Gloria and I flew into Halifax on Saturday evening from our cruise vacation last week. Great few days of R&R and glad to be back on task for the Kingdom. Thanks for understanding that It’s Monday Again is a bit abbreviated this week.
Yesterday I was honoured to represent the tribe and bring greetings/remarks at the 20th anniversary of Cornerstone Wesleyan in Hammonds Plains. Denn and Angela Guptill planted the church 20 years ago and Denn continues to serve as Lead Pastor. A congregation of 360 were present in their two services to celebrate the past and look to the future. All three levels of government were represented – Municipal, Provincial and Federal – and commended Denn and Cornerstone for their positive presence in the community. Denn’s message was passionate and on point. Karen Wickwire, who was present on the opening service in 1995 and continues to be very involved in the ministry of the church, was honoured for her consistent and faithful service. Great day. Congrats and PTL!
Easter 2015 Atlantic District Overview
At the instruction of our General Superintendent, we collected data from Easter weekend 2015 in the following categories:
Weekend attendance – the grand total of attendance at any/all Easter weekend events in the church.
Primary Service attendance – the total attendance at primary services which would be Sunday AM in most cases but would also include Sat PM services where such are held.
Conversions and baptisms numbers are as reported by the churches.
Overall totals will appear next week and there could be minor adjustments in the following as we are still waiting on numbers from just a few stragglers:).
- Eighty one made professions of faith.
- Thirty three were baptized.
- Two babies were dedicated.
- Two churches reported weekend attendance exceeding 1500.
- Seven churches reported weekend attendance exceeding 500.
- Eleven churches reported weekend attendance exceeding 400.
- Fourteen churches reported weekend attendance exceeding 300.
- Fifteen churches reported weekend attendance exceeding 200.
- Thirty three churches reported weekend attendance exceeding 100.
- Circa 95% of our churches reported weekend attendance that exceeded last year’s average attendance.
- A great Kingdom impact weekend. Onward and upward.
Our pastor at Lower Hainesville, Scott Lewis, is bi-vocational as he supports his family and pastors this small rural congregation. The following is an excerpt from a recent email from Scott:
I have been out of work for over three weeks and unable to find any income. Would you be willing to make mention in Monday Again that I am seeking employment to supplement my income. Location isn’t an issue, can be anywhere from Sussex to Fredericton or Saint John. My cellphone is 471-9914 and my email is email@example.com
Thank you for your kind consideration.
THOT: “There was no defeat in his heart.” – comment on Winston Churchill during the dark days of World War II by a British General.
ON SECOND THOT: “No one makes a greater mistake than someone who did nothing because they could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Children’s Ministry Grand Manan Huddle
May 22 (travel to GM), May 23 Central Wesleyan from 9 AM to noon
$10 per person. For more info or to register contact Kinda Lamos at email@example.com.