The college and university presidents that serve the educational institutions of The Wesleyan Church in North America meet annually and this year they, along with their spouses, met in our region and here hosted by President and Mrs Steve Lennox. Dr. Lennox commented: “Enjoyed hosting other Wesleyan college/university presidents and spouses in our beautiful New Brunswick.”
- Fredericton Journey baptized 6 candidates last Sunday. PTL.
- Beulah 2017 is less than 2 weeks away. Trust you plan to be present and are praying for this event which promises to be a great Kingdom experience. Do you have your ticket for the First Saturday concert? Will be an amazing day – don’t miss it.
- We are right on the cusp of pastoral transitions and families that are moving and facing the challenges of relocation and settling into a new community and a new congregation and a new home. Thanks for praying as these matters come to mind.
- “Had the privilege of dedicating 9 babies and children this morning. An exciting morning at New Hope.” – Lauren Millington
- Rev. Stewart Steeves, lifetime servant of Christ and the Church, is gravely ill in the ICU unit at the Saint John Regional. Prayer requested.
- The SATURATE conference was held in Halifax over the weekend. Sponsored by C2C, there were circa 350 in attendance. Worship was led by the team from Deep Water. Peter was among the 40 from our tribe that were present.
Our new Executive Director of Camp Ministry, Andrea Gunter, recently graduated in the top 10% of her class with an Executive MBA from the prestigious Jack Welch Management Institute. We are proud to have a Jack Welch Scholar serving our tribe as she has completed her program and is now fully engaged in her oversight of District Camp Ministry. Well done, Andrea!
As many you will remember, Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent Emerita, was appointed the first-ever Ambassador for The Wesleyan Church at the time of last year’s General Conference. I am privileged to interact with her frequently as part of a small feedback group. Those conversations are always inspiring as the open doors that she enjoys to represent the Cause and our church in the halls of power and influence are very significant. The following came just a couple of days ago:
“Just finished an interesting time in DC for World Refugee Day. Speaking on behalf of refugees, asking that the ceiling be raised, speaking on behalf of Persecuted Christians, and bringing awareness of all that churches do on behalf of refugees that is not known. This was organized by World Relief.
Began at the State Dept, various senators and congress persons offices, Speaker Paul Ryan and concluded at the White House with the Chief of Staff for Ivanka Trump. I was amazed at the stories from our group of all that the churches are doing locally. These are all Evangelical churches so it introduced the administration to a new group of evangelicals they had never met. I stressed to the various officials that around the table we represented millions of people with these same hearts and the dollars spent by churches had not been quantified which are helping refugees assimilate into American Society as opposed to ghettoizing as they have done in Europe. I reread our (TWC ) position paper on Refugees and I spoke in alignment with the paper.”
I was honoured to serve as denominational representative at the Central Canada District Conference last week held at Centennial Road Church in Brockville, ON. The business flowed smoothly and Kingdom progress was reported. Central Canada has a very refreshing reality in its multi-cultural ministry and strong focus on church planting. Dr. Steve Lennox preached at a pre-conference rally and I preached at the rally held during the conference where we also heard from Kevin Harney by video.
THOT: “The role of the church is to be a good and awkward neighbour to the State. It earns its place by asking unwelcome questions.” – Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury
ON SECOND THOT: “If we are to better the future, we must disturb the present.” – Catherine Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army
BONUS THOT: “It is a leader’s job to challenge the status quo. And when you do, you make enemies.” – Carly Fiorina
July 8 2017, 7:00 pm Tabernacle
Mark is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.
$30 General Seating
$35 Day of concert for all remaining seats
$40 Premium Seating (SOLD OUT)
To purchase tickets by credit card please call the District Office at (506) 468-2286 or mail cheques payable to the “Atlantic District” to:
1830 Mountain Rd
Moncton, NB E1G 1A9
Getting ready to plan your summer vacation? Why not celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by exploring one of its most beautiful regions – the Maritimes! To help make that happen, Kingswood has put together an unbeatable deal! Check it out here: https://www.kingswood.edu/150
Missionary Alumni Fellowship
Sunday, July 9th at 3 PM at Beulah Hotel Dining Room
Missionaries past, present and future are invited for a light dessert, easy fellowship and a word from missionaries past, present and future.