Ministries & Events

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Learning for Life

Sunday Morning, 9:30 - 10:30, September to June

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Adults: Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

The Evangelists, Hays argues, summon readers to a conversion of the imagination. The Gospel writers conveyed the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, using the Old Testament to frame their message.

The Evangelists' use of scriptural echo beckons readers to believe the extraordinary. Read more.

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Learning for Life: Coming up in 2018

  • Summer break June - September. 

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Learning for Life & Events – Past Sessions

Family Worship Time

Sunday Morning, 11:00 - 12:00+ (10:00 - 11:00+ July and August)

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Family Worship

Join us for Scripture reading, praise, worship, confession, prayer, learning, encouragement and a call to be salt and light in our communities.

Children age 3 to grade 6 come to the front of the church for "Children's Story Time". They are then dismissed to Still Waters Worship Centre and The Oasis in the lower level. Several times each year, worship services are intentionally arranged with all ages in mind. The children remain upstairs and are given the chance to participate in the service. These include Nov 21 - Reign of Christ, Dec 24 Christmas Eve, Mar 6 Transfiguration Sunday, Apr 24 Easter, June 12 Pentecost - all high holy days.

Prepare for the coming week's worship and lesson.

Background for understanding the elements of Family Worship.

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Nursery (Birth to age 3)

A volunteer rotation of screened adults and teens provide care and love for the smallest ones in our congregation. As they play and share together, their caregivers seek to demonstrate God’s love to them by providing a safe and fun place for little ones to be.

Video connection of the worship service is provided for parents who wish to stay in the nursery with their children.

Coordinated by Cheryl J., lower auditorium, north east classroom/nursery.

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Still Waters Worship Centre (Age 4 to Gr 2, ages 4-6)

Girls and boys listen for God’s voice as they tell stories from the Bible using figures and sets. They then respond through creative art work or tactile play, pray for one another, and share a feast together.

Learn more about Godly Play, the teaching model we use for this age group, here 1, 2, 3, and video demonstration.

Dates: September 11 to June 24th with a two week break over Christmas.

Coordinated by Jennifer D and Jacqui M, facilitated by various adults, lower level, east middle classroom.

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The Oasis – (Grade 2 to 6, ages 7-11)

We’re on a journey together through God's story in our big desert tent. We’ll really get to know the big parts of that story while we cook, play games, act, paint, perform science experiments, and more!
Learn more about the Workshop Rotation model used for 'The Oasis'.

On the following special days we celebrate with Church Services designed for all ages: November 24 - Christ the King, December 25 - Christmas Day, February 26 - 1st Sunday in Lent, April 8 - Easter, and May 27 - Pentecost.

Dates: September 11 to June 24th with a two week break over Christmas.

Coordinated by Joel Russell-MacLean, facilitated by various adults, lower level, Oasis tent, SE classroom.

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Time for Friends

Fall, winter and spring, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, lower auditorium. Summer outside.

This is a great opportunity for getting to know each other better and to meet new friends while enjoying beverages and cookies.

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New Friends in Christ

Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 pm, except first Sunday of each month when both congregations meet together in the morning to worship and celebrate Holy Communion.

The New Friends in Christ congregation worships in the Karen and Burmese languages. Approximately 150 people are part of this group. Contact Pastor Thang or Pastor Zabiak.

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Shut-in Ministry

Video/audio tapes of the morning service are provided to those members of our congregation who are not able to attend in person.

Contact the church secretary at 359-1450, ext 0.

Weekly Ministries and Events

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Tuesday Night Together (TNT)

TNT was formed to provide an opportunity for the family to be together. There's just so much going on Tuesday nights, you won't want to miss it!

  • Supper: 5:15 - 6:00 pm, lower hall
    A tantalizing supper is prepared by our own talented chefs and served at 5:15 to 6:00 pm. The cost is $6 per adult, $2 for children (2-12 years), or $15 per family.
  • Adults: 6:00 - 7:00 pm, JuBELLation, Sanctuary
    6:00 - 7:15 pm, Adult Discussion Group, Library

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Achievers Bible Study (Seniors)

The Achievers Bible Study meets every second Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Regular luncheons, ministry and outings also form part of life together for this diverse group of 55+ years people both within and outside of First Baptist Church. Our goal is to enhance the lives of senior adults by ministering to their physical, mental, spiritual, educational and social needs.

For more information contact Norma H. or visit the Achievers web site.

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Achievers Luncheon

The Achievers meet together for noon luncheons on the fourth Thursday of most months. We share our humor and stories, warm fellowship, and a tantalizing catered meal at noon (September-November, January-April). Guest musicians and speakers add to the interest and inspiration of our times together. There is always good food, good fellowship and good encouragement.

Plan to attend and bring a friend or two with you.

For more information contact John Nelson at 306-359-1450, or visit the Achievers web site.

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Voice – Women’s Book Discussion Club

The "Voice" Group is a Women's literature group which meets bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. Please view the current book study.

Contact: Laureen S. or Martha P.

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Wednesday Morning Prayer Breakfast

A Prayer Breakfast is held every Wednesday Morning at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Lower Hall of the Church. Join a small group for fellowship and food as we pray for our church community, people and programs.

Contact: Bill S. or Hilary R.

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Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is a group of volunteers who pray for the activities, staff and members of the Church, and any concerns and requests that are brought forth. As well, the Church staff prays each week on a rotating basis for Church members listed in our directory.

Prayer concerns may be communicated online or phoned in to P. Bretz (306-757-3176) or the church office (306-359-1450). Prayer for healing and/or anointing with oil (James 5:14) should be communicated to A. Robinson 306-761-1458.

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Library

First Baptist Church Library contains over 2000 books from over 700 publishers dating back to rare volumes from around 1900s (we have books from every year since 1880). A wide selection and variety of Christian adult/youth fiction, commentaries, Christian life, and Christian biography are to be found. The library receives donations of about 30 books per month.

Contact Collin C. Email

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Small Groups

A number of people meet in small groups for prayer, learning, encouragement and fun. Some groups are more outreach oriented. Some of these are formally organized by the church, others happen spontaneously.

If you'd like to know about the small groups that currently exist, contact Joel Russell-MacLean, 359-1450, ext 25; email.

If you'd like to know how more about starting a small group, contact Martha P.

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Recreation — T’hai Chi

Saturday, 9:30-10:30 am. Devotion & Prayer 10:30-11:00 am. First Baptist Place, 2153 Smith St.

The slow and graceful movements of T'ai Chi relax and strengthen the body and mind, help to relieve stress, develop flexibility, co-ordination and balance.  All good exercise programmes are valuable - Tai Chi seems to be particularly helpful with fibromyalgia.  We do not take ourselves too seriously - the laughter and camaraderie we share also contribute to better mental health.

Baptist Tai Chi is celebrating many years at FBC. Most enthusiasts find the exercise meaningful and remain for devotions and prayer which follows.

For some participants this is their only "church" experience. It is safe and meaningful and they are warmly welcomed.

Contact: Dr. James P., 306-757-5724.

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Youth Group

Youth Group is for ages 12-18. The group meets 7:00 pm (most) Fridays for a mix of prayer, Bible study and fun activities. Contact Pastor Joel for more info: [email protected] or 306-359-1450.

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Kindness, compassion, witness, outreach

As Christians we touch people throughout our day. Personal daily Bible Study, prayer and meditation provide the impetus and power for Christ to live in us so that we can live righteously and effectively in the world. Whether it be simple acts of kindness, or intentional activities of love, we encourage you to be faithful to God's calling to be salt and light in your world.

Music Ministries

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Sanctuary Choir

Our group of singing enthusiasts enjoy fellowship and musical expression together. This choir offers strong support in worship ten months of the year, as well as special seasonal services. The choir is regularly enriched by new members who join their "caring choir community". All are welcome.

Practice times: Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Contact: Rev. John Nelson, 359-1450, ext 29; email

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FBC Orchestra

Instrumentalists of all ages and abilities are invited to come together to play their instruments in an orchestra that is formed during the Advent or Lenten seasons. Some instrumentalists from the Regina community may be invited as well.

Contact: Rev. John Nelson, 359-1450, ext 29; email

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JuBELLation

Our handbell choirs perform monthly and are featured more frequently during the festive seasons of the church year. JuBELLation has an experienced and dedicated core ensemble, but it is always ready to include new ringers - High School to Adults. Optional performances at handbell festivals and concerts afford members added growth.

Youth/Adult, Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
Contact: Rev. John Nelson, 359-1450, ext 29; email

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Exaltation

This unique mixed ensemble features a rich mosaic of repertoire styles and tastes. The section size and blend is maintained by the director.

Exaltation prepares repertoire for Christmas, Easter and special presentations. Rehearsal times are scheduled on Sunday immediately following the morning service for approximately one hour, 4-5 weeks prior to special events.

Contact: Rev. John Nelson, 359-1450, ext 29; email

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“First Song” Concert Series

Developed as both a church and community inreach/outreach, "First Song" Concert Series presents eight to twelve concerts each year ranging from special church and community events to nationally acclaimed performers.

Coordinator: Rev. John Nelson, 359-1450, ext 29; email

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Meet Your Musician

MYM is held in May and is dedicated to the exploration and singing of church music under the direction of a notable guest conductor from Canada or the United States. MYM celebrates the traditions of Choral Music.

This is a musical highlight for choir members, directors, vocalists, instrumentalists, teachers/pastors or music appreciators. It is a unique opportunity to join with 120+ musicians in this celebration of music making. See the website2013 brochureonline registration and program bulletin for the May 10-12, 2013 event. 2013 is the 26th Anniversary of this outstanding choral music event.

Contact: Rev. John Nelson, 359-1450, ext 29; email

Congregational Care

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Congregational Care – Overview

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to the fellowship, and to the breaking of the bread, and to prayer." - Acts 2:42 NIV.  "So in Christ we who are many form one body with many members, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5 NIV.

We exist to develop healthy followers of Jesus Christ within a healthy spiritual community. We equip, encourage and empower members to care for each other. We achieve this through care groups, one-on-one support, and hospitality.
Learn more by reading our Terms of Reference.

To get connected, contact the church, or Merv and Carol H - co-chairs, or Rosemary W. - Diaconate liaison, or John  N. - Pastoral liaison.

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Small Groups – People Caring for People

"And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some." Hebrews 10:24,25.

People gather weekly, bi-weekly or monthly in small groups, usually in homes. People come together around similar interests, such as Bible study, outreach initiatives, available schedules, recreational or cultural activities, etc. The four common traits of all small groups are:

  • Upward focus: praise, thanksgiving and sharing about God's grace in our lives
  • Inward focus: mutual listening, support, encouragement, confession, forgiveness, strengthening, discipleship building
  • Outward focus: practical service and outreach into both the local and beyond our local community
  • Downward focus: a time of bowing in prayer, where we lift each other, and others, up to God's care.

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One-on-one Caring

"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2, NRSV.

A team of trained volunteers is being developed for one-on-one caring. We plan to be up-and-running in 2016.

We are trained through Stephen Ministries, which is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministry congregations (of which there are over 12,000) equip and empower lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centred care to people who are hurting.

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Hospitality

"Whatever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me." - Matthew 25:40

We encourage, equip, and facilitate opportunities for people to provide hospitality. Hospitality refreshes our lives, revitalizes our church, and reaches our world.

People provide hospitality by inviting others into their homes, or out to lunch.  Once a month we facilitate "Meet Ups," "Linger Longer Lunches," or "Hospitality Sundays." After each Sunday church service the "Time for Friends" in the lower hall allows us to reconnect over coffee and cookies. Throughout the year there are also special events which draw our community together.

Special Summer Events

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FBC Regina Picnic

Join us in early June for a great time of fun, food and activities. The picnic is usually held on beautiful Willow Island from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. A great time for young and old alike.

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Backyard Barbecues


Barbecues
are at 5:00 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages are provided. Please remember to bring a lawn chair and a friend.

Events are held during July, August and September. Watch the FBC Regina Bulletin or this website for times and locations.

Contact: FBC Regina church office to sign up or host a Barbecue.
Email, Phone: 359-1450 ext 0.

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Patio Parties


Patio Parties
are at 6:30 p.m.

A dessert and beverages are provided.

Remember to bring a lawn chair, and a friend. Please sign up or call the church (359-1450 ext 0) to host a party or notify us of your attendance.

Events are held during July, August and September. Watch the FBC Regina Bulletin or this website for times and locations.

Contact: FBC Regina church office to sign up or host a Patio Party.
Email, Phone: 359-1450 ext 0.

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Katepwa Lake Camp (formerly KBK)

Katepwa Lake Camp (formely KBK) is located on the shore of beautiful Katepwa Lake near Fort Qu’Appelle. With acres of rolling hills and expansive shoreline, dedicated and caring staff, and large, modern facilities, it is the perfect place for campers of all ages to get closer to nature, each other, and God. Come Join The Fun!

July - August.

Website, Facebook

Faith & Culture Series

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Faith & Culture Lectureship – Previous Sessions

  1. The Rembrandt Code - the enduring power of painting and its surprising connections to Christian spirituality. October 2011.
  2. God Under the Microscope (Dawkins) - February 2012.
 
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