Atlantic Connexion

First Pastoral Installation of 2023
The first Sunday of the our fiscal year was celebrated at Moncton Wesleyan with the Pastoral Installation of new Lead Pastor Jim Clements! Pastor B preached a powerful message on the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the service concluded with a prayer over Jim & Gisele offered by Dr. HC. Vice Chair Kevin Campbell said it perfectly at the beginning of this transition, “God is in control, He has a plan, and we CAN trust Him!”
Saint John First (Graham Perry) had over 70 ladies attend their annual Rooted in Community event on Saturday. Children’s Pastor Rebecca Perry shared, “We spent the day talking about how love and vulnerability must be part of how we serve and act within our church and community. This event built upon how our church has been talking about how the Lord has called us to live and learn in community, to point others toward Him. We topped off the weekend with the baptism of a lady who came to know Christ through our online service. Amazing weekend!”
Joanne LeRoy @ West Head Wesleyan
This weekend West Head (Vince Robertson) hosted a Ladies weekend, Bloom Where You’re Planted. Joanne LeRoy was guest speaker. On Friday night 15 ladies gathered and made a quilt in 3 hours. It is being sent to Juniper House, a women’s shelter.

  • Assistant Pastor Karen Robertson shared, “On Saturday afternoon we had a ladies tea. The gym was decorated with quilts, some dating from the 1920’s. Joanne brought a powerful message. My neighbour came yesterday to the tea. She has never attended. She came to me with tears in her eyes and said, ‘She spoke what I needed to hear.’ Amazing message!”
Encounter (Jim Agrell) had a Global Impact Sunday to celebrate involvement in Missions locally and around the world. Jim shared, “We hosted a first ever International Dinner and had families who call Sussex home from Syria, Germany, Latvia, Ukraine, Mexico, Colombia, Iran, Uganda, and China. It was a great day to celebrate what God is doing around the world and in our own community of Sussex!”
A Farewell to the General Board
This week Dr. HC concluded service on the General Board of The Wesleyan Church. (Special thanks to Dr. Steve DeNeff for capturing this farewell moment and sending it my way.) He was first elected in the early 1980’s and his four plus decades of distinguished service at every level of our denomination’s city gate have modeled a celebrated legacy of Kingdom stewardship and longevity. He was duly honoured by General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt during the 149th Session of the General Board! If you have ever been impacted by the wisdom of this once-in-a-century leader, CLICK HERE to share a word of appreciation for his stellar service.
An exciting update regarding Kings XY Men’s Conference! ALL young men age 18-25 will receive complimentary registration on the dime of Kings Church (Brent Ingersoll). Please use promo code “GENZ” when you CLICK HERE to register.
  • Registration remains open for this year’s XY Men’s Conference on May 26-27. This is a powerful weekend for men to come together in unity, for a weekend of fun, worship and The Word.
CLICK HERE for a personal invitation video you can distribute through your Church newsletter and show in your services to encourage truck loads of men to take advantage of this opportunity. I can’t wait to be back at XY – hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE for Updates & Videos
The Wesleyan Church of Canada is hosting a National Prayer Tour which started on April 25, 2023, at Kingswood University, in the final chapel service of the semester, and then moved immediately to Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland for the first official stop on April 30.

  • The two young men (Luke Maiorino & Tom Mason) spearheading this event have begun travelling westward and will be praying through ALL Canadian provinces & the State of Maine, culminating 16 weeks later with the arrival of their compiled coast-to-coast prayer journal on August 11, 2023, at the National Wesleyan Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the prayer tour and watch the livestream of the prayer gatherings each Sunday night! CLICK HERE for an inspiring promotional video to encourage your church family to be part of this powerful journey of intercession. Locations this week are…

Tuesday: Kings Church Halifax (Seth Fancy), NS
Wednesday: Hillside Wesleyan (Dave Dixon), Dartmouth, NS
Thursday: New Hope Wesleyan (Scott Prime), Kentville, NS
Friday: Hope Wesleyan (Joanne Ozon), Shelburne, NS
Saturday: Life Well Community (Tim Long), Tiddville, NS
Sunday:  Yarmouth Wesleyan (AJ Plaizier), NS

Havelock (Shawn Craven) hosted more than 100 first responders yesterday who are using the church as command centre for the community to help fire departments and the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables fight a large out-of-control wildfire nearby.

  • This comes only two days after Shawn and Assistant Pastor Kathryn Brooks conducted a packed out funeral for Terry Melanson, Past Chief of Weymouth Fire Department.

Both Captain Shawn & Lieutenant Kathryn serve as volunteer firefighters and chaplains. An inspiring example of how God can use longevity in ministry by building connections with and for the community. Havelock Wesleyan, You make us proud.

District Church/Pastor Update:

  • Luke Anderson resigned this Sunday as Lead Pastor of Connection effective at the normal time of pastoral transition. We wish Luke & Breanne God’s very best for the next chapter of their ministry beginning later this summer as Lead Pastor of New Horizons Community Church in Sarnia, Ontario.
  • Vision dripping is more effective than vision drenching. (Bryan Rose)
  • Vision is a living language that illustrates and anticipates God’s better future for the Church. (Jim Randall)
  • We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand. (Charles Spurgeon)
CLICK HERE to Watch & Donate
World Hope International Canada had a fantastic online event showing their impact around the world through their three pillars: Global Health, Protection and Clean Water & Energy. If you missed it you can still watch these 20 minutes of hope and give to their spring fundraiser. Every dollar is matched by a generous donor up to their goal of $25,000!
Save the Date! Don’t miss out on this meaningful opportunity for a spring ministry outing for a group from your church. Friday night accomodation available upon request.
Partnered in Ministry for Student Discipleship
District Children’s Ministry Director (Rebecca Perry) and District Youth Co-Presidents (Martin Stehouwer & Ryan Genereaux) are bringing a day of ministry collaboration to three Atlantic locations this spring:
•          Woodstock – April 15th 10am-12pm
•          Halifax – April 22nd 10am-12pm
•          Saint John – May 20th 10am-12pm
Life is so much easier when we work together! Ministry is no different. If you serve the children and youth of your congregation, we invite you to join us for a time to connect. We would love the chance to meet those who are working alongside us in the Kingdom. We desire to purposefully connect, encourage and resource one another! Stay tuned for more information and save the date for the location and date best for you.
One Con – June 2-3, 2023 @ Moncton Coliseum
ONE Conference has always been a movement seeking to align the youth of Atlantic Canada with the heart of God. As revival spreads and Gen Z are increasingly called into a deeper relationship with Jesus, the timing of this gathering has never been more important. We are so excited to return to the Moncton Coliseum for 2023, and to be able to get everyone in ONE space, as ONE church, worshipping ONE God.
CLICK HERE for Info / Registration
CLICK HERE for Caton’s Island Camp Registration
CLICK HERE to Download Promo Poster
CLICK HERE for More Info & Observer Registration
Love Atlantic 2023!
Love Atlantic celebrated 135 churches/organizations, $445K of generosity, and 8000+ hours of volunteers service to lift up the Name of Jesus last year.
Save the Date: September 24, 2023
CLICK HERE to register your church – All the resources you need will be available on this site soon as you prepare your church family to join in sharing the love of Christ as you launch in the fall!
Follow 2023 – International Wesleyan Youth Conference
Our Church Multiplication & Discipleship team would love to invite you to the International Wesleyan Youth Conference – Follow 2023.

  • All middle school, high school, and young adults are welcome to come discover their kingdom calling. We are expectant for God to move in mighty ways. Mark your calendar for December 28-30, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

SAVE THE DATE: Atlantic District 2024 Winter Ministerial
When: January 17-18, 2024
Where: Kings Church (Valley Location)
Who: Dr. Steve DeNeff

CLICK HERE to listen to the powerful message Steve delivered at The Gathering!
(I would also highly recommend Albert Tate’s closing sermon)


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District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner

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