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Welcome, Rejoice & Come In

Welcome to First Parish Church! Whether  a guest, friend or member, you are warmly invited to step into our freshly-painted historic building in the center of Beverly. You will find a congregation rejoicing in a diversity of personal spiritual journeys, an outstanding music program, and a nurturing environment for all lifestyles. We seek to lift each others’ spirits through a strong sense of community, caring fellowship, rich educational opportunities for all ages, as well as service outreach.  Come and see what First Parish has to offer. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

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Book about FPC

Tales from Beverly’s Attic – A Celebration of the first 350 Years of the First Parish and Church in Beverly Mass 1667-2017″

by Charles Wainwright

Book-Cover-History

FPC history from John Hale’s conservative Puritan Church of 1667 to the present. Includes historical narratives, early Church records, and contemporary accounts (ministers and members). Book available at: Cabot Street Books and Cards.  Or at:  Create Space

Wayside Quotes

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
- Robert Kennedy

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Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

sermons

  • "Against All Odds"

    Sun Oct 21, 2018

    Anything is possible, but only a much smaller number of things are probable. And sometimes, the course of events is sufficiently unlikely as to appear wondrous, and magical – whether we understand the odds, or not. Join us to search for meaning among the whims of happenstance.

     

  • "Everything that Happened, Happened

    Sun Oct 28, 2018

    Our annual service for the remembrance of the dead falls on the last Sunday in October this year. All are invited to bring a photograph or other token of loved ones who have passed from life and whom you wish to honor. These mementos will be arranged on the altar prior to the service. Please join us to remember and celebrate the dear ones who live on in our hearts.

     

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We invite you to consider using our space


for meetings, lectures, musical performances, weddings, memorials and other occasions. Our sanctuary space with its outstanding accoustics, accommodating 300 comfortably, is especially well suited for music. The first floor is accessible with a ramp leading to the rear entrance and a restroom adjacent to it.
Downstairs, Hale Hall is an excellent place for coffee-house style music, lectures, workshops, showers and other receptions. There are tables and chairs, with comfortable seating in the 60-100 person range, movable partitions a full kitchen and restrooms.
Combined Rental Rules and Application
Wedding Letter, Fees & Application

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First Parish Church

225 Cabot St

Beverly, MA 01915

978-922-3968

Office Hours: Mon 8:00 - 11:00 am & Tue-Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

office@firstparishbeverly.org

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