May
4
to Aug 10

Common Ground

Ladies — Join us once a month, starting Saturday, May 4th, for Common Ground in the Fallout from 9:00am-10:30am here at Bay Pres. Start your morning off with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from a local coffee shop, and enjoy a time of sweet fellowship connecting with other women. We’ll also feature a short video message from one of the IF: Gathering speakers! No need to register, just come and bring a friend! Contact Sally Gerycz (440.871.3822 x179) for more information.

Put these dates your calendar: Saturdays May 4th, June 1st, July 13th, August 10th

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May
12
to Aug 25

Summer READ!

What are you reading this summer? We’re inviting all the women at Bay Pres to join in Summer READ!

This year we’re reading the book The BEST Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst. Most women can relate to “endless demands” and this is a great book to read with friends, neighbors, or coworkers who might not know how to depend on Jesus in the midst of life’s demands. We sold books on Sunday May 12th and 19th, and if you didn’t get one then, you can purchase them online.

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May
14
to Aug 31

MOPS Fall Registration

Calling ALL moms! There is a place for you in MOPS to receive support, make new friends and grow in your faith – as a mom and a woman!

MOPS is open to all moms of babies through kindergartners. Daytime groups meet twice each month on Mondays, the evening group meets twice a month on Wednesdays. Cost is $62. Questions relating to the MOPS  program should be directed to:

DAYTIME MOPS: Jenna Isaacs, 440.476.2550 jenna.l.isaacs@gmail.com

EVENING MOPS: Mary Holmes, 440.823.8687 mbernard16@gmail.com

Registration is open until August 31st!

Childcare is provided, you will receive an email with a link to childcare registration after you register or register children here:

 We look forward to having you join the great work God is doing through MOPS!




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Jun
1
to Jul 31

Volunteer at the Family Ministry Center with Building Hope In The City's Summer Enrichment Program

If you're looking for a way to get involved at the Family Ministry Center, consider volunteering with Building Hope In The City's Summer Enrichment Program on Wednesdays from 10:30am-3:00pm. There are three ways to serve: Tutors, Lunch Providers, and Pen Pals. This enrichment program serves 25-30 children each week. There are two training sessions coming up on June 1st and June 8th. Find out more details by contacting Laurie Kubiak (laurie@buikdinghopeinthecity.org, or 216.281.4673).

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Jul
11
to Jul 31

Officer Nominations Open Through July 31

Do you know someone who would make a great leader for the church? Beginning today and running through July 31, the Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the offices of Elder, Deacon and Board of Directors. Each year the congregation elects a new class of leaders to serve and shepherd the church and congregation as officers. If these are new terms for you, here's a quick summary of the different officer roles and responsibilities:

ELDERS constitute our Session, the governing body.  Their primary role is to provide spiritual leadership in the life of the church and congregation, but also oversee that the church is fulfilling her mission and vision.  As the church’s spiritual shepherds, they are called to “prayer and the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6:4).

DEACONS fulfill and build on the Biblical calling of Luke 10: 29-37 serving the needs of those in the congregation and the community with Christ's love, compassion, and mercy following the example of the Good Samaritan. Deacons assist with financial assistance, grief ministries and senior care. Deacons are under the authority of Session.

DIRECTORS have been delegated the responsibility for oversight of the legal, financial, and administrative functions of the church.  Because of these responsibilities, Directors are selected for their business wisdom and experience and often to fulfill specific functional needs (such as law, banking, entrepreneurship, etc.). Directors are also under the authority of Session.

Ready to nominate someone? Click here to fill out the form or you can find paper copies at the Welcome Desk. Thank you for participating in this very important part of the life of our church. Questions? Contact Sharon Brumagin (440.871.3822x136). Thank you!

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Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Seeking Stillness Retreat - Art & Faith

Ladies: For centuries, Christians have spent time with visual images - icons, painting, drawing, sculptures - as they have sought to deepen their relationship with God. Many of these depict stories from the Bible, images of Jesus, or representations of nature. Artwork inspired by scripture and experiences of God can also be powerful gateways into God’s presence. In this one-day retreat, we will explore how to use visual images to connect with God. We will not be producing artwork (unless you personally want to do this), but using the works of other Christians as our inspiration. Cost is $25 and includes retreat materials. Please bring your own lunch. Afternoon snacks, coffee, tea, and water provided.

Register here

Questions? Contact Deb Griest (debgriest@seekingstillness.org, 440.871.8764)

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Jul
27
to Aug 10

Summer Mission Trips at the FMC

If you’ve been at Bay Pres any length of time, you’ve probably heard about the Family Ministry Center. If you don’t know, the FMC started nearly a decade ago when Bay Pres purchased a property in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland and began serving Cleveland through partnerships with local ministries. It’s a vibrant hub for ministry in the Cleveland area and we’re inviting you to get involved.

We’re asking you to take a mission trip to the city this summer. Our partners at the FMC have put together a list of service opportunities all the way from manual labor to organizing books. There is something for everyone and we hope you’ll help us support all the work God is doing in Clark-Fulton.

Check out this list of opportunities starting July 27 through August 10th (click the name to register):

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Jul
30
to Aug 3

Ambassadors Soccer Camp

Bay Pres loves soccer, and we've got an opportunity for you to get involved with Ambassadors Soccer camps taking place at Madison Park in Lakewood July 30th-August 3rd. Camps are designed to give developing players an opportunity to learn basic and advanced skills in a fun, positive, encouraging Christian environment. If you want to find out more, get in touch with Suzanne Dannemiller for more information (suzannedannemiller@gmail.com 440.223.0379).

Find out more by watching this short video to see what Ambassadors is all about:

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Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Respite for families with special needs

Every quarter we provide Respite, a free event designed to be a night off for parents of children with special needs, and a night of fun for the kids! Our guests are each paired with a trained buddy for the evening who accompanies them throughout a night of fun activities. Parents and caregivers enjoy a little break knowing their children are in a safe environment and are having fun.

SERVE AT A RESPITE EVENT:

Hosting Respite events takes a lot of coordination and a ton of volunteers. This is a great place to volunteer a few hours on a Friday night. The Respite team is a fun loving and welcoming group and we’d love to have you join us. Plus, you’ll experience first hand the impact you’re having as you bond with your buddy throughout the night. You’re also giving parents and caretakers a break, and for some of the families we serve, these quarterly Respite nights are the only nights off they get all year. It’s no surprise that every time we open registration for Respite it fills up in a few hours, and we always have people on a waiting list. When you sign up to serve you make it possible for us to open our waiting list to more guests. We can’t do this without you! If you’re interested in serving, click the SERVE button below.

Want to help with set up on Thursday or Friday (August 1 or 2)? Sign up here.


REGISTER YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND:

Guest registration has ended for the Summer Respite Event. Guest registration opens October 14 for the November 8 Respite Event. Questions? Contact Beth Golik (440.871.3822x181)


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Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Family Communion Workshop

Families! If your child(ren) have not taken communion and/or you would like to learn more about this sacrament, join us for the Family Communion Workshop. There is no age limit- just come and learn together about the Lord’s Supper!

Parent training will be held on August 4th during both service hours in W211; the family portion will be held on August 11th beginning at 6:00 pm in Lakeview Hall, and will include a simple dinner.

After the workshop, you will be able to discern your child(ren)’s readiness. We will be offering an opportunity for not only our individual families, but also our greater church family to come together for communion during our Family Communion Sunday on September 1st .

Registration fee is $15/family. 

Childcare is available for children under six years of age. An email about childcare will go out after you register for the event.

Questions? Contact Erin Ritchie (440.871.3822x107)


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Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Golf Scramble for Young Life

Play golf in a fundraiser to help Young Life continue to reach out to the young people of Northeast Ohio. Young Life helps people take the first step in a life-long journey; choices they make today, based on God’s love for them, have an impact on future decisions - careers chosen, marriages formed, families raised.

This golf event plays a pivotal role in the financial stability of Young Life by helping fund the daily operations, future start-up opportunities, and many other needs we have in the area.

Come play golf at Valley of the Eagles Golf Club in Elyria on Friday, July 12th.

Find out more & register here.

Contact Austin Chelko (440.655.1295, or austin.chelko@gmail.com) with questions.

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Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

Stand In for Homeless Children

Nearly 3,000 school-aged children are experiencing homelessness in Cleveland so far this year.

Churches in the greater Cleveland area are joining together to stand in public square on Saturday, June 29th to represent each homeless student in our city. Join the City Mission and serve the young hurting neighbors by participating on June 29th. The event will include live worship, prayer, food trucks, activities for families and more! Register as a family, individual, or small group today at www.thecitymission.org/stand-in

Contact Martha Exoo for more information (440.871.3822 x140)

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Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Bridge Avenue School Golf Outing

Come support The Bridge Avenue School (TBAS), our ministry partner at the Family Ministry Center. TBAS is a Christian middle school that helps struggling students succeed in reading, math, and science.

Join TBAS at Sweetbriar Golf Club, Legacy Course (750 Jaycox Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012) for their 12th annual golf outing.

The outing takes place Saturday, June 22nd, registration is at noon, and a shotgun start at 1:00pm, dinner at 6:00pm.

$125 per golfer with Chipotle buffet at 6:00pm, or $40 for dinner only. Register here. Your round can make a difference. Sponsorship Levels available.

Contact Jill Walter at (216.409.3553) for more information, or to sponsor a hole. If you’d like to volunteer or make a donation, click here.

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Jun
15
8:30 AM08:30

Project Pedal - Village Project Event

We’re excited to announce Village Project’s 6th annual Project Pedal - charitable bike ride. Project Pedal proceeds allow Village Project to fulfill the mission of coming together as a community of all ages to provide meals and extended care and service to our neighbors experiencing cancer.

This year’s event will be held on June 15th, 8:30am-1:00pm and will begin at Cahoon Memorial Park and end at the Bay Village Police Station. The event offers six different routes, live music, food, activities, vendors, prizes, and more!

Register here

Questions? Contact Barb Harrell at 440.348.9401

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Jun
15
7:00 AM07:00

Running With a Mission - The City Mission

The City Mission is one of BPC’s ministry partners and we’re happy to announce their annual 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk, and kids dash to support Laura’s Home on Saturday, June 15th in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Register as a family or individual today for music, games, face-painting, a free ticket to the zoo and more!

Find out more https://www.thecitymission.org/run/

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Jun
9
to Jun 30

Membership Class

We are a church family and you are important to us! If you are interested in growing in your relationship with Jesus, learning about who we are as a church, and exploring your spiritual gifts … join us for our upcoming membership class!  We hope you will consider taking this next step to connect – together we have the opportunity to share our gifts and talents as we grow, serve, and care for others! 

For four consecutive weeks:

Sunday, June 9th - 10:30 am-Noon in W211 (note: 10:30am start time for this Sunday only)

Sundays, June 16th - 30th 11:00 am-Noon in W211

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie (440.871.3822 x142)





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Jun
9
to Jun 21

Christianity Explored (we're about to start!)

GET READY … Christianity Explored is here! This course is an opportunity to explore the message at the heart of Christianity – the good news of Jesus.

This 7-week course studies the book of Mark and will help to explore who He is, what He has done, and what our response should be. Each week people will walk through the Gospel message of Mark in a non-threatening, easy to understand way. Come because you have questions. Or come because you want to bring a friend or family member to whom you have been sharing with regarding Jesus and Christianity. We hope this time together will help to strengthen your faith, as well as equip you to accurately and compassionately share the truth of Jesus.

We have a variety of class offerings for you (various times & days).

Register here.

Once you register you will receive additional information by email with your starting date, location, and the name of your group leader. There is a $4 cost for your CE workbook that can be picked up at your first meeting. Please prayerfully consider coming or who you might invite to attend this course with you.  For more information, please contact Sally Gerycz.


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Jun
3
to Jul 1

Awaken Love

Awaken Love is a 6-week study for married women to discover God’s design for intimacy with her husband and with God. The class provides the full picture of God’s design for sex within marriage based on God’s Word. For more information, or to register, contact Beth: beth.awakenlove@gmail.com The class will meet here at Bay Pres, Mondays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Payment for class materials is collected during the first class. Cost is $40 and includes 2 books and class curriculum. Class size is limited.

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May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Men's Quarterly Service Project

Join the men of BPC on Saturday, May 11th as they team up with various ministry partners at the Family Ministry Center (FMC) for a morning  of service on the FMC campus. We’ll gather at 8:30am for a light breakfast, roll up our sleeves and serve together through 3:00pm. Let’s do these spring clean-up projects to take care of the property and grounds at FMC. Contact Scott Hazlett (440.305.1515) for details.

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May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Celebrate Seniors

Members 65+ are invited to join us for Celebrate Seniors, a gathering in celebration of the gifts and legacy of the older members of our community of faith. This is a joyful time of fellowship, food, and laughter as we say thank you to a vital part of our community. Saturday, May 4, noon-2:00pm.

Register by contacting
 Tammy Wassmer (440.871.3822 x106)

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May
3
to Jul 5
MEN

Friday Morning Men's Book Study

If God had it His way, what would our churches look like? Is our idea of success inadequate? Join us to read and discuss Francis Chan’s latest book; Letters to the Church. Rediscover church life described in Acts and whether our definition strays from God’s. The book can be purchased from any bookstore or online book retailer. We provide bagels and coffee. We’ll meet in E204 at 6:30 am beginning Friday, April 19th. If you’re interested, contact Michael Bergmann at 440.537.9161

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Apr
5
to Apr 6

Volunteer at (or attend) Inclusion Fusion Live - a disability ministry conference

People from around the country will gather at Bay Pres for two days to be encouraged and equipped to better serve the families who attend their churches! Inclusion Fusion is a conference for ministry leaders, families, and those in disability care fields.

Choose a FAMILY-TRACK ticket if you are interested in our family-focused workshops. An ALL-ACCESS ticket will give you the option to select from over 30 workshops representing ministry-focused and family-focused topics. Either ticket will give you access to all main stage presentations including our four keynotes, numerous quick takes (TEDTalk style presentations), and interviews with leaders from around the country. Early bird pricing is available; please see registration form for details.

Looking to take a deeper dive into mental health inclusion ministry? Want to start a special needs ministry at your church? Add a Ministry Intensive to your registration form as a Friday option.

TICKETING OPTIONS:

  • Family Track: $29 ($19 through March 31)

  • All-Access: $79 through March, $89 after March 31st

  • Ministry Intensives: $69

VOLUNTEER!

As a host site, we’re looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Volunteer opportunities include: Registration Team (check in guests), Food Crew (distribute boxed lunches, keep hospitality stations clean/stocked, serve speaker dinner), Hallway Hospitality (greet guests and help in hallways), Accessibility Hosts (assist vision-impaired guests), Exhibitor Hall Hosts (check in vendors), Reset Crew (reset stage and other areas of the church after conference).

Questions? Contact Beth Golik 440.871.3822 x181




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Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Special Preview of Pilgrim's Progress (3/31)

Join us on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00pm for a private viewing of a new animated film based on John Bunyan’s epic masterpiece, The Pilgrim’s Progress. This story is a powerful allegory that helps families understand that the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult. This is a free showing, but a love offering will be taken to help support and promote the film worldwide. Please note, parents are advised to determine the appropriateness of this animated film for their young children. Make your reservation here today.

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding Poverty Class

This training session provides insight and will deepen your understanding of people living in poverty and how to assist low-income people. Topics include research on the causes of poverty, personal models for life developed by those in the middle class vs. those in poverty and creating relationships for sustained change. This training is for anyone who would like to have a better understanding of everyday life for people in poverty, cycles of poverty and how to help people become self-sustaining to leave poverty. Advance registration is required.  Cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch. For more information, contact Sharon Schuldt, Director of Ministry Engagement at Building Hope In The City (216.281.4673).


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Mar
28
to Apr 21

Classic Service Choir & Instruments

Calling all singers and instrumentalists who would like to share in worship and community!  We invite vocalists and instrumentalists, junior high and over, to join us on Thursday evenings for rehearsals at 7:00pm-8:30pm in Auburn Hall/Fall-Out (exception Wednesday, April 17th, due to Maundy Thursday service). We are especially preparing for Palm Sunday and Easter’s 9:00am sanctuary worship services. Join us and experience the joy of music centered on Christ, a welcoming community, and opportunity to serve our Lord Jesus and our congregation. We are Centered on Christ, Shaped in Community and Sent in Christ’s name. JOIN US!! Please contact Marcia Lowe (216.389.6572) or Armin Karim (440.871.3822 x139).


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Mar
22
to Mar 23

IF: Gathering returns to BPC

Join the women of BPC and friends for the BPC IF: Gathering on March 22nd and 23rd! We’ll gather in small groups in homes on Friday evening from 7:00pm-9:00pm, and then come together at church on Saturday for some amazing IF Gathering speakers, our own worship and encouraging small group discussion starting at 8:30am and wrapping up at 3:00pm. Deepen your friendships and draw closer to Jesus! Cost is $30 (scholarships available). Lunch on Saturday is provided. Contact Libby Peterson for details (440.871.3822x113)

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Mar
14
to Apr 14

New 2 1/2 year old class at Bay Presbyterian Preschool

This class will begin fall 2019, and will coordinate with the regular preschool calendar (Sept-May).  Children MUST be 30 months old by September 10th, 2019 to be eligible.  We will hold tight on this date due to building/fire/state regulations for this age group.

Classes are one day a week, held from 9:00-11:30 AM on Wednesday mornings.  Cost is $640/year (4 monthly payments) plus your registration fee.

Class size is limited to 10 children.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - or go to the preschool website (www.bpcpreschool.org).

For more information or to set up an appointment for a tour, contact Maribeth McKee at 440.871.1503 x155 or mmckee@baypres.org.

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Mar
8
to Mar 9
MEN

Men's Retreat: "Shaped & Sharpened"

NOTE: Registration is now FULL.

Join the men of BPC March 8-9 for our annual retreat at Beulah Beach. This year’s theme is “Shaped & Sharpened” and will feature speakers Mark Tumney, BPC’s new Lead Pastor, and Patrick Myers, Executive Director of Ligonier Camp and Conference Center.

If you've been to the Men's Retreat in the past couple of years, you know how powerful this gathering of men is! Save the date and bring a friend with you! (Online Registration Required.) The retreat will take place at Beulah Beach (6010 West Lake Road, Vermilion, OH 44089).

Contact Steve Corcoran (440.655.6073, corc@lookstrategies.com) or Spencer Ryan (440.653.0982, spencerryan@ryanstmarie.com).




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