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 UpdateMany of our 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. 

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.

Jazz Christmas


Sunday, December 24th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

A celebration of the Christmas season with readings and music by the Demetrius Steinmetz trio and special guests.

The Story of Christmas

Mary & Joseph

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

Join us in person or LIVE on YouTube to be part of The Story of Christmas. This service is fun for the whole family! Be part of the magic of Christmas as we show you the journey of Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, and the Shepherds. Join the choir of angels in song as they spread good tidings of great news for all people! The service ends with a message of hope that has been passed from generation to generation and a beautiful rendition of ‘Silent Night’ as we fill our Gothic Sanctuary with Candlelight in preparation for the birth of Jesus. All are welcome to hear the good news and experience The Story of Christmas.

Christmas Eve

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 about Into the Woods. Auditions by appointment only –

A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance

A time to mourn, a time to dance

Postponed due to COVID-19
in the Sanctuary

Art Songs by composers of the Romantic Era
Angela Zawada, soprano, Helena Safarova, mezzo-soprano, Adam Whiting, piano.

Free admission

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 about Into the Woods

Back to Broadway

Back to Broadway

May 14th, 7:30 p.m.

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