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Kindle Hope logoJust as a single candle can chase away the darkness, even one small act of kindness can make a difference in the world.  Following Christ’s command to ‘Be the Light’, First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, a historic 180-year Shaker Heights church, will initiate a grass roots acts of kindness campaign to serve others.  The month-long KindleHope campaign will launch on Sunday, April 29, during worship services at 9 am and 11 am, with a message about the campaign’s purpose and a special ceremonial lighting of ‘kindness candles.’

The church is not only on a mission to show love to others, but hopes that KindleHope will ignite a chain reaction of compassion in the community.  To celebrate the kindness campaign, the church has commissioned a dramatic lighting display of the exterior façade of the historic building, “We hope this colorful lighting scheme will remind everyone who passes the church to make the world a more beautiful place by spreading love and friendship,” Pastor Kregg Burris shared.“A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way.”

Let Your Love Shine

During this time you can let love shine!  Share your act of kindness by lighting a ‘kindness’ candle on our Kindle Kindness page. Just fill out the form and we will add it to our growing list along with a candle to celebrate.

Twilight Celebration Party

The campaign will close on Friday, June 2 with a twilight KindleHope celebration party beginning at 7:30 pm, featuring colorful luminary, special music performances, and free ice cream provided by East Coast Custard Company catering truck.  The party will be held on the Fairmount street lawn of the church, located at 3630 Fairmount Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

To learn more about how your acts of kindness can spread light in the world, please complete the contact form below.

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