Missionary to Bolivia Jake Wiebe and his family will be with us Sunday, June 19. At 10:00am he will be with the men and teen boys and his wife will be with the ladies and teen girls for Sunday School. Missionary Jake Wiebe is preaching at 11:00am.
Revival Services are being held with Evangelist Max Alderman starting this Sunday, May 1st. There will be choir numbers, special music, refreshments, and a supervised nursery provided at each service. The times are as follows: Sunday, 11am and 6pm; Monday, 7pm; Tuesday, 7pm. There is no mid-week service that Wednesday. We invite you to come and join us as we all seek the Spirit ’s stirring in our midst.
On Sunday, May 8th, we will celebrate Mother’s Day.
On Sunday, May 15th, we are holding our first Friend Day and BBQ of the warmer season. There is no evening service that day.
On Sunday morning, June 19th, Missionary in Bolivia Jake Wiebe and his wife will be with us. He will be teaching the men at 10am while his wife Sharon speaks to our women. He will preach at 11am. That evening at 6pm, we are holding the graduation of our grade 8 students in the Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy. I will be preaching that evening.
We had a number of our people attend the Bible Conference in early April at FaithWay Baptist Church in Ajax and then 12 of our men attended the Men’s Retreat in St. Thomas later in April sponsored by the Bible Baptist Church. We received true spiritual challenges from each of the preachers in these conferences.
The Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy will be beginning its fourth year. Enrolment season is now open and we are taking applications for the September, 2016 semester for students in grades 1 – 9. With a current enrolment of 14, we have 1 new student enrolled so far for September. Any questions can be directed to Principal Daniel Bousquet.
Finally, let me remind you of our 25th Anniversary Service scheduled for Sunday, September 18th. We have a number of special things planned for this day as we will celebrate the goodness and grace of God upon us. We will reflect upon His faithfulness, not our failures.
As I preached this Sunday, may the Lord help us to focus on “that day” (2 Timothy 1:12) and to remember that in “this day,” we are not to be on a pleasure cruise ship but on a barge, toiling, sweating, and labouring while it is day. May God’s richest blessings be upon you.
Enrolment is open for the 2016-2017 school year. Now accepting applications for grades 1-9! Families enrolled by May 1 will receive a $25 discount on the registration fee.
For more information, please call (905) 851-7170, or email email@example.com or check out the VBCA website at:
Join us for Resurrection Sunday Easter Celebration and be blessed by the sound preaching of God’s Word! 10am Sunday School, 11am Morning Worship and 6pm Evening Service.
The Lord has blessed us with a stirring start to the new year! We’ve seen five baptized and a number of new families added to the church roll already. There is a fresh evangelistic fervour among our people with a January average of about fifteen of our people going out to various malls weekly with the good news of God’s grace.
This last weekend of January was a busy one as we held our annual marriage enrichment fellowship on Saturday. Twenty six couples from our church attended this event at our church. The games, food, fellowship, and spiritual feeding all helped to endear us to one another, to our mates, and to our Lord. Besides viewing specially selected marital DVD’s, I spoke on the subject: “My Beloved And My Friend,” from Song Of Solomon 5:16, “This is my beloved, and this is my friend…” I addressed husbands and wives as friends and lovers.
Then yesterday, we held our annual church business meeting following the morning service. It was a membership meeting aimed at reviewing the past year (good and bad) and restarting our engines for 2016 with a renewed focus on God’s glory.
Each Sunday evening at 6pm in February we will be blessed to have some of the men in our church fill the pulpit. The preaching schedule is as follows: February 7th, Brother David Kapauan; February 14th, Brother Samuel Asis; on February 21st, Pastor James Hird; on February 28th, Brother Ron Guinto.
May you have a spiritually prosperous start to 2016. If you have fallen down already, don’t stay down, get up and get going again by the grace and forgiveness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Paul wrote Timothy, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3-4). Let’s be good soldiers on the front lines of the spiritual battles, not on the sidelines. As soldiers, let’s hear the certain sound! “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (1 Corinthians 14:8).
As we begin winter, we look back at a God-blessed fall season. We celebrated our 24th Anniversary with a great crowd, enthusiastic congregational singing, and inspiring special music. The Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy enrolled fourteen students and added a fourth, full-time salaried teacher. Christal Adams joined the staff as the third teacher we have from Pensacola Christian College with a Master’s degree.
The teen ministry, headed up by David and Marie Belle Kapauan, continues to grow. We are blessed to have fourteen to sixteen each week involved in our outreach ministry. Some do discipleships, others make visits, while most are now going to area malls engaging people in soul winning conversations.
Pastor Hird continues to lead our growing music ministry and junior church. We have been blessed to have had several special missionary speakers over the past few months.
By God’s grace, we have visitors almost every week. Six families have joined the church over the past three weeks. An upcoming baptismal service will enable three more families to join.
We have failures and short-comings! We have ministry holes to fill and work to do in some areas to better do the work of the Lord. There is a great desire to strengthen these for His glory.
Concerning special upcoming events, here is the schedule:
* Sunday, December 6th – Sunday school:10am; annual Christmas Cantata:11am; no evening service
* Sunday, December 20th – Sunday school:10am; Sunday worship:11am; no evening service
* Thursday, December 24th – Christmas Eve service:6pm (no Wednesday Bible study this week)
* Sunday, December 27th – Sunday school:10am; Sunday worship:11am; no evening service
* Thursday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve service:7pm (no Wednesday Bible study this week)
* Sunday, January 3rd – all regular services begin again
Last year, twenty five couples attended our annual marriage enrichment fellowship. This year’s event will be held in January.
We thank the Lord for our sister churches across Canada who stand unashamedly on the precious Scriptures and who diligently endeavour to fulfill the great commission to their communities.
May each of you have a Christ-centered Christmas. May the beginning of 2016 see all of us setting high and holy goals that will magnify our Saviour in a greater way. May we yield more of ourselves to the Spirit and see His fruit manifested in our lives. May our love for the lost and the brethren be deepened. While the moral fiber of our world evaporates and the evil accelerates and while the worldly amusements and appetites deteriorate and while the safety of our world becomes more at risk, and while the spiritual temperature of most people becomes cold, may the flame of our spiritual fire and fervour never die out until Jesus comes or calls us home! God bless us, each and every one.
By the grace of God, we have completed the purchase of the property adjacent to us. Work crews are extremely busy preparing the Education Building for the start of school on Tuesday, September 8th.
With one additional student just enrolled, we now have 14 students for the start of the third year of the Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy. There are still several families prayerfully considering this school year for their children.
Two of our deacons will be preaching Sunday nights. This Sunday evening at 6pm, Brother David Kapauan will be preaching, and next Sunday, August 30th, Brother Ron Guinto will fill the pulpit. Come and you will be blessed!!
Today, we held our second Friend Day and BBQ of the summer. Between these two special days this summer, we have been blessed with 17 visitors out to the services.
Enrollment season continues for the Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy. With seven new students officially enrolled and our six returning students, we now have a student body of thirteen with several more prospects still outstanding. In just two weeks, we transition the VBCA to the Education Building adjacent to our church property. Many work days are planned as we begin renovations. We are grateful and humbled by the Lord’s blessings upon the school.
Our 24th Anniversary service will be held on Sunday, September 20th. At this time, we will also have a dedication service for the Education Building.
To God be the glory!
In light of current events and trends in the world and in the church, the Apostle Peter’s exhortation seems timely: “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” (1 Peter 4:7)