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?
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.
- 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)
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