Beulah 2014 is now history. It was a camp of stark contrasts from Hurricane Arthur and three days of no electrical power to a beautiful sunny and warm closing weekend. A high degree of flexibility and positive attitude were everywhere evident amidst the rattle of generators, intermittent water supply and the “when the sun goes down, it’s dark” reality.
- A clear sense of the Master’s presence on the camp, especially in the deeply anointed service on Thursday morning.
- Extremely positive response to the eight preachers from our district and to Rev Isaac Smith, our special speaker for the weekend.
- Ordination of three – Tom Cann, Jacob Ebbett and Scott Wood.
- Appointment of our first ever full-time Assistant District Superintendent, Rev. Peter Moore. So good to have Peter, Ellen and the girls back home in Atlantic.
- VBS and Jr VBS with 150+ children and Youth program for circa 100 teens.
- Exciting baptism in the river the closing Sunday.
- The Church Has Left the Building – a community missions service that featured a truly amazing variety of ministries many of our churches have in their communities.
- Our closing rally that highlighted upcoming short-term mission teams; launched Upon This Rock which will see three churches planted in Newfoundland in five years; reported the Relaunch thrust of Bangor Pathway; unpacked the Maximizing Impact weekend at Corbett and the miracle of the little green house. We repeatedly declared that, “We are a community of welcome and witness. We embrace a message of grace and truth, hope and holy living.”
- Moving communion service and a special prayer time for healing, both on Sunday morning.
- Election of HC Wilson to a four-year term as District Superintendent.
NOTE: IMA will be back to the normal format next week.
THOT: “The most important thing in my life is Christ. He’s more important to me than winning or losing or whether I’m playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus.” -Tim Howard, USA World Cup soccer goalie.
ON SECOND THOT: “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank
Best Years Fellowship – Aug 15-17. Details to follow from director Rev. Mel Norton. Save the dates.