146 years and counting at The corner of Pine and Third! Thank you for visiting.
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
"We never cease to be amazed by the power of God in keeping a congregation together, faithfully worshipping Him week in and week out. May God’s immeasurable love continue to rain down upon us for spreading the gospel for so many years."
Welcome Back to First Baptist Church!!!
The family at First Baptist is delighted to be able to announce that regular Sunday morning services have resumed and we are receiving visitors, subject to the current guidelines for sanitizing and social distancing as set down by the Ontario Government. Copies of these regulations are included in your Sunday Bulletin. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Pastor Paul Wilkes has been posting his messages on line as listed below. He continues to do so now that we have reopened.
Sunday, September 27 at 10:30 am Our 147th Anniversary Praise and Worship Service with Pastor Paul Wilkes
If the Book of Matthew had been illustrated, Chapter 25, Verse 21 would have begun with a photo of Caryl Miller and the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” In June, your Church Board reluctantly accepted Caryl’s resignation after 35 years of dedicated service to her Lord and to First Baptist Church. When Caryl came to us from Thornbury Baptist in 1985, Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister, Ronald Reagan was President and Ontario had its first black Lieutenant-Governor in Lincoln Alexander. It was not a happy year in Canada. The Supreme Court struck down the Lord’s Day Act as unconstitutional, terrorists blew up Air India Flight 182, Arrow Flight 1285 crashed killing 256 after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland and 12 people died in the Barrie tornado. Caryl began her service in 1991 and her resume is outstanding:
Finance Board member
Member of the Church Choir
Adult Sunday School teacher
Information Line caller
Church Board Secretary
Writer and sender of bereavement, birthday and anniversary cards to our congregation.
Through those thousands of volunteer hours, Caryl showed up behind the scenes and did the jobs, despite what issues came her way. And did them with a smile and very often with a laugh for everyone to join in. Matthew’s parable of the ‘good and faithful servant’ cited the doubling of five talents to ten. Caryl brought us ten talents and more, and for that, First Baptist Church expresses to her our deepest thanks.
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. 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.
We are also proud to have celebrated our 146th Anniversary last September 23 as we looked back to the founding members of First Baptist who held their first organizational meeting in a stable.
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.
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“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.” ― Steve Marabol