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Pride Festival and Equality March

Thank you to all our magnificent volunteers for organizing and running our booth, our marchers for representing First Church, and our Community Steelband for providing some awesome entertainment! Check out our Facebook page for photos from the day. Come represent and share God’s boundless love with the wider Akron community at the Akron Pride Festival…

Women’s March on Washington

Waking up in the middle of the night, showering and dressing quietly so as not to wake the rest of my household, I tiptoed onto the porch to wait in the unseasonably warm damp until I saw Sarah’s lights winking up the road as her car navigated the slick dips of the bricked street. On…

It’s Official: We’re Open & Affirming

Yesterday, in a beautiful show of the strength and grace of Christ lived out in our Congregational tradition, our church gathered at the end of worship, as part of worship, and adopted the proposed Welcome Statement with a 98% affirmative vote. Thank you to all who attended the meeting yesterday, everyone who participated in the learning opportunities offered over the past nine months…