God calls us as believers to discover and use our spiritual gifts in order to grow the Church in Spirit and in numbers. FBC needs your gifts. Join us online for an in-depth study this Spring during our “Lenten Celebration of Spiritual Gifts.” We offer eight weekly classes online for your convenience — Examine the Holy Spirit’s part in spiritual gifts and discover or uncover your gifts. Also, experience an internship to test out your gifts. To that end, please plan on an approximately 30-minute interview and a maximum two-hour internship prior to commissioning.
Relish in joy and ease of service when you implement God’s power within you. Our main resources include The Holy Spirit as Teacher, Scripture, and SpiritGifts, by Patricia D. Brown. Classes run 60-90 minutes.
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Lenten Celebration of Spiritual Gifts Schedule
Week 1: Holy Spirit 1
Week 2: Holy Spirit 2
Week 3: Spiritual Gifts 1
Week 4: Spiritual Gifts 2
Week 5: Spiritual Gifts 3
Spring Break: Palm Sunday
Spring Break: Easter Sunday
Week 6: Spiritual Gifts 4
Week 7: Internship Preparation 1
Break: Mother’s Day
Week 8: Internship Preparation 2
Break: Memorial Day Weekend
May 31: Day Of Pentecost Commissioning*
*Includes those who hold a completion certificate from a previous Spiritual Gifts Class taught at FBC.
Minimum requirements for Commissioning
• Kickoff Breakfast or Spiritual Gifts 2
• Internship Preparation 1 & 2
You may complete all classes and requirements online. The interview and internship, however, are in-person or by phone. Check back periodically for the option to complete the interview online. You may make up sessions online at firstbaptistcleveland.org/spiritual-gifts-classes or switch between Sunday and Wednesday sessions of duplicate material.
We are excited about your gifts and look forward to your contribution.
Jennifer Whatley Williams
If you have questions complete the form below.*Required
Betty Meyers is pleased to announce the publication of her new book, written with the assistance of Marcine Petrea. The 90 page, softbound book guides readers through an explanation of the symbolism of the church’s beautiful stained glass windows, stone and wood carvings, and is filled with photographs. The first printing quickly sold out, but a second printing is being planned, and copies should soon be available in the church office for a donation of $20.
Clusters are small groups that meet regularly to help define the 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.
Children’s Center: Frank Marino
Communication & Outreach: Debra Hegler
Greeters, Welcome Center, Marketing, & Communications
Discipleship: Dana Capers
Discipleship Classes, PrimeTime, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, & Covenant Groups
Fellowship and Nurture: Iris Goins
Stephen Ministry, Deacons, & New Member Orientation
Missions & Social Concerns: Carolyn Neal
Stewardship: Lynne Liu
Property and Finance, Stewardship Campaign, Endowment, & Audit
Worship and Fine Arts: Carole Negus
This group meets at FBC each Sunday from September – May.
In 1975 the first East Side Ministry Class started with Jim Cumming and Jennifer Rich as young students. Eventually, there were four Sunday morning classes on the east side of town. In recent years FBC has hosted the only remaining class. The class is designed for adults with developmental disabilities.
For several years we have had a steady enrollment of twelve adults. They come from four area group homes. Our students love to come but our attendance has been up and down the past few months due to the group home staff changes and problems with their transportation.
You can volunteer to assist in the East Side Ministry program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities through the form below. In this Sunday morning class the students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.
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.
At 5:30 pm chef Faith will prepare a fresh and tasty dinner for $7, or $18 for a family of four.
Pastor Kregg meets every other Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 in Judson for fellowship, prayer and to study together.
Check the calendar to verify dates and times.
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If you would like to sing in the Chancel Choir led by Stephanie Price, 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 Stephanie Price through the form below.