Yesterday morning at Beulah was a once-in-a-lifetime experience with some 30 pianos and one organ providing the music for a “That Was Then…This Is Now” missions focused service. The singing was led by Dwight Mullen (14 traditional and historic songs) interspersed with brief missionary stories and introductions. Retired missionary Milton Bagley was honoured for his 60 years of service as an ordained minister in our tribe. Recently appointed GP missionaries Robin and Beth Churchill, who depart this week for their first term in Haiti, were interviewed. A special offering was received for a young missionary family appointed as GP missionaries to the Nune people. Very interesting and uplifting service, with over 500 people present. Thanks to Piano Man Dan Mullen for making this possible and for his brother Dwight who led the singing.
NOTE: Enjoy the Labour Day holiday. Our Beulah office will reopen tomorrow – Tuesday -morning. We plan to relocate back to the Moncton office during the week of Sept 13th.
Check this out – vimeo.com/137386871 I plan to be there. Hope many of you in the SJ region will be present also.
- Fort Fairfield held a Big Give yard “sale” last week when all items available were free for the taking. This created a lot of positive community buzz. On Sunday they baptized 5.
- Havelock, NS received three new members last Sunday.
- Havelock NB had a big week last week with a Saturday yard sale that raised over $800 for youth and children’s ministry. Their Sunday service had 48 in attendance (lya 33) and raised $5000 for their new roof and also received nearly $1000 in regular offerings.
- North Head has seen attendance in the 50’s this summer with high days brushing 60 (lya 38).
- It is great to see new life and progress in our smaller churches – onward and upward!
An MI weekend will be held this fall at Dartmouth Hillside and in Houlton. A new Mini MI will also be road tested at Fort Fairfield. Our MI churches for the spring are also selected – more word on those later. I will also be conducting an MI exploration/consultation this fall in another church.
As mentioned a few weeks ago, we also held our first-ever MI Alumni meeting at Beulah in August. Great synergy and growing momentum. Good ideas harvested going forward. Has your church considered inviting the MI team?
Kingswood welcomed new and returning students to campus last week. We are very pleased to have President Lennox on site and we all look forward to our shared future with optimism.
The DBA Executive Committee has unanimously agreed to offer the Evangelist’s Cottage, 30 Kinghorn Avenue, for sale by bid. The acquisition of Heartland has rendered the cottage surplus for Beulah accommodation purposes. It is a one bedroom, furnished cottage with a rear deck facing the river. Bids may be sent by email to email@example.com. Bids will be received until September 15, 2015 and the highest or any bid may not be accepted.
I was deeply humbled and highly honoured to be asked by the family to speak at the funeral of Dr. Wayne Wright, held in the Marion, IN College Wesleyan Church last Friday. Dr. Wright and his wife Virginia served for more than 40 years with what is now Global Partners in the Philippines, Russia and for several years at HQ, including eight years as Executive Director of GP. Two of their three children have served as GP missionaries in the past and all three of their children are engaged in full-time ministry at present.
Our association in global ministry matters was considerable and very meaningful to me. The Wrights served with distinction, dedication, unblemished integrity, obvious passion and joy. Virginia preceded Wayne in death by only 6 weeks. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord….they will rest from their labour.”
THOT: “Grace never seems fair until we need a little.” – Bob Goff
ON SECOND THOT: “If serving is beneath you, leadership is beyond you.” GLS15
“Surprise” 95th birthday party for Ruth Black this coming Sunday in the Beulah Hotel from 2 to 5 PM. I look forward to attending – hope to see you too.
Congratulations to Kingswood University on 70 years since her opening in Woodstock in 1945, and 50 years on the Sussex campus.
3:00 PM Open House and walk through history curated by Dr. Arthur & Sherry Maxwell at the Earle & Marion Trouten Library in Nicholson Hall; hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Lennox
Tour the campus and thank God for His provision over these years.
6:00 PM Honours Recognition & Celebration Banquet to be held in Wesley Hall
RSVP to Debbie Benson, 506-432-4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 6pm to Saturday 5:30pm
Meals – Friday night WING NIGHT
Saturday – B,L,D.
- Skeet Shooting
- NEW Zipline
- Canoing / Kayaking
- Great Fellowship
- Lots of man talk and more…
Kingswood is preparing to hold their fifth annual worship conference, ENGAGE, on October 23-24. Designed with the essential and practical needs of pastors, lay worship leaders and team members in mind, this event is geared toward refreshing and equipping those on the front lines of this crucial ministry. Plan to bring your whole team! Guests this year include Dustin Smith, Jennie Riddle, Tim Milner, Jeff Somers and Kim Butler, as well as our tribe’s own Betty Weatherby, Kendra Higgs, Mike Tapper, Scott and Elizabeth Rhyno. Registration is open now at kingwood.edu/engage. #engageku2015
FOLLOW 2015, the International Wesleyan Youth Conference, will be held in Indianapolis, IN on December 28-31 and we want to gauge interest from our district on who is interested in taking some of their students. As a member of the FOLLOW Executive team, we’re anticipating over 7500 students and leaders will fill the Indianapolis Convention Centre this December and we hope to expose our district students to the Wesleyan Church on an international stage. If you want to know more information about FOLLOW 2015 please visit www.follow2015.com or if you have any questions, please email me email@example.com for more information. Follow this link for your chance to win a free registration to FOLLOW 2015: http://ow.ly/QSiYm