Exciting news…. The Maritime District of the PAOC (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) is “selling” to our district a church and parsonage in Tiddville, NS and a nearby parcel of land in East Ferry for $1.00 each – the church and parsonage are pictured above. Tim Long, who, along with his wife Julie, lives in Tiddville has been serving as Youth Pastor at our church in Digby and has resigned there. He will assume pastoral duties at the newly acquired church in Tiddville effective in mid-January. The PAOC will conclude ministry there on Jan 9th and Peter will be present to install Tim on January 22nd.
This Kingdom honouring matter reflects the Great Commission commitment of Rev. Kevin Johnson, DS of the PAOC, his board and the congregation at Tiddville which voted unanimously in favour of this matter. They had a church and small congregation at Tiddville but no pastor. We had a pastor living in the community who was employed at Digby Wesleyan but had no church or congregation locally. Tim’s wife Julie grew up in this church and community.
This unique transaction evidences a not-very-often-seen level of Kingdom thinking that transcends narrow denominational branding. Amazing. Inspiring.
Our vacation continues for a few more days. IMA is abbreviated this week, but the news, as you have already seen, is very uplifting – PTL!. On this cruise we ran into Gerry and Laurae Denton who attended Hillside when we pastored there in the late 70’s and whom we had not seen for circa 35 years – great catching up.
- West Head held their annual Fishermen’s Sunday last week and had 260 in attendance.
- Halifax Deep Water concluded their ministry at Park Lane Theatre last Sunday as IMA indicated last week. However, I was not aware then that their attendance was 429 last week – a new record I believe. Onward and upward.
- A word from Zone Chair Shawn Craven: “6 of our 9 churches on the South Shore began a teaching Advent series – Finding Christmas – together last Sunday morning. It was a combined effort of the Lead pastors at those 6 churches.”
THOT: “People who succeed in life are inevitably those who anticipate rather than react.” – George Barna
ON SECOND THOT: “Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” – Mwai Kibaki
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January 18, 2017
Highfield Baptist Church