Book About FBC Architecture Available

“A Guide to the Symbolism, Stone, Wood & Glass of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland”

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

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

 

East Side Ministry

 

East Side Ministry Picnic

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.

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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.

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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Choir

Chancel Choir

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.

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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.
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Handbell Choir

BELL RINGERS NEEDED!

handbell choirThis 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 who can read music (although there are wonderful bell ringers who don’t read music) and who could dedicate time for a one hour rehearsal from 6 to 7 PM each Thursday evening, and perform in a Traditional Worship Service about once a month.

We have moved the rehearsals and performances downstairs from the balcony in the back of the Sanctuary, so if climbing stairs have been holding you back, that excuse is gone! Rehearsals, with a very congenial group of ringers, are enjoyable to be with, to say the least.

bell and musicSo give joining the Bell Choir some thought. In fact, don’t even think about it. Just come on out on a Thursday evening at 6 PM and give it a try. The 100th Psalm says in part, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands!” That would be YOU playing bells! Give it a try. You won’t regret it!

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

If you are interested in joining or need more information about the Handbell Choir contact Betty through the form below.

I am interested in the Handbell Choir

 

Spirit Gifts

WOULD YOU LIKE TO
• spread the work of ministry beyond the “faithful few’’?
• nurture and empower individuals for leadership?
• enable persons to name, claim, and use their spiritual gifts?
• match church members with ministries that fit their gifts?
• help persons to discover God’s direction for their lives?
• increase the enthusiasm and joy of church members?

If these items interest you our Spiritual Gifts classes starting in 2020 are tailored especially for you. $10 per participant covers books and food.
The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 1/25/20, 9 AM – 4 PM Spiritual Gifts Workshop for FBC Leadership
(to be directed at leaders only;
signup deadline 12/15/19)

Celebrating Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Pentecost through Spiritual Gifts
(church-wide invitation; signup deadline 2/10/20)

Lent 2/26-4/8/2020

Wednesdays 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 7p-8p

Maundy Thursday, 4/9, 7p-8p

BREAK 4/10/20-4/18/20

Internship 4/19/20-5/31/20 “My Gift(s) and
FBC Mission and Vision”

Sundays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31
(DAY OF PENTECOST AND COMMISSIONING ON 5/31)

BREAK 5/10 for Mother’s Day and 5/25
for Memorial Day Weekend

SpiritGifts is an exciting, community-building experience of discovery and growth that will empower and equip Christians for service and leadership in the local church and beyond. In addition to providing a biblical foundation for understanding spiritual gifts and the importance of every individual’s gifts as a member of the Body of Christ. This program will help persons discover God’s will and direction for their lives as they name, claim and apply their own spiritual gifts. As individuals become actively involved in serving according to their gifts, you will see the work and ministry of the entire congregation grow!

Leader’s Resources include:

• Tips for Leaders
• Bible studies
• Prayers
• Overheads & charts
• Letter to participants
• Spiritual gifts survey
• Teaching/presentation pages
• Reproductions of all partcipant worksheets
• Theme song & other suggested songs
• Biblical & contemporary examples of the gifts
• Covenant & renewal service
• Step-by-step program guides
• Certificate of completion
• and more

Also available: SpiritGifts Participant’s Workbook PATRICIA D. BROWN conducts spiritual nurture and evangelism workshops and is a popular speaker at Icher. As a United Methodist pastor, she has served six churches and has worked as a hospital chaplain She is the author of 365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living, Learning to Lead from Your Spirits Center, and a contributor to 365 Meditations for Mothers of Young Children.