Atlantic Connexion

Bud Fancy (Framework) has completed FIFTY YEARS of Local Church ministry! Bud & Irene were celebrated in style with a Friday evening retirement party for the ages – emceed by Dr. HC and filled with remarks from a long list of those who have been touched by Bud’s ministry.

  • Bud & Irene beamed with pride as their three children (Zach, Seth, & Taylor) tag-teamed a hilarious and heartwarming tribute to their Dad on this momentous occasion.

CLICK HERE to enjoy an 8-minute video of Bud’s ministry narrated by Wayne Robertson. Of Bud’s 50 years, 32 were in Maine & 24 in Aroostook County. Framework family – you hit it out of the park – well deserved and well done!

Another noteworthy update from the County…

An enticing drone view of the Beulah beach courtesy of Kevin Cox – we will gather in less than two weeks for another meaningful and spiritually rich time of refreshing at Beulah Family Camp (see below in Upcoming Events for all the info)!

It’s time to enter the 2023 Beulah Volunteer Challenge!  Awesome prizes but the best gifts are making new friends and being a part of the Beulah community! CLICK HERE for details on how to take advantage of this opportunity.

400 Leaders – Kingswood Learn Workshop (July 14th)

During Beulah Family Camp @ 1:30 p.m. on Ordination Day (July 14th), a special Kingswood Learn Workshop will be offered by Dr. Darren Campbell & President Steve Lennox to demonstrate the features of the Kingswood Learn platform.

  • ALL pastors and key lay leaders are strongly encouraged to stay after lunch on Ordination Day for this innovative workshop as Atlantic District Churches have opportunity to get in on the ground level to access and benefits of these micro-courses for raising leaders in the local church.
  • President Lennox shared, “We’re convinced this will strengthen the church, a central pillar of our mission.” CLICK HERE to get a taste of Kingswood Learn!

The DBA is recommending churches consider the minimum “badging” level for a local church certificate you may create as part of the 400 Leaders 2027 Vision. This has a very nominal certification fee per micro-course and will still be available for free if Kingswood is not asked to certify satisfactory completion.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 15th @ 2:30 p.m.
Choate Dining Hall Dedication on Caton’s Island!

Caton’s Island will be hosting its annual Open House on July 15th with transportation to/from the Caton’s Landing from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A great outing for the whole family with opportunities for rock wall climbing, zip lining, swimming etc. The dedication of the $1.1M expansion to the Choate Dining Hall will be the highlight of the day!

  • Dan Porter shared about the tragedy of losing his friend exactly 33 years ago this weekend, “Seeing all of the campers line up for supper last night was yet another reminder to keep your heart and mind firmly centered on God’s purpose and plan because he can bring wonders out of the worst experiences we can face in this life. The Jeff Choate Memorial Dining Hall is both a memorial and a spiritual marker, a waypoint and reminder of God’s great purpose and plan, it’s comforting to know it blesses so many.”
Woodstock Wesleyan Celebrates Baptisms!
Dale MacDonald (Woodstock Wesleyan) shared, “The Pastoral Staff & LBA recently hosted 27 people that are new-ish to WWC over the past several months. We baptized 2 of them, and 8 participated in our online Discovering Your SHAPE class, and are beginning to take steps to get involved in ministry. Youth has been going great as well. Last week we had 48 students, 14 of whom were first timers, and a bunch of students from the community. It’s been a great rebuild of the youth program and there have been several new leaders joining the team.”

  • Hillside Wesleyan (Dave Dixon), a growing multi-generational church in Cole Harbour/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is seeking a Next Generation Pastor to oversee all of our youth and children’s ministries. If you are passionate about reaching the next generation and have a heart for evangelism and discipleship, CLICK HERE for the job description – we encourage you to apply!
Saint John First – Husbands Punked!
SJ1 (Graham Perry) had a unusual “coincidence” on Father’s Day Sunday. Sixteen of the Dad’s present had been “gifted a new shirt” for the occasion and were asked to wear it to church by their wives. Executive Pastor Rebecca Perry shared, “Let’s just say our Mom’s Club played a little trick on the guys!” Well played, ladies.

Havelock Wesleyan Pastoral Team Serves Community
Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground in Shelburne County and looking for volunteer to help with clean up and serving families as they recover from the historic wildfires. Shawn Craven (Havelock Wesleyan) shared, “Michelle, Kathryn and I were there on Saturday for the day. Pastors can email me if they have questions about bringing a team to help.” CLICK HERE to contact Shawn for more information about how your church family can help.
Houlton Wesleyan VBS – 22 Kids Accept Christ!
Wayne Robertson (Houlton Wesleyan) shared, “Our VBS ran Sunday to Thursday. Attendance went from 126 to high of 145 (as well as 60+ volunteers). 22 children made a decision for Christ!” The Houlton Wesleyan family partners with another church in town to offer this ministry to the families of the community. Praise God for the transformed lives from this week of ministry!
Lower Hainesville Wesleyan Helpers Head Home
Peggy Yetman (Lower Hainesville Wesleyan) shared, “My partners in ministry are heading home to New York. John Deere Bear and Dawn are packed and ready to hit the road. We have done over 600 hours of back-breaking work, from wood to clearing up the grounds around the church property. What a fantastic team we are. What two people with determination can do together, with a bit of help from the Lord, is truly unbelievable.” Thank you, Dawn, for your selfless sacrifice in serving Pastor Peggy and the LHW family! CLICK HERE for a detailed update and info on how you can partner to serve the revitalization of our historic church family.
400 Leaders Training – Called to Reach the “Hard” Quadrant
CLICK HERE to register for this free Zoom workshop.

How are you equipping your Church family to reach the 500K new immigrants coming to our Canadian neighbourhoods this year? One resource to offer them is the curriculum, coaching and learning community of Love New Canadians. With the Atlantic Immigration Program are our churches ready to reach people who don’t speak, eat, worship or look like us? Love New Canadians is active in 400+ plus churches of 20+ denominations across now 9 provinces (including New Brunswick) and 15 countries.

Seminar Title:

  • When: July 24, 2023 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Atlantic Time
  • 60-minute webinar + 30 minutes for Q&A
  • Prepared by Rick Love (

Seminar Description:

In this seminar we will:

1) Analyze the rising numbers of immigrants, international students, and refugees arriving in Canada generally, and more specifically, in Atlantic Canada,

2) Explore the opportunities this creates for churches to develop pathways to Jesus for new Canadians, and

3) Propose a plan for how your church can connect with newcomers in your neighbourhood.

Bio:  Rick & Patti Love have a passion to help new immigrants to Canada learn about the Lord Jesus. Rick (Ph.D.) is the Pastor of Intercultural Ministries at Foothills Alliance Church in Calgary, a ministry Patti (M.A. TESL) led for 16 years. In 2014 they started “Love New Canadians.” They have worked with 490+ churches and ministries in 8 provinces of Canada and 17 countries around the world, equipping for ministry with immigrants through seminars, coaching, and curriculum.

Kings Graduates First Ministry Apprentice Program Class
Congratulations to the first-ever graduating class from the Kings (Brent Ingersoll) Ministry Apprenticeship Program! They have worked hard all year – way to go Class of 2023! Lead Pastors across the Atlantic District have received more information about Brent’s heart to serve raising leaders in the region by offering this to pastor-nominated candidates who want to be trained for ministry roles in the Church. This is just one of the 400 Leaders training resources available as we seek God to help us raise 400 harvest leaders by 2027.
Solid Rock Wesleyan Hosts KU Vision Tour
President Steve Lennox shared, “We’re having a great time in Newfoundland on our Kingswood University Vision Tour. The great people of Solid Rock Wesleyan(Peter Hayes) threw us a kitchen party on Saturday night [earlier in June] and invited us to worship with them on Sunday morning.”
  • We think God should exist for our problems when the truth is we exist to join God’s purpose. (Kevin Myers)
  • A healthy culture spits out toxic people. Here’s the surprise. No one gets kicked out. Toxic people just leave when they can’t get traction or validation. (Carey Nieuwhof)
  • Trust is your fuel, the most valuable part of your life. (Henry Cloud)
Beulah Family Camp 2023 – Expecting God to Move!
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.
CLICK HERE for Caton’s Island Camp Registration
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.
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



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