Church at Southpoint Joins CABF
The Church at Southpoint in Surrey, BC was accepted as a new member congregation during the January CABF Council meeting. We warmly welcome the Church and their Pastor, Rev. Anne Baxter Smith, to our fellowship!
Alberta Recognizes CABF Clergy
Rev. Dr. Rusty Edwards, Chair of CABF's Credentials Committee, has announced exciting news - Alberta Vital Statistics has recognized the CABF as a religious body whose credentialed clergy can be granted licenses to marry! This means that our newest member congregation, First Baptist Edmonton, can have clergy accredited by the CABF and recognized by their government. CABF has had this designation in NS for the last decade and is actively pursuing the same thing in other provinces.
Historic Ordination Recommended
On November 15 a CABF Ordination Council met at First Baptist Church Halifax and unanimously recommended to this Church that Lic. Arla Johnson be ordained to Christian Ministry. Rev. Dr. Rusty Edwards of FBCH summed up the historic vote in these words: "Rightly so, tonight we have focused on Arla as a sibling in Christ who has sensed a call to ministry and has opened herself to that calling… we have examined her gifts for ministry, her theological training, her commitment to Baptist freedoms… What is remarkable is what we have not done—we have not assumed that Arla’s identity as a married, lesbian, woman in any way disqualifies her for service as an Ordained Minister. We did not gather tonight for the purpose of making history—we’re here to support our sister in Christ. And yet, I do not think we can depart without recognizing tonight as a historic moment not only for the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms but for Baptists across Canada and much of the world."
Wolfville Legion Honours Rev Dr. Roger Prentice
The Wolfville Legion, now undertaking extensive renovation of its building on Main Street, Wolfville, plans to honour its former Chaplain by naming its new library the 'Roger Prentice Library.' The Library will also serve as the Legion's counselling room.Click here to learn more about this project and how you can support it.
P/T Youth Coordinator Needed
Senior Pastor Search
The Port Williams United Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor. For further details, or to apply, click here.