The Lighthouse on Grand Manan celebrated Tim Guptill’s pastoral installation at the conclusion of yesterday morning’s service. This is the first of seven this fall. This new and gifted pastoral team is generating high confidence and momentum for the days ahead!
Several district churches enjoyed the live simulcast with more than 400 leaders in Moncton this week and at The Rock Church – Bangor for the annual Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. Thanks to Shane Grant (Moncton Wesleyan) for providing access to the GLS 2017 Community Notes. Three Atlantic Canada locations will repeat the GLS in October in Halifax, Saint John, & St. John’s. A great annual resource to develop and deepen the leadership bench of your church.
Tim Long (Live Well Community) recently baptized a new couple and dedicated their daughter on the same day as they responded to a “Build the Church” sermon series based on the book of Acts. Days of Kingdom renewal are rising on the Digby Neck!
- Earlier this summer, Havelock Wesleyan, NB (Glen McVicar) entered a float in the Canada Day 150th Parade and won 3rd place – O Canada!
- Congratulations to President Stephen & Eileen Lennox (Kingswood University) as they received word this week their applications for Permanent Residency in Canada have been approved!
- Two of our Wesleyan leaders have been featured this summer on Carey Neiuhof’s Canadian Church Leaders Podcast – check out these great interviews with Brent Ingersoll (Kings Church) on July 2nd and Stephen Elliott (Kingswood University) on August 7th – and if you haven’t already subscribed to this great resource, why not?
- Shawn Craven (Havelock Wesleyan, NS) will have surgery (to be scheduled) before the end of August to remove half of his liver and all of the tumour. His surgeon is optimistic no further treatment will be required – please pray our Great Physician will bring total healing and a speedy recovery. It was announced yesterday to the Havelock Wesleyan family that Charles & Ruby Bain will be serving as Interim Senior Pastor (with Tracy Marr) for three months effective next Sunday until Shawn is ready to return. Special thanks to the Atlantic Tribe for all your prayer and support of the Cravens and for the Bains as first-class, proven Kingdom servants who will once again step into the gap for the HWC family.
GLS Thot: We naturally criticize something we don’t understand or can’t control. We must overcome this. The moment you start criticizing, you stop learning. When you stop learning, you stop leading. When you stop leading, your people wither. (Andy Stanley)
On Second GLS Thot: You don’t have to compete with evil. Forgive them. (Immaculee Ilibagiza)
Bonus GLS Thot: All great leadership flows from great dreams. Fear is the silent destroyer of dreams and a leader’s potential. (Gary Haugen)
Calling all families with kids & teens! We are planning for a fun Family Camp Weekend at Beulah for Labour Day weekend, Sept. 1-4. This event is geared specifically to families with kids or teens and is intentionally priced to be an affordable getaway before the kids head back to school. We need your help! To gauge if there is enough interest to make this camp all it could be, we need to know by this Wednesday, August 16, if your family is interested. Check out the Beulah Camp website for all the details and to register and let us know by Wednesday if you’re in! http://www.beulahcamp.com/familycampweekend
Payment by cheque mailed to the Atlantic District or with credit card by calling the District Office on (506) 383-8326 – Moncton office, Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm
JOY Ministry Seniors Weekend
JOY Ministries – Just Older Youth! Join us for this year’s BYF retreat. A full range of activities awaits with worship, entertainment, food and fellowship. Come catch up with old friends and make news ones over this fun weekend.
Speaker – Rev. Dave McElhinney
Registration Forms are at District Office or your Lead Pastor.
Special Thanks from World Hope Canada for a successful pie-in-the-face event that raised nearly $500 at Beulah Family Camp – here are a few pics to go along with this happy moment for Dr. HC on his final night as my DS!