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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 for Easter Sunday!

Schedule

Christ the Lord is Risen Today! Alleluia!
All Creation Join to Say Alleluia!

6:00 AM — Beverly’s Ecumenical Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
Rise early and join us for Beverly’s annual Sunrise Service at Lynch Park (55 Ober Street, Beverly). This inclusive service will begin at 6:00 AM as the sun rises on Woodbury Beach (located at the foot of the main parking lot). FBC’s Rev. Kent Harrop will be participating in this beautiful service that invites all to take in the glory of the morning sunrise as we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter morning. (Rain Location: FBC Beverly)

9:00 AM — Easter Morning Breakfast & Celebration
We invite all to gather in Wilbur Hall before worship to join in the fun, food, and festivities of our Potluck Celebration Breakfast! Breakfast begins at nine o’clock but all are welcome at any time — and are invited to bring any breakfast item you would like to contribute — or just come and enjoy the day!

10:15 AM — Children’s Easter Egg Hunt & Singing Rehearsal Time for Worship
Join us to search for these very special FBC eggs that will be hidden all over the church property (most likely inside but maybe outside if the weather cooperates!). Once we have found all these colorful treasures all the children are asked to please join Julie Flowers in the Nursery Room at 10:30 AM to practice two songs to sing in worship. These are easy and catchy, so all children are welcome to come and sing!

11:00 AM — Worship
Gather with us at First Baptist Church in Beverly this Sunday morning for a very special Easter Sunday Service. All are invited and welcome to attend worship and witness the Ordinance of Baptism and partake in a service of Dedication for Young Children and their Parents. Come and enjoy the glorious sounds of the season and listen to a joyful Easter message delivered by Rev. Kent Harrop as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Communion will be served during Sunday’s worship service on April 12th.
Sermon: Words from the Cross:
"Celebrating the Good News of Easter"
Scripture: Psalm 100; Matthew 28: 1-10, 16-20
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching

4:00 PM — There will be no Middle School Fellowship

6:00 PM — There will be no Senior High Fellowship


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:
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”.

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.



Recent Sermons

Video Sermons
To view the videos of sermons, click on the date.

March 22 - Rev. Julie Flowers

March 15 - Rev. Beth Loughhead

March 8 - Rev. Kent Harrop

March 1 - Rev. Julie Flowers

February 22 - Rev. Kent Harrop

February 1 - Rev. Kent Harrop

Text Sermons

Epiphany 2015
Rev. Kent Harrop
January 4, 2015

Angel Light
Rev. Julie Flowers
December 14, 2014

Acting Out
Rev. Kent Harrop
September 14, 2014

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

Click for More Sermons

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.