It’s Monday Again

Nothing beats celebrating transformed lives. Yesterday, Tim Long (Live Well Community) had an outdoor baptism service with record attendance since the church started 3.5 years ago. Take that COVID-19! Live Well is preparing to launch its first satellite in the months ahead in the neighbouring community of Tiverton on the Digby Neck. #kingdommultiplication
Tim shared, “It was awesome as we baptized a couple in their seventies today who came to faith through his battle and healing with cancer over the last year. We had a great turn out with 65 in attendance…perfect day for a baptism!” #spiritual foundations
  • The third annual All Nations Service at Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) highlighted the integration of large numbers of newcomers into the church body over the last three years. Outreach & Missions Pastor Nathan Adams preached his final message on staff as he prepares to beginning his Ph.D. in Theology this fall.
  • The church now has believers from Nigeria, Brazil, other countries in Latin America, South Africa, the Philippines, and India, along with growing numbers from Korea, China, the Middle East, Europe, and other African countries. New milestones of leadership development are being reached including the first immigrant students beginning ministry studies this fall at Kingswood University.
  • One of the comments posted during the livestream service stated, “We are from Brazil, watching every Sunday. Soon, we are moving to Moncton and will be part of this great family. May God bless you!” #globalcollective
We are delighted to announce Summer@Beulah 2020 events. We thank you in advance for cooperating with the provincial COVID-19 operational processes required for each activity.  Warmest thanks to the leadership team of Jeffrey & Janet Doucet and Nicole Symonds-White for their top-notch planning and organization, and to Troy Wilson for website design and management. This summer’s schedule and operational process details will be posted Wednesday, July 22 –  Summer@Beulah2020.
WEBINAR OPPORTUNITY: Discipleship in a Pandemic
What? A webinar addressing the way Yarmouth Wesleyan Church is attempting to adapt and offer a Discipleship Pathway during the limitations of the pandemic. This will include opportunity for sharing, brainstorming, and praying, with Q&A discussion to serve your church. As we prepare to conclude Phase One this year of our 2025 Horizon Vision to Renew Discipleship Pathways we hope this will serve as a helpful brainstorming session.
Presenters? AJ Plaizier & Mark Brewer
When? Thursday, July 30th @ 10:30 a.m. (Atlantic Time)
Where? Zoom – Please email mark@yarmouthwc.com to register on or before Tuesday, July 28th
DBA & District Conference Update
The Atlantic DBA convened this Thursday for our summer session as well as serving in lieu of District Conference per a prior pandemic announcement. The following items were included in Thursday’s business:
  • The Examination of Candidates and Act of Ordination for the 2020 Class of Ordinands will occur in an invitation only abbreviated Zoom format in the near future. They will also be included in the July 2021 Ordination Ceremony during Beulah Family Camp. Congratulations to the following six Atlantic Ordinands! #raisingleadersParker Davis (Framework)
    Jacqui Hill (Deep Water)
    Liz Hoyt (Moncton)
    Bradford Jordan (Blacks Harbour)
    Victoria Rowe (Framework)
    Ron Winters (Kings)
  • Scott Prime (New Hope) was appointed by the DBA to serve as Assistant District Superintendent – congratulations! Deep appreciation is expressed on behalf of the Atlantic District to AJ Plaizier (Yarmouth) for his effective service, wise counsel, and Kingdom influence over the past three years.
  • Amendments to the District Standing Rules will be distributed to Atlantic Ministers on or before September 1st.
  • All terms for District leadership were extended by one year in keeping with the recommendation of HQ and following the pattern of most other districts during this pandemic.
  • A resolution regarding Zone Reconfiguration was approved – CLICK HERE for details. Stay tuned for information regarding your assigned Pastor Cluster on or before September 1st.
This webinar has particular application for our Maine churches – CLICK HERE to register!
Points to Ponder
  •  Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you. (Andrew Murray)
  • The joy and satisfaction that come from being faithful to Christ will always be richer than the mere ease that comes from drifting along the cultural current. (Jon Tyson)
  • Time off won’t heal you when your problem is how you spend time on. (Carey Nieuwhof)

Bring Your Bubble to Beulah

Are you in need of a break? Spend your staycation at Beulah Camp this summer! We have three cottages available for that perfect getaway. Stay a couple nights or a week. Come enjoy time at the campground and unwind.

For more information or to book your 2020 Staycation:

https://www.beulahcamp.com/rentals/staycation/


“We’re all in this together!” was the theme of three powerful messages at 2020 Beulah Family Camp. Over the three nights (July 7-9), we were joined from all ten provinces, thirty-five states and eleven countries from Albania to Tunisia and from as far away as Australia and New Zealand. The services will remain online for you to enjoy and share with others on the Beulah Camp website (click here).

Caton’s Island summer camps are up and running! Each week is limited to 90 campers on a first-come, first-served basis. Click HERE for a detailed announcement. You are encouraged to follow the Caton’s Island Facebook to keep current with any announcements or changes. You can also enjoy this video update from Director Dean Stephenson.

What if COVID-19 is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
(Will Mancini)
Another great resource to serve the church has been recently developed by our very own Pete Benson. A three-part video series specifically addressing the “COVID Crisis and Your Personal Finances” is freely shared for your personal use and for use within your church as you seek to empower and disciple your congregation in this critical area. CLICK HERE to access the three videos. A 10-minute preview of Part One will be sure to convince you to make use of this valuable resource with your church family.

Executive Director Tanya Nace shares, “I am excited to share World Hope’s Spring/Summer newsletter fresh off the press. Together with the Atlantic District, we have been transforming lives by rebuilding roofs in the Bahamas, rescuing young girls off the streets in Ukraine, providing water in Africa during COVID-19 and more. Read more here.


CLICK HERE for more information about how to get involved!
Attention Church Treasurers/Bookkeepers: When your Canadian church has new staff members, the church MUST contact Helen Parker (519-703-9048; wrp@wesleyan.ca) for enrollment in the Wesleyan Retirement Plan BEFORE any contributions are sent for this employee.

Education & Clergy Development (Russ Gunsalus) continues to offer excellent resources for support of Wesleyan pastors during the rapidly shifting landscape of leadership. The most recent edition of “Thrive in 5” offers helpful insights into ambiguous loss as pandemic disruption has cumulative impact on us as Kingdom leaders. Click on the link to enjoy this article and subscribe in the upper left corner. In addition, the E&CD team provides a treasure-trove of tools for these challenging days, on their Clergy Care Programs & Resources page.
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ptmoore@atlanticdistrict.com

Executive Administrator:

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