‘Tis the season! Reg Thomas (Perth Andover) shared this report of reaching out to their community this Advent, “So thankful for the hard work of our Awana leadership and volunteers who are trying to make this Covid Christmas a little brighter for our Awana families!”
The annual “Carroll McKenna Thanksgiving Project” was another great success at Framework (Bud Fancy). Due to COVID-19 so many people could not be with family and opted to stay at home. The church usually delivers 300 meals to Presque Isle and surrounding communities. This year 406 meals were delivered in Presque Isle alone and Framework had to partner with another church to make and deliver meals in neighboring communities to meet the demand. One member of Framework partnered with her community and made 268 additional meals for her community (about 45 minutes away). This was by far the largest Thanksgiving meal preparation to date. Everyone helping and delivering was masked and wearing gloves per state guidelines and through this were able to be present with the love of Christ in more houses in Aroostook County then ever before. Well done Framework family!!! Check out this exciting news video story of this incredible act of kindness.
National Superintendent Steve Elliott has a message of hope and encouragement for you to share with your Church family this Advent. Feel free to show this 90-second video in a weekend service or add the link to your Christmas e-newsletter.
One of the highlights of my month is to connect with five other district superintendents from the Northeast region. This is my “Pastor Cluster” and this week we took a close look at characteristics of churches with Level Four Multiplication. It is so encouraging to see how these are taking root in the hearts of leaders and churches across the Atlantic District. Thankful we are launching point #4 above at District Conference next summer to lean into and learn from/with one another as we accelerate mobilizing disciple-makers for Kingdom multiplication.
Ellen joins me in expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District family for Art & Sheri Maxwell and their extended family on Wednesday’s passing of his sister, Marie MacLennan (also Aunt to Matthew Maxwell – Journey). A private family funeral will be held by Ferguson’s Funeral Home on December 9th. Further details and opportunity to share online condolences are available in her obituary posted here.
- If you have an endpoint in your discipleship pathway then you don’t have a leadership pipeline. (Mike Hilson)
- Work as hard at cultivating community as you do on creating content in 2021. (Carey Nieuwhof)
- When you are in ministry, it is easy to confuse doing things for God with spending time with God; to confuse activity with intimacy; to mistake the trappings of spirituality for being spiritual. (James Emery White)
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Thank you so much for your generosity! Merry Christmas!
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.
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- 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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