We're looking for someone to help design, shape, and collaboratively write our Sunday morning programs in Children's Ministry. It could be you! This is a position that has you directly shaping people in community as this position also includes direct ministry to children, their families and the volunteers that make this a thriving ministry of the church. This is a part-time, 25 hours per week position. If you have previous experience in ministry or education, have strong writing skills and a desire to bring the truth fo the Bible to life for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, we want to talk to you! Contact Adrienne Stevens today.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact Adrienne Stevens (440.871.1503x124).
MONDAY-TO-THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER MEETING: Join our Morning Prayer Meeting that takes place Monday through Thursday from 6:15am to 7:15am in the family room off the Sanctuary. Come and go as you have the time or feel led by the Spirit. This is a focused time of prayer for our church, current pastors, families, future pastors, Andrew Brunson, our country, our world...whatever the Spirit places on your heart. Questions? Contact Ed Lowe (440.773.6345).
Presbyterians: What we believe – Join Elders Diana Malloy and John Meaux for this 4-week exploration of our faith. Participants will take away a deeper understanding of the Bible as one story, the nature of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well as answer why what we believe matters in our everyday lives! This core class will be offered at the 9:00 am worship hour. All are welcome.
Class will meet in room W211.
Register here from May 3 - May 31.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie here or call 440.871.3822 X142.
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.
There are two 6-week sessions: June 4 – July 9 and July 23 – August 27.
Cost is $40 and includes 2 books and class curriculum.
For more information or to register, email Beth using the button below:
Choose one of the following weeks: June 11-15 or July 16-20. Children who turn 4 by August 1st, 2018 thru entering kindergarten will not want to miss this fun filled week.
Classes are Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 (children bring their lunch). Biblical concepts and stories are taught each day thru Bible time, music, and crafts. Cost is $90 for the full week and includes a worship CD. Our week ends with a family picnic in the courtyard.
Register here for June 11-15.
Register here for July 16-20.
Questions? Contact Julie Hazlett here or call 440.871.3822 X117.
Attention moms of teens (mothers with youth 8th-12th grade) - Join Kristine Meaux and Heather Bingaman this summer as we encourage and support each other in our relationships with our teens. Our goal in creating this amazing group is to openly support, listen, and love one another through the teen years — to help each other feel grounded and reassured as we navigate these waters with the help of scripture, books and prayer. We'll work through two books this summer: How to Talk to your Teen so Your Teen Will Listen and Listen So Your Teen Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, and Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. The group is open to every mom with teens! Group will meet at the home of Heather Bingaman. Register today!
Join the men of BPC on Saturday, June 23rd as we take part in the Annual TBAS Golf Outing in support of the work of The Bridge Avenue School. Golf and dinner will take place at the Sweetbriar Golf Club, Legacy Course. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30am; all golfers tee off at 1:00pm. Cost is $110 per golfer, $40 lunch only. Register at www.thebridgeavenueschool.com
Questions: Contact TJ Grabianowski at 216.203.7514
As a church we host a free quarterly event that has made church more meaningful for families with special needs. It's called Respite, and it's a two and a half hour event (three hours for volunteers) that gives parents and caretakers a break from their everyday lives.
If you're a parent of a child with special needs and you want your child (and siblings) to attend the Summer Respite Event on Friday, August 10, click the attend button. Please note: each child needs their own registration form. You will have the opportunity to put your name on a waiting list if our guest registration fills up during the July 16-19 registration period. We look forward to welcoming you to Respite at BPC!
Our next event is Friday, August 10, and if you want to plug in and get involved in the
life of the church in a new way, click the button to serve.
For some parents Respite nights are the only date nights they get all year. This means so much to the families that come that we don't want you to miss your opportunity to get involved in giving someone a much needed break.
At Respite, kids spend time doing all sorts of activities and it takes volunteers to keep those activities going. That's where you come in. Whether you're a teenager or a retired adult, there is a long list of roles that you can fill ranging from specialist roles to first-time volunteers with no experience. Anybody can find a place to serve, including you.
Get in touch with Beth Golik with any questions. (440.871.3822x181)
Are you a medical professional with clinical experience in Pediatric, Adult, Family Practice and/or Pharmacy services? You're invited to join us on the upcoming trip scheduled for November 4th-11th, 2018. This mission team will be working alongside our ministry partner, Global CHE Enterprises, to provide basic medical services and health education for the people in Tacajalve, Guatemala. To learn more, contact: Dena Mitchell (440-263-4979).
SACRAMENTS & UPDATE. There is one more leadership training with Pastor Chris this coming Tuesday (May 15) at 7:00pm in Auburn Hall. He will teach on the Sacraments and give an overview of what has been accomplished at Bay Pres over the past 7 months. The training is open to anyone who is an Elder or Deacon (current or former), Board Members, Lay Leaders and anyone interested in being a future leader at BPC. Desserts and coffee will be served. No registration required.
Praying together is a form of community that shapes us as followers of Jesus. We’re hosting a special night of prayer in the Sanctuary on May 12th at 7:00pm. We want to simplify prayer and make it more normal in your daily life so that it’s a natural first response. It’s a night for families, small groups, and friends - it's community! We'll be praying about the decisions we need to make as a church (the Pastor and Youth Pastor Search Committees). Find out more about this House of Prayer night by contacting Jessica Fischer.
CARE for AIDS KENYA TRIP: Are you interested in going on an Impact Trip to Kenya to come alongside HIV+ individuals and their families? Join the CARE for AIDS team for a life-changing trip September 13 – 22, 2018! If you would like more information, please contact Phil or Jill Battershell with the button below:
Join us as we Travel the Kingdom! Your Outreach Ministry is busy organizing a fair that will feature many of the ministries that BPC supports. This is an opportunity for the entire family to share in just how God is working here in our neighborhood, city, and the world. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 6th. The fair will be running in Auburn Hall before, during, and after both services that day. Fun, food, music and more! Stay tuned.
The National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday, May 3rd. Come together in community as we pray for our church, our neighborhoods, and our nation. Join us for our prayer service at 7:00pm in Auburn Hall. Find out more by contacting Bob Bacon.
You are cordially invited to attend our 2018 Christ Church Westshore Annual Women's Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 21st from noon to 3:00 pm at Sarita (14523 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH).
The menu includes two different salads (Caesar & Arugula), Chicken Piccata, Cod Francaise, Grilled Asparagus, Risotto, pasta, rolls, butter, and all soft drinks. Spirits can be purchased at a cash bar.
Our guest speaker is Kathy Foldesy who is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction. and an 8th grade teacher for numerous subjects at Westside Christian Academy in Westlake. The subject is "Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" Philippians 1:6 "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." is our key verse.
Please bring a dessert to share. It would be greatly appreciated!
The cost is $30 per person. Scholarships are available upon request. You don’t want to miss this event. It will be an afternoon of amazing fellowship, mouth-watering food, a great speaker & wonderful ambiance.
You can pay at the door on the day of the event or send us a check. Please make sure to sign up on line if you are planning on attending.
Questions? Contact Iris Neel 440.899.7151
Key Ministry is hosting a disability ministry conference – Inclusion Fusion Live -- here at Bay Pres. People from around the country will come together to be encouraged and equipped to better serve the families who attend their churches!
This conference is for ministry leaders, families, and those in disability care fields. There is no charge to attend the conference Friday night and during the day on Saturday.
- Friday, April 20: 6:30 - 9:00 pm (no fee)
- Friday, April 20 Ministry Intensives: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ($49)
- Saturday, April 21: 8:15 am - 3:00 pm (no fee)
During the day on Friday, April 20, there will be three Ministry Intensives offered:
- Buddy Break Basic Leadership Training (BLT)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder: What it is and PRACTICAL Ideas to Try
- Developing a Mental Health Inclusion Strategy in Your Church
The fee to attend one of the Friday daytime Ministry Intensives is $49 and includes materials and lunch. Attendees will leave with the tools necessary to go back and implement something in their church environment.
Visit www.keyministry.org/inclusionfusionlive for a schedule and to register for Friday’s Ministry Intensives or the Friday night/Saturday conference.
Calling ALL moms! Whether you have preschool, elementary, middle school or high school children, there is a place for you in MOPS or MOMSNext 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. MOMSNext has a daytime group for moms of elementary aged children meeting Monday mornings, a daytime group for moms of middle/high school children also meeting Monday mornings and an evening group for moms of all school aged children, meeting Tuesday evenings.
Registration will run from April 23th -August 31th. If childcare is provided, you will receive an email with a link to childcare registration after you register.
We look forward to having you join the great work God is doing through MOPS and MOMSNext!
Attend this gathering of God's people to celebrate the gifts and legacy of the older members of our community of faith. We invite you to a wonderful time of fellowship, food and laughter in Lakeview Hall as we seek to say "thank you" to a vital part of our community. RSVP to Tammy Wassmer (440.871.3822x106) by Sunday, April 8th.
Our Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday April 14th from 7:00am - 8:30am in Auburn Hall (this is different than previous breakfasts) Our featured speaker will be Fred Koury.
The men of BayPres gather monthly to encourage each other in the Lord as we pursue Him and His ways in our lives, our families, our church and our communities!
Questions? Contact John Faile, Men's Ministry Team Leader here.
56Celebration is an event for 5th and 6th grade students on April 13th from 5-9pm in the Fallout. Your 5th or 6th grade student won't want to miss it! We'll have pizza together, followed by worship, a message, and hours of fun games! Register your student by filling out the Parental Consent Form:
Women: Spring Evening Bible Study begins Tuesday, April 10th for 6 weeks. Join us!
The Quest, Beth Moore's newest study, is a challenge to accept the invitation to grow in intimacy with our God! In this excursion with Jesus, we will study questions from Scripture that lead us into a closer relationship with the One who knows us best. We will dig into the Word, respond to the questions of God, and bring our questions before Him. Our questions will be the map that points us into a deeper relationship with the Father. Class facilitators Lindsay Gould and Sandy Spence are eager to have you join them!
Register by April 9th.
You're invited to attend a special concert benefiting the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless on Saturday April 7th at 4:30pm in Auburn Hall. World-class musicians from the Oberlin Conservatory will be performing, including a string quartet, pianists, a singer and jazz combo. There will be a raffle, refreshments and speakers from NEOCH who will talk about the incredible work they do. Donations will be taken at the event.
The elders have called a congregational meeting for the purpose of approving the Nominating Committee’s candidates to fill 3 unexpired officer terms. The nominees for Elder are Steve Ruscher and Stacy Windahl, with Stacy acting as the liaison from the Pastor Search Committee to Session. Bill Oatey is the nominee for the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will begin the process of taking nominations for officers for the Class of 2022 in late spring, early summer. Join us for this meeting today at 10:15 in the Sanctuary, with our March Church Family Meeting immediately following.
Each year we ask our families to join us as we focus on a ministry that we support and we have events and service projects throughout the year to help our kids get involved. It’s called Love & Serve.
Our next event is a luncheon in Auburn Hall. BRING your kids! Bring yourselves! We’ll learn more about God’s work in Kenya with CAREforAIDS (CFA)! Donations to CFA will be accepted at the event as well. Come enjoy the lunch and take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more and get involved!
Registration here by March 15!
Questions? Contact Libby Peterson. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.871.3822 X113)
Did God grab your attention as Pastor Chris preached on stewardship? Interested in learning more about Christian Financial concepts and a healthy approach to financial stability?
Attend our 2 hour seminar: Financial Stability: A Primer. The seminar will be taught by Abe Klassen. Abe has had over 40 years of experience in finance and accounting and 4 years of experience coordinating Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace ministry. You'll walk away with principles you can begin applying now - and a better picture of how our Gracious God views finances!
Register here by March 8th.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie here or call 440.871.3822 X142.
Join Michael Shenigo-Rudy during Lent for a series of three lectures dealing with the resurrection of Christ. Michael will be discussion three separate, powerful lines of evidence for the resurrection – one in each lecture. Come learn about the eyewitnesses, the empty tomb and the spread of the Christian faith as they serve to provide evidence of the resurrection of Christ.
The class takes place Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 9:00am - 10:15am in Auburn Hall.
No registration necessary.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie here or call 440.871.3822 X142.
Hey Men! Our 2018 Bay Pres MEN'S RETREAT is slated for March 2-3!
The theme of the Retreat is "Words of Encouragement" and focuses on how God speaks to us through others to mold us into becoming the Man HE truly created! 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! The retreat will take place at Beulah Beach (6010 West Lake Road, Vermillion, OH 44089).
Cost: $85 per person.
Register here now through February 15.
Questions? Contact Steve Corcoran here.
Are your kids asking about Communion? Do you, as a parent, have questions about how to teach them about this sacrament? Then join us for the Family Communion Workshop and learn together about The Lord’s Supper. Register by February 18th.
This is a two part workshop:
- Parent Training on February 25 at 11:00am
- Family Dinner & Workshop on March 4 at 6:00pm
Communion will be offered at both service hours on March 11, 2018.
Cost is $15.
Contact Lois Lam (440.871.3822 x 107) with questions.
In partnership with Christ Church Westshore, Bay Pres is pleased to welcome The Grove City Touring Choir for a performance at Bay Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 24th at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
The choir has 45 students that will need housing on Saturday evening. Would you consider opening up your home to the students?
For more information and to sign up please contact Sybil Mundy here.
Men’s Quarterly Service Opportunity: “Nehemiah Project”
We have plenty of work, including some more demo and light construction (indoor and outdoor) to do on the Trowbridge property at the Family Ministry Center. In addition, there is some light construction work at another nearby transitional housing property.
Men will meet at the Family Ministry Center at 10:00 am, dressed warm and ready to serve. Bring your demo/construction tools with you! Stay as long as you can.
Contact Scott Hazlett (440.305.1515) to learn more! Lunch will be supplied.
At the last service opportunity the man filled two 40 yard dumpsters in less than 6 hours, giving this renovation project a huge start! Join us for more of the same.