Welcome to the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms!

We seek to be a safe and welcoming environment in which Baptists can share all concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalised.

The CABF is a Canada-wide fellowship composed of both individuals and Churches. Currently, our member Churches are located in Nova Scotia and Ontario, but we are open to receiving new members from any province or territory - click here for details.

Our Vision: Baptists freely seeking, living, sharing and celebrating justice, peace and love under the lordship of Christ.

Our Mission: We encourage and support churches, pastors, and other individuals to understand and affirm Baptist freedoms as they express their faith

Report on the Special Meeting of Members on June 16

A Special Meeting of the full membership (Individual Members, Member Churches and Life Members) of the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms was held on June 16, 2022 at 7 p.m. (via ZOOM) with 20+ in attendance.

There were four items on the Agenda:

1. Item 1: A Regular Resolution to Ratify the Decision of Council to admit First Baptist Church Edmonton as a Member Church and to admit three persons as Individual Members was passed unanimously. A warm welcome was extended to First Baptist Church Edmonton, and to the Rev. Joseph Green, the Rev. Aaron Kenny and Erica Kenny.

2. Item 2: A Regular Resolution to Ratify the Decision of Council to adopt the Policy and Procedures Manual, including the new text from the Credentials Committee, which replaces the existing text on the same subjects, was passed unanimously. For a copy of the Policy and Procedures Manual, including the new text from the Credentials Committee, click here. (Note: the new Credentials policies will take effect when we receive approval from the NS Registry of Joint Stocks.)

3. Items 3: A Special Resolution to amend our Memorandum of Association under the Nova Scotia Societies Act was passed unanimously. (Note: the new Memorandum of Association will take effect when we receive approval from the NS Registry of Joint Stocks.)

4. Item 4: A Special Resolution to amend the By-Laws of the Association under the Nova Scotia Societies Act was passed unanimously. (Note: the new By-Laws will take effect when we receive approval from the NS Registry of Joint Stocks.)

Notices

New CABF VP

Dan GreenThe Rev. Dr. Dan Green was unanimously elected Vice President of the CABF at a special meeting of the Council held on June 16. The election was necessitated by the resignation of the Rev. Dr. Don Flowers who recently moved home to Tennessee. Dr. Green will complete the remaining months of Dr. Flowers' term which ends in October 2023.

50th Anniversary Celebration

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New Senior Minister for FBC Amherst

Screenshot 20220606 132025 BraveThe Rev. Jeffrey White is "on his way" to take up his new post as the Senior Minister of First Baptist Amherst. He is walking from Digby to Amherst and blogging about the experience.  Check out his blog here.

Save the Date - Rushton Lecture

9d826117 0d69 234f b353 117235f49600A Queer Invitation will be the theme of the the annual Vincent Rushton Memorial Lecture which will take place in the Port Williams United Baptist Church on Saturday,  October 1st at 1pm. Guests Lecturers will be Tamsin Robson and Rev. Rick Gunn who are part of the leadership team for Queer Spirit Church Halifax. More details are available here. As we get closer to the date we will know if the Lecture will be preceded by a Luncheon, and how to register.

CABF President Receives DMin

20171107 0942462On May 8, 2022, CABF President, the Rev. Dr. Marlene Knowles, received her Doctor of Ministry degree during Convocation ceremonies at Acadia University. Congratulations,  Marlene! 

Volunteers Needed for CABF Council 

The CABF is seeking two volunteers for crucial positions on the Council, one for Secretary and one to Chair the Publications Committee. Details on responsibilities and how to volunteer or nominate someone are available here.

Council Highlights

For details on what your Council is up to, check out the Council News menu tab under About Us.

Updates

 New Videos - Telling the Story of the CABF

Two videos, a "short version" (2:06) and a "long" version (6:13), have been produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms and its predecessor, the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship. Both videos are now on our CABF YouTube channel and we hope you will watch and share them today.

CABF Voices - 5Oth Anniversary "Long"

CABF Voices - 50th Anniversary  "Short"

 
Quick Links Update

A new menu item has been added to the Quick Links box on the right of this page - Event Registration. This will take you directly to the page where you can register and pay the fee (if required) for CABF events.

Donations

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You can donate to CABF through CanadaHelps.org - click on the image above. You will receive an immediate charitable receipt and your gift will be transferred to CABF.

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Here is the latest edition of the CABF Bulletin! Click here or on the picture to start reading!

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When Dues are Due! CABF Individual Membership is on a twelve (12) month basis, so annual dues are due one year following your last payment date. To make things easier for us, our intrepid Treasurer, David Allen, will notify you in advance of the expiration of your membership and has made arrangements for e-transfers directly to the CABF bank account. By using your own on-line banking e-transfer service to send your $20 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you will save time, and a stamp!

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50th Anniversary Lapel Pins

Anniversary Lapel PinLapel pins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ABF/CABF are available from the Treasurer at a cost of $10 each and can be obtained by sending an e-Transfer to cabftreasurer at gmail dot com (you know how to write that as an email address) and adding a name and mailing address in the “add a message” section of the e-Transfer or sending your request and a cheque to the Treasurer.