Oasis (Postponed)

June 12th, 2020 — NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF ATLANTIC CANADA (CBAC)

Today, June 12th, we are giving official notice of a Special Meeting of Members planned for Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be to consider proposed Bylaw amendments. This notice is given under the one hundred eighty (180) day rule.

This Special Meeting of Members will take place as a hybrid meeting—both virtually and in-person. The in-person gatherings will be held simultaneously across four locations:

  • TBA, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • The Crossing Church, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church, Cornwall, Prince Edward Island.

In the coming months we will announce a registration system for this meeting. Delegates who wish to attend in-person will have to register beforehand. Delegates will also be able to attend virtually.

Please take the time to read the Letter from CBAC President Andrew Hopper (linked below), as well as the Notice of Special Meeting of Members of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC), which includes the proposed Bylaw changes and a proposed agenda for a virtual Annual Meeting of Members on January 21st, 2021.

Documents:

Notes for reading the above Notice of Special Meeting of Members:

  • Where words and phrases are underlined, these are additions to the Bylaw
  • Where words and phrases are struck through, these are removals from the Bylaw 

Questions and comments regarding this notice, the proposed amendments, and the details of the special meeting are to be directed to the Executive Minister’s office: cbac@baptist-atlantic.ca

April 2020 — Oasis 2020 Has been Postponed

Each year we look forward to Oasis, our annual assembly, which is a cornerstone of our yearly rhythm as a Baptist family. It’s our chance to come together with followers of Jesus from across Atlantic Canada to worship, celebrate, learn, fellowship, and vote on important business. Some of you have been coming to Oasis—or “convention week”—for decades.

But as we know from the current situation of the pandemic, and as history tells us, sometimes circumstances call for difficult decisions to be made.

The CBAC Council, in coordination with our staff, has made the decision to postpone Oasis. Our annual assembly will not be happening at Acadia University in August as we had originally planned.