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 September 25th. is posted. This sermon, as well as previous sermons, can be played back from the Website.
This Week in Our Church:
- Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Work Bee at the new church.
- Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Midweek Service: Praise, Prayer and Bible Study. Everyone welcome
Please also Note:
- Please submit your suggestions for a name for our new church to any one of the Leadership Team members (Dwight, Dan, Laura, Eleanor, Val, Terry or Sharon). Deadline Sunday, October 2.
- The Smoky Lake Food Bank is in need of every kind of non-perishable food. You may bring your donations to the church and leave them in the entry.
- October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Let’s take this opportunity to provide extra encouragement for Pastor Keith and Helen.
- Thank you to the parents who are supplying their young children with drawing and coloring materials for use during Worship Service. This saves our offering envelopes in the pews.
- Our missionary Yuri Nakano has sent out a special prayer request for people and events in her ministry in Japan. Her letter is posted on the notice board.
- We have learned that White Cross accepts new and gently-used towels for shipment to the hospitals in Nigeria and Cameroon.
- 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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New Alpha Course Coming soon...
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
Watch for next news letter!
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
You can give a one-time or a recurring gift to First Baptist Church from this website using the services of CanadaHelps.org or PayPal, just click on your choice of icon directly below:
- Thursday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. – Alpha Introductory Supper at the Seniors’ Drop-in Center. Supper is free, and includes a movie. Whether you have taken Alpha before or not, come and bring a friend. Adults only. Info: Ross and Val @ 656-3532. See insert.
- Saturday, October 8 – Another concrete pour at the cemetery. Please come prepared to stay to the end, and help with the finishing.
- October 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Paint Night at the church. Under the guidance of an instructor, participants will each produce an amazing painting to take home. Cost is $50.00. See Michelle and Shylha for more details.
- October 18 – Leadership Team meeting
- October 30 – One of the missionaries we support, Calvin Hohn, will be speaking during the Worship Service.
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
Christianity does not begin by telling people what they must do to be saved. It begins by telling people what God has done to save them. - Father Raniero Cantalamessa
Recent Discussion Points
Clergy in Britain Advised Not to Wear Collars in Public
Sep. 1, 2016
The advice comes as counter-terror experts in the UK warn that churches are ISIS’ new prime target and that an attack on a church ‘is coming.’ Vicars in Britain have now been advised not to wear their collars in public to avoid being targeted by an Islamist terrorist.
The guidelines, issued by National Churchwatch in a 12-page document, say that smaller churches in rural areas have an increased risk. Churches are advised to make sure it’s doors can be bolted and that parishioners are educated to be alert to any suspicious happenings.
One vicar, who spoke anonymously to the Daily Mail, said “I’ve also been told not to be alone in the church but it would cost too much to pay someone to come with me to open up each day.”
The UK recently announced that it was allocating £2.4million ($3.2 million) to increase safety in all places of worship.
The most recent issue of the Islamic State’s magazine Dabiq called “Break the Cross,” featured scathing articles about Christianity and the Pope.
Click here for the article online: The Clarion Project
Read discussion points, recent and previous, on our Blog page and feel free to comment