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On-line services:

We are now broadcasting our Sunday Worship Services via "Zoom", a video conferencing service which brings a live event to your laptop or smartphone. Click on the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2401035064?pwd=OUtvV05FK3RpYVVDaEtxbTFYT0YxQT09
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Services are on Sundays at 11:00 AM

If you need help, please send an email to webmaster@smokylakebaptist.ca and we will assist you. Sermons will continue to be posted on the Website weekly when we can.

Provinical government annouces rules/guidelines for the reopening of church buildings.
click here to read document
We have nare now holding services simultaneously at the church and online with Zoom

This week in our church

Our Future Home

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

Announcements

   The sermons for Sunday, June 6th, 2021 is posted. This and previous sermons can be played back from the Website.

9:00 a.m. - Live Worship Service at the Church
11:00 a.m. - Live Worship Service at the Church and Virtual Worship Service via Zoom

Log in for our 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2401035064?pwd=OUtvV05FK3RpYVVDaEtxbTFYT0YxQT09

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Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service. 

This Week in Our Church

Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. – A Bible-based support group, studying the topic "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way" with Lysa TerKeurst. Masks and social distancing in effect. For more information contact Donna at 780-636-3900.

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

Coming Events

Next Sunday, June 20 – Pastor Keith will again be conducting two services at the church, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Those interested in attending will need to reserve a place at one of these times by phoning Terry Prockiw @ 780-512-1070 or 780-656-4013.

Please Also Note

The June/July/August issue of Our Daily Bread is available at church in the entry, and at Anderson Supermarket, second cash register.

Are you willing to be the "booking agent" for our Sunday services at the church? Please phone Terry Prockiw (see above).

We are starting to put together our 2022 Church Calendar. If you would like your or your children's photograph displayed in the calendar, please email them to Marissa at harukosantos@yahoo.com. or text to 780-258-0084, no later than July 31, 2021.

Some of you will be selected for a "Profile" which will be featured on the month of your birth. You will be sent a short list of questions to answer.

Call Val if you have any questions.

Financial Report

* Operating Fund May-21

-Tithes & Offerings 13,395.00

- Expenses 10,128.00

- Net Operating Fund 3,267.00

* Operating Fund Year to Date

- Tithes & Offerings 53,693.00

- Expenses 51,004.00

- Net Operating Fund 2,689.00

* Building Fund May-21

- Tithes & Offerings & Eat to Heat 3,468.00

- Building & Eat to Heat Expenses 3,750.00

- Total Income -282.00

*Building Fund Year to Date

- Tithes & Offerings & Eat to Heat 44,425.00

- Building & Eat to Heat Expenses 18,167.00

- Total Income 26,258.00

- Less Expenses from 2020 9,045.00

- Net Building Fund 17,213.00

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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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