July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st
Theology on Tap isn’t Tapped Out for Summer!
Theology on Tap sessions are held the first Tuesday of each month (so July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st, during the summer) at 8:00 PM at the Wild Horse on Cabot Street in Beverly. Those who have gathered for these sessions have found them to be times of rich fellowship, lots of laughter, and great and thoughtful theological conversation about how our faith informs the way we live in the world and how we, as people of faith, can grapple with the tough questions of life. The more, the merrier! So put Theology on Tap on your schedule this summer – and bring a friend!
July 12 - The Rescheduled Men’s Fellowship BBQ
Celebrate the close of another amazing year together with the FBC Men’s Fellowship Group. All men of the church are invited to meet for a barbeque at Men’s Fellowship member Buck Shupp’s home at 11:00 AM following worship. The afternoon together will feature great BBQ presented by a true ’Southerner’ and ‘Championship Lawn Bowling Competition’! Save the date and time and look for more details to come. This is a great event to bring a friend to join in the fellowship!
Saturday, July 11th - Contemplative Paddle
If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to get out and paddle with FBC — here’s your chance! Our next Contemplative Paddle will launch on Saturday, July 11th at 8:30 AM on Chebacco Lake in Essex. We’ll gather at the lakeside camp of the Blanchard family and head out onto the water to listen and commune with nature and feel God’s presence surround us. We will paddle rain or shine so save the date and sign up with Kent Harrop as soon as you are able since space is limited to ten boats per paddle. Please plan to dress in layers as New England weather can be tricky!
Sunday, July 19th - All-Church Picnic
Save the date of Sunday, July 19th and plan to party with us at the 2015 All-Church Picnic! We’ll head down to Lynch Park following worship for a potluck picnic together, games and fellowship time in the sunshine beginning at 11:15 AM. This is an annual favorite to celebrate another great program year together at FBC!
Wednesday, July 22 - Men’s Breakfast: “Living With Balance in a Busy World”
All men of the church family and community are invited to a Men’s Breakfast at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22nd for a hot meal together and a great guest speaker. FBC’er Bryan Vosseler will help us to understand and how to attain balance in this busy world we live in. Our program will begin promptly at 7:00 AM, but all are invited to gather a little earlier for coffee and fellowship time as we prepare for our meal and discussion. For questions about this morning together please speak to Kent Harrop.
July 6-11, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America Peace Camp, Harrisonburg, VA, at Eastern Mennonite University
People of all faiths are invited to join the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America for a gathering we affectionately call Peace Camp. Peacemakers from throughout the continent will be coming together in Harrisonburg, VA for a week of inspiration, training, and fun that will empower our personal and corporate work for justice. Through mediation, worship, music, workshops, intergenerational recreation, bible studies, movies, educational programs for all ages, and more, we’ll equip ourselves for the work of creating a better world – and we’ll have a great time along the way. For full conference details, visit our web site www.bpfna.org. We hope you'll consider coming to our conference this summer -- it is always an inspiring gathering of people of all ages from throughout the continent.