Bedford - First Baptist
Church Theme: “Building Life Together” Sermons (SUMMER): “PSALMS… GOD IS..” Children: “Godly Play Curriculum” . Adults/Youth: Roundtable groups.
© First Baptist Church of Bedford, MA.  155 Concord Road, Bedford Massachusetts. 01730    PHONE 781-275-8151.   Email: bedford.fbc@gmail.com

          

Ministries

                   Explore our ministries, you are invited to come and discover the love of our Christian fellowship:

Introduction

The Bible teaches us that Spiritual Gifts are apportioned by God through Jesus Christ for the church to be built up in service for God’s Kingdom.  We believe everybody has gifts and abilities that they may discover, apply and harmonize with others for the sake of glorifying God. Therefore, we encourage everybody to discover and grow in the ministry of the Gospel in real and practical ways.  When people grow together in ministry, lives are changed and new life through the Spirit increases.

Ministry Team and Deacons Ministry

Our church leadership is organized in two groups:  1). The Ministry Team : Church members who represent the congregation in taking care of the church’s ministries through administration, planning, finance and facility. The members of the Ministry Team are voted in place and serve rotating limited terms.  The head of the Ministry Team is the Moderator, our current Moderator is Ozell Johnson.  Our current clerk and secretary is Marion Bryan, the current treasurer is Mike Gwinn, our current Children’s Ministry Coordinator is Linda Blades, our current Financial Secretary is Delores McCravy, and other members include Twila Wannamaker, Irving Smith, Sarah Neveux, Hyun Min Chang, Rev. Scott Arnold, and Rev. Isaac Park. 2). Deacons Ministry:   Church members who care for the spiritual and practical needs of the church flock through shepherding care.  Each deacon is assigned a group of people to maintain support and contact with.  The deacons also assist in worship and aid the pastor and the ministries of the church when needed.  Deacons are Christians whose maturity and character is exemplary.  Deacons are also voted in place and serve on a rotating basis.  The current deacons are:  Al Chisholm, Ozell Johnson, Twila Wannamaker, Linda Blades and Irving Smith. New Ministries:  If you have an idea for a new ministry, or have questions about current ministries, please contact the church office at  bedford.fbc@gmail.com   or call the office and leave a message at:  781-275-8151..  You may also email Pastor Scott Arnold at: scotteagle7@aol.com .
Worship - 10:00 A.M. Sunday Growing Together - 11:15 A.M. Sundays

Choir Ministry and Praise Team

 The Choir is a vital part of our worship service and sings at least the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  The Choir practices on Wednesdays, September 23, October 7th and 21st, from 7:30 - 8:30pm and on Sundays September 27, October 11th, 25th the choir practices at 9:30am. in the sanctuary. Come and discover the joy of singing God’s praise with others.  Our choir director is Joan Mickel and she has a wonderful gift of playing the piano and directing. Both traditional and newer choral selections are utilized. We sing in two to four part harmony, and appreciate people of varying levels of singing experience. PRAISE TEAM:    The Praise Team offers people an opportunity to lead others with singing and instrumentation for choruses, contemporary praise songs and hymns. We believe that Praise should speak to various generations, so we try to keep it accessible and still current.  Instrumentation includes: Piano, guitar, drums, flute, synthesizer and others. If you would like to join in, we would be happy to arrange an audition.    Singing praise for God before the congregation is not a “performance”, but an offering of gratitude. Let Pastor Scott know if you would like to sing or play an instrument in the Praise Team.  Our rehearsals are the first Saturday of each month from 9am till 10am.  Next rehearsal is October 3rd (Sat) at 9am.
Pastot Scott Arnold -

Women’s Ministries

   The Women’s Group of the church meets the last MONDAY of each month at 7:30pm in the Main Building’s cafe.  The women of the church work toward White Cross mission projects that involve making bandages for hospitals around the world, they promote the mission and welfare of the church through projects and fund raisers, they meet for friendship, they support missions, they address the concern of human trafficking through their involvement with “All Hands In”.

Men’s Ministries

 The men of the church have helped cook and serve at Church BBQ’s and Picnics. They have also worked to help organize churchwide cleanups.  Several small groups of men meet for support.  Many of our men are involved in the “Boston Baptist Social Union” - a laymen’s association that meets monthly for dinner and special programs.

VBS - Vacation Bible School

 

A Great time of Discovering, Exploring and Growing. Each summer we have a wonderful time with children, youth and adults growing in faith.  We utilize creative curriculum, have engaging songs, games and crafts.  Children discover how faith in Jesus Christ is vital and meaningful.

Youth and Children’s Ministries

We believe all children are loved by God. The role of the church is to provide a loving community that nutures the faith, hope and love of children and youth.  Children need to know that God is real, God loves us, God forgives us and God wants us to personally come to receive His Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.     The church is also responsible to join with parents and grandparents in teaching the Bible so that young people will participate in spiritual growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Learning the lessons of Scripture will equip children and youth to make wise decisions and develop Godly values.  Our goal is that children and youth will come to see themselves in a healthy light and in a Biblical framework, that they are loved and valued and that God desires us to seek His righteousness and discover His grace when we sin.  Also, our goal is that children and youth will develop good faith practices in prayer, scripture reading, and personal application for life.      Our church has children and youth of all ages. We do have a nursery to help in the care of infants and toddlers.  Children’s Minister, Linda Blades, leads the Children’s message during worship, organizes the activity for the children during worship, and coordinates the Children’s “Growing Together” time (Sunday School) after worship from 11:30am - 12:10pm.   During worship children receive a message as they come forward, then afterward they remain in the sanctuary to either do a Bible activity related to the sermon at tables in the back or to sit with their parents in the pews.  The pastor’s sermon has a printed outline that helps them follow along and fill in the blanks if they want to.  The “Growing Together” time for the children (Sunday classes) takes place following the general fellowship and food time at the Connections Building lower level after worship. Children go from the Connections Building to the Lower Level of the Main building to their classrooms.  Here they use the “Godly Play” curriculum and also learn Bible verses and songs.  Growing Together is concluded at 12:00 noon. 
First Baptist - Bedford
Making and Growing Disciples for Jesus Christ.  155 Concord Rd, Bedford MA 01730
© First Baptist Church of Bedford.  155 Concord Rd. Bedford MA 01730 Phone: 781-275-8151  Email: Bedford.FBC@gmail.com    

          

Ministries

                   Explore our ministries, you are invited to come and discover the love of our Christian fellowship:

Introduction

The Bible teaches us that Spiritual Gifts are apportioned by God through Jesus Christ for the church to be built up in service for God’s Kingdom.  We believe everybody has gifts and abilities that they may discover, apply and harmonize with others for the sake of glorifying God. Therefore, we encourage everybody to discover and grow in the ministry of the Gospel in real and practical ways.  When people grow together in ministry, lives are changed and new life through the Spirit increases.

Ministry Team and Deacons Ministry

Our church leadership is organized in two groups:  1). The Ministry Team : Church members who represent the congregation in taking care of the church’s ministries through administration, planning, finance and facility. The members of the Ministry Team are voted in place and serve rotating limited terms.  The head of the Ministry Team is the Moderator, our current Moderator is Ozell Johnson.  Our current clerk and secretary is Marion Bryan, the current treasurer is Mike Gwinn, our current Children’s Ministry Coordinator is Linda Blades, our current Financial Secretary is Delores McCravy, and other members include Twila Wannamaker, Irving Smith, Sarah Neveux, Hyun Min Chang, Rev. Scott Arnold, and Rev. Isaac Park. 2). Deacons Ministry:   Church members who care for the spiritual and practical needs of the church flock through shepherding care.  Each deacon is assigned a group of people to maintain support and contact with.  The deacons also assist in worship and aid the pastor and the ministries of the church when needed.  Deacons are Christians whose maturity and character is exemplary.  Deacons are also voted in place and serve on a rotating basis.  The current deacons are:  Al Chisholm, Ozell Johnson, Twila Wannamaker, Linda Blades and Irving Smith. New Ministries:  If you have an idea for a new ministry, or have questions about current ministries, please contact the church office at  bedford.fbc@gmail.com   or call the office and leave a message at:  781- 275-8151..  You may also email Pastor Scott Arnold at: scotteagle7@aol.com .