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Gathering together for times of worship offers us the opportunity to center ourselves in the midst of a busy world, to renew our strength, to respond to God’s loving and leading call to love the challenges before us. In worship, we find strength in one another, in our faith, in the scripture, and in our God. Our worship life is central to our experience as a community of faith and is a time in which all, visitors and old friends alike, are warmly welcomed. Come, just as you are, and be a part of the worship experience at First Baptist Church in Beverly.

Join Us at First Baptist Church in Beverly This Sunday for
The First Sunday in Lent!

9:30 AM — Education Hour for Adults

9:30 AM — C.E. Children/Youth Teachers’ Meeting

11:00 AM — Worship / Children’s Class
Lent 2016: “Restoration: From Despair to Hope”
Sermon: Can a Broken Heart Be Mended?
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-13
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching

3:00 PM — Baptism Class
A baptism class for those in 8th Grade and above will begin this Sunday. The class will meet each Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM during the Lenten Season. Please contact Julie Flowers if your child is interested in joining this class.

4:00 PM — Middle School Fellowship

6:00 PM — Senior High Fellowship

Lenten Opportunities
For information about Lent at FBC and our Lenten Projects, click here.

Words to Know

A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.

Recent Sermons

Video Sermons
To view the videos of sermons, click on the title.

It’s a Must
Rev. Beth Loughhead
February 7, 2016

Rev. Mary Day Miller
January 31, 2016

Reflections from Duane Anderson & Elly Flowers
January 24, 2016

The Holy Family As Refugees
Rev. Kent Harrop
January 17, 2016

The Gift of Unexpected Journeys: The Gift of Insight
Rev. Julie Flowers
January 10, 2016

Action Taken: The Gift of Change
Bryan Vosseler,
Dramatic Reading
Rev. Beth Loughhead, Meditation
January 3, 2016

Chaos Interrupted: The Gift of Light
Rev. Julie Flowers
December 20, 2015

Music Sunday - Life Interrupted: The Gift in Unexpected Journeys
Rev. Beth Loughhead
December 13, 2015

Faith Awakened: The Gift of Trust
Rev. Kent Harrop
December 6, 2015

Isolation Lost: The Gift of Courage
Rev. Beth Loughhead
November 29, 2015

Walking Alongside
Rev. Debbie Blanchard
November 22, 2015

Wordless Worship
Rev. Kent Harrop
November 15, 2015

The Sound of Silence
Rev. Beth Loughhead
November 8, 2015

What Do You Treasure the Most?
Rev. Kent Harrop
November 1, 2015

Click for More Sermons in both Video and Text formats.

Communion through the Lord's Supper

In the spirit of openness, we invite any who have made a faith commitment to Jesus Christ to join in the sharing of this meal. On the first Sunday of each month during worship, the FBC congregation remembers this "last supper" with a service of communion.

On the night before Jesus was crucified, he met with his disciples and they shared a meal together. At that last meal, Jesus took bread and wine, common food at a meal in his day, and blessed it in a special way. Jesus used that food and drink to teach his disciples that his life, death, and resurrection would continue to sustain them in the days, months, and years to come. He taught them to remember Him whenever they ate a meal together. Indeed, Christians all over the world in a variety of ways and in many denominations still gather to celebrate this important meal and to be sustained by Christ who is the bread of life. Historically, Baptists have viewed this meal as a memorial - an opportunity to remember what Jesus did for each of us. At FBC, when we break bread together, in addition to remembering Jesus, we hope you will also experience the presence of the risen Christ, for Christ is surely present - present among all who participate - present in the breaking, sharing, eating and drinking. Christ is personally and actively present: cleansing, energizing, challenging, healing and uniting. Anyone who is a member of FBC may be invited to be a communion server.

Typically our Ministers and Deacons serve the congregation the Lord's Supper. There are a variety of methods for sharing communion. It is common Baptist practice to serve each other. This is best accomplished by the ushers passing the tray to the person next to you and allowing them to hold it for you. Parents, we leave it to your discretion whether or not to serve your unbaptized children. After you have been served, hold the bread or cup so that we may all partake together, as directed by the minister.