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.

 

MOPS at FBC (Mothers Of PreSchoolers)

Beginning Friday, September 13th, 2019
in Spahr Center from 9:30-11:30 am

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.

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 have school-age kids: Find the MOMSnext groups meeting in your area. They are designed for moms with older kids who still seek connection and community. Groups typically meet twice a month at a church, but each group can modify the location, schedule and curriculum to meet the needs of the group.

If you want to join a short-term small group: Try our M Collectives, topic-based discussion guides that lead to really meaningful conversations. Gather a few friends and create your own Collective small group. Customize the topic, meeting time and location to fit your needs. Each MOPS Member can download the Participant Guide for FREE, but we recommend each group purchase the Facilitator Guide, which offers keen insight into creating a safe and loving space.

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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

Family Fun

big game of monopoly

Family Game Night

Did you miss our game night for all ages? The adults had as much or more fun than the kids. There was a killer game of Monopoly and Pastor Jeff is now a hotel mogul and will probably sporting a new Rolls Royce complete with chauffeur soon.


minecraft costume

Family Creation Night Was A Hit!

Creation is the theme for our upcoming Hero Headquarters so we decided we would use that as or Family Night theme. Our night of creating with Minecraft, Legos, and crafts was great.  This Free family night was well attended by several families including kids, parents, aunts, uncles and even grandparents.  A lot of the kids headed straight for the lineup of Xboxes that Carly was able to finagle from work at the Microsoft Store. She had her friend and coworker Natalie Esther there for tech support and moral support. Thanks to Natalie and Microsoft! Carly pulled out all the stops on the snacks with healthy fruit and veggies and not so healthy (but delicious) pizza, chips, and cookies.

Besides the lineup of Xboxes, there were Legos to creations to build and plastic crafts to create. It made a nice diversion when attention spans waned and kids needed a break from mining. Later in the evening we even toured downtown Cleveland Minecraft style through the Rock Hall of Fame, Browns/Cavs/Indians stadiums, Terminal Tower and more all built by Adam and Frank (not in one night). We can’t wait for the next big event!


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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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A Moving Experience

Let’s Go Mining!

The kids wanted to play Minecraft so we will play Minecraft, we will build with Legos, and have snacks.  The kids can come dressed as their favorite Lego or Minecraft character and we’ll have a photo booth! We will also have a short family devotional/message and a game. Minecraft ties in well with our theme for March which is MADE “Discover Who You’re Meant To Be” where we will find out…

“How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.”

Psalm 139:14, NIrV