VBS July 28 - August 1

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Coming this summer…the adventure begins!



5:30-8:00 PM

(5:30 p.m. – Dinner / 6:00 p.m. - VBS Classes)


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2014 Dr. Hudson Golf Outing

By Julie Brandy

Healthy churches publicly honor their young people every chance they get. In the annual giving of our Dr. Hudson Grants,
we have the opportunity to do so. The Dr. Hudson Grant is given in the spirit of Dr. Hudson, the main character of Lloyd C.
Douglas' classic novel, Magnificent Obsession. This fund is supported by donors who give their money "in secret" and
through funds raised at our annual golf outing. This year we will be able to give an estimate of $6000 to the Dr. Hudson
Grant Fund!

This year's Dr. Hudson Golf Outing, held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, saw - 7 foursomes played 18 and 3 foursomes played
9. In addition, we had 24 who joined us for a wonderful dinner for a total of 64 participants! It was a perfect day for golfing,
cooking, visiting, and eating - no rain, humidity or high temperatures. Maplecrest Golf Club was in great form and made us
feel at home.
The winning foursomes were:

18 Holes:  1st Place Team: David Opfer, Dean Opfer, Dan Baird, Jeff Berner
                    2nd Place Team: Mark Hornak, Terry Stan, Trevor Stan, Garret Stan
                    Last Place Team: (and proud!) Julie and Bill Brandy, Ellsworth Poole

9 Holes:   1st Place Team: Pam and Ron Bof, Mike Brink, Mark Kucheman
                   2nd Place Team: Kevin, Alex, Ben, and Nick Speight
                   3rd Place Team: Tracey Lynn, Karen King, Jay Hershey

Events also included a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and the Annual Putting Contest. Todd Riley won the Putting Contest and
received a brand new trophy. He needs to return next year to defend his title. Other prize winners were: Longest drive -
Men: Jeff Berner; Longest drive - Women: Laura Bishop; Closest to the pin: J.R. Conti; Longest Putt: Dean Opfer.
Funds are also raised through Hole Sponsorships and Larry Becker, and Joan and Don Lastocy did a great job in soliciting
our hole sponsors. This year's sponsors were:

Dr. Hudson
2013 New Members
Akron Life
Benjamin & Trevorrow
Phyllis Berry
Bishop Financial
Sandy & Paul DiMascio
Golden Rule Consulting

Jay Hershey
The Interlake Steamship Company
The K Company
Kathy Johnson & Ed Wickline
Bud & Linda Marston
Pat McKay - Amer Insurance
Midcap & Co.
Dr. Alfred L. Nicely
Pastoral Search Committee
Lola Rothmann
Susan Rothmann
Shear Comfort Landscape, Inc.
State Chemical
Tasty Pure Foods
Jim & Cherie Vaughan
Lee & Art Wallach
West Hill Consulting & Construction

Thank you to all who donated prizes, items for the Silent Auction, and food for the dinner. Rich Perrin and Julia Zeber did
a GREAT job organizing the food for the dinner and providing the lunch at the turn for the golfers. A BIG thank-you goes to
Mark Hornak and David Opfer who co-chaired the committee and to Paul Anderson and Chip Houghton who were the grill
masters for the dinner.

Thank you to the 2014 Dr. Hudson Golf Scramble Committee: Mark Hornak, Dave Opfer, Debbie Anderson, Debbie Graef,
Jay Hershey, Larry Becker, Chip Houghton, Paul Anderson, Julia Zeber, Rich Perrin, Bill Brandy and Julie Brandy.

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18 Hole 1st Place Team:
Jeff, Dean, Dan & David
18 Hole 2nd Place Team:
Trevor, Garret, Terry & Mark
9 Hole 1st Place Team:
Pam, Ron, Mike & Mark
 9 Hole 2nd Place Team:
Kevin, Ben, Alex & Nick

Welcome to First Congregational Church

God is not waiting for us to be perfect.  God is waiting for us to listen.  And when we do listen for God he can talk to us through anyone, anywhere, and anything, at anytime.  We are a church made up of people, young and old, who believe the living Spirit of Christ is present in anyone, including you, and is dying to come out in the form of forgiveness, new life, and joy.

We are Akron's youngest-thinking church that also happens to be its oldest.  We were founded in 1833 and today we continue to grow in Christ's love as well as membership.

We worship on Sunday mornings and our true service is acted out the rest of the week.

We look forward to seeing you!  Remember, to God a thousand years is the blink of an eye and the laughter of a child is eternity.  Check us out; you will find a church full of men, women and children who know how to laugh together, and, when necessary, cry together.  And we try to do it all in the name of the living Spirit of Christ.

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