Good Tuesday morning! I am in Indianapolis this week and plan to return to Beulah late on Sunday after speaking at the Irving Chapel in Buctouche on Sunday morning.
IMA next week will be the last edition as we have known it. Thanks to all of you who have so faithfully read it each week and the many supportive comments I have received. IMA began as a very limited circulation piece to pastors who had email at the time. It has since grown to a few hundred people receiving it each week and I have truly enjoyed keeping in touch in this way.
Jason Rooney who has recently been serving as youth pastor in Presque Isle has accepted the near unanimous vote to be pastor at the church in Monticello. Jason and his wife will be assuming responsibilities there within the next few weeks.
Those of you who are children’s ministry directors will have recently received a very creative note from Linda Lamos, our District Children’s Ministry Director. It’s good stuff – be sure and read it!
I am very pleased to announce that in a conference call of the World Hope Canada board held last evening we unanimously elected a new executive director. Due to sensitivities at the candidate’s present place of employment, the name cannot be released at this time but the board is fully confident that the individual selected will provide focused, high quality leadership. A full announcement will be made in mid-September.
Nick and Elizabeth Graham (Havelock, NB) are looking for helpers to assist them with the junior VBS (ages 4 and 5) at Beulah. If you have interest, please email Beth at email@example.com
Don’t forget – largest offering in Beulah history – Sunday evening, July 15th. In fact, it’s already the largest offering and we haven’t even passed the plates yet. Advanced gifts have been coming in reflecting strong support and high motivation toward this project. Don’t miss this rising tide! Be a part of history.
Announcements from Bethany:
• Résumés are now being received by BBC for the fulltime position of Director of Maintenance. This may be of interest to candidates with exemplary Christian character and experience in the trades and interior renovations. If you enjoy working in a team environment, and you take pride in having buildings and grounds well cared for, this could be the position for you! Please contact Rev. Kirk Sabine at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete job description.
• All Atlantic District pastoral staff & their spouses are invited to a pre-Camp Meeting Luncheon hosted by Bethany Bible College. Luncheon will be served at the Beulah Dining Hall on Friday, July 6th at 12:30 PM. RSVP to Bethany via email – email@example.com or toll free to 1-888-432-4444.
• Bethany is hosting a bus trip from Beulah to Sussex on Wednesday, July 11th. The bus will depart immediately after morning service at Beulah Camp and lunch will be served at the Bethany campus. Guests will have opportunity to observe progress on the new Chapel as well as see other campus improvements. Space is limited and a sign-up sheet will be available beginning Friday night, June 6th at the Bethany display table at Beulah Camp.
• BBC has an available position for fulltime Admissions Counsellor. Employment to commence August 15, 2007. Interested applicants should contact Kathy Shanks at 1-506-432-4402 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Halifax Metro and Head of Millstream are still in the pastoral search process. Candidates are under consideration in both situations and a continuing interest in your prayers is requested.
Chris Conrad, Director of Church Planter Development for our denomination, was recently on our district. He made coaching visits with Michael & Tammy Hutton in Sydney, and Darren & Janel Clark in Conception Bay South. We appreciate Chris being with us and his interest in our planting projects.
THOT: No hand can block out the sun. – Chinese Proverb