Join Us at First Baptist Church in Beverly this Sunday for
8:15 am — Middle School Youth & Advisors Report to the Church Kitchen
9:15 am — Rally Day Breakfast & Celebration
All are invited to gather with us in Wilbur Hall this Sunday morning to join us in kicking off our new program year at First Baptist Church in Beverly! We’ll get our morning started with a delicious family-style breakfast being by our Youth Fellowship Groups. After enjoying our meal together we’ll spend time celebrating Rally Day with games and activities for all ages and skill levels and registering for Church School Classes. Don’t miss this great Sunday morning together as we unveil our 2016-2017 program year theme and present our 2016 Rally Day gifts!
No later than 10:00 am — Senior High Youth Report to the Church Kitchen
11:00 am — Worship
Sermon: Faith to Move a Mountain
Scripture: Matthew 17: 14-21
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching
“For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” ~Matthew 17:20b
Mountains are not particularly easy to move. They tend to be fairly anchored in place. Throughout this coming program year, in worship, classes, and discussions, the First Baptist Church in Beverly will be contemplating and acting on making mountains move with determined and steadfast seeds of faith. The times we live in are troubled. Daily we are confronted with international and national news that is just amazingly difficult, from refugees in desperate search of a safe place to call home to children at school, people at a cultural event, or someone walking down the street losing their lives in gun violence. There are griefs and challenges in our own lives. But the Christian faith insists that there is hope and that if we stand firm in our convictions, we can affect positive change. We can move mountains. Come and give it a try!
4:00 pm — Middle School Fellowship
6:00 pm — Senior High Fellowship
Coming Up at FBC Beverly: Special Sundays in September
September 25th: Sunday Morning Schedule Begins & Children/Youth Choir Begins
Our Sunday morning classes will meet and begin at 9:30 this week and we’ll get our program year up and running! Our Sanctuary Choir will meet in the Music Room to rehearse before worship each week at 10:30. All are welcome to join in our classes or worship opportunities at any point throughout the year, but why miss out on a morning of thought-provoking literature and intriguing discussion? Not to mention FBC’s three favorites: food, fun, and fellowship! Choose your Sunday morning study and we’ll see you in class!
Following worship on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month children and youth are invited (and encouraged!) to gather downstairs in the music room to spend twenty minutes learning and practicing new and familiar songs to sing in worship as we think about ways to incorporate our younger voices back into worship this year. Nut-free snacks will be provided!
Words to Know
A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.