It’s Monday Again

It was a great service of celebration at The River yesterday! Mark & Christine Soone (both from New Jersey) and their two youngest children of four (Sarah and Rachel) moved from Pennsylvania to Bangor this summer after a candidating process that was entirely virtual from start to finish. Their two adults sons are Stephen who lives in Maryland & Joshua (Alyssa) who serves in the US Army.

The LBA and The River family showed enthusiastic support for Mark as their new Lead Pastor during his pastoral installation. On Saturday, I also had the privilege of leading in a board retreat and it is clearly evident this is an excellent fit for both Pastor and church!Hartland (Dave Wilcox) youth group attended Encounter Online at Kingswood University last weekend with 800 students across North America. Pastor of Worship & Youth, Devon McAllister, reported three first-time commitments, three recommitments, and two who answered the call to full-time ministry!

The DBA convened on Thursday for the fall session with a new seating arrangement to provide for adequate physical distancing. Maine members joined by Zoom and the day’s proceedings included the following items:
  • A special report from Site Pastor Rob McDowell on October’s Cornerstone (Denn Guptill) Windgate launch.
  • An energizing final report was presented from the Task Force appointed rising from the 2019 District Conference substitute motion. This was prayerfully engaged and next steps were determined to implement and further explore the many excellent ideas and insights. Hats off to this group of Kingdom leaders!
  • A special time of prayer for our pastors and churches across the Atlantic District as we continue to lead in these uncertain days.
  • Funding for Kingdom multiplication was approved for the Live Well (Tim Long) satellite launch in Tiverton in the coming months.
  • An update on summer Camp Ministry from Executive Director Tami Mutch-Ketch.
  • By action of the DBA, Denn Guptill now serves as District Secretary, Sharon Guptill as District Treasurer, and Rev. Tanya Nace as Ministerial Member-at-Large for NL/NS/PE. Congratulations Tanya – welcome to the DBA!
Beulah Camp Gift Certificates are available for the first time ever! Come get away or purchase a gift for that “hard to buy for” someone.  Year around overnight lodging is available in winterized facilities.
To purchase please visit
*Gift certificates are non-transferable and hold no cash value. Valid for one year from date of issue. Stay is subject to availability. Not valid the week prior, during or following Beulah Family Camp.
Congratulations to Luke & Breanne Anderson (Connection) on the happy arrival this weekend of Rhett Buster Luke (8 lbs. 13 oz. & 21 in.). A very proud Dad shared, “He’s healthy and Breanne is an absolute super hero!”
Points to Ponder
  • Faith in times of adversity makes the serpent swallow itself! (Norman Grubb)
  • COVID is a mirror and COVID is also an accelerant. This virus shows you who you are as a person and an organization. Wherever you were headed and whatever you were going to become, you got there quicker and it happened sooner. (Brian Dodd)
  • Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future. (Kathleen Norris)

The Atlantic District is partnering with WHI Canada to provide the opportunity for you to participate in giving to bring hope to the vulnerable. World Hope has selected these three urgent and important projects (CLICK HERE) for your church to take up a special Christmas offering and make a kingdom impact globally.

The Wesleyan Church of Canada (TWCC) is pleased to report renegotiated terms for the corporate Bell Aliant cell phone plan with significant cost savings to pastors and church employees. The new plan options include but are not limited to:
  • Monthly costs on plans are REDUCED by approximately $7 to $15 per month
  • FREE Canada to U.S. long distance calling is included on all plans
  • LOWER costs for upgrades to newer phones every 36 months (vs. every 30 months)
  • Data options ranging from $33/month for 3GB to $60/month for 10GB
The new pricing automatically goes into effect next month. CLICK HERE for the PDF brochure details. If your local church or specialized ministry is NOT part of the national Wesleyan cell phone plan and you would like to join, kindly fill in this form (CLICK HERE)and send it to Troy Wilson at

What if COVID-19 is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
(Will Mancini)
  • Check out these great resources above at – we are blessed by the many ways our denominational leadership serves the front lines of the local church.
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.



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