Posts by Kasey Kalchert (Page 3)

White Fragility Online Book Discussion

Join us for thoughtful conversation ONLINE to discuss Robin J. DiAngelo’s book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” Discussions will be held every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. This will be a collaboration between First Church, Akron and First Christian Church, Cuyahoga Falls with the weekly conversations…

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…

Zoom Movie Disucssion: Just Mercy

Join for us for a Zoom discussion on the film Just Mercy on Thursday, June 25, 7—9pm. Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy presents the stunning true story of Walter McMillian, a black man convicted and sentenced to death in Alabama in 1988 for a crime he…

Movie Discussion: 13TH

Join our Zoom conversation on Tuesday, June 16 from 7-9pm! Watch the movie 13TH available on Netflix (free trial membership is available) and download Education for Justice’s accompanying Study Guide that we will use to guide our conversation. Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary 13TH argues that although slavery was ostensibly abolished in 1865, a clause of…

June Mission of the Month: Akron-Area YMCA

The Akron-Area YMCA is the June Mission of the Month! The mission at the Y is “to put Christian principles into practices through the programs that build a healthy, spirit, mind, and body for all.” Every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or…

May Mission of the Month: South Street Ministries!

South Street Ministries is our May Mission of the Month! South Street Ministries upholds its mission of “unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ’s sake” through youth programs, recovery services and the Front Porch Café. Programs include programs for youth, Faithful Servants Urgent Care Center and South Street Recovery Services. Funds…

Second Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser

First Church and Let’s Grow Akron are hosting the Second Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser on May 16 & 17! Proceeds from the Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser combined with generous donations allow Let’s Grow Akron to continue to maintain and support community & market gardens plus educational programs that empower people to grow, prepare…

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…