Jay and Sharon Guptill very effectively served as speakers and worship leaders at Just Older Youth (JOY) weekend at Beulah. The registration topped 100 – a recent year high – and the Sunday AM service was well over 300. Mel Norton gave excellent overall leadership which we all appreciate so much. A good time was had by all.
Be watching next week for a very special announcement concerning the church in Shelburne – don’t miss it. Pumped.
Our first ever Maximizing Impact (MI) Alumni gathering was held this week. Pastors whose churches have experienced a MI weekend along with their coaches as well as the team members were together at Heartland this week. Great synergy. Powerful camaraderie. Meaningful prayer circle. Weekend refinements. MI is truly making a Great Commission difference.
- DBMD Ex Com met this week to review and follow up on all Annual Service Reports. Thanks to Dale, Peter and Greg for their top notch team work.
- DBA Ex Com also met this week to process a number of items of significance. Tim Guptill, Scott Prime and Marti Trafton were all present.
- Thought provoking Ideation meeting this week involving Andrew Maves, Bud Fancy, Jay and Sharon Guptill, AJ Plaizier, Peter and me. We grappled with the major issues facing the church in this season and how we should respond. More word/discussion at ministerial in the fall.
- Gloria and I were honoured to be present in Sussex Saturday afternoon for the 40th – anniversary of Don and Janet Ingersoll. Lindsay, Brad and Rachael planned an excellent program and special guests Ross and Shelley DeMerchant showed up to brighten the event.
- “Vision makes the present experience unacceptable” – Bill Hybels at GLS15 pre-session.
THOT: “John Knox founded Scottish Presbyterianism on his great preaching. But Mary, Queen of Scots, admitted his prayers she feared most.” – Len Sweet
ON SECOND THOT: Check the blog by AJ Thomas theajthomas.blogspot.com and check the 12 Reasons item – great stuff!
Global Partners, in harmony with Dan and Edie Mullen’s 20 piano orchestra, encourage your attendance at Beulah Camp’ Labor Day 2015 Sunday Morning Service. 12 of our cherished missionary hymns, combined with historic moments of our Wesleyan Missions, will make this a memorable event. Many of our own Wesleyan pianists will be at the full size acoustic uprights, making the THOUSANDS of strings give Glory to God! The free will offering on Sunday will go in it’s entirely to Global Partners Outreach.