Join us this Sunday, online or in person!
Join us in person: Click here to see our safety measures
Join us online: You can find our weekly bulletin here
We continue to record services and stream them on Facebook Live: Sunday mornings at 10:45 am.
You can view past services on Facebook and YouTube anytime.
Bible Study is Back!
Wednesday evenings, 7pm on Zoom - Find the link here
“May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.”
FAB held our Annual Church Meeting on
Saturday, January 29.
We have much to look forward to as a Church. God is good!
Congratulations to all elected officers and thank you to everyone who attended. A huge thank you as well to all who have supported us through these challenging times!
Message from the Minister
"Comfort, comfort my people" says your God, "Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins."
I love the fortieth chapter of the prophecy of Isaiah. The prophet speaks of a new time coming and has surely come with Jesus Christ is Lord. As the year 2021 reaches its end this is the hope and desire of our hearts. We are exhausted from restrictions, mandates, and the arguments over both. We have endured. Now we want different. Yet, if you read the chapter closely you will find it is not all peaches and cream. There is also work. Real change includes us. We are called upon to ‘lift up our voices and shout.’ We are called ‘to tend the flocks’ and we are called to ‘hope I the Lord.’
This is my prayer for each of you. I pray you have the courage, wisdom, and fortitude to shout, tend and hope. The last few days of 2021 and the whole of 2022. You are loved and there is nothing you can do about it.
HAVEN TOO is OPEN
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
The Music Ministry is
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black History Ottawa (BHO) is a registered Canadian charity with a mandate to advance education by increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of, and carrying out research in the history, culture, traditions and achievements of Canadians of African descent.
Black History Ottawa has been coordinating and presenting activities celebrating Black History Month in the Nation's Capital. These activities honour the numerous achievements and contributions of peoples of African descent in fields such as sciences, medicine, literature, the arts, sports etc. They also serve to acknowledge the roles Blacks have played in the growth and development of Canadian society and culture.
Find a Black History Event in Ottawa on their website: