Special Spring Weekend Services

Special Spring Service Times

Saturday evening service, March 23, 5:00 pm.   – featuring Summit Christian Church worship team.

The topic will be “The Call” from Matthew 4:19. The service will an informal, energetic time of worship and encouragement. All are welcome, especially those work or have other Sunday morning commitments.

Area Wide Good Friday Service, April 19th, — worshipping in conjunction with First Church of Christ, Barberton.

First Church is planning a prayer vigil throughout the day Good Friday which will culminate in a Worship and Praise event at 7:00 pm. First Church of Christ in Barberton will host the service. Leaders of both Compass Christian and First Church of Christ will participate leading the service.

            Charles Hahlen will speak March 23 and May 18th.   Good Friday will be a joint effort between ministers from both churches.

            Dennis Reynolds will speak at Compass on the Sundays following these special services:  March 24, April 21st(Easter), and May 19th

Easter Sunday, April 21st. First Church of Christ has invited the Compass Christian Church and the community to attend their Sunrise Service at 7:00 am on Easter morning followed by Breakfast in their fellowship hall. All are welcome!!!!

Saturday evening service, May 18, 5:00 pm.   – featuring Southwest Christian Church, Barberton worship team

The topic will be “Graceful Mathematics”. The service will an informal, energetic time of worship and encouragement. All are welcome, especially those work or have other Sunday morning commitments.

Finish 2018 Building Community

At Compass we put a big emphasis on Community.  Not just Community within our numbers — but also engagement within the larger Community of Akron / Kenmore.   To that end we work at participating in, advertising, and supporting where possible the activities in around our part of city,.  Check out the calendar of events below….

Each year the staff has a theme that we try to work into various parts of the programming and events we plan.  In 2019 our theme will be “The Color of Tears“.  Every person of any race, any background, an status, any gender has those times in which they shed tears.  No matter who or what we are — those tears are all the same color.  No distinction.   Our goal in 2019 is to anyone who is shedding tears find comfort and/or relief.  We realize we cannot dry every tear — but comforting one hurting soul is worth the effort.

Here are some other upcoming events surrounding Compass …….

  • November 20 / Tuesday 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  
    • This event is a joint effort of the churches sponsored by the Kenmore Ministerial Association.  More details coming soon.   We would like to see Compass 12 pies and/or cakes.
  • December 1 / 11 am – 3 pm Holidays on the Blvd.
    • Enjoy an early exposure to the Holiday season with various organizations lining the Blvd with booths, displays, and activities.
  • December 1 / 11am – 3pm Pokemon Go event.
    • Know someone who plays the Pokemon Go game?  Come explore the Blvd to experience newly created locations and characters put into the game just for this event.
  • December 1 / 3pm – 5pm Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts   
    • This group has been a popular draw throughout the summer programming on the Blvd. Come experience their special “Christmas Set” at the Rialto Theater.
  • December 2 / Afternoon: Time 2:30 pm.    Keeping the Beat with Kristin/ Music Recital. Kristin J. Marquis (keepingthebeat.net) will be presenting her students in a music recital hosted in the Compass auditorium.   Be watching for more details.
  • December 15 / Open Tone Closing Program for Fall Semester:Open Tone meets from 9 am – noon. We are working on final details, but tentative plans are for a Concert / Performance Recital about 10 am followed by refreshments in the fellowship Hall.  Donations of cookies or bottled water would be appreciated
  • December 24 / Christmas Eve. That day the Compass building will be open from 3 pm to 5 pm for anyone wanting to come in and spend some time in Prayer and Meditation.
    Southwest Church of Christ – Barberton:  service @ 6 pmFirst Church of Christ – Barberton: service @ 6 pm

Starting Sunday, December 2 we will have a mail box and table setup for Christmas Card exchange.  The idea is to bring in cards for fellow Compass attendees rather than mail them and put that money toward the work of Compass Christian.  Be watching for the mailbox and distribution materials to appear. 

Father’s Day “Guys’ Day In” Special Service: June 17 @ 10 am Gifts all men & lunch @ 11:30 am

Spring and Summer Events / Compass Christian Church

We wanted to include here several events and activities taking place either at Compass or in other nearby venues.

Here are some upcoming events in the area that may be of interest!

  • Wednesday March 28 / Our True North small group meeting @ 6:30 pm will be using the material “NOT A FAN” by Kyle Idleman. Feel free to join us for this study of how to grow deeper in our discipleship.  If you would like to have a copy of the student journal please let Charles know.  This group meets in the prayer room.
  • Tuesdays @ noon – The Brown Bag lunch group is currently studying the Restoration Movement and the role of the Bible in this movement. Hey meet in the South Wing of the church building.
  • Thursdays @ 6 pm – True North Bible Study is meeting at the church building in the Prayer Room. Everyone is welcome to join.
  • April 1 / Easter Sunday:   Invite friends, families and neighbors!  We will be looking at the topic of Come Alive!!
  • April 19 / 7:00 pm Hillsong Worship presents the THERE IS MORE tour @ Faith Family Church in North Canton, Ohio.  (just of I-77).  Text HILLSONGTOUR to 31996 for tickets or go to premierproductions.com.
  • ALL SUMMER LONG: Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp and Round Lake Christian Assembly both have a great selection of camps of youth of all ages (there are some adult programs as well).   If you have a child you would like to send to camp let us know.  We will help get you any information required and possibly help with Camp Scholarship $$.
  • June 10 / all day: The Great Grill Off @ the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio / Wooster, OH.  Of course, the highlight from the Great Grill Off menu is the Burger Contest, where you will have a chance to taste four different Certified Angus Beef ® brand sliders of your choice before voting for your favorite. Kids get two of their own burgers but can also choose an all-beef frankfurter instead.  They are extremely excited to be partnering with Wooster’s own Hartzler Family Dairy this year, and you should be extremely excited as well since that means attendees will be treated to some delicious Hartzler ice cream! Just be sure you clear your lunch plate first!  What’s a cookout without some chips? Frito-Lay will be providing attendees with a bag of chips with their meal! There will also have popcorn on hand!   http://greatgrilloff.com/taste-and-see/  for info and tickets
  • August 29 – September 8, 2018 / Amazon Boat Trip – Central Brazil Mission. Plans are in the works for Dennis, Connie, and Charles to make a medical mission trip to Brazil.   Details to come…..

As always:   we ask our readers to consider how YOU can become part this work taking shape in the Kenmore Community.   We need both churches and individuals: Contact Compass regarding the ways you can become part of work here!!!  [email protected] or call     330-571-1566.



Trick or Treat & Tunes — featuring Westward Road

Trick or Treat & Tunes

October 28, 2017

4 – 5 pm / Concert

Compass Christian Church

1900 East Avenue. Akron. Ohio. 44314

Indoor Trick or Treat for elementary kids — 3:15 pm – 3:50 pm

Costumes optional

Build His Kingdom Here Seminar

Compass Christian Church & First Glance Akron

Presents:    Build His Kingdom Here

We are offering a training on the Biblical framework for life on mission. This seminar will train you people to be effective ministers of the gospel in contexts which may be outside the of their own comfortable norm.

August 26, 2017  Registration (coffee and light snacks)     7:30-8:00  am

8:00-11:45 Session

Participants will identify and engage with 4 main themes:

Challenging Assumptions:   A context different than my own

Living on Mission:  Gospel centered lifestyle within my current context

Biblical Foundations & Directives:   Grounding all training in biblical truth

Empowerment :    Offering people a hand up, not a hand out

REGISTER TODAY: Include name, address, email, home church.

Email – KenmoreOffi[email protected]

Phone – 330-571-15667:30-8:00


Summer = Busy Days!!!

          One of the key “Compass Points” that make up the Key Values for Compass Christian is the idea of being as Engaged as possible in our community so that we can Serve them in Love while we continue to Worship as means of growing spiritually.  Over all we try to Navigate people to Jesus. 

                 Below are listed some ways that we are working to remain ENGAGED this summer in the Kenmore / Akron Community.


  •                                         SAFY of Akron/Canton:   Throughout the summer this local chapter of a national organization will be hosted in our building for training and other events.  Check the church Calendar. (CompassKenmore.com/events) for dates and information – or literature at the back of the sanctuary.  Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) is a national non-profit organization. Since 1984, we have been a leader in the provision of programs and services that improve the safety and well-being of families, children and communities. Our history formed our reputation as a quality Therapeutic Foster Care provider for youth unable to remain in their home of origin.    Today, our Model of Care provides community-based services for families and children who have experienced trauma and are at risk for or have experienced family disruption or out-of-home placement. Guided by our Mission to Preserve Families and Secure Futures, we care for more than 13,000 families and children each year, delivering a progression of care that provides a brighter today and strengthens families and children throughout their lifetime.

                                        Kenmore Community Days Parade:  May 27, 2017, 11 AM – we are registered to be in the parade again this year.  We need donations of candy (individually wrapped small items) that can be thrown to those along the parade route.  If you would like to walk the parade route with us please let Charles or Sarah know.


                                         Beginning Early June (after school ends) and running through the summer Compass will be one of the hosts for the Akron Summer Lunch Program.   We plan to serve free lunches to children under age 18 each day (Monday – Friday) at noon.  We can use volunteers to help with serving food and clean up each day.  If you are interested please contact Sarah Draime or Chrissy Simms.


                                         Project Shine:  This is a teen mission trip that is sort a “stay-cation” style event.  Teens from around the area come to Kenmore and other Akron sites to do work projects.  This is a co-operative effort involving several Kenmore Area churches and some others in the Greater Akron Area.  Compass is offering the opportunity for adult volunteers to assist this year.  One day or several – all help is welcome.   Week of June 18 and Week of June 25.   Details to come later.


                                          ASPIES are still hosted here at Compass.  We are pleased to see this support group for families affected by Autism making a community impact at to be a part of it through providing space for them to meet.

Easter @ Compass

Good Friday:  1-3 PM

Open time of Prayer in the auditorium.   Come and go as you please.  There will be devotional thoughts provided or simply pray as you wish.

The minister will also be available if you desire for him to join you in prayer.

Easter Sunday Continental Breakfast  9:15 Am

In our fellowship area at the back of the sanctuary we will have muffins, bagels, fruit, coffee, juice and fellowship!

Come early for service and join in a great time together.

Easter Sunday / Compass Sunday Morning   10:00 AM

We will continue our Series:  Catalytic Questions.   This week we will explore the question — Who do you say that I am?

We invite everyone to join us on this special day for a time of prayer, praise, study and reflection on the meaning of this special Sunday

Start 2017 with Compass Sunday Mornings…

Join us for Compass Sunday Mornings this Winter and early Spring neighboring

10 AM every Sunday

We will look at various ways the scriptures teach us to be Good Neighbors in our world.

Sermons Series will include:


FREEDOM! in Christ

Catalytic Questions


Coming to Compass!! Don’t Miss This!