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!
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).
Sign up for a Simply Social near you! If you are looking to meet new people in a fun, informal way – Simply Socials are for you.
Click on the button below for a complete list of gatherings for adults and families.
Questions? Contact Sally Gerycz. (here or 440.871.3822 X179)
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:
MetroKids serves kids ages 5-11 in the Clark-Fulton community near the Family Ministry Center, and they need volunteers this summer to assist with outdoor sports and crafts. You can serve once a week, every other week, or once a month from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Saturdays, June 16th through August 4th. Contact Dan Heuberger to apply to volunteer.
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!
Be God's ambassador to the world's future leaders through the international student ministry of InterVarsity at CWRU (Case Western Reserve University) and CSU (Cleveland State University).
International students start to arrive in late July and help is needed for:
- Temporary housing hosts (3-4 days)
- Drivers to pick students up from the airport
- Volunteer in various ways at the International Student Furniture Giveaway Event on Saturday, August 11 at Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights
- Donate furniture and household items for the Giveaway Event
To find out more, contact Bok Chew here or call 216.371.3114.
Each year, we collect supplies for students of our mission partners in Cleveland (Family Ministry Center, Brookside Food Center and Bay Food Ministry).
Please provide new supplies only: backpacks, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, rulers, #2 pencils, erasers, glue/glue sticks, pocket folders, washable markers, highlighters, blue/black pens, copy paper, pencil sharpeners, etc.
Donations will be collected on the shelves across from the elevator near the Children’s Entrance now through August 19. Questions? Contact Eric Peterson. (440.892.5961)
July is a busy month, take a break and come and be still at the foot of the cross. It will be an “open house” format for people to come and go. Designated people will be available to partner in prayer, or you are welcome to soak in prayer on your own. Sweet tea and lemonade will be served.
Meet in the Gathering Area.
Questions? Contact Jessica Fischer.
Ladies, join us for a one-day retreat on Saturday, July 21st from 9:00am-4:00pm at Bay Pres for another Seeking Stillness Retreat. When we place our faith in God it often leaves us asking "So now how can I tell what God wants me to do?" At this retreat we'll dig into Scripture, explore what we learn and listen to God. Cost is $25 including snacks, bring your own lunch. Register today.
Join us on Friday, August 3rd in the courtyard as we meet for Food Truck Friday, followed by a time of prayer walking in the surrounding neighborhood around the church. We'll start off at 5:00pm with food trucks for dinner and around 6:30pm we'll start sending groups out in waves into the surrounding neighborhood around the church to pray. Then we'll meet back at the church around 7:30 for a half hour of worship led by the youth and adult worship band to circle back and bring all the glory to God. Come join us for this culminating event! Questions? Contact Lois Lam.
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)
Do you find yourself challenged by conversations with friends and co-workers about faith and life? Bring them to talk with John & Marie Murtha (and others) for an informal, open and respectful discussion about tough stuff with Biblical insight offered.
Come with questions and topics to discuss – big or small.
This gathering takes place at the home of Pat & Mary Breslin (24110 Wolf Road in Bay Village) and will be geared toward people in their 20's and 30's.
Questions? Contact Mary here.
Parents! Join your three year old preschooler for an orientation to "Downtown" Sunday morning. Attend the 9:00 or 11:00 am worship hour. Lesson, snack, craft and Preschooler's Bible and bag included.
Parent are the primary faith trainers of their children...and BPC Children's Ministry is here to help!
No registration required.
Join with the women of BPC for the Summer READ book review! We’ll gather for food, fellowship and discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 7-9pm with doors open for refreshments at 6:30. A panel will answer questions related to the book, None Like Him, and table discussion will follow. It will be a fun gathering and we hope you will join in and bring along the friends you’ve been reading the book with too! Books can be purchased online here & here.
Isaiah tells us that God's word endures forever, speaking a message of comfort and challenge to hearers of its own time (sixth century B.C.), and memorable promises of messianic hope to every generation. Written 2600 years ago, it still has implication and application in the 21st century.
In literary style, Isaiah is called the "Shakespeare" of the prophets, and in theology he is the "St. Paul of the Old Testament." This marvelous manuscript has been regarded almost universally as by far the greatest and grandest treatise on the most important subject in the history of writing: Christ and His salvation. The book's significance and sheer eloquence simply cannot be overstated. The book of Isaiah was the only scroll found completely intact of all the Old Testament books discovered in the famous Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947.
Join John Murtha on Sundays at 11:00am in Auburn Hall to explore the second half of this amazing book! No registration is required. Newcomer are welcome! Fellowship time for class members is held before the class begins.
We're looking for a medical provider with pediatric expertise. This could be Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. If you have this kind of experience we want to hear from you! Our upcoming trip is 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).
Camp Heroes, a grief camp for urban kids K-12 needs lunch provided for 30 people on Tuesday, July 10th and/or Thursday, July 12th. You would prepare a kid-friendly meal of your choosing, set up, serve it, and clean up afterwards while having an opportunity to meet and bless the children participating. Time is from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Family Ministry Center School Cafeteria. Sign up by contacting Julie Jones.
BPC Join the men of BPC for breakfast and a speaker on Saturday, July 7th from 7-8:30am in Auburn Hall. The men of BPC 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 Libby Peterson, Director of Discipleship Ministries; Mike Parks, or David Abood.
We're a friendly church and we want to celebrate summer with you. Come to our Summer Fun Celebration Picnic on Sunday, July 1st from 12:15-2:00pm. We'll provide the food and fun for everyone, including inflatables. It will be a lot of fun, and it will help you build relationships with the people you see every Sunday. See you there! Questions? Contact Sally Gerycz (440.871.3822x179) or Elizabeth Ritchie (440.871.3822x142).
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
Join us for the 5-week class: Loving Our Kids On Purpose. For parents of kids of all ages. Learn to treat your children the way God treats us, bringing peace and freedom into your home. Get tools for discipline and much more. Class will be taught by Libby Peterson and Amy Free. This 5-session class will be offered on an every-other-week basis on the following Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am: September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13. Childcare will be provided. Participants are asked to purchase the book: Loving Our Kids On Purpose by Danny Silk. Registration coming soon. Contact Libby Peterson for details.
We’re accepting nominations for Elders, Deacons, Directors, and Outreach Committee members through July 15th. Nominate a friend or your spouse for a role that you think they’re qualified for. Or, better yet, are you feeling the call to pick up your corner of the mat and get involved in serving at Bay Pres? Great! You’re invited to nominate yourself - don’t be shy. Grab a paper copy of the nominating form at the Welcome Desk, or fill it out with the button below. Questions? Contact Spencer Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration is full, but we're keeping this post up so that parents can find the details as they prepare for camp. 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. Our week ends with a family picnic in the courtyard. Questions? Contact Julie Hazlett here or call 440.871.3822 X117.
If you’re 18 to 22 years old we have a special 8-week group for you this summer. Come join us as we meet once a week on Sundays after the 11:00 service to share a simple lunch. We'll meet in the Fallout from 12:30-1:30. We’ll sit around and talk about life, and we’ll occasionally meet up during the week for activities. If you just graduated high-school, are living at home, or are back from college for the summer, we want you to join us. Get in touch with Matt Guertin for more details. We’re starting on Sunday June 10th with an interest meeting/launch, come ready to meet some new people and hear what's going to be happening this summer. Lunch is on us.
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.
Our House of Prayer initiative is focused on getting us to pray together for our church. Prayer is something that ties us together, even though we can't see it. To make this a little more visible, we're inviting you to come and pray and then tie a strip of fabric onto our prayer fence. When we're done it will be a beautiful image of how we came together to pray for BPC as a family. Get involved during the month of June. Stop by the display in the Connector Hall or contact Lois Lam, Jess Fischer, or Julie Jones with questions.
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.
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.