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 pm – 8:00 pm in the Montgomery Room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

H.E.L.P. Pancake Dinner

Happy Ending Lyric Players Pancake DinnerCelebrate Fat Tuesday Like A King!

Tuesday, February 13th
6pm – 8pm

Pancakes are not just for breakfast anymore. Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day is the day of February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated by eating pancakes. Mardi Gras is a carnival day, the last day of gorging before fasting for Lent. Hang up your apron and take the night off from the cooking. Come join us downstairs for a stack of sticky delicious pancakes and get your Mardi Gras on.

pancakesHelp us crown a King of Fools!
The prince with the most money raised will be our King.

$10 Adults
$5 Children 10 and under

 

Bright Spots

Bright spots in dark times…


Liz Gokel and Helena Safarova are making masks for friends, neighbors, and medical personnel to use.

Dear friends,

protective mask

I am offering free protective masks to everyone who must leave the house. I have been sewing dozens and dozens of masks and delivering or shipping. If you need any, please let me know how many. I am using new, washed and ironed, high density 100% cotton double-ply, with ties around the head and neck or a version that adjusts behind the ears. They fit really well around the face for your protection. Washable in hot water.

Be wise, safe, and healthy.
Peace be with you,
Helena


Arianna & Gianna Preston with their mom did sidewalk/driveway drawings for Kay & Claude Kennard. Kay came to the window with both smiles & tears of joy as she motioned for them to come up close so she could see their faces and blow them all a kiss. Claude said it really brightened her day.


News Channel 5 featured our Laura Leanza Preston out delivering laptops and educational materials to her students’ doorsteps since they have not been in the classroom and she was not able to connect with them.


FBC youth and Shaker High senior, Skyler Hurle, has been in contact with the two group homes that bring clients to church for worship and class. They are now watching our worship services on YouTube. Skyler has also dropped off some craft projects for them to do since they are now in their home 24/7.


The group that visits Calvary once a month to serve meals to the hungry continues its mission to provide food for those in need. Now they are taking extra precautions and providing hot takeout meals for those who need them. They hope you can join them to help at Calvary. If you are not able to attend, no worries. Maybe you’d like to donate a food item. If you have any questions or interest in assisting with this ministry, please contact Tina Marr – through the form on the Calvary page.


We can all reach out to others by phone, especially to our members living alone.

If you hear of FBC members doing something special that warms your heart or if you have ideas of how to help one of our church family please let us know below.

Send us mail

Matilda

Matilda The Musical

Postponed Until Further Notice

In Spahr Center

Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and directed for the stage by Matthew Warchus. The musical’s narrative centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.

Get Tickets

3/20 Show Friday, March 20 from 7PM – 9PM

 

3/21 Show Saturday, March 21 from 7PM – 9PM

 

3/22 Show  Sunday, March 22 from 2PM – 4PM

 

3/27 Show Friday, March 27 from 7PM – 9PM

 

3/28 Show Saturday, March 28 from 7PM – 9PM

 

3/29 Show  Sunday, March 29 from 2PM – 4PM

$40 VIP Seating
$20 Adults
$15 Students and Seniors
$10 Children under 10
*Group Rates Available for parties of 10+ please call (216)371-9394

Request more info

 

Hugs & Smiles

Missing the hugs and smiles from fellow members? Then share your words of encouragement with us. We are putting together a video to be shared during our worship service. Please send in a picture of yourself or those loved ones with whom you are spending this quarantine time together to Laura Preston by Wednesday, April 29. Photos can include a symbol or item of hope, a pet, a drawing or sign, or simply a wave and a smile. Have fun and get creative. If you know someone who might want to participate but needs a little technical help, please reach out to them. We ask that you follow a few suggestions in submitting your photos:
    1. Landscape view only (hold your phone horizontally please)
    2. Ask someone to take the picture rather than taking a selfie, if possible
    3. Keep your messages short (a word or brief phrase)
    4. Stay close to the camera so we can see you

Click Select File to locate your photo on your device and then click Upload File.

Upload files

After clicking upload send us an email below so we have a little info to go along with it!

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Family Fun

big game of monopoly

Family Game Night

Did you miss our game night for all ages? The adults had as much or more fun than the kids. There was a killer game of Monopoly and Pastor Jeff is now a hotel mogul and will probably sporting a new Rolls Royce complete with chauffeur soon.


minecraft costume

Family Creation Night Was A Hit!

Creation is the theme for our upcoming Hero Headquarters so we decided we would use that as or Family Night theme. Our night of creating with Minecraft, Legos, and crafts was great.  This Free family night was well attended by several families including kids, parents, aunts, uncles and even grandparents.  A lot of the kids headed straight for the lineup of Xboxes that Carly was able to finagle from work at the Microsoft Store. She had her friend and coworker Natalie Esther there for tech support and moral support. Thanks to Natalie and Microsoft! Carly pulled out all the stops on the snacks with healthy fruit and veggies and not so healthy (but delicious) pizza, chips, and cookies.

Besides the lineup of Xboxes, there were Legos to creations to build and plastic crafts to create. It made a nice diversion when attention spans waned and kids needed a break from mining. Later in the evening we even toured downtown Cleveland Minecraft style through the Rock Hall of Fame, Browns/Cavs/Indians stadiums, Terminal Tower and more all built by Adam and Frank (not in one night). We can’t wait for the next big event!


Use the form below to get notified when the next big event is happening! If you have any suggestions for great family activities you can also suggest them in the form.

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Phone number can help us reach you quickly.
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2020 Virtual Cluster Fair

2020 Virtual Cluster Fair

This year we are doing everything a little differently in order to keep everyone safe. Typically each year members of the church community from each Cluster would gather together in our Spahr center to give you information about their Cluster and why you would want to join them. What is a “Cluster”, you ask? A Cluster is a small group of church members that get together on a regular basis to discuss their focus and how to best implement it. Clusters are groups of volunteers that get things done and make FBC the thriving church that it is. This year each Cluster gave us their information to include in this Virtual Cluster Fair. Browse through the Clusters, find out what they have to say, and drop them an email if you have any questions or you are ready to help them make their vision a reality!

Communication & Outreach

Greeters, Welcome Center, Marketing, & Communications


Discipleship

Sunday & Wednesday Discipleship Classes, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, & Covenant Groups

Christian Education video


Fellowship & Nurture

Card Ministry, Coffee Hour Ministry, Couples Ministry, Deacons Ministry, 49ers Ministry, Health Ministry, New Members Ministry, Reception Ministry, Singles Ministry, Stephen Ministry, Women’s Retreat, & New Member Orientation

Fellowship & Nurture video   card ministry video   Fellowship & Nurture 49ers video link women's conference video


Stewardship

Property and Finance, Stewardship Campaign, Endowment, & Audit

stewardship video


Missions & Social Concerns

PADS, Calvary, Hunger Garden, Koinonia, Mobile Food Pantry, AMOS & FBC Managua, Friendship-East Side Ministry, and Thanksgiving Baskets

Missions & Social Concerns Cluster Video


Worship & Fine Arts

Worship, Music Ministry, Happy Ending Lyric Players, Fine Arts & Gallery

Worship and Fine Arts Video