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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!

9:30 AM — Education Hour Classes for Adults & Youth

11:00 AM — Worship / Children’s Class

Sermon: Holistic Prayer
Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching

Join us as we welcome the Season of Easter from this Sunday until Pentecost on May 15th, as we look for signs of the Risen Christ in our daily midst. Communion will be prepared and served by our Deacons.

6:00 PM — Senior High Fellowship

Upcoming Sunday Event
Children & Youth Sunday: May 8th
Join your church friends and family on Mothers’ Day, Sunday May 8th for a special worship service celebrating our Church School youth and their Christian Education teachers. There will be much song, laughter and celebration and we invite all to gather early with us in Wilbur Hall at 9:00 AM for a Deluxe Breakfast in honor of our moms and mother-figures this Mothers’ Day! Cost is $8/adult, $5/child or senior and all moms eat FREE!

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.

Practical Wisdom
Rev. Beth Loughhead
April 24, 2016

Shared Reflections

Julie Karaganis & Vinny Esposito
April 17, 2016

Doubting is Believing
Rev. Julie Flowers
April 10, 2016

The Ultimate Journey
Rev. Kent Harrop
April 3, 2016

Grief Interrupted
Rev. Beth Loughhead
March 27, 2016

Jesus’ Final Journey
Rev. Kent Harrop
March 20, 2016

And A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Rev. Julie Flowers
March 13, 2016

Can You Fix This?
Rev. Julie Flowers
February 28, 2016

When Faith Is All There Is
Rev. Kent Harrop
February 21, 2016

Can a Broken Heart Be Mended?
Rev. Kent Harrop
February 14, 2016

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

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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.