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Pastor’s Pen – October 3, 2016

October 3rd, 2016

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.

25th Anniversary Service – Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 12th, 2016

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.

Missionary to the Middle East Edgar Feghaly – Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 6th, 2016

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 – Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 14th, 2016

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.

Pastor’s Pen – April 27, 2016

April 27th, 2016

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.

Vaughan Baptist Christian Academy

March 27th, 2016

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 or check out the VBCA website at:

Easter Celebration – Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 25th, 2016

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.

Easter Issue of Anchor Newsletter

March 25th, 2016

Please check out the latest quarterly newsletter in our Multimedia page to download a copy of the Anchor or click on “The Saviour No One Sought”

Pastor’s Pen – January 31, 2016

January 31st, 2016

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).

Pastor’s Pen – November 24, 2015

November 24th, 2015

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.