A Beulah 2014 snippet to wet your pallet for more…..
Speakers will include Dr. Lenny Luchetti, Wesley Seminary; Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent; Rev. Isaac Smith, Northwest District Superintendent and 5 of our own tribe preaching in the mornings through the week – identities hidden – you will have to come and see.
Luella Marie Clark arrived safe and sound on Jan 3 weighing in at 9.12. Darren and Janel are the proud parents and Jaelyn welcomes a little sister.
Exhale ’14, Moncton Wesleyan’s 1/2 day Ladies Conference is scheduled for Sat, Feb 1st from 9:30 -1:30, featuring Kathy Shanks and Janet Ingersoll. Enjoy a delicious luncheon; guest testimonies; fellowship; worship; comedy and more. Register at www.monctonwesleyan.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynnette Mason, wife of Dave Mason, Creative Arts Pastor at KV, was involved in a horrific car accident on Jan 11th. She sustained very serious injuries but is expected to make a full recovery. Our prayers are with Lynnette, Dave and their children Landon and Lyla.
Kingswood University is organizing a tour of Israel on May 13-20, 2014, Led by Dr. Wilbur Williams, Stephen Elliott and Bruce Fawcett. Check out the details of this faith-inspiring tour.
The GS will be on the district on Feb 12 as she and the DBA interview two candidates for the DS position. The survey that was done soon after I stepped into this season of leadership a few months ago, has provided helpful information and opinion from our ministerial tribe as candidates were considered. The GS has signed off on using those survey results in lieu of conducting a further survey at this time. Please continue in prayer for His way and will to be realized in this significant matter.
Joanne LeRoy will conclude her service in the district office at the end of this month. Her love for Christ and the district is obvious and her willing spirit has been appreciated by me during these months. Given the current work load, we will not be replacing her at this time.
Jamin Melanson has received word that his R1 visa for entry to the US has been approved. This process has been ongoing for more than 7 months. He will now be able to assume his pastoral duties at Fort Fairfield.
New midweek kids program at Moncton running for 10 weeks kicked off last week. Two of our grandkids – Mya and Grady – were there and loved it!
This past weekend I was in Yarmouth for an LBA meeting (pastoral search); at Havelock, NS for the morning service and Advisory Committee meeting (next steps consideration) and at Shelburne for a congregational meeting (where we are, regrettably, discontinuing services).
Willo Ann Symonds has been in hospital for a week as doctors isolate an infection she is suffering. Gloria and I were able to visit her in the Yarmouth hospital on Saturday.
Join us in the Wesleyan Community Bible Experience February 24 – April 20, 2014. The Wesleyan Church has partnered with Biblica to challenge the church to read the New Testament in 40 days, coinciding with lent and Easter. For more information please visit the Community Bible Experience on the headquarters website.
THOT: Do we realize the weight of the one who has invited us to follow Him? He is worthy of more than church attendance and casual association; He is worthy of total abandonment and supreme adoration. – David Platt