Archive for April, 2010

Walk to Stop Hunger

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Hunger is one small word that affects many people in Northeast Ohio. And we can help fight it. On May 2, 2010 the Akron First Seventh-day Adventist Church will join others in our community in a Walk to Stop Hunger. The Walk to Stop Hunger, organized by the Akron Area Interfaith Council, is a 2 ½ mile walk in support of feeding those who are hungry in our local community. The demand for emergency food assistance is at an extremely high level due to the economic situation and high rates of unemployment. The Walk to Stop Hunger will raise awareness of hunger in our community and raise money to help feed people through donations to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

How can you help? Volunteer to get outside, have fun, and join us for a walk on Sunday, May 2nd to stop hunger. Let Lela Brown or Tamara Franke know if you’d like to walk and represent our church at this event. The event will begin at 2pm on May 2nd with registration, followed by the walk at 3pm, and a soup social afterwards for all participants. Visit for more details.

Support your walkers! All walkers are collecting donations in support of their walk to stop hunger. Sign up to sponsor a walker on the sheets posted in the church lobby or talk to any participating walker. 100% of the money donated will go directly to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Every dollar counts. The Foodbank can purchase seven meals for every dollar donated! Help us fight hunger and feed people in our community.

Akron First Kindergarten is High Energy Fun

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

If you are looking for a lively group on Sabbath morning, look no further than the Kindergarten Sabbath School room. We generally have anywhere from four to eight 4 & 5 year-olds in attendance, and are pleased to now have several children from the Spanish church attending on a regular basis. Despite the language and cultural differences, all of our members have a common bond: unlimited energy! Whether they are singing, praying, learning about God through Nature Time, or listening intently to one of the exciting Bible stories, these kids do it with enthusiasm. As you can see, rarely can we get them stand still for a picture!

Our lessons for the month of April focus on the life of Jacob. It is so encouraging to hear them ask “what happens next?” when we end each week’s story. God is blessing our class, and we are so thankful for each of our Kindergarteners. If anyone is able to play the piano for our song service, please let Dave or Michele Keyes know!

Service Archives 04/24/2010

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Hometown Camp Meeting

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

The 2010 Hometown Camp Meeting is scheduled for June 18 and 19 in Wooster, Ohio. We invite you to come worship God under the pines of the OARDC John Streeter Garden Amphitheater in Wooster, Ohio, and experience our second old-fashioned, hometown, camp meeting. There will be wonderful music and sharing of God’s goodness. Pastor Clive Wilson, chaplain at Kettering College whose dynamic preaching has been a blessing at a number of our Adventist colleges and youth events, will be our devotional speaker. More details to come.

Service Archives 04/17/2010

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Service Archives 04/10/2010

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Ohio ABC Closed April 14-29

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The Ohio ABC in Mt. Vernon will be closed for remodeling April 14 -29. During this time you can still place orders for non-frozen/non-refrigerated food, books, or other products to be shipped to your home. Contact the ABC at 740-397-4675 or with any questions. Find the ABC online at and

The Happy Cow Food Store at the Akron First SDA Church will continue to carry a selection of canned and frozen vegetarian food products as normal during this closure. Additionally, at any time throughout the year, you can place special orders through The Happy Cow for any canned or frozen food items that the Ohio ABC carries. These orders are delivered to the Akron First SDA Church with no cost for shipping. Contact Tamara Franke (330-899-0431), visit us online at, or email us at for details. All proceeds from the The Happy Cow Food Store benefit Mayfair Christian School.

Service Archives 4/03/2010

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
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