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
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
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.
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:
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!
We post the weekly small group study guide here for each Sunday. Download a copy to read on your own or with your small group during the week. If you have questions, or would like to join a small group, get in touch with Libby Peterson (440.871.3822x 113).
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 (email@example.com, or 216.281.4673).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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).
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.
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)
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.
Downtown Women’s Lunchtime Bible Study! We meet at noon on Mondays at Panera Bread (11490 Euclid Avenue) in the upper room. We will be reading “In His Image” by Jen Wilkin and would love to have you join us! Questions? Email Jennifer Dixon at email@example.com
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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.
Questions? Contact Deb Griest (email@example.com, 440.871.8764)
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, stop by the table in the Connector Hall after service on Sunday June 16th and 23rd, or get in touch with Suzanne Dannemiller for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org 440.223.0379).
Find out more by watching this short video to see what Ambassadors is all about:
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.
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!
Questions? Contact Barb Harrell at 440.348.9401
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/
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.
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)
Get into the Word of God with John Murtha in a new class on the Book of James. The class meets at 11:00am in Auburn Hall, March 10 – May 26th. No registration required & new faces are welcome! Fellowship time for class members is held before class begins. Questions? Contact John Murtha email@example.com (440.823.5038)
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.
Family Track: $29 ($19 through March 31)
All-Access: $79 through March, $89 after March 31st
Ministry Intensives: $69
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
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.
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).
The Student Culture Spring Retreat is coming up from March 29-31st, at Beulah Beach. This is a time for students to grow deeper in relationship with God and with one another. We’ll have times of worship and study the Word, as well as times to play games and be together. Cost is $100, 7-12th grades.
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).
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we move into this new sermon series during Lent, we’ve put together a study guide that you can use with your small group, your family, or on your own.
We’ll be publishing each week’s guide here each Sunday at 9:00am
Get your study guide here:
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, email@example.com) or Spencer Ryan (440.653.0982, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Several weeks ago we brought together Chris Scruggs, Tom Madden, and Hu Auburn to talk about welcoming a new pastor. We pulled out a few clips that you might find useful as we welcome Mark Tumney for his first sermon as our new Lead Pastor on March 3rd. Take a peek:
What to Do
What Not to Do
Welcoming a Pastor’s Spouse and Kids
Join a fellowship lunch for women to build community and encourage those grieving the loss of someone they love. This group meets at noon on the third Thursday of each month at AJ’s Urban Grill (25939 Detroit Road, Westlake). Please note: participants pay for their own lunch. Please contact Lyn Kelley (group leader) with questions. (440.554.4174, email@example.com).
We all have something to learn when it comes to worship. Children learn what it means to worship by watching their parents and adults in church. Mature Christians learn to have the faith of a child when they see children respond to the Gospel. As a church that says that we value families, this is an important part of our identity. That's why we come together for our Family Communion Sundays. We foster experiences for our kids to worship with us, and in the process we learn with them. Our next Family Communion Sunday is coming up next week (February 17th), and it's a time when our Children's Ministry takes a break so that you can bring your kids with you to worship. It's a blessing to our church to bring all ages together for these special services and we want you all to join us on the 17th, no matter how old or young you are. We'll sing together, learn from each other, share Communion together, and we'll grow in our faith as a church family.
On February 15 you are invited to join us for a Nerd Night!! Dress like a nerd and come play nerdy board games with Pastor Chris and Kathy and the Student Culture Team.
WHERE: The Fallout
WHEN: Friday February 15, from 7-9 pm
WHO: 7- 12 grade students
This is a great event to invite your friends to. Everyone in attendance must have a parental consent form submitted online. Fill one out with the button below. We look forward to playing some games together!
We hope you’ll join us this Sunday after each service in the Connector Hall and the Gathering Area for a reception to celebrate and honor Pastor Chris and Kathy’s time here with us. Help us make this celebration even more fun by wearing your sweater vest and/or cowboy boots to church that morning!
Questions? Contact Sharon Brumagin, 440-871-3822 x136
Join the men of BPC on Saturday, February 9th as they team up with various ministry partners at the Family Ministry Center for a morning of service on the FMC campus. We’ll gather at 8:30 for a light breakfast, roll up our sleeves and serve together through the morning.
Contact Scott Hazlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.305.1515 with questions.
Calling all couples! Come to Auburn Hall for appetizers and fellowship with other couples and then head out for a date night of your own making! Couples will be asked to help supply the appetizers for this informal gathering. Register by February 5th with the button below.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie 440.871.3822x142
The American Red Cross is currently facing a blood emergency! You are desperately needed now, so blood can be available for patients during this critical time. Medical conditions and emergencies that require blood don’t stop during these times of shortage. Make an appointment today with the button below:
Questions? Contact Sally Gerycz 440.871.3822x179
Join us for Pajama Jam Family Night on January 25th from 6:30-8:00pm in Lakeview Hall. This event is for preschool age children and their families. Children may wear their pajamas and join us for an evening full of singing and dancing. Cookies and milk provided following the concert. Ticket/reservation is required and can be done at www.bpcpreschool.org beginning Jan. 7th. Cost is $10/family. Donation items for Cornerstone Among Women will be accepted at the door (baby items such as: formula, diapers, onesies etc). Questions? Contact Julie Hazlett 440.871.3822 x117