BeFree Community Church: Barrington
Welcome to BeFree Barrington!
We are a faith community of ordinary people, experiencing God’s extraordinary, transforming grace in Jesus Christ. Together we are being revived by faith, renewed by hope, and restored by love as we seek to live out the core teaching of Jesus to love God, love others, and live to help people encounter His good news.
We gather on Sundays at 10am
118 Church Street, Barrington, NH
Join us Sunday morning where you will encounter a genuine Welcome, uplifting Worship, and insights from God's Word that are understandable and applicable to your life. We have an up-tempo, down-to-earth worship format. Come celebrate with us!
Comfortable and encouraging care for infants to age 4 is provided
A fun interactive worship experience is offered for kids ages 4 through fourth grade
Winter Storm Cancellation Procedures
Occasionally BeFree services are cancelled when weather makes it unsafe to travel. If you’re not sure if a scheduled event will take place, there are several ways you can get information:
- Call the church phone (664-5132) 24 hours a day to get up to date information. If phone doesn't answer, the power is out and there is no service.
- Check here on the website.
- Follow us on Facebook.
- Follow us on Twitter.
- We may also send an email to everyone in the church directory. If you're not signed up to receive email from us, visit our email signup page.
After an overnight storm, we may cancel Sunday morning youth classes to give time for roads to clear and the parking lot to be plowed before the 10am service. In such cases, the decision to cancel might not be known until 8am, so if you are uncertain on a Sunday morning, call for an update after 8am.
Current Teaching Series:
Can I Get a Witness?
Image credit: The Bible Project
View, listen to, or download the latest sermon below:
Children Delighting in God (DIG)
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." - Matthew 19:14
What is DIG?
DIG or Children Delighting in God is a children's ministry that incorporates many of the aspects of corporate worship that adults and teens at BeFree enjoy, but on a developmentally and spiritually appropriate level for children. It includes Bible reading, an opportunity to respond and reflect through art and writing, worship through song, and prayer and scripture memory through music and repetition.
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:3-4
When we delight in God, we show Him that we love and enjoy being in His presence. DIG is a special time that the children of BeFree are able to be captivated by the love that God has for all His children, and respond to that love and call.
When is DIG? What ages is DIG for?
Children ages 4 through 9 (fourth grade) will be excused to attend DIG after the first set of worship songs during the regular worship gathering. While the adults and teens are upstairs learning, the children will be downstairs learning and growing spiritually as well.
What curriculum will be used?
DIG teachers will be using The Jesus Storybook Bible for preschoolers through first graders and the NIV Student Bible for second through fourth graders. Children will be memorizing scripture using music from Seeds of Faith. A new scripture/song will be taught each month, and teachers will collect children's reflection pages to assemble a portfolio for display at the end of the year.
What will the children be doing?
During DIG, the children will begin by listening to a Bible story. Next, to facilitate their understanding, they will be asked to respond with wondering questions (i.e., I wonder how Adam and Eve felt living in the garden?). Then, they will think about the scripture and come up with an art and writing reflection page to share their understanding of God's Word. Reflection activities are based on developmental level, and could include drawing, painting, clay, play dough, or gluing on cut-outs, as examples. When finished, the children will have the opportunity to share their reflections. Finally, teachers will review and reinforce the monthly scripture using music from Seeds of Faith. A small snack will be served, and there will be time for prayer and worship.
Rachel McKeon, Children's Ministry Coordinator
Rachel McKeon grew up in South Berwick, Maine and graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English. She went on to teach first grade at Portsmouth Christian Academy at Dover for seven years before becoming a stay at home mom to Isaac and Anna. She currently holds a New Hampshire state teaching license.
Rachel and her family began attending BeFree Barrington in 2014 where she has served in Adventureland and the nursery. Her passion is sharing God's love with children, and seeing the wonder and excitement when they understand about Jesus's sacrifice for all. In July of 2017, she became the Children's Ministry Director.
Senior High Youth
The Senior High Youth Group provides opportunities and an environment for students in grades 8-12 to be exposed to the gospel of Jesus and His love, and to grow in their relationship with Him through friendship, fun, events, and sharing God’s word while being guided by faithful leaders. Youth Group meets most Sunday evenings during the school year, with larger events once a month.
Keep up with us in our Facebook Group or on Snapchat (befreeyouth).
Questions? Contact the youth leaders.
BeFree Home Groups provide an environment for us to experience the fellowship of God and to grow in our following of Jesus Christ, which results in our loving God and others more than we otherwise would.
To learn more or to get involved with a home group, contact the group leaders listed below:
Pat and Janice Bell | Mondays, 7pm
Meets in Northwood, Wake/Bell homes
DJ and Barbara Grieb | Wednesdays, 6:15pm
Meets in Barrington, Grieb home
Ben and Nikki Guntz | Mondays, 7pm
Meets in Barrington, Guntz home
Harold and Lisa Holt | Every other Friday, 6:30pm
Meets in rotating homes
Craig Moreshead | Every other Sunday, 6pm
Meets in rotating homes
Pat Wakeman (Women’s Group) | Thursdays, 6:30pm
Meets in Barrington, BeFree building
Phil and Margy Yorgey | Wednesdays, 7pm
Meets in rotating homes
Kevin and Autumn Zent | Every other Sunday, evening
Meets in Barrington, Zent home
Chris Clinch, Senior Pastor
Chris grew up in Downeast Maine, he became a follower of Jesus Christ while a senior in high school, and he went on to serve as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Chris and his wife Becky have lived in Barrington for over 20 years, raising their four children in this beautiful community.
Tim J. Buck, Executive Pastor
Tim was a small business owner from Centerport, NY before moving to New England in 1981. He has been part of the BeFree community for the past 35 years.
He served for 20 years in youth and men’s ministry before joining the BeFree staff in 2001. He has a degree in Economics from State University of NY at Stony Brook.
When not at BeFree, Tim is an avid landscape photographer, and enjoys beagles, backpacking, and exploring far off places. Tim and his wife Cyndi live in Dover, NH.
Contact Us Anytime:
118 Church Street
Barrington, NH 03825
Phone: (603) 664-5132
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