Easter letter, 2019

To the members and adherents of our church: Greetings. I hope that in the coming week you are able to reflect on the powerful and true story of Easter: that our Lord entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, taught four days in the Temple, was arrested on Thursday, was tortured and killed on Friday, and that … Continue reading

Cold Water Baptism

Cold Water Baptism

This week one of our Chinese friends visited us in Barss Corner, along with his young family. He shared his story in our church service, of how he came to know and trust Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. He is part of a good church in the USA, where they are living, but … Continue reading

Looking back: Tidal Impact 2017

The following is a short article I wrote for New Germany Connections, following last summer’s Tidal Impact program… Every 2 years, Baptist youth groups from across Atlantic Canada descend on a chosen region, ready to serve and to learn. This year they came Halifax, Lunenburg, and Queens counties. Our two little churches (Barss Corner Baptist … Continue reading

Sneaky Giving: How to give locally

Do you remember a commercial that used to be on TV, about a father and his children sneaking groceries onto their poor neighbour’s doorstep? There’s something really beautiful about blessing the people who live around us. There are big, effective organizations that help us to give to people in other parts of the world (which … Continue reading

Ministry with Mexican Migrant Workers

Dec. 14, 2017. By Pastor Sam Jess, samuel.w.jess@gmail.com Monday night this week I went to see three houses full of Mexican migrant workers, 30 men, to say “adios.” They were on their way to the airport. Many of them had been here 8 months working in the Christmas tree industry. Some of them have been … Continue reading