Red Hots Team Photo

Red Hots Softball

The Red Hots are 12-0 and we really had some fun, close games.  Well done team, but our job ain’t done yet!

We would love to have more FBC fans in the bleachers!

Red Hots will play team #4 The Away Team/I.C.B.

MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017 @ 7:45 pm  at field #7

Winners advance to the best-of-three game championship series on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Games times for the championship series will be
6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm (if necessary) as follows:
· Division I (Diamond #5)
· Division II (Diamond #6)
· Division III (Diamond #7)

WHEN we win on the 14th we will play 3 games against the winners of the other games on the 21st to determine the league champion.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm 

 

 
For more information or directions to get to the field to cheer on the Red Hots contact Karen through the form below –

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 and is due by May 1st along with your registration form. We will do our own dinner on Friday evening and the camp will serve breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Our menu will include healthy choices. When you register you will receive a list of what to bring including one item for our Friday meal. You will also receive a list of participants so you can form car pools.
 
The program is filled with moments of music, learning opportunities, reflection, campfire, nature exploration, prayer and fellowship.

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 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.

 

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.

Red Hots

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 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.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

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)!

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

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.