Over the last 164 years we have seen so many people blessed by God's ministry at FBC Welland. We have also been blessed with many people who have answered the call on their life to go and spread the good news of Jesus Christ using their talents and gifts; as such we have many ministries to help families connect with God, grow in their knowledge of Him, and prepare themselves to go out on to the mission field, both locally and globally. Below you will find some information about the ministries available to bless you and your family. If you find there is something that God is calling you to get involved in, please reach out!
Middle School (gr. 6-8) meets Tuesdays at the church 6:30-8:30pm for study, prayer, & games. Half an hour youth group begins the doors are open for chill time and homework club in the cafe, or free play in the gym.
High School meets in small groups in various locations and times. At this time we have 2 estalished meetings:
HSU Freshman Girls (gr. 9-10) 7-9pm @ Coffee Shops
HSU Seniors (gr. 11-12)v5:30pm @ 303 Deere Street
Young Adults Ministry
Life doesn't end after highschool, and we recognize the importance of connection with our community. Young Adults Ministry offers a bi-weekly bible study, events, connection to retreats, and an opportunity to use your talents and gifts to serve both this local church and the city of Welland.
Ladies Bible Study meets weekly upstairs in the Cornerstone room (behind the sanctuary) for study + prayer Tuesdays @ 10am
Our Baptist Women's group meets monthly on the first Wednesday at noon; discussing outreach, engaging in discipleship, and coming together to pray over our local and global community. Currently going through CBWOQ resource Soul Sisters. Periodically events are held as well such as lunch outings, visiting members who cannot attend / leave home, and special seasonal events. Coffee, Tea & Dessert provided. Please bring a lunch.
There are many ministries run through FBC to serve the Lord and our community, scheduled ministries listed:
Monthly Movie Night: First Friday night of the month from September through May a movie with a Christian message is played in the sanctuary free of charge (including refreshments!)
Next Movies: "Overcomer" March 6th @ 6pm
"Unplanned" April 3rd @ 6pm.
For more information regarding service opportunities contact us!
For the last 12 years God has blessed us with a community of people who seek to worship in Spanish. Led by Pastor Sergio Espinoza, there is a weekly worship service held every Saturday evening at 7:00pm including Kids Church downstairs.
Additionally there are special services and Bible Studies throughout the year that are held to reach out to the Latino community in Welland and abroad.
We are so happy to help you prepare for one of the biggest decisions of your life. Pastor Rene is available to officiate your wedding, and offer pre-marital classes to you and your future spouse to help you learn what God wants for your union.
Please contact us for more information regarding costs, scheduling classes, booking the space, or booking the services of the pastor.
We take Youth Ministry seriously at FBC Welland. Sunday's during service you will find our Sunday School program running. Monday nights @ 6:30pm is AWANA Kids Club for kids ages 4-11. In the summer we also run a Vacation Bible School, Sports Camp, and SURVIVOR CAMP.
There is something for everyone and we encourage your kids to get involved and make friends for a lifetime while experiencing the love of Jesus and learning about Jesus.
Young Girls // Old Souls Project
The Young Girls Old Souls Project is a stepping stone for mentoring. Here we gather, once per month, as women of all ages to participate in an activity designed to bridge the generational gap between us and allow us a common ground to share life. Our hope is that the friendships built here will go beyond these walls and move into deeper, more intentional mentor-type relationships.
We all have something to share with one another and we are never finished learning; so no matter where we are in life we are empowered to pour into other women to be light in their life, encourage authentic spiritual growth, and help each other through difficult and uncharted waters, pointing to the Lord as our ultimate guide. ❤️
Next Gathering: Saturday March 14, 2020 @ 11:30am
Our men's group meets two times per week:
Bible Study is every Tuesday morning at 9:30am in the prayer + board room above the gym.
Men's Prayer + Breakfast is every Saturday morning at 7:30am in the Cornerstone Room / Upstairs Classroom for the prayer portion, followed by a breakfast outing together at a local restaurant.
Throughout the year there are men's events like NHA Suppers, Baseball Games, Movie Nights, and retreats.
Study & Learning
Adult Bible Study runs every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm led by Pastor Rene and Paul Peebles, one of our deacons.
Dunamis Small Groups are available throughout the week that provide fellowship and community and a bible study. Topics vary by each member's home.
Health & Wellness
We believe God has called us to be good stewards of all of the good gifts He has blessed us with; including our body, mind, and spirit. We offer programs to help achieve that:
Tone & Shape Classes: Monday's & Wednesday's at 8:15pm. $24/month or $3/class. Currently on break.
Softball: Each summer season we have a softball team as a part of the UFCCC League of Niagara region churches. Registration information will be posted in the spring.
God has blessed us with a community of people who seek to worship in Korean as well as English, and Spanish. Led by Pastor Gi woong Kwak, there is a weekly worship service held every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm including children's activities.
If you are seeking to worship Jesus in community with people who are Korean speaking, or know someone who is a newcomer to Canada and speaks only Korean, we would love to meet you!