IMPORTANT UPDATE


All in-person church related gatherings are canceled until further notice. Our preschool is in session and now enrolling for 2021-22. Click on the preschool tab above for more information.


If you are in need of help or support, contact Pastor Deb Rhinesmith at pastor@fairlawnwest.org or call 330-864-2179, extension 2.


Scroll down below for the latest inspirational video message from our church to you! Look for a new Worship Moment video every Sunday.

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A COMMUNITY IN CHRIST WELCOME TO ALL

We'd love to have you join us soon!



VISIT US

Sunday Morning Worship:

Look for our weekly Worship Moment below, posted every Sunday by 10 a.m.


Lent Discussion Groups:

Join us via Zoom 

(see links below)


FIND US

2095 W. Market St.

Akron, Ohio 44313

330-864-2179


ABOUT US

We are an Open and Affirming congregation dedicated to creating a welcoming environment

where all people can explore and deepen their Christian faith.


CONTACT US

If you have questions about our church, how to get involved in our ministries or simply need a place to turn for help, reach out on our Contact Us link.

OUR PASTOR WELCOMES YOU

"Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Fairlawn-West. Whether you're curious about our church or looking for an event or service, we hope you'll find what you're looking for. If you have any questions, I would love to connect with you. I can be contacted by clicking here!"

Rev. Debbie Rhinesmith


LEARN MORE ABOUT WHO WE ARE

With our church temporarily suspending most worship and activities, we are sharing these Worship Moments with Pastor Debbie and Music Team Leader Steve each week until we can once again gather together. We hope this will provide you with comfort and a time for reflection. To see previous weeks' messages, go to our Facebook page or https://vimeo.com/fairlawnwest.


For today's worship program, click here.

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Lent devotional announced

Our Lent daily devotional book is a wonderful companion on this spiritual journey through the chaos of our time, and toward the hope and resurrection of Easter.  Each daily mediation contains a short scripture, reflection and prayer, and a single word to carry with you throughout the day (a lovely and simple spiritual practice).  Let “Walking in the Wilderness” by Beth A. Richardson help you pause and connect with God, and bring deeper meaning to the joy of Easter.  To reserve a book, please contact Susan, secretary@fairlawnwest.org. Be sure to let us know if you will pick the book up at church, or prefer it be mailed to you. Suggested donation is $5. You can also purchase a digital book directly from Cokesbury or Amazon. Both our Tuesday and Wednesday Bible study groups will use this book throughout Lent. Click the link below to join our Zoom gatherings.

Tuesday 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Holy Week plans in works

Council and Pastor Debbie are exploring a number of ways in which our faith community can honor the events of Holy Week, and celebrate on Easter Sunday. Holy Week begins March 28, with Easter on Sunday, April 4. Watch for information about worship opportunities in next week’s email newsletter. 

Preschool now enrolling

Fairlawn-West Preschool has been serving families in Akron for more than 50 years! We are now registering students for the 2021-22 school year. Classes are available for ages 2 to Pre-Kindergarten. Click on the preschool tab at the top for more details.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN AKRON

We're working toward a better world through our ministries.



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Family Promise

We are a founding congregation of our local chapter of this program that seeks to keep homeless families together as they get back on their feet.


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Akron Safety Town

We founded and help organize this annual safety program held throughout the city for children entering kindergarten.


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Habitat for Humanity

For many years, we have been helping local families live the dream of homeownership.


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GapPacks for Resnik CLC

Our members support students in our neighborhood school by providing backpacks of food for weekends.

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