Happy Canada Day! …And, welcome to the last edition of “It’s Monday Again” as we have known it. Thanks to so many of you for your kind comments about this method of communication. It’s been a joy to serve you and to keep in contact in this way.
Gloria and I had the privilege this morning of being at the beautiful Irving Memorial Chapel in Buctouche where I was the speaker for the service. We also enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship and interaction with the Irving family over lunch at their summer home.
We will be going to Beulah tomorrow (Monday) and the office will be entirely operational there through mid to late August. The new DS will determine when the office will relocate to Moncton and I am certain word of that will be circulated in due course. Tomorrow is a statutory holiday in Canada and the office will be closed.
Mrs. Faye Adams passed away early this morning and her funeral is Tuesday at 11 AM at Saint John First Wesleyan and we will be attending. Faye was a strong and generous supporter of the ministries of the District and of Beulah Camp in particular.
For those of you who have not yet paid your 2007 lot lease, the $50 early payment discount period that expired yesterday, June 30th, is being extended to Friday, July 5th. Due to Canada Day and the Faye Adams’ funeral, the office will reopen Tuesday afternoon.
The Woodstock church is replacing their pews with chairs and as a result has 24 pews for sale. They are 14 ft. long with a slight curve. For further information, contact the church office at 506-328-3263.
The Baptist and Wesleyan churches in Havelock, NB (Nick Graham) held a community outdoor Canada celebration service today with approximately 150 in attendance. There were many positive remarks concerning this combined effort and a number of unchurched people present.
Congratulations to Candace Michelle Kavanaugh (daughter of Rick and Marcia, Presque Isle) and Andrew Jacob Henne who were married yesterday, June 30th. Candace and Andy met while attending BBC and we wish them God’s best.
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
Beulah Camp 2007 starts in just five days. Be sure to check the website for program details. There are a number of special events this year. Don’t forget the largest offering in Beulah history on Sunday, the 15th. More will be said about this during camp but this is a very crucial giving moment that truly requires our broad and generous and, in some cases, sacrificial response.
Gloria joins with me in saying a sincere “thank you” for the privilege of serving you these 11 years – this has been an incredibly fulfilling season of ministry for us. We will see many of you at Beulah in the next few days…
THOT: We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – John L. Mason