A progressive and welcoming Christian community!
Office Manager: Pat Haight
Communication Associate: Alena Dillon
HCP Director: Andrew DeFranza
HNS Director: Jessie Vogel
Business Manager: John Thomson
Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:00-10:30 a.m.: Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
(Senior High Youth Group Please Come at 8 a.m. to help cook!)
This breakfast is prepared by the Senior High Fellowship, and all money raised supports the Youth Ministry Programs of the church. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors, with a family maximum of $24. Please come and enjoy a delicious breakfast (and the sounds of Jesus Christ Superstar blasting from the kitchen!) and support our amazing youth groups!

9:30 a.m.: Adult Education (childcare provided)

Anointing and Prayer Station
Fifteen minutes before and following worship, hosted by  Bryan Vosseler
11:00 a.m.: Worship
(and Multiage Children's Class)

Lent 2018: Now More Than Ever We Need
Faithfulness and Forbearance

Dauntless Determination: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Mark 11: 1–11
Rev. Beth Loughhead, preaching
Children's Choir singing in worship

12:00 p.m. Children's Choir

12:00 p.m. - Prayer Shawl Ministry

12:45 p.m. - Pilgrimage to Church of the Woods
We will travel by church van for a 3 p.m. worship service in the forest of Canterbury, NH. Church of the Woods sanctuary is 100 acres. We will be guided in a "mindful walk" through the woods and fields to listen for the voice of the Creator. Under a canopy of trees, we will read from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and share the Eucharist. This is a kid friendly event limited to ten people. RSVP to   Kent Harrop. We will return to FBC by 7 p.m. (with a stop for dinner).

4:00 p.m. - Middle School Fellowship

6:00 p.m. Senior High Fellowship
Movie Night! Bring your favorite movie-watching snacks to share.
This Week at FBC!
Saturday, March 24
12:00 p.m. - March for Our Lives at Lynch Park
12:30 p.m. - Lunch Program

Sunday, March 25
9:00 a.m. - Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - Adult Classes
11:00 a.m. – Worship & Multiage Children's Class (Beth Loughhead , preaching )
12:00 p.m. - Children's Choir
12:00 p.m. - Prayer Shawl Ministry
12:45 p.m. - Pilgrimage to Church of the Woods
4:00 p.m. - Middle School Fellowship
6:00 p.m. - Senior High Fellowship

Monday, March 26
6:00 p.m. - Monday Night Supper
7:30 p.m. - Missions

Tuesday, March 27
9:30 a.m. - Staff Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Lunch Program
7:00 p.m. Deacons

Wednesday, March 28
7:30 a.m. - Lectio Divina
6:15 p.m. - JoyRingers
7:15 p.m. - Harborlight Ringers

Thursday, March 29
6:00 p.m. - Celebration Ringers
7:00 p.m. - Maundy Thursday service
7:45 p.m. - Sanctuary Choir

Friday, March 30
30 Hour Famine
8:00 p.m. - Mozart Requiem Concert at First Parish
in the family....
-Members of the church office would like to learn Excel. If anybody has the time, patience, and willingness, please get in touch!
-Beth Loughhead and her mother, Bettie, wish to thank the First Baptist family for the many cards received and prayers offered during Bettie's recent move.
Cobblers For A Cause
Order your peach cobbler for Easter (or for eating any day!), with proceeds going toward the 2018 mission trip. Pies will be available for pickup on March 25.
Easter Lilies and Tulips are now available for ordering. Sign-up in the church office or contact Pat Haight at  phaight@fbcbeverly.org  to place your order. You can also call the church office at 978-922-3295. The flowers, in memory of a loved one, will decorate our Sanctuary during our Easter Sunday Service. The flowers will be available to take with you after the worship service on Easter. Tulips are $8.50 and Lilies are $10. Orders must be placed by Sunday, March 25.
March For Our Lives
Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m.
The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Let's come together as a community and demand we protect and save our children from gun violence.
Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our traditional candlelit Tenebrae Service, where we will remember the last week of Jesus’ earthly life, including the Last Supper, the betrayal, and his crucifixion. Communion will be shared. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this service and take several moments out of our hectic lives to welcome a moment of peace as we move toward Easter Sunday. Childcare provided.
Mozart Requiem Good Friday Concert
Friday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Come to First Parish to listen to this otherworldly concert. The Requiem was originally composed to remember those who died, and was written by Mozart as he himself lay dying. Experiencing this music is an apt way to recognize and honor Good Friday.
Senior High's 30 Hour Famine: Senior High Fellowship will participate in the 30 Hour Famine (and spend the night at the church) March 30–March 31. The fast begins at midnight on Good Friday and goes until early Saturday morning, the day before Easter. The aim is to learn about and raise awareness for world hunger, but also to raise funds to help end world hunger. Their goal is to raise $3000.

If you wish to support this worthy cause, you can donate to the Senior High page here , or contact Julie Flowers .
Easter Sunday Potluck Breakfast And Egg Hunt
Sunday April 1 from 9:30-10:30 am
Bring a breakfast dish and join us in our annual potluck breakfast. Following the meal will be games for kids of all ages, and our famous egg hunt. This is a festive event to celebrate the joy of the risen Christ. We encourage you to invite friends and family, and stay for worship at 11:00 a.m.

You can still order lilies and tulips to decorate the church for Easter Sunday morning in memory and honor of loved ones.
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