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Text-Message-iPhone-cropYou can now receive announcements by text message! In addition to our ability to send out phone messages to multiple people instantly, the church office can now send out text messages to your cell phone.  If you would prefer to receive text messages with announcements of upcoming events, schedule changes or emergency notifications, it’s easy … just text the keyword FBCGC to 80123 to opt in.  We promise we won’t flood you with unwanted messages, and you can opt out at any time.  This just offers you one more way to keep in touch with the good things happening at First Baptist Church.

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CAMP KOINONIA
6810 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! Discount registration ends April 1, 2018!

SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS 2018

First Timer’s Camp – Built for K thru 1st Grade. An overnight with parents to experience Koinonia together. Primary Camp – A shortened 3-day “solo” camp for 1st and 2nd Grade campers. Elementary Camp – Designed for 3rd thru 5th Grade. Make friends as you play, hike, swim. Elementary Bible “N Saddle Camp – 4th thru 6th Grade. Learn all about horses and riding. Junior High Camp – 6th thru 8th Grades. New adventures in activities and relationships. Senior High X Camp – 9th thru 12th Grades. Excitement, Courage, Friendship, Faith, Worship

Special Person’s Camp – Designed for campers 18 years old and older who have special needs. Youth Special Person’s Horse Back Camp – Designed for youth, ages 10 thru 17 with special needs and an interest in horses.
Adult Special Person’s Horse Back Camp – Made for campers 18 years and up, with special needs.
Wilderness Weekend – 7th—12th Grades. Learn to build shelters, cook over an open fire, sleep under the stars.
And Many More including Paintball Camp, Youth Bible N’ Saddle Camp. Advanced Horse Camp!

H.E.L.P. Pancake Dinner

Happy Ending Lyric Players Pancake DinnerCelebrate Fat Tuesday Like A King!

Tuesday, February 13th
6pm – 8pm

Pancakes are not just for breakfast anymore. Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day is the day of February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated by eating pancakes. Mardi Gras is a carnival day, the last day of gorging before fasting for Lent. Hang up your apron and take the night off from the cooking. Come join us downstairs for a stack of sticky delicious pancakes and get your Mardi Gras on.

pancakesHelp us crown a King of Fools!
The prince with the most money raised will be our King.

$10 Adults
$5 Children 10 and under

 

Wednesday Morning Bible Class

Wednesday Morning Bible Class

Join us starting November 9 for

“The Glorious Gospel”

with Pastor Kregg

At the core of our faith in Christ lies an understanding to our human condition and basis for redemption. The gospel of good news is based on the person and the work of Jesus, the Christ who offers us salvation, redemption and eternal hope. It is a message found from cover to cover within Holy scriptures. Our study will begin in Genesis and we will follow the work of God bringing redemption to humanity through to the book of Revelations.

All you need is a bible. The format is conversational and interactive. It is open to everyone.

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday’s 11 am—12 pm

Fireside Room

Chancel Choir Anthems Now Available on YouTube!

ChoirFBC has a marvelous Chancel Choir, led by Dr. Robert Schneider.  You can now listen to the choir’s weekly anthems on YouTube!  Click here to be listen to the playlist.

 

Children’s Vacation Bible School

August 6th – 8th

Spark Imagination with Faith-Building Fun! – Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Spark creativity with interactive decoration and experiences. Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School transforms your church into a place buzzing with excitement! Designed with a purpose in mind

Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spiritual Spring Cleaning

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2

Spring-cleaning means to clean your house, very well, including parts you do not often clean. We do not want you to neglect self. Our desire is for you to examine everything, especially your spiritual areas. We call it spiritual spring cleaning. During the month of May 2018, the Christian Education Department will introduce our first spiritual spring cleaning booklet. Self-assessment allows one to examine strengths and weaknesses. The Bible recommends that as Christians we perform self- assessments. As noted in 2 Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”

Adhering to self-assessment of one’s’ value orientation involves understanding how to overcome potential barriers that could hinder personal and spiritual growth. Your spiritual belief is the foundation, that aligns all your core values. This is important because, when challenges appear, a Christian’s response and interaction will revert to spiritual values. Self-assessment forces accountability for one’s actions and behavior. With accountability, one’s belief system can strive towards becoming more Christ-Centered and Christ-Focused. Being Christ-centered from a Christian perspective should be uncomplicated because it is the basis for all relationships.

It is impossible as humans to completely avoid including one’s values and possible bias at some point in time. This is another reason self-assessment is critical. As Christians, there is a clear understanding that God’s word should govern behavior. This is one of the primary reason’s the Spiritual Spring Cleaning booklet was created.

Prior to starting, there should be at least a day of prayer. We recommend selecting at least 2 areas during the month of May 2018, in which you are willing to challenge yourself to spiritually grow. Select one of the following PDFs to download.

30 Days to – Taming Your Tongue

30 Days to – Taming Your Kid’s Tongue

30 Days to – Taming Your Fears

30 Days to – Taming Your Stress

30 Days to – Taming Your Anger

30 Days to – Taming Your Emotions

30 Days to – Taming Your Finances

30 Days to – Taking Care of Your Temple

"FBC Women... Driven by Faith"

2018 Annual Women’s Retreat

Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:30 am -3:30 pm

Lakefront Lodge
30525 Lake Shore Blvd.
Willowick, Ohio 44085

Cost: $15.00

Join us for this powerful one-day retreat as we nourish our Mind, Body, and Spirit on scenic Lake Erie!

Program highlights include, “A Simple Act of Gratitude” presented by Anita Bartel, Art for the Soul Project led by Sheri Stevens, A special poetry session by the renowned Reality Poet, Sonya Kyle, Zumba and Yoga sessions, morning devotion and singing and other guest speakers that you will not want to miss.

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 5th!

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MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 21st, 2019

FBCGC marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with the following program:

Gather at Spahr Center 9 to 9:30 AM
Evon Gocan will offer us a message for the day 9:30 AM

There will be 3 groups going out-

  1. A group will go to Family Promise – we have been asked to get together a craft project with about a dozen Moms and perhaps 20 kids of various ages. Any fun project will do. They did a coloring or construction paper craft two years ago. David Chapman and the Church of the Master will provide the meal portion for the group.
  2. A group will go to sing at Judson led by Gwen Dyer, they will return back to our church for lunch.
  3. A group will be going to Calvary with Tina Bergeest Marr to clean up the location where we provide meals. The group will return back to our church for lunch.

Faith will have a lunch of soup and sandwiches after 11:30 AM but she will need a count before everyone leaves for their assignments.

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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