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 October 4th is posted. This sermon, as well as previous sermons, can be played back from the Website.
This Week in Our Church:
- Sunday – Children’s Church for ages 2 and up during sermon time. The Nursery is available for children under two.
- Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Work bee at the new church. See Dwight if you plan to come.
- Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Midweek Service: Praise and Worship, Bible Study and Prayer. Please come and join us.
- Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – It’s not too late to register for “Alpha” and “God at Work” courses at the Whitelaw's’ home (4526 52 St). Phone Ross or Val at 780 656 3532. Supper at 6:30.
- Some “Free Store” items are still available.
- For Sale: Milk Crates @ $1.00. See a Leadership Team member.
- From September 23 through November 1, we are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. See notice board in entry for more information.
- The following donations are needed for Hallelujah Night (October 31): wieners, buns, cheese, crackers and popcorn, as well as boxes of candy for the treat bags. Please bring them as soon as possible.
- Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM - Cottage Meetings during July and August.
- 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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International Leadership Conference
Delegates from our church attended this profound event in London, England.
What is the Leadership Conference?
Click here to go the Website, listen to the various talks. Look at the list of speakers.
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
Dear Family, friends, and valued ministry partners of Rod and Cheryl Hoople,
Greetings in the strong name of Jesus Christ from the Pacific Coast of Mexico. We are pleased to report that the name of the Lord is being lifted high here, chains of addiction are being broken, orphans arc being cared for; families are being put back together, and the hopeless are finding hope through the Gospel of Jesus.
We are writing today to inform you about some happenings in the life of Rod and Cheryl and to ask you to prayerfully consider coming alongside them in prayer and financial support during this season of their lives. As you know, Rod and Cheryl are the coordinators of YUGO's Recovery Ministry. This ministry offers the world's first completely hi-lingual (English/Spanish) Celebrate Recovery program to be offered anywhere. We are extremely proud of this life giving ministry and consider it to be a vital part of YUGO's vision.
What you may not know is that due to some very serious health issues with Cheryl's mother; the Hoople family has been encouraged by YUGO Leadership to take an extended furlough from their service on the field in Mexico. YUGO Ministries believes very strongly in God's model and plan for the family. With this in mind, we have asked not only Cheryl to stay with her mom, but for Rod to stay in Canada with Cheryl as they walk together through these deep waters with their parents. During this trying time, the ministry in Mexico must continue, and will continue. Under the leadership of Rod and Cheryl, the Recovery Ministry team will carry on all of the tasks involved in keeping this amazing ministry not only surviving but thriving.
We would like to ask for your special consideration in two specific areas. First, we believe that during this time the devil will try to attack the Hoople's finances. Many times, when supporters and partners believe that missionaries are simply "home" they stop sending financial support. We can not let Satan gain a foothold in this area when the truth is that Rod and Cheryl are still working during this time, and actually need more support now due to travel costs and the higher cost of living in Canada. Please pray with us and consider not only continuing your support, but a supplementary gift to help Rod and Cheryl navigate these difficult and trying days.
Second, we believe that during this time the Hoople family could get discouraged. When a person has missions in their blood, the last thing they want is to know that their team is on the field "fighting the good fight," while they are stuck on the home front. We can not let Satan attack Rod and Cheryl in this area. Will you join me in servant prayer on their behalf, and will you make it a point to contact them by way of e-mail, phone call, or social media? As a missionary myself I can tell you that this encouragement is food for a weary soul!
I want to thardcypu for your understanding and your continued partnership with our dear brother and Sister inthriit. For the Kingdom,
Nathan Alpert (For Scott Wester, CEO and the Board of Directors of YUGO Canada) President
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
- Tuesday, October 13 – Full Gospel Christian Businessmen’s Banquet in St. Paul. See poster on notice board for details.
- Saturday, October 17 – Pioneer Bible Camp’s AGM at Redwater Alliance Church. Potluck supper. More details to follow.
- Saturday, October 24 – Fund-raiser Banquet at the Complex. The evening will include a silent auction, door prizes and entertainment.
*Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.
*To purchase tickets, to reserve a table for 8, or to take tickets
to sell, (only what you are sure you will sell), see Shawne.
*Posters may be obtained from Val.
*Silent Auction items are needed. If you wish to donate a gift or a service, please see Laura.
Regularly Scheduled Worship Times:
- Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM
- Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM, including Sunday School for the children
- By Ross and Val Whitelaw.,
Church Family Notices
- Items to Give Away
The items below have been donated for giving to anyone who needs them. They are available to the church family
and to the community at large. To view and/or obtain an item(s), contact one of the Leadership Team members.
1 blue swivel rocker
1 beige love seat with brown stripes
1 blue floral sofa
1 black corner TV stand
1 light oak headboard and night stand
1 brown wooden table
1 blue love seat
1 blue recliner
1 brown sofa with 2 decorator cushions
1 red night stand with white arborite top
1 wooden rocking chair
4 wooden chairs
1 coffee table
1 pink swivel rocker
1 brown recliner
2 4-wheel walkers
2i roning boards
2 metal bed frames
1 flat-screen TV
1 stand for VHS tapes
1 matching set - dresser and chest of drawers
Quote of the week
Acclaimed social commentator Mark Tooley: "Same-sex marriage is not primarily about same-sex marriage but about overthrowing and stigmatizing traditional morality and religion in favor of an oppressive, highly intolerant secularist orthodoxy coercively and fiercely imposed by mainly non-democratic means, arbitrarily and often without benefit of legal process."
Recent Discussion Points
Cecil The Lion Stirs More Outrage Than Abortion Mogul Cecile The Lyin’
- By Ryan Scott Bomberger
- Wedensday, July 29, 2015
- The Radiance Foundation
- Read the entire article - click here.
Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage.
Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets.
A single lion, which most have never heard of, gets hunted for sport. International drama.
I despise the thought of big game hunting, but it never ceases to amaze me how rhetorically violent animal rights activists become when these creatures are harmed or killed.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has called for the hunter involved, Dr. Walter Palmer, to be hanged. The puppy-killing, celebrity-studded, publicity-stunt-centered organization epitomizes the insanely hypocritical, progressive approach. The death threats through Yelp and Twitter are repugnant, but unsurprising given their disdain for human life.
Celebrities have tweeted their utter disgust for the wealthy dentist. Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Mysteries of Laura) says: “I want them to take his citizenship away.” Sharon Osbourne hopes that “#WalterPalmer loses his home, his practice & his money. He has already lost his soul…#WalterPalmer is Satan.” Piers Morgan, proving that being a news journalist was never his forte, tweets: “I’d love to go hunting for killer dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, so I can stuff and mount him for MY office wall.”
Jimmy Kimmel even nearly melted down talking about it on his show, having to pull himself together to make it through the segment.
Oh, and look…the Obama administration is now offering its help into the investigation of Palmer’s hunting escapade. According to The Hill: “The Service is deeply concerned about the recent killing of Cecil the Lion.” Wow. That was quick.
Planned Parenthood’s baby-parts-trafficking elicits nothing but support from the Obama administration. But kill a lion halfway across the world, in a nation riddled with grotesque human rights abuses, and the administration is on it! (Well, on the abuses to lions, not to Zimbabweans). Cecil the Lion’s death warrants outrage from the political left, but their darling abortion mogul–Cecile The Lyin’–can do no act heinous enough (like selling “unwanted” babies’ wanted organs), no Medicaid fraud egregious enough, no teen sex education misleading enough to stir a moment of discomfort for liberals.
Read the entire article - click here.
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