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
• Parents of Preschoolers
• 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 ...
Drama Club Fall 2017 We've had our first look at the the story that will be told during our 4th annual 'Merry Little Christmas' performances (Dec 8,9,10). IT IS NOT TOO LATE to participate as singers, musicians and technical support people. Send an email to woodbineheights.ca to connect.
Save the Date! Our Annual Auction takes place on Saturday October 21. Doors open at 5:30, feast at 6:00 pm, then stay and enjoy and eveing of cut and thrust bidding. Dalton Jantzi will be back, gavel in hand, inviting us to raise the bids on good and services available on offer. Silent Auction as well. Tickets $15 in advance (by October 15th, $20 after/at the door), $5 for kids.
Book Discussion Group - Tuesdays from October 3 through November 21, either 1:15-2:45 pm. “I Will Not be Shaken: a songwriter's journey through the Psalms” will be our guide for contemplation, inspiration and conversation. We'll listen to the Psalm-inspired music, and go with each other on a journey through the Psalms. Books are $19 (available at stevebell.com).
Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in Each Tuesday 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. See you here.