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The An Altar in the World Book Discussion Group will be meeting at Buck and Cindy Shupp's house at 7:00 PM on the following dates, covering the mentioned chapters. New participants are always welcome! Jump in and enjoy great conversation!
Tuesday, July 28th: Chapters 7 and 8; Tuesday, August 11th: Chapters 9 and 10; Wednesday, September 2nd: Chapters 11 and 12.

Lectio Divina – Fridays through September at 7:15 a.m. at Independence Park (left end)
Everyone is welcome to swing by, any Friday morning, to share in the practice of lectio divina – a meditative way of reading and reflecting on the scripture. The group has been meeting outside at the left end of Independence Park in Beverly to bask in the beauty and wonder of God’s creation – or come to the church if the weather is bad. All are always welcome – whether you’ve come many times or not tried lectio at all. The practice is inspired by the words of the prophet Isaiah: “listen and your soul shall live.”

Tuesday, September 1st – Theology on Tap
If you haven’t yet had the chance to stop by Theology on Tap, now’s your chance! Come and meet up at the Wild Horse on Cabot Street at 8 p.m. on the 1st of September for good conversation, food, and a drink… all are welcome, whether from the church family or not, so please help us spread the word! It’s a casual group, which meets the first Tuesday of every month – stop by any month you have time and sit around the table with your fellow theologians!

September 13th - Youth Fellowship Beach Party!

September 20th - Rally Day!
It’s Rally Day and the return to our Fall Schedule!
We invite you to join us for our Annual Kick-Off Celebration! Breakfast will be served at 9:30 AM in Wilbur Hall followed by games and fun and just a little bit of paper work as we register for our 2015-2016 Church School Classes. Worship will return to the eleven o’clock hour and youth fellowships will convene at their regular times! September 27 - Education Hour and children's classes resumes

September 13th-20th, 2015 is the next Family Promise guest week at First Parish Church. Bobbie Grant has taken over as Family Promise coordinator for FBC Beverly and could use 2-3 more volunteers as some people have moved away. Please let Bobbie know if you are willing to volunteer. All volunteers will be receiving more information soon. The link for volunteering is http://volspt/iiRHYH. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to volunteer for this vital program.

Tuesday, September 22 - Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
Save the early morning of Tuesday, September 22nd for the Men's Fellowship Breakfast. Guest speaker is Rob Cerundolo a leader of Second Chance Ministry at the White Whale. Each week over 1,000 people pass through the doors of the Whale providing recovery from addiction. Rob is a dynamic speaker, successful business owner, leader in the recovery community and person of deep faith. Come be inspired.

Tuesday, September 29th: Paint Night!
Back by popular demand! We’ve scheduled our 2nd FBC Paint Night at Wicked Art Bar on Rantoul Street in Beverly. Our first night out together was so much fun, we’ve decided to do it again! For more information (or to check out a sample of the painting we’ll be going home with) visit www.wickedartbar.com.

Saturday, October 24th: All-Church Party!
Join us for a time of welcome and appetizers followed by a catered dinner and entertainment featuring “Voices of the Church Family”, then dessert, of course, and fellowship time. Stay tuned for all the details as the evening approaches. Reservations are required. To save your spot go to http://fbcbeverly.ticketleap.com/oct24

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Are you new to FBC? Considering membership?

If you are interested in learning more about FBC Beverly, a new Inquirer's Class is forming for those new to FBC, interested in baptism, or considering becoming a member. These classes will be hosted by Minister Kent Harrop. FBC’s Inquiry Classes are a wonderful way to learn about the values that guide our life as a congregation, how to nurture a life of faith and what it means to be an American Baptist. We meet for approximately five sessions (1-1/2 hours each) at a mutually convenient time for participants in a relaxed setting. Not only are these sessions the best way to learn all about FBC Beverly but they’re a great way to meet others new to the church, ask questions, and share insights. Please e-mail (kharrop@fbcbeverly.org) or speak with Kent if you are interested. The hope is to begin meeting in late September.