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Red White & Blue Celebration

Red, White, & Blue Celebration

Join us in person or online on Sunday, July 3, for a Red, White, & Blue Celebration at our 9am and 11am worship services. Our 11am Festival service will feature music suited to the day: Fanfare for the Common Man, The Liberty Bell March, Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhauser, and the moving melodies of Finlandia. The…

AA Hands

AA Meetings at First Church

Local AA groups meet weekly at First Church on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12pm. All in need are welcome to attend. All three groups meet in our conference room. The Wednesday and Thursday groups’ meetings are a hybrid, both in person and on Zoom. Monday AA: Let’s Talk It Over Join Monday’s meeting in…

First Church at Akron Pride

Saturday, August 27, 2021, 10am Equity March and 11am Pride Festival First Church is excited to be present once again at the Akron Pride Festival and Equity March on August 27. We will participate in the march at 10am and then have a booth at the festival which runs from 11am to 10pm at Lock…

Silent Vigil

First Church’s Silent Vigil

Responding to the murders of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, First Congregational Church of Akron (First Church) has installed a silent vigil memorializing each of the 169 victims of mass shootings in schools, colleges, and universities since the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. This silent vigil,…

Juneteenth Worship

Juneteenth Celebration at First Church

June 19th, “Juneteenth”, or “Freedom Day”, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. Join…

Associate Minister Bobby with children

Associate Minister Update

We are pleased to share that Bobby Burtt will continue on at First Church as our new Associate Minister for Young Adults and Families with Children. Bobby joined us as Acting Associate Minister in May last year and quickly became part of the fabric of First Church. Bobby is a faithful pastor with a tremendous heart which he…

Campfire

Families by the Fireside

We will be hosting all of our Families by the Fireside on April 29 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Bring your lawn chairs and join us in the Feed My Sheep Garden for games, s’mores, and campfire songs as we spend the evening together enjoying the fire and fellowship. Families of all sizes, ages, and variations…

Plant Sale

4th Annual Plant Sale & Makers’ Market

The 4th Annual Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser is scheduled for May 21 & 22, 2022 at First Congregational Church of Akron with online preordering available through May 14. Please save the date and reach out if you are interested in volunteering at the event.Additionally, on May 21, we will be hosting a Makers’ Market where…

Time fro Tea and a Derby

Time for Tea and a Derby Party!

On May 7, there are two wonderful events planned. Beginning at 11am, bring a special friend and join us for a fun spring tea party! Feel free to wear your Derby hat, (especially if you will be heading on to the Derby party later in the day!) You will enjoy a delicious selection of finger…