Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

OA is open to everyone. No matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — OA has a solution. Would you like to learn more about Overeaters Anonymous visit their web site.

If you would like to visit a meeting come to the church Sundays or Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Montgomery Room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. If you wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous visit their website.

If you are concerned with a drinking problem stop by the church where the Attitudes of Gratitude AA Group meets Saturdays at 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm at the Wheaton Center.

There is also a group that meets on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm in the Fireside Room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

Opt in to Receive Text Announcements

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.

If you are not currently receiving phone announcements and would like to, please email the church office with your name and phone number and we’ll add you to the list.

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

“The Glorious Gospel”

with Pastor Kregg

At the core of our faith in Christ lies an understanding of 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.

 

Spirit Gifts

WOULD YOU LIKE TO
• spread the work of ministry beyond the “faithful few’’?
• nurture and empower individuals for leadership?
• enable persons to name, claim, and use their spiritual gifts?
• match church members with ministries that fit their gifts?
• help persons to discover God’s direction for their lives?
• increase the enthusiasm and joy of church members?

If these items interest you our Spiritual Gifts classes starting in 2020 are tailored especially for you. $10 per participant covers books and food.
The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 1/25/20, 9 AM – 4 PM Spiritual Gifts Workshop for FBC Leadership
(to be directed at leaders only;
signup deadline 12/15/19)

Celebrating Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Pentecost through Spiritual Gifts
(church-wide invitation; signup deadline 2/10/20)

Lent 2/26-4/8/2020

Wednesdays 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 7p-8p

Maundy Thursday, 4/9, 7p-8p

BREAK 4/10/20-4/18/20

Internship 4/19/20-5/31/20 “My Gift(s) and
FBC Mission and Vision”

Sundays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31
(DAY OF PENTECOST AND COMMISSIONING ON 5/31)

BREAK 5/10 for Mother’s Day and 5/25
for Memorial Day Weekend

SpiritGifts is an exciting, community-building experience of discovery and growth that will empower and equip Christians for service and leadership in the local church and beyond. In addition to providing a biblical foundation for understanding spiritual gifts and the importance of every individual’s gifts as a member of the Body of Christ. This program will help persons discover God’s will and direction for their lives as they name, claim and apply their own spiritual gifts. As individuals become actively involved in serving according to their gifts, you will see the work and ministry of the entire congregation grow!

Leader’s Resources include:

• Tips for Leaders
• Bible studies
• Prayers
• Overheads & charts
• Letter to participants
• Spiritual gifts survey
• Teaching/presentation pages
• Reproductions of all partcipant worksheets
• Theme song & other suggested songs
• Biblical & contemporary examples of the gifts
• Covenant & renewal service
• Step-by-step program guides
• Certificate of completion
• and more

Also available: SpiritGifts Participant’s Workbook PATRICIA D. BROWN conducts spiritual nurture and evangelism workshops and is a popular speaker at Icher. As a United Methodist pastor, she has served six churches and has worked as a hospital chaplain She is the author of 365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living, Learning to Lead from Your Spirits Center, and a contributor to 365 Meditations for Mothers of Young Children.

Time & Talents Survey

volunteerPlease take a moment to fill out this survey to help the Nominating Committee know where you would like to/be willing to serve the church in the future. Thank you for your help!


Talents & Skills


Opportunities to Get Involved

Please check the opportunities that interest you (mark all that apply):

* Fine Arts events include things like Rock of Faith, HELP shows, Back to Broadway, Christmas Eve Pageant, etc.

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