The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Production Run: April 13 – 22nd The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical based on the 1831 novel of the same name written by Victor Hugo with songs from the 1996 Walt Disney Animation Studios film adaptation. The musical premiered in 1999 in Berlin, Germany as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (“The Bellringer of Notre Dame”). It was produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, the company’s first musical […]

Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Families in Need

Help is needed to achieve our goal in providing food baskets for about 30 families in need this Thanksgiving. Donate Food: collection boxes and baskets will be in the Fairmount Hallway starting Sunday, October 29 for canned fruits and vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, soup, pie filling, peanut butter, tuna, spaghetti sauce, boxes of cereal, instant […]

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Social Responsibility in the 21st Century – a Call to a New Generation

Several times a year the Cleveland Life Institute sponsors leaders to come and speak to the community about their experiences and training. This free presentation by Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. was sponsored by the Cleveland Life Institute in the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, Spahr Center His talk about “Social Responsibility in the 21st […]

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Operation Christmas Child

In this outreach program, you are asked to think “inside the box” through simple shoe boxes packed with gifts, necessities, toys, hard candy, hand-written notes and pictures that connect you with a child. Your gifts may be the very first present a child has ever received. Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas […]

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Abandoned Housing in Cleveland

Several times a year the Cleveland Life Institute sponsors leaders to come and speak to the community about their experiences and training. This free presentation by was sponsored by the Cleveland Life Institute. Guest speaker, Jim Rokakis – former Cuyahoga County Treasurer and current Vice President & Director of Thriving Communities of the Western Reserve Land […]

Sun Stand Still

Sun Stand Still

This Class, based on Sun Stand Still is lead by Marty Capers and Wendy Chaney in the Fireside Room. It will be held Sundays at 10:45 a.m. In Sun Stand Still, Pastor Steven Furtick challenged us to ask God for the impossible—to live, every day, with the same faith in the miraculous that we see in the Bible. […]

Kara Painting

An Artist’s Reception for Kara Hungate

Those magnificent paintings you have noticed in our FBC Fairmount Gallery were all produced by FBC member Kara Hungate, an accomplished artist, and art instructor. Representing several different media Kara has put together an eclectic and interesting show that we think you will greatly enjoy. Excerpts from Kara’s Artist Statement include the following: “A Native […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kairos Prison Ministry Cookies

Yearly, usually in September, we invite you to help support this ministry in which the impact has been incredible. One example is that there were at least six fights among inmates each month at the Ohio Trumbull County Jail. Now with the influence of Kairos, there has been just one a month. Let’s help support […]

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Red Hots Softball

The Red Hots really had some fun and some close games.  Well done team, you are amazing! We would love to have more FBC fans in the bleachers!   We had a great season and were almost league champion, 2018 is when it will happen. For more information on how you can play next season or […]

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Cleveland Life Institute

Our Leadership Program Cleveland Life Institute Uniqueness- Interactive, socially conscience, community active, experiential, practical, and powerful. Uniquely Designed Education Successful leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams and running organizations, but in inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions, and creating cultures of excellence. Our program is designed to challenge your current […]

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Summer FBC Farmers Market

Wednesdays, June through September 3pm – 7pm (setup time) 2pm  There is no charge for vendors. We have the following vendors: Chef Faith Kitchen Farmersville Soul food fixen Kiriba “Mom’s black beans soup” Bob’s produce Miks produce Breads by Carol Len’s Jewelry Beverly Jewelry Youth Dept. Eggs, Milk, Cheese James produce  Our Famers Market is […]

Unified Together In Worship

“TOGETHER IN WORSHIP”

Combined Services at 10 AM Sundays The combined worship services during the summer will be spiritually uplifting, innovative, and have broad opportunities for personal interaction and involvement. All of the creative talents of the church family will be involved over the summer including the Staff, Chancel and Bell Choirs, the Praise Team and Band, Youth and […]

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American Baptist Women’s Dinner

May 9th, 2017 at 6:00 pm Place: Mediterranean Party Center 25021 Rockside Road Bedford Heights, OH Please circle the date for the annual dinner meeting of American Baptist Women’s Ministries of Greater Cleveland.

Rummage Sale

B.A.M. Sale

BAM SALE IS COMING!! (Basement, Attic & More) We are going to have our annual BAM Sale this year in May, watch here for the date! We will have a SPECIAL SALE this year unlike the previous years… This year, instead of having items dropped off or picked-up from our FBC family, friends and neighbors, […]

Faith In Action

Faith in Action

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017 Work projects: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Celebration luncheon: 12:30 – 2:00 PM We’re Outta Here — our service begins! This is the 10th year that First Baptist Church has left the building for a day of community service, outreach and fellowship. Request more information about Faith in Action or sign up. […]

Women at Koinonia

FBC Women’s Retreat

Some thirty-plus years ago this wonderful tradition began! We welcome you to be a part of this memorable event as we gather at the Koinonia Camp and Conference Center near Madison, Ohio, about an hour from FBC.   The retreat is open to adult women, both members and friends of FBC. The fee is $35 […]

Run/Walk for Hunger

Each year we participate in the Run/Walk for Hunger which is the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s signature event taking place each May to raise funds and awareness to fight local hunger in Greater Cleveland. 2017 will mark the 29th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, and we hope you will join us as we get fit to […]

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Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization draws its name from St. Stephen. In the book of Acts, Chapter 6, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the days of the Apostles, caring ministry has been a hallmark […]

Clusters

Clusters are small groups that meet regularly to help define activities of the church. They typically meet at the church. To find out about joining a cluster, contact the church office at 216-932-7480 or click on the cluster to contact the Lay Leader for that group. Communication & Outreach: Lynne Liu Greeters, Welcome Center, Marketing, Communications Discipleship: […]

East Side Ministry

Assist in the East Side Ministry program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities This group meets at FBC each Sunday from September – May.  You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.

Feeding the Hungry

Mission Outreach Opportunities

There are literally dozens of other opportunities for people to serve. If you have a desire to be actively involved in the work of the church, please contact the church office at (216) 932-7480 or by email. Serve a Meal to the Homeless Participate in Faith in Action Sunday Join others on the first Sunday […]

Bethany Baptist Hunger Center

Help deliver food to the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church at 1211 East 105th Street in Cleveland. By collaborating with local agencies to maximize community resources. The Hunger Center Ministry provides food and household supplies free of charge to needy families on the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information on helping with the […]

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Men’s Study

The Men’s Study group meets Wednesdays at the church from 7:00 am – 8:00 am in the Fireside Room. Primetime offers a spiritual break mid-week – a chance to refresh your spirit and continue life-long learning.  This fall, three classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings for your to enjoy in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. […]

Serve a Meal to the Homeless

On the fourth Friday of each month, volunteers from FBC prepare and serve a meal to Cleveland’s homeless population at New Life at Calvary church on Euclid at E.79th street. You can help by preparing food in advance, or joining the team as they cook and serve.  For more information contact Tina Marr through this […]

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Hunger Garden

Each year the church plants a hunger garden. Our vegetable garden, located on the Shelburne side of our building, was started in 1992. In 2010, we opened the gardens up to our local community. Each gardener is responsible for their own plot and a portion of the weekly pickings will be delivered to the Heights […]

Chancel Choir

If you would like to sing in the Chancel Choir led by Dr. Robert Schneider, they rehearse Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary and in the Choir room. Check the calendar to verify dates and times. If you would like to join or need more information about the Chancel Choir contact Dr. Robert Schneider through the form below.

Praise Team

Praise Team

If you would like to sing with the Praise Team they rehearse at the church from Saturdays from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Check the calendar to verify dates and times. If you would like to join or get more information about the Praise Team contact Dr. Bob Schneider through the form below.

Handbell Choir

If you would like to play in the Handbell Choir they rehearse at the church on Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the balcony of the sanctuary. Check the calendar to verify dates and times. If you are interested in joining or need more information about the Handbell Choir contact Dr. Bob Schneider through the form below.

HELP

Happy Ending Lyric Players (HELP)

The Happy Ending Lyric Players is a group of volunteer actors and singers from the church and the community that rehearse throughout the year for their annual performance. The cast is chosen through auditions so if you act, sing or play an instrument and would like to join HELP Kelly can tell you how to […]

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Heads Up Basketball Program

Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Kregg F. Burris along with Rev. Judy Wismar Claycomb, Senior Pastor at Church of the Saviour are collaborating changing young people lives forever with the Heads Up Basketball Program! Adult Facilitators Needed: Referees, Concessions, Mission (3), Facilities, Volunteer Teachers, Mentors • Heads-up is a safe place, a spirit, an attitude, fun • Heads-up can bring […]

Couples

Couples Group

The Couples Group has social activities for couples periodically throughout the year and they meet in different members homes. If you are interested in joining the Couples Group or need more information contact Shayne & Daniel Brown through the form below.

Women's Retreat

Women’s Retreat

The FBC Women’s Retreat is a popular event each May. Women of all ages gather at the Camp Koinonia Conference Center near Geneva,  Ohio. They enjoy a Friday evening and Saturday as they sing, laugh, eat, study, and fellowship together in the beauty of nature. Check the calendar to verify dates and times. For more […]

Monday Afternoon Group (MAG)

The Monday Afternoon Group is a service club of women that meets the first Monday of each month in different members homes. If you are interested in joining the MAG group or need more information contact Fran Leanza through the form below.

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Red Hots Softball Team

If you would like to play ball with the Red Hots softball team they practice at the Cleveland Heights ball field. For more information or to join the team contact Jane Pernicone through the form below.

Camp Koinonia

Camp Koinonia has summer camp opportunities for children and teens all summer long. The camp offers swimming, horseback riding and hiking on trails in beautiful wooded hills. This is an American Baptist camp located near Geneva, Ohio. For more information contact Rev. Jeff Gordon through the form below. 

Urban Contemporary Ballroom

Urban Contemporary Ballroom is fun, rejuvenating, relaxing and easy to learn, it is a great forum for meeting new people and exercise. It has no barrier on age or size. Students of all ages are learning to master the dance. Once you are introduced to Urban Contemporary Ballroom, the interest immediately takes hold and there is […]

Junior Dance

Junior Dance

Junior Dance is Cleveland based and began in the 1940’s.  We offer social etiquette and dance classes for students in the fifth through seventh grades. The classes are taught by Mr. Patrick Navarro, former owner of American Dance Exchange and a certified international ballroom judge. Our Junior Dance classes start with 15 minutes of social […]

Yoga Classes Bring Balance to Busy Lives

Our relaxed yoga class has been meeting Mondays in Wheaton Center for the last 3 years. Our extraordinarily gifted instructor, Julie Schlemmer, teaches a vinyasa (flow) yoga class which focuses on alignment of the body, awareness of the breath and connection to spirit. Her teaching style incorporates the asanas (poses) with a bit of laughter […]

Guitar Lesson

Guitar Lessons

Brian Kozak has guitar lessons at the church Saturdays from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm in the Choir Room. If you would like to take guitar lessons or would like more information talk to Brian Kozak or contact the church office.

Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. If you or your child would like to be a part of this group, […]

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America or simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Today they continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. They are the preeminent leadership development […]

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

OA is open to everyone. No matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — OA has a solution. Would you like to learn more about Overeaters Anonymous visit their web site. If you would like to visit a meeting come to the church Sundays or Wednesdays from 7:00 […]

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. If you wish to learn more […]