I am very pleased to report the unanimous election of Dr Stephen Lennox to the office of President of Kingswood University. Dr Lennox, an ordained Wesleyan minister, holds the PhD degree from Drew University and pastored Wesleyan churches for 10 years prior to serving on the faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University for more than 20 years. Dr Lennox will assume his duties at Kingswood this summer. He and his wife Eileen, a nurse practitioner, have two children and two grandchildren. We enthusiastically welcome them to Kingswood!
During this season of pastoral transitions, we have posted a News and Notes section for several weeks – here is this weeks info…..
- North Head extended a call to Steve Bradley last week and he has accepted. Welcome back!
- Stefan Gilbert has been offered and has accepted the Assistant Pastor position at Hammonds Plains Cornerstone.
- Liz Stewart concluded her service as a staff pastor at Kentville New Hope last week.
- Miramichi extended a unanimous call to David Green yesterday and he has accepted. Welcome!
- The LBA at Perth-Andover renewed the extended call of Pastor Reg Thomas at an LBA meeting yesterday and he has accepted.
- Havelock, NB extended a unanimous call to Glen McVicar yesterday and he has accepted.
- Ben Medel candidated at Bristol Trinity yesterday and Evan Oxner at Amherst. Very positive reports from the vice chairs in both churches.
- Blacks Harbour and Port Maitland are both in the interview stage of the search process.
- Kings Valley hit a new all-time high regular Sunday attendance yesterday of 1199 – congrats – onward and upward.
Pete Benson conducted a Financial Freedom seminar at Kings Valley on Wednesday evening. Excellent crowd present to hear this practical and helpful teaching. He was also in Woodstock on Thursday evening. Looking forward to spring ’16 and a day with Pete for our pastors – more word to follow.
The Maximizing Impact Weekend at Woodstock two weeks ago was interrupted by a snow storm – I know that’s hard to believe :). Peter and I returned there yesterday to share our report with the pastor and his wife, and subsequently with the Sunday AM congregation. We are so thankful for this solid church with a forward ministry focus.
This is the fifth church on our district to be a part of Maximizing Impact – Fredericton Corbett, Bangor River City, Truro, Woods Harbour and Woodstock. We have received very positive feedback from all of these visits. Dartmouth Hillside is scheduled for this fall. There will be an opportunity at District Conference for other churches to sign up.
Just a reminder that the GS has instructed us to submit Easter attendance totals to her office soon after Easter Sunday. Please submit these numbers by Tuesday, April 7 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for being prompt. Appreciated.
Gloria and I will be leaving later this week for a brief break and will return to the district on April 11th. While I will check email once per day for emergency/vital communication, routine matters will accumulate in my inbox. Both Peter and Karrilee will be available and will be pleased to respond to any inquiry – email@example.com,@PTMooreATL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am not limited to a certain location. Point Blank, I’m open. Not concerned with where I live, what I live in, or what I am doing….as long as I am serving the Lord to my full capacity.” – from a minister in our tribe seeking an appointment – sounds like the New Testament to me – impressive!
ON SECOND THOT: “We have to be continually reminded of what we believe.” – C. S. Lewis
April 14, 9 am until Noon
Guest Speaker: Dr. Laurel Buckingham
1.Leadership Requirements to connect with today’s culture.
2. Culturally relevant methods to reach the lost
To Register contact Pastor Dwayne Broad (506) 273-6562
ALIVE is a Women’s Conference Simulcast from Nashville, TN, that will be part of Journey’s Women’s Conference. It includes Powerful Preaching and Live Worship. Ladies, you don’t want to miss it!
Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th
Church Locations and Registration:
– Journey Wesleyan (Fredericton, NB)
– Hillside Wesleyan (Dartmouth, NS)
– Houlton Wesleyan (Houlton, ME)
Join for an evening of food and celebration as we rejoice in all that God has done though World Hope Canada.
Guest Speaker: Anne Medders
Friday April 24 at 6:00 PM
Wesley Hall – Kingswood University
Seating is limited please call (877) 482-1499 or email email@example.com by April 15 to reserver your spot.
Rally in the Valley is coming up May 1-2! With hundreds of students from Atlantic Canada and Maine, incredible worship, and the best speakers and bands around, this event will make a big difference in the lives of your youth. This year’s speaker is Dave Kinnan, from Rapid City, SD. Worship will be lead by KV Worship, and we have special guests Manafest and Sky Terminal joining us for a great concert. Combine this with local missions projects, laser tag, and more, and you are guaranteed to have a great weekend. Check your mail for the RitV promotional pack, go to rallyinthevalley.ca, and register today!