A reminder of last weeks’ announcement that our annual Atlantic Snow Birds Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Jan 17, 2015. We will meet, as we did last year, at the Country Kitchen in Brooksville at 9 AM. The breakfast is a gift from the Atlantic District and we will receive an offering for the vital ministry of World Hope Canada (WHC). Stephanie Gilmer, Executive Director of WHC will be our special guest.
Last week a prayer request was sent to all pastors relative to a special health challenge facing Bev Wilson, wife of Kevin Wilson, Lead Pastor of Halifax Metro. I am pleased to report that the results of the exploratory surgery of last Thursday were much more positive than first feared. Kevin and Bev express their deep appreciation for prayers offered on their behalf.
Big day at KV yesterday – 1006 in the seats and $101,000 in the plates. PTL! Onward and upward.
Our district office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will reopen on Monday morning January 5th. Voice mail will be monitored every day and regular mail will be checked regularly during those days. Peter and I will be available by cell as needed as well – Peter at 506-232-7453 and yours truly at 596-962-2293.
The Presidential Search Committee for Kingswood University, on which I am pleased to serve, has been diligently at work and will meet again this week. The process is moving along very well and initial interviews will soon take place. Continue to be in prayer for this vital appointment.
A Christmas dinner that for the first time combined our Beulah and Caton’s staff along with our district office personnel was held at Up to Par on Friday evening. It was a very enjoyable evening of good food and warm fellowship. The youngest person there was Zachary Warren Hayes, the recently arrived son of Philip and Emma Hayes. If you know Zachary’s grandfather Peter, you will notice that he has granddad’s hair style already:).
Jasper Rideout will conclude his pastoral service at North Head at the end of this month. Thanks for remembering both Jasper and the church in prayer as God brings it to mind as we work through the pending transition in leadership. I met with their LBA last Sunday afternoon.
Gloria and I had opportunity to spend a day at our cottage on Saturday. It was a beautiful day as the river was mirror-like and the reflection impressive. The Master’s handiwork to be sure.
THOT: “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few His precepts!” – Benjamin Franklin
ON SECOND THOT: “Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tipped toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.” – Philip Yancey
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 – 9:00 am, Country Kitchen in Brooksville, FL
Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info/questions.”