Local Ministry

First Baptist Church of Bedford

A place to believe, A place to be loved, A place to belong.

Ministry of Presence

A ministry of lay chaplains, we serve the patients, visitors, and staff at UH Bedford Medical Center by providing spiritual care and support. Lay chaplains can be found at work on the patient floors each week. Our members receive training and meet regularly. We are an enumenical ministry under the leadership of Pastor Debbie Federico.

The Hunger Center

A ministry of the Southeast Clergy Cluster the Hunger Center serves residents of Bedford, Bedford Heights, Maple Heights, Walton Hills, and Oakwood Village. It is located at South Haven United Church of Christ. There are many ways you can help with this ministry. They are always in need of volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help distribute food, but there is also a need throughout the week to pick up food from different distributors and deliver it to the Center.

Meals on Wheels

Another ministry of the Southeast Clergy Cluster, Meals on Wheels, seeks to provide hot meals to those who might be unable to get out or prepare meals themselves. Also located at South Haven United Church of Christ, Meals on Wheels has many opportunities to serve. There are opportunities to help with preparing meals, and there is a need for drivers to spend about one hour a week delivering food to those in need. This is a great, simple way to serve the people of our community.


UBUr3 is a mentoring project at Heskett Middle School involving several Bedford churches. The goal is to pair 7th and 8th graders selected by the school with adults from the community to build relationships and help the students reach their full potential. The program focuses on the themes of rights, respect, and responsibility.

Glendale Primary School

We are pleased to serve the children and community of Glendale Primary School in a variety of ways. These include: Welcome Back Breakfast for staff; Trunk or Treat: Angel Tree (Christmas gifts for a family in need); Mitten Tree (warm winter gloves, hats, and scarves for students); Spring Art Show (student art work displayed in our Narthex).

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts (toys, clothing, food & gift cards) for a needy family from Glendale Elementary.