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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 will mark our first with the new Annual Meeting format (a Semi-Annual meeting in May followed by the Annual Meeting in September) so this September’s Annual Meeting promises to be…

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…

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…