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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!

Schedule

9:30 AM — Education Hour for Adults

11:00 AM — Worship / Youth Church School
Sermon: The Wisdom of Our Spiritual Elders
Scripture: Acts 4:32-36; 5:1-2
Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching
During Worship we will explore the unique role that elders have in mentoring us in our spiritual journey. Theologian Richard Rohr writes: ‘By second half of life, we have learned lessons that only come with the ups and downs of living. These are hard won lessons that can only come with living life over a span of time. The calling of elders of faith is to share their lessons, their wisdom with younger generations, even as they remain open to the lessons that only the young can teach.’ The church is one of the few places in society that generations come together in meaningful community. Please join with your church family for this special Sunday.

NOON — 80+ Celebration Luncheon
Immediately following worship is an all church luncheon bringing together the generations of the church as we celebrate the gift of our elders and the gift of community. Please call the church office if you plan to attend.

4:00 PM — Middle School Fellowship

6:00 PM — Senior High Fellowship

Words to Know

A glossary of words used at FBC during worship.



Recent Sermons

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

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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.