Events (Page 3)

Breakfast with Santa

Children and adults alike are invited to First Church for a delicious pancake breakfast and a morning of fun activities, including meeting Santa Claus. Breakfast is served from 9-11am. There is no charge for this event, however donations are accepted.

Senior Minister’s Tenure Ends

December 1, 2023 Beloved Members and Friends of First Church, With a heart full of gratitude, grief, and hope, I write to share a significant announcement as I tender my resignation as Senior Minister and accept an appointment within Akron’s new mayor’s administration. This decision has come with great care after many hours of prayer and discernment. I find myself returning to…

Labyrinth Walk

The labyrinth replicates our spiritual journey. Each time you walk the path, a metaphor for life, you remember you are a pilgrim on a journey and can use the path of the labyrinth to prayerfully meditate. Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, December 6, from 6:30-8pm. This walk is in memory of Nancy…

Advent Devotionals

Join other members of the First Church community as we all read the Advent devotional, Creator of the Stars of Night, a daily devotional from Luther Seminary. Pick up your copy from the foyer or office today or download the PDF version.

First Church & Akron: Our Shared History

On Saturday, November 11, at 11am we will host guest speaker and local historian, Dave Lieberth, who will share a talk “Inventive. Industrious. Inspired. 200 years of Akron History.” The city of Akron will celebrate its bicentennial in 2025, just eight years before First Church. Dave Lieberth, who is a former Deputy Mayor of Akron,…

Holiday Collection Drive

The holidays are almost here. Every year First Church supports 200 families and Open-M’s Christmas food baskets. This year we will be collecting 200 cans of pork & beans. Please bring your donations to the church office any day before Sunday, November 26. Any size can or brand is welcome.

Anniversary Celebration Service

On All Saints Sunday (November 5, 2023) First Church will hold one special combined worship service at 10am to celebrate the 190th Anniversary (this being the Sunday closest to the date of First Church’s date of incorporation on November 3, 1833), and also a fitting Sunday to remember the saints of the church both past,…

Open House Tours

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, in celebration of our 190th Anniversary, First Church will host a variety of Open House Tours of its historic 113-year-old building thanks to tour guides Sarah Vradenburg, Todd Brown, Eric Roberts, Organist Julie Lehman, and Rev. Nanette Pitt. Four guided tours will be offered on rotation: Nooks Tour Nooks &…

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your pet to church on Wednesday, October 4, at 6pm, for our Pet Blessing Service. The service will be held on the front lawn or, if the weather is inclement, in the First Church Chapel. Bring your pet along or bring a photo to celebrate, commemorate, and bless your pets as part of our…

Synod and World Communion Sunday

Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2023 for a special Sunday! Our theme: Love is Louder During both worship services, 9am and 11am, we will celebrate communion with Christians all over the world as we observe World Communion Sunday. Both services will be led by lay and ordained First Church members who attended this year’s…