150 years and countinG at The corner of Pine and Third! Thank you for visiting.
From left: Councillor Rob Ring, Mayor Yvonne Hamlin, Councillor Steve Perry, Church Moderator Judith Ann Morrill, Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall, Pastor Paul Wilkes, Deputy Mayor Tim Fryer. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Morrill)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY
On Sunday, October 15, First Baptist Church was the scene of a special 150th Anniversary Celebration Service marking 15 decades of service to our community and our country. The highlights included speeches and presentation of commemorative plaques and certificates by representatives of the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario and the Town of Collingwood as follows: Government of Canada: Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall Government of Ontario: Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson (represented by Executive Assistant Jamie Berman) Town of Collingwood: Mayor Yvonne Hamlin, Deputy Mayor Tim Fryer and Councillors Rob Ring and Steve Perry. Pastor Paul Wilkes presented a video of greetings from former pastors Dr. Laurie Taylor, Roy MacGregor and the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ). Historic remembrances were presented by Amy Dempsey. Music for the service was provided by organist Margie Morphet and her daughter, pianist Debbie Hollahan, reprising their appearance at the Church's 100th anniversary.
OUR VISION To Live by Faith; To be known by Our Love; To be a Voice of Hope.
Our prayer is that you will be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. We are a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process, grow together. May God richly bless you! Thought for the Week “It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.”–-- Pope Benedict XVI
NEXT SERVICE: First Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 3: Praise and Worship Service at 10:30 am with Pastor Paul Wilkes
ORDER OF SERVICE Prelude – Joyce Dulmage Welcome and Announcements Hymn #259 – Angels, from the Realms of Glory Hymn #266 – That Beautiful Name Prayer Time Tithes and Offerings/Doxology Hymn # – O Little Town of Bethlehem Scripture Message: Pastor Paul Wilkes Hymn #277 – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Benediction/Postlude
PREVIOUS WORSHIP SERVICES Each Sunday afternoon, Pastor Paul Wilkes posts our services and messages on line.
First Baptist Church: where you're a stranger only once.
The family at First Baptist Church in Collingwood extends a warm welcome to everyone to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 at 160 Pine Street. Following our Services, we gather for coffee and refreshments in our Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Pastor Paul Wilkes is our spiritual leader and has brought a renewed spirit of peace, joy and love to us and is leading us to focus our energies on increasing our outreach into our community.
Each year, First Baptist provides both financial and spiritual support to a variety of groups and organizations as part of our mission.
Pastor Paul brings us messages filled with Bible teachings, wisdom and practical life skills, and we are blessed as from time to time, he shows us his musical skills at the piano, the organ and his trusty accordion. DID YOU KNOW? We are wheelchair accessible and can provide the latest in hearing-assisted devices. Just ask one of our ushers.
How to contact us via e-mail: click on the link below
Anyone can also make a donation to First Baptist via Interac e-Transfer by sending to the same address: email@example.com Receipts will be isssued for donations of $20 or more if a Canada Post mailing address is provided by the donor to the email above or to: First Baptist Church 160 Pine Street Collingwood, ON L9Y 2N9