First Cornwallis Baptist Church

Upper Canard, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Updates & News

Christmas Eve Service for December 24th 2021

Christmas Eve

Dear folks,
Can you believe that Christmas is upon us once again? From our home to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas. Below you will find 3 links to our Christmas Eve Service. Due to a technical error, they are in 3 seperate videos. They are listed in order below. I apologize for any inconvenience.



Christmas Eve and Sunday Morning Services Cancelled.

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Good day everyone,

For the safety of our congregation and community, the Board of Deacons has decided to postpone services until January 12th 2022. Please stay tuned for further updates in the New Year. We will be posting our Christmas Eve Service here and on our Facebook page. 

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2022.

Kingswood Camp

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Phase 3 regulations allows camping this year! First Cornwallis Baptist Church is sponsoring kids to go to Kingswood Camp. You can find the application on-line. For more details please speak to Pastor Stephen, or our Treasurer, Josh. 

Drive-In Services Resume, AGAIN

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Good News! We have received clarification from the Government of Nova Scotia regarding faith based drive in services. We ARE permitted to meet as long as vehicles remain at a six foot (two metre) distance and we stay in our vehicles. There was an error on the Government website that they are currently working to fix. Hope to see you on Sunday at 10:30, WEATHER PERMITTING!


Information taken from the Nova Scotia Government Website: 

  • Drive-in or parking lot faith services and drive-in movie theatres need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and gathering limits, including:
    • service or movie is conducted over speakers or by remote radio broadcast
    • vehicles must be parked 2 metres (6 feet) apart in the parking lot, with the engine turned off
    • no contact between vehicles and people can’t exchange items between vehicles
    • you can only be in a vehicle with your household (the people you live with)
    • people need to remain in their vehicle while attending the service or move, unless accessing a washroom facility or concession stand while following gathering limits, social distancing and mask requirements



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Folks, it has been brought to our attention last minute that there are restrictions on Faith-Based Gatherings, limiting them to 10 people INCLUDING outdoor drive-in services. 


  • Outdoor faith gatherings (including drive-in services) can have up to 10 people.
    [Taken from Nova Scotia Website last updated June 4th 2021]

The deacons board has decided that we should not proceed with drive-in service tomorrow, June 6th 2021 and will seek clarification on this matter next week. Stay tuned for updates on next Sunday's service.



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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