Community Outreach & Missions
Wolfville Baptist has a long history of helping people during difficult times. We also partner with other local organizations
A local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the church on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:00. If you are interested in meeting with this group, please stop by the church office and you will be directed to the parlour where the group meets.
People needing support with their food addictions are encouraged to join in on Friday mornings from 10:30 am-11:30 am. Please follow the "foot steps" on the floor to the parlour.
Open Arms/Inn From the Cold
Open Arms is an independent Christian street ministry to those in crisis. Their mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ by bringing both peace and provision to lives in crisis, however they got there. To serve troubled and hurting people; helping them discover their value before God and their place in community. They are located in Kentville across from the Cornwallis Inn, 902 365 3665.
Open Arms provides oversight and coordination of seven local churches which function as emergency shelters for the Valley region (Windsor - Middleton) during the colder months. The goal of the “Inn From the Cold” program is to provide temporary shelter during the winter months (October - April). It enlists the support and participation of several churches in Central Kings to provide temporary shelter on a night to night rotating basis. Each church group covers one night per week to provide overnight shelter and breakfast for their guest(s). Shelters usually open at 10:00 PM and close by 8:00 AM. Guests are brought to the shelter site each night between 10:00 PM and 11:30 PM by a Police / RCMP escort after the police have completed screening each guest.
Wolfville Area Food Bank
The Food Bank is located in the church basement and is open two Thursdays of the month (generally the first full week of the month and two weeks later). Each Wolfville area household can access the Food Bank once every thirty days. Call 542 0040 to register before the Food Bank day. Please bring all family member health cards.
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Miriam Ross Women's Missionary Society
The WMS meet at 2:00pm, the first Wednesday of each month in the Church Parlour. Although it began as a women’s organization, men who would like to join are welcome.
Their main focus is on praying for missionaries, learning about them and the work they do for the kingdom, and helping to support them with offerings.
Different members take turns having a devotional message and there is a program which is planned by the program committee. A program packet from the United Baptist Women's Missionary Union/Atlantic Baptist Women (UBWMU/ABW) is sent to the group each year and some of the programs come from that material; sometimes we have a guest speaker, and in June there usually is a Bring and Buy which is a fun evening where we auction things which members bring. The money goes to a special project. We take part in the Convention Home Mission project, which this year is supporting ADC students with prayer and care packages. Each year we read books recommended by the Reading Course committee of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. There are also books of the Bible which are recommended each year. Most of our members subscribe to the Tidings publication, which not only keeps us up to date on what is happening on the mission fields but also has some interesting and practical articles for general reading.
Canadian Baptist Ministry Partners
Aaron & Erica Kenny
Aaron and Erica Kenny serve as Africa Team Leaders, providing continental leadership and support for CBM’s team, partnerships, and programs. In addition, the Kennys direct CBM’s Muslim Ministries in Kenya where they are involved in strengthening local churches in reaching out to their Muslim neighbors through integral mission. They are leading peace and reconciliation initiatives, self-help groups, literacy projects, food security and micro-enterprise development.” At the heart of integral mission is the great command to love God and to love our neighbors – these two cannot be separated.”