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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!

Schedule

9:30 AM — All-Church Forum: Foster Families in Massachusetts
We will welcome Carla King, from Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families to share with us about needs and experiences of foster children and families in the Commonwealth. We will learn not only about how one might open one’s home to foster children, but also how we, as a church, might support current foster families in our area. There is a great need in our area and many children without a place to stay — come and learn more about this important topic and ministry!

11:00 AM — Worship / Children’s Church School
This week in worship we will return to our annual theme “Acting Out!” and welcome two guest preachers from our congregation to our pulpit.
Acting Out!
Scripture: Selected Passages
Pam Constantine and Eric Beaudry

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

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

Aftershocks
Rev. Julie Flowers
April 12, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Kent Harrop
April 5, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Beth Loughhead
March 29, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Julie Flowers
March 22, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Beth Loughhead
March 15, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Kent Harrop
March 8, 2015

Words from the Cross
Rev. Julie Flowers
March 1, 2015


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.