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 form.

vegetables

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 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.

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 get involved and when the next auditions will be held. They rehearse at church at various times during the week, Saturdays & Sundays in Spahr Center.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

If you would like to join or get more information about the Happy Ending Lyric Players contact Kelley Perincone through the form below.

Basketball

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 the help that can make the difference
• Heads-up can bring a new outlook with hope and new ideas
• Heads-up introduces you to faith and Christmas
• Tutoring Junior High, High School or College Prep
• Varying by age and need, from manners-that-matter to options after high school.
• Find a Friend to Mentor an ear, life counseling or referral those that can help. This can all lead to finding faith-levels: Junior High, Senior High School, College Prep
• Subjects: Math, Reading, English, Science
• One Hour/Week
• Number of Weeks TBD (based on needs)
• Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
• Consistent Tutor/ Student match

To get involved contact the Director of Youth Ministries, Jae Williams 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. 

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.

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.