Atlantic Connexion

Here Are A Few Christmas Highlights to Inspire 2024!
The River (Mark Soone) had an awesome Christmas Eve service with 119 in attendance. Mark shared, “We had four lay people share a short message on Hope, Peace, Joy and Love as part of our worship celebration.”

  • Many churches offered a variety Christmas Eve  service options over multiple days and times with encouraging community engagement. Moncton (Jim Clements) had the highest attendance in a decade with 2700+ over three services.
Hartland Wesleyan Christmas Concert
  • Hartland (Dave Wilcox) had an exciting day on December 10th for a special Family Christmas Concert. Dave shared, “We had 168 people for the service and served 140 for a full turkey dinner. It was a great day full of joy!”

Saint John First (Graham Perry) took the Church to the city instead of a Sunday morning service on December 24th. Graham shared, “We had 77 volunteers from SJ1 go into the city of Saint John and bless people. We gave out coffee, treats, gift cards and did carolling at Bobby Hospice and the Chateau. Visited the hospital, the jail and the police station. We also delivered breakfast to Coverdale (women’s shelter). So glad to be a part of a church that stepped up and put some action into the Christmas season.”

Head of Millstream Wesleyan Christmas Concert

Head of Millstream (Kathy Jeffries) celebrated with a special kids program and Carol Sing. Kathy shared, “We had 50 people in the service with fellowship following. It was a great night!”

  • West Head (Vince Robertson) had  two services with 86 in combined attendance.
Cornerstone Wesleyan (Gatehouse) Christmas Eve
  • There were 389 in attendance at multiple Christmas Eve services at Windgate and Gatehouse locations of Cornerstone (Denn Guptill).

Browns Flat Fellowship (Jay & Sharon Guptill) had Christmas at the Hub candlelight service on December 21st. The Guptills shared, “There were over 100 who came. Lots of people we did not know. We had a nativity with 10 kids and there were more sitting with parents. A new believer read scripture and brought some first-time family to the service! So thankful for what God is doing at BFF.”

Blacks Harbour Celebrates Christmas with Missions Focus

On Sunday, December 17th, Blacks Harbour (Ken Banks) received Faith Promise pledges towards mission giving in 2024 with a goal of $5000.00. Ken shared, “This will allow us to continue our support of Global Partners missionaries in Nicaragua, Japan and Albania, our support of the Leprosy Mission, and another special project. As a small church, we can’t do everything – but we can do something to make a positive difference in our world.” And on December 24th, Ken announced a Faith Promise total of $8,635 – PTL!

  • CLICK HERE to check out the December edition of Global Partners Heath Network with a special focus on the medical ministry of La Gonave, Haiti,

The Reach Wesleyan (Andy Phillips) attended Follow 2023 in Cincinnati. Andy shared, “I took three young adults to the convention and had a great time with the main sessions, the young adult breakouts, and all the extras. What an awesome time to be with over 4500 NextGen Christ-followers as we worshipped and learned together – God is on the move through this generation!”

Director Dean Stephenson, Amy Vail, & Josh Forbes (Kings) are leading about a dozen Caton’s Island staff on missions trip to Hope Well Children’s Orphanage in Belize. They will be there for over a week and are leading day camps for the kids and pouring a concrete basketball court. Dean’s passion to invest in the development of emerging Kingdom leaders is an incredible gift to the Atlantic Tribe!

Dr. Steve DeNeff Is Coming to District Ministerial!

With over 160 ministers and spouses (plus a few kids) already registered, we are set for an incredible 24 hours together at Kings (Valley Location) on January 17th & 18th! An email will sent to those registered early next week with a more detailed schedule but plan to arrive at the Wednesday evening banquet by 6:00 p.m. – onsite childcare opens @ 5:45 p.m. Thanks for registering by the December deadline!

Don’t Miss Out @ the Saunders-Irving Chapel as
Kingswood University Welcomes Steve DeNeff!
Kingswood Learn Launched @ Follow 2023

CLICK HERE to visit Kingswood Learn and enroll for FREE high-quality, engaging, and practical micro courses.

  • Are you a Christian looking for resources to grow in your faith, study scripture, and learn more about self care? Are you a pastor or ministry leader looking for tools to develop your skills and knowledge? Then this is for you!

Explore courses that address themes such as Biblical Studies & Theology, Organizational Management, Marketplace Ministry, Helping Skills, NextGen Ministry, Technical Skills, Discipleship, and Church Planting. There is something for everyone, regardless of vocation, age, or stage in life!

  • President Lennox will be provided a detailed overview of this exciting new local church resource for raising and releasing leaders at District Ministerial. Come prepared to consider how you can engage a customized ministry certificate for the Meductic Mandate we all share!

Ellen joins me in expressing our sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to the children and extended family on the peaceful December 22nd passing of Mrs. Dorothy MacDonald. Her legacy is rich with three of our Ordained Ministers including her son – Rev. Dale (Sherry) MacDonald (Woodstock Wesleyan), her daughter – Rev. Marilyn (Chris) Mansvelt (Cornerstone Wesleyan),and her grandson – Rev. Daniel (Natalie) Mansvelt (Hillside Wesleyan).

  • I was honoured to join several Atlantic Ministers at the service of remembrance held on Saturday in Truro. Marilyn and Daniel took part and Dale shared from The Word. Dorothy was duly honoured as a godly lady with a full life of Kingdom influence. It was a powerful reminder at the end of 2023 about the things that truly matter most.

A celebrated resident of Westchester, NS, Dorothy served as our Church Treasurer there for 50 years!  CLICK HERE for her obituary with opportunity to share words of comfort and support to the family. Here are some thoughts that were shared…

  • One thing you can’t bury is influence. My mother was a woman of quiet and uncompromising conviction. She lived what she believed. (Dale MacDonald)
  • Her faith was unwavering and her confidence in Jesus was resolute. (Marilyn Mansvelt)
  • IThe fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. (Isaiah 32:17)
KIngswood Learn Launches @ Follow 2023!

We are going to get a front row seat to unpack the amazing resource of Kingswood Learn during District Ministerial. President Lennox will be onsite to provide a thorough introduction to his phenomenal and cost-effective resource for raising and releasing leaders in our local churches! Steve is leading with courage and effectiveness in this season and has already raised over $1.1M in cash and pledges toward the five-year goal of $2.7M to make this resource available for free to serve the local church. What will this include?

● Two-sided platform offering high-quality, thoroughly vetted, free micro-courses addressing questions commonly raised in the church.
● Primary purpose is to strengthen the church by providing free resources for discipleship and leadership development.
● As a two-sided platform, individuals can be both consumers and producers, using the content provided by Kingswood, but also customizing the platform by adding their own content.
● Some users will also be inspired by tasting the high-quality learning offered in these micro-courses to take advantage of Kingswood’s other options, such as certificate and credit-bearing programs.

CLICK HERE for CCCC CSJ Information
SAVE THE DATE: April 12th & 13th

It’s never too early to make plans for the men in your church to be challenged and encouraged at XY MEN’S CONFERENCE – CLICK HERE for details. This year Kings (Brent Ingersoll) will be offering this at a new location – Moncton Wesleyan.



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