It’s Monday Again

Beulah Family Camp begins with a Prayer Covering @ 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the Tabernacle. This year will feature several highlight moments to celebrate the 125th Anniversary (a quasquicentennial – in case you were wondering!) of our historic campground and annual gathering. The 2019 Camp Evangelists, Lenny Luchetti and Moe Diggs, will serve alongside another inspiring year of worship ministry under the leadership of Kelly Jay. Check out this line up for Super Saturday kick-off for Beulah Family Camp on July 6th – don’t miss the opportunity to have your family and friends enjoy this packed day. To download the 2019 Camp Handbook click HERE – all online event registration is now open.

Graham Perry (SJ1) was the speaker this weekend at the first Caton’s Island Family Camp. The August Family Camp started a few years ago and quickly maxed out at nearly 250 campers. Last summer (2018) was the first offering of an additional Family Camp over Canada Day weekend with 11 families (43 campers). This weekend experienced explosive growth with 28 families (138 campers)! We are so blessed by Director Dean Stephenson and his staff.

The drawing above represents the projected expansion for the Choate Dining Hall on Caton’s Island. Work has begun on phase one which will cost $252K. Detailed plans and costs for this project are available upon request to Project Manager and Caton’s Island Overseer Brian Murray. A special offering will be taken during Beulah Family Camp to contribute to the completion of phase one which has currently received nearly $235K in donations to date. This does not include pledged amounts or additional projections of estimated giving, but actual donations in hand. We praise God for His provision as we seek to expand seating and serving capacity for 420+ per meal. Pending donations for additional phases, we hope to complete the entire expansion for use by the summer of 2021. Along with the finished Stephenson Center, this capital improvement will open the door for exponential growth in reaching students for Christ in the years ahead!

Maple Ridge (Mike Agrell) offered a day camp this week with over 60 kids participating. Family Life Pastor Ryan Genereaux shared, “It was was incredible to see about 30% of our elementary school hearing about God for five days!” Yesterday morning there were six unchurched families who accepted the invitation to come to church with 171 in attendance on a long weekend.

Houlton (Wayne Robertson) hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic last Sunday honouring over 100 volunteers serving in various ministries. Yesterday’s service celebrated six baptisms!

Our District Board of Ministerial Development (DBMD) is top shelf. I was privileged to be part of two Zoom meetings this week. Jay Guptill (Hillside) who serves as Thrive Director on the DBMD Executive (left picture above), led an in-depth review of our recent Thrive Workshop for newly Licensed/Ordained Ministers. We are grateful for the expertise and passion of Dr. Dan Poff in completing this four-year pilot to enhance our DBMD process. Pending DBA approval in November to continue this addition, Dr. Allen Lee (District Clergy Care Director & Kingswood University Professor) will serve as the primary instructor for future Thrive Workshops.The final DBMD interview (right picture above) of the season was led by Chair Dale MacDonald (Woodstock). The DBMD Executive was pleased to add David Tysick to the list of recommendations DBMD Secretary Greg Hanson (Kings) will bring to District Conference. David, and his fiancée Melissa Wamboldt, will be joining the staff of Tim Long (Live Well) in the weeks ahead – both serving as Assistant Pastors.
Ken Nash led another cohort on Thursday providing first-rate instruction on how to effectively launch satellite campuses. There are 11 churches represented in two groups he is teaching in partnership with the Atlantic District. And speaking of satellites…
Tim Long (Live Well) held a community dinner followed by a church service on Saturday in the Tiverton Community Center on Long Island. This community is adjacent to Tidville on the Digby Neck and doors for Kingdom multiplication may be opening soon in the near future. Tim shared, “We had 76 out for the service and received great feedback and encouragement!”
Journey (Matt Maxwell) was featured in an excellent article this week featuring the importance of what Samaritan’s Purse calls Lighthouse Churches. Journey is to be commended for serving in this capacity to meet the needs of those impacted by flooding of the St. John River in 2008, 2018, & again this spring-summer.
In partnership with The Wesleyan Church of Canada, the Atlantic DBA approved funding last fall for a Central Canada District Church plant in Winnipeg. This was to assist in acquiring a permanent facility and yesterday morning New Horizons International Church (Justin Bradbury) held its first service in their new location – congratulations!
The District Office is closed today – Happy Canada Day (today) and Independence Day (Thursday)! One of the unique and celebrated realities of our Atlantic Tribe is that it is the only Wesleyan district in North America that serves both Canada and America (Maine). We are blessed by this constant reminder that the Body of Christ supersedes nationality and borders as we impact our region with the Gospel.

Pastors, leaders and volunteers, don’t miss a District Children’s Ministry Huddle at Beulah Camp on Tuesday, July 9 (1:00-2:30 p.m.) in the Upper Room of the Dining Hall with Marilyn Mansvelt (Cornerstone) & Linda Lamos (Kings). Receive free resources and ministry encouragement! No registration is required for this event – email for more info.

Dr. Lenny Luchetti serves as Professor of Proclamation at Wesley Seminary. He is known as an “insightful professor with a pastor’s heart.” Lenny is the author of Abingdon’s Preaching with Empathy: Crafting Sermons in a Callous Culture (Fall 2018) as well as Preaching Essentials: A Practical Guide, which has been nationally recognized by Outreach and Preaching magazines as one of the best books on preaching in its publication year.

This summer at Beulah Family Camp, Lenny will serve as our first Evangelist. In addition to preaching Sunday through Wednesday, he will be offering an afternoon workshop on Wednesday, July 10th, entitled Practices for Preaching with Empathy in a Culture of Apathy. The first 50 pastors to register by clicking HERE will receive a complementary copy of his book courtesy of the Atlantic District.

Every weekend between Beulah Family Camp and Labour Day has scheduled family activities to enjoy for those who have a cottage / RV site. Download this schedule HERE.

Inaugural National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada (TWCC)

Kingswood’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (MAPT) degree is now fully online! The first class of the next cohort begins July 1st, 2019 (The Bible as Christian Scripture). However, it is possible to join the program at any point throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kenneth Gavel (, or Angela Flewelling (

Plan now to join President Steve Lennox on the Kingswood University fall Vision Tour to Quebec City and the gorgeous Gaspé Peninsula, September 22-30, 2019. For detailed schedule information and pricing click HERE.


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