New Minister Orientation will take place this week at Beulah. There are 15 new tribal members who will be with us. Looking forward to this crucial time together. Watch for pics next week.
Hammonds Plains Cornerstone now has a total of 70 staff and volunteers in their children’s ministry. Ten years ago, 70 was their total average attendance. Onward and upward!
I was in Truro for an LBA meeting on Friday evening to interact with them concerning them becoming a Maximizing Impact church. Excellent meeting and we will be proceeding with a MI Weekend in November with the Atlantic MI Team of Peter Moore, L D Buckingham, A J Plaizier and yours truly. Anticipating this journey.
Hillside also had a booth at Cole Harbour Harvest Festival and discovered that many people really like apple crisp. Community connection.
Upon This Rock – (UTR), our church planting thrust to Newfoundland will soon be hosting a Vision Tour to the Rock. Remember Peter Moore and those going with him in prayer as we stretch to be a district of Kingdom impact.
Kings Valley held a BBQ, service and baptism at King’s Square in Saint John last evening – talk about outside the box. This was the capstone on revivekv2014. In total four services yesterday – 2 at the valley campus, one at KVEast and the finale at King’s Square.
Yesterday morning Gloria and I were in Havelock for the installation service for their new pastor Shawn Craven. A very good crowd present and a great potluck followed. We welcome Shawn, Michelle and their family back to the Atlantic tribe. When presented to the crowd, they received a sustained standing O.
Last evening I met with the congregation at Port Maitland as we work together to define next steps for the church. My dad pastored there when I was just a child and I have an emotional connection to be sure. Port Maitland is facing the common dilemma of churches in small declining communities that are looking back to days when the church was larger and the community more dynamic.
Excellent graphic for the new fall series at Moncton – ComeBack – where they also had a baptism yesterday; Deep Water launched a new fall at the North Street facility on Saturday with a great crowd. Sun AM they unveiled life size lego people in their Upstream kids ministry and there was powerful anointing on the adult service; God Encounters series begins at Corbett; a new part time youth pastor announced at Havelock, NS; Encounter from Kingswood at Bristol Trinity; three new families at Truro as a result of VBS; impromptu healing service at Fredericton Journey and one lady inviting Christ into her heart; three baptized at Bangor River City – the tribe is alive and well and the twitter feed is working. Great beginning to the fall – onward and upward!
Sussex warmly welcomed Kingswood students yesterday and even had “A Taste of Home” gift pacs for them – “intentionally welcoming and blessing KU students”, as one faculty member put it.
THOT: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
ON SECOND THOT: “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln
NB/ME Children’s Ministry Huddle at Presque Isle Wesleyan on Sept 20 from 9 AM-3PM. Cost is $25 per person or $99 for for 4 or more per church. This includes breakouts, networking and lunch together.
One-day affordable event for your children’s ministry team. Sunday School teachers, nursery workers, VBS helpers, children’s church workers and volunteers experience the excitement and energy of discovering practical, new ideas you can use NOW from a team of passionate and dedicated workers.
Get ready for a time of growth, renewal and fun.
Register your team today – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingswood is gearing up for their fourth annual ENGAGE conference on October 24-25. Designed for pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in planning or implementing the weekend worship gathering in the local church, teams that attend find this event to be an inspiring Fall experience.
Visit www.kingswood.edu/engage for information about seminars, keynotes and registration. Take advantage of early bird pricing until September 15th!