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.
When: Tuesdays at 7:00pm // Start date - October 20th
Where: Online // A Zoom link will be provided by Jamie and Gerson via email.
How: Email Jamie and Gerson to let them know that you are interested.
In this group we will be building fellowship, engaging in prayer, and studying the Word together. If you are interested in joining this lifegroup or if you have any questions, please email Jamie and Gerson. Jamie and Gerson will send a Zoom link to those who have emailed them and expressed interest.
ROOTS Discipleship Group:
When: Every Other Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm // Begins October 8th
Where: We meet at different locations but the first one is at the Shultz house.
Who: Boys and girls who are 8-12 years old.
How: Email Ben to join and for location information.
Prophetic Prayer Group:
When: Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm // August 20th - December 17th
Where: Sessions will be on zoom (link provided below) with an occasional in-person gathering.
We will ask God what to pray for and then pray it with confidence knowing it is from His heart and His power is behind it.
Questions? Please contact Melanie at email@example.com
Meeting ID: 765 8121 1017
Sunday Outdoor Worship Service:
When: Sundays // 10:00am
Where: The field behind Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School.**
How: Fill out the required registration form HERE
**Additionally, we will be live streaming the service on our Facebook page for those who cannot attend but wish to see the service. The video will also be made available on our timeline once the service is complete so that it can be watched anytime.
This Sunday we will be meeting outside to worship in person again! Worship Service will begin at 10:00am and is to be held outside in the field behind Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School. We hope to continue to meet outside in this fashion as weather permits!
Below are some important guidelines to keep everyone safe on Sunday:
- Register online prior to Sunday morning.
- Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on.
- Be aware that we will not have access to the building therefore, there will be no bathrooms available (please plan accordingly).
- Maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
- You must wear your mask at all times.
- Children must remain with their parents at all times. The playground will be closed.
- Enter the field area on the left side of the building through the basketball court.
- Sit in a designated area which will be marked 18 feet apart in the field (ushers will help direct you).
- At the completion of the service/any time you need to exit the field, you will be directed to leave around the far side of the building (the opposite side from which you came in). This is to create a "one way" flow of foot traffic. Please remain in your designated area until you are exiting.
- If you or a family member is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home.
- If you have traveled recently, please make sure that you have been tested negative for COVID-19, or have quarantined for 14 days before coming to a gathering.
We are also requesting that those who plan to attend Sunday's service fill out a registration form. This is per organized outdoor gathering requirements issued by Governor Baker. Please click HERE and register for Sunday.
*Click HERE to view the lyrics for our worship service on 10/18/20.
Pre-Service Virtual Prayer:
When: Sundays // 9:00am-9:30am
How: Click HERE.
Please join us in prayer this Sunday morning at 9:00am. We will be praying for the service as well as anything else the Lord puts on our hearts. Pre-service prayer will be held on Zoom (link provided above) and will end with plenty of time to arrive at Ayers for our live Worship Service at 10:00am.
Questions? Please contact Melanie.
Sunday Small Group for Kids:
When: Sunday // ~10:00/10:30am
Where: The field behind Ayers Ryal Side - the same location as our Worship Service (but will take place a distance away from the service).
Who: Kids 5-7 years old + a parent/adult guardian
How: Email Ben if interested.
Ben Hanchett, our kids ministry director, will be running a small group on Sunday during the service for kids in the age range of 5-7 years old. Ben is planning on having a short, engaging lesson, that would consist of a worship song, a story, and games (socially distanced).
Please let Ben know if you are interested in your kids attending. He asks that a parent accompanies their child to the class and be present during the lesson. If you have any questions or concerns, then please don't hesitate to reach out to him!
Parenting During a Pandemic Seminar:
When: October 26th // 7:30pm-8:30pm
How: Register HERE
We are excited to have Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen of Home Improvement Ministries share their insights on parenting through a virtual seminar called Parenting During a Pandemic on October 26th from 7:30 to 8:30pm. If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the link above.
If you know of anyone who is elderly or immuno-compromised and could use help with shopping trips (yourself included if applicable!) please know that we have a network of volunteers ready to assist them with their needs.
Alternatively, are you looking for a way to serve? We are in need of volunteers to help with shopping!
If you know someone who could use help shopping or if you would like to be added to the list of available volunteers please contact Mark Gray.
Antioch Mom Connection:
Mom Connection has been revamped for the fall with a focus on CONNECTION and EQUIPPING! We will be meeting as small groups and gleaning wisdom from other moms through pre-recorded teachings that you can listen to at your convenience. With this flexibility, we hope this opens up Mom Connection to many more moms than ever before!
We will be moving to a biweekly schedule starting the first week of October!
1st and 3rd weeks we will send out pre-recorded teachings that you can listen to at your convenience. 2nd and 4th weeks are for you to meet with your small group (in person, zoom, or phone) at your desired and agreed upon time.
If you are not yet on the Mom Connection email list and/or you have not been placed in a group and would like to be, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Second Wednesday of each month // 8:00pm
Where: Sessions will be on Zoom (link provided below).
We will be hosting a Training Night once a month on the second Wednesday. The next training will be held on Wednesday, 11/11, at 8:00 pm and will be led by our lead pastor, Brian Carlson. Join us on Zoom for this great opportunity to learn and grow as a follower of Christ.
(link will be provided as we get closer to the meeting date).
NSGP 24/7 Prayer Initiative:
The North Shore Gospel Partnership has launched a 24/7 prayer initiative for the North Shore. Antioch Beverly's goal is to cover Thursdays 6am - Fridays 5am in prayer each week! All we need is for 24 people to pray 1 hour each week for the North Shore. Are you in? If so, please email Melanie with your top two time slot preferences for the time frame above. She will confirm your assigned prayer slot and give you the NSGP prayer guide. Thank you for your faith-filled prayers!
If you are interested in signing up for a prayer time slot, or would like more information, please contact Melanie at email@example.com
Antioch Greater Boston Tools & Resources:
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.
Exciting DCF Families Update:
Antioch Beverly has a bench of 8 volunteers that get emailed when a need is assigned (contact Travis if you want to be added to that bench!). Then they get to go and use God’s money from our COVID relief fund to purchase desperately needed items and deliver them to the families.
Antioch has been able to provide over $2,000 worth of supplies. Many of these families are birth families that still have their children, but times are extremely difficult especially with COVID. This is a group of people that the church has desperately wanted to love on, but for confidentiality reasons we have not had access to through DCF. Because the church has proved to be a trusted ally for DCF, we are now able to love on these folks in a meaningful way that impacts everyone involved. PRAISE GOD!!
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