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Merry Christmas From Our Family To Our Family

To God’s Beloved At Cloverdale Baptist Church:

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


I love this time of year to rejoice with family and friends at the greatness of our salvation!  God is awesome, and worthy of our praise.  Loved a devotional by one of our pastors this morning that reminded us to focus on the child, to remember in the midst of all that is going on who Jesus is and what Jesus did.  We all need that reminder in the midst of the business of live and the seasons distractions!

Use this season for your own JOY reminders as well as sharing that joy with others.  I am aware that many of us struggle this time of year with depression and distractions, and my hope is that if together we can fixate on Jesus then this unity will overflow into serving Him and His bride at CBC.

I am so thankful for you all and rejoice in the richness of this seasons reminders.

Merry Christmas!

I know we will see many of you on the 24, and then on the 25, and then on the 1, but I might not get the chance to wish each of you a very special day.  I was asked by another pastor if we were going to hold any of those services, and although it is not our place to make decisions for other churches, at CBC, Jesus is central, His bride’s gathering a priority, so yes, we will be worshipping together on these special days.  If you are not with us, join us online, and let us exalt the KING together.

Blessed by you, rejoice that I am called to serve you, especially at this time of year

Pastor Rob

My neighbour (well a friend on my walks) greeted me again Sunday morning and expressed how much he was enjoying being in church.  He is “just” someone I invited, and who has come and found this place to be a warm and spiritual helpful place, even though church has not been a part of his life.  Thank you for looking for people to welcome  and love on Sunday’s, thank you for greeting my friend, many without knowing it, and thank you for inviting your friends to join us, and see how God’s strangers and aliens have HOPE in Him, and overflow His LOVE to one another!

Sunday Is Coming:

Title:  Why Did Jesus Come?  To Impact History

Text:  John 3:16

  • As you reflect on this special text, what stands out for you?
  • If you were reading it for the first time, what would amaze you about it?
  • How can we share the love of God this Christmas with our friends and neighbours?
  • Who is your one that God has chosen to reach through you this year?


Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, Dec. 24th / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary A great evening to celebrate Jesus’ birth with Christmas carols, a devotional from Pastor Rob, and a children’s presentation—every child aged 0–12 will receive a gift bag to take home too! Invitations available at the Ministry Centre.

Children’s Ministry Christmas Break

The Children’s Ministry will be on a break on December 25th and January 1st and will return on January 8th. This includes Discipleship Classes and Kids Connection, though the Nursery will remain open but parent-supervised only. Contact Pastor Dwight for any questions.  FELLOWSHIP AREA is designated during this time for FAMILIES with children.  All are welcome but please respect those who are making a little more noise during this break.

Church Office Christmas Hours

Please note that the church office will be closed from December 23rd–January 2nd. Learn more >

Special Offerings

Please mark your gift accordingly / Give Online >

  • TWR Conference: to fund Iranians joining Pastor Rob and Lori at the TWR Conference in the Middle East in early 2023.
  • Christmas Offering: Going towards the Soup Kitchen at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen.
  • Ukraine Crisis: In support of our missionaries in Ukraine and Poland who are meeting Ukrainian refugee needs.

Are Christmas Traditions a Distraction?

The Cloverdale Baptist Podcast Christmas is one of the most important celebrations for Christians. And yet it is so easy to miss its real meaning when so many cultural traditions keep us busy and distracted during the season. Listen today on your preferred podcast app or on our website.