Join Us This Sunday at First Baptist Church in Beverly!
9:30 AM — Education Hour for Adults and Youth
Our Middle School & Senior High Class will resume this Sunday during Education Hour
11:00 AM — Worship / Children’s Church School
Sermon: Change of Heart
Scripture: Acts 9:19b-31
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching
Communion will be prepared and served by our Deacons.
Noon - Missions Committee “Souper” Bowl
1:00-3:00 PM — Middle School & Sr. High Fellowship
3:00 PM — Senior High Fellowship Advisor Meeting
4:00-5:15 PM — Inquiry Class
The 2015 Inquiry Class continues this coming Sunday afternoon, led by Kent Harrop, in the Lounge at the rear of the Sanctuary. If you have questions about FBC Beverly or are thinking about membership, this is a great opportunity to come and get your answers! Contact Kent (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or think you would like to join this class. (Childcare is available so that you may attend these gatherings.)
Inviting the Spirit: Lent 2015 Opportunities
Since October your Spiritual Life Committee has been planning to encourage the contemplative/spiritual life of our congregation during the Season of Lent.
Here are some meaningful opportunities to look forward to:
Spiritual Life invites FBC members and friends to join them in attending an Ash Wednesday Worship with Saint Peter’s Church at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, on Wednesday, February 18th, 7:30 PM. This ancient ritual, with the placing of ashes on the forehead, is a powerful reminder to be humble before God who is the source of all that is good, lasting and true. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty-day season of Lent.
A Self Guided Weekday Meditation, created by Marty Lincoln, in the FBC sanctuary will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 18th, and run through Good Friday, April 3rd. The display will be open from 9:00 AM –4:00 PM each day, Monday – Friday, and each Sunday morning before and after worship. Stop by during your week as your schedule allows and enjoy several interactive meditation stations. We are inspired by Isaiah the prophet: “Listen and your soul will live”.
Bryan Vosseler and Karen Wood are co-facilitators on a ‘Study/Discussion of Brother Lawrence with an Introduction to Contemplative Practices’ starting on Sundays, from February 22nd - Sunday, March 22nd, from 3:00 – 4:15 PM (in main floor lounge). Brother Lawrence was a 16th century Christian monk who worked in the monastery kitchen. He sensed God’s presence in the ordinary acts of cleaning pots and pants. Brother Lawrence echoed the Buddhist practice of ‘mindfulness’, being fully present to the sacred in the every day. Come and be inspired to live more deeply in the ‘presence’ of God.
Homegrown Lenten Devotional: Spiritual Life is developing a devotional that responds to one or both of the following questions: ‘When have you sensed God’s presence?’ and/or ‘When have you responded to God’s presence in your life?’ Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 8th. Devotionals to be given out beginning on Sunday, February 22nd, the First Sunday of Lent.
Words to Know
A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.