Oct
1
to Dec 31

Preschool Tours

Tours are being offered for prospective families during the months of October, November, and December. You will want to tour the school prior to registration. 

Children turning three or four by August 1, 2020 will be eligible for our 2020-2021 enrollment.  We will also be accepting registrations for our 2 ½ year old class if your child is 30 months by September 14, 2020.

Registration opens on January 6th for BPC members or former families. For non-members/visitors/community, registration opens January 13th. All registrations are on-line at www.bpcpreschool.org. For more information or to set up an appointment for a tour, contact Maribeth McKee at 440.871.1503 x155

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Oct
3
to Nov 3

Actors Needed

Do you like to act, be on stage, and love kids?  We’ve got just the right job for you! The Children’s Ministry at Bay Presbyterian Church is looking for people who are comfortable being on stage to present our scripted Bible story (in fun, crazy ways) to the kids on Sunday mornings throughout the year.  We’ve got the lights, the stage, the script and now we need YOU! Please contact Christine Umerley at christineumerley@baypres.org or 440.454.0900 for more information on this exciting, fun volunteer position.


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Oct
11
to Dec 20

Journeying Through Grief (a 10-week program)

Losing a spouse, parent, sibling, or friend can deeply impact a person's life. Grief is one of the deepest pains, but you're not alone! This group is for all adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one no matter the relationship. We're partnering with Cornerstone of Hope to offer a 10-week program to help us draw near to Jesus as we grieve. The program runs on Fridays from October 11th to December 20th at 10:00am in room W211. Registration is required and the group will be closed after the second week. For more information contact Tammy Wassmer 440.871.3822x106, or sign up to join the group today here.

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Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Student Culture Hayride & Bonfire

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, October 19th from 5-8pm as Student Culture  heads to Beriswill Farms (in Medina County). We’ll enjoy the hayride, corn maze, volleyball, tube slides,  s’mores at the campfire and more! Friends are welcome! Registration cost is $8 per person, students are asked to bring additional money to purchase dinner if desired. Carpooling is recommended. 

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Oct
19
to Dec 9

In The Wildflowers - 10-week course for women

In the Wildflowers is a 10-week video course designed to offer women hope and healing from the effects of trauma, due to sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. Participants gather in a warm, confidential setting to process the effects of trauma. Education and sharing helps individuals reframe thoughts and self in light of Christ. Through God’s care women move from simply surviving to thriving. This class meets 7:00pm-9:00pm Mondays / (plus 9:30am-noon on 2 Saturdays: Oct 19, Nov 2), in the BPC Family Room. Cost is $20 for the workbook.

Space is limited. Questions or to register: Contact Joanie Metrick (440.331.5916)

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Preschool Milestone for 3, 4, & 5 year olds

Parents of 3, 4, 5 year olds: Come and spend a Sunday morning learning how you can walk alongside your child(ren) as their primary faith trainer. You will participate in a parent workshop with Amy Free in Room E120 before joining your child in the “Train Station” for preschool-style worship and Bible time. No registration necessary. We’ll see you on October 20th!

Questions? Contact Melissa Derrick 440.871.3822 x.153

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Oct
20
to Nov 10

Member Class starting soon (10/20)

Are you interested in finding out more about who we are, what we believe and how to get plugged in?  Join us for our upcoming Members Class. 

This four-week class begins with a casual lunch with our lead pastor at 12:30 pm on Sunday, October 20th – come, ask questions, connect with others and see for yourself how God is moving. On the following three Sundays (October 27th November 3rd, November 10th) join us from 11:00 am until noon. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of ministry leaders and Bay Pres Elders. Children’s ministry is provided.

Each week we will focus on being centered on Christ, shaped in community, and being sent into the world.  Here you will be encouraged to grow in faith, in connection, in ministry, and in service. And at the end of the four weeks we will help connect you with a community group and take your next steps as you continue your journey here at Bay Pres. 

Talk to someone about becoming part of our church family. Email us at connect@baypres.org.

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Oct
22
to Nov 19

Loving Our Kids On Purpose

Join us for this 5-week class designed 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 takes place on Tuesday mornings, October 22-November 19th. Childcare is available. Participants are asked to purchase the book: Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk. Register here. We’ll meet in room E202.

Questions? Contact Amy Free or Libby Peterson.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Fall 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 (Nov 7 or 8)? Sign up here.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND:

Guest registration has ended for the Fall Respite Event. Bookmark this page for information on upcoming Respite Events. The Winter Respite Event will be held Friday, February 28 and guest registration will open to the public the morning of February 3.

Questions? Contact Beth Golik (440.871.3822x181)

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Nov
8
6:15 PM18:15

Rising Heights, Inc. Parent Info Dinner

A group of parents – many from Bay Presbyterian Church – has been exploring a faith-based campus housing initiative for their adult children with neuro-diverse needs. The result is a soon-to-be 501c3 corporation: Rising Heights, Inc. The proposed mission of Rising Heights is to help clients thrive and reach their full potential in a safe, compassionate environment. The campus will provide high-quality, innovative housing; explore job training and employment opportunities; and provide opportunities for social interaction.


There will be a complimentary dinner and information session on Friday, November 8 at 6:15 p.m. at Bay Presbyterian Church. To register for the dinner, please email DebbyMcClain@sbcglobal.net with your name and number of people attending no later than November 1st.

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Jan
7
to May 11

Class: Parenting is Heart Work

 Do you want to learn how to parent to your child’s heart? Join Amy Free and Maggie Wilkinson this winter and spring as we dive deep into practical Biblical parenting strategies. Parenting is Heart Work is a GREAT next step to the 5-week class, Loving Our Kids on Purpose, which is highly recommended to take first, but not required. The group will use the Parenting is Heart Work manual from the National Center for Biblical Parenting. The PHW class will meet for 9 weeks on roughly a every other week basis from 9:30am–11:30am, beginning January 7th. Actual class dates are: 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/21, 5/5 (all Tuesday mornings). Class fee is $30 to cover the cost of the manual.

Childcare is available under separate registration with its own fee:

Questions? Contact Amy Free




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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Night To Shine - sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation

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Bay Presbyterian Church is one of nearly 700 churches around the world already registered to host Night to Shine 2020, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This event will be hosted through local churches across the globe simultaneously on Friday, February 7, 2020. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Bay Pres is excited to be a part of this worldwide movement that is uniting churches of different denominations all over the world with the common goal of celebrating people with special needs. Our event will be held at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake in conjunction with Strongsville United Methodist Church. Registration for both guests and volunteers will open November 8.

For more information, contact Beth Golik, Director of Special Needs Ministry, 440.871.3822 x181.



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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Service

You are invited to join us for a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Service (honoring children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, and infant death), as we join together in lighting candles to honor the lives of the children we have lost, to remember their short lives and to grieve together in the hope we have in Christ. This event takes place in Auburn Hall, Tuesday, October 15th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Questions? Contact Anne Douglas, Sara Saunders (440.871.3822x108), or Sally Gerycz (440.871.3822x179)

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

2nd Grade Bible Milestone

Parents: our 2nd Grade Milestone is a special class where you come together with your child to celebrate receiving their very own Bible. We offer this opportunity at both the 9:00am and the 11:00am service hours, and for a few weeks this Milestone event will be in place of your child’s regularly scheduled second grade class. We’ll explore God’s Word and learn how to navigate their Adventure Bible together. Pastries, juice, and coffee are served. Then we end this experience by joining the church in the Sanctuary where you and your child will be recognized and celebrated. Cost is $15 per family (includes cost of supplies and food), and we meet in W211. Questions? Erin Ritchie (440.871.3822x107)

Register here by the October 6th deadline.

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Oct
12
7:00 AM07:00
MEN

Men's Breakfast

Guys, join us for breakfast and a speaker the second Saturday in October from 7:00-8:30am in Auburn Hall. We’ve booked Larry Morrow, one of the best known and respected personalities in Ohio. You might know him as “Mr. Cleveland” for his years of work in radio and television. Come hear him speak about his faith journey in person in this truly engaging event. Questions? Contact Libby Peterson, Mike Parks, or David Abood.

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

You Are Not Alone - a Seeking Stillness Fall Retreat for Women

Ladies, take part in a weekend retreat Friday, October 11th-Sunday, October 13th. Many times in the hustle and bustle of our lives, and especially when we are struggling, it’s easy to forget that God is always with us. Seeking Stillness retreats are a great place to find a quiet, prayer-focused retreat where you can spend time walking and praying as you discover God’s presence in your life. Find out more and register here.

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Serving Up the Street

Want to teach your kids about serving? This October and November we’ll have a few opportunities for families to “Serve Up the Street.” We’re inviting all UpStreet children (K-4th graders) and their families to get involved (and you’re welcome to invite friends or neighbors to come along too).

These purposeful and Christ-centered opportunities are designed to help your child learn compassion and empathy.

Our first serving opportunity takes place on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30-7:30pm in Lakeview Hall. We’ll be partnering with The Bridge Avenue School (TBAS) and we’ll learn about the kids at TBAS and will create a personalized Pen-Pal-Package. Then, on November 16th, you’ll get a chance to meet your pen-pal and enjoy a Lego scavenger hunt pizza party together! Register for this service opportunity today:

Questions? Contact Erin Ritchie (440.871.3822x107)

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Young Life Capernaum

Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities. YL Capernaum Club is a group setting where we play games catered to every ability, sing songs, and have a blast hanging out together. Our next event is Thursday, October 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Fallout (at Bay Presbyterian Church). Questions? Contact Madeline Nieder at 614.306.4697

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Oct
5
3:30 PM15:30

CARE for AIDS book launch event

Join us in Auburn Hall to celebrate the release of the book Beyond Blood - the story of how CARE for AIDS started. Cornel Onyango, one of the co-authors, will be here to speak. Event starts at 3:30pm. Purchase your ticket at www.careforaids.org/beyond-blood-tour Each ticket comes with a pre-release copy of the book. All proceeds benefit CARE for AIDS. Questions? Contact Martha Exoo (440.871.3822 x140)

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Oikos Conference (10/5)

Not a Fan has been great, but what’s next? When we reach the end of this 6-week series we will next talk about how to live as followers of Christ by loving our “Oikos.” Oikos is the Greek word for “household” and is short-hand for the biblical model of how followers of Jesus help others to become followers. Join us on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 am – noon to hear from Tom Mercer, the pastor of High Desert Church and author of 8 to 15--The World is Smaller Than You Think. Tom will talk about how this biblical strategy has transformed his church and hundreds of others.  Initially we were inviting our church officers and community group leaders attend.  But then we thought, why not open this to the whole church? Come learn and help us take our next steps forward as a church with Christ. Save your spot by registering here

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Interested in Scouting?

Do you have a son or daughter or know a boy or girl age 11-17 who loves the outdoors and is interested in becoming an Eagle Scout some day? Come to the Scouts BSA Open House to learn about exciting opportunities in scouting. Join us this Sunday, September 29th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church (28607 Wolf Road). Questions? Email bvtroop40@gmail.com for more information. Click here for flier.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Common Ground (this Saturday)

Ladies — Join us for our last Common Ground of the season in the Fallout from 9:00am-10:30am. 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.

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Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Grief Education Night

Dealing with grief is complicated, but its a process we all have to deal with at one point or another. We can't love people and not experience the pain of loss at some point, expected or not. We're partnering with Cornerstone of Hope to offer a free grief education night on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00pm in the Fallout. We'll learn more about grief, God's care, support, and day-to-day coping strategies. For more information about this event contact Tammy Wassmer 440.871.3822x106. 

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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Student Culture Kick-off

Student Culture is moving to Sunday nights! By popular demand, our ministry to 7th-12th graders will be meeting on Sunday evenings beginning September 8 at 7:00 pm in the Fallout.

Join Brian, Cynthia, Matt and our other SC leaders for fun, worship, teaching and more!

This fall, students will join the rest of the church in studying the series “Not a Fan.” We are sure to be challenged and encouraged as we follow Jesus together. Don’t miss out, we want you there!

Questions? Contact Libby Peterson here or Elizabeth Ritchie here.

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Guatemala Short Term Mission Trip (March 2020)

Have you thought about taking an international mission trip? Our team to Guatemala would love to have you join them this coming March. We’ll serve in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala with various medical specialty clinics for 4-5 days, and we can find a place for all types of medical professionals to participate. We’ll also be installing a Filter of Hope clean water system. If you’re interested, stop by the table in the Connector Hall on Sunday, September 8th before and after each service. You can also get in touch with Martha Exoo, Outreach Coordinator (440.871.3822x140)

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Installment Service & Tailgate Party

The Installment of Rev. Dr. Mark Tumney (8/18)

You do not want to miss this Sunday (August 18th). We're coming together as a church for ONE special all-church service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary to celebrate the official installation of Rev. Dr. Mark Tumney as Lead Pastor! Mark will share his vision for Bay Pres for this fall and lay out a roadmap for how we're moving forward as a church. DO NOT MISS THIS SPECIAL SERVICE. Sunday School classes ARE available and open for children, special needs, In His Image (adult special needs), and 5/6 Culture (5th & 6th graders) at 10:00am. Then immediately after the 10:00 service we'll move into the courtyard for a massive TAILGATE PARTY as we kick off our new fall initiative. Join us! Questions about the service? Contact Sharon Brumagin (440.871.3822 x136)

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About that tailgate Party...

It's going to be a real party in the courtyard with food, games, and fun for everyone. We'll provide the main dish. Last names starting A-M, bring a side dish, last names N-Z bring a dessert. Plan to party on Sunday, August 18th immediately after the 10:00am service. Questions about the party? Contact Sally Gerycz (440.871.3822 x179)

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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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Aug
2
to Aug 3

Student Culture Mission Trip at the FMC

We’re excited about the upcoming Student Culture mission trip to the FMC! We’ll be going down to the FMC for an overnight AUGUST 2-3, and serving both the FMC ministry partners and the people of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. Students will learn about ministry in the urban context and then put that knowledge into action as we serve together! Spots are extremely limited so register today with the button below. This event is for students entering 8th grade through students who have completed 12th grade. Cost is $40. Questions? Contact John Heberle.

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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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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
25
to Aug 19

School Supply / Backpack Drive

It’s that time again! Donate new school supplies to students supported by Bay Pres mission partners including The Bridge Avenue School, students who live near the Family Ministry Center in Cleveland, Brookside Food Center and Bay Food Ministry. Bring donations from now until August 19 to the area marked “School Supplies” on the shelves across from the elevator on the 1st floor of the East Wing (Family Ministry Center will distribute to students on Saturday, August 5). 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, and pencil sharpeners. Thank you! Questions? Call Eric Peterson (440) 892-5961

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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
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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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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