It's Monday Again
Good morning! Amazing as it may seem, based on recent experience, IMA is actually being done on Monday.
Mrs. Eunice Tatton passed away last week. Eunice and her late husband Harold were longtime and very faithful members of the Woodard’s Cove church which became a part of Grand Harbour Central. Eunice was the mother of Rev. Doug Tatton and the grandmother of Reverends Rod and Jay Guptill. We extend our sympathy to the extended family.
The basket-making class that was very popular at Beulah last summer will be offered again this year under the leadership of Maggie Bean. The class is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and is limited to 10 people. The cost is $35.00 which includes the materials and instruction. To register for this class, please contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Kline has accepted the invitation of the Saint John First church (Eric Hallett) to join their staff as assistant pastor. Adam is a graduate of Houghton College and will be coming to us from the Central Canada District. He and his wife, Cait, have an 8-month old daughter named Ali. We welcome Adam to the Atlantic District ministerial family.
There is still limited space available on the chartered bus for the Women of Faith convention. Contact Karen Cooney at email@example.com for further information or to register for the convention.
The WiFi zone at Beulah has been expanded considerably. The coverage area and the speed of access have both been expanded and upgraded. There is excellent coverage around the center core of the campground and radiating out from there. While the whole campground is not covered, the availability has been significantly expanded from last year which was our first year to offer WiFi. When you are on the grounds, you will notice WiFi signs in several places indicating that coverage is available. We are pleased to provide this additional service since it proved enormously popular last summer. Our thanks to Troy Wilson and Matt Valentini for their hard work in getting this designed and installed.
Pastors – don’t forget it’s report time. Given the extra pressure associated with leadership transition this year, we really need your help in being punctual with your statistical and other reports. Remember – being in the ministry is a real job – honor the deadlines.
Largest offering in Beulah history – Sunday, July 15th. We sent letters out last week. This will be a significant moment of celebration – don’t miss the blessing by failing to participate!
Cottage owners – lawn mowing at Beulah. Contact Stanley Small at 506-468-2506.
On Friday of this past week, I had meetings scheduled at Beulah which gave us an opportunity to spend part of the day there. Things are beginning to take shape as we look forward to an exciting camping season this summer.
On Saturday, Gloria and I had the privilege of visiting with David and Genevieve Ingersoll on Brier Island. David is pastoring the Baptist church in Westport and we enjoyed our brief visit with them.
We were at Havelock, NS on Sunday morning for the 100th anniversary of the church. Pastor Jeff Hoyt and crew had a very well planned schedule of activities. A very special guest was Mrs. Laura Rice who is one day older than the church. She was born in January 1907 the day before the church held its first service. It was the first time I have ever been in a 100th anniversary service where there was a person present who was older than the church.
Last evening, we met with a small core group of individuals interested in planting a Wesleyan church in the Enfield/Elmsdale/Shubencadie corridor. The meeting was very positive and we look forward to ongoing discussion and interaction on this possibility.
THOT: Nowhere in Scripture am I instructed to shepherd only the agreeable sheep. – Gary D. Preston