Atlantic Connexion

It was Bridge Sunday on Beals Island this weekend at The Reach (Andy Phillips). An Open House on Saturday afternoon hosted several dozen guests from the community as The Reach family prepared to celebrate a standing stone in a lengthy season of merger transition. Special thanks to Andy and the two former ViceChairs – Willis Beal (middle) and William Otto (far right) – for their tremendous display of solidarity and perseverance over these past three and a half years.

  • With renovations and upgrades completed, the Beals Campus will now host Sunday morning worship after the merger of the former congregations had been worshipping at the Jonesport Campus since Easter of 2019. Sunday marked the bookend of this merger as Andy shared several historical highlights over the 100+ year history of both former congregations.

Bridge Sunday concluded with a rededication of the building followed by a great hymn accompanied by the only pipe organ on the Atlantic District with a potluck dinner at the Hilyard Building afterward. Approximately 50 were present in-person with about 20 online taking part in the livestream.

Fisherman’s Service @ West Head
West Head (Vince Robertson) held its annual Fisherman’s Service with good attendance and more than 20 visitors on Saturday evening. Churches across fishing communities in the region offer these special opportunities to minister to fisher families in preparation for Dumping Day which marks the beginning of the lobster season.
Dr. Wayne Schmidt – Thanksgiving Address
CLICK HERE to be inspired as General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt offers his annual American Thanksgiving greeting to the Church.

  • The 2022 edition of The Discipline is now available with updated content from the action of General Conference in May. CLICK HERE to download your free PDF copy.
Caton’s Island Session – Camp Board
Wednesday’s in-person meeting was moved to Zoom with winter weather hitting the region. It was another full day of excellent leadership at the hands of Executive Director Tami Mutch-Ketch, which began with a focussed time of prayer! The completion of the Choate Dining Hall Expansion was a celebrated highlight. Significant shifts in the management structure of Camp Leadership will be introduced in the summer of 2023 as we prepare to meet and grow beyond the 2025 goal of having 2,025 campers.

  • 2022 marked the highest number of campers ever on Caton’s Island with 1,838 – 90% of Director Dean Stephenson’s goal! Stay tuned for February registration information. This would be a strategic Christmas season to consider an extra gift to serve how Caton’s Island provides a key resource to unleash local churches for transformed lives.
Port Maitland (Barry Vernon) partnered with the Harbour Authority this past weekend to serve a pancake breakfast for the community. Barry shared, “We had about 80 people come through. The most we have ever had for a pancake breakfast. We collected donations for the foodbank and there was even a Santa for the kids. It was a huge win for us to be able to reach that many people but it was equally huge for us that people were stepping up to donate pancake supplies and to serve – lots of positive feedback!”

  • The church also hosted a combined Fisherman’s Service yesterday with the local Baptist church with over 50 in attendance including several fishermen.
Woodstock Wesleyan Ministry Upgrade
Woodstock’s (Dale MacDonald) sanctuary platform received a transformation this week from a dedicated group of volunteers and the fabulous design crew of More Than Design Inc. Hats off to the progressive thinking of the Woodstock Wesleyan Church for enhancing a relevant and beautiful space where people can feel comfortable to explore their faith.
Meet One of the New Kingswood University Trustees!
CLICK HERE to be inspired by two exceptional Kingdom leaders as Mike MacNeil (Kingswood University) discusses Next Gen Ministry and revival with Zach Coffin. Zach was appointed earlier this month as one of the newest members of KU’s Board of Trustees.
Wesleyan Education Council Welcomes New Leaders
President Steve Lennox and I are honoured to represent Kingswood at the semi-annual WEC meetings which precede the General Board. This month’s session was particularly unique as new Executive Director Johanna Rugh (Education & Clergy Development) welcomed Wesleyan Seminary to the WE5 table by action of General Conference. President Colleen Derr was accompanied by Board Chair Connie Erpelding and other first time WEC members included Houghton Board Chair Joey Jennings (Western NY DS), new IWU President Jon Kulaga, and new SWU President William Barker. It is so encouraging to see high calibre leaders accepting the call to lead in these challenging days for higher education.
  • Pictured upper left: Congratulations to Jedie & Mariah Elliott (New Hope) on the happy arrival of Nora Carol (7lbs 15oz) on November 14th! Her proud parents shared, “She is named after two of her very special great-grandmothers [Nora: shining light // Carol: joyful song].
  • Pictured upper right: Congratulations to Ron & Megan Winters (Kings) as they celebrated the November 14th arrival of Isobella Ann (7lbs 3oz)! Her parents shared, “She is named after Megan’s grammy, Isobel. A strong woman of honor who loved God and her family more than anything. She also shares the middle name of my mother, Ronda, and grandmother, Jude. Both are woman who give themselves again and again for their families, full of love and support.”
  • The turkey can’t celebrate until Black Friday. (Steve Lennox)
  • When it comes to public sharing, share your scars publicly. Process your wounds privately. (Carey Nieuwhof)
  • This is the grave of John Knox in Scotland. And, it’s a good reminder. You see, it’s not about you (or me). Preach the Gospel, make much of Jesus, die, & end up with your grave paved over as a parking lot. Because, it’s not about you… Make much of Jesus! (Ed Stetzer)
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Give A Gift that Keeps on Giving!
Caton’s Island is focused on providing a fun, safe, amazing experience that has one purpose, to show the love of Christ to everyone who attends. Director Dean Stephenson is a proven leader worthy of your partnership. When you give to Caton’s, as a one-time gift or a monthly recurring gift, you are supporting facility upgrades, maintenance, and overall camp operations. Your gift provides a life-changing experience to campers and staff who attend each year, making your donation a greater impact than you will ever know!
  • All donations go to general operations unless stated. If you wish to give to a specific project just let us know when making a donation. CLICK HERE to make a donation now!
 Thank you so much for your generosity!
Pastors have been asking CEO Tanya Nace what projects World Hope International (Canada) has selected for their church Christmas Offerings. Here they are!
$500 helps a first responder provide clean water after a natural disaster
Video Link:$200 helps connect a home in rural Cambodia to clean tapped water
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$55 helps provide a water filter after a disaster has removed access to clean water
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$412 helps provide care for one patient at the LaGonave Wesleyan Hospital in Haiti
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