St. Francis National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist Faith Archdiocese of Canada.
25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Report
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
We are very privileged to celebrate this special day in our Church calendar, which is another milestone for us.
God has been very faithful in providing for us and also protecting us his people.
Because of God’s Love, His grace and His Mercy our celebration today is to keep alive the message of God’s Love and what He has done for us as a church.
Praise and Honor be unto Our Heavenly Father. We at St. Francis National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist Faith Archdiocese of Canada have a joy that is unspeakable and full of glory in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are marking this 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary with Joy in our hearts and as Philippians chapter 4 verses 13 says “that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.”
In the year 2014 to present our church’s accomplishments are:
We were blessed to have many visitors from the United States of America and the West Indies to sweet fellowship with us during the year.
Our Archbishop Hadaway conducted our yearly Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Service at the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate Office on March 27th 2014. The church hosted an Appreciation Dinner for 5 Reverend Mothers of the Spiritual Baptist Faith on March 29th. The Honorees were Rev.Buchanan, Rev. Ambrose, Rev. Mother Celene, Rev. Jones and Rev. Kellman–Cooper.
There was an ordination ceremony for one Rev. Minister and one Deaconess of St. Francis Church. These two members were elevated in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Archbishop Hilton Hadaway and Clergies from the different churches participated in this event in July 2014.
On August 7th Archbishop Hadaway and members participated in an Emancipation day Celebration at the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate.St. Francis Family Day picnic was held on August 9th 2014.
Two candidates were baptized into the family of Christ on August 30th, 2014 one by our Pastor and one by Rev. Olbino.
Archbishop Hadaway and members participated in the opening of United Spiritual Baptist Church’s convention on August 10th 2014.
St .Francis Harvest was celebrated on November 9th 2014.
On October 5th, 2014, Archbishop Hadaway and members visited St. Peters church in Trinidad. Both members of St. Peters and St. Francis attended the anniversary service at St. Michael Spiritual Baptist Church in Trinidad and Tobago on October12th.
We celebrated our church’s Thanksgiving service on December 6th 2014.
St. Francis Annual Christmas Dinner was held on December 13th 2014.
Babies were dedicated to Almighty God. 3 Pilgrims were pointed to the celestial city by our Pastor.
Archbishop Hadaway performed two weddings one in Toronto and one in Barbados.
Funeral services were also conducted by Archbishop and his Ministers of St. Francis Church.
The Youths of the Spiritual Baptist Faith held their Youth Extravaganza at St. Francis Church on February 7 with visiting youths from Brooklyn New York.
St. Francis Archdiocese also hosted two special events at the church. United Spiritual Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Bishop Marlon Jones and his members hosted their church’s Thanksgiving service at St. Francis.
A kick-off of the Pilgrimage of the White Cloth was hosted by King Shepherd of Plumline Spiritual Baptist Church from Queens New York. This event was celebrated with a Youth Pilgrimage on May 24th at St. Francis Church.
Special thanks to the organizing committee, who worked in collaboration with members of the church, friends, families and stake holders to raise funds which aid in the development of the Church.
The men in the church are also actively raising funds for special events.
Archbishop Hilton Hadaway is also still actively extending his ministry to other African countries. In Ghana West Africa the NGO that has been established by our Pastor continues to grow with 20 registered Pastors and affiliated churches. The Board of Directors of the NGO meets every last Wednesday of each month to discuss the different ways for improvement and to update the progress report of the NGO.
Teacher Patricia Mulzac our Archbishop old school friend and her daughter from Brooklyn New York continue to support our missionary work in Ghana. Reverend Mother Celene in Montreal works behind the scene to help extends the work of the ministry. In Ghana churches also continue to affiliate themselves with our Archdiocese in Canada. We continue to touch the lives of the less fortunate people in the various communities.
Each member church or individual is requested to pay monthly dues of 20 GHS (Ghanaian dollars). This money will be used to support the churches within the NGO and will also pay for the running of the NGO in Ghana. We continue to ask for your support here in Canada. We are asking for donations of computers, clothes, new and used books, toys and any other items that are in good condition.
Our less fortunate brothers and sisters will receive them with great joy and delight on their faces in the Republic of Ghana. An open invitation is also being extended to anyone who would like to journey with our Archbishop to Ghana later this year at a time which will be decided.
On behalf of our Founder, Elder and Shepherd Archbishop Hilton Hadaway I would like to extend our warmest appreciation to all our supporting churches, most important the heads of churches who rendered their support during the year.
Archbishop Hadaway would also like to extend his sincere gratitude to the faithful members of St, Francis who have supported and believed in his vision.
Long live our Founder, Elder and Shepherd Archbishop Hilton Brian Hadaway. Long live St. Francis National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist Faith Archdiocese of Canada. May God continue to pour His blessings on all our supporting Churches and their Pastors,including all the unit churches of this Archdiocese.
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