Yesterday was the fourth Sunday of Advent – the angel candle or love candle on the Advent wreath – “God so loved, that He gave….”
Stefan and Deb Gilbert have a new daughter, Lyra Nadine, their third, born on Saturday morning at 3:44 AM and weighing in at 8.2. Congrats and PTL for safe arrival. Denn and Angela Guptill are the proud grands.
IMA continues to grow. The last two weeks have seen new records, both in % opened and actual numbers opened. Very pleased it is enjoying favour across and beyond our tribe.
This past Thursday, the Moncton Christian Academy held their annual Christmas program. MCA has a strong and positive ministry and Willie Brownlee serves with dedication in leadership.
Early notice on a World Vision Leaders Forum that will be held in Halifax on April 3rd. The cost will be $25 – check it out – churchleaderforums.ca
Nick Graham has received details on his week in Halifax in January for further tests and consultation relative to liver transplant surgery. Karen Cooney is facing disc replacement surgery in her neck early next year. Please keep both Nick and Karen on your prayer list – thanks in advance.
New Hope Valley have prepared Christmas boxes for families in need in their area. Another example of the joy of giving and of touching your community.
An overflow crowd attended the Celebration Service for Conard Symonds on Wednesday at Crosspoint. His brother John and I were honoured to tag team the sermon. More than 40 of our ministers were present with regrets from some 25 more who were unable to be present due to weather.
The district office will be open until noon tomorrow – Tuesday – and then will be closed the remainder of the week for the Christmas break. Karrilee and Joanne join Gloria and me in wishing all of you a very special and meaningful Christmas.
THOT: Christmas is a war fought by a Peaceful Prince whose battle plan is to defeat death by dying, fear by forgiveness, and slavery by salvation. – Tullian Tchividjian