Atlantic Connexion

Every year but two since 1894 we have gathered on the Tabernacle mount to seek God’s face and receive His truth and transformation. While there are still a myriad of last minute items of preparation, the big pieces are all in place and we are praying for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit. We are a people Anchored in Holiness.

  • CLICK HERE for the full breakdown of all things Beulah Family Camp 2023. And for the second year, all services will be live streamed. Families who are attending should pre-register online to ensure space will be available for your preferred activities.
  • Super Saturday features a return of many favourite activities along with some new ones to enjoy – CLICK HERE to check it out! The day will end with a Family Worship Concert and, of course, an epic fireworks show!
  • CLICK HERE to download a BFC poster for your church bulletin board or to add to your e-newsletter. Special thanks to our Executive Director Tami Mutch-Ketch and the many leaders who have worked tirelessly to prepare for another amazing camp ahead.

We are excited to gather in a fully post-pandemic environment to worship the Lord as our full family programming continues to offer a premium week of intense discipleship and spiritual community. CLICK HERE for an advance preview of the Camp Handbook.

Riverside Camp Getting Ready!
Riverside Director Parker Davis (Framework) shared, “I hear all the time how ‘the younger generation doesn’t want to work’ or help or do anything but have fun. I believe that to be a straight up lie. These boys are two examples of SO MANY Gen Z students who LOVE TO SERVE! I truly believe given the chance and opportunity to contribute to something meaningful Gen Z will be at the front of the line. In my experience and humble opinion they are already models of what contributing to something bigger than yourself looks like! The future is bright with the right guidance!”
Director Dean Stephenson shared, “A huge thank you to this incredible group of men from the The Ridge (Mike Agrell). These guys are consistent supporters of the ministry at Caton’s Island. They send teams year after year to help us with building projects. This year they helped us get a great start on building TWO new camper cabins. A few years ago we set a goal of having 20 camper cabins. These two cabins are number 19 & 20! PTL! These cabins represent 20 more campers every week to help us reduce our waiting list for camps. One of these cabins is our first accessible cabin. A huge thank you to these guys (CLICK HERE to see their names) who donated their time and talents to help us impact the lives of kids.”
It was an encouraging day at Norton Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon as the Pastoral Installation of Kathy Jeffries concluded an excellent sermon from Bruce Cheney. Bruce & Roxie pastored there in the 1990’s and the service featured the 30-year anniversary of the church building which was built under his leadership.
Churches Gather in the Wildfire Aftermath
Several of our congregations in HRM and SW Nova have gone above and beyond to help those in need – even when some of our own pastors have been evacuated. Churches have gone above and beyond to serve displaced or evacuated families. Reports and updates continue to have a similar theme – prayers and words of encouragement have been deeply appreciated – especially for the tireless efforts of the firefighters. A plan is taking shape to combine forces and finances to help a family in need who lost their uninsured home – stay tuned!
Browns Flat Fellowship (Jay & Sharon Guptill) held their second community service (the first was on Easter) up the hill at the Hub Community Centre. Several families who have no direct connection with Beulah Camp were in attendance as the Guptills build on the mission established through prior pastors to focus on outreach for transformed lives.

  • Senior Staff from Caton’s Island, Lucas & Anna Guptill shared a tag-team testimony with a powerful message about how God can uproot bitterness and provide salvation by faith not works. We are incredibly blessed to have them both serving with Dean and the Caton’s team this summer.
THE BIG GIVE Continues to Impact Amherst
Evan Oxner (Amherst Wesleyan) shared, “Our community anticipates this event each year, choosing to donate items to us instead of other organizations. We saw around 300 people come through, with positive conversations, connections and a common sense of surprise when we refused to take donations! In our world today, people are amazed when love is actually free.”
Deep Water Leadership Sets
Gold Standard in Congregational Care
Deep Water (AJ Thomas) has been very capably led by Leadership Team Member, Andrea Tsang Jackson in contextualizing a slew of recommended templates by Plan to Protect. Executive Director Tami Mutch-Ketch & I joined the Pastoral Team & Board on Saturday for 3.5 hours for specialized training in Trauma Care offered by Plan to Protect President & CEO Melodie Bissell.
Lead Pastors will be receiving more detailed information before District Conference regarding the potential use of this resource for your Church Leadership & Governance Policy. Many who have been impacted by spiritual abuse have had their trauma exacerbated by the unintentional mishandling of their situations. We can do better. Plan to Protect can show us how.
Maritimes Celebrate Recovery Conference
Kings Church (Brent Ingersoll) hosted the Maritimes CR Conference this past weekend. The rallies were packed with informative and engaging breakouts, inspiring talks and testimonies, worship and opportunities to learn new skills, gain valuable insights, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for making CR accessible to everyone. CR leaders and participants left inspired, equipped, and empowered to for transformed lives.

  • Kings CR Director Julie Brewer reported 258 at the Friday Rally with 130 engaged in the conference on Saturday with representation from a variety of churches and denominations around the Maritimes.

The Kings Church Team are to be commended for the exceptional leadership they have provided over the past three weekends with back to back to back conferences (XY, One Con, & CR). God is using them to inspire a new day of connection, empowerment and unity in the Body of Christ! Thankfully their summer vacation days are right around the corner.

Lower Hainesville Wesleyan Upgrades
Peggy Yetman (Lower Hainesville Wesleyan) is grateful for the help from afar and at home that has included the completion of the new foyer metal roof, community library boxes and gardens. Peggy shared, “May we continue to be a light in our area for the Lord!”
Praising God for Miraculous Healing!
In our Pastor Cluster this month, Chesapeake District Superintendent Todd Crofford shared the incredible story of how God worked in unexpected ways to allow the discovery of precancerous cells in his pancreas which has now been surgically removed with zero presence of cancer in all the surrounding lymph nodes. PTL as Todd has been able to return to work this week!

  • Our Pastor Clusters will be taking a summer break but will return in September. If you have not yet had opportunity to join one, please send me a note and I’ll make sure you get connected in the fall.

Congratulations to Pastor Jonathan & Moriah (Lewis) Hoogerwerf on this weekend’s celebration as the newest married couple on our Atlantic pastoral teams serving with Pete Stubbs at Kings Church St. Stephen.

  • Betrayal always starts in the heart. There’s nothing more important than Jesus being Lord. (Bruce Cheney)
  • The speed of life demands that we keep up. The speed of love requires that we slow down. These two realties carry a tension to manage. (Dan Reiland)
  • As spiritual leaders we tend to focus solely on the unhealthy coping mechanisms of those have been traumatized, when we need to acknowledge and address the root cause of brokenness in victim-survivors of abuse. (Melody Bissell)
CLICK HERE for National Prayer Tour Updates
CLICK HERE to follow along with the National Prayer Tour and watch the livestream of the prayer gatherings each Sunday night! CLICK HERE for an excellent interview with the two Kingswood students who are making this possible as they travel across Canada over this summer.

Locations this week are…

Tuesday: Houlton Wesleyan (Wayne Roberston), ME
Wednesday: Easton Wesleyan (Rich Thomas), ME
Thursday: The Reach (Andy Phillips), Beals-Jonesport, ME
Sunday: Montreal, QC
CLICK HERE for Caton’s Island Camp Registration
CLICK HERE to Download Promo Poster
CLICK HERE for More Info & Observer Registration
CLICK HERE to Register Your Team – September 8th!
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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Main Office:(Year Round)

1830 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB
E1G 1A9

Phone: (506) 383-8326

Seasonal Office:(no mail)

229 Beulah Road
Brown’s Flat, NB
E5M 2R5

Phone: (506) 468-2286

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner

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