Posts by Kasey Kalchert

Food Pantry Featured on Channel 5!

First Church’s Feeding Hope Food Pantry was featured on Akron’s local Channel 5 News station, showcasing the great of this ministry during the pandemic. You can watch the clip here. At 2 minutes, see if you can spot some familiar faces! A special thank you to all of our volunteers who helped this ministry during…

Another Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please read the latest news about First Church closures from Pastor Nanette and Moderator Larry. We are writing again with an update about additional measures we will be taking at First Church in response to the latest recommendations by public officials and the Center for Disease Control to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). Come, Come, Everybody Worship… We will not worship together in person until further notice. That…

Food Pantry Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the risk of COVID-19 exposure remaining high and cold weather months approaching, the Feeding Hope Food Pantry will be changing to the distribution of pre-packed bags ONLY starting in November and until further notice on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am. We are sorry we will not be able to offer you a choice in what you receive. Patrons arriving by car:Please stay in…

Emergency Preparedness at First Church

At our recent Congregational Meeting on January 12, staff offered an update on emergency preparedness at First Church. This marks the beginning of a phase in our ongoing safety and security work that includes the whole congregation — sharing information and offering training. Safety, security, and emergency preparedness routinely needs attention over the life of a church community, not out of a…