Canadian Baptist of Western Canada
Archive for 2017

For the love of Peace River, and other happenings around CBWC

  In June the First Baptist Church of Peace River, AB spend a full day in service of the city, for the love of Peace River. Church members volunteered all over town to show their love of the community in a God-inspired way. Chelsea Freidt who organized the event says,”We just want people to know that we […]

Meet your new Executive Minister!

As of July 1, 2017 Rob Ogilvie is the new Executive Minister of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. He’s been a CBWC member, pastor, and Regional Minister for a long time, and he’s done so throughout our various regions. So lots of you already know Rob, but for those who don’t and for those […]

Stories from the Calgary office: Budgeting for ministry work

The CBWC Calgary Office & Director of Administration and Finance This the beginning of a series of articles exploring the work of CBWC’s Calgary office. The Calgary office the hub of daily operations, and lots of great stories come out of their work. We want to share some of them with you over the coming […]

The Gathering 2017 Roundup

It feels like half a year past, but it was really just over a month ago that CBWC delegates and staff swarmed Calgary for the biennial Gathering. Last month’s newsletter we talked about the vote to adopt UNDRIP as a framework for (re)conciliation, and shared a few photos from the event. But a lot more […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 26

Adieu… loosely translated “to God” Dear friends, …for so I have begun to call so many of you over these last 12 years. Summer is finally arriving for so many of us. Under Tammy Klassen and her able team SERVE begins next week in Brandon, MB. Rob Ogilvie, our new Executive Minister has been overlapping […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 25

Directions Dear friends, Not all of you have access to the annual Assembly Report nor for that matter reports to the CBWC Board. I thought it would be of interest to share with you my gratefulness for having worked over this last 12 years with the following outstanding BUWC/CBWC Presidents: Sam Chaise, David Simpson, Jan […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 24

Your Governance is Showing Dear friends, We take great pride in congregational governance but very few of us know what that means in theory or in practice. Often, we describe ourselves as what we are not rather than what we are. We are not like those folk down the road who are always having church […]

News & Notes Vol 13 No. 23

Transitions and Stories Dear friends, First, I would like to thank so many of you for your prayers, cards, notes, thoughts and recollections of my father Roy Bell who passed away on May 11. My father passed on a Thursday but his condition had begun to worsen on the previous Friday so while he was in somewhat poor health […]

News & Notes Vol 13. No. 22

Items for Prayer Dear friends, The camping season is beginning a full earnest now as staff prepare for the summer onslaught of students at all our camps: Keats Camps, BC – Ryan Friesen, Executive Director Zao Outdoor Ministries, BC – Mattias Morrison, Ministry Coordinator Gull Lake Centre, AB – Steve Roadhouse, Executive Director Mill Creek […]

Farewell Jeremy Bell

At the end of June, we will say goodbye to the irreplaceable Reverend Jeremy Bell at the completion of his term as CBWC’s Executive Minister, a position he filled, invigorated and strengthened for 12 years. His leadership and loquaciousness are legendary. His humour and deep love of people are cherished. His historian’s mind that effuses […]