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Akrno Zoo Penguin

Akron Zoo Outing

Save the date and join us for one combined Celebrate and Festival worship service at 10am on Sunday, August 21. After worship, we’ll carpool over to the Akron Zoo for an afternoon of fun! We’ve reserved the Savanna Pavilion which offers shade with tables and chairs. Accessible restrooms are situated in the nearby visitors’ center.…

School Supplies

School Supply Drive

In less than two months, children will be returning to school. This can mean a lot of pressure, both socially and financially, on families to be able to purchase new supplies for children. In an effort to help as many area families start the school year off on the right foot, First Church will be…

Red White & Blue Celebration

Red, White, & Blue Celebration

Join us in person or online on Sunday, July 3, for a Red, White, & Blue Celebration at our 9am and 11am worship services. Our 11am Festival service will feature music suited to the day: Fanfare for the Common Man, The Liberty Bell March, Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhauser, and the moving melodies of Finlandia. The…

AA Hands

AA Meetings at First Church

Local AA groups meet weekly at First Church on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12pm. All in need are welcome to attend. All three groups meet in our conference room. The Wednesday and Thursday groups’ meetings are a hybrid, both in person and on Zoom. Monday AA: Let’s Talk It Over Join Monday’s meeting in…

First Church at Akron Pride

Saturday, August 27, 2021, 10am Equity March and 11am Pride Festival First Church is excited to be present once again at the Akron Pride Festival and Equity March on August 27. We will participate in the march at 10am and then have a booth at the festival which runs from 11am to 10pm at Lock…

Silent Vigil

First Church’s Silent Vigil

Responding to the murders of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, First Congregational Church of Akron (First Church) has installed a silent vigil memorializing each of the 169 victims of mass shootings in schools, colleges, and universities since the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. This silent vigil,…

Juneteenth Worship

Juneteenth Celebration at First Church

June 19th, “Juneteenth”, or “Freedom Day”, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. Join…

Associate Minister Bobby with children

Associate Minister Update

We are pleased to share that Bobby Burtt will continue on at First Church as our new Associate Minister for Young Adults and Families with Children. Bobby joined us as Acting Associate Minister in May last year and quickly became part of the fabric of First Church. Bobby is a faithful pastor with a tremendous heart which he…