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Updated Oct 16th

What's happening

We are having our regularly scheduled congregational meeting on Tuesday, October 26th and we encourage all members and adherents to attend! Due to recent restriction changes this meeting will be exclusively on Zoom. Please visit our church website for an up-to-date agenda. If you would like a copy of the proposed 2022 budget or if you have questions or other business for the meeting please contact our moderator Duncan Jacob.


Zoom Information:

  • When joining us via Zoom please sign into the meeting approx. 10 minutes early so we can ensure that we have quorum
  • Join the Zoom meeting by clicking this link or entering these meeting details: 
  • Meeting ID: 776 169 4382
  • Passcode: chbc
  • Your microphone will be muted. Please keep it muted so we can run an orderly meeting. 
  • If at any time you have a question, alert us in the chat room and we'll acknowledge your question. More direction will be given at the meeting.

 

Sunday Worship Services

To comply with the latest government restrictions and to maintain the unity within our church family, the elders of CHBC have decided that all ministries are going online for the next 4 weeks (or until further notice). Our desire is for our ministries to be available to everyone equally. Effective immediately our worship service will be live-streamed on Sunday mornings at 9am. In order to stream a live service click the banner at the top of our homepage or join us on our CHBC Youtube Channel. That service will also be made available on our website immediately after it's completed, and can be streamed at any time. It will also be available on our YouTube page later on Sundays. These things are subject to updates as restrictions change.


Fall Church Clean Up

On Saturday, Oct 23 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm we will be inviting everyone to come out and help rake leaves around our church property. We will be storing rakes and providing paper bags for use under the walkway by the front entrance throughout the week prior as well, if you can't make the weekend.  Thank you. Peter

 

Donations

Requesting donations of adult winter outwear for a downtown shelter. Needed are clean coats, boots and sturdy shoes in good condition with zippers, buttons and laces in working order. Please note that socks are important year-round to help keep feet dry. Contact Rosemary at 250-964-1854.


The New Life Center is operating Monday and Wednesday mornings and some Saturdays. The weather is cooling down and we will soon be in need of gloves and socks. Your donations can be dropped off at the Life Center Mon/Wed between 10 and 12 or call Gabe Ree for pickup 250-964-4067.

 

Nursery Helpers Needed

If you are able to help in this capacity, please contact coordinator Stacie Kidd at staciejreis@gmail.com. phone 250-632-1571 or Joyel Huber joyel@mychbc.ca, phone 250-964-4984.


Membership

The elders have interviewed Mike & Judy Wiebe and Sean & Natalie Bridge and recommend College Heights Baptist Church welcome them into membership.

Prayers for family & missionaries

Vern & Gloria Wagner – Camp Falcon Rock: Watch for the newsletter to be posted soon! Here is an excerpt: Fall is definitely in the air. Construction crews are still very busy with the main lodge. The walls are up, another floor has been poured above the kitchen and washrooms, and they will start on the gable ends and roof soon. Backfilling is happening - it is starting to look like a lodge! This building is going to be a great addition to Camp Falcon Rock. We have already had our first gathering in the new lodge basement - around 700 people! Each September the Hungarian Baptists gather here to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many people were outside listening to the band, pastors, and people who shared testimonies. It was wonderful to see so many people come together to give thanks and worship God! We are thankful for families, church, and youth groups that have booked the camp this Fall. It is encouraging to see this camp being rented and all the people enjoying the facilities. 


Prayers and praises:

  • Funding and many hours of work that is left on this building
  • Our families and us as we deal with covid restrictions
  • We are thankful for our health
  • Future staff for Camp Falcon Rock. With more rentals and all the construction, the camp board has made the decision to add to the staff.
  • We thank each of you for your love, support, and prayers


CHBC ministries

Only 7 Weeks until National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoeboxes!!

Did you know that for every shoebox delivered, children are invited back to attend a 12-week discipleship program? Last year CHBC packed an amazing 251 boxes!! That is 251 children, families and even communities that are impacted with proclaiming the truth of the gospel!

Last year, I was made aware of a child in our congregation who spent $70 from her own allowance to pack shoeboxes. She contacted several of her school friends and they packed 30 boxes together. If she can do it, so can you! Just grab a shoebox in the foyer or use a plastic/Rubbermaid container the size of a shoebox and get shopping! Each box makes a difference for eternity!


Any questions or concerns? Do not hesitate to contact Cynthia Hiller (cynthia-hiller@hotmail.com) or Myself, Angie McEwen (angie_mcewen@hotmail.com).

 

Compassion Committee

The Compassion Ministry is helping a family out and is looking for the following items: kitchen table and chairs, area rugs, bed for a 3 years old, and a 2 seater couch. If you are able to help out please contact Sue at 250-617-8418. If you or someone you know in our congregation or community is in need of assistance, please contact the Compassion Committee at compassion@mychbc.ca.


Ladies Morning Out

Babysitters are needed for our Ladies Morning Out program, starting Sept 16th – every Thursday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 am. This is a paid position, and would be a great blessing to the moms with young children who come to our Bible studies. Please contact Kathy Harris at 250-640-0154 or by email at kathypharris@shaw.caif you feel God leading you to be a part of this exciting ministry.

 

Ladies Bible Study Monday nights, starting Sept 20th here at the church, in the Sanctuary, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.


Men’s Bible Study 

Just a reminder that on Wednesday @ 7.00pm we gather on ZOOM for the study.

To join use this link.

Meeting ID: 851 4834 7299

Passcode: chbc


Sermons Online

Visit the Messages page to worship together on Sunday morning around 9–10 am.

 

Tithes & Offering

CHBC supports missionaries and non-profit organizations that depend on us for their livelihood and to meet their financial needs.  As you continue to care for your family, please consider giving your tithes and offerings to these ministries as you have done so generously in the past.

 There are several ways to donate to CHBC Ministries:

  • Use the Interac machine in the foyer
  • Put your donation in the Tithe box in the foyer
  • Use E-transfer to giving@mychbc.ca
  • Go online to our website and follow the link http://mychbc.ca/giving/ At the bottom of the page there is a link to Canada Helps.


GOD BE WITH YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!