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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…

Mardi Gras Sunday

Mark your calendar for two special services that help us prepare, body and soul, for the time of Lent and Easter. Mardi Gras Sunday on February 11 will begin with a community pancake breakfast at 9am and one combined jazz worship service at 10am. Featured musicians playing on Mardi Gras Sunday are: Theron Brown, PianoChris…

Faith Enrichment

Faith Enrichment The 10:45 am session will meet on Wednesdays to discuss ideas based on the book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. The author, Rachel Held Evans, invites us to find inspiration in the Bible without checking our intellect–or imaginations–at the door. The 6:30 pm session will resume Wednesday,…

Trivia Night & Chili Cook Off

Join us Friday, January 26 from 6pm-8pm in fellowship hall for a night of fun and fellowship at our Pub-Style Trivia Night and Chili Cook-Off! Bring along your best chili and test your knowledge with exciting rounds of trivia. Prizes given for both chili and trivia. Hope to see you and your family there!

Welcome Reception

Join us as we officially welcome Rev. Jeffrey Jackson as our Interim Senior minister on Sunday, January 21, 2024. After each of the 9am and 11am worship services there will be a meet-and-greet and reception. Drinks and light refreshments will be available, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring food to share. We look…

Introducing our Interim Minister

Dear friends, The New Year has arrived.  Following our farewell to Pastor Nanette this Sunday; as we look to see what the future holds for First Church, we will welcome our new Interim Pastor. I am pleased to introduce to the congregation Reverend Jeffrey Jackson, as he will serve as our Interim Senior Minister beginning January 8. I invite you to join me at…