Entries by Greg Beckner

Sweeny Todd presented by Happy Ending Lyric Players

*We do not pre-cast, all roles are available!* Please prepare 32 bars of a song of a similar style. Be prepared with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading. Audition Dates: January 19th 2pm-5pm January 20th 1pm-4pm January 21st 7pm-9pm Callbacks (If Needed) January 23rd […]

Brass Band of the Western Reserve Concert

Sunday, January 27th, 3:00 p.m. “We’re forming a band and we’re aiming high!” was the message sent out to local brass players and percussionists in 1997 when it was discovered that the experienced and successful British brass band director, Dr. Keith M. Wilkinson, was residing in north-east Ohio. That these ambitious sentiments have been amply achieved […]

Jazz-Poetry Night Returns!

7:30 PM Friday, February 15, 2019 Yes, we are bringing back the very popular Jazz-Poetry Night to First Baptist. The original format of alternating poetry readings with jazz numbers related to each poem performed by the Demetrius Steinmetz Jazz Trio will be followed again. Goodies will be provided at the event. This is an opportunity […]

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 […]

Church Security

We now have a new Security Ministry lead by retired police officer Monroe Goins. We have several security measures already in place like lighting, video recording and controlled access to children’s areas but we are always looking to improve. If you have a minute to answer just ten questions it will help us judge how […]


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 […]

Exciting, New Display of FBC Fairmount Gallery

Works by Jeff Gordon’s Parents About the Artists Duane Gordon and Barbara Loughlin Duane and Barbara are the parents of FBC’s Associate Pastor, Rev. Jeff Gordon. Be sure to visit the Fairmount Gallery to see this special exhibit! Duane’s background was in the field of design. He received a degree in Fine Arts from USC, […]