November 11th – Remembrance/Veterans Day was last week. We all owe so much to those who served in the defence of our countries and our freedom. May we always keep their memory in our hearts. As Churchill so poignantly said in the dark days of WW II – “Never have so many owed so much to so few.”
An historic meeting was held at Beulah Camp last week involving the District Boards of Administration (DBA) from both the Atlantic and Central Canada Districts. The purpose of the meeting was to explore future possibilities for the new Canadian Established National Conference. Great synergy and outstanding out-of-the-box dreaming in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere marked our time together. A follow-up meeting of 7 of the members from the combined boards will meet in Toronto in February to move forward on the “what next” question.
- Congrats to Tony and Teena Stevens (Easton) on the safe arrival of a new granddaughter.
- Yarmouth had 528 present last Sunday – LYA 423.
- A great work day at Halifax North Street last Friday involving 13 volunteers from 5 countries on 4 continents.
- I will be in Indianapolis this week through Thursday for the meetings of the General Board and related entities. Peter will be on the district and I will be checking email daily.
Rod and Joy Guptill led a team from the Atlantic District to Cuba last week with Pastor Kevin Myers, Leanne Brooks, Shiela Young and Susanne d’Eon. General painting and repairs on the newly dedicated District Center. Children and Women’s ministries and encouraging local churches rounded out the week.
Next trip is planned for April 2016. Please contact Rod Guptill 902.320.5000 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or check out the Atlantic District – Cuba Partnership page on Facebook. We’ll be glad to add you to the page for updates and work team opportunities.
Peter and I concluded our 5 Pastoral Huddles last week with meetings in Hammonds Plains and Yarmouth. All five of these meetings of 2 hours or less were a great investment in the tribe. There were a total of 94 pastors or pastoral staff present with every church represented but four. The pastors of two of those were in Cuba on a missions trip and one pastor is bi-vocational and unable to attend. It is a high honour to rub shoulders with the incredible pastors of our district.
THOT: “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell
ON SECOND THOT: “Inspiration exists but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
When: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 10am-2pm (Lunch Provided)
Where: Kingswood University’s Wesley Hall (Lower Level Of The Chapel)
Please RSVP by replying “I’m or We’re Coming” with your name (& anyone else’s name attending with you). A $5 donation towards lunch is welcomed but not required.
You can also invite & inform other youth leader’s through the Facebook Event
Join Hugh Halter (author, speaker, church planter, consultant) for a full day of learning how to join in God’s mission to change Atlantic Canada, one neighbourhood at a time.
January 18, 2017
Highfield Baptist Church