Rock of Faith Community Conversations – Divine Dialogue

youth and adult conversations

A discussion about stress, anxiety, and social-emotional wellbeing and their connection to opioid addiction in youth and adults.

Saturday
February 27th
7:00 PM

ROCK OF FAITH – Community Conversation:
Relevant and Engaging Dialogue and Question Forum For Youth

Shutdown, isolation, and uncertainty have become a new normal. No one has been immune to the impact of COVID 19. But one startling trend is the increase in mental health issues and opioid abuse in teens and young adults. The First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland Youth program has recognized this growing issue and has set up opportunities to help connect young people, families, and caregivers to mental health and addiction resources. These resources are free to the community and all are welcome to participate.

On Saturday, February 27th at 7 PM, FBC’s Youth Department will be hosting the first of these events. This will be an educational event that seeks to answer the question, “how will I know”. How will I know that I have a problem? How will I know where to get help? How will I know if a friend is struggling? Teens and young adults will have a safe environment to ask their questions and gain valuable resources from a panel of experts.

FBC’s Youth Department will also host an event for parents and other adult caregivers later this year to provide additional mental health and addiction recovery resources.

Guest speakers:

Juleta Craig: K-12 School: Psychologist

Jessica Vendetti: Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) Counselor

Ashen Ward: Special Education Interventionist

Email youth@firstbaptistcleveland.org to register today!


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MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

REIMAGINE OUR SERVICE!

Monday, January 18th, 2021

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, January 18th from 9:30-10:00 a.m. to honor the legacy of Dr. King and participate in this reimagined day of service.  We will all gather on Zoom to hear prayer and reflection, an inspirational word from Pastor Burris, and to receive directions for the activities of the day.

After our 30-minute Zoom connection, each person will be asked to contact people (church members, neighbors, friends, and/or family members) who are in isolation or need a word of encouragement. You may call, send a card, text, or email to make contact. The goal is to make connections and establish bridges to offer support and create unity in our community.

Each participant is encouraged to identify a charity/organization that they feel makes a positive impact on the community.  Prior to joining the call, please share the name of your charity of choice with Rev. Sandra Alexander through the form below. At the end of the day, through a drawing, there will be an opportunity for everyone who participated to receive a donation designated for their charity of choice.


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If you would like more information about the MLK Day of Service or would like to sign up, complete the form below.

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Free Mobile Pantry Food Giveaway

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

A mobile pantry is a Greater Cleveland Food Bank truck full of food that is brought to a central location where clients can pick up food, as they would from a regular pantry.

box of foodMobile pantries distribute the healthiest and most nutritious food at the Food Bank. A truck will usually contain 90 percent produce (fruits and vegetables) like apples, cabbage, greens, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, oranges, melons, and more. The remaining 10 percent usually consists of bread, yogurt, or other donated items. Our truck delivers more than 6,000 lbs. of food to our mobile pantry site.

Due to  COVID-19 our distributions will be drive-through only events as we practice safe social distancing.

Drive around the back of our church to the large parking lot, there are people set up to direct you to the right spot. You will never have to get out of your car. We will collect your information at a safe distance and then place the food directly in your trunk so that there is no contact. All of the food is prepackaged to avoid contamination with the virus. In order for us to place the food box in your trunk please have space cleaned out in advance. We have a portico with several arches where we set up for the giveaway. It is under cover so we will have this event rain or shine.

Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 2nd   |   June 6th   |   July 11th   |   August 1st|   September 12th   |   October 3rd

We hope to see you this summer and fall!

Bring your valid ID and your own bags.
TEFAP Guidelines

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Spiritual Gifts

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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.

God calls. Please answer.   

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Lenten Celebration of Spiritual Gifts ScheduleSpirit Gifts Book

Eight-Week Classes

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
• Interview
• Internship

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.

Blessings,
Pastor Kregg
Mari Schroeder-Jenkins
Jennifer Whatley Williams

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Camp Koinonia

Rooted6810 Cork Cold Springs Road
Geneva, OH 44071—(440) 466-1278

We own it! Let’s Use It!

Ownership of this magnificent 325-acre Christian camp is split evenly among the Cleveland, Akron, and Ashtabula Baptist Associations. Therefore, as a member of CBA First Baptist is a part-owner. In years past First Baptist held an annual Saturday-Sunday weekend retreat attended by as many as 50 members, families, and friends. The Camp is a wonderful asset for young and old alike. Weeklong camps for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High kids, and for Special Persons, includes Horseback Riding camps for all ages. Check out the website christiancampohio.org or go the Camp’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Koinoniacamp1, today!

SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS 2020

Koinonia Camp

Special Person’s Camp     June 4th-7th      5:30pm — 1:00pm      $290.00

Senior High Camp     June 7th-12th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $355.00

Primary Camp     June 14th-17th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $255.00

Advanced Horsemanship Camp     June 14th – 19th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $455.00

Elementary Camp    June 21st – 26th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $355.00

First Timers Camp    June 26th-27th      5:30pm — 3:30pm      $96.00

Junior High Camp    June 28th-3rd      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $355.00

Horsemanship Camp    June 28th – 3rd      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $455.00

Youth Bible N’ Saddle Camp    July 5th-10th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $455.00

Paintball Camp     July 5th-10th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $455.00

Elementary Bible N’ Saddle Camp    July 12th- 17th      5:30pm — 5:30pm      $455.00

Youth Special Person’s Horse Camp    August 9th-12th      5:30pm — 1:30pm      $390.00

Adult Special Person’s Horse Camp    August 12th-15th      5:30pm — 1:30pm      $390.00


New For Summer 2020!

Days of Wonder Day Camp! July 12th -17th      9:00am — 3:00pm Daily      $150.00

A day camp for 6th- 8th graders, based around the beautiful creation Christ has given us! You will experience beekeeping, pumpkin, hay, and other crop growing, maple syrup distilling and more! You will study and talk about environmental issues, birds, mammals, and environmental technology! Come and join an amazing group of people who want to learn and grow God’s beautiful handiwork!


ALL DISCOUNTS END MARCH 1, 2020! NO DISCOUNTS AFTER MARCH 1, 2020!

Early Bird Discount $50.00 — Registration must be completed and submitted with the deposit to the office of Koinonia Camp.

Sibling Discount $20.00 — First registered child at normal price, all following children registered receive $20.00 off applied by the office of Koinonia Camp.


For more information contact Rev. Jeff Gordon through the form below.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management

Take Charge of Your Pain!

Chronic Pain Self-Management

Start feeling better and get back to doing the things you love!

Chronic pain—pain lasting six months or more from a variety of causes—can cause you to feel irritable, tired, isolated, or helpless, and keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Researchers at Stanford University have developed Chronic Pain Self-Management (CPSM) to teach proven techniques for safely and effectively managing pain through:

Exercise, strengthening, endurance, and flexibility
Nutrition
• Managing medications
Decision-making
• Communicating with family, friends, and doctors
Evaluating new treatments

Participants learn and practice a safe, no-impact exercise program and receive an exercise CD and a book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. If chronic pain is holding you back and affecting your quality of life, join us for this NO-CHARGE workshop and start feeling better today!

Chronic Pain Self-Management
April 17 —May 22, 2020
Fridays, 10:00am —12:30pm

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Cleveland, OH 44120
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3630 Fairmount Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH, 44118

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Women’s Conference

FBC Women's Conference

Saturday, September 19

For more information or to register email Sandra Alexander-Haynes women@firstbaptistcleveland.org or use the form below.

Theme: Your Assignment For A Time Such As This!  Based on Esther 4:12-14

You don’t want to miss the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland Women’s Conference. Danita Harris will be our keynote speaker. Danita is a WEWS News 5 anchorwoman and an Emmy-Award winning journalist. She uses her profession as a main anchor to reach many people. She feels blessed to work in the broadcasting industry because it partners well with her commitment to community service.

Danita is also an ordained and licensed minister who was born in Chester, Pa. Her favorite scripture is Luke 12:48 “For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required.” She currently attends Church on the North Coast in Wickliffe.

During this challenging time of COVID-19, isolation, uncertainty in general, economic pressures, and racial unrest, women need to encourage and support one another.   Attendees will have an opportunity to fellowship, eat lunch (at home, but virtually with their sisters-in-Christ), sing songs, and hear a message focused on strengthening and sustaining the faith of women. Women will be able to request prayers and share concerns. Throughout this conference, they will hear compassionate reminders that they are loved, supported, and not alone. Women will leave the conference geared up for their individual and collective missions for such a time as this!

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Pymatuning State Park Family Camping

September 29-30

FBC is heading outdoors to go camping. Pymatuning State Park has 26 family cottages (sleeps six, heated, available year-round) and 32 standard cottages (sleeps 4, available May 1 – November 1).

There is also a premium cottage that includes a dishwasher, a wood deck with gas grill, central air, and a 3-person spa. Family cottages include gas fireplaces and microwave ovens. All cottages are furnished with cable tv, outside grill, fire ring, linens, towels, and cooking/eating utensils. There is a small beach available for cottage guests.

There is a small beach near the center of the campground, a playground, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and a nature center. We will have fellowship, fun Bible-based games and activities.For more information about the campground visit the website – pymatuning-state-park.org/Recreation/Camping.html

 

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MOPS at FBC (Mothers Of PreSchoolers)

Mondays via Zoom at 8:00 pm

MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) is a group for mothers of young children to come together and support each other through bi-monthly meetings.  Childcare is provided.

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What is MOPS?

MOPS groups gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

Our acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” because we began in 1973 when a group of moms of young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past forty-five years, MOPS has expanded our reach to include moms with older kids, partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 60 countries.

If you are expecting or have an infant, toddler or preschooler: Try one of our traditional MOPS groups. Every group offers its own unique feel, so try more than one to see which fits you best. Many groups offer childcare, so you can get a chance to connect with moms, face to face, while your kids are safe and making friends, too. You can join MOPS for just $31.95, but groups may require additional fees to cover expenses, such as childcare. Go here for a list of MOPS groups in your area.

If you would like more information or would like to join us via Zoom contact Stephanie through this form–

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