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Families by the Fireside

We will be hosting all of our Families by the Fireside on April 29 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Bring your lawn chairs and join us in the Feed My Sheep Garden for games, s’mores, and campfire songs as we spend the evening together enjoying the fire and fellowship. Families of all sizes, ages, and variations…

Plant Sale

4th Annual Plant Sale & Makers’ Market

The 4th Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser is scheduled for May 21 & 22, 2022 at First Congregational Church of Akron with online preordering available through May 14. Please save the date and reach out if you are interested in volunteering at the event.Additionally, on May 21, we will be hosting a Makers’ Market where…

Time fro Tea and a Derby

Time for Tea and a Derby Party!

On May 7, there are two wonderful events planned. Beginning at 11am, bring a special friend and join us for a fun spring tea party! Feel free to wear your Derby hat, (especially if you will be heading on to the Derby party later in the day!) You will enjoy a delicious selection of finger…

Inquirers’ Gatherings

Join First Church on May 1 & 8 from 12pm-1pm for a set of Inquirers’ Gatherings. On Sunday, May 1, the basics of our Congregational faith tradition and wider church affiliations will be covered. Participants can meet each other, and go on a nooks and crannies tour of the building. The following Sunday, May 8, we’ll learn a little of our history,…

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Holly Jolly Drive Thru

On Friday, December 17 from 7pm-8:30pm you can come see Santa and all his helpers here at First Church as we host our first ever Holly Jolly Drive Thru. Stay in your car as you drop off letters directly to Santa, experience lights and decorations, answer trivia, listen to music and enjoy hot cocoa and…

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Christmas Services

This Christmas’s Theme is ‘Love Drawn Here’. We will be holding a Service of Hope and Healing on December 22 at 7:30pm in the Meetinghouse. This service is for those of us who are grieving or who are struggling to make sense of our world and life experiences. You are invited to enter into a…

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2021 Advent Season

This year, the Advent theme is ‘Draw Near’. Draw Near to Wonder, Truth, Justice, and One Another! From November 28 to December 19, we will be celebrating the Advent season at both our 9am and 11am worship services. ‘Draw Near’ is an affirmation that God has drawn near to us by taking on flesh and…

Thanksgiving Sunday 2021

Thanksgiving & Joining Sunday

November 21, 9am & 11am. Join us as we give thanks for life and welcome the newest members of First Church! Joining will happen at both services, and all families will leave worship with a fresh-baked loaf of pumpkin bread! If you are interested in joining First Church in membership, please attend our Inquirers’ Gatherings…

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…