It’s Monday Again

It’s Monday Again

Good things happen around a campfire. Stories are told. Laughs are shared. Songs are sung. Achievements are celebrated. Hearts and hands are warmed. Relationships are deepened. Disappointments of yesterday are diminished. Hopes for tomorrow are brightened. Spirits are lifted!

With so many continued 2021 disruptions in the historic summer connection points for our district family, you are invited to join me and several others from the tribe around a virtual campfire on Sunday, July 18th @ 7:00 p.m. ADT. This event will also be available for post-livestream viewing.

  • Who is invited? Like most good campfires – anyone who wants to pull up a chair.
  • Who will be there? Tami & I along with several other pastors and lay leaders from around the district.
  • What will we be doing? Celebrating our good God with stories of HIs power at work during this pandemic and encouraging Kingdom leaders with how God is preparing the Atlantic District for the season ahead. This will be a mix of prerecorded and live segments and will be less than one hour (including the interactive pre/post conversations you will enjoy).
  • How can I show up? A link for this midsummer night’s livestream will be provided in the coming weeks in It’s Monday Again. Why not plan now to gather with a few others at your church or home in mid-July (as pandemic restrictions allow), and share in the circle of His presence with us?
Global Partners has been able to encourage the International Wesleyan Church with more than $400K of COVID relief funding over the past year. CLICK HERE to hear Executive Director Dennis Jackson share the inspiring ways this has made a difference for leaders like National Superintendent Joshe Bose  of The Wesleyan Church of Bangladesh (pictured above).This past year has been a challenge for Global Partners. Missionaries who were due to come home for their team development have had to stay on the field. Churches who would normally have in-person missionary visits to share their hearts and vision, have had to postpone or cancel because of lockdowns and restrictions. And yet the Church continues to persevere. The video link above will allow you to see what God continues to do through Global Partners around the world.

To see more about what is happening with Global Partners on our district visit www.gpatlantic.ca and for more information about how you and/or your church can partner to change the world contact Denn Guptill (Cornerstone), District Director of Global Partners.

Churches all across the Atlantic region have celebrated our Graduates over the past couple of Sundays. We are indebted to the skilled and sacrificial leadership of youth pastors/directors/sponsors and parents across the district who have continued to strategically invest in the spiritual growth and maturity of students in their discipleship journey. You know who you are, and we are GRATEFUL for each one of you!

Keep in mind as we head into summer, that according to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the greatest predictor of a High School graduate maintaining a vibrant connection to their faith is the intentional encouragement of non-family members from a student’s home church in helping them to become part of a campus or local church faith community when they go away for higher education.

Blacks Harbour (Ken Banks) celebrated the baptism of two brothers yesterday by Youth Pastor Bradford Jordan. These are the milestones and fruit of ministry that we sow by making our children and youth the priority ministry of the Church!
We are blessed by the hard work and grace-filled spirit of National Superintendent Steve Elliott. I am privileged to share in a bi-monthly meeting of Superintendents for The Wesleyan Church of Canada (TWCC) which occurred last week. Central Canada DS Eric Hallett shared how high his lawn had grown during no-mow May. Just kidding, he was actually sharing a wise word – I just wanted to see if you were still reading – ha! The first person to respond to this email to call out this “dad joke” will win a set of coveted Atlantic District pandemic masks for your church staff and LBA 🙂 – we’ve gotta have a little bit of fun every so often!BIG NEWS AHEAD: An exciting announcement is coming next week with full details of Summer@Beulah! And speaking of Beulah…

Yup, you guessed it. That IS a seal sunning on the Beulah wharf this past Wednesday. While there are occasional sightings in the tidal waters of the St. John River, no one has yet to report ever seeing this happen since the wharf was constructed well more than a century ago. Photo credit with appreciation to Tessa Symonds for capturing this rare event. Tessa is on staff at BCCC this summer and is providing impressive leadership in the preparation for our Summer@Beulah program. Did I mention there is a big announcement coming next week with all the details? Stay tuned!
Points to Ponder
  • Sometimes faith will make you look stupid… until it starts to rain. (“Noah”)
  • Life has an abundance of ups and downs and we must learn how to ride that roller-coaster of events and emotions. One habit I found that helps me through, is the practice of thankfulness and praise to God. Not only does it put our focus on God and the good things, but it also shows others the power and grace of God in our lives. It is a witness to the world that we belong to God. (Andy Phillips)

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)

1830 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB
E1G 1A9

Phone: (506) 383-8326

Seasonal Office:(no mail)

229 Beulah Road
Brown’s Flat, NB
E5M 2R5

Phone: (506) 468-2286

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore
ptmoore@atlanticdistrict.com

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner
karrilee@atlanticdistrict.com

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