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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 In Worship at
First Baptist Church in Beverly This Sunday for RALLY DAY!

Rally Day 2014 Schedule of Events!

9:15 AM — Rally Day Kick-Off Celebration!
All are invited to gather with us in Wilbur Hall this Sunday morning to help us kick off our new program year at FBC Beverly! Join us for a delicious family style breakfast, prepared and served by our Youth Fellowship groups, beginning at 9:15 AM.

After enjoying our meal we’ll spend time celebrating Rally Day with games and activities for all ages, followed by a time for Education Hour class introductions and class registration. And of course you don’t want to miss out on this year’s photo booth (with fun props!) and Rally Day gift!

11:00 AM — Worship
Sermon - Acting Out!: Wisdom from the Early Church
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching
Scripture: Acts 1:1-14
Key Verse (V8): “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


4:00 PM — Middle School Fellowship

6:00 PM — Senior High Fellowship

September Worship Schedule
Upcoming Sundays!

Sunday, September 21st: Installation Sunday
During our morning worship service we will joyfully install Rev. Kent Harrop as a minister of the First Baptist Church in Beverly. The service will also include a celebration of installation of our new ministerial team, Kent, Beth Loughhead, and Julie Flowers.

Remember to check www.fbcbeverly.org throughout the
summer for the most current church information!

Words to Know

A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.



Recent Sermons

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Rev. Beth Loughhead
June 22, 2014

Road to Emmaus
Rev. Kent Harrop
June 1, 2014

A Luminous Revelation
Rev. Will Seals
February 23, 2014

There's No Place Like Home
Rev. Will Seals
February 16, 2014

Same Love
Rev. Julie Flowers
February 2, 2014

Parable of the Whistleblower
Rev. Will Seals
January 19, 2014

Responding to God's Call
Rev. Will Seals
January 12, 2014

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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.