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Movie Discussion: 13TH

Join our Zoom conversation on Tuesday, June 16 from 7-9pm! Watch the movie 13TH available on Netflix (free trial membership is available) and download Education for Justice’s accompanying Study Guide that we will use to guide our conversation. Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary 13TH argues that although slavery was ostensibly abolished in 1865, a clause of…

June Mission of the Month: Akron-Area YMCA

The Akron-Area YMCA is the June Mission of the Month! The mission at the Y is “to put Christian principles into practices through the programs that build a healthy, spirit, mind, and body for all.” Every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or…

May Mission of the Month: South Street Ministries!

South Street Ministries is our May Mission of the Month! South Street Ministries upholds its mission of “unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ’s sake” through youth programs, recovery services and the Front Porch Café. Programs include programs for youth, Faithful Servants Urgent Care Center and South Street Recovery Services. Funds…

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE, MAY 1, 2020 from Senior Pastor Nanette Pitt and Moderator Larry Becker Please join us in remembering in prayer the millions of people directly impacted by COVID-19, as we acknowledge how difficult this time has been and continues to be for so many of us. Oddly, at the same time many of us can…

Second Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser

First Church and Let’s Grow Akron are hosting the Second Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser on May 16 & 17! Proceeds from the Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser combined with generous donations allow Let’s Grow Akron to continue to maintain and support community & market gardens plus educational programs that empower people to grow, prepare…

Ohio “Stay At Home” Order Implications

OHIO “STAY AT HOME” ORDER IMPLICATIONSfrom Rev. Nanette Pitt and Moderator Larry Becker We are writing with an important update about First Church activities. Earlier today, March 22, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH signed an order for Ohioans to “stay at home.” The Governor explained many…

Another Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please read the latest news about First Church closures from Pastor Nanette and Moderator Larry. We are writing again with an update about additional measures we will be taking at First Church in response to the latest recommendations by public officials and the Center for Disease Control to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). Come, Come, Everybody Worship… We will not worship together in person until further notice. That…