Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council
The Wolfville Inter-Church Council was founded in 1970 by the churches in this area as a form of ecumenical Christian commitment to address perceived spiritual and social needs. The Council, which was renamed the Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council in 1978, has spun off numerous projects such as the Dorcas Shoppe to provide inexpensive clothing for low income families (since closed), Senior Citizen Housing which developed into Blomidon View Manor, the existing Meals-on-Wheels program, and most ambitious of all the Interchurch Housing Society which created decent affordable housing for poverty stricken families and whose success made it the subject of two National Film Board documentaries.
Since 1973 the Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council in conjunction with various community organizations such as the Wolfville Rotary Club and the Wolfville Lions Club has operated a Christmas Food Program. In 1979 a year round Emergency Food Relief program was added and the first general appeal for donations from the whole community was instituted. These two food programs currently represent the major on-going social commitment of the Council and cover the area in which the supporting congregations are located.
Visit our website at www.waicc.org
The Village of Port Williams
A Thriving Agricultural Waterside Community Rich in History and Natural Beauty
The residents of Port Williams are fortunate to live in a thriving agricultural community with state-of-the-art schools, continuous residential growth, business opportunities, fine recreational facilities, easy access to all amenities, all surrounded by the beauty of Minas Basin tides and dyke lands. Its history is rich with the legacy of the Mi’kmaq, Acadians, and Planters. Its future is bright with the promise of those who choose to live, work and raise their families here.
For more information on Port Williams, visit our website at www.portwilliams.com
Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches
The CABC is a ministry partnership of over 500 Baptist churches in Eastern Canada, whose role it is to resource pastors, churches, and people, and to facilitate shared mission on behalf of the churches.
To learn more about the ministries and activities of the Convention, visit www.baptist-atlantic.ca
Canadian Baptist Ministries
Canadian Baptist Ministries is an extension of the mission of Baptist churches across Canada and around the world. As part of the worldwide family of Baptist churches, CBM represents one of the largest networks of faith in the Protestant world. Canadian Baptists are one of the most multi-cultural denominations in Canada, worshiping in 32 different languages on any given Sunday in almost as many diverse worship styles.
To learn more about Canadian Baptist Ministries, including The Sharing Way, our relief & development organization, visit www.cbmin.org
Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms
The Canadian Association of Baptist Freedoms (formerly the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship) was formed over forty years ago by a group of Baptist lay people and ministers in Atlantic Canada who conceived it as a way of pursuing certain converging interests. First, they wanted to witness to historical Baptist principles. They also wanted to be involved with non-Baptist communions in joint worship, social action and ecumenical discussions on the nature of the Church. Finally, they wished to create a safe and welcoming environment where Baptists could share concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalized. The CABF is not an executive body, carrying out programs, and advocating positions. It is a consultative body with the following aims:
- To witness to the freedom implicit in the voluntary principle in religion which is the essence of the traditional Baptist position;
- To affirm and celebrate Baptist participation in, and witness to the whole, visible, catholic and evangelical church of Jesus Christ;
- To promote peace and understanding amongst people of all faiths;
- To provide a forum for the discussion of doctrinal and ethical questions and social issues and policies in that spirit of tolerance and mutual respect which issues from Christian love;
- To provide accreditation to clergy and chaplains;
- And to associate and co-operate with other like-minded organizations, such as the Atlantic Ecumenical Council, The Canadian Council of Churches, The Gathering of Baptists, and the Alliance of Baptists.
To learn more about the CABF, visit www.c-abf.ca