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Bainbridge Area Food For Friends

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends continues its 26-year tradition of serving those in need locally. We remind local organizations, school groups and churches that the local pantry receives no government funding, and relies on the generosity of local people and organizations. Currently, the most needed items at the pantry include: toiletries, such as toothpaste and bath soap, and paper products.

Monetary donations may be made to the Bainbridge Area Food For Friends account at PNC Bank on E. Washington Street in Bainbridge.

Non-perishable items may be dropped off at the pantry (lower level of Bainbridge Town Hall) or in the lobby bin at Bainbridge Library. If you or someone you know needs the confidential assistance please call 708-9829 (leave a message).

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends was founded in 1990 by Anne and John Bauswein. Now co-sponsored by Bainbridge Civic Club and Spirit of Bainbridge, it is a local entity supported totally by local donations and fundraising events.

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends is NOT affiliated with Geauga Hunger Task Force or Harvest for Hunger


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40 Years of Passionate Performances

Tetélestai – the stirring musical production about the last week of Jesus’ life – is celebrating 40 years of passionate performances.  
The long-running passion play was created by brothers Joel & Russ Nagy in the 1970s to serve their youth group at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Columbus.  In 1976, the spirited group traveled north to present a performance at St. Anselm Parish in Chesterland.  Since that inspiring performance, Tetélestai has been performed locally every year for the past 40 years.
After having made an incredible impact on St. Anselm and the surrounding community, the Upper Arlington group partnered with the St. Anselm Outreach Ministry to present a joint presentation of Tetélestai at St. Anselm in 1977. The local production gained both momentum and a loyal following and quickly became an annual tradition.  In 1985, the non-profit organization “Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries” was created to oversee the production and to handle its day-to-day operations.
Since that time, Tetélestai has been presented free of charge to approximately 100,000 audience members at over 180 churches, schools and theatres throughout the Midwest.  One performance was even held at a local prison! It is estimated that, throughout the years, well over 500 interdenominational cast members of all ages have volunteered  the four months each year required to participate in the production; 13 men have played the role of Jesus; and three full-sized crosses have made a spirit-filled journey down church aisles and gym floors throughout the Midwest.
Tetélestai is normally presented in the winter months during the eight weeks of Lent that lead to the celebration of Holy Week.  This year, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Tetélestai has invited alumni cast and crew members from the past 40 years to join in two special summer performances. These performances will be held at Ss. Robert & William Church in Euclid, Ohio on July 28 and July 29 at 8 pm.  Currently, over 200 alumni are registered to participate in this unique event.
Tetélestai (pronounced “teh-téll-eh-sty”), is the Greek word for “It is finished,” the last words of Jesus as he died on the cross.  The production utilizes full staging and costumes as well as professional sound and lighting.  The ministry’s purpose is simply to share the story of Jesus’ passion and resurrection in a vividly spiritual and visual manner.  The production is free of charge with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Free-will donations are accepted at the conclusion of the production.  
For more information about Tetélestai and the 40th Anniversary Summer Performances, visit LiveThePassion.org or call Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries at 440-944-0635.  Tetélestai is a registered service mark of Tetélestai, Inc.  Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries produces Tetélestai in northeast Ohio and is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.


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The Spirit of Bainbridge is published every three weeks, and mailed to every home and business in Auburn and Bainbridge Townships (zip code 44023). Additional copies are distributed locally at Bainbridge Library, Lowe's Greenhouse, The Neighborhood Office, other locations in Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, Chesterland, Russell, Solon and South Russell. Approximately 7,500 copies of Spirit of Bainbridge are circulated.

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