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Unprecedented $18.3 Million Collaboration Secures Senior Affordable Housing for Decades to Come

One of the boldest housing transactions in New England (and nationally) has taken place on the North Shore. First Baptist Church in Beverly satellite ministry Harborlight Community Partners (HCP), has announced that a unique collaboration among the nonprofit housing owner/manager and state, federal, and corporate entities has resulted in a groundbreaking transaction ensuring not only that 109 units of affordable senior housing remain affordable for decades to come, but also that the 30-year old facility will undergo extensive upgrades. To see a slide show of the renovation, please click here.
To read the full story, click here.

Save These Dates!

Saturday day, April 26th - 8:30am
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: SPECIAL SATURDAY EDITION!
The Mens Fellowship Breakfast program got off to a great start with two special guest speakers in Andrew DeFranza and Jim Gubbins, and now is pleased to announce Jim Ansara as the April speaker!
A hot breakfast with coffee will be served and a voluntary donation is requested to help cover costs. The event typically runs 60-90 minutes. Before or after breakfast don’t forget don’t forget to stop by the Mission Trip Yard Sale!

FBC Yard Sale, 8:00 AM—NOON
We invite all to join us for a morning of shopping at our 2014 Indoor Yard Sale happening this Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 AM-NOON. All proceeds from the yard sale will directly support the FBC-Beverly and FBC-Gloucester joint Mission Trip to Neon, Kentucky this August.

Friday, May 2nd-Saturday, May 3rd
FBC Spring Rummage Sale is Here!
Come shop, come save, come support FBC! This semi-annual event will open its doors beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 2nd.
The Rummage Sale will continue on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 AM-NOON with its ever popular “Bag Day”. Pick up your small bag to fill for $3 on your way in or stuff a large bag for $5 and grab extra savings! Either way, come down and shop the day away with friends, family, and neighbors—invite everyone you know to help support this great cause!

Weekend of May 2nd-4th
Annual Gathering of the Alliance of Baptists
Rev. Julie Flowers, who is participating in the weekend’s events along with Terri and Ed McFadden, invites all to join her at the Annual Gathering of the Alliance of Baptists (of which First Baptist Church in Beverly is a member) at Williston-Immanuel United Church in Portland, Maine during the weekend of May 2nd-4th. See Julie for more information.

Thursday evening, May 15th
Earlier this year we announced Rev. Nick Carter’s retirement from Andover Newton Theological School as President and now we get to announce the celebration! A retirement party will take place on Thursday evening, May 15th, and FBC Beverly is invited! The event will include a nice dinner, a few speeches, and dancing in a huge tent on the “quad” of the school campus. Tickets for the evening are $75 per person.
During the day on Thursday, the college plans to host Diana Butler Bass on campus for a program that will also be open to churches as well as alumni/ae. Flyers will be sent out closer to the date of the party, but Andover Newton wanted to be sure to include our entire congregation in their plans since they know Nick continues to hold FBC Beverly in his heart following his years of service here. So please mark your calendars and save the date for this very special day if you wish to celebrate the many years of service Nick Carter has given to this church and our surrounding community, as well as helping to shape the future of our next generation of Christian leaders.

Please stay tuned to the Bulletin for future details on both of these upcoming events!

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: “ABC’s of FBC”

If you are interested in learning more about FBC Beverly,we invite you to be part of the 2014 Inquiry Class beginning in April 2014.

If you have been participating in worship and various programs of the church for some time or for a very brief time, perhaps some questions have come to mind about this unique church. If so, the ministers would very much like to hear from you. During the class, an overview of the current ministries of the church as well as its history will be the focus. There would also be discussion about what it means to be part of an American Baptist church. Sometimes, at the end of such a class, people choose to join the church which would be terrific. But, whether you are considering membership or would just like to know more about the church, please let us know of your interest by contacting Beth, Julie or Will by email, phone, text, or with a chat!