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Friday, April 29th - Spring Game Night in the Works!
While your datebooks are open, mark off the evening of Friday, April 19th for another great FBC Game Night at the home of Tracey Armstrong and Glen Johnstone! The Armstrong-Johnstone family will be hosting an evening of fun and games, and of course a little friendly competition! All ages and skill levels are welcome! All are welcome to head over at 7:00 PM and bring an snack-type dish to share!

Saturday, April 30 - Indoor Yard Sale
Please mark your calendars and come support the Mission Trip Yard Sale on Saturday, April 30th. Not only is this a great opportunity to find some new treasures for your home, but a great chance to help make this summer’s Mission Trip to Plymouth, North Carolina a great week full of generous work helping the CROSS organization. In addition, the Yard Sale is also a wonderful opportunity to find new homes for those things you find you no longer need as you do your spring cleaning. Please donate sports equip-ment, household items, tools, books, DVDs, decorations, glassware, etc. — pretty much anything except no exercise machines, televisions or monitors, and no large pieces of furniture. You can drop the items off the week before the sale. We look forward to seeing you (and your donations) there!

Saturday, April 30 - A Rockin’ Blues Benefit Concert
Harborlight Community Partners is excited to partner with gimmeLIVE for a Rockin' Blues Benefit Concert at the Larcom Theater (13 Wallis Street) in Beverly! Visit http://gimmelive.com/RockinBlues.cfm to purchase your tickets to this all ages show in this history-rich downtown theater. The evening will feature music from New England's top Award-winning blues band, Delta Generators, joined by New England Music Award nominee Willie J. Laws Band along with Mountain Stage NewSong Northeast Regional Winner and BMA Singer/Songwriter of the Year, nominee Danielle Miraglia, for the hottest, award-winning Rockin' Blues Benefit on Boston's North Shore. Doors will open at 7:00 PM for this 8 o’clock concert.

May 6-7 - It’s Time to Rummage!
Rummage through your closets, rummage through your garages and basements, and rummage through your storage areas to dig out all those items you no longer want or use and get them ready to gift to FBC’s 2016 Spring Rummage Sale! We’ll be collecting donation of clothing and household items, small kitchen appliances, furniture, toys, games, and sporting and camping equipment (basically anything except electronics or appliances that cost money to dispose of) in Wilbur Hall from Tuesday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 5th. Doors to the Rummage Sale will open on Friday, May 6th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 AM to NOON.

Friday, May 6 - Parents: Make Your Plans!
FBC is planning another (completely free!) Parents’ Night Out! So grab your datebooks and start making plans for Friday night, May 6th. FBC will have their talented and capable childcare providers on hand to entertain (and feed!) your children from 6:00-8:30 PM while you have several hours to spend however you like! Activities are still being planned for your children but stay tuned for all the available details coming soon!

Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 PM
Rabbi Alison Adler of Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly and Pastor Kent Harrop of First Baptist Church in Beverly invite you to join them for an evening of good conversation at A&B Burger on Cabot Street in Beverly, on Tuesday evening, May 17th at 8:00 PM. The format is simple: Order your favorite beverage, then write down a question. Alison and Kent will answer from their personal and faith perspective and then open it up for a conversation with all gathered at the table. The reservations for this event have a maximum seating of 16 so please let Kent know you are interested in participating. All are welcome to this out-of-church-doors event, though seating is limited to 16 guests. Alison and Kent are friends and invite you to ask a friend along as well. Please RSVP to Kent at kharrop@fbcbeverly.org.

Sunday, May 22 - Harborlight Nursery School & FBC are Honoring Elly
Please join us in celebrating and thanking Elly on Sunday, May 22nd! We will have a time of recognition in worship (and some HNS teachers will join us to lead the Stepsitters time!), and then we will gather for a special coffee hour and celebration in Elly’s honor. We hope that all – HNS alums and not! – will come together on this Sunday to express our deep appreciation for years of faithful service to our very oldest satellite ministry!

May 25 - Annual Meeting
This year’s annual meeting will be here before we know it and this article comes as both a reminder of the importance of the meeting itself, and as a reminder of the important responsibility we all share to attend this all-congregation meeting. Please plan to meet with us in our Chapel on Wednesday evening, May 25th at 7:30 PM for this critical annual event to listen, to share, and to vote on current issues that are extremely important to the future of our church. Childcare will be provided during the meeting so make sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend.

SAVE THE DATE: Women’s Fellowship Retreat
September 23rd-24th, 2016 at Grotonwood Christian Camp & Conference Center

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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. 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 email (kharrop@fbcbeverly.org) or speak with Kent if you are interested.