Welcome To Our Website
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 from January 15th. is posted. This sermon, as well as previous sermons, can be played back from the Website.
This Week in Our Church:
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – Women’s Ministry Fellowship Meeting. All ladies welcome. If you haven’t already given your SPP card to Laura, please bring it to the meeting. Potluck lunch – small snacks.
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Midweek Service: Praise, Prayer and Bible Study. Everyone welcome.
Please also Note:
- Our church has a new laptop computer! Our thanks to Ross Whitelaw for researching, purchasing and setting it up, and thanks to all who donated substantially toward the cost.
- Our librarian Shylha Brodyk will be doing an inventory of all the books and audiovisual materials in the church library,
* Please return any borrowed items and place them in the box
* Please place any donated items in the box provided.
- Pioneer Bible Camp is looking for a camp director for this summer, as well as camp counselors/cabin leaders. Please check the notice board for more information.
- If you would like to bless the congregation with a musical item or a reading during Worship Service, please see Sharon. Our Special Ministry is now on a volunteer basis rather than per schedule.
- Parents, if your little ones enjoy displaying their artistic talents, please help yourself to the paper and crayons provided on the table in the office area.
- November income: $11,084November expenses: $11,135
- December income: $21,440December expenses: $15,463
- Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM
- Sunday Mornings - 11:00AM
Children's Ministry - for ages 2-11 during service time. All children welcome to attend. The Nursery is available for children under two.
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Our New Church Building
Here are two video presentations:
- Our Old Church - a view of our current building with a few video clips of a Sunday morning and pictures of the clutter and lack of space
- Our New Church - Our vision for the future
FCSS Smoky Lake
We partner with FCSS Smoky Lake in welcoming newcomers to the community. Anyone wishing to contribute promotional literature and/or gifts from his/her business, please see Michelle.
News from Cheryl and Rod Hoople
Fellow Prayer Partners,
Thank you for your prayers. Our time in Canada for the Christmas Season was made up of MAKING MEMORIES.
December 29 I was with my mom in the oncologists office when we got the news that mom could no longer take chemo. I have only seen my mom cry twice through this ordeal and one of those times was that day. Mom was given months to live.
-Pray for my family for wisdom and strength.
Rod and I will return to Canada for our last time representing YUGO Ministries at missions fests Vancouver, Winnipeg and Edmonton the last week of January until the end of February. It will be at that time after monitoring my mom's health Rod and I will evaluate our next steps. Rod is the pastor of his Celebrate Recovery sheep. Being gone long periods of time is taxing on the ministry.
-Pray for guidance for Rod and I
My sister retired from her job of 20 years and has become moms primary caregiver. I have spoken to YUGO leadership and they are in agreement that when the time comes I will be free to be there for my parents.
-Pray for my dad's heart to be softened to the gospel through these tough circumstances
-Pray for my mom to find peace
-Pray for unity for our family as we face this trial
-Pray for our CR participants as they battle their own struggles
Thanks for your prayers, encouragement and love.
In His Service,
Click here to see more about YUGO.
Consolacion Baptist Church in the Philippines
The second floor on the church is nearly finished. What a difference we can make when we reach out to others with our offerings! Click here to see more
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- January 27-29 – “Break Forth One: One God. One church. One weekend” at the Shaw Conference Centre. See poster and take-home information in the entry.
- February 13 – Leadership Team meeting
- March 14 – Annual General Meeting
Regularly Scheduled Worship Times:
- Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM
- Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM, including Sunday School for the children
Church Family Notices
- Watch for postings of importance in this space
Quote of the week
"It is a deep poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Mother Theresa
Recent Discussion Points
A visit to a baby market in Brussels
A donor-conceived Belgian woman visits a fair for same-sex couples who want to be dads
Oct. 4, 2016 - Stephanie Raeymaekers
BRUSSELS -- For the second time around a surrogacy fair organised by the American company Men Having Babies landed on Belgian soil. This time it took place in a slightly more upscale venue. The ground floor at The Brussels Hilton became a stage where 220 potential customers from 12 European countries were welcomed.
Like last year, I was present. Me: the first in our generation to provide adults with a semi-biological child. It was the start of a lucrative business when fertility doctors discovered that the techniques used on a pig farm could also be useful for infertile heterosexual couples.
From the 1950s Belgian wombs were being filled with the sperm of unknown men. Fertility techniques improved and not much later they tapped into new target groups: single women and lesbian couples.
Branding unwanted childlessness as discrimination and injustice, several branches of the LGBT community are lobbying for gay men and transgender women to have biological children of their own.
Last Sunday almost everything was on offer: interpreters, gadgets, price lists, different formulas, the dos and the don’ts… But most of all, straight-to-your-heart-and-into-our-wallet sales pitches from companies which are able to connect anyone directly with eggs, surrogacy agencies and lawyers to make “a dream come true”. Lawyers handed out the metaphorical road map with instructions on how to by-pass laws to get your purchased child(ren) “legally” in your own country.
Towards an ethical framework...
Click here to read the article online (be sure that you do): MercatorNet
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