Road to the Cross (Lego Crosses)

Road to the Cross

Saturday, April 1st –
We will have our cross building party! Everyone in the community is welcome to this fun free event.

On the Road to the Cross, is First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland’s Easter Project. We are building a life size cross and bridge made from Lego’s. Because we are a Christian environment designed with our children and youth in mind, who better to introduce the Life of Christ and the Road to the Cross to our children and youth. We invite all of the families in the community to join the fun!

Come and join us, and celebrate, the life of christ, as we take the road to the cross – building a life size cross made of legos.

On March 26, 2017 & April 5, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Is Our Family Bible Study Night!

First Baptist Church is supporting the “Road to the Cross Party” with two Family Bible Studies, studying the “Life of Christ” come an JOIN US!

Each child will receive a take home flyer with words of wisdom from those mature in the faith.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14 NLT)

For more information email Dr. Mary Jo Odom-Dull or call 216.932.7480

Robert Shaw

Free Robert Shaw Film

Robert Shaw

A Man of Many Voices

A film on the music, life and legacy of Robert Shaw.

7 pm Monday April 10th

Pre-Film Concert by Shaker Heights High School
Acappella Choir, Mario Clopton-Zymler, Director

This feature length documentary takes an in depth look at Robert Shaw as one of the world’s most beloved classical music icons, from his serendipitous introduction into the world of music, through the many challenges and remarkable success in his 60-year career. the film traces the journey of a small town California boy who planned to be a minister like his father, but instead became the greatest conductor of choral music the world has ever known.

At the heart of the film is the mystery of Shaw’s genius. With no formal musical training he achieved a stunning early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s great choral masterpieces. As Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Shaw changed the course of musical history through the many voices he set on fire with an enduring love of music.

This film is FREE and open to the public!

A freewill offering will be taken.

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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 web site. If you need help or would like to help others contact Mari Schroeder Jenkins through the form below.

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.

Book About FBC Architecture Available

“A Guide to the Symbolism, Stone, Wood & Glass of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland”

Betty Meyers is pleased to announce the publication of her new book, written with the assistance of Marcine Petrea. The 90 page, softbound book guides readers through an explanation of the symbolism of the church’s beautiful stained glass windows, stone and wood carvings, and is filled with photographs. The first printing quickly sold out, but a second printing is being planned, and copies should soon be available in the church office for a donation of $20.

Clusters

Clusters are small groups that meet regularly to help define activities of the church. They typically meet at the church. To find out about joining a cluster, contact the church office at 216-932-7480 or click on the cluster to contact the Lay Leader for that group.

Communication & Outreach: Lynne Liu

Greeters, Welcome Center, Marketing, Communications

Discipleship: Suzanne Blum

Discipleship Classes, PrimeTime, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Covenant Groups

Fellowship and Nurture: Tina DeBlaey-Cicco

Stephen Ministry, Deacons, New Member Orientation

Missions & Social Concerns: Tamara Turner

Stewardship: Tony Peebles

Property and Finance, Stewardship Campaign, Endowment and Audit

Worship and Fine Arts: G. Michael Skerritt

 

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

 

 

 

Bethany Baptist Hunger Center

Help deliver food to the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church at 1211 East 105th Street in Cleveland. By collaborating with local agencies to maximize community resources. The Hunger Center Ministry provides food and household supplies free of charge to needy families on the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information on helping with the deliveries contact Barbara Baus through the form below.

Delivering FoodFood Pantry