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.
Sunday, June 2nd from 9 AM – 1 PM
One Sunday Each Summer We’re Outta Here — our service begins!
This is the 12th year that First Baptist Church has left the building for a day of community service, outreach, and fellowship. Information and sign-up sheets will be available in Swasey Tower May 5. Find a project that you would like to do and sign up. We will begin with a brief communion service then it’s off we go to serve!
Our celebration lunch from 12:30 – 2:00 PM is under the capable leadership of Tony Peebles, Benne Christian, and Debra Hagler.
Rev. Kregg Burris will lead us in a brief communion service then it’s off we go to serve!
Here are some of the Project Leaders.
NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD COLLECTION
This group will walk the neighborhoods near FBC collecting food items for Family Promise and for the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church. The FBC Boy Scout troop will assist by distributing fliers, in advance, to the homes we will be visiting. Please bring your own water bottle, rain gear, stroller, and wagons.
Project Leaders: Laura Leanza Preston, Jen, and Steve Bopple (meet in Wheaton Center).
Project designed for: This is a great project for any age; infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults. There is no limit to the number of participants, the more the better!
JUDSON HYMN SING WITH RESIDENTS
This group will travel to Judson Retirement Center for a hymn sing. We will go to several sections of the nursing care facility to sing familiar hymns with the residents.
Project Leaders: Gwen Dyer & Liz Gockel (meet in the Choir Room/Chapel to carpool)
Project designed for: Anyone who enjoys singing the old familiar hymns and in so doing bring a smile to the faces of these older people. You do not need to be a great singer, the words and music will be provided, just bring along a great spirit. This project is open to children, youth and adults of all ages.
RUST BELT COMMUNITY GARDEN
Come help create a useful green space in our city. As we work together at a Cleveland Community Garden, located at 1407 E. 40th, Cleveland. The team will be weeding and thinning the garden to prepare the ground for planting. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, work gloves, kneeling pads, weed whackers, and small hand shovels.
Project Leaders: Jane Pernicone, Ship Collins & Todd Rogers (meet in the Fairmount Hall by the water fountain to carpool.
Project is designed for: youth and young adults but all are welcomed. 10 – 15 are needed.
Come join with families living at nearby Family Promise in a morning of fun crafts, games and stories with the children while the parents have an opportunity to have their own “Ask the Doctor” discussion group.
Project Leaders: Carly Marino with the children and Eddie Wills, M.D. Pediatrician, with the parents ( meet by the Welcome desk to carpool)
Project designed for: 10-15 people; children, youth and adults.
FBC HUNGER GARDEN PLANTING
This year our garden is again being opened to neighbors in our community as well as FBC people who would like to have their own plot. Some of all produce grown goes to the Hts. Hunger Center. Come and help get things started. Gardening experience is not needed. Please bring garden gloves.
Project Leaders: Toboli SamYellowe & Aaron Oliver (meet at the Garden).
Project designed for: 6-10 people; older children, youth, and adults.
PRODUCE GIVE AWAY FROM THE CLEVELAND FOOD BANK
This is a new project this year. We will be distributing one whole truckload of fresh produce to the hungry. This will be set up in our parking lot and we will need lots of willing hands to be at various stations to pass out the fresh fruits and vegetables.
Project Leader: Jae Williams (meet by the playground)
Project designed for: 20-25 people, older children, youth and adults.
WHITE CROSS BANDAGES
Currently, bandages are being sent to the Congo. The Fireside Room will quickly be transformed into what looks like a small factory: some ripping sheets, some running sewing machines, some rolling strips into bandages and everyone talking and having fun. Three portable sewing machines are needed as well as three people to operate them.
Project Leaders: Mari Shroder-Jenkins and Barbara Walker (meet in the Fireside Room).
Project designed for: Older children, youth and adults, there is no limit to the number of participants to help with this project, the more the merrier.
SORTING DONATIONS FOR THE MEN’S SHELTER AT 2100 LAKESIDE AND RECOVERY FOR LIFE
The participants will be busy sorting and packing the times for delivery later in the week.
Project Leader: Joan Mihelich (meet in Spahr Center).
Project designed for: 7-8 people; men, women, and teens.
PREPARING A NO-COOK DESSERT FOR A CALVARY MEAL AND EMERGENCY FOOD SNACK BAGS FOR FRONTLINE SERVICE
This is an easy sit-down task of putting together a dessert of trail mix for our next guests we serve at the hot meal at Calvary church. This group will also prepare emergency food snack bags for the homeless mentally ill who receive services from a local mental health agency. It is difficult to help clients when hunger is their most immediate need.
Project Leaders: Tina DeBlaey and Iris Goins (meet in the Livingston Room).
Project designed for: 8-10 people; children, teens, and adults.
If you enjoy being in the kitchen this project is for you. Help set up the tables, fire up the grills and help cook a delicious lunch. Report for duty to Head Chef, Faith Arnold in the main kitchen by Fellowship Hall. This also includes staying to help with clean-up and washing dishes.
Project Leaders: Faith Arnold & Benne Christian(meet downstairs in the main kitchen)
Project designed for: 10-12 people; youth and adults
NURSERY IS OPEN
If there is a need, our nursery will be open for babies and toddlers with care being provided by the regular Sunday staff. Parents need to register in advance at the sign-up table for this service.
Questions? Ask Fran Leanza or Karen Gill or email them through the form at the bottom of this page
THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS ARE NEEDED IN ADVANCE TO MAKE OUR DAY A SUCCESS
FRONTLINE SERVICES FOR HOMELESS FOR EMERGENCY FOOD SNACK BAGS
- Juice boxes
- Individual fruit cups or applesauce
- Packages of peanut butter or cheese crackers
- Granola or protein bars
RECOVERY FOR LIFE (WOMEN)
- Back to work clothes for women
- Single bed sheets
- Bath towels
The following items are needed for families as they make a fresh start in their own apartments.
- Cleaning supplies
- Foil & Wax paper
- Lunch bags
- Toilet paper
- New kitchen towels
- Personal hygiene products for teen girls and women
FOR THE SHELTER AT 2100 LAKESIDE (MEN)
For Men moving out to an apartment
- Pots & pans
- Cooking utensils
- coffee pot
For use at the shelter
- Books, recent magazines, devotional booklets,
Guideposts, small Bibles, New Testaments, puzzle books and reading glasses from the dollar store
- Washable Men’s clothing – Jeans, t-shirts, sweat shirts, jackets and rain gear
- Gym bags and backpacks (the men need to carry all their belongings with them during the day)
- Personal items – Trial/hotel size/small (under 4 ozs) bottles of shampoo & lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste
comb, razor, deodorant
For daily use
- Water bottles
- Gym bags or back packs (many of the men need to carry everything they own with them daily)
Collection baskets in the Fairmount Hall beginning May 5!
Each year we participate in the Run/Walk for Hunger which is the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s signature event taking place each May to raise funds and awareness to fight local hunger in Greater Cleveland.
We will let you know when you can sign up to Run/Walk or you can Donate to help us reach our goal!
2019 is the 31st Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, and we hope you will join us as we get fit to fight hunger!
WHAT? The Run/Walk for Hunger is a 5K run or walk through downtown Cleveland beginning and ending at Great Lakes Science with music, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. The Hunger Network has partnered with Hermes Cleveland to create a professional run experience for participants that will include shutting down the streets of Downtown Cleveland for a scenic route that all runners and walkers will enjoy.
WHEN? The Run/Walk for Hunger took place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Great Lakes Science Center. Late Registration is at 7:45 AM. Our Run/Walk for Hunger Kick-Off Celebration begins at 8:15 AM. The Run/Walk steps off at 8:45 AM
Where? The Great Lakes Science Center at 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.
WHY RUN/WALK? The Hunger Network is the largest emergency food distributor in Greater Cleveland with over 70 hunger centers strategically placed throughout Cuyahoga County. Each month, 40,000 people receive food at one of our food pantries and hot meal sites, and 30% of those served are children.
Every $1 raised at the Run/Walk for Hunger can be leveraged to provide 4 nutritious meals to feed those in need!
OUR PARTICIPANTS Over 2,000 individual walkers and teams of 10 or more participants each year to help raise money in an effort to stomp out hunger right here in Greater Cleveland. Walkers who raise $30 or more earn an official Run/Walk for Hunger T-Shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraiser teams, individuals, and fastest runners.
PARTICIPATE! To participate in the 31st Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, volunteer, walk or run on our team contact Karen Gill through the form below.
The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families, and by actively participating in a coordinated community response to people in need.
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.
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
In alignment with the great commission, which is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus to his disciples to spread his teachings to all the nations of the world, the Christian Education Department is introducing our first global learning outreach project. The body of Christ is in global connection with its members and as global members for the kingdom we have a vital function.
The Christian Education Global outreach learning project for 2018 is to send Bibles and Christian Literature to a global ministry in need.
The Christian Education Department is seeking donations of Bibles and new and used Christian materials (Bibles, books, magazines, articles, etc.).
The Christian Education Department is asking members to write letters of encouragement to their brothers and sisters in Christ as they strive to preach the gospel throughout their country. These letters will be attached to the books.
This year’s ministry donation project is:
Proclaim God’s Love Ministry – Kisii, Kenya
DONATE: BIBLES (KJV & NIV) – NEW AND USED CHRISTIAN BOOKS
The Hunchback of Notre Dame was a success! The cast, crew, musicians and everyone else that helped put on this production want’s to thank you for attending and your continued support of H.E.L.P.
Mason Stewart & Kelly Pernicone – Happy Ending Lyric Players (H.E.L.P.) appeared on Channel 3 (WKYC) We the People talking about H.E.L.P. and their new musical, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical based on the 1831 novel of the same name written by Victor Hugo with songs from the 1996 Walt Disney Animation Studios film adaptation.
The musical premiered in 1999 in Berlin, Germany as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (“The Bellringer of Notre Dame”). It was produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, the company’s first musical to premiere outside the U.S. It ran for three years, becoming one of Berlin’s longest-running musicals.
The musical relies on a series of musical leitmotifs, which are reprised either instrumentally or vocally. Each of the central characters has a theme (“Out There” for Quasimodo, “God Help the Outcasts” for Esmeralda, “Hellfire” for Frollo, and “Rest and Recreation” for Phoebus). “The Bells of Notre Dame” acts as a narrative device to tell parts of the story.Come One! Come All! Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Mason Stewart directs this production in our beautiful sanctuary that brings to mind a cathedral in Notre Dame. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Park in the back of the First Baptist Church at 3630 Fairmount Boulevard (at Eaton Road) in Shaker Heights and come in through the Portico Entrance. We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions or need more information please complete the form below.
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Previously, scores of FBC members participated in a six week Daniel Plan program. The feedback about the program was positive and many have inquired if there were plans to do it again. Several participants also went to a reunion event last fall hosted by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. We were excited to hear directly from Dr. Mark Hyman and learn that the Clinic wanted to continue their support.
You are invited to continue or begin your journey toward better health through The Daniel Plan Five Essentials Series. The Daniel Plan Essential Series contains all new materials that will equip you to develop new healthy habits that will bring hope and healing to every area of your life. You will take a deeper dive into all the principles that frame The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends-life areas that all work together to restore your health for the long run.
For more information or to RSVP contact Jane through the form below.