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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…

Feed My Sheep Garden

Summer Garden Party

Saturday, August 21, 9am-12:30pm Come and celebrate the summer with an intergenerational morning of fun and volunteerism at the Feed My Sheep Garden on Saturday, August 21 from 9am-12:30pm. At 9am volunteers will gather to begin weeding in the Feed My Sheep Garden and planting in the new Memorial Garden with Nanette. The playground will…

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…

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE, MAY 1, 2020 from Senior Pastor Nanette Pitt and Moderator Larry Becker Please join us in remembering in prayer the millions of people directly impacted by COVID-19, as we acknowledge how difficult this time has been and continues to be for so many of us. Oddly, at the same time many of us can…

Ohio “Stay At Home” Order Implications

OHIO “STAY AT HOME” ORDER IMPLICATIONSfrom Rev. Nanette Pitt and Moderator Larry Becker We are writing with an important update about First Church activities. Earlier today, March 22, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH signed an order for Ohioans to “stay at home.” The Governor explained many…