An interfaith project organized and hosted by FBC to feed 40-70 people in need every Monday night. A variety of community organizations plan and cook the meal using the FBC kitchen and gymnasium. If interested in volunteering or donating food, please contact the .
The Lunch Program provides mid-day meals to people in need every Tuesday and Saturday in the White Whale at 12:30pm. The White Whale is located next to the FBC building.
Beverly Bootstraps Community Services
Founded by FBC, Beverly Bootstraps is a non-profit community based organization providing a myriad of services to the community including: a food pantry, Serve Food Co-op, literacy program, GED/ESL training, Teen Cyber Café, Thrift Shop, summer park lunch program, heat assistance, and a community garden. Although Bootstraps has moved out of the church and into its own building, the congregation generously supports their work. For information contact Beverly Bootstraps at 978-927-1561.
FBC has been instrumental in the creation, funding and ongoing support of Beverly’s Homeless Shelter and Single Room Occupancy Transitional Housing Program. For more information, contact Kate Benashki at 978-921-1304.
FBC has established and maintained various ministries in Beverly that has addressed identified needs of various groups of individuals. From pre-school children to our senior citizens, FBC has had a positive impact of the quality of life of thousands of individuals.
Harborlight Nursery School
Nationally accredited by the NAEYC, Harborlight Nursery School is a non-denominational nursery school housed in bright, sunny rooms in the church building. Each year it serves over a hundred children and their families. For information contact , Director, at 978-927-9030.
Initially begun as congregate living for well elderly in 1963, Harborlight House is now a fully certified assisted living home for low and moderate income senior citizens. Located in two charming Victorian homes on Monument Square that were renovated in 1999, Harborlight House provides a family-like environment for thirty-five residents of varying faiths. For information contact Bob Stoneham, Director, at 978-927-2121.
Turtle Creek and Turtle Woods
Turtle Creek and Turtle Woods, founded in 1983 & 1996 respectively, form a retirement community for low and moderate income senior citizens. Located in a country setting, this community is connected to neighboring towns by public and private transportation and offers residents a modern, safe and affordable option for comfortable living. For information contact Yvonne Graham at 978-927-1112.
FBC Community Inreach
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This popular ministry is a wonderful way to care for someone who is ill, grieving, or even celebrating a special moment in life. The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. For more information or to join the ministry, please contact a Minister.
Providing a caring and pastoral presence to the members and friends of FBC is a ministry of all the people. The Lay Visitation Ministry Team is comprised of members of the congregation who regularly visit members and prospective members to offer a ministry of presence. The team members meet monthly for an educational experience and visit members in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes on a regular visit. For more information or to ask for a visitation, please contact Beth Loughhead.