To celebrate, proclaim and reflect Christ's Love
To live in our community and welcome its diversity
To worship as a people set free by God's Grace
Sunday service and children's church at 11:00 a.m. - Sundays July and August 10:00 a.m.
Weekly and Monthly
• Mid-week book groups, 2 times a year
• Joyful Heights rehearsal
• Playgroup Drop-in on Tuesday mornings
• Groups for children
• Educational forums
Throughout the Year
• International Dinner
and Variety Show
• Christmas Concert
• Gardening Day
• Picnic for Children's Church
• Welcome Back Barbecue
• Fundraising Dinners
• Special events
WOODBINE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH
Our Collective Covenant
(affirmed November 2012)
In concert with the Spirit who infuses Creation, is the source of ongoing creativity and who dwelt in and with Jesus of Nazareth, we devote ourselves to a covenant together.
How should we live? What is of greatest importance? The Prophet Micah said, “Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.” Jesus told us and embodies this: Love God with all your being and love your neighbour as yourself.
We embrace the privilege and responsibility of following Jesus and living into His words. We do so together, called to be the church, a gathered community of faith animating the life of the Spirit, bearing good fruit: qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control.
We will call out these best qualities of Spirit by gathering regularly for worship, service, study, reflection and friendship. We will provoke one another to love and good deeds, encouraging each other in faith, supporting each other through joy and sorrow, labouring to bear the gift of life for and with each other, the wider community and the world.
We will live responsibly upon the earth, caring for all Creation as God's gift to be tended and shared, not a right to be exploited and abused.
We will give generously, even sacrificially of our resources: material, spiritual, social, relational and financial, to support the ministry and mission of this congregation, chief of which is communicating—by word and deed—love, dignity and hope to all people, regardless of any economic, religious, ethnic, gender, sexual or other human distinctions.
We will also, with humility, constantly welcome all who would join us in our shared life and ministry, including those broken in body, mind or spirit. As God in Christ loves and affirms us, so we love and affirm all who bear and share God's image.
We dare to embrace these words and make them real in our midst. This is our prayer. This is our covenant.
Biblical References: Micah 6:8; Hebrews 10:24; Galatians 5:22,23; Mark 12:28-29
Coming Up ...
ARTSFEST 2018 -- On Saturday April 28, from 10 am through 4 pm, visual arts in a variety of forms will be on exhibition in the sanctuary and narthex of the church. There will also be a performance at 1:30 pm with variety of music, poetry, and dance. At 4 pm and 7 pm, the Woodbine Heights Drama Club presents 'The Isaiah Project,' and again on Sunday morning, April 29th, our 11am worship. See you here, then.
Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in The Play Group drops in on Fridays now, still in the morning from 9 - 11. Caregivers and their pre-schoolers are welcome to come for a time of free play and interaction. Riding toys abound, snacks and beverages find their way here most weeks, and there is always good company.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET Saturday November 17th from 10am until 2pm. Crafts; baking; tea room. Tables available to rent. Details to follow. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Save the Date! SAVE THE DATE: Our Annual Auction takes place on Saturday October 20.
Soup'N'Bread Lunch On Sunday May 6th, we gather for worship, with communion, at 11am, followed by our monthly Soup'n'bread lunch. Gather with your neighbours for worship. Be nourished by good company and a delicious lunch.
Plant and Yard Sale MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Saturday June 2nd from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Beautify your home and garden with perfect purchases from this sale of local renown.