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Trinity Sunday: Malcolm Himschoot

On Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016, Rev. Malcolm Himschoot will deliver a sermon entitled “Who Put the ‘T’ in Trinity?” at both the 9:30am and 11am worship services as we deepen our exploration of transgender issues. All are welcome! (Update: Sermon available now!) Rev. Himschoot, a transgender man, was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film, Call Me Malcolm. Since then…

Inquiring Gatherings & Joining Sunday

Learn more about First Congregational Church in a two-session offering, Sunday, April 24 and May 1 from 12:15 – 1:30pm in the Learning Center. Light refreshments will be available. Those who wish to will then be welcomed into membership on Sunday, May 15. For more information, contact either Pastor Nanette or Paula Speight at 330-472-3932 or email: madbakersp8@gmail.comn

Installation of Pastor Nanette

Service of Installation for Reverend Nanette Pitt 20th Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Akron Sunday, April 17, 2016 One Worship at 11am Followed by Dinner in Fellowship Hall Please join us in celebrating the installation of our Senior Minister, Reverend Nanette Pitt. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or the church office by April 10. You may also call the…

Praying about Addiction this Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Ash Wednesday is named for its central ritual – the imposing of ashes on the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross. This cross is a penitential symbol that reminds us of our human frailty and, in light of that, of our need both for…

Congregational Budget Meeting

As we begin, I am requesting a few minutes of personal privilege as your Moderator. Ordinarily, I would offer a “state of the congregation” report at our annual meeting in May. Given the number of things that are happening, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of these things with you now. A mere five months ago, our…