Our Summer Services will be Theme Based with Multiple Music Styles
We are expanding on our successful worship format of the past two years beginning with the 10 AM Sunday, June 9 service.
Each 10 AM Sunday service will be preceded at 9:30 AM by a short fellowship time including coffee, tea, juice, and delicious goodies. Late risers won’t have to go hungry during the service. Unconsumed goodies will be allowed in the church.
Each service will include a mix of traditional and contemporary style music typical of the church’s separate traditional and contemporary services scheduled for the balance of each year. For example, one Sunday a powerful organ prelude will start things off, and the following Sunday the church’s talented Praise Team and Band will assume that opening role. Alternating styles for other elements of each service will take advantage of the many talented members and friends of the church.
And if you ever wanted to try singing in a church choir, you are welcome to join members of the church “Sometime Sunday Singers,” a group of regular choir members and congregation volunteers who meet at 9:15 AM to learn a simple song that is sung during that day’s service. No audition required!
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the summer worship schedule will be the theme assigned to each Sunday, an effort to introduce a more relaxed and engaging atmosphere.
Sunday, June 9 is “Hat Day,” when you are encouraged to wear a hat of your choosing, the more elaborate the better. Hats will be available if you don’t have one of your own. And since the majority of hat wearers traditionally are women, we will limit singing to the fairer sex on this Sunday.
Everyone loves to eat, so we have incorporated a “Dollar Dog Sunday” on June 16 and encourage you to wear whatever Cleveland Indians attire you have. Hot dogs will be in the Courtyard after the service. And ice cream and root beer floats will follow the two “Ice Cream Sundae” services of July 14 and August 11.
While we are on the subject of food, don’t forget the “Tailgate Party Sunday” where we will have a picnic in the parking lot and admire once again everyone’s Cleveland Indians attire.
On June 23 you can wear a T-shirt on “T-Shirt Sunday,” and on July 21 you are encouraged to wear your most outrageous Hawaiian shirt on “Hawaiian Sunday.”
On June 30 the Community Service Sunday will move to the front steps of the church so any and everyone can stop by. You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair so you will be comfortable on the front lawn of the church surrounded by neighbors and friends.
We encourage clothing in red, white, and/or blue on Independence Celebration Sunday which will actually be on Sunday, July 7.
You won’t want to miss Christmas in July on July 28 when the music will be predominantly Christmas Carols.
Recognizing the importance of our dedication to the community around us you will be encouraged to bring school supplies for struggling public schools while you wear a shirt with a logo from your favorite school on Back to School Sunday, August 18th, and non-perishable food for the hungry on Homecoming Sunday, August 25.
June 9 – Hat Day
June 16 – Dollar Dog Day
June 23 – T-Shirt Sunday
June 30 – Community Service Sunday
July 7 – Independence Celebration Sunday
July 14 – Ice Cream Sundae
July 21 – Hawaiian Sunday
July 28 – Christmas in July
August 4 – Tailgate Party
August 11 – Ice Cream Sunday
August 18 – Back to School Sunday
August 25 – Homecoming Sunday
September 1 – Labor Day Weekend
Staff Appreciation Sunday
September 8 We return to the regular church service schedule, 9 AM for the Contemporary Service, 11 AM for the Traditional service.
First Baptist hopes that this summer schedule helps create closer relationships in the Heights area. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Respectfully Submitted – Mike Skerritt