50th Anniversary Celebration
Come Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ABF/CABF
CABF Anniversary Assembly
Wolfville Baptist Church, June 3rd and 4th
Friday, June 3rd
4:00 pm Special 50th Anniversary Service & Communion (No Registration required for this event)
The service will be live-streamed on the CABF YouTube channel here.
Download the service leaflet here.
Edward A. Colquhoun, third and fourteenth President of the ABF, will be our Speaker for the 50th Anniversary Service. Ed is a member of FBC Amherst and has served in several other roles for the CABF/ABF, including Editor of the Bulletin.
Our President, Rev. Dr. Marlene Knowles, as well as several Past Presidents will participate. A highlight will be singing the Anniversary Hymn, Christ Calls Us to a Journey, written by the late Rev. Dr. Roger Prentice.
5:00 pm Supper on your own
6:00 pm Registration
6:45 pm Opening – CABF President Rev. Dr. Marlene Knowles
7:00 pm Program – Yesterday – Rev. Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes
Handout for this presentation here.
Rev. Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes completed B.A. and M.Div. degrees from Acadia University and Th.M. and PhD. degrees from the University of Toronto. Scott worked as an Adjunct Faculty member at Toronto School of Theology from 2007 to 2011 where he taught in the Historical Department. From 2011-2018 Scott served as the Minister of the Congregation at First Baptist Church Ottawa, before moving to Wolfville where he now serves as the Senior Pastor of Canada’s oldest continuing Baptist Church. Scott is the current Editor of the CABF Bulletin.
7:30 pm Q & R
7:45 pm Time of Fellowship
Saturday, June 4th
10:30 am Registration
11:00 am Devotional – Rev. Dr. Dan Green
Rev. Dr. Dan Green has ministered in the Maritimes since 1980. After a lengthy ministry in the Chester United Baptist Church, Dan moved to Amherst in 2017 to become Senior Minister of First Baptist Church. He has been part of ABF/CABF for 25 years, serving now as a member of Council and Chair of the Finance Committee. Dan is looking forward to retirement at the end of June.
11:20 am Program – Today – Rev. Bert Radford
Rev. Bert Radford graduated with a B.A. and a B.D. from McMaster University and a M.Ed. from The University of Toronto. After receiving ordination and serving two churches he became an elementary school teacher and principal. He returned to ministry in Burlington Baptist Church in 2000. Since his retirement Bert has served several United and Presbyterian Churches in interim ministry. He has contributed regularly to the CABF Bulletin. Bert is a Governor of the Canadian Council of Churches.
11:50 am Q & R
12:10 am Noon Break
1:15 am Program – Tomorrow (Dr. David Csinos & Lydia Hood)
Rev. Dr. Dave Csinos is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology and founder of Faith Forward, an ecumenical network for innovation in ministry with children, youth, and families. He is a member of Port Williams United Baptist Church. His most recent book is A Gospel for All Ages: Teaching and Preaching with the Whole Church.
Originally from Charlottetown, Lydia Hood completed an MA at Atlantic School of Theology. She worked in various ministry positions within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth and, most recently, as pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Dartmouth. She is currently recruitment coordinator at Atlantic School of Theology.
1:45 am Q & R
2:00 pm Panel
3:00 pm Closing
The Anniversary Assembly is planned as both an in-person and streamed event and will be subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.
Friday & Saturday Events (includes refreshments & lunch) $40
Friday Only (includes refreshments) $25
Saturday Only (includes refreshments and lunch) $25
Students: Friday & Saturday (includes refreshments & lunch) $25
Registration Fee for links to streamed Events $25
- From Friday, June 03, 2022 04:00 PM to Saturday, June 04, 2022 03:00 PM
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