(Above left) Kevin Myers (Brazil Lake) shared, “Fantastic day! We had 82 out to our drive in service & Yarmouth Wesleyan joined us and we did a baptism together (4 people) with a barbecue after to celebrate. It was a great day on the lake!
(Above right) Joanne Ozon (Hope) shared, “We had two baptisms – a joyous day indeed!
Not even Covid-19 can stop the acknowledgement of a step in faith to declare Jesus as Saviour and Lord!”
There was a strong spirit of anticipation and optimism at Blacks Harbour yesterday morning. The Pastoral Installation of Ken (April) Banks was shared with 87 who were present – the highest Sunday attendance since the pandemic shut down.
Community and Easton (Rich Thomas) combined together last weekend for a Fellowship Bonfire. Rich shared, “It was a great time of fellowship and connecting. God is blessing these two congregations in their partnership. Great things are on the horizon.”
I had the honour this week of getting a tour of the nearly completed Greg Mann Dining Commons at Kingswood University. Best of all – the tour was by Greg himself! He started serving in leadership of food services at KU in 1993 and has been personally involved in the design of this impressive remodel.
The first meal in the dining commons was served on Friday to the student body. A special dedication of the full Stairs Hall renovation will take place on Friday, October 16th @ 4:30 p.m.
The National Board of The Wesleyan Church of Canada has a new Atlantic District representative. Congratulations to Etienne Bandyayera, MD (and also to his wife Christianne), on his appointment by the Atlantic DBA to succeed Suhanya Edwards. Our gratitude to Su for her excellent service on the board as a family relocation to Alberta resulted in her resignation. The Bandyayeras are first-generation Burundian immigrants to Canada. They are Wesleyan Members of Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) where they have attended with their family during the past few years. We welcome you Dr. Bandyayera – thank you for adding your wisdom and insight to the future of TWCC!
World Hope International’s Fresh Water Team is back from Louisiana after having spent a week making clean and safe water for the residents of Lake Charles following Hurricane Laura. By using solar-powered water makers, instead of bringing in thousands of plastic water bottles, they helped those in need while staying green. In one week, over 1,000 gallons of clean water was pumped. We are so proud of our Canadian Volunteers — Dorothy Gaudet, Rhoda Sturgeon, and Kurt Bandy!
The 24th Kingswood University Golf Classic was held on Friday with 76 golfers – up 10 over last year!
At the awards banquet on Friday evening, those gathered celebrated a record amount raised through corporate sponsorship of nearly $27K with a total raised of $52K – just $2,500 shy of the most raised for this event.
President Lennox shared, “To raise this much money this year is truly remarkable! Special thanks go to our sponsors and golfers, and to Debbie Benson, Director of our Annual Fund. We are thrilled to be able to provide this money for student scholarships.”
Special recognition to this golf group from Coastal – Jason Parker brought four full teams all the way from Southwest Nova Scotia and turned the trip into a men’s retreat – what a fantastic idea! One of their golfers, in his first KU Golf Classic, raised over $5000. Adam – make sure you come back next year!Why not save the date now and plan to be there with a foursome of your own on Friday, September 10, 2021?
- Hero makers know that they have spiritual authority to manifest the Kingdom and forward its mission and they confer it on others. Hero makers seek to transfer both spiritual authority and positional authority. (Larry Walkemeyer)
- Writing sermons is funny. I’ve been frustrated with this one until about two hours ago and now I’ve hit the spot where it’s exciting and I’m anticipating what God will do through what He has spoken. It is an honor to study the Word. (Victoria Rowe)
- You must never ever ever confuse, on the one hand, the need for absolute, unwavering faith that you can prevail despite those constraints with, on the other hand, the need for the discipline to begin by confronting the brutal facts, whatever they are. (Admiral Stockdale)
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
- Check out these great resource above at www.wesleyan.org – we are blessed by the many ways our denominational leadership serves the front lines of the local church.
- Many churches are preparing for an unexpected summer of in-person services alongside an online option. This resource from Matt Steen provides a helpful rubric in self-evaluation for five possible approaches (old-normal, simul-service, building-feeder, campus-launcher, and digital-disciple). Which one best informs your strategy as you return to weekly onsite services?
Click here to see a one-page overview
Click here for the 45-minute video 2025 presentation