Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each year we celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remember the call to continue the work of seeking justice and bringing healing in our world.

Join us on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at our 9am and 11am worship services for a special commemorative worship service and an inspiring message. Morning worship is only available virtually at this time on our YouTube channel.

This year, First Church will be hosting the ecumenical and interfaith City of Akron Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at 5pm (musical devotion beginning at 4:45pm) both in person and virtually at https://bit.ly/MLKCelebrate. Featuring an awards ceremony and keynote speaker, Ms. Angela Cornelius Dawson, Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, this event will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. All singers are welcome to participate in the Community Choir performance by joining a rehearsal at 4pm in the Upper Room that same day.