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Community Celebration Sunday

Save the date — Sunday, September 10 — and come for a morning of fellowship and community with one combined service at 10am followed by our 2023 Annual Meeting and Ice Cream Social. All are invited to attend and share this opportunity to celebrate the year and look ahead together.

Akron Pride Festival

Akron Pride is happening on Saturday, August 26. Stop and say hello at the booth on Bowery Street and enjoy the free giveaways and a wonderful rainbow raffle basket! Join us as First Church participates in the Equity March again — we’d love all our friends and members to be there! Meet anytime from 9:15am (before our group photo at 9:45am) in the downtown Spaghetti Warehouse parking lot for the 0.6 mile march…

Grand Jury Information Session

On Monday, April 10, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Zoom, members and the public are invited to attend a Summit County Grand Jury Process Information Session.  Co-hosted by First Church and Temple Israel, with guest, Gert Wilms, Akron’s Deputy Mayor for Administration & Chief of Staff, and former Chief City Prosecutor.  In anticipation of the seating of a grand jury next week…

846 Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to strengthen community and support one another in our journey of faith. Strengthening our community means forming new relationships and deepening the ones we already have. Spending time together in small groups, having the opportunity for deeper conversations, is one way to do that. We currently engaging in another…

Holly Jolly Drive-Thru Featured Image

Holly Jolly Drive-Thru

On Friday, December 9 from 7pm to 8:30pm you can come to see Santa and all his helpers here at First Church as we host our second-annual Holly Jolly Drive-Thru. Stay in your car as you drop off letters directly to Santa, experience lights and decorations, play various games, listen to music, and enjoy hot…

Members Joining May 2022

Inquirers’ Gatherings

If you would like to explore becoming a member and learn about First Church, please join us at noon on two Sundays, November 6 and  November 13, for our two-part Inquirers’ Gatherings. On November 6, we’ll cover the basics of the Congregational faith tradition and First Church’s wider church affiliations. Participants will have an opportunity…

Boxes of Rice-A-Roni

Rice-A-Roni Donations

First Church has partnered with Open M since 1968. Open M feeds the hungry and treats the mind, body, and spirit through their work. This includes helping empower people so they can be productive workers at good jobs, providing dignity in their lives. During the past two-plus years, churches were unable to assist Open M…

Luncheon Attendees

Silver Lining Luncheon

Wednesday, October 26, 12pm to 2pm First Church will be hosting our inaugural Silver Lining Luncheon! Senior members will be invited to attend the luncheon, held in Fellowship Hall, which will include a hot lunch provided by our own Food Service Coordinator, Debbie Riley. Each social will feature a short program following the meal, and…

Trunk-or-Treat Bat

Trunk-or-Treat

Saturday, October 22, 2pm Our neighbor, First United Methodist Church of Akron, has invited us to participate in their yearly Trunk-or-Treat event. Families from First Church are welcome to register for and attend the event. Register Here>> There will be trick-or-treating for the kids and a light dinner after. This annual event usually sees about…

Coat Drive Coats

Mason CLC Coat Drive

Support this year’s winter coat drive running through October 2. We are accepting children’s winter coats, Child XS to Adult XL, gloves, hats, and blankets. Please feel free to stop by our display at the church office where you can sign up, or, sign up online at https://bit.ly/Winter-Coat-Drive. All donations can be dropped off at…