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We are now holding Midweek and Sunday Worship Services via "Zoom", a video conferencing service which brings a live event to your laptop or smartphone. Instructions for logging in are included in Laura's e-mail of the online church bulletin. Also, the link can be found on this page in the announcements: 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.

Letter from Our Pastor click here 2020-03-26

Response to COVID-19 click here 2020-03-18

Sunday Worship Services are Cancelled until further notice click here 2020-03-18

This week in our church

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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, May 17, 2020 is posted. This and previous sermons can be played back from the Website. The sermons for April 26, May 03 and May 10, 2020 were not recorded.

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

ID 240 103 5064 Password: Canmore

Monday, 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL AGM. Join the meeting using the link above. The Agenda, Balance Sheet and Budget have all been emailed/mailed to the Church Family. If you did not receive these documents, please contact Laura at 780 656 7035.

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Virtual Midweek Service. Join us using the same link as above.

  • 2019 at our church - a picture montage On most computers, the file must download before it plays. This can take 6 minutes

  • Please Also Note
    • A new alarm system has been installed in the present church. Everyone with keys will be receiving an email with instructions for deactivating/activating the alarm.
    • The Smoky Lake Food Bank is always in need of breakfast cereal, peanut butter, canned soup and other canned goods, as well as cash.
    • Sheets and bandages for White Cross are still very much needed! They may be taken to the new church. Phone or text Clarence first @ 1-587-335-7454.
    • For sale: Tin Sheeting which has been removed from the new church, various lengths. Contact Clarence if you are interested.
    • Volunteers for clean-up jobs are welcome at the new church. Any time you're available, contact Clarence. There's lots of room to maintain physical distancing.
    • Our Daily Bread for June/July/August will be available for pickup at the new church starting next Thursday. As usual, contact Clarence first.

    Church Services (when they resume):

    • 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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    Of Note

    Children's Christmas concert 2019

    Video of performance


    On August 4th, our church celebrated two events of appreciable significance:

    75th Anniversary of the church and 20th Anniversary of Pastor Keith's First Service

    Click here to view a short PowerPoint presentation with pictures from 1944 (patience, takes a while to open)

    Click here to see a gallery of pictures in the church from August 4th, 2019

    News from Cheryl Hoople
    Recovery Ministry

    Click here to see her latest letter 

    Click here to donate to Cheryl's ministry

    Our Policy on
    Sexual Harassment 

    Click here to watch Sexual Misconduct in our Churches – Learn to Spot It. Learn to Stop It. Download time can be extensive

    All leaders and all Sunday School Teachers must watch the above video and acquire a criminal check from the RCMP station. Also, it is advisable to visit the Anglican Diocese of Toronto's Webpage on Sexual Harassment where there is access to 4 short training videos.  

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