This week will be an unusual week in the district office. Today is New Brunswick Day, a statutory holiday and the office is closed. Peter is on vacation for the week. Karrilee is going to headquarters in Indy for a professional development event. I will be involved in two funerals on Tuesday and away from the office on Thursday and Friday. My cell, email and twitter will be active and voice mail can be left at the Beulah office. Thanks for your patience.
The very beautiful Mullen/Bixler wedding took place on Saturday afternoon at Heartland officiated by Laurence Mullen, the bride’s uncle. Our crew did a super job with the logistics and the catering by Gayla Guptill was outstanding.
Ecclesia from Kingswood hit the road this past week with one of their summer ministry teams for 11th and 12th graders. They will be serving in the inner city in Washington, DC and other teams will be serving elsewhere later this month. A great ministry opportunity for these teens.
The Caton’s Session of the Camp Board met on the Island last week. It is very encouraging to see the increasing number of campers; the quality of the staff; the projects moving along; to hear the reports of spiritual decisions and to sense the overall lift of momentum. Dean is serving in his 20th summer at Caton’s. Family Camp is on this weekend with A J Plaizier as special speaker. Caton’s is a great blessing to our tribe.
Peter Corey is featured in the DalMagazine (the Dalhousie University publication) spring 2015 edition. In an article entitled Building a Better World – Fish Tales – the ministry of Peter in developing fish ponds in the Democratic Republic of Congo is featured. The connection to his faith and to World Hope Canada is clear and strong. Congrats Peter.
- Crosspoint set a record summer Sunday attendance recently.
- KVEast reported 5 conversions last Sunday.
- Woods Harbour served in a water station last week during the NS Marathon in Barrington Passage.
- The Maximizing Impact site selection team met on Wednesday as the 2015-2016 locations were selected. Looking forward to another excellent year of MI.
- In a virtual meeting on Wednesday with Scott Rhyno, Jamie Cambers, Peter and me, support was agreed on to assist in travel costs to Follow2015 in December. Be watching for details from Jamie.
- New Pastors Orientation and the District Ministerial both were addressed during the week and memos sent concerning these strong tribe-building events.
Gloria and I were at sj1 (Saint John First) yesterday morning for the service. Staff Pastor Daniel Young led worship with a band consisting of three of his siblings, his mother and his wife – a family band – that did a very effective job. Pastor Seth preached an excellent sermon on choices. Following the service, there was a celebration in honour of Rev. Jack MacKenzie’s 90th birthday. We were pleased to have His Worship Mayor Mel Norton there to bring remarks and I was privileged to express congratulations and appreciation to Jack (and Charlene) on behalf of our district for a life time of faithful and effective ministry.
THOT: “Apparently it’s going to get as hot as 37 or 38 C today – plus humidity. This is why I laugh when my Canadian friends complain about NB heat.” – Robin White GP missionary in Japan.
ON SECOND THOT: “You cannot exalt God and yourself at the same time.” – Rick Warren
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