First Cornwallis Baptist Church

Upper Canard, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Wreaths & Giving

Since the building will be closed during Christmas, anyone wishing to pick up the wreaths they donated in memory/honour of a loved one, please phone the Parsonage and Pastor Stephen will open the building and help you retrieve them. 

 

Also, if you are interested in giving over Christmas and you are wondering how to do so, here is a letter from Joshua Lohnes, Treasurer:





 

In light of the fact that we have been unable to have regular Sunday services for the past two weeks, and for the next little while, I have had some members asking how they can continue to give their tithes and offerings. I have come up with two ways to continue donating to our church until regular services resume.

 

First, if you wish to pay through online banking, you can send an Interac e-transfer directly from your bank account. This will then be deposited into the church’s account. The email address to use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you do this, please use this as the security question: “What is this money for?”. The answer should be “offering”. If you are unsure of how to send an Interac e-transfer, please contact your bank and they can help you through the process.

 

Second, for those preferring more traditional methods of giving, you can simply mail a cheque to me and I will deposit it at the bank branch myself. If you choose to give this way, please ensure you include one of your offering envelopes with it so I can be sure it gets recorded properly. My mailing address is: 9358A Commercial Street New Minas, NS B4N 3E9. Alternatively, you can drop offerings off at the parsonage and Pastor Stephen will ensure I receive them.

 

A reminder that our Pre-Authorized Giving Plan is still available. This allows you to give each month without having to remember to bring your offering to church and is directly deposited into the church’s bank account. If you wish to register for this, please speak with me.

 

Please do not feel obligated to give during this time. I am simply providing the opportunity for those who wish to do so. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask me directly or call me at 902-880-6442. Thank you.

 

Joshua Lohnes

Treasurer – First Cornwallis Baptist 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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