Welcome to the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms!

We seek to be a safe and welcoming environment in which Baptists can share all concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalised.

The CABF is a Canada-wide fellowship composed of both individuals and Churches. Currently, our member Churches are located in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta but we are open to receiving new members from any province or territory - click here for details.

Our Vision: Baptists freely seeking, living, sharing and celebrating justice, peace and love under the lordship of Christ.

Our Mission: We encourage and support churches, pastors, and other individuals to understand and affirm Baptist freedoms as they express their faith.

2022 Vincent Rushton Memorial Lecture 

The Vincent Rushton Memorial Lecture was given at the Port Williams United Baptist Church and is available on the CABF YouTube channel which you can access here.

TITLE: A Queer Invitation

Tamsin RobsonRe. Rick GunnTamsin Robson (they/she) and Rev. Rick Gunn (he/him) facilitated an afternoon of queer-affirming devotion, exploring music and liturgy with queer theology, and discussing what it means to truly invite the holy spectrum of queerness into church life. Two core questions guided us:

What is Heteronormativity and How Does It Relate to Church Life

The Importance of Education to Being Affirming: It’s More Than Marriage

 

Notices

CABF AGM

The CABF Annual General Meeting will be held via ZOOM on 20 October 2022 at 7pm. The Agenda and documents are available here. You can use the ZOOM link or the ID and pass code to join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 879 5228 5062

Passcode: 099815

P/T Youth Coordinator Needed

306598996 457126323112968 3423052195111946425 nBridgewater Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Youth Coordinator. For details contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gathering of Baptists Conference

Ray Aldred Headshot 2021 webOur friends in the Gathering of Baptists are hosting a Zoom event on Saturday October 29, 12:30 to 3:30 PM. The theme is The Doctrine of Discovery and the Church and the speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology, whose mission is to partner with the Indigenous Church through theological education. The cost is $15. Registration and other information is available here

Senior Pastor Search

The Port Williams United Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor. Applications are due by October 30, 2022. For further details click here.

Policy Revisions Adopted

Revisions to our Memorandum of Association, By-Laws and Credentials Policy, and the Policies and Procedures Manual were accepted by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, who also acts as the Registrar for the Nova Scotia Societies Act. Our new documents are posted under the Documents and Accreditation menu tabs.

50th Anniversary Celebration

ic large w900h600q100 yesterday today tomorrowWhat a wonderful time we had in Wolfville as we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the ABF-CABF! For a look at the program and to find links to various presentations, click here. A particularly poignant moment was the showing of a memorial slide set of some of those whose presence and leadership has meant so much. You can see it here.

Council Highlights

For details on what your Council is up to, check out the Council News menu tab under About Us.

Updates

Telling the Story of the CABF

Two videos have been produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms and its predecessor, the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship. Both videos are now on our CABF YouTube channel - watch and share them today!

CABF Voices - 5Oth Anniversary "Long"

CABF Voices - 50th Anniversary  "Short"

 

Donations

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You can donate to CABF through CanadaHelps.org - click on the image above. You will receive an immediate charitable receipt and your gift will be transferred to CABF.

CABF Bulletin Setpember 2022

Here is the latest edition of the CABF Bulletin! Click here or on the picture to start reading!

When Dues are Due! CABF Individual Membership is on a twelve (12) month basis, so annual dues of $20 are due one year following your last payment date. To make things easier for us, our intrepid Treasurer, David Allen, will notify you in advance of the expiration of your membership and has made arrangements for e-transfers directly to the CABF bank account. By using your own on-line banking e-transfer service to send your dues to cabftreasurer at gmail dot com (you know how to write that as an email address) you will save time, and a stamp!

50th Anniversary Lapel Pins

Anniversary Lapel PinLapel pins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ABF/CABF are available from the Treasurer at a cost of $10 each and can be obtained by sending an e-Transfer to cabftreasurer at gmail dot com (you know how to write that as an email address) and adding a name and mailing address in the “add a message” section of the e-Transfer or sending your request and a cheque to the Treasurer.