It’s Monday Again

‘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.

Points to Ponder
  • 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)

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. 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.

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This Christmas, why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Caton’s Island is focused on providing a fun, safe, amazing experience that has one purpose, to show the love of Christ to everyone who attends. When you give to Caton’s, as a one-time gift or a monthly recurring gift, you are supporting projects like the Choate Dining Hall Expansion, facility upgrades, maintenance, and overall camp operations. Your gift provides a life-changing experience to campers and staff that attend each year, making your donation a greater impact than you will ever know! All donations go to general operations unless otherwise designated. If you wish to give to a specific project just let us know when making a donation.
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.

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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Phone: (506) 468-2286

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner

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