It’s Monday Again

Mothers were celebrated across the Atlantic District churches yesterday. My Mom (Joyce Moore) led me to Christ as a young missionary kid and this weekend was a special time for us all to honour the legacy and Kingdom influence of our heritage. And if you’ll allow a proud son moment, Mom is in her 80th year and just before the pandemic hit, she used her birthday money to go parasailing in Florida – that’s my Mama!
Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) led in two virtual child dedications at the beginning of yesterday’s service. The innovation of the Church continues to find a way to make sure families receive ministry and Kingdom leadership in their homes.Moncton Wesleyan is currently accepting applications for two pastoral staff roles. Interested candidates may submit resumes to Joyce Gildart (jgildart@mw.church) for the Student Ministries Pastor or Executive Pastor positions.

Houghton College conducted a virtual convocation weekend to celebrate the Class of 2020. The Commencement speaker was a graduate in the Class of 1976, Dr. Deborah Birx, who is providing inner circle leadership and counsel alongside POTUS in this global pandemic. On a personal family note, our oldest daughter Mallory was in this year’s graduation class… in our living room! President Shirley Mullen and the Administration & Faculty of Houghton provided excellent leadership to celebrate this unusual year.
Bud Fancy (Framework) led a Zoom National Day of Prayer (USA) event with a few pastors from across Aroostook County in a Facebook live event where people from the county could ask for prayer or pray with them as they interacted and led through Zoom.
Rich Thomas (Easton & Community) was one of the county pastors included in this Day of Prayer. He and his wife Katie delivered gift coffee packs this week to the homes of their church families as a rain check for a day soon when Maine will allow visits. The first Sunday of May, Rich held his first drive-in service!
Growing weary of pandemic restrictions? Then this volunteer appreciation video from the staff at Moncton Wesleyan is for you. This original variation on “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” provides a much needed lighter side and is worth every minute – enjoy!
The weekly connection with District Superintendents continues to provide excellent resources and shared learning for next steps as DS Karl Eastlack (Northeast District) coordinates this opportunity.
AD COVID-Check-In with the DS. On Thursday, I met by Zoom with some of our Atlantic Pastors. In this weekly meeting, we share perspectives on specific challenges/questions/resources and have opportunity to pray for each other. I would welcome any pastor to join me for this optional Zoom COVID Check-In on Friday, May 15th @ 11:00 a.m. Atlantic Time. The time/date changes weekly based on my schedule. Please cut and paste this Zoom link into your calendar now to make plans to join in this week!
The Division of Church Multiplication and Discipleship (CMAD) has provided resources for your use to participate on Church Multiplication Sunday (CMS) on May 31st. All of the CMS information, including sermon resources, video bumpers, kids and youth ministry curriculum, and Winfield Bevin’s FREE EBOOK “Multiplying Disciples” can be found here: www.Wesleyan.org/cms
Executive Director Tanya Nace of World Hope International (Canada) invites you to take a virtual trip around the world as we celebrate lives changed and give as we anticipate continuing to build hope this coming year. This fall thousands of Bahamians received clean water and life-saving supplies after the destruction of Hurricane Dorian. Throughout the past year World Hope provided clean water through wells and piped water to communities in West Africa and Cambodia and we continue to help transform the lives of young orphaned girls in Ukraine.
Join us online in Celebrating the Passionate Purpose at our Online Gala on May 29 at 7:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. We will go LIVE from Facebook and can’t wait to have you join us as we come together with a shared purpose and vision to provide hope. RSVP here and follow this link and prompts to get exclusive content leading up to the gala.  See you there!
Points to Ponder
  • Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work. (C. S. Lewis)
  • God may not always live up to our expectations, but He always lives up to His promises. He may not be willing to meet our expectations because He wants to exceed them. (Tiffany McGraw)
  • Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God might not be something you do, but someone you raise. (Andy Stanley)

  • What: An Online Pentecost Prayer Event (click above for the video greeting)
  • When: Pentecost Sunday, May 31st (7:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. AT, 8:30 p.m. NT)
  • Who: The Wesleyan Church across North America and beyond
  • How: Graphics and social media messages are available to promote this call to prayer – just visit https://www.wesleyan.org/event/together for more information for you and your church family to participate

ATTN: Lead Pastors, Staff Pastors and Ministerial Students (Deadline: May 31st)
It is that time of year to start thinking about filling out your Annual Service Report (ASR).  You should have gotten an email from Headquarters with your login username.   Below is a link to help you with the process.  Please go to this link before calling the office: https://www.wesleyan.org/asr-and-lcsr-instructions – Please call the District Office if you have problems getting logged in or have questions about the process. Also let the District Office know if you didn’t receive an email with your username.

COVID-19 Resources
There is little doubt we are in a season of testing and refinement…
not only for the Church, but for her leaders.

What about Beulah Family Camp & Caton’s Island for 2020?
This May would have celebrated an on-campus graduation for Kingswood University.  The Faculty found a creative way to extend their congratulations for the Class of 2020! Know a potential student for this fall? Feel free to share this virtual campus tour.

World Hope International (Canada) Opportunities

Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for your family or through your church family? Look no more – CLICK HERE for details on how you can honour your parents by investing in those who have no parents to provide for their future. You can also use this video presentation to highlight the impact of this ministry.

World Hope International has created an online platform, Get-Support, to help communities and churches stay connected and provide support to one another.  This is a platform where users can submit and respond to requests for assistance from one another. Five churches in the Atlantic District are registered to use Get-Support. If you are interested in using this tool in your church, watch this Webinar that explains how the system works. For more information and to register, https://get-support.ca/



The national office of The Wesleyan Church of Canada is pleased to provide access to some helpful documents for the pastors in our Canadian churches. Included in those documents are:
Additional forms, such as ‘Sexual Harassment Avoidance’ policy are available at:   www.wesleyan.ca (click: Menu : Ministries : Resources)

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Main Office:(Year Round)

1830 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB
E1G 1A9

Phone: (506) 383-8326
Fax: (506) 383-8333

Seasonal Office:(no mail)

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

Phone: (506) 468-2286
Fax: (506) 468-2004

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore
ptmoore@atlanticdistrict.com

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner
karrilee@atlanticdistrict.com

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