Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) is excited to partner together this Christmas with World Hope International – Canada (Executive Director Tanya Nace) to help rebuild the community of 8 Mile Rock on Grand Bahama island recovering from Hurricane Dorian’s destruction back in September.Pastor Raymond is a Wesleyan pastor who is church planting in the poorest community of 8 Mile Rock. Yesterday, Joel announced that by the end of the service over $75,000 had been raised to help replace roofs and share Jesus with short-term mission teams that will show up between January-April 2020! The estimated cost of each roof is $2,500 and this will repair the ENTIRE neighbourhood and will make it possible to bring electricity back into their homes.
If your church is interested in sending teams to assist in the rebuild please email Alan Dunn at Alan.Dunn@hotmail.com. Tanya reports, “I am also excited that World Hope is only $7K away from our year-end giving goal of $40K towards The Hope Fund.” This fund helps to respond to needs immediately and to strengthen programs around the world. To help push them over their goal, go to www.worldhope.ca/unlock/ #globalcollective
The Reach (Andy Phillips) held a Carols and Candles Christmas Service last night – the first service at the Island Campus since Good Friday. There is still work to be done on renovations, but progress is being made as the new chairs will be here this week! A special offering was taken to support the local food pantry. Christmas goodies were enjoyed by all afterward!The District Office will be closed over Christmas and will reopen on January 2nd.
- For Karl Gorman and their daughter Cora on the December 16th passing of his dear wife, Helene. The Gorman’s have invested their lives in ministry through The Wesleyan Church, including many years of missionary service in South Africa. A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday (December 28th) at 2:00 p.m. Full details are available at Sweeny’s Funeral Home.
- For Scott & Ruth Wood (Journey) on the December 20th passing of his father, Don Wood. A celebration of Donald’s life will be held this afternoon (December 23rd) at 1:00 p.m. Full details can be found at Bishop’s Funeral Home.
- We might live in a vicious world but we serve a victorious God. Like Mary, we need to surrender and surround. (Joel Gorveatte)
- Jesus Christ became Incarnate for one purpose, to make a way back to God that man might stand before Him as he was created to do, the friend and lover of God Himself. (Oswald Chambers)
- The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable. (Ralph Sockman)
It is with great excitement we invite you to Uprising Conference on February 21-22, 2020 at Crosspoint Church in Fredericton, NB. Conference registration is $45, and a catered lunch option on Saturday is available for an additional $15.
We are so thrilled to welcome Rachel Wilson as our conference speaker. We are looking forward to hearing her share insight around our theme this year: RECONCILE.
Crosspoint Worship will be returning once again to lead us during each session.
Want to know more about the Atlantic District’s 2025 Horizon Storyline – Values-Driven Vision? Click here to see a one-page overview of this journey and click here for the 45-minute video 2025 presentation shared with our pastors in October.