Thank You for Supporting the Fine Arts

The Arts at First Baptist

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First Baptist Church is proud of their long history of supporting the arts. We have many performances throughout the year including singing, dancing, musicals, theater, instrumental, movies, and more. There is something for every taste, from amateur to professional and traditional to contemporary. Our own theater group, the Happy Ending Lyric Players (H.E.L.P.) has been performing for over forty years. Many of our musical groups like the Handbell Choir welcome new members so be sure and contact them to get involved.

We also host many outside groups like the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus and Apollo’s Fire in our facility. Our sanctuary is well known for it’s great acoustic qualities.

If it is visual arts you are looking for be sure to watch for special artists exhibits in our gallery or if you are looking for something a lot simpler we have our children’s center art show once a year.

Covid-19 UpdateAll events are subject to change or cancelation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update the events as soon as we have more information.

Rock of Faith

Rock of Faith

August 28th Community Conversation at 7:00 p.m.

A candid panel on the effects of addiction and the journey to recovery.

September 25th Rock of Faith Concert at 7:00 p.m.

A Journey from Addiction to Recovery Told Through Secular Music. Proceeds from this event will benefit Cornerstone Housing, that provides a safe environment for individuals as they transition from treatment to sober living.


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Betty Meyers’ Highland Quintet

Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Betty Meyers, piano with guest Stephanie Price, double bass will perform Borodin’s Quintet and
Schubert’s Trout Quintet.
A goodwill offering will be taken.

MTI Music Review, All Together Now

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

A Fundraiser for the Happy
Ending Lyric Players – Ticketed Event

A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance

Sunday, November 22nd, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Art Songs of the Romantic Era. Helena Safarova and Angela Zawada sing with Adam Whiting on the piano.

Tuba Christmas

Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Tubas play your favorite Christmas music.

Apollo’s Fire – Handel’s Messiah

Sunday, December 11th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Apollo’s Fire performs Handel’s Messiah the Complete Oratorio.

Children’s Christmas Musical

Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Laura Preston, Producer-Director leads the FBC children in their performance of their play.

Christmas Caroling

Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

We will visit individuals homes in small groups to sing Christmas carols. All are welcome to join us. We will meet at the church.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols & International Tea

Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

In the Tradition of King’s College Chapel
This will include David Conte’s commissioned anthem honoring Robert Schneider.

Christmas Nativity Pageant

Friday, December 24th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

One of First Baptist Church’s most beloved annual traditions, our living nativity brings to life the Christmas story into our sanctuary with choirs, soloists, musicians and the newborn baby Jesus. This year we will not have live animals due to the pandemic. The church fills up as we celebrate with traditional hymns and new selections of music, as we participate together in the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Friday, December 24th, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Usher in Christmas in the traditional late evening Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carol service.  The Chancel Choir, Soloists and Handbell Choir offer beautiful music of the season and the service culminates with the singing of “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night”.

New Year’s Eve Service

Friday, December 31st, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Year end contemplative service.

HELP – Into the Woods Auditions

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Auditions  January 8th – 2:00 p.m., 9th – 1:00 a.m., 10th – 6:00 p.m.
Call Backs  January 12th, 6:00 p.m.

The Happy Ending Lyric Players will be back on stage again! Here is your chance to join them. They will present Into the Woods! More information will be available in the coming months. NOTE: First hour by schedule only (216) 392-1255.

HELP – Into the Woods

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March 25th – April 3rd

The Happy Ending Lyric Players will be back on stage again! They will present Into the Woods! More information will be available in the coming months.

Back to Broadway

Back to Broadway

May 14th, 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret Style Fundraiser for the First Baptist Church Music Ministry – Ticketed Event.