Yesterday, I was honoured to be the speaker at the Irving Memorial Chapel in Buctouche. There was a full house present and we always enjoy our annual visit to the chapel. Peter was in Miramichi for the service yesterday to speak. They are expecting their new pastor David Green as he begins his ministry there next week.
Following the service yesterday morning, we were invited to lunch at Pays de la Sagouine – Land of the Washerwoman – the Acadian Cultural Celebration Centre in Buctouche. Great experience. Enjoyed the Sunday brunch and the kindness of the MacCallums and the Dunns.
There have been a number of recent requests to have the 2015 DS Report to the District Conference available electronically. I am pleased to provide it here in PDF format.
Robin White, our missionary to Japan, was recently a part of a festive day of kids ministry and got in the spirit of it all himself. Are you praying and supporting our 20+ missionaries under appointment through Global Partners?
- Hammonds Plains Cornerstone has gone solar and is the first church in Atlantic Canada to do so. Pastor Denn Guptill was interviewed onCTV Atlantic News last week.
- “Went to @Mapleridgewc, prayed during the gathering and had bacon for lunch. Could this day get any better?” Tweet from Nick Graham who is home for the hospital – PTL!
- Kentville New Hope had their largest summer Sunday attendance ever yesterday.
- John Symonds preached at Beulah yesterday and Candice Laagland was baptized in the river following the service.
- “New families. New neighbours. Lots of new kids! A friend and youth worker experienced new life in Christ! Great day for the Kingdom.” Tweet from Pastor Seth Fancy at sj1.
- Fort Fairfield is rolling. Last week we highlighted their hosting of the Potato Blossom Festival church service. Yesterday they wrapped up a successful VBS with 101 in the morning service. Outstanding.
Riverside’s Senior High camp was in full swing last week. The ministry impact of Riverside, particularly on kids and teens, is a great blessing to our tribe, especially to our churches in the area. Thanks to Pastor Bud Fancy for giving overall leadership to the Riverside ministry.
Community connection and conversation at Deep Water is for all ages – very cool pic.
THOT: from Thom Rainer, The 10 symptoms found in a sick church are:
- Declining worship attendance.
- Decline in frequency of attendance of church members.
- Lack of joy and vibrancy in the worship service.
- Little evangelistic fruit.
- Low community impact.
- More meetings than ministry.
- Acrimonious business meetings.
- Very few guests in worship services.
- Worship wars.
- Unrealistic expectations of pastoral care.
ON SECOND THOT: “Repentance requires action, not just good intentions.” – Mike Tapper
If you’re looking for an exciting time at camp, combined with a great spiritual atmosphere, where you can experience God’s presence in a group or just by yourself, you’ve come to the right place. At Riverside Wesleyan Campground in Blaine, Maine , you’ll have dedicated counselors and pastors , as well as fellow Christians, who will help you any way they can. We offer a unique camping experience, in a beautiful scenic part of Aroostook county, where many people have found God’s plan for their lives and God has spoken to and blessed many hearts in many ways. Once you experience Riverside, you’ll hate to leave, and you’ll never be the same.
Senior’s Weekend – JOY Ministry – Just Older Youth
Beulah Camp, August 14-16 with Jay and Sharon Guptill
Registration Fee: $20. Meals $50
For further info please call Pastor Mel Norton 506-328-2659