Youth Service Opportunities

Check out all of our ongoing and special service projects that your student can get involved in here at First Church. No need to be a church member to be involved! If you have any questions, please contact our Youth Minister to find out more information. Click on any registration for more details about individual opportunities!

Gennesaret Inc. Soup Kitchen, Akron OH

On the first Saturday of each month, join us in prepping meals and stocking the food pantry at Gennesaret Inc. in Akron! This ongoing opportunity is a great way to kick off the weekend serving and is open to High School and Middle School students. Expect to arrive at 8:30 in the morning and serve until around noon. Click below to register!

Cook a Meal for Grace House

One of our newest ongoing service opportunities! Cooking a meal for Grace House in Akron is a great way to directly serve those in need. Grace House is a home for indigent, homeless, and abandoned individuals who are transitioning to the end of their lives. A meal offers a simple way for our families to offer love to their neighbor.

High School Mission Trip; Appalachia Service Project

ASP is our longest running service opportunity! Open to all High Schoolers and invited adults – this annual mission trip offers participants a transformational week of service to the people of the Appalachia region. Projects can range from replacing a roof to painting a kitchen. Students come away with memories that influence how they see others forever.

Middle School Mission Trip; Week of Hope

Week of Hope are community service mission trips for youth. Students come alongside seasoned local ministries and nonprofits to make a lasting difference through meaningful community service. They’ll learn Christ-like empathy and compassion for others as they meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of disadvantaged children, youth, and adults.