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.


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.


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.

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.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

Christmas Gift

Christmas Gifts You Can Share With Neighbors In Need

The need continues for us all to share with our neighbors. Please plan now on how you can help fill the “GIVING TREE.” Parents and grandparents, here is an opportunity to help your children experience the joy of Christmas through giving. Gifts can be placed under the tree starting Nov.27

Here are ways to spread some Christmas joy.

Fairhill Partners

Grandparents raising grandchildren or in some cases, great-grandchildren will truly appreciate your help in providing Christmas gifts, especially for those with stretched budgets. Have fun being a secret angel for one of these grandparents. Just ask Stephanie FallCreek about this program and the joy your gifts will bring.

What you can give:

Check the poster by the tree and choose a child/name to purchase a gift for. Sign your name on the poster so we know who is shopping for that child. The gift you give needs to be under $20. The poster will give you the name of a child, the age, and a suggested gift. Return your wrapped gift clearly marked with the child’s name to the big box under the tree labeled “FairHill” by Sunday, December 10.

Family Promises

Parents living at Family Promise will enjoy going to this temporary store, set up in Their activities room, to choose fitting gifts for their children. There will also be an opportunity for kids to shop for their parents. FBC member April Shepard can tell you the excitement she saw when she delivered your gifts last year as the volunteers, staff, and residents were setting up the “store.” Your donations were truly filling a need.

What you can give:

Mittens, multicultural dolls, cars & trucks, board games, card games, art & school supplies, action figures, puzzles, learning toys, nail polish, baby items, bead and jewelry kits and sweaters of all sizes and for parents, gifts of calendars, daily planners, alarm clocks, and umbrellas. Please place your gifts in an open gift bag, marked “Family Promise” and leave it under the tree by Sunday, December 10.

Hunger Center At Bethany Baptist Church

Think about some of the foods you will need for your holiday meals and buy a few extra things for a family in need. David Cumming will be glad to tell you what they see each month when they deliver your donations as our neighbors in need line up for their bag of groceries.

What you can give:

Soup mixes, canned soups, canned vegetables and fruits, cereal, stuffing, rice, pasta, cake and cookie mix, peanut butter, jam, raisins, pie filling, Jell-O and pudding mix, tea, coffee, hot chocolate mix, etc., can be brought in by Sunday, December 10.

2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter

The staff at the men’s shelter has asked for our help in providing socks, shoes, and boots. Please check your closet for gently worn shoes, boots, and coats. Pick up some warm socks at your local discount store. These men are out walking every day in all kinds of weather so let’s all help to keep their feet warm.

What you can give:

New socks and gently worn shoes, boots, and coats can be placed in the box marked 2100 Lakeside by Jan 7. Also, the men will truly appreciate your donations of clean, washable winter clothing.

Hot Meal Program At Calvary

Our guests coming to the January hot meal will be delighted with your gifts to brighten & warm their day. About 100 attend our meals so we hope that your generosity will make it possible for each guest to be given one item. Tina Marr and others who help serve each month can tell you how each item distributed, no matter how small, is appreciated.

What you can give:

Gloves, warm hats, and socks for men and women, handkerchiefs, ChapStick, soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, and brushes can go in the box marked Calvary by Jan 5. Toiletries in hotel sizes are acceptable.

Retired Ministers And Missionaries Christmas Offering

Many of these faithful servants worked for very low pay and truly appreciate this bonus gift at this time of year. This bonus check can make it possible for someone to buy a new tire for their car, travel to visit grandchildren or make a needed dental appointment.

What you can give:

You can make your check out to FBC and mark the memo “M & M” or place your contribution in the special envelope provided. This offering will be received through Jan 7.