CHURCH SERVICES AND PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING.

The following Covid-19 protocols are in place for attending services and meetings: We are following the provincial guidelines. Thus, as of Mar. 21/22, there will be no mandatory masking, social distancing, or contact tracing. HOWEVER, we still wish to be cautious and considerate of the vulnerable among us. To that end, we are recommending that people continue to sit with their ‘bubbles’, and wear masks if they wish.

Check out the Pastor’s messages on our new YouTube Channel

Sundays

Morning Worship Service

During the school year, Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and typically wraps up close to 11:30 pm (or shortly thereafter).  In the summer, beginning July 2/23, the Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m.

Services consist of a time of music, reading from God’s Word, prayer, and worship followed by a sermon delivered by the Pastor.

NOTE: Sermons are available on our YouTube channel.  If our pastor is away, there will be no sermon on YouTube, and that will be reflected in the online calendar.  (Sermon titles and guest speakers are noted on the online calendar.)

Corporate worship is an important time where we can come together as God’s family and learn from His living Word and be encouraged by one another, in our walk with God. The Holy Bible is the authoritative source for all our spiritual learning and discernment.

Music is currently a hybrid of hymns and music accessed through YouTube.

Sunday School:  from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Pastor Oates will lead a study of the book of Hebrews.

Breakfast Sundays are held the last Sunday of each month, Sept. – Nov., & Jan. –  June, at 9 a.m.  The format is “pot blessing”, but come along anyway!  There is always lots!

Weekly Ministries:

Bible Study & Prayer:

All welcome!

Tuesday night Bible Study & Prayer Meeting at 7 – 8 p.m. is led by Larry Bacon.  Check our calendar for any last-minute cancellations.

Thursday morning Bible study at 10 – 11 a.m. Pastor Kevin Oates leads a study in Philippians.  Check our calendar for any last-minute cancellations.

Kid’s Club – Awana (not currently running)

Other Ministries:

College and Careers – Not currently running

 

Friday Night Youth Activities: Not currently running

Check out the “Youth” page with information, when the ministry is active, again.

Young Adults Bible Study: 

Not currently running.

Ladies Fellowship

Sat., Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.  We will have the opportunity to share our Christmas baking with each other and will be compiling boxes for our shut-ins. Martha will join us via Zoom for a few minutes, to give Christmas greetings from Taiwan. We will continue our DVD series, Taste and See.  The next topic is the significance of bread in Scriptures.  Also, we’ll enjoy a pot” blessing” brunch!

Vacation Bible Camp Summer 2023

July 10 – 14, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.   

Cost: FREE         NEW!!  Age: entering SK – Gr. 8

Maximum number of children we’ll be able to register for VBC is 30.                                                                                                           

Children registered by May 1 will receive a free dive vest. (The waiver must be handed in/emailed to the church office and received by May 1.)   Email: carol_brandon@hotmail.com  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resend.  Registration will close June 1.

Theme: Mystery Island

For more information about the program, click here

Registration: You have 2 options this year …. download a waiver and email or mail it to the church office, OR register online.  NOTE that if you register online, you’ll still need to fill in the bottom of our standard waiver, with medical information. You may do this by downloading the waiver and just filling in the bottom part and signing it and then sending it to us, or by completing that portion on the first day of VBC.  The waiver and online registration link will be posted in Oct.

Worker information and applications:  forms and information will be available in Oct.

We have developed a new Counsellor in Training program for students entering Gr. 9 or higher. Further information and the forms will be available in Oct.

Visitation

Visiting those unable to attend regular services at Goodwood Baptist Church allows us the opportunity to encourage and support through alternative ways. If you would be interested in having one of our church family visit with you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Missions

Beyond our doors is a world that needs the love and assurance that God’s loves applies equally to them. The opportunities that God grants us to come alongside Him in His world and work is both rewarding and humbling. If you are aware of a need that you might suggest we consider supporting, our leadership team would be interested in hearing from you.

Our church supports the following Partners in Mission:

Arms of Jesus

David and Alice Brandon (ABWE)

Chosen People

Colleen Estes (LHNM)

Faith Mission

Ross Howlett (Feeding His Lambs – MSC)

Galcom

Martin and Tammy Lamb (Ethnos)

David and Brenda Mensah (GRIB)

Jennifer Oates (Interserve – Thailand)

Martha Oates (OMF – Taipei)

Bill and Bonita Wilkinson (OMF – Philippines)

Library News

Come see what’s new in our library.  We have books, DVDs, and an entire creation section which demonstrates how science upholds the Bible.

Ministry item:  if you are using a video in the church, you need to see first if it’s covered by our cvli video license.  Click cvli – How do I determine if a movie is covered in Canada to check it out.

Resources

Parent Resources & free curriculum:

www.ciy.com/kwhub – parent resources, also things for teens and preteens, and for workers. It also has things happening in the culture and of international interest. They have a US preteen event called SuperStart that tours around. (www.ciy.com/superstart )

www.sundayschoolzone.com The Sunday School Zone Blog contains insights on children’s spiritual formation as well as tips, ideas, and suggestions to help Christian parents and leaders as they work with kids of all abilities (and even adults with special needs) at home, church, and school.

  • Also free curriculum – preschool and elementary

https://theparentcue.org/ – parenting resources, including for parents of special needs children. Has an app, blog, videos, newsletter, podcast, and ‘resources’ section (articles on various topics/conversation starters to use).

www.fourfivesix.com – preteen ministry – curriculum and training

https://www.kidspray.tv/ hosted by kids, for kids. Family devotionals and activities coming soon. It’s an online video series about prayer – the boy host talks about different issues as well, like obeying your parents, Christmas – it always ends with prayer. Short video segments.

Check out the Pastor’s messages