Thursday evening’s World Hope International – Canada Gala at Kingswood University gave special recognition and honour to the 13 years of service of Kerry and Carole Allison in Ukraine. An in-person interview with one of the graduates of Hope House (Anya) was also a key highlight. The evening included an inspirational presentation by Denn Guptill (Cornerstone) on why providing access to fresh water makes a difference. A word of commendation was given regarding the exceptional service of Board of Directors Chairman Mark Parker (including two months as interim ED) during the past six months of leadership transition. The evening yielded a record donation night as Rev. Tanya Nace (new Executive Director) celebrated the past and passionately cast a bright future for WHI-C. Great days ahead for the relief and development of The Wesleyan Church of Canada!
- Jason Vienneau (with Marla and their children pictured above) candidated this weekend at Corbett Ave. He has accepted yesterday’s 92% vote and will be begin in July as Lead Pastor at the usual time of transition.
- John Symonds (West Head) has been appointed as a one-year Interim Pastor at Blacks Harbour (Bruce Cheney) commencing in July.
- Lisa Gervais announced her resignation yesterday at Connection (Ken Banks).
- The Buckingham Leadership Institute of Kingswood University hosted a Believability Honours Gala on Friday night. Pastor B honoured eight leaders as recipients in various categories of Kingdom impact including Jason Parker (Woods Harbour), AJ Thomas (Deep Water), Matt Maxwell (Journey), and Brent Ingersoll (Kings). This interdenominational night of inspiration was a God-honouring celebration of His hand at work in our region. Mark your calendars now to bring as many leaders from your churches as possible to the November 1-2, 2018, Believability Tour.
- National Superintendent HC Wilson announced this week he will be stepping down at the August 16-18, 2018, National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada (TWCC). This will occur at Kingswood University as delegates elect his successor to a four-year term. Save this date as we gather to celebrate the future of TWCC and honour our National Superintendent.
- Deep Water (AJ Thomas) publicly launched a new three-year Compassion Partnership in Nicaragua last Sunday. The $10,000 per year commitment has already been funded for the first year! In addition, the Deep Water family has already sponsored 27 children.
- Worship night and workshops were held on Friday & Saturday (Moncton) with Paul Baloche and Brian Doerksen with approximately 400 in attendance at workshops on Saturday (70+ Wesleyans from Amherst, Connection, Crosspoint, Kings, Kingswood, Miramichi, Moncton, New Hope, SJ1, & Sussex). The workshops covered the heart of worship and addressed the importance of working on your primary skills as a musician, vocalist or audio tech.
- Rod Guptill’s (Kings) Atlantic Team to Cuba returned this weekend (pictured below). Team members included four district churches (Brazil Lake, Havelock, NS, SJ1) including pastors Kevin Myers & Shawn Craven. Ministry included construction for those impacted by Hurricane Irma, preaching, singing, testimonies, and kid’s ministry. Shawn reports, “The Cuban people exemplify a refreshing Kingdom minded attitude of serving Jesus by serving people.”
Congratulations to Jason and Carolina Parker (Woods Harbour) on the beautiful addition of Grace Victoria (6 lbs. 13 oz.) at 5:52 a.m. Sunday!
Thot: If you can’t celebrate the successor, then there was something wrong with your plan. (Joe Beesley)
On Second Thot: Success as a church is not measured by how many come and sit on Sunday but by how many go out and tell on Monday. (Joel Gorveatte)
MAY 11-12,2018 | MONCTON, NB
The ONE CONFERENCE is a regional event that inspires and equips students to unite as one body, under one God, for one mission. It’s more challenging than ever for students to live out their faith boldly. By coming together in worship and in mission, we all can build a network of faith-fueled students who are not only willing, but equipped to live and love like Jesus in their schools and neighborhoods.
All new for 2018… Check out this summers lineup! Special events, breakfasts, dinners, movies, services and more. Every weekend a great lineup for the whole family. Check out the schedule and don’t miss a minute of the fun!