet and reception. Drinks and light refreshments will be available, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring food to share. We look…

Breakfast with Santa

Children and adults alike are invited to First Church for a delicious pancake breakfast and a morning of fun activities, including meeting Santa Claus. Breakfast is served from 9-11am. There is no charge for this event, however donations are accepted.

Labyrinth Walk

The labyrinth replicates our spiritual journey. Each time you walk the path, a metaphor for life, you remember you are a pilgrim on a journey and can use the path of the labyrinth to prayerfully meditate. Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, December 6, from 6:30-8pm. This walk is in memory of Nancy…

Advent Devotionals

Join other members of the First Church community as we all read the Advent devotional, Creator of the Stars of Night, a daily devotional from Luther Seminary. Pick up your copy from the foyer or office today or download the PDF version.

First Church & Akron: Our Shared History

On Saturday, November 11, at 11am we will host guest speaker and local historian, Dave Lieberth, who will share a talk “Inventive. Industrious. Inspired. 200 years of Akron History.” The city of Akron will celebrate its bicentennial in 2025, just eight years before First Church. Dave Lieberth, who is a former Deputy Mayor of Akron,…