On Sunday, April 16th, we will celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Sunday school will be at 10am. Our Easter Cantata will be at 11am and the evening worship service will be held at 6pm. All are welcome to join us in rejoicing that Jesus is alive!
On Saturday, January 28th, our annual Marriage Enrichment Fellowship was held with 33 couples attending. Besides DVD sessions with a Christian counselor, Pastor Adams taught on “Christ And His Bride,” with the emphasis upon Jesus’ actions toward His church acting as a model for marital intimacy.
Revival meetings are being with Missionary to Trinidad and Tobago James Hoffmiester on Saturday, February 25th at 6pm and all day on Sunday, February 26th at 10am, 11am, and 6pm. We are praying for and anticipating a great Holy Spirit led revival. Visitors, of course, are always welcome. There will be a supervised nursery.
On Saturday, March 4th, the Kapauan’s are heading north with our youth group for a day of tobogganing.
On Friday and Saturday, March 24th and 25th, our men will be heading to St. Thomas, Ontario for the annual men’s retreat with churches from throughout Ontario.
On Sunday evening, March 26th, we are holding another Singspiration. There will be testimonials, special music, and a number of instrumental specials. Join us for an inspirational time as we worship the Lord through singing and hearing others play and sing.
The VBC annual business meeting is being held right after the morning service Sunday, January 29th. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcome to stay as well. Please note, there will be no evening service due to the business meeting.
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On Sunday, December 4th, our annual Christmas Cantata will be held at 11am. Our 34 member choir will be joined by a cast performing the Christmas play: “He Gave Everything.” There is no evening service that day.
On Sunday, December 11th, Missionary to Trinidad and Tobago, James Hoffmeister will be preaching at 11am.
The Christmas season schedule of services are as follows:
Sunday, December 18th – no evening service
Wednesday, December 21st – no service
Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Service, 6pm
Sunday, December 25th – 11am service only
Wednesday, December 28th – Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7pm
Sunday, January 1st – no evening service
Merry Christmas to all and may God bless us, each and every one!
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
On Sunday, September 18th, we celebrated our 25th church anniversary with a record attendance of 335. The aim was to magnify the Lord for His faithfulness to us through the years. The theme verse was: “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ” (Ephesians 1:12). We praise Him for 2 souls saved!
Pastor Dennis Seely from Cornerstone Baptist Church in Carbonear, Newfoundland, preached a stirring sermon at 10am while Pastor William Adams preached at 11am on the subject: “The Next 25: Now What?” His text was based on Jesus’ commendation to the church at Thyatira in Revelation 2:19.
A number of “old timers” were back to renew the wonderful memories of years past. Among those items given out were special anniversary coffee mugs and the latest edition of The Anchor. On the walls and hallways were placed pictures depicting the people of VBC throughout the years. The food and fellowship were a bountiful blessing. The 30 member choir special under the direction of Pastor James Hird and pianist Christal Adams was inspiring while the congregational singing was very enthusiastic.
Now that these 25 years are behind us, we press onward, by His grace, endeavouring to fulfill His purposes in the next 25, should He tarry.
On Saturday, September 24th, our church family went to Albion Hills for a time of food, fun, and fellowship. The highlight of the event was at night hearing the testimonies around the bonfire while we sang and heard instruments play.
On Sunday, November 6th, Missionary to Belize, Daniel Dinsmore, will be with us at 10am and 11am.
On Sunday, December 4th, we will hold our annual Christmas Cantata at 11am. This is a Christmas play with actors and special music. All are invited to help us celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
On Sunday, September 18th, we will celebrate our 25th anniversary service. At 10am, Pastor Dennis Seely from Cornerstone Baptist Church in Carbonear, Newfoundland will be preaching. At 11am, Senior Pastor and founder of Vaughan Baptist Church, William E. Adams, will be leading the main worship service. We have planned a wonderful day to glorify God for what He has done! There will be special instrumental and singing specials. 70 Pizza Hut pizzas are being delivered following the service! Our people are bringing salads and desserts. We have a special coffee mug for all those in attendance as an appreciation for your attendance with us. Our theme for this service is found in Ephesians 1:12, “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” We are humbled by God’s goodness, grace and faithfulness to us through the years. We would be honoured for you to come and to celebrate this special day with us.
On Sunday, August 14th, Missionary to the Middle East Edgar Feghaly will be with us for the entire day. He will preach and teach at 10am and 11am and he will have a spectacular power point presentation at 6pm.
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.