Like several other churches across the Atlantic District, Encounter (Jim Agrell) began a second service in September to accommodate the increasing numbers in weekend attendance to have adequate room for physical distancing. Jim preached an anointed and challenging word yesterday from the farewell discourse of Christ to His disciples (John 14-17).
- It was really good – we all agreed that we were longing for connection and people to brainstorm with and it was great!
- ‘Twas a very good introductory connect time.
- I felt we had a very productive and encouraging meeting.
- Our Pastor Cluster Leader did an admirable job hosting.
- Our cluster gathering exceeded my expectations and we had a wonderful hour.
- Brené Brown’s video spoke volumes to each of us as did the document Dr. Allen Lee sent for us to read. Thank you for addressing this important area in our ministries and lives.
- Thank you for providing all the material and making it as simple to lead as possible.
- I’m excited to gather with this group again.
Amherst (Evan Oxner) launched Celebrate Recovery (CR) with no general advertising on October 6th. A month before the launch, Community Care Pastor Sheryl York informed Mental Health and Restorative Justice about CR.Sheryl shared, “Before our launch a corrections officer from the Springhill facility reached out for more information because someone had told her about the launch of the program! We chose a soft launch to ensure that our team was comfortable with the flow of the program and the COVID protocols we had set in place. Five people have joined the program and our team is developing in incredible ways. They serve each week and publicly share their stories of God’s healing through CR. We will start promoting the program publicly next week and are beyond excited because GOD is on the move and we are blessed to be used by Him!”
- It was announced yesterday at Journey (Matt Maxwell) that Jamie (Catherine) Cambers has joined the pastoral team! He will be serving in a volunteer Assistant Pastor role providing leadership to systems and administration as well as adding value to the worship/creative team.
- West Head (Vince Robertson) had 55+ in church attendance last Sunday and Sunday School has relaunched in compliance with Nova Scotia COVID rules.
- Head of Millstream (Kathy Jeffries) has added a Youth Group and Men’s Ministry this fall! In addition Kathy shared, “So excited as tonight at Kids Club we had two new kids!”
- October 6, 1774. I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election and advised them: 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy, 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side. (John Wesley)
- Heaven is a relationship. It is communing at the highest level. God wants to give us a preview in our present reality. When was the last time you loved the unlovely out of obedience to Christ? (Jim Agrell)
- Rest isn’t the enemy of productivity. (Carey Nieuwhof)
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
- Check out these great resources above at www.wesleyan.org – we are blessed by the many ways our denominational leadership serves the front lines of the local church.
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