Brass Band Members

Brass Band of the Western Reserve Concert

Brass Band of the Western Reserve

Sunday, January 27th, 3:00 p.m.

Brass Band Members

“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 can be judged by the many impressive performances the band has carried out since that time.

The band presents its own Concert Series, five concerts each year, often with guest artists. Additionally BBWR receives several invitations to play at other locations, and any of these are repeat bookings. Prestigious concert venues have included The Amphi-theater, Chautauqua Institution, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua and Severance Hall, Cleveland. Summer concerts include a July 4th performance, followed by fireworks.

Wherever BBWR performs its audiences are captivated by the wide variety of music presented as well as the band’s ability to impressively perform repertoire ranging from quiet and delicate to strong and powerful. Come to the concert and enjoy great music from a band called by many as the equal to the Canadian Brass and Burning River Brass ensembles.

Tickets at the Door

Adults $12

Students and Seniors $10

First Baptist Members and Friends $8

 

BRASS IN CONCERT

When Thunder Calls                                                                                                               Lovatt-Cooper

Candide                                                                                                                           Bernstein arr. Wilkinson

SOLOISTS’ SHOWCASE 

Sugar Blues                                                                                                                 Williams arr. Morrison

 Solo Cornet: Andrew Gates

Fantasie Originale                                                                                                 Picchi/Mantia arr. Wilkinson
            Solo Euphonium: Michael Waddell

Rolling Thunder                                                                                                                   Fillmore arr. Wilkinson

Living Power                                                                                                                                    Davoren

INTERMISSION

A Fanfare Of Praise                                                                                                                         Redhead

Just A Closer Walk With Thee                                                                                                       arr. Geldard

Hymn Of The Highlands                                                                                                                        Sparke

Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Families in Need

Thanksgiving Food Drive
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 your donations of non-perishable foods and share in giving hope and nourishment to those who have little.

Help is needed to achieve our goal in providing food baskets for about 30 families in need this Thanksgiving.

  • Thanksgiving food collectionDonate Food: collection boxes and baskets will be in the Fairmount Hallway starting Sunday, November 4th for canned fruits and vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, soup, pie filling, peanut butter, tuna, spaghetti sauce, boxes of cereal, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn bread, pasta, rice, Jell-O, pudding, cake mix, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Bisquick, sugar and flour.
  • Donate Money: to purchase turkeys and fresh produce. Make your checks payable to FBC with the memo, “Thanksgiving Food Drive”, no later than November 18th.
  • Volunteer: help pack baskets on Monday, November 19th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in Spahr Center. Sign up to volunteer on the chart in the Spahr Center.
  • Contact: Star at sknuckles@firstbaptistcleveland.org or call the church office at 216-932-7480 if you are eligible for discounts on turkeys or produce.
  • Pray: For the families that will receive our baskets and for people in need of food around the world.

Contact Nancy Wheaton or Fran Leanza with questions through the form below –

Find out more about the Thanksgiving food drive.

Gospelcise

Gospelcise Logo

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 Sunday with no commitment. Get fit and have fun!

Praise Him with dance. Psalm 150:4.

Sundays, 12:10 PM to 1:10 PM

Wheaton Center

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
in the Wheaton Center adjacent to the playground
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118

 

Kairos Prison Ministry

prisoners praying
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 team which is large but it takes a lot of work to conduct the Kairos program.  You have all done this before and you know that the cookies are a great attraction.  But we always have a backlog of men who want to go through the program.  The sugar pull ends up changing lives in incredible ways.
Details are below but we will be glad to answer questions through the form at the bottom of the page.  I will need them by Wednesday, September 5th, the Wednesday after Labor Day.  You can drop them off at Church of the Saviour, mom’s house, First Baptist or BVU.  I can also swing by and do special pickups.

Cookie Guidelines & Cookie Preparation

The types of cookies that are generally acceptable are Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Molasses, Chocolate Chip, Ginger, and Sugar. Check with your local institution for specifics on the type of cookies that are allowed.

Cookies should be between 2 inches and 2-1/2 inches in diameter and not more than 1/2 inch thick.

It is very important not to use icing, sugar or any other type of coating on the outside of the cookie. Do not add any kind of fruit or nuts to the cookies.

The Key Ingredient: Prayer

Pray individually or as a family over the ingredients before and during mixing. Pray over the cookies as you drop them onto the cookie sheets and bake them.

Ask God to use your cookies as a source of His love to shine on the prisoners and staff on the Kairos weekend.

Pray that each cookie brings the inmate, officer or warden who eats it closer to God. We want every person to become part of the family of God.

Packing the Cookies

Bag thoroughly cooled cookies in a quart-sized Zip Lock bag, a dozen cookies to a bag. Label each bag with the cookie type inside. Freeze all cookies if not using within 3 days.

Getting the Cookies to the Prison

If you are not working on the team, please deliver the cookies to a team member before the start of the weekend, so they can take them to the prison.

Cookie Recipes

Peanut Butter Cookies

3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Crisco Shortening
1-1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Combine peanut butter, shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl and mix at medium speed until well blended. Add egg and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda, mix well. Add flour mixture to peanut butter and mix until just blended. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with the tines of a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes until
set. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup butter flavor Crisco
1-1/41⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Combine oats, flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a separate bowl, mix well. Add to Crisco/sugar mixture until just blended. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup Crisco shortening
1-1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine shortening, sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl, mix until well blended. Add egg and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda, mix well. Add to shortening/sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup margarine or shortening 1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons molasses

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

In a large bowl, cream margarine or shortening with sugar. Add egg and blend. Add molasses and spices; mix well. Add flour and baking soda and blend. Chill dough 30 minutes or overnight (covered tightly). Shape dough into small balls and place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

Sugar Cookies

1 cup margarine (or butter); (2 sticks) at room temperature 1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Beat together margarine, oil, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Add dry ingredients to margarine mixture. Drop from a teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are light brown around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes (watch closely; cookies will be dry if they get too brown). Makes approximately 5 dozen.

If you need help or would like more information about the Kairos Minstry, fill out the form below.

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Summer FBC Farmers Market

Farmers MarketWednesdays, 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 for Children and from time to time we have live music.

 

For more information contact Jae Williams through the form below-

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Each week vendors and items for sale vary depending on weather and product availability.

 

Faith In Action

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 off we go to serve!

Information and sign-up sheets will be available in Swasey Tower on May 6th. Find a project that you would like to do and sign up at church. Question? Ask Fran Leanza and Nanci Ruhoff for more information or email them through the form at the bottom of this page.

project leadersHere are some of the Project Leaders.

Walk the TalkDownload a printable FBC Faith in Action Brochure PDF

 

SERVICE PROJECTS

NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD COLLECTION

This group will walk the neighborhoods near FBC collecting food items for Family Promise and for the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church.  The FBC Boy Scout troop will assist by distributing fliers, in advance, to the homes we will be visiting.  Please bring your own water bottle, rain gear, stroller, and wagons.

sorting collected foodProject Leaders: Laura Leanza Preston, Jen, and Steve Bopple (meet in Wheaton Center)

Project designed for: This is a great project for any age; infants, toddlers, children, youth, and adults. There is no limit to the number of participants, the more the better!


JUDSON HYMN SING WITH RESIDENTS

This group will travel to Judson Retirement Center for a hymn sing. We will go to several sections of the nursing care facility to sing familiar hymns with the residents.

Project Leaders: Gwen Dyer & Liz Gockel (meet in the Choir Room/Chapel to carpool)

Project designed for: Anyone who enjoys singing the old familiar hymns and in so doing bring a smile to the faces of these older people. You do not need to be a great singer, the words and music will be provided, just bring along a great spirit. This project is limited to 25 participants.


RUST BELT COMMUNITY GARDEN

Come help create a useful green space in our city. As we work together at a Cleveland Community Garden, located at 1407 E. 40th, Cleveland. The team will be weeding and thinning the garden to prepare the ground for planting. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, work gloves, kneeling pads, weed whackers, & small hand shovels.

 Project Leaders: Jane Pernicone and Todd Rogers (meet in the Fairmount Hall by the water fountain to carpool)

Projects designed for: 12- 15 people; youth and adults, children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.


Family PromiseFAMILY PROMISE

Come to join with families living at nearby Family Promise in a morning of fun crafts, games and stories with the children while the parents have an opportunity to have their own “Ask the Doctor” discussion group.

Project Leader: Kathy Adams Case & Carly Marino with the children and Eddie Wills, M.D. Pediatrician, with the parents ( meet at the Welcome desk to carpool)

Project designed for10-12 people; children, youth and adults


FBC HUNGER GARDEN PLANTING

This year our garden is again being opened to neighbors in our community as well as FBC people who would like to have their own plot. Some of all produce grown goes to the Hts. Hunger Center. Come and help get things started. Gardening experience is not needed. Please bring garden gloves.

Project Leader: Toboli SamYellowe (meet at the Garden)

Project designed for: 6-8 people; older children, youth and adults


WHITE CROSS BANDAGES

Currently, bandages are being sent to the Congo. The Fireside Room will quickly be transformed into what looks like a small factory: some ripping sheets, some running sewing machines, some rolling strips into bandages and everyone talking and having a fun. Please bring scissors suitable for cutting material.

Project Leaders: Mari Shroder-Jenkins and Sheral Jones (meet in the Fireside Room)

Project designed for: Older children, youth, and adults, there is no limit to the number of participants to help with this project, the more the merrier.


Family in NicaraguaASSEMBLING MATERIALS FOR MISSION TEAMS TO USE WITH CHILDREN IN RURAL NICARAGUA

Mission teams going into rural communities always spend some time conducting a vacation Bible school, and engaging kids in crafts. Children will be thrilled with an opportunity to use crayons, glue and construction paper, a rare treat for many. Our group will sort through all your donations and put together useful packs of kid-friendly materials.

Project Leaders: Jessica Chapman-Martinez and Nancy Wheaton (meet in the Montgomery Room)

Project designed for: 10-15 people; older children, youth, and adults.


SORTING DONATIONS FOR ST. JOSEPH CLOTHING BANK AND THE MEN’S SHELTER AT 2100 LAKESIDE

The participants will be busy sorting and packing the times for a delivery later in the week.

Project Leaders: Joan Mihelich (meet in Spahr Center)

Poject designed for: 6-8 people; men, women, and teens


PREPARING A NO-COOK DESSERT FOR A CALVARY MEAL

An easy sit-down task of putting together a dessert of trail mix for our next guests we serve at the hot meal at Calvary church.

Project Leaders: Tina DeBlaey & Chuck Cicco (meet in the Livingston Room)

Poject designed for: 6-8 people; children, teens and adults


CHILDREN’S CENTER ART DISPLAY

We all look forward to seeing Spahr Center filled with amazing art from the students enrolled in our Center. Participants will assist in displaying the art under the direction of their teacher.

Project Leaders: Monica Steiner, Mary Jo Oldom-Dull and Kara Hungate (meet in Spahr Center)

Poject designed for: 8-10 people; adults, youth, and children with a parent


EMERGENCY FOOD SNACK BAGS

These bags are for the homeless mentally ill who receive services from a local mental health agency.  It is difficult to help clients when hunger is their most immediate need. Participants will assemble ziplock bags filled with emergency non-perishable items.

Project Leaders: Iris Goins (meet in the Library)

Poject designed for: 6-8 people; older children, youth, and adults


HELP FOR OUR EIGHT MISSIONARIES IN PUERTO RICO

As the island of Puerto Rico continues its slow recovery from the devastating impact of the September 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria, the International Ministries missionaries who call Puerto Rico home are also feeling the ripple effect of the fierce storms. These missionaries have a long history of support from local churches but as but as these churches and families struggle to get back on their feet, their ability to financially support these eight missionaries has dropped dramatically.
Our gifts of any amount will help keep these servants working in Puerto Rico. Make your check out to FBCGC and mark the memo Puerto Rico and return to our church office.


LUNCH BUNCH

If you enjoy being in the kitchen this project is for you. Help set up the tables, fire up the grills and help cook a delicious lunch. Report for duty to Head Chef, Faith Arnold in the main kitchen by Fellowship Hall. This also includes staying to help with clean-up and washing dishes.

Project Leaders: Faith Arnold & Benne Christian(meet downstairs in the main kitchen)

Project designed for: 10-12 people; youth and adults


NURSERY IS OPEN

Our nursery will be open as usual for babies and toddlers with care being provided by the regular Sunday staff. Please sign up if you plan to use this service.

THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS NEEDED IN ADVANCE TO MAKE OUR DAY A SUCCESS

JOSEPH HOUSE CLOTHING BANK for recent refugees coming to Cleveland

Needed are
•Shoes for children, women, and men. All kinds, especially tennis shoes
•New underwear and socks are also an ongoing need


EMERGENCY FOOD BAGS

These bags are for clients coming to a mental health clinic. It is difficult to help a client coming into the clinic when hunger is their most immediate need. Donations of any of the following items will be greatly appreciated;
•Juice boxes, individual applesauce & fruit cups
•Packages of crackers, peanut butter or cheese crackers
•Mini cans of ravioli/spaghetti/pasta, cans of Vienna sausages
•Granola or protein bars, cheese strings


FAMILY PROMISE

The following items are needed for families as they make a fresh start in their own apartments.
•Soaps, cleaning supplies
•Foil, wax paper, lunch bags, toilet paper
•Sponges, new kitchen towels
•Personal hygiene products for teen girls and women


MEN’S SHELTER AT 2100 LAKESIDE

Bicycles! For the first time, we are asking for men’s bicycles. They can be in any condition. Also bicycle parts, tools for repairing, bike locks, tire pumps, just about anything that would be useful in repairing a bike to make it useful.
For Men moving out
•Pots, pans
•Cooking utensils
For use at the shelter
•Single bed sheets and towels
•Books, recent magazines, devotional booklets
•Puzzle books and reading glasses from the dollar store
Washable Men’s clothing
•Jeans, t-shirts
•Sweatshirts
•Jackets and rain gear
Gym bags and backpacks as the men need to carry all their belongings with them during the day
•Personal Care items
•Trial size/small (under 4 ozs) bottles of shampoo & lotion
•Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, razor, deodorant


DURRING THIS EVENT COLLECTION BASKETS, CAN BE FOUND IN THE FAIRMOUNT HALL

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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 goal!

Run/Walk For Hunger 30th Annual Medal2018 marked the 30th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, and we hope you will join us as we get fit to fight hunger!

WHAT? The Run/Walk for Hunger is a 5K run or walk through downtown beginning and ending at Great Lakes Science with music, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. The Hunger Network has partnered with Hermes Cleveland to create a professional run experience for participants that will include shutting down the streets of Downtown Cleveland for a scenic route that all runners and walkers will enjoy.

WHEN? The Run/Walk for Hunger took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Great Lakes Science Center. Late Registration opened at 8:15 a.m. Our Run/Walk for Hunger Kick-Off Celebration began at 9:00 AM with breakfast, entertainment and more!

WHY RUN/WALK? The Hunger Network distributes the largest amount of emergency food in Greater Cleveland. Over 45,000 people receive emergency food at one of the Network’s hunger centers or hot meal sites each month and 31% of those served are children. Every $1 raised at the Run/Walk for Hunger can be leveraged to provide 4 nutritious meals!

OUR PARTICIPANTS Over 2,000 individual walkers and teams of 10 or more participants each year to help raise money in an effort to stomp out hunger right here in Greater Cleveland. Walkers who raise $30 or more earn an official Run/Walk for Hunger T-Shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraiser teams, individuals, and fastest runners.

PARTICIPATE! To participate in the 30th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, volunteer, walk or run on our team contact Karen Gill through the form below.

The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families, and by actively participating in a coordinated community response to people in need.