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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 at First Baptist Church in Beverly This Sunday!

9:30 am — Education Hour Classes for Adults

11:00 am — Worship

Sermon: An Incredible View
Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10
Rev. Beth Loughhead, preaching
Communion will be prepared and served by our Deacons during our worship service and a special communion offering will be collected to benefit the work of AMOS, a health related ministry that serves 22 rural communities in Nicaragua, and their work to fight the Zika virus. Our Church School students moving into 6th grade will receive their Bibles during worship, as well.

12:00 pm — Nicaragua Mission Trip Meeting
Join us in the Lounge at the rear of the Sanctuary following worship for an informational meeting about our 2017 International Mission Trip to Nicaragua. Come to learn more about AMOS and the work they do, and how we can lend our hands to their mission — no passports needed for this meeting! This informational session is open to all who think they might like to participate in the trip and those who are just interested in learning more! Trip dates are February 17th-26th, 2017.

1:00 pm — Middle School Fellowship Pool Party

6:30 pm — Senior High Advisors Meeting
**The Senior High Fellowship will not meet due to Beverly High School Graduation

Sunday, June 26th - Summer Pick-Up Choir Starts Up!
Music Director Esther Redington invites anyone who was ever curious about what joining the choir would be like, or anyone who has desired to be in a choir, but was unable to make rehearsal time a priority, to drop all your curiosity and come join the Summer Pick-Up Choir! The group meets to rehearse 45 minutes before worship each Sunday morning and will begin this schedule on June 26th. There is no need to be concerned about being a “good singer” — all are welcome to come and make a joyful noise with us any time you are available! Rehears-als will be at 9:15 am each Sunday morning in the Music Room, downstairs next to the Chapel. Music chosen for our summer worship services is generally well-known and catchy so don’t be afraid to join in the making of music at FBC this summer!

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 title.

Music Sunday
Music Director Esther Redington
May 15, 2016

Children & Youth Sunday: Building a Better World
May 8, 2016

Holistic Prayer
Rev. Kent Harrop
May 1, 2016

Practical Wisdom
Rev. Beth Loughhead
April 24, 2016

Shared Reflections

Julie Karaganis & Vinny Esposito
April 17, 2016

Doubting is Believing
Rev. Julie Flowers
April 10, 2016

The Ultimate Journey
Rev. Kent Harrop
April 3, 2016

Grief Interrupted
Rev. Beth Loughhead
March 27, 2016

Jesus’ Final Journey
Rev. Kent Harrop
March 20, 2016

And A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Rev. Julie Flowers
March 13, 2016

Click for More Sermons in both Video and Text formats.

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.