An Involved Community Partner
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland is an involved community partner providing hands-on opportunities for our members to directly serve our community.
As Christians, we are called to serve others, so we invite you to get involved! To get connectedto these opportunities, please use our Contact Us form.
Mobile Pantry with the Cleveland Food Bank
Several Saturdays throughout the year we distribute fresh produce to those in our community experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers are always needed to repack produce and to hand out food the day of the event. Want to help, but aren’t free on Saturday mornings? You can help by saving grocery bags and leaving them at the Church for use on distribution days.
Run/Walk for Hunger
Each summer Team FBC and the Children’s Center participate in the Walk for Hunger sponsored by the Hunger Network of Cleveland. This event allows us to take steps towards a world without hunger! Those who join us at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be able to enjoy refreshments, entertainment as well as a day at the Zoo!
Serve a Meal at Calvary
On the fourth Friday of each month, volunteers from FBC prepare and serve a meal at Calvary Presbyterian Church to Cleveland’s unhoused population. You can help by preparing food and dropping it off at the church or joining the team as they cook and serve.
Faith in Action Sunday
The church is CLOSED the first Sunday of June each year for Faith in Action Sunday! Instead of coming together in worship, we come together for a day of service both within the walls of FBC and beyond! Past projects have included sewing bandages for the red cross, a neighborhood canned food drive, planting at the Rust Belt Garden, and more. All are welcome to join in as we turn our faith to action!
East Side Ministries
Our East Side Ministry program for adults with developmental disabilities meets at FBC each Sunday from September – May. You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.
The Hunger Garden
Our vegetable garden, located on the Shelburne side of our building, was started in 1992. In 2010, we opened the gardens up to our local community. Each gardener is responsible for their own plot and a portion of the weekly pickings will be delivered to the Hunger Center located at Bethany Baptist Church.
P.A.D.S. (Pride Among Daughters & Sisters)
The mission of PADS is to provide hygiene products to underprivileged teens & women and to promote pride, dignity, and confidence. This newly non-profit organization was started by our own FBC member, Delesia Robinson. For more information about PADS and how you can support, visit www.prideamongdaughters.org
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
The week before Thanksgiving, a group of volunteers come together to assemble boxes of fresh and shelf stable foods for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Come join the fun as we prepare these boxes together! Many hands make light work and it is always a fun crowd that comes together!
FBC Giving Tree
You can participate in our Christmas Angel Program by buying a personal gift for a young child living in transitional housing or in shelters sponsored by the Family Promise Organization. Look for the tree in the entryway starting around Thanksgiving to make a difference in the life of young families in our community.