Christmas Nativity Pageant

One of First Baptist Church’s most beloved annual traditions, our living nativity brings to life the Christmas story into our sanctuary with a large host of live animals, choirs, soloists, musicians and the newborn baby Jesus. The church fills up as we celebrate with traditional hymns and new selections of music, as we participate together in the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hunchback of Notre Dame LogoProduction Run: April 13 – 22nd

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical based on the 1831 novel of the same name written by Victor Hugo with songs from the 1996 Walt Disney Animation Studios film adaptation.

The musical premiered in 1999 in Berlin, Germany as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (“The Bellringer of Notre Dame”). It was produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, the company’s first musical to premiere outside the U.S. It ran for three years, becoming one of Berlin’s longest-running musicals.

The musical relies on a series of musical leitmotifs, which are reprised either instrumentally or vocally. Each of the central characters has a theme (“Out There” for Quasimodo, “God Help the Outcasts” for Esmeralda, “Hellfire” for Frollo, and “Rest and Recreation” for Phoebus). “The Bells of Notre Dame” acts as a narrative device to tell parts of the story.Come One! Come All! Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for!

AUDITIONS!

Join the Happy Ending Lyric Players for their 2018 Season! We are hosting auditions for our spring production of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame! All roles available.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical selection of your choice. Have your sheet music printed and ready for the accompanist. NO ACAPELLA AUDITIONS. Please reach out to Kelley Pernicone or Mason Stewart through the form below with any questions you may have.

Directed by Mason Stewart

 

Unified Together In Worship

“TOGETHER IN WORSHIP”

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!”

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.

Chancel Choir

If you would like to sing in the Chancel Choir led by Dr. Robert Schneider, they rehearse Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary and in the Choir room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

If you would like to join or need more information about the Chancel Choir contact Dr. Robert Schneider through the form below.

Praise Team

Praise Team

If you would like to sing with the Praise Team they rehearse at the church from Saturdays from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Check the calendar to verify dates and times.
If you would like to join or get more information about the Praise Team contact Dr. Bob Schneider 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.