Join Us This Sunday at First Baptist Church in Beverly!
Summer Schedule is in Effect
Our summer schedule for worship is 9:30 AM. We invite all to continue to gather with us in our air-conditioned Sanctuary each week throughout the summer until Rally Day.
8:00 AM — Communion in the Woods
Join us in the woods at Beverly Commons Conservation Area (Greenwood Avenue in Beverly Farms) for an alternative worship opportunity this Sunday morning. Kent Harrop will lead us in a mindful walk (walking in silence) as we listen for the ways in which the Creator is speaking to us through creation. This silent morning walk will culminate in the Ritual of Communion.
Directions: From Beverly take Hale Street to Beverly Farms, left at Haskell Street (prior to Saint Margaret Church), .2 miles turn left on Webster Street, .2 miles turn left on Greenwood Ave. approx. .2 miles to intersection of Greenwood and Ridge Road (parking on side of street) arrive at entrance to Beverly Commons Conservation Area. Wear shoes for walking on trail, comfortable clothing, bug spray, water, hat.
8:45 AM — Pick-Up Choir Rehearsal
9:30 AM — Worship
A New Worship Series Begins: An Altar in the World:
Sermon: Walking on the Earth
Scripture: Psalm 121
Rev. Julie Flowers, preaching
Communion will be prepared and served by our Deacons
Upcoming Worship Highlights:
Communion in the Woods: This Summer on July 5th and August 2nd at 8 a.m. FBC will have an alternative worship opportunity at Beverly Commons Conservation Area (Greenwood Avenue in Beverly Farms). Minister Kent Harrop will lead us in a ‘mindful walk’ (walking in silence), as we listen for the ways in which the Creator is speaking to us through creation. Our walk will culminate in the Ritual of Communion. Martin Luther said: “Every blade of grass, every song of a bird are ‘little words from God’. Come and listen! This is a wonderful ‘port of entry’ to invite a friend who is spiritually seeking. (We will walk rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring water and bug spray and a raincoat if needed). Walking trail is easy and we will walk at a leisurely pace and conclude before 9 a.m. Meeting location is at the entrance to Beverly Commons.
July Worship Services
Sunday, July 12:
An Altar in the World: Getting Lost
Gather with us in worship at 9:30 AM in our Sanctuary as we enter chapter five and “The Practice of Getting Lost.” We will explore the story of Abram and Sara who wandered for thirty years, armed with only a promise. Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching.
Sunday, July 19: Worship in the Park & All-Church Picnic
An Altar in the World: Encountering Others
Join us at Lynch Park this Sunday morning for a special Worship in the Park at 9:30 AM followed by our All Church Picnic. See all the details in our “Worship in the Park” article inside this Bulletin! Rev. Julie Flowers will be preach-ing at this outdoor service as we celebrate community and “The Practice of Encountering Others” (chapter six). Rain location: FBC Sanctuary
Sunday, July 26:
An Altar in the World: Living with a Purpose
We’ll begin worship at 9:30 AM in our air-conditioned sanctuary where we will learn the practice of living with a purpose and the art of striving to become like Christ (chapter seven). Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching.
Words to Know
A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.