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    • Sep21Thu

      Kick off Success!

      September 21, 2017 Pastor Terry
      Last Su nday was a great kick-off to our fall ministries.  A special word of the thanks to Hannah Jaikumar, our Church Family Life Coordinator, who organized our BBQ and fun time in the parking lot after the service.   Hannah and her strong teams of volunteers did a great job in making our fall launch a huge success.  Thank...
    • Sep13Wed

      What A Great God We Serve

      September 13, 2017 Pastor Terry
      "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take; but by the moments that take our breath away."

      We had the privilege of vacationing with our daughter and family from August 29 th  - Sept. 5 th .  We saw many wonderful sights but seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time did take our breath away.
       
      Grand Canyon
       
       
      But as we...
    • Aug22Tue

      Summer Is Quickly Ending

      August 22, 2017 Pastor Terry

      Well the summer is quickly coming to an end. Back-to-school sales are in full swing, people are finishing up their vacation time, farmers will soon be getting ready to harvest some of the crops and ministries here at Heart Lake Baptist will soon be gearing up for the fall.

      Each season brings its own uniqueness and I have to say I love each one....

    • Jul27Thu

      Good News Remains Timeless

      July 27, 2017 Pastor Terry
      I like new stuff at times.   The smell of a new care is awesome.  New shirts are nice to get.  Getting a new computer can be both nice and frustrating.  Recently I got a new Bible.  My NIV 1996 edition was due for an upgrade.  So my new NIV 2011 edition has some slight changes making it more gender neutral and...
    • Jul4Tue

      Be Still

      July 4, 2017 Pastor Terry
      Summer is here! Hopefully a slower pace of life for many. A time to take some vacation. A time to rest. A time to reconnect with family and friends. A time to enjoy this beautiful world we live in.

      I have been re-reading Mark Buchanan's excellent book entitled  Spiritual Rhythm: being with Jesus   every season of your soul,  and...
    • Jun27Tue

      Celebrate Canada!

      June 27, 2017 Pastor Terry
      July 1 st  2017 -  Canada celebrates 150 years!    I don't know about you, but I love our country.  I believe we are blessed to live in such a great nation.
       
      Our national anthem was originally called "Chant National". It was written in Quebec City by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier (words in French) and composer Calixa...
    • Jun14Wed

      Assembly Take Away

      June 14, 2017 Pastor Terry
      Last week Brenda and I got to experience our first CBOQ Assembly - the gathering of delegates from our 350+ Baptist Churches in Ontario and Quebec.  For 2 ½ days (Thursday - Saturday at noon) we met to conduct business, be fed by a keynote speaker, experience workshops, hear from our convention staff and fellowship with other...
    • Jun7Wed

      40th Anniversary!

      June 7, 2017 Pastor Terry
      June 11, 2017 - time to celebrate!   In 1977 Rev. Brian Long was hired by CBOQ (Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec) to plant a church in the new fast growing part of North Brampton.  Three years later the Convention purchased land at 10245 Kennedy Road and in 1985 construction began on a new church building .  Much has...
    • May3Wed

      Learning From Mistakes

      May 3, 2017 Pastor Terry
      Baseball season is underway and for those of us who cheer for our Canadian baseball team, the Jays, it has been a disappointing start to the season. Mistakes are hurting the team, poor pitching, poor hitting, and poor fielding. But like the life, baseball is filled with lots of mistakes.

      The challenge is to learn from those mistakes and improve...
    • Apr19Wed

      Let’s Catch the Wave!

      April 19, 2017 Pastor Terry
      I have a great book in my library entitled  The Present Future : 6 tough questions for the church.  The author, Reggi McNeal lays out
      the challenge for church leaders to ask the tough questions to help the church be more effective today and into tomorrow.

      On Friday and Saturday (April 21, 22) the Council & Elders are holding a...