First Cornwallis Baptist Church

Upper Canard, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Church Covenant

This church covenant was first adopted in 2002 on the occasion of the church’s 195th anniversary. It speaks to our continuing commitment to serving God (Faith) and others (Hope) as well as one another (Love). The covenant logo below incorporates the three rings which are a traditional symbol of God and the Trinity, with people of various ages as a symbol of community and the profile of the church with the iconic bell which still calls us to worship and service. The background sunrise is a reminder of the new life which is our in Christ.


As a people sharing a common love for Jesus Christ and who seek a closer relationship with God we now joyfully, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, enter into covenant with one another:

To be a Community of Faith that comes together to worship in the presence of God and who participate in His ministry with our time, energy, ideas and resources.

To be a Community of Hope that expresses the Good News to our world in our example, service, and speech that others might also be drawn into relationship with God.

To be a Community of Love where all are accepted and where we support and share one another’s joys and burdens through prayer, encouragement, compassion and acts of kindness.

We will seek to honor this covenant in both good and difficult times for the glory of God.


Re-Opening First Cornwallis Baptist Church

The Deacons Board is delighted to announce that First Cornwallis will be opening its doors to the public for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started on October 11, 2020; Thanksgiving Sunday. Some of the ways in which our regular Sunday services ran prior to COVID-19 have changed and new safety measures are being taken.

To help you prepare and ease your worries about what is coming, the Deacons Board, in consultation with the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia Public Health, has prepared a COVID-19 Prevention Plan that will help us to worship together safely as we re-open.

Below is a quick summary of what you can expect:
  • Wearing a non-medical mask will be mandatory for anyone inside the church building at all times, unless they have a valid medical reason in accordance with regulations from Nova Scotia Public Health
  • Physical distancing must be adhered to while inside the church building
  • A pre-screening questionnaire will be given in the entryway of the church to ensure anyone worshipping with us is not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Visitors to our church will be asked to provide their name and contact information so they can be contacted in the event of a potential case of COVID-19 at the church
  • Offering will be collected at the entrance to the Sanctuary
  • The nursery will be closed until further notice
  • Communion will be discontinued until further notice
  • All high-contact surfaces in the church building will be disinfected before every service
  • There will be no hymnals, Bibles, or chorus books in the Sanctuary. All song lyrics and Scripture will be shown on the projector screen at the front of the Sanctuary
  • Congregational singing will only be allowed if they are wearing a non-medical mask
  • If there is a suspected potential case of COVID-19 in the church building, strict measures will be taken at that time to ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible

We hope that this helps you to understand what changes we have made to ensure that everyone worshipping with us is kept safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full copy of our COVID-19 Prevention Plan, please CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Deacons Board. We hope to see you on October 11th. May God bless us and continue to watch over us during these difficult times.
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