It’s Monday Again

Journey (Matt Maxwell) has had 528 new profiles entered into their church database since March 1, 2020. The pandemic has not prevented Kingdom connections that have resulted in transformed lives! Last Sunday two baptisms took place for people not connected prior to the pandemic. The young lady being baptized above had family from Calgary who prayed for her via video in a very moving service.

Cornerstone (Denn Guptill) made a big announcement yesterday! Assistant Pastor Drew Owen will be launching Stone Drop Church, a daughter church of Cornerstone in Elmsdale, with a TBD timeline. Stay tuned for how you and/or your church can partner in this exciting new Kingdom location!

IMPORTANT BLUE CROSS ANNOUNCEMENT

Today, The Wesleyan Church of Canada is launching a new benefit to all employees who are part of the Blue Cross Health Care plan. Online Doctors with Medavie Blue Cross is a virtual care benefit powered by Maple to support your health and well-being.

Are you looking for health advice? Do you need a prescription? Now, through Maple’s fully secure platform, you can chat with a doctor via text, phone or video in just a few minutes. You and your family have access to up to FIVE fully covered visits with a General Practitioner from Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to midnight EST. Note: This is five doctor-consults per household, not per person.

CLICK HERE for an overview of the plan. Here is how to get started …

Create your Maple account in less than a minute so it’s ready when you need care. 

  1. www.getmaple.ca/medavie.
  2. Enter your date of birth, and your personal Blue Cross ID number (11 digits), and the Blue Cross policy number (10 digits, including the 000’s). These numbers are on your Blue Cross Health Care Card.
  3. After registering, you’ll be able to access General Practitioners on Maple in minutes.
Already have a Maple account? Click here or simply go to www.getmaple.ca/medavie and click ‘Sign In’ at the top right.
The Atlantic DBMD Executive conducted more interviews this week, including the final Ordination interview of 2021 plus the initial interview for Colin Wallace, Pastor of Celebrate Recovery @ Deep Water (AJ Thomas). Colin and his family (upper right) moved from Ontario in March and he has applied to transfer his Ordination from the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. A great new addition to our Atlantic Tribe – welcome to the Wallace family!
It was my privilege via Zoom this past Monday as Chair of the Kingswood University Board of Trustees, to serve on the Wesleyan Educational Council (WEC). The General Board convened the following day and released an important statement on behalf of the North American General Conference of The Wesleyan Church. CLICK HERE to read this statement which includes a noteworthy highlight of appreciation to President Shirley Mullen for her faithful service at Houghton College which concludes the end of May.
Everything is online this year for ONE CON on May 21st @ 7:00 p.m. Atlantic Time.. This provides easy access for youth groups, regardless of Covid restrictions in their areas.  Any information you need should be available at onecon.ca.
Board Chair, DS Eric Hallett, and CEO Tanya Nace convened the spring World Hope International Canada Board Meeting on Friday. The six-hour agenda was packed with many celebratory highlights and field reports. This includes the fantastic news that WHI-C is now debt free – PTL! – and is in the best financial strength of our history.

To keep up to date on all the great news of how God is at work, CLICK HERE to Like & Follow the WHI-C Facebook Page. Key donors have provided a $25K matching gift for the Online Gala this Friday night…

 


The Future is Bright: An online gala event!
Join World Hope International Canada this Friday, May 14th @ 8:00 p.m. AST / 7:00 p.m. EST for the second annual online gala event! CEO Tanya Nace shares, “Come hang out with us, have fun, and be inspired by the transformative projects that empower kids so they have a chance at a bright future!”


Steve Bradley (Browns Flat Fellowship) offered a timely and inspiring word yesterday morning addressing COVID facts, foolishness, fuss, frustration, fatigue, fear, AND faith. Our pastors and local church leaders are providing such stellar Kingdom influence as this pandemic season and the ever-changing restrictions continue much longer than most predicted.CLICK HERE for another great word about having a spirit of perseverance from Evan Oxner (Amherst). His weekly e-newsletter always includes a list of “wins” – a great idea for others to consider.


Ellen joins me in expressing our deep condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District Ministerial family to Walter Perry on Thursday’s sudden and unexpected passing of his dear wife, Margo. Our hearts are broken for the entire Perry family, which as many of you know, reaches both deep and wide into the leadership tree of our Wesleyan heritage in the Standard Church, Central Canada District and our own district ministerial family.

Our thoughts and prayers will continue for Kirk, Graham, and Lynnette and the extended family as they grieve with their Dad on the loss of a wonderful mother. CLICK HERE to post your own words of comfort. A TBD Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held in two weeks at the conclusion of self-isolation for Kirk Perry and his family.

 

Points to Ponder
  • There’s no escaping the questions of the ultimate meaning in life. (Jordan Peterson)
  • Don’t blame your emotions on your circumstances or other people. (Dan Reiland)
  • Busyness is a choice. You’re as busy as you want to be. (Carey Nieuwhof)


All credentialled Atlantic Ministers should have received an email from HQ with login instructions for TWC HUB, our new online reporting system. If you did not receive this email please check your spam folder. CLICK HERE to access the excellent instructional videos for all reports due – especially your Annual Service Report (ASR), Please do not contact Karrilee at the District Office for assistance until AFTER you have viewed the instructional video and are still having difficulty completing your report. The Local Church Statistical Report (LCSR) email will go out directly from HQ to all Lead Pastors on May 1st. Note to Lead Pastors: Keep in mind there is a separate box to record online attendance which we look forward to celebrating at unprecedented levels in this pandemic year of ministry. Please kindly resist the temptation to include ANY virtual stats in the Primary Worship Average for in-person attendance.


The International Wesleyan Church will join TOGETHER at 7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (both Eastern Time on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, to ask God to move in even more powerful ways. We will focus on five themes in prayer amid worship and testimonies from around the world.
  • Holy Spirit, fill and lead me
  • Use me for breakthrough witness
  • The calling of workers —ministers, missionaries and marketplace multipliers
  • Disciples making disciples
  • Churches multiplied

A tentative plan has been approved that will allow for an on-site six-day Beulah Family Camp 2021! Here are a few of the plans which are based on the assumption of at least a Maritime Bubble. Final decisions will be determined by the DBA on or before June 7th pending an open border between NB & NS.
  • The six-day camp will begin with an evening service on Tuesday, July 6 and concluding with a morning service on Sunday, July 11.
  • A full four-day program for kids and youth will be scheduled during the mornings of  Wednesday – Saturday and each of these days will offer a morning and evening service in the Tabernacle.
  • Ordination is tentatively scheduled for the classes of 2020 & 2021 on Friday, July 9 with President Lennox preaching.
  • Save-A-Seat online registration has been purchased and will be used to preregister all services, programs, and dining hall meals which will be limited based on physical distancing regulations.
  • Our Camp Evangelist will be Rev. Jon Wiest (pending border/quarantine restrictions).
  • There will be neither an in-person nor an online District Conference this summer. The General Board has approved districts which deem it best due to pandemic travel restrictions to conduct the business of the District Conference by the DBA in July. This option was also elected last summer.
  • On or before June 7th, the DBA will make a final decision regarding Beulah Family Camp pending an open border between NB & NS. If BFC is cancelled it will also result in a private Zoom Ordination Service for 2021.

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 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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Main Office:(Year Round)

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Phone: (506) 383-8326

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Brown’s Flat, NB
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Phone: (506) 468-2286

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore
ptmoore@atlanticdistrict.com

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner
karrilee@atlanticdistrict.com

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