First Cornwallis Baptist Church

Upper Canard, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Anniversary Window


The 200th Anniversary Window

The Sower in the Valley

Dedicated October 31st, 2010

whole windowIn 2007 the congregation of First Cornwallis Baptist voted to begin a fund with the aim of creating a stained glass window as a permanent marker “to celebrate God's work, honor our predecessors and enhance the worship space.” Over the next three years monies were raised through ‘toonie containers,’ special events and memorial donations. In 2009 the congregation was invited to offer suggestions for the window’s theme and a stain glass artist was employed to design a window based on those submissions.  In 2010, during the centennial year of this building, enough funds were raised to complete the project. lower window 1

 

  The window features Jesus as the Sower from Luke 8. A background view of Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basin indicates Jesus is planting His Word in this valley. To the right a ship in full sail represents the Church and the numerous missionaries and ministers who have gone out from First Cornwallis to serve God both at home and overseas. To the left a dove in full flight symbolizes the Holy Spirit moving among God’s people. Branches of apple blossoms in the window arch are iconic symbols both of the Annapolis Valley and God’s desire for His people to bear fruit.

fan window

The window’s theme celebrates God’s work in a history of churches planted, workers sent and lives changed. Just as importantly, the vision of Jesus at work planting His Word is an important message to present and future community at First Cornwallis.  As we enter to worship, God continually calls His people to sow the seeds of His Word and reap the harvest He is preparing in our time. Our prayer is that those who follow will be constantly reminded of the ongoing purpose and mission of the Church.

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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