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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**
**Childcare provided for all ages

11:00 AM — Worship
Sermon: Shipwrecked! But...
Scripture: Acts 27:13-20; 39-44
Rev. Julie Flowers, preaching

NOON — Mission Trip Interest Meeting

NOON — Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Join the “Wrapped in Love” Prayer Shawl Ministry this afternoon in the Lounge following worship. The group loves the addition of new members and welcomes any skill level. Come and share your talents or learn a new one!

4:00 PM — Middle School Fellowship

6:00 PM — No Sr High Fellowship


This Summer, Come Make a Joyful Noise at FBC

Join the Summer Pick-Up Choir!
Music Director Esther Redington invites anyone who has ever opened their mouth and sung along, or kept their mouth shut and hummed along with the Sanctuary choir to come and see what participating in our church choir is all about! There is no need to be concerned with being a “good” singer — all are welcome to come and make a joyful noise with us each Sunday morning! Rehearsals will be at 9:15 AM downstairs in the music room before worship for the next two weeks, then will meet earlier when summer worship schedule begins—come see what it’s all about!

Summer Musicians Needed
Worship in summer is a wonderful time to celebrate the diverse musical creativity that makes FBC such a special place. This summer in addition to our weekly ‘Pick Up Choir’, we are looking for a diverse mix of vocalists and instrumentalists to share their gifts. We are looking for styles ranging from classical to folk to contemporary. If your instrument is vocal, acoustic, woodwind, brass etc. we’d love to have you share your gift. Please see FBC director of music, Esther Redington to sign up for a Sunday or if you have questions. Summer schedule begins June 21st. Summer worship will be held in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM.

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.

Building a Beautiful City
Reflections by: Rachel Stoneham and Hannah Tsukroff
May 10, 2015

Wisdom of Lydia
Rev. Kent Harrop
May 3, 2015

A Few Favorites
Rev. Beth Loughhead
April 25, 2015

Acting Out
Pam Constantine and Eric Beaudry
April 19, 2015

Aftershocks
Rev. Julie Flowers
April 12, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Kent Harrop
April 5, 2015

Click for More Sermons in both Video and Text formats.

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.