Yesterday was a celebration of the defining moment of our faith. Many of our churches had amazing and powerful services across the district with the consistent message – He is Risen!
Pastors, please remember to promptly provide your Easter attendance to our office as requested by our General Superintendent.
Major flooding this week in the Sussex area. A number of families from our Sussex church were impacted by flood waters in their homes with serious damage in some cases. Kingswood served as a warming location and provided care to a number of residents. David Alward, the NB Premier, visited Kingswood to express appreciation to President Gorveatte.
Speaking of Sussex, congrats to Don Ingersoll who received a near-unanimous vote at a meeting held on Tuesday evening for the Lead Pastor position at Sussex Wesleyan. He has accepted.
Debbie Rideout’s funeral was held on Wednesday at the church in Blacks Harbour. More than 40 of our ministerial tribe were present to support Jasper – a great response. Some of the guys travelled as much as 11 hours round trip to be present. So proud of deep tribal support.
I look forward to seeing many of the NS pastors this week at New Hope Valley. Will be a great day, beginning at 10 am.
We are all thankful that Dave LeRoy successfully underwent a stem cell transplant in Halifax last week. He is in hospital in isolation presently. Thanks for continuing to support the LeRoys in prayer. You may also send a card/note to him/them at 240 Rennick Road, Moncton, NB E1G 4X9.
Pastors, you will be receiving year end memos from our office this week. Very important that you read and heed this stuff – thanks in advance.
Brazil Lake will be celebrating their 125th anniversary this coming weekend. Activities include an old time hymn sing and testimony meeting at 1 PM on Saturday with an Emmaus Road concert at 7 PM. I will be honoured to speak in the Sunday morning service and the day will wrap up with a lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Amy Corey extends a welcome to all.
Lead Pastor Matt Maxwell at Fredericton Journey says “The Spirit of God has simply been electric. God is actively drawing His people to Himself!” They have recently started a new service – Fuel – designed for youth, young adults and the young at heart. In the past few weeks, 7 people have come to the Lord. PTL!
Gloria and I spent Friday and Saturday at the cottage at Beulah. The river is very high with heavy ice flows. I also met with the Browns Flat Fellowship Advisory Committee. Yesterday, we worshipped at Moncton and enjoyed the ministry of Dr. Craig Evans from Acadia Divinity School.
Another record week for IMA last week – most opens ever. Keep reading:)
THOT: Do not abandon yourself to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. – John Paul II
Pack the vans and send your Children Ministry team to The Huddle, a Wesleyan children ministry worker training event. One-day, affordable event for your entire children’s worker team. Sunday school teachers, nursery workers, VBS helpers, children church leaders and volunteers experience the excitement and energy of discovering practical, new ideas they can use NOW from a team of passionate and dedicated workers. Get ready for a time of growth, renewal, and fun! Join us at a location near you.
NS Children’s Ministry Huddle – May 24 New Hope Wesleyan Church, Kentville NS
9am – 12:30 pm ($20/person-5 or more $100)
Register your team for either Huddle at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of year! Rally in the Valley 2014 is coming up May 2-3, and we want you to be a part of it! Featuring Pastor Kelly Jay and KV Worship with Kingswood student and KVEast Worship Leader Josiah Swim. Guest artist and up-and-coming rapper NF, recently signed to Capitol Records, will be tearing it up on Friday night. Our speaker is Chris Durso, pastor at Christ Tabernacle in Queens, New York, and leader of Misfits NYC. More info is available at rallyinthevally.ca. We also have a ton of activities and missions initiatives lined up for you and your group. Hotels will book fast as there are some big concerts in town that weekend, so make sure to get your reservations today!