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 and Ontario, but we are open to receiving new members from any province or territory - click here for details.

Fall Assembly and AGM

35362799 1739238549490574 2357993657467928576 nJoin us on September 28-29 at First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS for our Fall Assembly and Annual General Meeting. Dr. Dorothy Hunse, Assistant Professor for Pastoral Care at Acadia Divinity College will be our guest presenter.

Dr. Hunse will offer two lectures:

“This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be!: Part 1”

Exploring the needs and challenges faced when one’s partner or parents begin to require care

"This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be!: Part 2”

We don’t have to go it alone.  Exploring the possibilities for offering care to caregivers within our congregations.

28 September 2018 at 6 p.m. Registration

29 September 2018 at 9 a.m. Opening worship

Registration: $25 payable at the door.

Please pre-register for it includes lunch on Saturday and snacks Friday evening.

Email the church office: ambapt@ns.aliantzinc.ca or call (902) 667-2001

Membership Dues: if not paid this year, $ 20.00


Max DeWolfeWe offer our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Rev. Dr. H. Max DeWolfe, who died on September 8 at the age of 102. Max was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the ABF/CABF and one of the finest examples of a Minister of the Gospel of Christ. An obituary is available here.

Strategic Planning UpdateStrategic Planning Update: The CABF Council has been engaged in a planning process with the assistance of consultant, Wayne Marsh. In April there were a number of focus groups and Wayne shared his report on these discussions with Council on May 17.  A brief presentation on the report was made on Saturday, June 2 following the Rushton Lecture and Luncheon. You can read the report here. The Council continued to work on the planning document throughout the summer and will be presenting the results at the Annual Meeting in Amherst at the end of September.


Scott Kindred BarnesRev. Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes will be inducted as Minister of the Wolfville Baptist Church on Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. Fred Demary of Ottawa and  Moderator of The Gathering of Baptists, will be the guest speaker.


Many thanks to Rev. Dr. Don Flowers and the congregation of Port Williams United Baptist Church for hosting the annual Vincent Rushton Memorial Lecture and Luncheon on June 2, and to Guest Speaker Martha Martin for her stimulating presentation!


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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.


20180829 162923The latest edition of The Bulletin is now available with information on our Fall Assembly and AGM in FBC Amherst. Click on the picture and start reading!


Dues Are Due! CABF Individual Membership is on a calendar year basis, so dues were due as of the beginning of the year. To make things easier for us, our intrepid Treasurer, David Allen, 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 $20 to cabftreasurer@gmail.com you will save time, and a stamp!



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