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In-Person Services Cancelled for January 2, 2022

On December 26, Pastor Bill attended the service and preached. Though he struggled through cold symptoms, he tested negative for COVID-19 twenty-four hours prior to attending church. 

Since then, both Pastor Bill and Heather, as well as family members, have tested positive for COVID-19. Overall, they are doing well and isolating at home for the recommended five-day period.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Elder Team has decided not to offer an in-person service this Sunday (January 2) but provide a pre-recorded message online from Pastor Bill’s new series. We hope to return to in-person services on January 9. 

Please continue to check Life onLine, our website, or call the church office for further updates.

We encourage everyone to remain diligent in practicing the recommended guidelines posted from Hamilton Public Health. 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

John VandenBerg

Elder Chair

In-Person Service @ 10:00 am

We are pleased to be provide one in-person service (at 50% capacity) at 10:00 am. The service will be streamed for the convenience of those watching at home.

Commencing Sunday February 6, we will be able to offer in-person Sunday school classes again. Until then, nursery and toddler care (up to age 3) is available. We invite parents to sit in the auditorium with their other children. Family-friendly components will be incorporated into the service.

Registration will continue each Monday (via email or telephone). Please let us know if you are unable to attend after registering.

Attendees will need to follow all COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are feeling ill, or have any COVID-19-like symptoms.
  • Wear a mask inside the church building.
  • Socially distance at 2 metres apart.
  • Stay in your seats and don’t move around to socialize prior to the service.
  • Drop-off and pick-up Sunday school children by one parent only. After pick-up, head outdoors immediately.

The church office will be closed until further notice. Emails will be answered, calls will be forwarded to Lindsay, and mail will be retrieved.  

We encourage those unable to attend in person to stay connected by streaming the service, receiving our weekly Life Online, and reaching out to one another.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

We will be streaming our Candlelight Christmas Eve service live on our Watch Live page.  Join us online this Friday at 7 pm.

This Sunday

We welcome guest speaker, Alex Busch, Director of Discipleship at LIFT Church.

We will be streaming our service live on our Watch Live page. Join us online this Sunday at 10 am. Watch any of our previous sermon videos on the On Demand page.

This Sunday

Speaker: Bill Thornton

Faith cannot turn falsehood into truth. Faith is not blind belief in the unbelievable, it is rational belief based on a preponderance of evidence. This five-week series will explore allegations against and arguments for the claims of Christianity. As a juror you’ll be expected to rule on the side of truth.

We will be streaming our service on our Watch Live page. Join us online this Sunday at 10:00 am. Watch any of our previous sermon videos on the On Demand page.

Dare to Believe (Fall) Campaign

In April 2019 we celebrated the Grand Opening of our $3 million dollar building expansion.  We now have an enlarged lobby and kitchen, new washrooms, an activity room and kids meeting room.  We praise God for his provision in allowing this dream to become a reality.  Of course, our ultimate objective is not an expanded facility, but having the space to advance the kingdom of Christ.  We invite you to invest in the future with us by committing to donate towards the remaining $1.551 million dollar loan.  Our goal is to receive a minimum of $160,000 each year over and above donations to the General Budget.  By doing so, may God “bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Conrinthians 9:8).

Small groups provide a way for participants to experience meaningful Christian community and enhance Christ-centred relationships through caring, praying, and studying together.  Choose one of the following in-person Life Groups or online E-Groups that best fits you.

Men’s Life Group

Bible Study

Type of small group: In-person
Location: FBC Forest Room
When: Tuesdays (Until December 8)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Details: A weekly discussion on scripture readings. Booklet provided, no cost.
Facilitator: Jim Coleman

Ladies Life Group

No Other Gods

Type of small group: In-person
Location: FBC Forest Room/Lobby
When: Mondays (Until December 7)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Details: A weekly study on “No Other Gods” by Kelly Minter. Workbook available for $20.00.
Facilitator: Jennifer Grabar

Mixed Group

Alpha Course

Type of small group: Online
When: Thursdays (Until December 10)
Time: 7:00 pm
Details: Alpha is an eight-week video series that explores the introductory beliefs of Christianity and allows for much discussion.  It is designed for those investigating Christianity or new believers wanting to learn the basics. No cost, no homework.
Facilitator: Heather Thornton

Mixed Groups

Thriving in Babylon

Type of small group: In-person
When: Sundays (Until December 13)
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Details: A bi-weekly discussion on the life of Daniel based on the book “Thriving in Babylon” by Larry Osborne. Books available to purchase.
Facilitator: Chris Robb

The Prodigal Son

Type of small group: Online for 20 to 40 year olds
When: Tuesdays (Until December 8)
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Details: A weekly discussion based on the video series by Matt Chandler entitled “The Prodigal Son.” Booklets available to purchase online but not required.
Facilitators: Justin & Brooke Anderson

Christianity & Science: Exploring Their Harmony

Type of small group: Online
When: Thursdays (Until December 10)
Time: 7:00-8:15 pm
Details: A weekly discussion of selected YouTube videos. No books, no cost.
Facilitator: Peter Riis

If you’re interested in exploring Christianity further, you can watch a brief video of Pastor Bill explaining the core message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Good News of Jesus Explained

If you’re interested in exploring Christianity further, you can watch a brief video of Pastor Bill explaining the core message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Stay Connected

A great way to stay informed and connected is by receiving our weekly Life Online update. You can also follow us on Facebook here.

Stay Connected

A great way to stay informed and connected is by receiving our weekly Life Online update. You can also follow us on Facebook here.

Children’s Ministries

Unfortunately, we are prevented from providing Sunday school at this time due to the Ontario government’s recent mandate. Thankfully, nursery and toddler care (up to age 3) is permitted and will be offered during the service. Stay connected with us by clicking the link below to receive updates and event information or follow us on Instagram @fbckidswaterdown or on Facebook at FBC Kids.

Youth Ministries

Our Jr & Sr High Youth Groups (for students in Grades 7-12) gather online on Thursdays at 7:30 pm for a time of building friendships, studying the Word, and laughing together.

Click below to visit our FBC Youth page for more information.

AWANA Clubs

Unfortunately, we are prevented from providing Awana at this time due to the Ontario government’s recent mandate.

Upcoming Events

Jr. High (EPIC) Kickoff

September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wild West Fall Fest

September 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jr. High (EPIC)

September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Facility Expansion

Learn About Our Ministries

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GENEROSITY
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TRANSFORMATION
WORSHIP