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.

An Important Note Regarding COVID-19

March 17th 2020

After careful consideration, it has been decided by the board of Deacons to forgo services for the following two Sundays: March 22nd & 29th. This includes cancellation of Apple Pie Day on Wednesday, March 18th, Choral Group Practices, and Men's Breakfast. The board will re-evaluate in two weeks time and an update will be given. Stay tuned for updates on our website and the First Cornwallis Baptist Church Facebook Page. 


MARCH 16th 2020
A NOTE FROM OUR YOUTH GROUP

"At First Cornwallis Baptist Youth, the health and safety of our youth are our first priority. As such, in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and after careful consideration of all factors, we have decided to postpone our annual Apple Pie Day fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. We want to thank all who were planning on coming to assist for your support. We are hoping to re-schedule this fundraiser for a later date in April; providing this virus has passed. For anyone who purchased pies, should you wish to cancel your order, please contact us directly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding."

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