The annual Encounter Weekend was held at Kingswood over the last few days. “Packed house” was how it was described. Future enrollment looking up. Speaking of Kingswood, they just completed a very positive Vision Tour as President Lennox continues to imprint the ministry of the university.
Nackawic raised $7,859 in their annual well water service last Sunday. This now makes 51 wells the church has funded through Gospel for Asia. There were 82 present (LYA 57) for this day of celebration.
- Jon Stephens has accepted an assignment on staff at Fredericton Corbett effective immediately while waiting for clearance from US Immigration to move to the US and into the position he earlier accepted there. Welcome Jon for this season of ministry.
- David Rowe has accepted the position of District Youth President effective immediately.
- Kentville New Hope held a Missions Golf Tournament a few days ago – lots of fun, fellowship and funds for Great Commission support – great idea.
- Peter spent the weekend in Newfoundland as Prodigal Church held an excellent community event on Saturday. Don’t miss IMA next week for more details and pictures. Onward and upward.
- Moncton raised over $15K for water for Babaco, the village in Haiti they are supporting. They placed 4 bottles around the auditorium in which the congregation could place money. The goal of $15K was surpassed in one Sunday. Their seniors group also recently celebrated Friend Day with a goal of 100 seniors to be present – 121 actually showed up.
- Last week, I held Maximizing Impact (MI) follow up meetings at Woodstock and Bangor The River. Will be doing two more this week at Truro and Wood’s Harbour. Highly valued feedback and accountability as MI moves forward and is refined for further effectiveness.
- Gloria and I were at Beals Island yesterday morning where I spoke in the service. It was a special blessing to hear their organist Leon Crowley play “The Love of God” on the only pipe organ the district has presently or has ever had. I first heard Leon play that song more than 50 years ago. Great morning with “lobstah” to boot. Bucket list…….
Kings Church hosted KCHarvest2016 over the weekend. This high impact women conference drew in excess of 400 women for a powerful encounter with the Master.
Last Sunday following the service, a number of young families wanted a picture of their children taken with the sign where the new church on Grand Manan will be built. Great idea – the church of tomorrow with their picture taken on the location where the church of tomorrow will be built.
THOT: “Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief in God.” -Bonhoeffer
ON SECOND THOT: “ The church does not exist for the sake of its members; it exists to continue the mission of Jesus.” – Leslie Newbigin