antioch community church in beverly sunday service

Celebration Service

At Antioch Beverly we gather every Saturday to connect with each other and encounter God through worship, biblically-based teaching and prayer. We believe when we come together as a church, both on Saturday and throughout the week, we can better love God, share life with each other, and then proclaim Jesus everywhere we go!


UPDATE: In a proactive effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the guidance and directives given by our state and local leaders, we will be hosting all in-person gatherings in accordance with the current guidelines issued by Governor Baker; we will keep you notified of these guidelines as well as any changes in status.


Beginning on February 13th, 2021, we will be meeting for Celebration Services at 100 Cummings Center in Beverly, Suite 135e. Our Worship Service begins at 6:00pm. We will continue to meet in this fashion until further notice. For the latest information on our services please visit our Community//Upcoming Events Page.

Please also watch the videos we post on our Antioch Beverly YouTube Channel



We believe that it is essential to continue to share life together, both with those in our Church community, but also our neighbors. We’re pursuing creative ways to disciple our church during this time, as well as to provide pastoral care. We recently launched our new Acts Initiative Lifegroups. Please visit our Community//Lifegroups Page to learn more!

If you aren’t presently involved- we want to get you connected, especially in this time! Please reach out to our staff to learn more about ways to get connected.


Church Offices

Office Address:
17 Spruce Street, Waltham, MA 02453

(978) 801-1777

Click here to locate contact information for our staff members.

What To Expect During Our Celebration Service

We've assembled this Q&A list to give our guests a glimpse into the worship experience at Antioch Beverly. Our hope is that you'll feel welcomed and at home with us.


How Long Does Your Service Last?

The service starts at 6:00 PM and finishes around 7:00 PM. Afterwards, some people help break down the sanctuary (when applicable), go out for dinner, or head home with their families.


What Happens During The Celebration Service?

A typical service includes the following components:

  • Worship - Typically this includes a mix of contemporary music and hymns. People are encouraged to worship in whatever way they feel most comfortable and led by the Holy Spirit.
  • Blessing the children - We pray a blessing over our children before releasing them into their Compass Classrooms (when applicable).
    CLICK HERE to find out more about our Compass Children's Church
  • Prayer and Offering - We pray corporately each Saturday and encourage people to pray for each other as they feel comfortable. Members and regular attendees are invited to worship God by giving their tithes and offerings, but no one is required to do so.
  • Testimony or "Family Moment"  - We love to celebrate and give God glory for what He’s done in our lives.
  • Sermon - Together we listen to a message related to growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ that is centered around the Bible. CLICK HERE to listen to access our sermon library
  • Worship, Ministry, and Response Time - This is a time to reflect on the message, pray silently, or receive prayer from others.


Is childcare provided?

Children are a valuable part of the church! During our services, we have dynamic and fun classes for infants through fifth graders. Our goal is to see your kids equipped and strengthened to change the world! Learn more about our kid's program here.

Our Compass Children’s Ministry is designed to be a place where kids can encounter God, be discipled, and be trained to live on mission. Although we cannot provide our full range of children’s offerings at this time, due to COVID restrictions from the state and space constraints, please know that we are arranging our service in a more kid-friendly way. When we gather as a community, our hope is that young and old would have a meaningful and engaging time with Jesus! Additionally, we will be providing activity bins for each family to use during our in-person service. We look forward to worshiping with you and your family on Saturday!


What should I wear?

We have no dress code for our Celebration Service or Lifegroups. Most people dress casually, so please feel free to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.

*Please wear a mask and prepare to keep it on for the duration of our Worship Service.


What is a Lifegroup?

Lifegroup is a small group that meets regularly in homes for the purpose of building deep friendships and growing in Christian faith and practice.  Lifegroups are a safe place to find community, to ask questions, and to learn together how best to follow Jesus Christ.


I don't consider myself a Christian. Am I still welcome?

Yes certainly!  We welcome everyone to join us whether on Sunday or at Lifegroup during the week. We’d love to meet you and hear more about your life.


Will I be asked to give money?

The offering time is for people who call The Antioch Beverly their church family and want to give toward its work in the community and daily operating costs. Most members and regular attendees typically give through our online giving option.

We don't ask our guests to give money, but we may ask you to fill out a Connection Card to help us get to know you and to keep a record of your visit with us.

Our church has an ‘open-book’ policy regarding finances, and we're happy to answer questions about how we make decisions regarding ministry and finances.


How can I learn more about Antioch Community Church Beverly?

Simply put, we have an authentic love for people and Jesus. We’d love to meet you! The best way to learn about us is to visit us in-person on a Sunday morning, or to check out one of our Lifegroups. Besides that, you can also check out our NEW HERE  page, as that will give you a good starting point to find out more about our vision, values and beliefs


I still have more questions, who can I ask?

If you still have questions, you can either call our church office at (978) 801-1777, or e-mail our staff.