Following worship at 9am and 11am, First Church will once again host the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on behalf of the MLK Celebration Coalition and the City of Akron. This event was a great success when we last hosted it in 2016, so please join us again in welcoming our neighbors and the wider community!
The event will feature a Community Choir singing Lift Every Voice and Sing. All singers are encouraged to join the same-day rehearsal in the Upper Room at 4pm.
A musical prelude will begin in the Meetinghouse at 4:45pm, and the event will begin at 5pm. Clergy are invited to process and to meet beforehand in the Fellowship Hall. The keynote address will be offered by Angela Dawson who serves as Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.