Join Us This Sunday, and Each Sunday in December, at First Baptist Church in Beverly for the 2014 Advent Season!
Christmas Sunday at FBC:
Join us Sunday, December 21st for an entire day of FBC Advent festivities, including a quiet time of healing and prayer. Continue reading for all the details of our day!
9:30 AM — Advent Festival & Jesus’ Birthday Party
The entire church family is invited to celebrate the warmth and joy of the season in Wilbur Hall this Sunday morning! We’ll kick off our day with a potluck continental breakfast together followed by games, Christmas crafts, and activities for children and adults of all ages. We’ll be certain to fill the gym with the echoes of all our favorite Christmas Carols before singing “Happy Birthday” to the baby Jesus and enjoying birthday cake together!
11:00 AM — Worship
Anticipating the Light: Fire Light
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Read by Bella Karaganis
Rev. Beth Loughhead, preaching
A special Christmas Sunday offering will be taking during worship this week, our Theology on Tap group will be lighting our Advent Wreath and our Middle School/Senior High Class will help with the creation of our Nativity sce-ne by adding the Shepherds, sheep and the Three Wise Men on their journey (but not there just yet!), and our children will sing “Go Tell It On the Mountain”
NOON — Inquiry Class Interest Meeting
2:30—5:00 PM — Lay Visitation Christmas Caroling
4:00 PM — Middle School Christmas Party
6:00 PM — Senior High Christmas Party
7:00 PM — Longest Night Service
We welcome all to return to the church at 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 21st, the eve of the Winter Solstice and the year’s longest night, as we share in a quiet time of healing and reflection at Longest Night Service. All are invited and encouraged to take part in this calming and welcoming service to invite the light of God into our hearts and minds on the darkest evening of the year. This service provides us an opportunity to pause and to take a breath in the midst of a busy season. We welcome all to gather with us for this beautiful, candlelit service and offer our prayers, not only for ourselves, but for our community and our world. Please come and join us in lighting our candles and welcoming the light of the holidays and the coming of Christ into our hearts this Advent Season.
Christmas Eve Services
Thursday, December 24th, 2014
All are invited to gather with us in worship this Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus through the sharing of the Christmas story and many joyful sounds of Christmas tidings being sung and rung out in our Sanctuary. Our Christmas Eve services will feature our vocal and handbell choirs and will close in candlelight.
5:00 PM — Early Service
We invite all to join us for this special Christmas worship service planned with the enthusiasm of children in mind coordinated by Rev. Julie Flowers.
11:00 PM — Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols
Join us in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ through music, scripture, and candlelight at our traditional eleven o’clock service coordinated by Rev. Beth Lough-head, as we prepare to welcome Christmas Day!
Words to Know
A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.