Atlantic Connexion

Fiona-Inspired Worship in the Atrium
Fiona. Like Juan, it is a name that will be remembered for years to come for the havoc and destruction it wreaked on our region this weekend. Every church made wise decisions to serve what was best for the safety of each congregation. And even though the power was out in many locations, many churches found a way to gather anyway. Interim Lead Pastor Jim Clements and the leaders of Monctonheld a spirited and Spirit-filled Atrium service in spite of being off the grid.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are offered for those in need across the Atlantic provinces, and the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ is already taking place as reports are being shared. Check out the Fun Bonus in Points to Ponder below to see what Connection (Luke Anderson) did to serve those without power in Truro last night.
New Lead Pastor Orientation
The first full New Pastor Orientation since pre-pandemic was offered this week at Beulah Camp & Conference Center for those who have accepted new first chair assignments during the past two years. Special thanks to Assistant DS Scott Prime (New Hope), Evan Oxner (Amherst), and Doug Ingersoll (Wesleyan Retirement Plan) for joining the district team to provide a thorough introduction to the many benefits and opportunities available through our Atlantic Tribe.
Journey Wesleyan Team Building Session
One of the highlights of my current Kingdom role is the opportunity to serve our Pastoral Teams on occasion with a morning of connection and team building. God is at work in exciting ways through the Journey (Matt Maxwell) family and the staff shared encouraging reports on Tuesday morning last week about the level of post-pandemic engagement they are experiencing in their fall launch of ministries. In-person attendance for primary worship has been near or over the 400 mark for several Sundays this month.
During our Tuesday AM session, some of the Ukrainian families who have relocated to Canada because of the war were introduced to us all by Missions Pastor Scott Wood (pictured lower left). The congregation has committed to provide placement for several families who have been displaced for their own safety. One Ukrainian couple who had been serving as missionaries in Poland, searched online to find a church in Canada that had a reputation for serving this need and moved to Fredericton because of how God is using Journey to make a difference for so many!

  • Love Atlantic got a jump start on Sunday as Journey attendees enjoyed a BBQ fundraiser in support of Fredericton High School’s Kats’ Kitchen – a program that provides free breakfasts and lunches for those who need them. Providing food security is so important to the learning process – a well fed mind learns best! Congratulations to Brenna Maxwell for leading the charge (pictured lower right) to inspire generous giving that exceeded $2K!

And speaking of Love Atlantic…

Last Week to Register for this Amazing Opportunity
Check out this helpful 5 minute video narrated by Jay Muir (Kings). If you only have a minute for a quick review, just CLICK HERE to jump to timestamp 3:05 to get the details on what will be available for you to use on Canadian Thanksgiving Sunday to celebrate Love Atlantic with your church family.

  • This includes some GREAT information and tips on how to host an effective Celebration Sunday after you pour out radical generosity in your communities throughout the week during Love Atlantic. Your church should be able to powerfully worship and testify to the goodness of God for all the amazing stories we witness during that week.

CLICK HERE for the latest Love Atlantic Newsletter with lots of helpful information – it’s not to late to register and join the 123 Kingdom locations and ministry partners ready to launch on October 2nd!

We are so blessed by the leadership of President Steve Lennox as he effectively guides Kingswood University into an increasingly post-pandemic context.

  • The successful Vision Tour cruise just concluded is pictured above. Steve shared, “The response among the 17 guests was very positive.”
  • Friday (Sep 23rd) night’s Honours Recognition Banquet invested a record amount in donor funded scholarships of more than $140K – PTL!
  • The recent golf classic raised the highest amount in sponsorships and the highest amount in donations from golfers ever ($65K+).
  • This week’s Spiritual Emphasis services are being led by special guest speaker is Dr. Amanda Drury from Indiana Wesleyan University (pictured lower right). Please join in praying for these services today (Tuesday) and Wednesday.
CLICK HERE to access a treasure-trove of Pastor Appreciation resources for your local church leaders to use in blessing your pastors this October!

Joanne Ozon (Hope) shared this powerful perspective as you consider the ways you will appreciate your pastor(s) in the weeks ahead…

  • If people knew how many hours a Pastor prays, cries, and pours their all out to God over the church – their family. This generation we are in today is one of the most difficult generations. The love Pastors pour out for their church family is something that is far more… than words could ever explain. The life of a Pastor is one you are called to – it’s not a career, it’s a calling that brings many hurts, challenges, joy, and a lot of love. No matter what denomination you in, take a moment to pray for your pastor, who is just as human as everyone else, lifting people up in power of love and prayer.
Framework LBA Officially Begins Pastoral Search
A very energizing evening of collaboration and discernment was shared at Hub Coffee last Monday evening with the Framework LBA. Lead Pastor Bud Fancy will step down next summer to make way for the next Kingdom leader of this amazing church family. CLICK HERE to review the Transition Info available online.
DBMD Executive Completes Annual ASR Review
Our ministerial family is well served by the DBMD Executive ably Chaired by Dale MacDonald (Woodstock). This week’s annual review of ASR’s included Evan Oxner for his first meeting as Assistant Secretary. A thorough review of the recent addition to the DBMD annual interviews with the Purity & Freedom component included counsel and input from District Clergy Care Coordinator Allen Lee on Zoom from Kingswood University and Made for More Ministries Co-Directors, Jay & Sharon Guptill (Browns Flat Fellowship).
Ellen joins me in expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District for the following families…

  • Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are offered for the children and extended family of Mrs. Patricia (Patsy) Bagley on her passing Friday morning. We lift up Dianne Banks (Stanley), Robert Bagley (Brenda), Marilyn Cann (Stephen) and Peter Bagley (Patty). A Celebration of LIfe will be held by Browns Flat Fellowship at the Beulah Dining Hall on Friday, October 14th @ 2:00 p.m.
  • We also extend our loving support to Mrs. Carol Otis, Rev. Ed & Marilyn Otis, and the entire Otis family on Thursday’s passing of Ed’s father, Mr. Jock Otis. CLICK HERE for his obituary with opportunity to post expressions of care during these days of grief. The obituary notes many connections in our district family who are directly impacted by his passing, including his sister, Mrs. Merle Gorveatte who is also grieving the passing of her husband, Ken, in recent days. His funeral service will be held in Norton Wesleyan Church this coming Wednesday, September 28th @ 2:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for those in our ministerial family who are able to make the ministry of your presence possible for these important opportunities to support one another.

Love Atlantic Starts THIS Sunday!
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.

  • 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).
Water Matters!
World Hope International (Tanya Nace) and social venture Tap Effect are connecting homes with clean water. CLICK HERE to find out more or to connect a family to clean water.


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