Yup. Still It’s Monday Again.
Same name but a new time. Every Monday just before 9:38 a.m. (Atlantic Time) you will receive the latest edition of news from your Atlantic Tribe. Why the new time? I’m glad you asked. One of the highlights of Beulah Camp was a passionate Missions Moment where our DDGP Denn Guptill challenged us all to set a daily alarm for 9:38 a.m. as a call to prayer in the spirit of Matthew 9:38, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Would you join us in this commitment to intercede for God’s provision? The greatest recruiter for the greatest cause is the Holy Spirit. Your 9:38 prayers will impact eternity.
It was an honour on July 13, 2017, to stand with these two great leaders of the church on the day of my election as District Superintendent of the Atlantic District. Thank you Dr. Wayne Schmidt for the humble and highly effective leadership you provide for our Wesleyan tribe. Thank you Dr. HC for modelling amazing statesmanship during this season of transition and for all you have invested in my life.
Special prayer is requested for Rev. Shawn (Michelle) Craven (Havelock, NS) as he received a diagnosis of liver cancer this week. This is an operable form of cancer – please pray for this surgery to occur ASAP.
The Beulah Tabernacle was the venue for its sixth funeral in 120 years as the Atlantic Tribe gathered to celebrate the life and ministry of Rev. Stewart Steeves. Please continue to lift up Phyllis and the family in your prayers during this time of loss.
Our 2017 Ordination Class included Rev. Matt (Ashley) Blackford, Rev. Matt (Ashlei) Fahringer, Rev. Lisa Gervais (pictured above), Rev. Del (Melissa) Heiney, Rev. Bayley (Ben) Medel, & Rev. Jamin (Naomi) Melanson. Congrats to all! This day included special recognition for Rev. Perry Ingersoll on the 50th Anniversary of his ordination and also for Dr. William Burbury & Rev. Jack MacKenzie on their 60th.
The Mullen Heritage Archives ribbon cutting occurred on July 12th – an incredible treasure trove of history – this is a “must-see” item for your next visit to Beulah Camp. Special Appreciation to Laurence & Vesta Mullen for your decades of preparation for this exciting day
It’s a boy! Baby Oliver Benjamin Joseph Medel was born on Saturday, July 15th @ 6:46pm weighing in @ 7 lbs 7 oz – about 30 hours after his Mom was ordained! Congrats to Revs. Ben & Bayley Medel on the birth of their fourth child. The theological conundrum regarding the ordination status of the newest child of our Ministerial Tribe is still up for debate!
Rev. Nick Graham and his family received a Tabernacle print following the announcement that the ministers and churches of the Atlantic District have covered the costs for their entire next year of Blue Cross. A tender and faith-filled moment of prayer was offered for the Grahams by our National Superintendent, Dr. HC Wilson.
A word of thanks from our former DS…
Gloria joins me in expressing our deep and sincere appreciation for the many acts and expressions of kindness shown to us last week as we transition to retirement. The incredible sustained ovation at District Conference coupled with the amazing retirement service and reception yesterday were very moving. The gift of the Nissan Murano that I have been driving since 2014 was incredibly generous. And the gift of a shadow box containing an authentic #31 Montreal Canadiens jersey autographed by the entire team was a great capstone. Go Habs! A special thanks to James Finlay who was instrumental in obtaining the jersey.
It has been a great honour to serve the district for these 15 years. The election pf Peter Moore as DS has my full support and I am very confident he will provide anointed leadership to our district.
Onward and upward!
BEULAH THOT: You are either a missionary or you need one – are you on mission? Rev. Mark Wilson
ON BEULAH SECOND THOT: Just because you can buy something doesn’t mean you can afford it. Rev. Pete Benson
BEULAH BONUS THOT: Co-creation of vision, mission, & strategy cannot occur unless trust is bigger than tensions. GS Dr. Wayne Schmidt