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 no looking back! No two couples are alike. Urban Contemporary Ballroom enables the dancers to incorporate elements from other popular dances as long as you include “the social” and the basic steps three count moves of Urban Contemporary Ballroom. This allows for extensive creativity and uniqueness. The music breathes life into the dance. It’s the interpretation between two people dancing with grace, elegance and sensuality that makes Urban Contemporary Ballroom a favorite of all.

Whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced there is a level for you to learn or perfect your dancing skills. There is also a Teach the Teachers Program.

The Detroit to Cleveland Connection Dance Institute offers LEARN 2 DANCE For Fun & Fitness, the new ballroom and original Chicago steppin’ at church on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is just $5 all night.

For more information visit their web site. You can also call Donald L Gardner III 216-288-4901, Thelma Williams 216-401-8440 or Jerry Rhodes 216-509-3208 or send them a message through the form below.

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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 etiquette covering topics such as cell phones, introductions, RSVP’s and helping a lady with her coat.  After the etiquette topic of the day, the students learn basic ballroom dancing skills.

There are eight classes a year held on Friday afternoon/evenings at The First Baptist Church In Shaker Heights in the Fellowship Hall.  The fifth grade class is held from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., the sixth grade from 5:45 p.m.  – 6:45 p.m. and the seventh grade from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information visit the Junior Dance web site or contact them through the form below.

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 to lighten things up. Julie believes that yoga balances us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

The yoga class meets Monday evenings at 6:15 pm. The cost is $50 per student for 6 weekly sessions or $10/class (all going to pay the instructor). Participants should wear comfortable clothes. You may bring a yoga mat. Julie adjusts the class to all who come, regardless of their prior yoga experience (or lack thereof)!

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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

Boy Scouts of AmericaThe 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, Boy Scout Troop 179 meets at the church on Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the Wheaton Center.

If you are interested in joining this troop or would like more information contact Steve Bopple through the form below.

Girl Scouts

Girl ScoutsThe 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 organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. If you would like to learn more about the Girl Scouts visit their web site.

This troop typically meets the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Check the calendar to verify the times and dates.

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 pm – 8:00 pm in the Montgomery Room.

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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 about Alcoholics Anonymous visit their website.

If you are concerned with a drinking problem stop by the church where the Attitudes of Gratitude AA Group meets Saturdays at 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm at the Wheaton Center.

There is also a group that meets on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm in the Fireside Room.

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