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One Pulse

“We are one, after all, you and I; Together we suffer, Together we exist, And forever will recreate each other.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin As I stood at the Pulse nightclub on Saturday, June 25, I felt the oneness of the fifty or so people gathered there to honor the lives lost in the massacre on June 12. I felt the oneness with my…

Akron Community Vigil

Join members of the Akron community in remembering the victims of Sunday’s attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL. On the one-year anniversary of the attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, we will stand in solidarity with all victims of terror and gun violence. Friday, June 17, 7pm On the lawn in front of First Congregational Church of…

Trinity Sunday: Malcolm Himschoot

On Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016, Rev. Malcolm Himschoot will deliver a sermon entitled “Who Put the ‘T’ in Trinity?” at both the 9:30am and 11am worship services as we deepen our exploration of transgender issues. All are welcome! (Update: Sermon available now!) Rev. Himschoot, a transgender man, was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film, Call Me Malcolm. Since then…

Inquiring Gatherings & Joining Sunday

Learn more about First Congregational Church in a two-session offering, Sunday, April 24 and May 1 from 12:15 – 1:30pm in the Learning Center. Light refreshments will be available. Those who wish to will then be welcomed into membership on Sunday, May 15. For more information, contact either Pastor Nanette or Paula Speight at 330-472-3932 or email: madbakersp8@gmail.comn

Installation of Pastor Nanette

Service of Installation for Reverend Nanette Pitt 20th Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Akron Sunday, April 17, 2016 One Worship at 11am Followed by Dinner in Fellowship Hall Please join us in celebrating the installation of our Senior Minister, Reverend Nanette Pitt. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or the church office by April 10. You may also call the…

Congregational Budget Meeting

As we begin, I am requesting a few minutes of personal privilege as your Moderator. Ordinarily, I would offer a “state of the congregation” report at our annual meeting in May. Given the number of things that are happening, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of these things with you now. A mere five months ago, our…

UA Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Ilya Kaler

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 7:30 PM Ilya Kaler One of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, Ilya Kaler is a world-renowned performer and educator. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Diamond’s “The Enormous Room,” Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite. Guy Bordo conducts. First Congregational Church is at 292 East Market St., one block north of campus. Kulas Concert Series: $12 general, $6 non-UA students,…

All-Church Picnic at Ramseyer Farms!

Saturday, October 10, 11am-6pm All-church potluck picnic at Ramseyer Farms Upon arrival at the farm, let the staff know you are with Akron FCC so that you get the $1 discount at the door. Please give them the name you signed up under so they can check you off the list. Cost is $9 per person. Schedule: 11:00-2:00 Potluck Picnic in Little…

Musical Happenings!

MUSICAL HAPPENINGS SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2015 Sunday, September 13, 11:00 am “Homecoming” Sunday FCC Chancel Choir returns to the Choir Loft with flute, harp & oboe accompaniment Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Choir Retreat at FCC Here’s your chance to try singing in the choir! Join us! 9:00 – Meet in the Fellowship Hall for bagels and coffee 9:45 (approx.)…