Mike Skerritt - H.E.L.P.

Community Theater – A JOY and a CHALLENGE!

49'ers

Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:30 PM – Lunch $5.00

1:00 PM – FREE Program

This program is presented by the 49’ers

Mike Skerritt will talk about many of his experiences as one of the founders and now as Managing Director of the 43-year-old theater group, the Happy Ending Lyric Players. Joining Mike with stories of their years of Joys and Challenges will be Betty Daniels, a co-founder; Carole Negus, actress; John Negus, actor, and director; Laura Preston, actress; and Kelley Pernicone, actress, producer, and director.

Using an extensive PowerPoint presentation just loaded with pictures from memorable shows, some that included some of the 49’ers themselves, Mike will start at the beginning in 1976 and will read written comments by the real driving force behind the formation of the theater group, Jim Shrader, former FBC Music Director who left in 1990 to pursue a doctorate in choral conducting. Many of the pictures will bring back fond memories of talented folks who were involved with H.E.L.P. in years past.

And for a few 49’ers who haven’t yet tried our their latent acting skills, there will be an opportunity to AUDITION for a role at the end of the presentation, reading dialogue from a script from an episode of THE BICKERSONS!

The program is free and open to all. It promises to be an early afternoon well spent!

Photo from you're A Good Man Charlie Brown

Photo of Mike from “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”

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Broadway Lights

Broadway Lights Logo

A Musical Potpourri

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 PM, Spahr Center

This gala concert is an annual show that proved to be wonderful entertainment for the whole family. Our own best singers and musicians prepared a number of songs from the famous musicals: The Wiz, A Star Is Born, The Music Man, Jekyll & Hyde, Company, Waitress, Porgy and Bess, and many more to list, including beautiful ballads for your enjoyment. All proceeds from the ticket sales directly support the FBC Music & Arts Programs, and we are looking forward to seeing you in the audience. You are invited to stay after the show for sweet treats.

Tickets at the door: Adults $15, students $12

Refreshments and Mocktail Bar (Non-Alcoholic Cocktails) available during intermission.

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2018 Retreat Participants

2019 Annual Women’s Retreat

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Cleveland Metropark Intergrove Lodge
Bridle Trail, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

(We are meeting at a new metro park due to construction at last year’s Lakefront Lodge)

Cost: $15.00

Join us for this powerful one-day retreat as we nourish our Mind, Body, and Spirit at a new location in Cleveland Metroparks!

This retreat is celebrated by the women of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland. Our day will be filled with inspiration through music, presentations, discussions, devotions, nature, exercise, good food, fellowship and lots of FUN. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. and leave at 5:00 p.m. or stay for supper and the after party concluding at 9:00 p.m.

Registration now open. Deadline is May 1st.

Complete the registration form online and place your check in Jen Bopple’s mailbox in Spahr or mail your check to or drop off your check at the church office. Checks should be made payable to First Baptist Church and mailed before May 1st. For questions, you can call the church office (216) 932-7480 or contact Jen Bopple through the form below. Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Our goal is to have no less than 35 women, so FBC women let’s be driven by faith and show up to support this event and bring your sisters and friends in Christ. We hope to see you on May 11th!

A brochure with more information, the map and the registration form will be available in April.

Have Questions?
Ask Jen Bopple, Kathy Adams-Case, Gwen Dyer, Laura Preston, Tondra Miller or Fran Leanza or use the form below.

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Easter-Crosses

Holy Week & Easter 2019

Palm Sunday – April 14th

Sunday at 9:00 AM
Contemporary Worship Service
This last Sunday before Easter, we will remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with a procession in which palm fronds are carried by our children as they sing. In this contemporary service, we will be graced by the singing of both of our children’s choirs.

Sunday at 11:00 AM
Traditional Worship Service
Both of our children’s choirs will be with us singing in this traditional service along with the music of our handbell choir.


Maundy Thursday – April 18th

Thursday at 6:30 PM
We join together for a simple communal meal in our Spahr Center and then a worship service filled with special music. There will also be a special foot washing time this evening. We will partake in Communion as we recall God’s great love for us.


prayer vigil

Prayer Vigil – April 18th & 19th

Thursday at 8:00 PM until Friday at 7:00 PM

Signup now, but you are welcome to come even if you don’t sign up.

During the Prayer Vigil, FBC will be open all night, we will enter by the Bishop entrance. The vigil will be in the Fireside Room. It will run from 8 pm (after the Maundy Thursday service until 7 pm on Good Friday). It is meant to be a time of silent or group reflection and prayer on our Lord’s passion and death as we prepare ourselves for Resurrection Sunday. There will be prayer prompts and devotional materials for persons to use if needed. We will have candlelight and music available also. The materials will be in Fireside, but people can also go to the Sanctuary.

The sign-up board will be available the next 2 Sundays. People usually sign up individually or as a family for a minimum of 1 hour. We will try to fill all of the one-hour slots during that time. Our hope is that the room will not be empty as we watch and pray as the disciples did with Jesus. If you did not sign up for a time, you are still encouraged to come. There is no requirement that any given slot can contain only one person at a time.


Good Friday – April 19th

Friday at 7:00 PM
“The Apology Chronicles” – a service of forgiveness
Come join us for The Apology Chronicles as we witness a powerful journey to forgiveness and peace. Come lay your burdens down like never before. Bring your family and friends to witness this amazing event and an experience that you will never forget! This is a powerful contemporary reflection on the meaning of Good Friday.”


Easter Sunday – April 21st

Sunday at 9:00 AM
Contemporary Worship Service
Our praise team and band will be providing upbeat contemporary music as we celebrate Easter. We will welcome our pastor back from his time of healing. His sermon will be “The Resurrection of the Shepherd” I Peter 2:21-25.


Sunday Between Services
Easter Egg Hunt
Our Children will have fun hunting Easter eggs during the time between our two worship services. The toddlers will hunt first at 10:20 AM and the Elementary age kids (grades K-5) will start their quest at 10:40 AM. We need parent and youth volunteers to hide Easter eggs, make contact with visitors, and help with crowd control.

 

Sunday  at 11:00 AM
Traditional Worship Service
April 21st –  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This Easter Service at 11:00 AM will be blessed with beautiful music from our Chancel choir and organ. Our Handbell Choir and trumpets will also join us in our special music as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. We will enjoy Pastor Kregg’s first service back in the pulpit with his sermon “The Resurrection of the Shepherd” I Peter 2:21-25.

Get more information or sign up to help through the form below.

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FBC 101 Membership Class

FBC 101 Membership Class


So you like what you see and you want to join?

Pastor Kregg will begin membership classes-

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straight razor

Sweeney Todd presented by Happy Ending Lyric Players

Sweeney Todd - The demon barber of fleet street

straight razor

March 29th – April 7th

In the original version of the tale, Sweeney Todd is a barber who dispatches his victims by pulling a lever as they sit in his barber chair. His victims fall backward down a revolving trap door into the basement of his shop, generally causing them to break their necks or skulls. In case they are alive, Todd goes to the basement and “polishes them off” (slitting their throats with his straight razor). In some adaptations, the murdering process is reversed, with Todd slitting his customers’ throats before dispatching them into the basement through the revolving trap door. After Todd has robbed his dead victims of their goods, Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime (in some later versions, his friend and/or lover), assists him in disposing of the bodies by baking their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the unsuspecting customers of her pie shop. Todd’s barber shop is situated at 152 Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan’s church, and is connected to Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop in nearby Bell Yard by means of an underground passage. In most versions of the story, he and Mrs. Lovett hire an unwitting orphan boy, Tobias Ragg, to serve the pies to customers.  Though a gruesome tale, it contains powerful lessons on the futility of revenge.  Because this production is taking place in a church, the spilling of blood will be left to the viewer’s imagination.

Show Dates

3/29 Tickets Friday 8PM – 10 PM Dinner Show Package

3/30 Tickets Saturday 8PM – 10 PM

3/31 Tickets Sunday 2 PM – 4 PM

 

4/5 Tickets Friday 8PM – 10 PM

4/6 Tickets Saturday 8PM – 10 PM

4/7 Tickets Sunday2 PM – 4 PM

 

2019 Women’s Retreat Registration

Registration now open. Deadline has been extended to May 6th.

Complete the registration form below and place your check in Jen Bopple’s mailbox in Spahr or mail your check to or drop off your check at the church office. Checks should be made payable to First Baptist Church and mailed before May 1st. For questions, you can call the church office (216) 932-7480 or contact Jen Bopple through this form.

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd - The demon barber of fleet street

straight razor

March 29th – April 7th

In the original version of the tale, Sweeney Todd is a barber who dispatches his victims by pulling a lever as they sit in his barber chair. His victims fall backward down a revolving trap door into the basement of his shop, generally causing them to break their necks or skulls. In case they are alive, Todd goes to the basement and “polishes them off” (slitting their throats with his straight razor). In some adaptations, the murdering process is reversed, with Todd slitting his customers’ throats before dispatching them into the basement through the revolving trap door. After Todd has robbed his dead victims of their goods, Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime (in some later versions, his friend and/or lover), assists him in disposing of the bodies by baking their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the unsuspecting customers of her pie shop. Todd’s barber shop is situated at 152 Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan’s church, and is connected to Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop in nearby Bell Yard by means of an underground passage. In most versions of the story, he and Mrs. Lovett hire an unwitting orphan boy, Tobias Ragg, to serve the pies to customers.  Though a gruesome tale, it contains powerful lessons on the futility of revenge.  Because this production is taking place in a church, the spilling of blood will be left to the viewer’s imagination.

Show Dates

3/29 Tickets Friday 8PM – 10 PM Dinner Show Package

3/30 Tickets Saturday 8PM – 10 PM

3/31 Tickets Sunday 2 PM – 4 PM

 

4/5 Tickets Friday 8PM – 10 PM

4/6 Tickets Saturday 8PM – 10 PM

4/7 Tickets Sunday2 PM – 4 PM