Events

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 March and 11am Festival First Church is excited to be present once again at the Akron Pride Festival on August 27. We will participate in the march and then have a booth at the festival. Save the date now so you can march with us and visit or volunteer at…

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…

Campfire

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,…