Leadership Highlight

Mark Johnson

The day of service would not be possible without our Volunteer Team Leaders. Thanks, Mark, for your continued dedication and service to First Serve!

Reflection from Mark on his experience at First Serve: Going to church on Sundays refocuses my priorities and rejuvenates me for the week. But BEING the church sustains me! For me, First Serve is putting faith into action. Walking the path of Jesus is serving others in unconditional love. Life can be really hard. If I can make things easier or brighter for someone by showing them that a total stranger cares for them because they too are a child of God, then I want to do that.  


Interested in being a project leader for the 2022 Day of Service? Contact Sue Wimer or Kris Stoehr.

Meet our 2022 First Serve Summer Interns

Thanks to a grant from the Akron Community Foundation, First Serve has hired seven students to work on the First Serve Team this summer. These interns are from North High School, Hudson High School, and Copley High School. This is a tremendous blessing as we continue to foster and build relationships. Throughout the summer they will be completing projects at North High School, Akron Co-Op Farms, Harris-Jackson CLC, Rooted in Christ Community Church, Patterson Park, North Hill Community House, and Elizabeth Park, as well as preparing projects for the day of service on September 10, 2022.

Pictured: Ben (College Supervisor) HHS, Tania NHS, Brett NHS, Katie HHS, Chandra NHS, Ayah CHS, and Lillian HHS

First Serve Support Celebration

Come join us at The Trailhead at Cascade Lofts on August 18, 2022from 6-8 pm, for our 2nd annual celebration of the First Serve Fundraising Event. Enjoy appetizers, desserts, and drinks as we celebrate our volunteers and community partners, look ahead to our day of service, and raise needed funding. Last year’s event was a lot of fun and very successful! We look forward to seeing you all this year! More details will be coming.