A fairly frequent visitor to a tree across from our cottage veranda. It is always interesting to note how lesser birds, as it were, react when the majestic eagle appears. There are life lessons to be observed and understood it seems to me.
All pastors take note – the District Ministerial will take place at Beulah on Sept 20-22 – from Tuesday evening meal through Thursday late morning. The dates were circulated earlier – so just a reminder. Details to follow in a dedicated email.
The Athletic Fields project at Kingswood is developing really well. The change in the land is quite impressive as the photo above indicates. This project has long been on the “someday” list and we are thankful for a lead gift from Pete and Ginnie Benson that brought life to the dream. Dedication activities will take place this fall – watch for more details.
- Shelburne Hope saw 3 baptized last Sunday. The amazing rebirth of the Shelburne church continues – PTL!
- The churches on Grand Manan held another combined service yesterday as the process leading to merger continues. Future ministry optimism is high for The Lighthouse – A Wesleyan Fellowship.
- Gloria and I worshipped at Digby Wesleyan yesterday morning. It was good to touch base with Pastor Maves and the vibrant congregation at Digby. Pastor Tim Long is in Ontario to attend his brother’s wedding.
- The district office is closed today in observance of New Brunswick Day – a provincial holiday.
- I will be speaking at Riverside Family Camp on Wednesday-Sunday of this week.
Caton’s held their annual Family Camp this past weekend with Mark Brewer as special speaker. There were 46 families registered – 15 of whom stayed in Centennial Park at Beulah while 14 tents and 4 trailers accommodated the others. There were 220+ campers and a total of circa 280 including staff and visitors on the island. This was the largest camp ever on the island. Onward and upward!
With $1416.55 raised during camp 2016, Beulah VBSers purchased their filled stable this week with a goat, cow, woolly sheep, breeding pigs, chickens, roosters, new baby chicks (lots of them), ducks, and fruit trees. This helps an entire community break the cycle of poverty. These will provide an ongoing source of income, food and health to growing girls and boys! Congratulations on your work!
THOT: “Until you follow God expecting no personal benefit, you are not really following God.” Tim Keller.
ON SECOND THOT: “Competency brings success. Character sustains it.” Stefani Yorges
BYF – Best Years Fellowship Retreat Weekend
Beulah Camp – August 26-28
Registration $20 – Meals $50 – Accommodations – various
For further info call Pastor Mel Norton at 506-328-2659
Thriving Church Conference
September 1 & 2
With guest speaker: Dr. Gary McIntosh
For more information and to register visit the Kingswood University website.