Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Families in Need

May the spirit of Thanksgiving open your heart to share with others. We who have “enough” and even more than “enough” sometimes need to be reminded that there are those right in our own community who do NOT have enough. Fixed incomes, low incomes, unemployed, large families, illnesses, all may cause food emergencies. Please bring […]

Gospelcise

Gospelcise is a combination of and line dancing and routine aerobics to gospel music with instructor Belinda Haywood. Each dance is paired with a specific song to provide a spiritually uplifting cardio workout. All you need to enjoy this low impact workout is comfortable clothes and a bottle of water. Classes are only $5 each […]

Kairos Prison Ministry

Hello cookie friends and family.  A couple times a year we come together for this cause.  So many of you have been faithful cookie bakers for the residents in the past and we are grateful for all you have done.  We would be delighted if you could do so again.  We have 30 on our […]

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Summer FBC Farmers Market

Wednesdays, July through September 4pm – 7pm (setup time) 2pm  There is no charge for vendors. Come shop for freshness and have dinner with Faith’s Kitchen. Our Famers Market is seven years old, the goal is bringing the community to FBC where fellowship takes place, everything we sell is organic. We have a play area […]

Faith In Action

Faith in Action

One Sunday Each Summer We’re Outta Here — our service begins! This was the 11th year that First Baptist Church has left the building for a day of community service, outreach, and fellowship. Request more information about Faith in Action or sign up. Rev. Kregg Burris will lead us in a brief communion service then it’s […]

Run/Walk for Hunger

Each year we participate in the Run/Walk for Hunger which is the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s signature event taking place each May to raise funds and awareness to fight local hunger in Greater Cleveland. We will let you know when you can sign up to Run/Walk or you can Donate to help us reach our […]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical

The Hunchback of Notre Dame was a success! The cast, crew, musicians and everyone else that helped put on this production want’s to thank you for attending and your continued support of H.E.L.P. Mason Stewart & Kelly Pernicone – Happy Ending Lyric Players (H.E.L.P.) appeared on Channel 3 (WKYC) We the People talking about H.E.L.P. and their new […]

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Memorial Gardens in the Spring

In spite of several articles in Tower Tidings over the years about the FBC Memorial Garden, many folks are not aware of its existence. It’s not very visible along the church driveway parallel to Eaton Road at the east side of the Sanctuary but it is a delightful, small, commemorative area of the church property. […]

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Bell Choir

BELL RINGERS NEEDED! This spring we are bringing back the Bell Choir, one of Bob Schneider’s favorite music-making ensembles here at First Baptist! But we can’t do bell ringing justice without bell ringers. For a variety of reasons the ranks of the Bell Choir have been reduced, so we are looking for dedicated individuals, preferably […]

Camp Koinonia

6810 Cork Cold Springs Road Geneva, OH 44071—(440) 466-1278 We own it! Let’s Use It! Ownership of this magnificent 325-acre Christian camp is split evenly among the Cleveland, Akron, and Ashtabula Baptist Associations. Therefore, as a member of CBA First Baptist is a part owner. In years past First Baptist held an annual Saturday-Sunday weekend […]

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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are First Baptist Church members who have received special training to provide individual Christian care to those who are experiencing life challenges such as death, grief, divorce, job loss, etc.  Stephen Ministers have been serving in this caring mission at First Baptist Church since 2002. Stephen Ministry is confidential and free. Stephen Ministries […]

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 […]

Dr. Otis Moss Jr.

Social Responsibility in the 21st Century – a Call to a New Generation

Several times a year the Cleveland Life Institute sponsors leaders to come and speak to the community about their experiences and training. This free presentation by Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. was sponsored by the Cleveland Life Institute in the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, Spahr Center His talk about “Social Responsibility in the 21st […]

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Abandoned Housing in Cleveland

Several times a year the Cleveland Life Institute sponsors leaders to come and speak to the community about their experiences and training. This free presentation by was sponsored by the Cleveland Life Institute. Guest speaker, Jim Rokakis – former Cuyahoga County Treasurer and current Vice President & Director of Thriving Communities of the Western Reserve Land […]

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Cleveland Life Institute

Our Leadership Program Cleveland Life Institute Uniqueness- Interactive, socially conscience, community active, experiential, practical, and powerful. Uniquely Designed Education Successful leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams and running organizations, but in inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions, and creating cultures of excellence. Our program is designed to challenge your current […]

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 for a great time to recharge your batteries.   The retreat is open to adult women, both members and friends of FBC. There is a fee due with your registration form.   The program is filled […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Men’s Study

The Men’s Study group meets Wednesdays at the church from 7:00 am – 8:00 am in the Fireside Room. Primetime offers a spiritual break mid-week – a chance to refresh your spirit and continue life-long learning.  This fall, three classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings for your to enjoy in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. [contact-form to=’schneider.cleveland@gmail.com’ […]

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Handbell Choir

BELL RINGERS NEEDED! This spring we are bringing back the Bell Choir, one of Bob Schneider’s favorite music-making ensembles here at First Baptist! But we can’t do bell ringing justice without bell ringers. For a variety of reasons the ranks of the Bell Choir have been reduced, so we are looking for dedicated individuals, preferably […]

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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 […]

Couples

Couples Group

The Couples Group has social activities for couples periodically throughout the year, meeting in different members homes. If you are interested in joining the Couples Group or would like more information, contact Shayne & Daniel Brown using the form below. [contact-form to=’danielbrown@alumni.purdue.edu’ subject=’I am interested in the Couples Group’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

Women's Retreat

Women’s Retreat

The FBC Women’s Retreat is a popular event each May. Women of all ages gather at the Camp Koinonia Conference Center near Geneva,  Ohio. They enjoy a Friday evening and Saturday as they sing, laugh, eat, study, and fellowship together in the beauty of nature. Check the calendar to verify dates and times. For more […]

Monday Afternoon Group (MAG)

The Monday Afternoon Group is a service club of women that meets the first Monday of each month in different members homes. If you are interested in joining the MAG group or need more information contact Fran Leanza through the form below.

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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. [contact-form to=’jpernicone@firstbaptistcleveland.org’ subject=’I am interested in the Red Hots’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

Urban Contemporary Ballroom

Urban Contemporary Ballroom is fun, rejuvenating, relaxing and easy to learn, it is a great forum for meeting new people and exercise. It has no barrier on age or size. Students of all ages are learning to master the dance. Once you are introduced to Urban Contemporary Ballroom, the interest immediately takes hold and there is […]

Junior Dance

Junior Dance

Junior Dance is Cleveland based and began in the 1940’s.  We offer social etiquette and dance classes for students in the fifth through seventh grades. The classes are taught by Mr. Patrick Navarro, former owner of American Dance Exchange and a certified international ballroom judge. Our Junior Dance classes start with 15 minutes of social […]

Yoga Classes Bring Balance to Busy Lives

Our relaxed yoga class has been meeting Mondays in Wheaton Center for the last 3 years. Our extraordinarily gifted instructor, Julie Schlemmer, teaches a vinyasa (flow) yoga class which focuses on alignment of the body, awareness of the breath and connection to spirit. Her teaching style incorporates the asanas (poses) with a bit of laughter […]

Guitar Lesson

Guitar Lessons

Brian Kozak has guitar lessons at the church Saturdays from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm in the Choir Room. If you would like to take guitar lessons or would like more information talk to Brian Kozak or contact the church office.

Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. If you or your child would like to be a part of this group, […]

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America or simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Today they continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. They are the preeminent leadership development […]

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

OA is open to everyone. No matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — OA has a solution. Would you like to learn more about Overeaters Anonymous visit their web site. If you would like to visit a meeting come to the church Sundays or Wednesdays from 7:00 […]

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. If you wish to learn more […]