Crandall Public Lecture Series – “Denominations Are in Transition” @ Crandall University
Nov 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Crandall University is hosting a public lecture about the future of denominations, with responses from denominational leaders, on Thurs Nov 23 (7-9pm).  Church leaders no longer identify with their denomination’s distinctive beliefs — compared to previous decades.  Are other organizations — for example, megachurch networks — taking up the work of denominations?

Adam Stewart, Crandall sociology professor, will explain trends over the past two decades in one denomination. New research revealed that Pentecostal Assemblies (PAOC) church leaders do not focus on long-time denominational distinctives like Spirit baptism and speaking in tongues. Church leader success now seems to lie in doing what evangelical pastors all do.

A panel of leaders will discuss the future of the Wesleyan, Baptist (CBAC) and Pentecostal (PAOC) denominations after Adam’s presentation:

  • H C Wilson — District Superintendent, Wesleyan Church
  • ·David Morehouse – CBAC lead pastor
  • Paul Pattison – PAOC lead pastor

What do these leaders see, fear, and hope for their church organizations in the future?

Hope to see you there. Light refreshments to follow.

Day of Prayer for Religious Freedom
Nov 26 all-day
Day of Prayer for Religious Freedom

Sunday, November 26 is a day set apart to pray for the successful resolution of the Trinity Western University law school case, which will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30 and December 1. This day of prayer is an initiative of the EFC and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. The far-reaching potential implications of the Trinity Western case also makes this a day to pray for the future of religious freedom in Canada. Download a free one-page PDF that summarizes the facts and explains why this is important at Download the pdf at PrayReligiousFreedom2017.

Christmas Music Night @ Dawson Settlement Baptist Church
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM

Christmas Music Night at Dawson Settlement Baptist Church on Sunday, November 26 at 7PM.  Each area church is invited to provide one or two musical selections.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will close out the evening.  Merry Christmas!

Community Christmas Carol Festival @ Gunningsville Baptist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 PM

Community Christmas Carol Festival         “The Warmth of Christmas”

Sponsored by the Riverview Ministerial Association.   Please bring a donation for the Albert County Food Bank.   A Free Will Offering will also be received.

Go Tell @ Hopewell Hill Baptist Church
Dec 8 @ 7:00 PM
Go Tell @ Hopewell Hill Baptist Church

Go Tell!’ Christmas Tour 2017 Join us for a dramatic recitation of the Christmas Scriptures with sacred songs and carols.  Go Tell 2017 Program


Community Christmas Celebration @ Alma Activity Center
Dec 10 @ 6:30 PM

There will be a Community Christmas Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 pm, at the Alma Activity Center.  All are welcome, your talent and Christmas snacks are appreciated. Come and celebrate Christmas with us!

Salem Christmas Concert @ Salem Baptist Church
Dec 10 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us at the Salem Baptist Church,  on Sunday, December 10th at 6:30 PM
for our Christmas Concert.

Birthday Party for Jesus @ Weldon Baptist Church
Dec 11 @ 6:30 PM

You are cordially invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus with us. Don’t be late and miss the fun! The program will include birthday party games and a free will offering will be collected to help New Life Mission families. Cake and light snacks will be provided as well.