CHRIST IS BORN!
“The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” (Ralph Sockman)
Merry Christmas! The pendulum of history is eternally marked by Anno Domini (the year of our Lord), when the miraculous fulfillment of hundreds of years of prophecy opened wide the door of fullness and abundance through the new covenant in His blood, poured out for us all.
Tune in next week for highlights from our Christmas Eve services sent to me this week by our pastors. I am enjoying a couple weeks of family vacation through January 6th, however, I will be available by cell in the event of an emergency. The District Office will be closed until January 2nd.
Later today, my side of the family is gathering for Christmas dinner – our first without Dad, who has been enjoying his eternal reward since February. Today many of us will face the bittersweet of grief in precious memories balanced with gratitude for the hope of being reunited in Christ. We are not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes! Ellen joins me in wishing you and your family all of God’s best in this wonderful season of celebration and renewal.
With His hope,
2017 Gift Catalogue
The World Hope Canada Christmas Catalog is now available online. To receive a printed copy by mail, please call Tori at 613.482.1499.
Did someone say ROAD TRIP? Pack your bags, Kingswood University is loading up a coach bus and heading to FUEL 2018 in Fishers, Indiana! Join us!
We understand the cost of travel is high for us Atlantic & Central Canadians. FUEL is an amazing event for our Wesleyan Next Gen. Youth & Children’s Pastors and we would love to help make it possible for you to be a part of it!
KU is partnering with our Central and Atlantic Districts to help lower the travel cost for you! If you are interested in traveling with us, please register online
to reserve your spot! Space is limited, first come, first serve! We will only travel if there is enough interest! Please RSVP by NO LATER than January 5th, 2018!
Bus will depart from Sussex, NB for continuous travel to Fisher, IN. Pick up locations will be Sussex, Fredericton, Woodstock, Brockville, ON, and Kingston, ON.
Dates: January 31, 2018 – February 4th, 2018
I am responsible for my own:
FUEL registration https://www.wesleyan.org/event/fuel
$165 to KU towards travel costs.
Food/Spending money during travel days
RSVP to KU to save your spot no later than January 5th, 2018
Has your church been considering launching a Celebrate Recovery ministry? Please consider joining us for a two day forum hosted by Deep Water Church and our CR Ministry. See first hand how a CR night works, and on day 2 hear some of the nuts and bolts required to get you started.
Are you in? Register your church today for just $30. For further info please contact Shaun firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 225-6849.
Who: Ken Banks (Connection – Truro) will facilitate this day of dialog and shared learning
Where: Edgett Boardroom at District Office
When: Monday, January 15th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (lunch included for those who preregister on or before January 10th
Zoom: If you can’t get to Moncton, we would still love to have you involved as a virtual participant through Zoom
Registration: Email Ken Banks (email@example.com) to indicate if you will be in Moncton or join us online
What: A word from Ken Banks…
We will be discussing potential solutions to move your church from maintenance or survival mode. This is intended as a time for all of us to talk about struggles, barriers, opportunities, ideas and to pray – a ‘let’s figure this out together’ opportunity. I encourage you to make plans to join me as we lean into the Tribe to see God-honouring things happen in 2018!