Hillside Wesleyan pulled off a surprise celebration for Pastors Jay & Sharon Guptill as they enter their second decade of service. The Saturday afternoon event was marked with heartwarming speeches, video and a gift from the Hillside family. A great idea other churches should consider to honour and esteem long-term pastors.
- I was honoured to bring remarks on behalf of the district at the funeral of Wayne MacKenzie on Saturday at Saint John First – sj1. Wayne, the son of Rev. Jack and Charlene McKenzie, passed away unexpectedly a little over a week ago. Jack and Charlene has now suffered the loss of three of their children and have done so with great grace that has been an inspiration to us all.
- Peter will be leaving for Egypt this week as he continues to serve in a liaison role between Global Partners and the Egyptian Wesleyan Church. Matthew Friedman, Global Ministry Prof at Kingswood; Denn Guptill our District Director of Global Partners and Justin McGuigan from our Maple Ridge church will accompany Peter on this 10 day journey.
- Pastors – reports due this week. Portal open for stat reports until Wednesday the 31st. Now is the time. Thanks.
Brittany Trafton, Kingswood’s VP for Enrolment and Communications, gave birth to a healthy baby boy Saturday, May 20 at 9:57pm. Caleb Scott weighed 8lbs. 2 oz. and is 21.2 inches long. Both Brittany and her husband Scott, Kingswood’s sound technician, are thrilled with the birth of their son.
Peter was at Hammonds Plains Cornerstone yesterday where there are two services every Sunday morning and a remote site at Bagotville, Quebec. Denn Guptill has served Cornerstone as its only lead pastor having planted the church more than 20 years ago.
Our own Rev. Berry Johnson recently received the D Min degree from Sioux Falls Seminary. She is pictured here with her sister Rev. Connie Stewart who also holds credentials with our district. Congrats.
On Thursday May 25th Perth-Andover Wesleyan held their closing Awana Carnival. It was a tremendous night with over 100 in attendance! Both kids and their Moms and Dads. It was also great P.R. for the church with many people slowing down to see what was going on! Small church guys, Awana has been a very positive and successful ministry for us, I highly recommend you give it a look see. On June 4th we will be Baptising 3 of our Awana kids. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! – Pastor Reg Thomas
THOT: “Our great problem is the problem of trafficking in unlived truth.” – Dwight L. Moody
ON SECOND THOT: “I wasn’t called to be successful, I was called to be faithful.” – Mother Teresa
BONUS THOT: “Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Annual Beulah Camp Work Day
You’re invited to join us at 8am on June 3, as we work together to prepare the camp for another season of ministry. We have a full list of projects to tackle, including raking leaves and gravel, picking up windfall branches, painting, roofing, and cleaning the summer guest accommodations from top to bottom. This is a great opportunity for a church work team outing, so why not challenge your small group, Men’s or Ladies’ ministry, or leadership team to spend the morning encouraging and supporting Pastor Bruce and his team of faithful volunteers? We’ll provide all the supplies, homemade snacks, and a hot lunch to wrap up the day at 1pm. If you have a leaf or gravel rake we’d love to have you bring it. Please help us plan by sending a quick RSVP to Andrea Gunter at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s going to be a great day – see you there!
We are excitedly looking forward to our Kingswood University Golf Classic! Registration is now open for golfers. The tournament takes place June 3, 2017. Check out our website for further details and to register: https://kingswood.edu/golf/
Saturate Halifax: June 23 & 24
Saturate is a 2-day training event specifically designed to help equip Christians on how to apply the Gospel in everyday life. This content will help us to better think and live as missionaries in the everyday.
July 8 2017, 7:00 pm Tabernacle
Mark is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.
$40 Premium Seating (pending availability)
$30 General Seating
$35 Day of concert for all remaining seats
To purchase tickets by credit card please call the District Office at (506) 383-8326 or mail cheques payable to the “Atlantic District” to:
1830 Mountain Rd
Moncton, NB E1G 1A9