Martensville Baptist Church
Our services look a little different these days! For those of you who have joined us in church on Sundays, we want to thank you for coming. It’s wonderful to worship together again, even if it’s a smaller group. We look forward to seeing many more of you as Fall schedules begin and regular routines kick in.
Whether in person or online, it’s important to take time to worship together. If you are NEW with us, WELCOME! We encourage you to fill out the ONLINE COMMUNICATION card.
9:00 & 10:15 & 11:30 am
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
OR … JOIN US FOR ONLINE CHURCH
We invite you to join us for our Online Service. On our home webpage, you will find a link to our LIVE STREAM Sunday Services. The services will be LIVE at their scheduled start time and will be available to view until Wednesday afternoon of the following week. We hope you enjoy the service and that you will join us every Sunday if you are not feeling comfortable to come in person. (NOTE: If it’s not working try refreshing your screen.)
Online Communication Card:
Sunday Children’s Ministries
Nursery, Toddler Room, Pre-School Room– These ministries will remain closed until further guidelines are given to churches from the provincial government.
* Provided restrictions lift and we are able to host these ministries, we will be looking for a Pre-School Ministry Coordinator. If you are interested in knowing more about this role, contact Pastor Aaron.
KidWorthy (Age 4- Gr.4)
Children’s Church: We will be continuing on our Gospel Project for Kids Curriculum on Sunday mornings during each of our services. To learn more about Sunday morning children’s ministries, read this letter from Pastor Aaron. COVID GUIDELINES FOR RELAUNCH. For children who wish to remain in the main service, we will provide a KidWorthy bulletin. Please bring your own coloring or writing supplies.
If you wish to use our KidWorthy curriculum with your children on Sunday mornings at home, please join the “KidWorthy Parents Pre K- Gr.5 Group” on Church Center. Quick Link to join the group: parents-of-kidworthy-pre-k-gr-5
- Please note the NEW SERVICE TIMES for FALL 2020. Because of limited seating during COVID, we are offering THREE SERVICES each Sunday Morning. Remember that you STILL NEED TO REGISTER for your Service of choice.
- We are now offering LIVE STREAMING of our services. What does that mean for you? Well, it means that the video for each service is LIVE at the service times and will be available to view until Wednesday noon. You can go to the church webpage, just as you have been doing, and click on the Live Stream Service Button with the time of your choice. The service will begin LIVE, at the scheduled service times. If you are unable to join in person or during those times, an audio recording of the sermon will be posted under the Sermon Link as we have done in the past.
Sunday, Sept. 27: 7 PM: Prayer Gathering (At the church)
Tuesday, October 6: 6 PM: Olympians begins
Wednesdays, Starting Sept 30: 1:30 PM: Crafty Pins and Needles at Lorraine’s house. Only 4 people per event and you must register by emailing Lorraine at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. (We are often closed for lunch.)
For general inquiries, you can email email@example.com. If you need to reach one of the Pastors, please call them individually. Their numbers are in your Church Directory.
OLYMPIANS: (Mid-week program for kids K – Gr 5)
We are excited to begin a new year of Olympians. Although it may look a little different, we are planning to start meeting Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:30 beginning October 6. There will be Bible teaching, small group activities and opportunities to earn bucks to spend at the store. Due to the present COVID-19 guidelines for group gatherings, we will have to put a limit on the number of kids that can be present each week. We are giving families the option of registering and working from home or attending in person. Once the maximum number of in-person registrations has been reached, any new registrations will be put on a waiting list. We encourage those on the waiting list to work from home until we are able to accommodate them in person. The cost is $35 per child or $60 for a family. You can register and pay on the church center app. or by contacting the church. Much of the planning will depend on the number of registrations we receive. If you are thinking about joining Olympians this year please register as soon as possible, before the in-person spots are filled.
CURRENT UPDATE: Olympians will be restarting on Oct. 6! All the in-church spots have been filled but we still welcome new registrations to work from home until we are able to accommodate you at church.
The Olympians Relaunch Plan is now available on the church website. Click here to view it.
FINANCIAL UPDATE – AUGUST 2020
August Budget: $46,894
July Giving: $39,840
August Giving: $40,319
August Expenses: $42,405
Jan-Aug Budget: $375,152
Jan-Aug Giving: $326,159
Jan-Aug Expenses: $349,283
As you can imagine, we still count on your Giving during this time to continue the ministries of MBC. Thank you for continuing to give as we navigate through these challenging and uncertain times. Please note the “Ways to Give” listed below.
Ways to Give:
- ONLINE GIVING: Church Center GIVING is now available. Please note that a fee per gift will be charged to the church.
- E-transfer donations: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a note to say what the funds are covering.
- Pre-Authorized Payment: Forms are available to register for PAP. Contact us to get this form.
- Drop off a cheque or cash at the church on a Sunday morning or at the office during office hours.
For more info on Church Center, Receipts, and Contact Info for our Financial Administrator CLICK HERE.
DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES – SEPT 2020
Groups will look to resume in September. If you are interested in joining a group, registered for an open group on Churchcenter or contact Pastor Aaron for more info.
Continuing to meet as a community is such a vital part of our faith journey. We encourage you to sign up for a group. If there is a shortage of groups, Leaders will be trained and more groups will be available.
At MBC we want to encourage, challenge, and equip you in your prayer life. Each month on our church website we will have a new prayer focus for the month. We encourage you to read the new posts each month and contemplate how God could be challenging you to grow in this discipline. Every month we will be looking to have a prayer gathering at the church. Watch for dates and times.
Moms In Prayer will meet once a month to join in guided prayer, focussing on school age children. This is open to anyone who feels called to lift up children that they love with other believers. It has been amazing to see how God has worked through our prayers in the past, regardless of how pretty or stumbling our words are. Our first meeting will be Thursday, Sept 10th at 1 pm in Dawn Rietdijk’s backyard. Come and experience the truth of Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Spiritual Gifts Assessment:
Fall 2020 will be like no other! Don’t miss out on how God could be calling you to serve Him. Pastor Aaron has compiled a Spiritual Gift Assessment that can take a few weeks. Email Pastor Aaron for the packet. Learn how God has gifted you. Then learn to be obedient in those gifts.
New Fall Group options (Watch for dates and details to come):
The Discipleship Journey- This resource is available for anyone who is serious about becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus. This 1-year commitment will take you through the basics of our faith and theology, while applying the practical element of our faith when Jesus said, “Go and make disciples.” This will be a week to week commitment where you and a discipler will meet and grow in the faith together. Become a disciple that makes disciples! For more info, Contact Pastor Aaron.
Register on Churchcenter here:
Fresh Hope Group– We will be hosting a group that will be helping encourage people who wrestle with mental health. Anita Gawluk along with other leaders will be leading a weekly group that will be going through Fresh Hope. This study will look to wrestle through the topic of mental health while providing biblical worldviews and faith-based solutions. For more info contact Anita Gawluk.
Register on Groups here:
The Bible Course (TBD)– The Bible course is designed to help people learn more about the Bible. Whether you are a new believer or have walked with God for some time, this course would be great to take as it will inspire you to dig deeper into God’s word. Come and learn about the most popular book that has ever been written, while learning about its origins and the truth of the gospel message. You can check out the Bible course promo video here;
The men’s ministry team is looking for more men who may be interested in helping out. If you have a passion to lead other men in their faith journey please contact Pastor Aaron.
Roles to be filled: Men’s Ministry Coordinator, Men’s Team Planning Group
Watch for information on this ministry…. coming soon.
Our Church subscribes to RIGHT NOW MEDIA. This online video library is full of discipleship training, leadership training, video Bible studies, and a great kids video section.
Sign up by emailing Pastor Aaron to receive your free subscription. email@example.com
At Martensville Baptist Church we believe everyone is on a spiritual journey. We are committed to walking with people as they discover the relationship God wants to have with them and help them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. These are difficult times. But don’t be afraid. God knows what happening. He has not abandoned us. In fact, He is working through this situation in ways that we could not imagine. Pray for each, for your neighbours and for our world. If you have any questions or need to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to call the church office at 306-931-2688. You can leave a message there and one of our pastors will return your call.