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FIRST NEWS | JULY 15, 2020

WEEKLY REFLECTION

Click the video below to watch a short reflection by Justin Kim recorded at Tofino!


HEART FOR THE CITY PROJECT

As you have been, please continue to keep the HFTC Project in your prayers. Here are some of the photos of the construction progress and a video showing the removal of two excavators (one weighing 112,000 lbs and the other about 114,000 lbs) from the 100ft excavation hole! Click the player below to watch.


OUTDOOR GATHERINGS

West End/Downtown

Picnic Gatherings
Location: Stanley Park
Join in any time between 11am-1:30pm for a relaxed time of conversation and encouragement while maintaining safe physical distance.

Coffee/Tea and Prayer Gatherings
Location: Stanley Park Seawall Path
Join in any time between 9am-10:30am. Feel free to bring your own coffee or tea. We will take time to share and pray together.

If you are available and interested, please mark the following dates on your calendar:

  • Jul 25 (Sat) 11am-1:30pm - Picnic 
  • Jul 30 (Thu) 9am-10:30am - Coffee/Tea & Prayer
  • Aug 1 (Sat) 11am-1:30pm - Picnic 
  • Aug 13 (Thu) 9am-10:30am - Coffee/Tea & Prayer 
  • Aug 22 (Sat) 11am-1:30pm - Picnic 

Please RSVP to Justin Kim if you are hoping to attend to help with planning.


Burnaby/Coquitlam

Picnic Gatherings
Saturday, July 25 | 11am-1pm & Saturday, August 15 | 11am-1pm
Location: Burnaby Mountain Park

Drop in anytime between 11am-1pm. Please bring your own food and enjoy a relaxed time of conversation and encouragement while maintaining safe physical distance.

Please RSVP to Daniel Foster Fabiano if you are planning to attend. 


Vancouver East

Picnic Gathering
Sunday, July 26 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Memorial South Park

This is an opportunity for us to connect, catch up, and see one another face to face in a safe environment. It will be at Memorial South Park (Ross and 41st) we will meet on the Ross St side. Bring your own lunch, (no food sharing for safety reasons). Please drop by anytime and stay for 30 mins or as long as you can. 

Please RSVP to John Tsang if you are planning to attend.


West Point Grey/Kitsilano

Picnic Gathering
Sunday, July 26 | 1-3pm
Location: Trimble Park

Drop in anytime between 1-3pm at Trimble Park (Trimble and 8th). Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch and visit with others from FBC who live in the area!

Please RSVP to Rebecca Thornber if you are planning to attend.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mission Presentation by Jose & Luz Figueroa

Sun, July 19 | 1-3pm via Zoom

We are excited to welcome Jose & Luz Figueroa to give us an update about their current mission work in Chile & Argentina and their children's work with Today's Family Network. There will also be a Q&A session after the presentation. The presentation session will be held via Zoom. Please register via this link and we will send out a Zoom meeting invite prior to the meeting. 


EMPLOYMENT

Director of Street Ministries

FBC is seeking an experienced Director of Street Ministries. Read more about the posting on our employment pageFor questions or further information please contact Justin Kim.

FIRST NEWS | JULY 8, 2020

WEEKLY REFLECTION

Click the video below to watch a short reflection by Rebecca Thornber recorded at Porteau Cove!


ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE CLT

Click the video below to watch Claudia Wakeman sharing a message of encouragement from the Church Leadership Team (CLT).


NEW STAFF UPDATE

Joseph Leong - Children & Preteens Summer Program Coordinator

We are pleased to let you know that Joseph Leong is returning to serve as our Children & Preteens Summer Program Coordinator. In this role, Joseph will be working with the Director of Children & Preteen Ministries to develop opportunities for connection and faith formation for the NewGen. He will focus on preparing, coordinating and/or implementing the following programs and activities: (1) Summer Day Camp, (2) Sports Camp, and (3) Summer Day Activities (School Age and Preteen Hangouts). Joseph has spent over ten years in youth ministry and interned with our youth program, while studying at Regent College. He is happily married to Angeline Teay (our Communications Design & Strategist). 

Lily Arndt - Communications Assistant

We are excited to let you know that Lily Arndt has joined our team as a Communications Assistant! Born in the West End and raised in North Vancouver, Lily grew up at First Baptist Church and is a valued leader for our Youth Ministry. Lily has an interest in filmmaking and joins our communications team to bring her filming and editing skills to the production of our online Sunday services. She lives with her parents, younger brother, and dog Picnic.


NEW GEN SUMMER HANGOUT PROGRAMS

As we enter Phase 3 of BC’s restart plan, our New Gen team has planned out some fun but safe ways to stay connected with our youth, preteens and school-age children. Register for School-Age Hangouts HERE.

For more info, please contact

Youth: Filipe | Preteens: Danny | School-Age: Joseph


EMPLOYMENT

Director of Street Ministries

FBC is seeking an experienced Director of Street Ministries. Read more about the posting on our employment page. For questions or further information please contact Justin Kim.


COMMUNITY EVENT

Mission Presentation by Jose & Luz Figueroa

Sun, July 19 | 1-3pm via Zoom

We are excited to welcome Jose & Luz Figueroa to give us an update about their current mission work in Chile and their children's work with Today's Family Network. There will also be a Q&A session after the presentation. The presentation session will be held via Zoom. Please register via this link and we will send out a Zoom invite prior to the meeting. 

FIRST NEWS | JULY 1, 2020

WEEKLY REFLECTION

Click the video below to watch this week's reflection by Stuart Campbell.

Resources recommended by Stuart:
 
 
 
 

MISSIONS UPDATE

Hi FBC,

We want to thank you for faithfully supporting our translation work in Kingfisher Lake though a difficult time. Since we wrote our newsletter yesterday, passenger flights into the community have been halted because of a small outbreak in the nearest town, but I’ve been encouraged to see how much of a priority it is for the community leaders to make sure progress on the Oji-Cree Bible translation continues. Thank you for your prayers, and we will continue to follow FBC news from afar!

In Him,
Matt, Caitlin, Hazel & Elijah

READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

About the the missionaries:
Matthew & Caitlin Windsor | Northern Ontario
Hazel ('16), Eli ('18)
Wycliffe Bible Translators; Language Program Facilitators collaborating with indigenous churches in Bible translation, literacy, and Scripture use.
Box 65 Kingfisher Lake ON P0V 1Z0

TheWindsorsUpNorth.com 


Canadian Baptist Ministries hosted an interview with Costa Rica Field Staff, David and Suzannah Nacho, on June 24 to talk about COVID-19 initiatives at Costa Rica. Learn about how the Nachos are doing and how has the pandemic has impacted the country, local church response and how can we pray together with them.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW VIDEO

About the the missionaries:
David & Suzannah Nacho | Costa Rica
Sofia ('09), Andrés ('11), Anna Laura ('14)
Providing leadership, direction to CETI (Community of Interdisciplinary Theological Studies), resource development, teaching (Theological education, integral mission)
APDO 505-2150 Moravia, San Jose, Costa Rica.
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NOON-DAY PRAYERS

 

When you travel to different places, there is something magical when you come across a grand old clock that chimes at key hours of the day. It causes us to pause, to look in that direction, to pause for a moment, to listen, and perhaps to reorient ourselves. May I invite you to put an alarm (or a chime) on your phones at 12:00 noon as a reminder to look up, to pause, to pray, and to remind ourselves to whom we belong, what the 'work of our hands' is all about, and why we are placed on this earth. Here are a couple of resources - Midday Prayer from Northumbria Community or a reflective prayer time PAYG, or simply go for a short walk as you pray to God. May you be blessed. 


EMPLOYMENT

Director of Street Ministries
 

FBC is seeking an experienced Director of Street Ministries. Read more about the posting on our employment page. For questions or further information please contact Justin Kim.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Guest Preacher: Darrell Johnson
Sunday, July 5
Message: Stay Awake!
Text: Mark 13 ESV

Lord's Supper Preparation
We will be partaking in the Lord's Supper this Sunday. We encourage you to prepare the elements prior to the service. If bread and/or grape products are unavailable, you may use other food and drink. 


Options in Senior Living
Sat, July 11 | 9am

If you or your family members are considering options for Senior Living, this will be very helpful for you to navigate the different questions such as: levels of assistance, public vs. private, and the financial side of the decision. It is so important to think ahead as sometimes the home that you would like to live in has a waitlist.  ur speaker and presenter will be Jamey MacDonald. Jamey serves as the CEO of Beulah Gardens. Jamey will walk you through some of the factors and considerations and have a Q&A time. This is not primarily a workshop on Beulah Gardens but Jamey is obviously equipped to answer questions about that particular option. 

To register, please send an email to  .

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