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 suspending all in-person gatherings hosted by Antioch Beverly (including small groups) until gathering is once again approved, we will keep you notified of any changes in status.
Compass Kids Story Time:
When: Friday, June 5th // 4:30pm
How: Click HERE
Parents! We will be having a brief (20 minute) ZOOM call for elementary kids this coming Friday (June 5th). Ben Hanchett will be reading a story entitled: The Kings Way of Life and doing a small activity with the kids. It will be highly structured and hopefully give mom or dad a little break as the kids and I delve into this great story. Of course, if you would like to be present too you are more than welcome! If you have any questions please email Ben.
When: Sunday, June 7th // 10:30am (pre-service prayer begins at 9:50am)
How: Link Coming Soon!
Every Sunday, we will be holding live virtual corporate gatherings by utilizing an online meeting platform. Our time together will begin at 10:30 AM and will go for approximately 1 hour. Our time together will include a variety of live elements, such as:
- Sharing communion together (please prepare to have communion elements of "bread" and "drink" ready for this time of worship).
- An opportunity to "see" people who we haven't seen in awhile.
- A time of thankfulness.
- A time of sharing what God is doing in our lives.
- A time of prayer as we call out to God in "one voice"
- A message from Brian
- A worship and response time
Virtual Prayer Meetings:
Join in as we dive into virtual corporate prayer! Join us any time and any day that you are able. We are using an online video conferencing software that is designed for quick and easy communication. You don't need to download or install any app. Just click on one of the links below, and you can hop in on your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop. You are welcome to say hi via video or audio only. You might need to enter the Meeting ID (also listed below) if the link fails.
Weekday ANE Prayer:
Please use this meeting link. The Meeting ID is: 502 015 462. This will be the link used for all future ANE Daily Prayer Meetings. Meetings will take place 3 times a day on Monday - Friday from 7:00am-8:00am, 12:00pm-12:30pm, and 8:00pm-8:30pm.
Early Morning Prayer (Led by Melanie Melanson):
Mondays 6:30am-7:30am meeting link here.
Meeting ID: 733 1877 1751, Password: 4NfmN8
Wednesdays 6:30am-7:30am meeting link here.
Meeting ID: 776 6955 5435, Password: 4GbYNu
Many of our Lifegroups Have Gone Virtual!:
Support For DCF Families:
As a part of the Fostering Hope Network of churches, Antioch Beverly has been asked to join a growing number of church communities in eastern Massachusetts who are working toward standing in the gap for DCF-served families and youth (foster, kinship, intact families and youth in congregate care settings) who are experiencing job loss and crisis in this time.
Some needs we’ve had so far are for diapers, wipes, formula and food. It’s likely we’ll need people to shop online or in stores, deliver items to families or agencies or provide financial gifts. If you are willing to be part of this growing effort please make sure you email Travis Shultz. You will be contacted as needs arise for specific ways to help.
If you want to do something right away, you can give to our Covid-19 Relief Fund (Remember to select Covid-19 Relief in the "Fund" section). Your donation will allow us to be prepared to respond to needs as they arise. Or you can purchase and deliver any of these supplies to Travis Shultz:
· Diapers, all sizes
· Baby Wipes
· Grocery gift cards - any denomination, any local store will help immensely (Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Target, Costco, Etc.)
If you’d prefer, you can also order via Amazon or Target and have the supplies be delivered to Travis Shultz directly. Just let him know if you are planning to do this and he will provide you with his address.
Please reach out to Travis with any questions.
Antioch Greater Boston Tools & Resources:
Family Camp 2020:
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
When: Week 1: July 19-24 // Week 2: July 26-31
Where: Toah Nipi Retreat Center // 4 McPherson Dr. Beverly, MA
How: register here
Families! Summer planning is happening now, so save the dates for this year's family camps! Join us for a week of camp, at Toah Nipi Retreat Center, which includes daily worship, adult and children’s programs, prayer, deliciously cooked meals, God’s creation in nature, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, blueberry picking, basketball, rock climbing wall, ping pong, foosball, children’s playground, activities and games, family devotions, scripture teaching, campfires, and a Family Celebration Night.
Foster Care Information
Who are the waiting kids?
- Please visit the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) website to get more information about adoption and the kids that are waiting.
Attend an Information Session:
You are invited to attend an information session to learn more about Foster Care and Fostering to Adopt. DCF serves children of all ages from infants to adolescents, from every community, who need a home.
- You can be single, married, partnered, divorced; or widowed.
- You can rent or own a home.
- Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal
- The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable
If you’ve ever thought about opening your home to a child in need, this is the perfect opportunity to talk with staff from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and foster parents.
Visit: https://www.mass.gov/guides/upcoming-foster-careadoption-informational-meetings for a list of other information sessions, or to learn more about DCF https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-children-families
Becoming an adoptive or foster parent.
- See this video about becoming an adoptive or foster parent.
Apply to become a foster parent in Massachusetts!
- Visit this website to apply.
- After you’ve applied to become an adoptive or foster parent, the next step is to complete a Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) training course.
Questions? Please email Travis Shultz.
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Each week we send out a newsletter that features upcoming event details, relevant links, information about our current sermon series, meal help information, and more! If you don't already get our newsletter, or if your contact information has changed, please subscribe! You can either subscribe online by going to the "Home" page of our website (antiochbeverly.org) and scrolling to the bottom of the page to fill out your information in the provided fields, or you can fill out a new "Connect Card" at church on Sunday.
Please Email Catelyn Newby with any questions.