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A Letter from the Pastor (December 2015/January 2016 Chronicle)

Beloved friends, We have decked the halls here at First Congregational – the church is looking beautiful and I am eager for us to spend our first Christmas Eve celebrating together. The holiday season promises many old favorites (id-e-o-o-o!) as well as some new highlights. Specifically, this year we’re moving to an unrehearsed pageant format. Our 11am worship service on the Fourth…

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.)…

Beginnings

Dear friends, Beginnings are a rich part of our spiritual heritage. Our scriptures start: “In the beginning…” and beginnings like birth, resurrection, sunrise and baptism are woven into the fabric of Christianity. Now we too are at a particular beginning. This week, Steven and I drove our three pets and some personal belongings from Connecticut to Ohio and, with the help of…

Rev. Nanette Pitt to Lead Akron’s Oldest Church

The Rev. Nanette Pitt will take over the pulpit at First Congregational Church of Akron as of Sept. 1, 2015. This will be the first time in the church’s 183-year-history that it will have a woman as its spiritual leader. A native of South Africa, Rev. Pitt immigrated to the United States in 2000. She acted and directed in Boston-area theaters and…