Atlantic Connexion

Baptism Sunday’s Are Best!
Connection (Luke Anderson) celebrated four baptisms this Sunday – PTL! They already have more scheduled for next week too. One of the four (pictured lower left) is Luke & Breanne’s middle daughter, Maxanna. Luke shared, “Nothing like baptizing your kids!”

Other Atlantic Highlights…

  • Joanne Ozon (Hope) was featured in the most recent edition of WesLife this month. CLICK HERE to check out this story and while you are there, why not click on the subscribe button to receive this fantastic source of updates on God at work across North America!
  • Havelock (Shawn Craven) moved their Sunday worship to an earlier time starting last Sunday to launch a new expression in their Discipleship Pathway. Following the service more than half the congregation stayed to take part in “Digging Deeper” small groups to unpack the message application and pray with each other. Hats off to Assistant Pastor Kathryn Brooks for this excellent idea to take people deeper in their discipleship growth. Shawn shared, “We are getting different people to facilitate discussion each week. Kathryn creates discussion guide as I preach. Seems like a win. We have not had that many people in small groups regularly for a long time. Really good feedback after.”
Kingswood University hosted the annual KU Golf Classic on Friday. The weather was perfect, and the there was a strong turnout. Want to observe an event that is executed with excellence from start to finish? Just come out next year and watch Debbie Benson and the incredible team of staff and volunteers work their magic. Morale and spirited fun are vibes that shape this fantastic day spent with friends – old and new!

  • $65,100 was raised – the highest amount in its 26-year history. The proceeds of the KU Classic go entirely for student scholarships. This missional investment in raising Kingdom leaders makes winners of everyone who participates (donors and players). The Saint John First(Graham Perry) foursome on the upper left was awarded both “Most Honest” and “Most Raised” with over $8K of the total.

Most impressive was Nathan Perry’s total amount raised. Pictured upper right with President Steve Lennox, Nathan was highlighted as having raised the most in one tournament by any single golfer – $5,200! CLICK HERE to see what his proud Dad had to say. Nathan announced the $3K top student scholarship would be named in honour of his late grandmother, Margo “GoGo” Perry. It was a beautiful moment.

Hats off to President Steve & Eileen for hosting another effective Kingdom win!
SAVE THE DATE for next year’s KU Classic: September 8, 2023
Bud Fancy shared a heartfelt announcement with the Framework family on Sunday’s fall launch outdoor service. He will conclude serving as Lead Pastor on July 9, 2023, after completing 50 years of full-time ministry! Bud tag-teamed this news with ViceChair John Christie at the conclusion of the service as additional information was provided regarding next steps for the Pastoral Search process ahead. Bud and Irene have no plans to move from Presque Isle and will offer their full support in the next chapter of leadership for God’s story through this prevailing church family in the County.
Love Atlantic Registration Still Open!
Nearly 90 Kingdom locations have already registered to join Love Atlantic! There is still time to register your church family so you do not miss out on being part of what God has in store to let our good works and generosity shine for His glory.

It is exciting to see how the unity of the Church is preparing for a powerful message of impact in our region. CLICK HERE to check out all the excellent resources available to help your church get involved.

ATTENTION: Friends of The King’s Highway

Given the importance of The King’s Highway to both the history of the Reformed Baptist Church and to our province’s religious and social history, we are seeking to have a complete set. We plan to keep up to 2 hard copies of each issue in the Mullen Heritage Archives, and to digitize the entire collection. If you have copies of any of the issues between 1890-1912, please contact Assistant Curator Rose Staples at Thank you for being part of this work of remembering and celebrating the history of God’s faithfulness in our Atlantic Tribe.

Water Matters!
World Hope International (Tanya Nace) and social venture Tap Effect are connecting homes to clean water in rural Cambodia. CLICK HERE to find out more or to connect a family to clean water.
Ellen joins me in expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District family on the losses impacting two of our families this past week.

  • For Dave & Vicki Rowe (Framework) on Sunday’s passing of his father, David. We offer condolences as well to his mother, Hazel, and their children Victoria (Framework) and Tyler. A private family service will be conducted outside of Calais, Maine in Charlotte later this week.
  • Also for Fred & Melissa Whittier (Saint John First) on Wednesday’s passing of her father, Sheldon Lomax. We offer condolences as well to her mother, Trudy, and their children Caleb and Meagan. CLICK HERE for his obituarywith opportunity to post condolences and for details regarding the Memorial Service on Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. at SJ1.
Special Ministerial Connections
God often inspires special connections in our ministerial family to provide comfort during times of loss and grief. Wayne Robertson (Houlton) was there to visit with Dave Rowe and his family on Sunday as his father passed.

  • The screenshot above was another special connection captured in a text from Fred Whittier to Denn Guptill (Cornerstone). Denn recently published, A Fisherman’s Tale, which was purchased by Melissa’s parents this summer. It was the last book they would read together and Fred sent this note to Denn last week.

Fred shared about his Father-in-Law, “For 22 years, I’ve told both Sheldon and Trudy that I am their favourite son in law.  Truth be told, however, he was everything I wanted a father in law to be.  He was a man committed to his faith, his family and his friends.  I have never met a person that was more loved, honoured and respected like he was.”

  • The thoughtfulness and kindness modeled by these connections create powerfully rich and healing moments when we love each other well through the tough times. What a tribe – love our Atlantic family!
  • Faith is made active in the times when God’s movement is not obvious. He is still taking ground whether we see it or not. (Brett Laidlaw)
  • The depth of relationship should determine the depth and speed of your response. (Carey Nieuwhof)
  • As we continue our current debate about whether “quiet quitting” is about burnout or just slacking off, let’s agree that when it comes to the mission of the Church, … the lukewarm nature of quietly quitting isn’t an option. (James Emery White)
Love Atlantic – Registration Open!
The Love Atlantic website is now open for church registration!  Every church is encouraged to join in and participate. You get to decide the best level of engagement for your church family. I am asking every Atlantic District Church to register on or before September 11th.

  • Need a refresher? CLICK HERE to review the promo video. Go to to find out more. Sign up right away and start promoting the ways your church leadership wants to engage in sharing Jesus’ love with no strings attached for God’s glory. One Week. One Church. One Love!
Harvest Women’s Conference
Registration for Harvest is OPEN! It’s been 3 LONG YEARS since women from all over the Maritimes gathered to encounter God and connect with each other Harvest Conference. IT. IS. TIME! We are excited and expectant for the Kingdom HARVEST at this year’s conference and we hope to see YOU there!

For more information and to register, head over to

Abuse Prevention Ministry Training – Two Options

The national office of The Wesleyan Church of Canada is pleased to announce an “Abuse Prevention” webinar in partnership with the organization Plan to Protect. The live webinar will take place on two Saturdays – October 15th & 29th from 10:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Standard Time (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Time). These are identical live presentations so participants only need to choose to attend one of the two events.

All pastors, leaders of specialized ministries, board members, and/or lay ministry leaders who work with children, teens or the vulnerable are welcomed and highly encouraged to attend. Cost is $5/person and is made payable to your local church, which will forward the registration fee to the national office. Join us as we proactively take steps to reduce the likelihood that any form of abuse would tragically happen in or through the ministries of our local churches, camping/retreat ministries, counseling centres, chaplain ministries, global ministry settings, etc.

Click on the QR codes above to register, and then submit the $5 fee to your local church treasurer and ask them to forward this payment to our national office. You may also register by clicking to select the link for your preferred date of participation:

Short-Term Missions Opportunities
World Hope International (Canada) is sending short-term teams again and would love for you to consider taking part. WHI works to offer opportunity, dignity and hope in vulnerable communities around the world. Would you be interested in seeing the impact for yourself? Pastors and lay leaders are invited to connect at for more information or to apply.  Upcoming trips: Cambodia (October 10-21) and Sierra Leone (November 1-12).


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