I was privileged to install Doug Tatton as the new pastor at West Head last Sunday. It was the first Sunday of 2016 as well as the Tattons first Sunday in their new assignment. After several years serving as Director of Silver Lake Camp in Ontario, it is good to welcome Doug and Rose back home. Thanks is expressed to Richard MacAdams who faithfully supplied the pulpit there over the past few months.
- Moncton received circa $170,000 in their offerings in the last two weeks of 2015.
- Fredericton Crosspoint saw 1200 present at their special Christmas event.
- Over the Christmas season, Digby prepared and delivered 21 baskets to needy families; headed the local kettle drive that generated $18,000; raised $11,000 in support of a refugee family – a great spirit of generosity and service.
- I was in Ottawa last week, at their request, to present Maximizing Impact to the Staff and LBA at Ottawa Sunnyside Wesleyan. Their DS, Peter Rigby was also in attendance. Great evening together and an MI weekend is now scheduled there which will include a training component for a Central Canada MI team that is in formation.
- Enroute home from FOLLOW, Peter visited and preached at Bangor Pathway last Sunday.
While in NS last week, I dropped in for a visit with Carl and Evelyn Brewer in Shelburne. They are living in the church and the pic above is of their living room – formerly the pastor’s office. The entire place is looking great and their Christmas Eve attendance of 46 is the highest to date.
This past Saturday, the belated Christmas dinner for our Caton’s leaders and District Office staff was held in Moncton. Great evening of fellowship and interaction. The Beulah staff met earlier prior to Christmas. We are so grateful for the dedicated and excellent ministry provided by our camping personnel.
The renovation of our District Office that will result in an excellent board/conference facility is nearing completion. This will be a very welcome addition. Peter has done an amazing amount of work in managing and directing this significant project.
THOT: “I’d rather have ten people that want God, than ten thousand who want to play church.” – Leonard Ravenhill
ON SECOND THOT: “The man who opts for revenge should dig two graves.” – Chinese Proverb
Pastors and church members are invited to attend “Mission & the Local Church,” a conference with missiologist Chris Wright. The simulcast event of the Evangelical Missiological Society of Canada will be held February 12 at Kingswood University from 9 to 4:30 pm in Wesley Hall. The cost is $20. Lunch is included. For more information, call Eileen Gavel at 506-432-4429 or see https://www.emsweb.org/regions/canada.