It’s Monday Again

The 3rd annual Love Week on the South Shore gained momentum this year, as word and evidence spread rapidly throughout Southwest Nova communities. There were 15+ churches involved from about five denominations as well as numerous businesses that jumped on board.Coordinator Dave Hockley (Yarmouth) shared, “Probably the most exciting part was the countless amount of conversations in these communities that started with the question, ‘What is Love Week anyway?’  Thankful for the doors God opened, and excited for what’s to come in the years ahead!”

Tens of thousands of dollars donated for community needs, hundreds of volunteer hours, ministry with nursing homes, schools, first responder detachments, at-home seniors care, and so much more! For a peek of all the great ways the Church lifted up the Name of Christ CLICK HERE for LOVE WEEK posts.

Churches all across the region took advantage of the opportunity to connect with families in the community by offering COVID-friendly Trunk-or-Treat events like the one pictured above in Amherst (Evan Oxner). With more than 530 kids (not counting adults) this year, Evan shared the turnout was up about 200 over last year and had stronger participation and engagement than the pre-COVID Trunk-or-Treat in 2019.

In the continued spirit of Matthew 5:16, The River (Mark Soone) was featured by Fox News in Bangor with a special highlight of their partnership with several community organizations including Samaritan Incorporated, First Step Pregnancy Center, and Jericho Road Street Ministry.CLICK HERE to view the clip on Fox News and CLICK HERE for for the News Center feature of the “Homeless Resource Fair” held last Sunday. Mark shared, “We had an exciting Celebration of Ministry Service!” We are grateful for the faithful Kingdom influence of our Bangor Wesleyan family – well done!

All ten members of the Beulah Session of the Camp Board convened for a special three-hour meeting this week to engage in generative dialog about future development options as we continue to evaluate existing programs. We are blessed by the leadership of our District Camp Ministry – it was an encouraging evening of practical planning and dreaming for the years ahead!

I enjoyed worshipping with our Wesleyan family in Miramichi (Anton Topilnyckyj) yesterday morning. The church expressed appreciation for the pastoral leadership and it was encouraging to hear good reports of ministry in this pandemic season from Anton & Louise over lunch following the service.

Nearly 50 leaders from more than 2/3 of Atlantic churches participated this week in Session Four of the Mobilization Pipeline Cohort with Jon Wiest, Executive Director of Groundswell. A couple resources worthy of note included the new discipleship all produced by The Wesleyan Church. CLICK HERE to check it out as this free tool will greatly enhance your discipleship strategies and empower disciple-makers.The second resource is the blog that Jon Wiest posted this week which includes key aspect of this week’s cohort session. CLICK HERE for this helpful read to provoke and inspire the right kind of questions and conversations for ways your local church can mobilize disciple-makers.

Webinar Topic:
  • Worship At The Speed Of Sound: A look at the life-curves of modern worship songs
  • Mike Tapper and Marc Jolicoeur discuss the “Life Curves” of CCLI songs sung in our churches dating back to 1988. This interesting project has a lot of relevant implications and will soon be published in Christianity Today and Worship Leader Magazine!
  • November 18, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Free Registration:
Ellen joins me in expressing condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to Anton & Louise Topilnyckyj (Miramichi) on Wednesday’s passing of his 57-year-old brother, Stefan. CLICK HERE to share a personal word of support as we continue to lift up the Topilnyckyj family in prayer during this unexpected and tragic time of loss.
Points to Ponder
  • Lead like a man. Pray like a boy. My first responsibility is to be a follower not a leader. (Kevin Myers)
  • Great leaders aren’t driven by personal ambition, they’re driven by the mission. Ambition is a terrible substitute for mission. (Carey Nieuwhof)
  • We are under-formed in the practices of loving our enemies and over-stimulated by the act of protecting our opinions. (Dan White Jr.)

NEXT is Global Partners’ mentored cross-cultural immersion experience for young adults. Pass along the NEXT website to anyone in your church who is searching for meaning and their place in God’s kingdom work. Download and share the two-minute NEXT video in your service or in your church newsletters. The best next step for anyone interested is to fill out the inquiry form, and they will be contacted for a follow-up conversation. The website is continually updated with the upcoming internship opportunities for spring, summer and fall. Applications for summer 2022 are being accepted through the end of 2021.

National Multiplication Director Mark Parker posted the first edition of Between the Shorelines this week. This e-publication will share stories of multiplication and how you and your church can engage in this shared mission across our two districts. CLICK HERE to enjoy this first edition which features a daughter-church out of Cornerstone (Denn Guptill) with church planter Drew Owen. CLICK HERE to subscribe for this e-newsletter.

District Ministerial
SAVE THE DATE: As announced during A Campfire Chat, District Ministerial will convene at the Valley location of Kings (Brent Ingersoll) on January 19-20, 2022 (more details TBA – begins @ 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and concludes with the evening rally on Thursday).

The 2021 Atlantic District Journal is now available. CLICK HERE to download.
(Prior District Journals are available from District Office upon request.)


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