What's Happening at Fourth

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Join us this Sunday, November 28, for Hymns and Scripture, a musical celebration of Advent
Join us in person:
Click here to see our safety measures

Join us online: 

You can find our weekly bulletin here

FABC continues to record our services and stream them on Facebook LiveSunday mornings at 10:45 am.
You can view past services on Facebook and YouTube anytime.

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Join Haven Too Youth Shelter for a virtual event
as we build and unveil our Wall of Hope.

Hear from our dedicated shelter staff
and guest speaker Fr. Mark Slatter,
Professor of theological ethics at Saint Paul University
and former chaplain of the Ottawa Mission.

Haven Too Youth Shelter is a ministry of Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, a non-profit charitable organization. Donations of “bricks” are eligible for tax receipts and generous tax credits.

Bricks can bear your name or business name, make great charitable gifts for the holidays, and can be donated and dedicated in memory of departed loved ones.

Please contact Haven Too at haventoocoordinator@gmail.com

to arrange your donation, dedicate

your brick, and receive your log in

credentials for the event.

  • Red Brick - $25-$99

  • Bronze Brick - $100-$249

  • Silver Brick - $250-$499

  • Gold Brick - $500-$999

  • Black Brick - $1,000+

DECEMBER 11, 2021

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

-Matthew 25:40


Message from the Minister

“I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

Psalm 122:1



It has been a long time coming and the time is now. The church has returned to worship in our sanctuary!

I have many reasons for excitement.


First, when I enter the sanctuary on September 5th, I will begin my nineth year of the Minister of Fourth Avenue Baptist. With God’s direction, we have done wonderful things together. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


Second, the return to sanctuary worship means I will have ‘live’ faces to share God’s Word with. And my third reason for excitement will be our sharing the Lord’s Supper as a family. The Lord’s Supper is a communal meal, intended to nourish the body of Christ. I have missed us sharing at the table together.

Please mark your calendars and set your alarms to come to the Lord’s house on Sundays at 10:45 am.

I will be the one smiling in the pulpit.


I love you and God loves you and there is nothing you can do about it!



Please be advised that Haven Too Youth Shelter at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church is open Wednesday and Thursday nights (9pm - 9am) for youth aged 16-24.


Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, 109 A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 2L3


Music Ministry: Temporarily Suspended

The instruments and voices focused on Contemporary music practice 6:00 - 6:30 PM, Thursdays. The rehearsal of hymns and anthems begins 6:30 Thursdays in the Sanctuary.


Encore Fashions - OPEN!

Encore Fashions is open on

Wednesdays and Saturdays

At 15% capacity

10am - 1pm


Please remember to have your mask securely over your mouth, nose, and chin when you come to visit us.


We look forward to seeing you again!

Encore Fashions is an “Almost New" Apparel Shop. The shop features high-end designer fashions in good-as-new condition, at very low prices, all in support of local Ottawa charities.


The shop is staffed by volunteers from the church and community. 



Sunday School and Youth Group

At Fourth Avenue Baptist we believe the years of early childhood and onward are critical in faith development. During each period of transition, we choose to be intentional as we invest in each age group. 

Birth to three years old

Within weeks of birth we invite parents to bring their child to the altar for prayer. We pray for the health and progress of the child and dedicate the parents to God’s purposes in the life of their child. Each Sunday the parents are encouraged to bring the child and keep them in worship. We understand children can be fussy at times and welcome their presence.  There is also a ‘quiet’ room in the rear of the sanctuary where the parents may settle the child if they wish.

Elementary Years

These little ones are invited to the front of the sanctuary for a special word to the children called Lessons for the Heart. After their word they are invited to join a teacher for activities and further study. 

Youth Group

Fourth Avenue Baptist Church Youth gather weekly; each  Friday evening at 7pm. Fourth Avenue partners with youth from MacPhail Memorial Baptist Church.  During the year, we also partner with our OBA churches for up to three events; winter retreats, No Other Name (a Good Friday event), and the Great Glebe Garage Sale, in the Glebe. Fourth Avenue utilizes Right Now Media for Youth Group programming. 

The Centretown Emergency Food Center is seeking VOLUNTEERS to serve on their Management Co