By FBC | November 30, 2013 at 08:15 PM EST | No Comments
Thanksgiving message. Psalm 95 gives a picture of the People of Israel being called to worship God and overcome their complaining or grumbling. Dr. Scott Arnold shares additional insight into prayer, seven elements for "How to Pray".
By FBC | September 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM EDT | No Comments
At a special meeting of the Congregation on Sunday August 25th. the First Baptist Church of Bedford by unanimous vote, issued a call to the Rev. Dr. Scott T. Arnold as our future pastor. Dr. Arnold is presently the senior pastor of Union Church of Quincy, Michigan, a dually aligned Presbyterian/American Baptist Church. Ordained as an American Baptist Minister in 1984, he served chruches in Chicago, Boston, Providence, RI, Battle Creek, MI, Grand Blanc, MI and now Quincy, MI. Rev. Scott will be joining our church family along with his wife, Marilyn. Marilyn, who is a nurse, grew up in the Philippines and was baptized by American Baptist Missionaries. The Arnolds have been married for 30 years and have three adult sons, Mark, Thom, and John. We look forward to warmly welcoming them to First Baptist Bedford. Rev. Arnold and his wife arrive for their first service on Sunday September 29.
Are you looking for something fun for the children to do toward the end of the summer? Join our celebration of Jesus’ love, lively music, colorful costumes, warm friends, and just plain fun. Mark your calendar and plan now for your children to attend Vacation Bible School (VBS), August 19-22 from 9-12. The First Baptist Church of Bedford invites all children ages 3-12 years to come to an exciting Vacation Bible School program called “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.”
This year our church is looking forward to stepping back in time to Athens to explore some of the adventures faced by the apostle Paul. The children will participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play team building Olympic games, dig into Bible snacks, and visit Paul as they are reminded of God’s Word. The children will learn to look for God all around them through something called God sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration – a time of upbeat worship.
Athens VBS will be held August 19-22, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the First Baptist Church, 155 Concord Rd., Bedford, MA. A family dinner and program will be held on Thursday, August 22, at 6:00 pm. Vacation Bible School program, under the direction of Minister to Youth & Family Linda Blades, is open to children of all faiths. The cost is $10.00 per child or $20.00 per family. For further information or to register, please call (781) 275-8151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every third Sunday of the month volunteers from the First Baptist church go to the Veteran Hospital at Bedford. We conduct various recreational activities for the ward of Building 4C, such as bingo, singspiration.
On Easter Morn, March 31, join early risers who will gather on the shore of Fawn Lake at 6:30 a.m. to participate in Bedford's ecumenical observance of Easter Sunday. This lay lead program, now in its 62nd year, attracts young and old of all faiths to an inspirational outdoor setting to celebrate the enduring Easter gift of hope and new life.
Lay members of five Bedford churches work together, rotating leadership and active participation in presenting a brief uplifting program of music, scripture and message, to serve as a prelude to the Easter celebration. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Easter! Attend with family, neighbor, or friend.
Fawn Lake is found off North Road, down Sweetwater Avenue, past Job Lane School entrance. Parking is available a short block before lake shore.
Allow five minutes for the stroll to the grassy knoll where the service is held, al fresco. It is always chilly at lakeside, so do dress warmly, especially in footwear.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 100 Pine Hill Road. Posted signs will advise.
By FBC | February 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM EST | No Comments
Due to the snow, the Multi-Church Lenten Series scheduled for the First Baptist Church Bedford tonight, is canceled. The Lenten Series will continue on schedule next week March 3rd. at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 129 Lexington Street. Click here for flyer with the upcoming schedule.
By FBC | February 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM EST | No Comments
Come and join your fellow Baptists in discovery and fellowship as we begin our Multi-Church Lenten Series. We will gather at a different church for 5 Sunday’s in Lent to learn grow in Christ and enjoy fellowship and refreshment.
By FBC | January 06, 2013 at 11:24 AM EST | No Comments
On Sunday, January 13, 2013, the First Baptist Church of Bedford will celebrate its 40th annual observance of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This commemorative service, open to all in the community, will begin at 10:30 a.m. and provide time for a remembrance and reflection on the life and accomplishments of this American Baptist minister and civil rights leader.
Our speaker will be Rev. Dr. George Sinclair.
Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship and reflection. Refreshments will also be provided. This special service is an integral part of the outreach activities of the First Baptist Church of Bedford.
By FBC | December 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM EST | 1 comment
There will be a Special Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service Monday December 24 at 7 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary. Plan to attend and invite family, friends, and neighbors. Discover the true meaning of the Season of Christmas.
By FBC | September 14, 2012 at 07:57 PM EDT | No Comments
Sunday we will celebrate our annual Rally Day and beginning of the Sunday School year. Plan to come, bring a friend and stay for luncheon after the Service. It is a time to come together for worship and fellowship after the summer months. We will have a cookout following worship.
By FBC | September 08, 2012 at 02:31 PM EDT | No Comments
Bedford will be celebrating its 283rd birthday on Saturday. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. leaving from The Great Road and Loomis Street to Mudge Way. The Fair is held from 10 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at the Town Hall complex. The Women's fellowship will be selling new, re-gifted items at the "Curiosity Shop" to raise money for church missions. Please plan to help by either donating items or helping to set up, breakdown, or staff the booth.
Special thanks to all who volunteered and made this years Vacation Bible School a profound success. The current Vacation Bible School web pages will be soon updated to reflect the event and again thank those who participated.
Starting June 17 through September 1st. Kevin Mickel will be preaching at this service, working through the book of Matthew. The service will be a simple one, with lots of hymm singing. Please come for the music and stay for the preaching! Please click here for list of sermons.
We thank you, O God, for raising Jesus Christ to new life, to live among us forever. We thank you for the new life you offer us, that hope not fear and love not hatred may rule our lives. May we know the risen Christ among us today, through the power of you spirit, we pray. Amen.
Dear God, this past week has been one of mixed emotions; of faith struggling to understand. We have greeted you with palm branches; we have sat at the table with you to share a farewell meal. We have witnessed your death on a simple wooden cross. Yet on the third day, you come to us again in victory. By this, we know that death does not have the final word. As the sun boldly rises to meet a new day, rise in our lives this Easter morning, for your are our hope, our life, our joy, He is not dead, He is alive! Amen.
God of steadfast love and purpose, you know how we love to serve You in the sunshine of success and popularity. And You know how we can shrink and fade when we must walk through the fire of trial and suffering! Forgive us for our unfaithfulness, and teach us to walk with steady courage in times of joy and of suffering, through Jesus Christ, Your faithful servant. Amen.