We provide hands-on opportunities in a variety of programs. We invite you to get involved in serving others, perhaps in one of these opportunities:
Serve a Meal to the Homeless
On the fourth Friday of each month, volunteers from FBC prepare and serve a meal at Calvary Presbyterian Church to Cleveland’s homeless population. You can help by preparing food in advance, or joining the team as they cook and serve. For more information, use the contact form on the Serve a Meal page.
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 September – May. You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts. For more information, use the contact form on the East Side Ministry page.
Join Others Gardening in the FBC 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 Hunger Center located at Bethany Baptist Church. Tobili Sam-Yellowe, garden chair, can be contacted through the form on the Hunger Garden page if you are interested in being a part of our garden team.
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 Nancy Wheaton for more information.
Christmas Mitten Tree
Through the FBC Giving Tree, you can participate in our Christmas Angel Program by buying a personal gift for a young child living in transitional housing or in shelters sponsored by the Family Promise Organization. For further information please contact April Shepherd.
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.