Author Archive for Alvin Lau

Prayer Pals

Jemma shares about our newest initiative: Prayer Pals. Watch the video below for more info.

Register below.

Celebration of Life for Don Foster

The family of Don Foster invites you to join them for a virtual Celebration of Life for Donald James Foster on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1 p.m. You can join them at their YouTube service.

Fall Reopening Plans

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not yet hosted a public onsite Sunday service. We are grateful to God for the ability to livestream and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. At this time, our public access is available for our Sunday service; all other programs will continue online.

For those who desire to return to a Sunday worship service, here is our plan.


BEFORE YOU COME

  • All attendees are required to self-screen using our online form at mimicobaptist.ca/checkin. We ask you to do this within 24 hours of arriving (i.e. between Saturday 10:30 am to Sunday 10:30 am). This check-in form also allows us to contact trace if needed.
    • If you are not able to attest to ALL the statements (including absence of listed symptoms), we ask you to join us on our YouTube channel. If you are not able to do the screening on your own, one of our greeters will assist you upon arrival.
  • We do encourage our attendees to be fully vaccinated.
  • Arrive between 10:15-10:30 am on that Sunday morning.
  • Please note: our aim to have 8 family units available to attend in our sanctuary. If we have more attending, all other attendees will be invited to join the livestream broadcast in our Fellowship Hall physically distanced.
  • If you’d like an order of service, you can download it from mimicobaptist.ca/bulletins.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • Please follow the instructions by our greeters. They will escort you to your seats.
  • During the service, do remember the following:
    • Maintain physical distancing from other individuals outside your family unit.
    • Keep your mask on at all times including during congregational singing. (If you need another mask, ask our greeter.)
    • Remain in your assigned seat. Children will remain with their parents at all times. (There is no children’s program available onsite at this time.)
    • Feel free to use hand sanitizers as needed.
  • For those who need to use the accessible lift, we encourage you to operate it yourself. If you require assistance, a greeter can help you.
  • If you need to use the washroom, please use the washroom by the main door. There are additional wipes available if you wish to further disinfect touch points.
  • During services with communion, each person who wishes to participate will receive a pre-package communion set when entering.
  • After the service has concluded, the pastor will dismiss each family unit one at a time. We ask you to exit the church building at that time.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Jim (416-251-2855, jim@mimicobaptist.ca) or Alvin Lau (chair@mimicobaptist.ca).

Living Hope – the First Letter of Peter

Jesus commissioned Peter to care for the people of his church. (See John 21:15-17) Peter’s letter to Christians scattered by the persecution is pastoral in tone and bold in conviction. It is a source of living hope to those facing the suffering of a broken world. (Note: all service times are at 10:30 am and are led by Rev. Jim Sanderson unless otherwise noted.)


October 24 – Christ-like Living (1 Peter 3:1-12) Peter gives advice on how to live and share our faith with others. There are lessons here for both our home and for our church families.

October 17 – Freedom (1 Peter 2:13-25) – We are continuing in the, Living Hope, series based on a study of 1 Peter. In this difficult passage, we look at the reality of unjust suffering and we learn that the path through it can bring us alongside of Jesus. It is Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec Sunday. CBOQ is the larger family of Churches that we associate with in mission and ministry. We do more together than we can do alone. This increases our ministry impact.

October 10 – Gratitude (Psalm 100) – It is Thanksgiving Sunday. Gratitude is our approach to worship. Enter his gates with thanksgiving. In the midst of this on-going pandemic, we must not lose sight of God’s blessings. Have you a word of thanks to share? Together from our scattered places, we are a community of Christ sharing Christ with our communities

October 3 – A Divine Presence (1 Peter 2:1-12) – We are reminded that the community of Christ has a special presence in the world. We are like a living temple of God where heaven and earth meet. As God’s people, we declare and demonstrate the here and coming Kingdom of God.

September 26 – Called to Holiness (1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3) – We are continuing in a new series called, Living Hope, based on a study of 1 Peter. Holiness is a hard but glorious road. Our calling is not to be happy, comfortable or safe – but to be holy because our God is holy. We’ll explore together what this means. Together from our scattered places, we are a community of Christ sharing Christ with our communities.

September 19 – Scattered Lights (1 Peter 1:1-12) We begin a new series called, Living Hope, based on a study of 1 Peter. In a world darkened by injustice, Peter encourages the scattered Christians to shine where they are with a light that cannot be extinguished.  Life’s frictions can generate a holy fire in the soul.

September 12 – Pay Attention to Jesus (Acts 4:1-22) - For any who think, Jesus is old news, pay attention.  Jesus is very much alive and active. He is not to be ignored.  This was a lesson the early opponents to the Jesus movement had to learn after they thought he was dead and buried.  This is a story of good news and hope. 

October 31 – Be Prepared – 1 Peter 3:13-22 – One never knows what life will throw at them. Is there a way to be ready? Peter helps us to prepare. 

November 7 – Living – 1 Peter 4:1-11 – Now, that’s living! People define the good life in different ways. Today we get some clarity on living well. 

November 14 – Remember the Persecuted – 1 Peter 4:12- 19 – In many places in our world it is dangerous to be a Christian. When one part of the body hurts, we all hurt. How can we stand with our brothers and sisters? 

November 21 – The Way – 1 Peter 5:1-14 – It is important to know the way. Peter’s parting words have weight to help us go forward. 

Daily Bread Food Bank Fundraiser (Sept-Oct 2021)

We come alongside those who are facing financial and other stresses, and use the resources of our local Daily Bread Food Bank. We join in their fundraising during September-October 2021. Please click below to send your financial support.

Donations for Stonegate Ministries

Our friends at Stonegate Ministries are looking for your support through acceptable donations. To find out more, download their letter below.

Join CBM’s Active in Mission fundraiser

We invite you to join CBM’s Active in Mission fundraiser to support education opportunities in CBM’s supported fields. On July 18-25, you can:

Holiday Club 2021

Holiday Club is for children of SK to Gr. 5. The main purpose of the camp is to help children to know Jesus and His love for us through fun crafts, games, music, and stories. This year we will be hosting the Mimico Baptist Church Olympics. Come along and discover the story and the unexpected victory of our fearless champion!  

Holiday Club 2021

Theme: The Underdog Olympics – An Unexpected Champion 

Our onsite Holiday Club happened on August 16-20.

Our online Holiday Club will be premiered each day of August 23-27. Follow along with our champions in their adventures.

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CBWOQ Fall Retreat

Each year a group of Baptist women gather for a weekend for fellowship and teaching. The planning committee would like to extend the invitation for women across the CBOQ including Mimico Baptist Church to join this year. Please find attached a poster that can be emailed or shared with the details.

Summer 2021 Services

Services begin at 10:30 am and are led by Rev. Jim Sanderson unless otherwise noted.

September 5 – Paul Meets Jesus (Acts 9:1-19) Paul has a surprise encounter with Jesus that completely ruins his plans but transforms his life.  He will remember this event as an example of God’s grace.  Jesus sometimes surprises us.

August 29 – Peter’s Sermon on Jesus (Acts 2:14-41) Peter’s first sermon led to thousands of people following Jesus. He used a number of Old Testament passages as his text. We are told that the people were cut to the heart when they realized they had crucified their Messiah. What is it about the Gospel that is so powerful? 

August 22 – Waiting While Losing (Psalm 27:13-14) – This service follows our annual Holiday Club. We dove into the story of David and Goliath to understand how God can empower those who don’t feel or look like champions to be victorious for Jesus. That’s great news! We also know there are times when we don’t feel victorious at all. What happens when you don’t feel like you’re winning? We’ll look at one of David’s psalms today. by Rev. Alvin Lau

August 15 – Introducing David (1 Samuel 16:1-13) Our annual Holiday Club is about to start. Our theme this year: The Underdog Olympics – An Unexpected Champion. The focus will be on the story of David and Goliath. But who exactly was David? We’ll be introduced to him through Scripture.

August 8 – Son of Man (Daniel 7:13; Matthew 26:64; Revelation 14:14) While we usually refer to Jesus as the Christ or the Messiah, the name Jesus most usually used for himself was, Son of Man. Other names we use for Jesus are, the Son of God, or the Lord. Son of Man seems to emphasize his humanity. We need to look at the use of this term by the Old Testament prophet Daniel to understand its fuller significance. 

August 1 – Pass It On Always (Psalm 78:1-8) The Next Generation. We focus a lot on children and youth, saying they are the future. However, Scripture reminds us they are the now with us. As part of their growth, it is our responsibility to pass on the truths of God to them, no matter how old we are. We’ll dive deeper into this mandate in how it looks today. (by Alvin Lau) We also celebrate the baptisms of Tom, Dina and Amy. Join us as we celebrate communion together as well.

July 25 – What is Love? (John 15:12-13, Matthew 22:37-40) Love in the English language is a very broad term. We use it for trivial things like “I love chips” to those who have deepest significance like “I love my spouse”. Sometimes, we also misunderstand what exactly it means to love someone. Today, we’ll delve into 2 key teachings Jesus had about defining what is love. (by Alvin Lau) 

July 18 – CBM Sunday: Active in Mission – During the week of July 18-25, we invite you to get Active in Mission and make a difference this summer. Gather your friends and family and join other participants around the country and Walk-Run-Bike for Education. The UN identifies educational access as a human right. It is one of the single most effective tools to combat poverty. In many of the communities where CBM works, marginalized children lack access to education. A child without access to educational opportunities loses the ability to hope for a better future for themselves and their families.  However, your walking shoes can make strides toward change! Your bike can roll on to address these challenges! Skipping rope can bring hope! In this service we will learn more about the vital work of CBM and how we can actively support it. 

July 11 – Fisher of Men (Luke 5:1-11) Jesus is the Fisher of men, who revealed Himself to us and called us to follow Him.  When we can take a small action of obedience with faith, the Lord will transform it to incredible blessings for us and others. We should also be fishers of men for Jesus according to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).(sermon by Peter Qi)

July 4 – Lord of Creation (John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-20) Jesus has a unique relationship with creation. With the number of references to nature in his teaching and stories one has to believe he is a nature lover. But of course he is more. He is the Lord of Creation. This gives us both hope and responsibility.