Remembrance Day and Veterans Day will be observed this week and we will all take a reflective moment to remember and honour those who served and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. If you see or know a veteran, please say thank you. As Churchill so poignantly put it “…..never have so many owed so much to so few.”
The district office will be closed tomorrow – Tuesday – in honour of Remembrance/Veterans Day. Open again on Wednesday.
The zone ministers’ meeting scheduled for Woodstock last week was snowed out – in early November no less. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday of this week at the Woodstock church beginning at 11 AM. Looking forward to a great few hours together.
Speaking of zone ministers’ meetings – we held three last week in Sussex, Halifax and Yarmouth. There were just under 100 present with one large meeting still to come this week. Excellent turn out of nearly 100% of local church appointed ministers; invigorating interaction as we grappled with real world issues of ministering in century 21; building of tribal spirit; what next discussions; network expansion; a few commercials and good pizza. Peter and I are honoured to serve such an incredible tribe – onward and upward!
November is Family Violence Awareness Month. We are all encouraged to celebrate healthy families and raise our awareness of families in need of support and resourcing. Pastors – check your inbox.
Billy Graham turned 96 last week. What an incredible model of a life well lived and of a leader whose integrity and moral behaviour were never compromised.
Nearly 100 young ladies were a part of a Princess Tea Party at Corbett Ave on Saturday – a great children’s ministry event! The awesome lads above were the waiters for the Tea Party – go guys!
Jay and Sharon Guptill are presently in Honduras on an “exposure tour” with Compassion to view that very effective ministry first hand.
Brad and Tracey Eisan candidated at Ingomar over the weekend. The church will vote tomorrow night – full report next week.
Moncton had a baptism in both services yesterday morning – onward and upward!
Peter was in Sydney over the weekend to visit with the Myers and New Roots. Pictured above are two people recently baptized by Pastor Kevin. Thanks to all of you who have been praying for and supporting the church plant at Sydney.
THOT: “At the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
ON SECOND THOT: “You now, if we didn’t stick together, we would be very lost indeed.” – Winnie the Pooh