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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!

Worship Hour Changes

9:15 AM — Pick-Up Choir Rehearsal
Come, make a joyful noise this summer the FBC Summer Pick-Up Choir. Our Director of Music, Esther Redington, would like to personally invite anyone and everyone who has ever opened their mouths and sung along, or kept their mouths shut and hummed along with the Sanctuary Choir, to come and see what participating in the church choir is all about. Please do not be concerned with being a “good” singer — just come and make a joyful noise with us on Sunday mornings! If you are interested, and we sincerely hope you are, meet Esther in the Music Room at 9:15

10:00 AM — Worship
Join us at 10:00 AM each Sunday throughout the summer months as we shift to our Summer Worship Schedule.

August Worship Schedule
Sunday, August 24 - A Very Special Sunday at FBC in Beverly!

This Sunday, August 24th at 10 a.m., Pastor Kent Harrop invites you to join him in hearing the sermon brought by Dr. Laura and Dr David Parajon. They are physicians serving as American Baptist Missionaries in Nicaragua. Since 2007 they have been the executive directors of AMOS (A Ministry of Sharing) , a community based health model that empowers local communities to improve the health of their community. AMOS partners churches in the United States with villages served by AMOS in a way that blesses both the village and the partner church . AMOS serves over 30 underserved villages in the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Pastor Kent has worked closely with AMOS since their beginning. Says Kent: “AMOS has expanded my heart and imagination as to what God can accomplish when diverse people come together for the common good.” Please join Kent in welcoming the Parajon’s to FBC in Beverly. You will be blessed. Bring a friend!

Sunday, August 31 — Labor Day Sunday
Rev. Beth Loughhead, preaching Funny Lessons, Part 2
As we move from summer into the busier fall schedule on this Labor Day weekend, Beth, as she did last summer, will attempt to provide something to laugh and think about basing her sermon on holy humor sent to her throughout the year.

FBC September : 3 Great Sundays!

Sunday, September 7th - Mission Trip Sunday
Worship will be led by participants of the Kentucky Mission Trip.

Youth Fellowship’s “Welcome Back” Beach Party!
This annual event is a chance for us to have fun, play together, get back into the swing of our Fellowship routine, welcome new 6th and 9th graders, and just enjoy a day at the beach together! Please plan to arrive at the church at 11:45 AM. We want to leave for the beach at noon! We will return to the church no later than 5:00 PM for pick up. Watch your mailbox for more details!

Sunday, September 14th: Rally Day!
Rally Day is just around the corner and we want to invite all in our church community to come and celebrate the start of another amazing program year at First Baptist Church in Beverly! We’ll kick off our morning with a family style celebration breakfast at 9:00 AM followed by games and activities for all ages. After breakfast we’ll take a moment to introduce this year’s Christian Education classes and their instructors have a time to register for classes. Following our celebration all are welcome to gather for worship at 11:00 AM as we officially begin our 2014-2015 year.

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.

The fourth Sunday, September 28th, will be great, too!

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.