We wish to get to know you better and for you to meet our staff. We are located at 1300 Oxford Street. You can be added to our mailing list or ask for the weekly News Notes. Please contact us for further information!
We are glad you dropped in on First Baptist Church Halifax! Our Church was founded in 1827 and is a member of the Halifax Region United Baptist Association as well as the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship. We are intentionally ecumenical and inclusive in our services (Sundays at 10:30 a.m.) and programs.
Our Vision: First Baptist Church will be a Christ-centered community of diverse people experiencing God’s unconditional love and acceptance, finding opportunities to grow and nurture our faith, and sharing that love, acceptance and faith with the world.
Are you thinking of joining us for worship on a regular basis?
Here are some services we offer:
Offering Envelopes: These are useful for monitoring your weekly contributions and receiving a receipt for income tax purposes at the end of the year. Contact the office by telephone of email to arrange getting a box.
Pre-authorized Offering Plan (POP): Please consider participating in this method of contributing to the financial welfare of the church. Currently we have 38 participants! Details and forms are available at the office.
What advantages are there to using this method of giving?
• Reduced banking fees to you and the church.
• One withdrawal per month from your own bank account.
• The plan provides the church with a guaranteed amount of offerings per month. This is especially important in the summer months when attendance is down due to vacations. It saves interest on our line-of-credit.
What do I put in the offering plate each week?
There are two options open to you. One is to place nothing, the other is to put your envelope in empty but clearly marked POP. You may continue to use your offering envelope to support special pleas or offerings at Easter, etc.
How does the plan work?
All records are kept confidential and are maintained in a locked file.
You must register no later than one week prior to the first of the month you wish withdrawals to start.
The offering is taken out of the bank on the first business day of the month. It is important to note that the amount is for one month and not per week. A calculation is included on the registration form to help you determine the correct offering amount.
You may designate the breakdown of your offering in the same way you do on your offering envelope. I.E. current, UIM, Sharing Way, etc. There is a section on the back of the form to do this.
You may change or cancel from the plan at any time providing you do so in writing and one week prior to the first of the month the change/cancellation is to take effect.