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As Senior Pastor and on behalf of the family of the First Baptist Church, I want to thank you for visiting our website. At the First Baptist Church, we believe God calls each of us to be engaged in a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. There is no higher calling than to seek the Lord with all your heart, and in so doing, to glorify Him. We welcome you to join us in this pursuit. The fact that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and then rose from the grave is our fundamental belief. He lives today and stands ready to give abundant and eternal life to all those who repent of sin and place their faith in Him. We invite everyone to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! At the First Baptist Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

One of life’s most beautiful words is ‘family’. At the First Baptist Church, we take seriously the Bible’s teaching that Christians are the family of God and therefore brothers and sisters in Christ. As a “family of faith” we seek to worship and serve God, share the good news of the gospel message, and provide the spiritual environment necessary for the believer’s spiritual growth.

In short, you will find us to be a God centered, caring community of individuals who are excited about having the opportunity to extend to you the same love, hope and joy we have received from the Lord. We extend to you a cordial invitation to join us this coming Lord’s Day as the family meets to draw near to God through prayer, thoughtful contemporary songs, traditional hymns and inspiring relevant messages from God’s Word. After the worship service we linger over refreshments, so please take a moment to get to know us better. God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,  
Pastor Keith Axford


   The sermon for Sunday, November 21, 2021 is posted. This and previous sermons can be played back from the Website.

11:00 a.m. - Live Worship Service at the Church. Virtual Worship Service via Zoom (Zoom is suspended for now.)

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This Week in Our Church

Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – A Bible-based support group at the church, studying the topic "What It Means to Be Chosen". For more information phone Donna at 780-636-3900.

Wednesday to Friday – Three days of Prayer and Fasting for a breakthrough in our church finances. The church will be open for those who wish to come and pray.

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.Midweek Service via Zoom. Praise and Worship, Bible Study and Prayer. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Alpha online. Contact Ross Whitelaw ross.w@telus.net for more information.

Please Also Note

Thank you to all who contributed in any way to last week's chili meal and bake sale. Great teamwork! Around $1800.00 has been cleared.

For sale: cartons of frozen chili downstairs after church.

Wanted – Volunteers to serve on a Technology Committee for the audio-visual needs of the church.

The deadline for photos for the 2022 church calendar is December 1. Send your photo to Val Whitelaw at val.w@telus.net. if you wish to be included.

To purchase a church calendar @ $20.00, place your order with Val by email or phone (780-656-3532) by December 12.

No extra copies will be available, only those pre-ordered.

A Christmas quilt and a quilted Christmas table runner are among the silent auction items on the church website (on the blog). The quilted items are on display downstairs.

The December/January/February issue of Our Daily Bread is available in the entry. Please help yourself to a copy.

Remember in Prayer This Week

From our Church Family – Greg and Sharene Pritchard

Student of the Week – Tristen Danyluk

Church of the Week: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Valleyview
     Pastor – Randy Radke (Joylynn)

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Of Note

November 29th 2020, 
News from Yuri:
My Visa approval is now underway and I am making plans to return to Japan in early January. Please pray for God's favor.

Praise item from the Hohns:
About two years into the civil war here in Cameroon (now into its third year), the leadership of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Youth and Students Department (CBCYSD) realized that thousands of their youth had become IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), no longer able to attend school, were unemployed and traumatized. After a number of prayer and brainstorming sessions they proposed the idea of providing micro loans for small businesses, as well as provide capacity building workshops on various topics. This idea grew and quickly became YEEP – Youth Economic Empowerment Program.

Initial financial support for YEEP came from other CBC youth who were not IDPs, were still in school or still had jobs. Soon, churches, other ministries, and individuals started contributing. Generous donations even started coming in from abroad.

To date, over 400 youth have received trauma counseling, spiritual & personal development training, and small business skills, along with micro loans or grants. A couple of testimonies we’ve heard from YEEP participates are:

“I am once again an asset to my family and no longer a liability.”

“I am now free from the bondage of hate. I can forgive even those who killed my mother and raped me.”

Cameroon has a young population with a median age of 18.7 years and 41.25% of the population below the age of 14. Cameroon’s youth of today are the nation’s leaders of tomorrow. Many have been adversely affected by the on-going civil war. YEEP is making a positive and holistic difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders – spiritually, emotionally, and economically.

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