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Join Us On Sunday at First Baptist Church in Beverly!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:30 a.m.: Adult Education (childcare provided)
-Adult Bible Study: We have just begun a new study of the Wisdom Literature in the Bible. All are welcome to come and learn about these intriguing books of the Bible. For the last three weeks of class, we will be looking at Ecclesiastes. Led by Beth Loughhead, the class meets in the Mary Kuell Room (downstairs).

-Faith Journey: Led by Kent Harrop and Gloria Stoneham. We will explore what Jesus teaches about
developing a meaningful, balanced life of prayer and reflect on our own experience with prayer...what works, what doesn't. New participants welcome! We meet in the staff conference room (main floor).

-Mae Patten: Led by Andrea Stackpole, this class studies the Scripture and other books, and discusses how it applies to our lives. We meet in the lounge.

11:00 a.m.: Worship

Now More Than Ever

John 16: 12-15; James 5: 7 – 11
Relying on the Spirit

Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching
In loving memory....
In honor of Memorial Day, during the service, we wll remember those who died in service to our country as well as those connected to our church family who passed away this past year. We apologize in advance for any inadvertent omissions. Tho following First Baptist Church members and friends will be greatly missed and fondly remembered:
Charles Crawford * Lois Gallo * Jeanne Rackliffe * Louise Sangster
This Week at FBC!
Saturday, May 26
12:30 - Lunch Program

Sunday, May 27
9:30 a.m. - Adult Education
11:00 a.m. – Worship ( Rev. Kent Harrop, preaching )

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day: Church Closed
6:00 p.m. - Monday Night Supper

Tuesday, May 29
9:30 a.m. - Staff Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Lunch Program
7:30 p.m. - Strides For Service Meeting

Wednesday, May 30
7:30 a.m. - Lectio Divina
7:00 p.m. - Family Camp Info Session

Thursday, May 31
7:30 p.m. - Sanctuary Choir

Saturday, June 2
8:00-10:30 a.m. - Contemplative Paddle
12:30 p.m. - Lunch Program
Middle School Fellowship leaves for Canobie Lake

Family Camp Info Session
Wed. May 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Labor Day Weekend Family Camp (LDWFC) registration is now open! Join us Aug 31-Sept 3 on beautiful Lake Winnepesaukee, NH (fun for individuals and families). Learn information about this weekend on 5/30 in the chapel. Bring your questions and enjoy delicious desserts, as well. Childcare provided upon request. Hosted by registrar Cindy Shupp and FBC campers! 
Choir Member Celebration
Sunday, June 3
We will recognize and appreciate the long-term members of our voice and bell choirs during this Sunday service, and will continue the celebration with a reception following worship. Join us in thanking these special individuals for their contributions!
First Contemplative Paddle of the Season 
June 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join Kent Harrop for a beautiful paddle on Chebacco Lake in Essex. We’ll gather at the lakeside cottage of Bob and Deb Blanchard . A limited number of kayaks, canoes, and flotation devices are available, or bring your own equipment. After a boat safety orientation, we’ll launch onto the water for a leisurely paddle. Great for novice or experienced paddlers. We’ll use the paddle as a meditative practice. We’re inspired by a line from the poet Wendell Berry ‘for a time I rest on the quiet of the water and am free’. RSVP to  Kharrop@fbcbeverly.org.  Limited to the first nine who sign up. Watch the bulletin for additional paddles throughout the summer (ocean, Ipswich River and Chebacco).  No fee. Invite a friend.
Thank You To All Those Who Contributed To The Joy Of Music Sunday!
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