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Worship

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 This Sunday at First Baptist Church in Beverly!

Schedule

9:30 AM — Education Hour for Adults & Youth
All Middle School and Senior High youth of the church are invited to join Julie Flowers in the Youth Lounge at 9:30 AM for a renewed MS/SH class experience. There will be donuts, and there will be a lot of hands-on and service-driven projects to augment the lesson time.

11:00 AM — Worship / Children’s Church School
Sermon: Words from the Cross:
“Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Scripture: Luke 23:39-43
Rev. Julie Flowers, preaching
Communion will be prepared and served by our Deacons.

3:00 PM - Baptism Class for 8th Grade Youth and Above

3:00 PM - Brother Lawrence Study & Discussion with Introduction to Contemplative Thinking

4:00-7:00 PM — BOTH Middle School & Senior High Fellowship




Inviting the Spirit: Lent 2015 Opportunities
Since October your Spiritual Life Committee has been planning to encourage the contemplative/spiritual life of our congregation during the Season of Lent.
Here are some meaningful opportunities to look forward to:
Spiritual Life invites FBC members and friends to join them in attending an Ash Wednesday Worship with Saint Peter’s Church at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, on Wednesday, February 18th, 7:30 PM. This ancient ritual, with the placing of ashes on the forehead, is a powerful reminder to be humble before God who is the source of all that is good, lasting and true. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty-day season of Lent.

A Self Guided Weekday Meditation, created by Marty Lincoln, in the FBC sanctuary will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 18th, and run through Good Friday, April 3rd. The display will be open from 9:00 AM –4:00 PM each day, Monday – Friday, and each Sunday morning before and after worship. Stop by during your week as your schedule allows and enjoy several interactive meditation stations. We are inspired by Isaiah the prophet: “Listen and your soul will live”.

Homegrown Lenten Devotional: Spiritual Life is developing a devotional that responds to one or both of the following questions: ‘When have you sensed God’s presence?’ and/or ‘When have you responded to God’s presence in your life?’ Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 8th. Devotionals to be given out beginning on Sunday, February 22nd, the First Sunday of Lent.

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 date.

February 22 - Rev. Kent Harrop

February 1 - Rev. Kent Harrop

Text Sermons

Epiphany 2015
Rev. Kent Harrop
January 4, 2015

Angel Light
Rev. Julie Flowers
December 14, 2014

Acting Out
Rev. Kent Harrop
September 14, 2014

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Rev. Beth Loughhead
June 22, 2014

Road to Emmaus
Rev. Kent Harrop
June 1, 2014

A Luminous Revelation
Rev. Will Seals
February 23, 2014

There's No Place Like Home
Rev. Will Seals
February 16, 2014

Same Love
Rev. Julie Flowers
February 2, 2014

Parable of the Whistleblower
Rev. Will Seals
January 19, 2014

Responding to God's Call
Rev. Will Seals
January 12, 2014

Click for More Sermons

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.