Worship- Sunday mornings at 11:00 Community Prayer- 10:00 am Wednesday. Bible Study-12:30 Wednesday. Discipleship. Sunday School
Working with Six Nations Community striving to offer hope and healing through Christ and the culture
Monthly classes in traditional crafting led by skilled artisans
We host groups from the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec, and others who are interested in connecting with First Nations
A Short History of Ohsweken Baptist Church. During the period of 1799-1804, The New York Missionary Society, represented by Reverend Holmes, corresponded several times with Joseph Brant at Brant's Ford, now the city of Brantford. Holmes sent several sermons and the Aims of the Baptist faith. No reply ever came from the Haudenosaunee Chief, but, the Baptists never gave up. Approximately thirty years of persistence and hope took shape in the form of summertime tent revival meetings, and house gatherings in the winter. This, all under the devoted leadership of two Baptist missionaries, elder John Minor and William Landon. The historical setting puts us in the this time period, twenty years after the War of 1812, and twenty years before the American Civil War. At the same time Canada was fighting her own internal war over the untamed northwest frontier, The Hudson's Bay Company versus The Northwest Fur Company. Back at the reserve, this same year also saw the faithful missionaries rewarded with permission from the Six Nations Council to build a church. Facing major opposition from The Church of England(Anglican), they broke ground in 1841, and The Tuscarora Baptist Church of The Six Nations became a reality. In 1964, the congregation moved to their new location on Fourth Line and changed the name to Ohsweken Baptist Church. Today the fellowship celebrates 180 years. (For more detailed information about the church and the history of the reserve, contact Ohsweken Baptist Church at 519-445-0589, or at Ohswekenbaptist@gmail.com).
Come Visit the Clothing Shop in Ohsweken November 2018 saw the opening of New Life Clothing, a no-charge venue for you to find great clothes, shoes coats, baby needs-you name it! Our next big day is December 8 at 10 am. Please stay afterward for a Christmas Gathering. We will have special music and entertainment from Read more about New Life Clothing[…]
Thank you to all who came to the traditional gathering on August 26. We were blessed by your presence with us. The worship time was filled with beautiful singing as people across global cultures were present. Many shared a meal and ventured on to the very hospitable Three Fires Pow-wow in spite of the heat. Read more about A TRADTIONAL GATHERING[…]