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 July 5th. is posted. This sermon, as well as previous sermons, can be played back from the Website.
This Week in Our Church:
- Sunday - Children’s Ministry for ages 2 and up during sermon time. Youth and older children are invited to attend the Scripture Reading Class. The Nursery is available for children under two.
- Sunday, 6:30 p. m. – Our Praise and Worship Team will lead worship at a Commissioning Service at Pioneer Bible Camp.
- Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Our first Cottage Meeting will be held at the home of Donna Latimer. For July and August the regular Midweek Service will be replaced by meetings in homes. There is a schedule in the entry; please sign if you wish to host a meeting.
- Faye Marie Farris and her sons will be leaving in July for a short-term camp ministry trip to help Coptic Youth in Egypt. Her prayer letter is available in the entry. You may make a donation as indicated in her letter, or by writing a cheque to First Baptist Church (memo: “Egypt”).
- A sign-up sheet for cutting grass has been placed in the entry. There is a push mower for cutting here at the church (including the parking lot), and a riding mower for cutting at the new site – or you may prefer to bring your own equipment. You may sign up for either or both places.
- A belated Thank You to the men who volunteered for a cleanup at the new church on June 20. They loaded up garbage, took it to the landfill, consolidated the remaining items in the building and swept it out. Much appreciated!
- Another belated Thank You to everyone who contributed to and worked at the Garage Sale June 27. Over $300 was raised. We plan to have another Garage Sale in August at the new site. Please start collecting!
- Grass cutters are needed for the Sunrise Community Cemetery. See Dan or Lauretta if you can volunteer.
- A Fund-raiser Banquet at the new church is being planned for this fall. We need a committee of volunteers who will handle the details. If you are interested, please see Laura or Val.
- 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
- Pioneer Bible Camp at Hanmore Lake starts next Sunday! You may take a registration form from the entry table, or download one at www.pioneerbiblecamp.com.
- Trailblazer (Gr. 8-11)July 5-10$250
- Explorer (Gr. 5-7)July 12-17$225
- Pathfinder (Gr. 2-4)July 19-23$200
- Family CampJuly 31-Aug 3 See registration form for
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
- Watch for information coming on the Fall sessions.,
Quote of the week
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" – George Orwell
Recent Discussion Points
Charleston attack: when God is at work, Satan reacts
- by Jim Denison
- Friday, 19 June 2015
- Denison Forum
- Read the entire article - click here.
"There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of Scripture." So said NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, condemning Wednesday night's shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.
Emmanuel AME Church, the scene of the attack, is historically African-American, tracing its roots to 1816. One of its founders tried to organize a slave revolt in 1822; white landowners had his church burned in revenge. Members worshiped underground until after the Civil War. Wednesday's shooting took the life of the church's pastor and eight others, and has been labeled a hate crime (For more, see Nick Pitts's article Tragedy in Charleston).
Wherever God is at work, Satan reacts. His first strategy is "to steal and kill and destroy" (John 10:10). When Jesus' movement gained a national following, Satan led Judas to betray our Lord (John 13:2, 27). When Peter preached at Pentecost and 3,000 were converted, Satan incited the religious authorities to arrest them and demand that they cease preaching (Acts 4). When Paul's ministry reached global status, Satan led the authorities arrest and eventually behead him.
More people are coming to Christ today than at any time in human history, and Satan is again responding through violence. According to John Allen, longtime Vatican journalist, 80 percent of all acts of religious discrimination around the world are directed at Christians. Ninety percent of all religious martyrs are Christians. Terror attacks against Christians escalated 309 percent between 2003 and 2010.
Persecution is strongest where the Kingdom is advancing the fastest. In the Muslim world, where more have come to Christ in the past 15 years than the previous 15 centuries, attacks on Christians are more common than ever before. Newsweek recently reported: "In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania." The magazine then stated, "The conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious intolerance has to stop." (For more, see my Respected to Irrelevant to Dangerous.)
Read the entire article - click here.
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