There is nothing more magical than the season of Advent and Christmastime at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland. As the snow accumulates on the ground, the interior of the building is transformed with greenery, twinkling lights, and the beautiful crimsons of poinsettias and ribbons.
Each year we host a variety of events to help our members, friends, families, and communities get in to the Christmas spirit and prepare for the birth of Christ our Savior.
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Each Sunday in December during our Unified Worship Service we light a candle on our Advent Wreath to represent hope, peace, joy, and love.
Spread Some Cheer Christmas Caroling
Saturday December 16th at 2pm
Members and friends gather together at the Portico entrance of the church to prepare to go out into our community to spread holiday cheer through song! This event is perfect for all ages. You don’t have to be a singer to spread cheer, everyone can sing Christmas songs.
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday December 17th at 4pm
In the tradition of King’s College, Lessons and Carols is a telling of Jesus’ birth through traditional carols, brass quintet features, readings, and bells. A special reception will follow Lessons and Carols.
Live Animal Nativity Pageant
Sunday December 24th at 7pm
The highlight of many families Christmas season is our live animal nativity pageant! With the help of some special four legged friends (goats, sheep, llamas, and even a mini cow) we share the story of the birth of Jesus. This is one you won’t want to miss!