First Baptist Church of Cleveland is an involved community partner. We provide hands-on opportunities with Family Promise, the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church, Greater Cleveland Congregations, East Side Ministries for adults with Developmental Disabilities, the men's shelter at 2100 Lakeside Ave., Martin Luther King  Jr. Day of Service, and The Hunger Walk.


Hands-On Service Opportunities

We provide hands-on opportunities in a variety of programs.  We invite you to get involved in serving others, perhaps in one of these opportunities:

Serve a Meal to the Homeless
On the fourth Friday of each month, volunteers from FBC prepare and serve a meal at Calvary Presbyterian Church to Cleveland's homeless population. You can help by preparing food in advance, or joining the team as they cook and serve.  For more information, please email

Participate in Faith in Action Sunday
Join others on the first Sunday in June for a day of service projects both at FBC and in our coimmunity.  For more information, please email .

Make a Delivery to the Bethany Baptist Hunger Center
Help deliver food to the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church at 1211 East 105th St.  For more information, contact Barbara Baus.

Assist in the East Side Ministry program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
This group meets at FBC each Sunday from October-May.  You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.

Join Others Gardening in the FBC Hunger Garden
Our vegetable garden, located on the Shelburne side of our building, was started in 1992. In 2010, we opened the gardens up to our local community. Each gardener is responsible for their own plot and a portion of the weekly pickings will be delivered to the Hunger Center located at Bethany Baptist Church. Brigitte Schiffer, garden chair, can be contacted if you are interested in being a part of our garden team. 

Support P.A.D.S. (Pride Among Daughters & Sisters)
This newly non-profit organization was started by our own FBC member, Delisia Robinson. The mission of PADS is to provide hygiene products to underprivileged teens & women and to promote pride, dignity and confidence. To learn more about this ministry and to help with any contributions, please contact Delesia Robinson. 

Help Assemble Thanksgiving Food Baskets
During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving we ask for donations of non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, fruits, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, jello, cake mix etc. Come join the fun on the MOnday before Thanksgiving in sorting donations and assembling food baskets for families in need. Please contact barbara baus for more information. 

Christmas Giving Tree
Through the FBC Giving Tree, you can participate in our Christmas Angel Program by buying a oersonal gift for a young child living in transitional housing or in shelters sponsored by the Family Promise Organization. For further information please contact Fran Leanza or Lindsey Evans. 

There are literally dozens of other opportunities for people to serve. If you have a desire to be actively involved in the work of the church, please contact the church office at (216) 932-7480 or by