MBC Weekly Newsletter
December 14, 2021
Join us IN-PERSON this Sunday @ 10 AM

All Are Welcome!


Current Public Health Guidelines

Please sign in and sanitize your hands as you enter the building!

Masks are required at all times!

Please sit with your family/close friend bubble. Please leave three empty chairs between bubbles!

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you to stay home until you are feeling better. Taking frequent covid tests are encouraged at this time.

Are you fully vaccinated? If not, we encourage you to book an appointment today!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is a time to celebrate the fact that the Saviour of the world was born to save the world from sin. 

Romans 3:23-24 tells us: For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty of our sins.

Jesus came to bring hope to a troubled world. Jesus came to be light in the darkness. Jesus is God’s gift to us. 

We have the best news to share with the world. The Hope of Christmas has come to free us from the bondage of sin. The message of the birth of Christ truly is Good News!

One of the easiest ways to share the good news of Jesus is through social media. We are working with Brent Brewer from Essential Studios in developing a new Bridge Church Website and social media presence. We have started the process and it should be ready to go live early March. 

Our Special Christmas Offering will help offset the cost of the website. Our goal is to raise $4000. If you would like to give towards this worthy project, please designate your donation on your offering envelope or online giving as “Christmas Offering” by the end of December. We so appreciate your support. 

Luke 2:15-20: When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.


Merry Christmas, 

Pastor Jason
Our Christmas Eve and Boxing Day Services will be ONLINE ONLY

Christmas Eve @ 5 PM, 6 PM & 7 PM

Facebook & YouTube

Boxing Day, December 26 @ 10 AM

We will be celebrating online Communion on Boxing Day!
For several years we have had a Christmas Mitten Tree in our church foyer. We encourage you to bring new children sized mittens to decorate this tree. The mittens will be donated to the Gibson-Neill Elementary School for the children who have forgotten or misplaced their mittens during the cold winter months.
A donation has been made this Christmas in honour, love, and appreciation of our wonderful staff, volunteers and our dear church family. We love you all and wish you a joyous Christmas. May our focus this year not be on the giving of gifts but on the blessed gift given to us. Merry Christmas! Carol and Gary Murdock
Please continue to pray for Darron Chapman and his son Brendan as they grieve the loss of a wife and mother. Darron who is our church custodian lost his wife early Sunday morning after a short battle with cancer. Pray for God's peace and comfort for them at this time.

For those who wish to send a sympathy card, their mailing address is: 50 Kingsley Court, Unit 9. E3A 0P3.

As you can imagine things are financially tight for them. If you would like to help them out, please feel free to send an e-transfer to susanc@goguenarch.com
Sunday Mornings @ 10 AM
Ages: Infants - Grade 5
Leadership Development: Grades 6 & up.


Public Health Covid - 19 Guidelines Are Followed!

See you on January 12th.
MBC Online Giving

Online Giving is available 24/7
Debit, Visa, Mastercard & Amex
Give A One Time Gift Or A Recurring Weekly, Bi-Weekly Or Monthly Gift
DONATE NOW

Email: give.mbc@nb.aibn.com
Would you like to sign-up for Pre-Authorized Giving? CLICK HERE to print a Pre-Authorized Giving form. Copies are available at the welcome desk in the church lobby. Your donation can be changed or cancelled at anytime. Please return your completed form to Kathy Wywras or Pastor Jason.
A debit machine is available at the welcome desk before and after the service.
Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discovery & Amex cards are accepted. 


Envelopes and an offering box are available just inside the celebration centre if you wish to donate by cash or cheque.


You can arrange to have your offering envelope dropped off at the church or to have it picked up at home if donating by cash or cheque. Contact Pastor Jason to arrange a time. Please include your name and address on the front of a blank envelope. Thank You!


Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to MBC and Kingdom work.
Together we will make a difference.

Opportunities To Love Fredericton


Sharing Hands Food & Clothing Bank
Located at the Drive Baptist Church

Groceries: bottles or cans of apple juice, canned milk, bottles of spaghetti sauce, dry instant rice, canned vegetables, and individual sized juice boxes & canned fruit for kids lunches.

A non-perishable food donation box is available in the lobby at MBC.

If you would be willing to volunteer at the food & clothing bank please speak to Pastor Jason.


Greener Village Fredericton Food Bank


A non-perishable food donation box is available in the lobby at MBC


Fredericton Community Kitchens
&
Student Hunger Program



The 12 Neighbours Community



Fredericton Homeless Shelters



Village of Hope



Boaz Ministries



Big Brothers Big Sisters



Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc.



MBC Benevolent Fund

The first Sunday of the month is "Benevolent Sunday." All loose offering ($1, $2, $5, $10 and $20) given in the offering box at the back of the sanctuary will go towards our Benevolent Ministry. Donations can be designated on your offering envelope or online giving at anytime. A portion of your donation is given to Sharing Hands for our shared benevolent ministry.

For more information please speak to Pastor Jason.

OUR MINISTRY PARTNERS

Stay Informed With What We Do Together As Atlantic Baptists



Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada



Green Hill Lake Camp



Crandall University



Acadia Divinity College



Canadian Baptist Ministries




Here is our Team Contact Information
Jason Hinsdale
Call/text: 506-238-3100
Email: jasonhinsdale@gmail.com
Joel Flores
Cell: 474-3411
Email: joel.mbcpastor@gmail.com
Derek Jones
Cell: 506-292-1718
Email: derek@lostandfoundpodcast.ca
Debbie Dow
Cell: 506-429-5190
Email: family.mbc@nb.aibn.com
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