Events

Bluegrass Sunday

For the fifth Sunday in June, we will unite for a special, single, combined service at 10am. Experience a live bluegrass band as we come together in joyous praise. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the power of worship in a vibrant and invigorating atmosphere!

Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit

Join us for an exciting evening of jazz music as the Theron Brown Trio, featuring Johnny Cochran, performs in the second concert of the Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit series. This event takes place in the First Church chapel at 6:30pm, and is free and open to the public. 

Safe Space Ally Training

Many students, staff, leaders, and community members want to be considered allies for the LGBTQ+ community, and participating in Safe Space Ally Training is a great way to start. The Safe Space Ally Training will be presented by Ken Ditlevson, M.Ed., who is the Director of the LGBTQ+ Center, Division of Student Life, at Kent…

Garden Party & Tea

All members of First Church are welcome to come to our annual Tea event on Saturday, June 8, 2024! A light lunch and desserts will be served, along with some games and a whole lot of fun! Tickets are $5 per person, and to reserve a table of 8 please contact Patrice at events@akronfcc.org. This…

Walk Spirit Talk Spirit

Many people have asked about bringing back a concert series to First Church, and we’ve officially got our first concert on the books! The Sammy Deleon Quartet, featuring Jackie Warren, Kip Reed, and Chris Burge, will be playing classic Latin jazz repertoire. Also performing will be children from Open Tone Music. They are a non-profit…

Celebrating Sojourner

In honor of the approaching Sojourner Truth Legacy Plaza celebration and unveiling, on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4:30pm, First Church will host a multimedia performance Celebrating Sojourner, that promises to inspire and uplift. This event is free and open to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend. Celebrating Sojourner is a stirring…

Eclipse Party!

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY We’re throwing a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, and you’re invited! Meet in the garden here at First Church on April 8 at 2:45 pm. The celestial event should last about 45 minutes. You bring a lawn chair, and we’ll provide viewing glasses* for safe observation and some fun “eclipse” snacks. It’s going to be “sunsational”!  *Glasses available for…

Breakfast with the Bunny

First Congregational Church of Akron will host a Breakfast with the Bunny event on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 9am to 11am. Gather your children or grandchildren and come and enjoy a free pancake breakfast and fun craft activities. Be sure to bring a camera to take photos of the children as they visit with the Easter bunny! This event is free…

Silver Lining Luncheon

Grab your shamrocks, dress in your best green and join us as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day together at the Silver Lining Luncheon on Wednesday, March 6 from noon to 2pm. All retirees and senior members of First Church are welcome. This free luncheon event will be held in Fellowship Hall and will include a…