Robin Mark, well-known composer of such songs as “Days of Elijah” and “Jesus, All for Jesus” …and many more current Christian worship songs will be concert with Geoff Moore this Saturday evening, May 12, 7:30 PM, at King’s Valley, Quispamsis. Tickets may be purchased at the Baptist Book Room in Saint John, at KV, or online at http://www.uniteproductions.com/ Robin was the worship leader at The Gathering in Orlando in January and was outstanding, to say the very least.
David Way, who serves as Director of the Community Chaplaincy Services in Moncton, has been appointed as Pastor of Care here at the Moncton church.
Hammonds Plains – Cornerstone (Denn Guptill) completed their Step-Up Campaign with receiving commitments last Sunday, April 29th. The weekly commitments increased to more than $4,000 – up almost 70% from last year’s giving of approximately $2,400/week. This significant increase, which reflects continued growth in the church, makes possible the fulltime employment of Jason Vienneau as assistant pastor.
Eden Michelle Horner arrived last week weighing in at 9 lbs. 2 oz. She was welcomed by mom and dad, Neil and Heidi, (Woodstock) and sister Ella. Congratulations!
Linda Lamos, our District Children’s Ministry Director, issued an effective e-letter this week to our children’s workers under the title, We Are Not Defeated. Thanks, Linda, for your leadership.
Easton (Matt Maxwell) recently conducted an evangelism program entitled, The Jerusalem Experience. Assistant pastor, Vaughn Martin, reports that the lower level of the church was converted to look like Jerusalem would have looked 2000 years ago with shopkeepers, blacksmith, weavers, basket making, carpenters, and the like. They even had a small petting zoo. There were 84 volunteers from the church who helped and over 250 visitors attended. The Gospel was clearly presented and seed was sown.
Havelock, NB (Nick Graham) has just completed renovations to the church building with new windows and siding throughout. An excellent improvement.
The Men’s Convention was held at King’s Valley this past weekend under the leadership of Ken McGeorge and his crew. The convention was a time of spiritual refreshment, challenge and instruction. “The Holy Spirit was present and that was very obvious right from the start.” Thanks to Ken and particularly to the men at KV for their hard work and leadership.
The largest single offering in Beulah Camp history – Sunday night, July 15, 2007. Don’t miss it!
Walter and Margo Perry will be completing their pastoral service at Norton this summer and will be moving to Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, sometime in August. Walter will be assuming the position of volunteer assistant pastor at the Solid Rock church, which is pastored by son and daughter-in-law, Graham and Rebecca Perry. They are making a one-year commitment to this position and would welcome both prayer and financial support for this special endeavour.
Brown’s Flat (Wayne Briggs) reports that spring has come to Beulah and the folks are returning. There were approximately 70 in church yesterday and everyone is gearing up for the summer ministries.
This past week was focused on General Board and related matters. On Tuesday, I was unanimously elected as the General Director of Global Partners (Wesleyan World Missions) and following the board meeting, I spent three days in the GP office. I was also pleased to announce to the staff that Rev. Peter Moore will be joining the department as the Director of Operations. This obviously means that World Hope Canada is in the search process for an Executive Director and I have already been in communication with the World Hope Board.
Gloria and I also had the privilege of interacting with Steve and Heather Bradley, as well as enjoying a BBQ with Jon and Melody Steppe, and Tim and Gayla Guptill, and their families. Tim is very motivated about returning to the district and pastoring at Olivet.
I will be functioning in a shared responsibility arrangement with the district and GP through to the end of Beulah Camp. There are many transitional matters to be dealt with and an interest in your prayers and understanding will be deeply appreciated.
THOT: Passion is the energy that turns vision into action. – Peter Urs Bender