The Forty Niners is a group originally started in 1949 but it is still going strong today. This is a group is seeking Christian Fellowship and Service. There are fun and informative programs and socials scheduled throughout the year. A membership of $25 per person is a requirement for inclusion in the Forty Niner roster. The dues are a source of funds for administrative costs, support of programs, and contributions to church-related activities.
If you are interested in joining the 49ers or need more information or you would like to register for an event use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
2020-2021 Forty-Niner Programs
Sunday, September 27th at 11:45 a.m. Lunch Program Follows
Speakers: Local author, Monika Dettmers Tandon “Beyond My Wildest Dreams; A German Girls Story of WWII and Beyond”
Past Forty-Niner Programs 2018-2019
September 23rd, Sunday 12:30 p.m. Lunch Program 1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Meredeth Shelley, RN, Care Coordinator, Lymphoma Program at Taussig Center, Cleveland Clinic and Carole Negus, RN, Director of Nursing, Stella Maris, Inc. . both FBC members “The Pros and Cons of Recreational and Medical Marijuana Use”
November 4th, Sunday 12:30 p.m. Lunch Program 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Judy MacKeigan, Historian/Archivist from Cleveland
Metroparks- “Exploring the Flats: Up and Down a Crooked River”
January 13th, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Lunch Program 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Kim Kidd Collins, Elementary Principal at Orange Schools and FBC Moderator- “Education Today”
March 3rd, Sunday 12:30 p.m. Lunch Program 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: FBC Member, Monroe Goins and panel members-
“21st Century Challenges Facing Our Social Justice System”
May 19th, Sunday 12:30 p.m. / Lunch Program 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: G. Michael Skerritt–” Community Theatre, A Joy and A Challenge”
September 22nd, Sunday 12:30 p.m. / Lunch Program 1:15 p.m.
Ship Collins and two outstanding Orange High School students will present a program that they gave in May 2019 to a group of area educators on the importance of social justice for all students.
January 19th, Sunday 12:30 p.m. / Lunch Program 1:15 p.m.
Spotlight on an outstanding member of our congregation, Iris Goins. She serves on our church council and is the ch. of the Felowship and nuture Cluster. She will tell us about her work as a social worker dealing with suicide prevention and work being done to assist our Cleveland homeless population.
February 16th, Sunday 12:30 p.m. / Lunch Program 1:15 p.m.
Doug Kusak, historical interpreyer, speaker from the Cleveland Metroparks. His topic is “Great Lakes Cargo Ships”
Past Forty-Niner Socials 2018-2019
October 12th, Friday 12:00 noon
Lunch at the Welshfield Inn
4001 Main Market Rd.
Burton, OH 44021
December 1st, Saturday 12:00 noon Annual Christmas Luncheon
Cleveland Racquet Club
29825 Chagrin Blvd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
February – Date & Time ToBe Announced
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre or Studio Orchestra
March 31st, Sunday 12:30 p.m. / Lunch 2:00 p.m. Matinee
H.E.L.P.’s production of “Sweeney Todd” at FBC
June 15th, Saturday 12:00 noon / 12:50 Departure
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
7900 Old Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131
Box Lunch Included
October 4th, Friday 12:00 noon Luncheon
14001 Main Market Rd.
Burton, OH 44021