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Stephen Ministries

Stephen MinistriesStephen Ministries is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization draws its name from St. Stephen. In the book of Acts, Chapter 6, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the days of the Apostles, caring ministry has been a hallmark of the Christian faith community—and is at the heart of what Stephen Ministries does. To learn more about Stephens Ministries visit their website. If you need help or would like to help others contact Mari Schroeder Jenkins through the form below.

If you need help working through depression, grief or a loss our Stephen Ministers have been trained to provide one-to-one Christian care to people who are hurting. We also can help with a cancer diagnosis and some of the next steps. We have a book for people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones, helping them navigate the challenges ahead. Complete the form below to have one of our trained grief counselors contact you to help.

The Stephen Ministers meet Wednesdays at the church from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Livingstone Room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

East Side Ministry

Assist in the East Side Ministry program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This group meets at FBC each Sunday from September – May.  You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.

Feeding the Hungry

Mission Outreach Opportunities

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.

Serve a Meal to the Homeless

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.

Join Others Gardening in the FBC Hunger Garden

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.

Learn more about our Nicaragua Missions

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.