Hero Headquarters is having a FREE FUN Family Movie Night out under the stars in Tressler Courtyard (check out a 360˚ view). This open air courtyard is completely enclosed on all four sides so it provides a safe and private area perfect for kids to have fun without any worries from their parents. Bring your sleeping bags and chairs to get super comfy. You and the kids will both enjoy the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” which is rated PG and is about a terrier named Max and how his quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Even if you have seen this one I bet you haven’s seen it in the great outdoors. That’s not it, there will also be activities, a Bible story, s’mores, popcorn and so much more!
Date: August 4, 2017
Time: 7PM -10PM
Place: Tressler Courtyard in the center of First Baptist Church
Movie: The Secret Life of Pets
Have a question? Ask Carly-
Wednesdays 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”
Breads by Carol
Youth Dept. Eggs, Milk, Cheese
Our Famers Market is seven years old, the goal is bringing the community to FBC where fellowship takes place, everything we sell is organic. We have a play area for Children and from time to time we have live music.
For more information contact Jae Williams through the form below-
Each week vendors and items for sale vary depending on weather and product availability.
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 Children.
Each Sunday morning the 10 AM service will be preceded by a 9:30 AM Gathering Time in the Courtyard at which coffee, tea, bagels, donuts, and/or other tasty delights will be available until 9:55 AM (stopping then to enable you to go into the Sanctuary for the service). An enhanced Coffee Hour in the Courtyard will follow each Sunday service.
Each Sunday will have a theme designed to offer some diversity in the focus of the service. The theme for the first four Sundays in the “Together in Worship” season are as follows:
10 AM Sunday, June 11 – Format Introduction Sunday – Prepare to be Surprised!
Wear your mismatched clothes because it is God confidence month. This is a day to get used to the new starting time, and some innovations to the general format of the service.
10 AM Sunday, June 18 – “Wacky-Tacky-Tie” Day
Wear your most outrageous neck tie or scarf. Tacky Ties will be available if you don’t have one.
10 AM Sunday, June 25 – Support your Favorite Sport Team Day
Wear bright colors or your favorite sports team wear.
10 AM Sunday, July 2 – Red, White and Blue Day
Dress in your best red, white and/or blue outfits to celebrate the birth of our nation. Special patriotic music will be featured.
Lots of other themes are being considered for the balance of the summer. Prepare to be surprised and grati-fied each Sunday by innovations that will enhance your worship experience. We will have a picnic after service.
“TOGETHER IN WORSHIP!”
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.
Rev. Kregg Burris will lead us in a brief communion service then it’s off we go to serve!
Information and sign-up sheets will be available in Swasey Tower. Find a project that you would like to do and sign up at church. Question? Ask Fran Leanza and Nanci Ruhoff for more information or email them through the form at the bottom of this page.
NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD COLLECTION
This group will walk the neighborhoods near FBC collecting food items for Family Promise and for the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church. The FBC Boy Scout troop will assist by distributing fliers, in advance, to the homes we will be visiting. Please bring your own water bottle, rain gear, stroller and especially wagons.
Project Leaders: Laura Leanza Preston and Steve Bopple
Project designed for: This is a great project for any age; infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults. There is no limit to the number of participants, the more the better!
JUDSON HYMN SING WITH RESIDENTS
This group will travel to Judson Retirement Center for a hymn sing. We will go to several sections of the nursing care facility to sing familiar hymns with the residents.
Project Leaders: Bob Schneider
Project designed for: Anyone who enjoys singing the old familiar hymns and in so doing bring a smile to the faces of these older people. You do not need to be a great singer, the words and music will be provided, just bring along a great spirit. This project is limited to 25 participants.
RUST BELT COMMUNITY GARDEN
Come help created a useful green space in our city. As we work together at a Cleveland Community Garden, located at 1407 E. 40th, Cleveland. The team will be weeding and thinning the garden to prepare the ground for planting. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, work gloves, kneeling pads, weed wackers, & small hand shovels.
Project Leaders: Jane Pernicone and Todd Rogers
Projects designed for 12- 15 people; youth and adults, children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS NEIGHBOR IN NEED
Springtime brings vegetables to plant, weeds to pull, and beds to mulch—and FBC can help.
Project Leaders: Charley Cicco and Phil Ruhoff
Project designed for: 5-8 people; older children, youth and adults
Come join with families living at nearby Family Promise in a morning of fun projects with mom and children. A cooking project, crafts, games and stories are planned..
Project Leader: Angela Fielding
Project designed for 10-12 people; children, youth and adults
MEN’S SHELTER AT 2100 LAKESIDE
First the group will sort the donations from the congregation then make a the delivery to the shelter. Participants will have an opportunity to visit the shelter, the largest in Ohio.
Project Leader: Kevin Bouyer
Project designed for: 6-8 people; men, women and youth ages 16 an up
MULCHING FBC GROUNDS
Many hands will be needed to spread mulch on the many beds on our church grounds. Please bring a wheelbarrow if possible as well as work gloves and a rake.
Project Leaders: Ed Szalay and Steve Rosen
Project designed for: Ambitious children, youth and adults, many hands are needed
FBC HUNGER GARDEN PLANTING
This year our garden is again being opened to neighbors in our community as well as FBC people who would like to have their own plot. Some of all produce grown goes to the Hts. Hunger Center. Come and help get things started. Gardening experience is not needed.
Project Leader: Tobili Sam-Yellowe
Project designed for: 8-10 people; older children, youth and adults
WHITE CROSS BANDAGES
Currently bandages are being sent to the Congo. The Fireside Room will quickly be transformed into what looks like a small factory: some ripping sheets, some running sewing machines, some rolling strips into bandages and everyone laughing, talking and having a fun. Please bring scissors suitable for cutting material.
Project Leaders: Anne Eickmann and Jean Britton
Project designed for: Older children, youth and adults, there is no limit to the number of participants to help with this project, the more the merrier!
BABY LAYETTES FOR EXPECTANT MOMS IN RURAL NICARAGUA
Our FBC summer mission team will be delivering these items this summer. Come and learn a little more about this beautiful but very poor country as we put together gifts for new moms
Project Leaders: Jessica Chapman-Martinez and Nancy Wheaton
Poject designed for: 10-15 people; older children, youth and adults
SORTING AND BOXING UP CLOTHING FOR WOMEN LIVING IN A SAFE HOUSE FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND A HALF-WAY HOUSE FOR WOMEN IN RECOVERY
For this project will involve sorting clothing that will later be delivered to agencies sponsoring the facilities for women.
Project Leaders: Joan Mihelich and Paula Bradley
Project designed for: 10-15 people; older children, teens and adults
PREPARING A NO-COOK DESSERT FOR A CALVARY MEAL
An easy sit-down task of putting together a dessert for our next guests at Calvary church.
Project Leaders: Judy Donley and Chuck Cicco
Project designed for 6-8 people; children, teens and adults
If you enjoy being in the kitchen this project is for you. Help set up the tables, fire up the grills and help cook a delicious lunch. Report for duty to Head Chef, Faith Arnold in the main kitchen by Fellowship Hall. Help will also be needed to wash dishes after the lunch.
Project Leaders: Faith Arnold and Benne Christian
Project designed for: 10-12 people; older children, youth and adults
NURSERY IS OPEN
Our nursery will be open as usual for babies and toddlers with care being provided by the regular Sunday staff. Please sign up if you plan to use this service.
DONATIONS NEEDED IN ADVANCE TO MAKE OUR DAY A SUCCESS
JOSEPH HOUSE CLOTHING BANK for recent refugees coming to Cleveland
Needed are children’s clothing and shoes in good condition. Please limit donations to summer and fall items. New underwear and socks are also needed.
RENEE JONES EMPOWERMENT CENTER for victims of human trafficking
Women’s clothing and shoes in good condition; summer dresses, skirts, slacks, blouses, jackets, light weight coats and especially back to work clothes. New under garments are also needed.
The following items are needed for families as they make a fresh start in their own apartments; soaps, cleaning supplies, foil, wax paper, lunch bags, toilet paper, sponges, new kitchen towels, hot pads as well as personal hygiene products for teen girls and women.
MEN’S SHELTER AT 2100 LAKESIDE
Books, recent magazines, devotional booklets, puzzle books and reading glasses from the dollar store. Washable Men’s clothing; jeans, t-shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, rain gear and shoes. New socks and underwear is greatly appreciated. Also gym bags and back packs as the men need to carry all their belongings with them during the day.
FOR WHITE CROSS BANDAGES
Old sheets of any size, any color, or any design are needed. They will be ripped and rolled into bandages
COLLECTION BASKETS CAN BE FOUND IN THE FAIRMOUNT HALL
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 fight hunger!
WHAT? The Run/Walk for Hunger is a 5K run or walk through Downtown beginning and ending at Great Lakes Science with music, refreshments and entertainment for the entire family. The Hunger Network has partnered with Hermes Cleveland to create a professional run experience for participants that will include shutting down the streets of Downtown Cleveland for a scenic route that all runners and walkers will enjoy.
WHEN? The Run/Walk for Hunger will take place on Saturday, May, 13, 2017 at the Great Lakes Science Center. Late Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. Our Run/Walk for Hunger Kick-Off Celebration hosted by Cleveland 19 News begins at 9:00 AM with breakfast, entertainment and more!
WHY RUN/WALK? The Hunger Network distributes over 75% of the emergency food in Greater Cleveland. Over 60,000 people receive emergency food at one of the Network’s hunger centers and hot meal sites each month and 41% of those served are children. Every $1 raised at the Run/Walk for Hunger can be leveraged to provide 4 nutritious meals to feed those in need!
OUR PARTICIPANTS Over 2,000 individual walkers and teams of 10 or more participate each year to help raise money in an effort to stomp out hunger right here in Greater Cleveland. Walkers who raise $30 or more earn an official Run/Walk for Hunger T-Shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraiser teams, individuals and fastest runners.
PARTICIPATE! To participate in the 29th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, volunteer, walk or run on our team contact Karen Gill through the form below.
The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families, and by actively participating in a coordinated community response to people in need.
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.
Participate in Faith in Action Sunday
Join others on the first Sunday in June for a day of service projects both at FBC and in our community. For more information, please email Fran Leanza.
Make a Delivery to the Bethany Baptist Hunger Center
Help deliver food to the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church at 1211 East 105th St. For more information, contact Barbara Baus.
Assist in the East Side Ministry program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
This group meets at FBC each Sunday from October-May. You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.
Support P.A.D.S. (Pride Among Daughters & Sisters)
This newly non-profit organization was started by our own FBC member, Delesia Robinson. The mission of PADS is to provide hygiene products to underprivileged teens & women and to promote pride, dignity and confidence. To learn more about this ministry and to help with any contributions, please contact Delesia Robinson. For more info visit www.prideamongdaughters.org
Help Assemble Thanksgiving Food Baskets
During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving we ask for donations of non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, fruits, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, jello, cake mix etc. Come join the fun on the Monday before Thanksgiving in sorting donations and assembling food baskets for families in need. Please contact Fran Leanza for more information.
Christmas Giving Tree
Through the FBC Giving Tree, you can participate in our Christmas Angel Program by buying a oersonal gift for a young child living in transitional housing or in shelters sponsored by the Family Promise Organization. For further information please contact Fran Leanza.
AMOS Health & Hope
Since 1967 our church has supported missions in Nicaragua. We began by commissioning missionaries Rev. Dr. Gustavo and Joan Parajon who were Ministers of the First Baptist Church of Managua and also began several health initiatives that have transformed the country’s health care system. Following in their footsteps, Drs. David & Laura Parajonare continuing the health missions, now called AMOS Health & Hope,a Christian Public Health organization that serves impoverished rural communities. Each year FBC sends a team to support AMOS and in the past have provided earthquake, hurricane, and flood relief, and projects to provide clean, safe drinking water in rural communities.
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 form.
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 Emergency Food Center located at Disciples Christian Church. A nice variety of herbs and vegetables are planted each year by members of the church and friends from the community. Some of the vegetables and herbs planted include Tomatoes, Collard Greens, Kale, Carrots, Summer Squashes, Lettuce, Peppers, Corn, Okra, Cabbage, Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks, Onions, Bok Choy, Green Beans, Celery, Parsley, Eggplant, Basil, Sage, Cilantro, Marjoram, Tarragon and Fennel.
We donate hundreds of pounds of food to the Heights Emergency Food Center at Disciples Christian Church. We need volunteers to help plant, tend and cleanup the garden. If you are interested in helping out, contact Tobili Sam-Yellowe through the form below.