Registration for Caton’s Island
camps will open February 15th. Enjoy this sneak peek at the 2022 schedule as you plan for the summer ahead!
AJ Plaizier (Yarmouth
), Victoria Rowe (Framework
), and David Zigler (Coastal Community
) will be sharing this Thursday in a Zoom panel discussion regarding the impact of Scazzero’s resource on their pastoral calling. CLICK HERE for the Zoom link
to join them on February 10th @ 2:30 p.m. Atlantic Time
. This live presentation will conclude with time for Q&A. This testimonial dialog will inform and inspire the journey of renewal unfolding in the months ahead in our Pastor Clusters.
All pastors who were registered for District Ministerial will soon be receiving a copy of The Emotionally Healthy Leader. This will be the primary resource for all Pastor Clusters until the fall. Some books are being mailed, others are available at a pick-up location. Karrilee will contact you with the location specific to you if your book has not been mailed. Any pastor who was not registered for Ministerial but would like to join a Pastor Cluster to share in this journey may contact me to be assigned to a group and will also receive a copy of Scazzero’s work.
I enjoyed some time for Q&A with the pastoral team at Hillside
(Jay Guptill) this week regarding the upcoming Lead Pastor transition. CLICK HERE
for a sneak peek at the exciting new chapter that is opening for Jay & Sharon as they prepare to launch a new ministry in our region – Made for More!
- Yesterday Aaron (Vanessa) Reimer announced his resignation at the usual time of pastoral transition in July as Lead Pastor at Island.
- Congratulations to Rich Thomas who received an unanimous vote yesterday from the Easton family for an Extended Call as Lead Pastor. Rich will also continue to serve under District Appointment as Lead Pastor of Community for the coming year.
- Reg (Janice) Thomas also announced his resignation in yesterday’s service at Perth Andover with 13 years of service concluding in July.
- Steve (Heather) Bradley announced his retirement commencing at the end of June. He has been serving as Lead Pastor of Browns Flat Fellowship and this will conclude 50 consecutive years of pastoral ministry – an incredible Kingdom investment!
(Ken Banks) includes regular updates in its weekly newsletter for Global Partners missionaries they support. This missions-minded church family displays country flags in the sanctuary where they partner with the International Wesleyan Church. Priority engagement has never been a greater opportunity to encourage and empower global leaders during this pandemic marathon.
GP Missionaries Robin & Yoko White (Japan)
shared some exciting news in their recent update, “Our church in Komatsu celebrated two baptisms on January 23, as a couple who have been connected with our church since last year were baptized together. Praise God for changed lives. We finally raised 100% of our start-up funding goal for Drawbridge Creations
! We’re thankful for everyone’s giving and for God’s provision, and look forward to focusing more on the ministry itself this year.”
Looking for another great podcast to add to your listening list? Look no further than The Deep Dive
with Colin Wallace & Ben MacDonald. Their light-hearted and substantive conversational style goes deep in ways that will reinforce and challenge your faith – excellent work gents!
Ellen joins me in expressing condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to Joan Caldwell and the extended family on Wednesday’s passing of her husband, Dr. Wayne Caldwell. Wayne’s legacy as a respected churchman included nearly a decade of service as the General Editor of The Wesleyan Church.
He also served for several decades on the Kingswood University Board of Trustees, most recently as an Honourary Lifetime Trustee. President Steve Lennox and I had the privilege of visiting with Wayne & Joan in their home last August. He graciously recorded a greeting to KU BOT which was warmly received in our fall session. CLICK HERE
for his inspiring obituary with opportunity to share words of support to the family.