The most recent issue of Wesleyan Life features the ministry of five of our churches – Truro, Cornerstone, Deep Water, Kings Valley and Corbett Avenue. If you have not seen the print copy, you may access the article www.wesleyan.org. Check it out.
World Hope Canada (WHC) held their semi-annual board meeting last week at Kingswood University. The meeting highlight was the 15th Anniversary Gala that drew some 175 people to an excellent meal and program featuring special guest Sergiy Sviston from the Ukraine and greetings from Anne Medders, the founding director of WHH. More than $30,000 was raised in support of WHC ministries.
- Donnie MacDougal resigned yesterday as youth pastor at Woodstock.
- Peter and Kathy Hayes have been appointed missionaries to Cambodia by Global Partners. Congrats!
- Fort Fairfield received 7 new members yesterday. PTL!!
- Deep Water held an #outofthisworld party for their Upstream Kids ministry with a total attendance of 130 and HALF of the kids were new guests.
- Yesterday was Pathway’s last Sunday in what has been their home for about a decade. New home next week – onward and upward.
- IMA set new records for number of readers 3 of the last 4 weeks.
The Atlantic District has a great track record of impacting lives through short term mission trips and GP Atlantic would love to know what your church has planned in the next twelve months. If your local church is planning one or a number of trips could you please contact Denn Guptill, our District Director of Global Partners with the details. You can email him the information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alive Halifax the denominational Women’s conference took place Friday and Saturday at Hillside Parkway campus. God’s presence was evident and experienced throughout the weekend. 80+ in attendance from churches in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A great turn out. The worship was provided by Deep Water; Keynote speakers: Bianca Olthoff, Jo Saxon and Dr. Jo Anne Lyon (by livestream) Robin Churchill (RCMP) did an interview on Human Trafficking Awareness. The weekend was a great experience. Leadership was shared by Pastor Marilyn Mansvelt (Cornerstone) Amanda Oicle (Deep Water) and Pastor Sharon Guptill (Hillside). Thanks to the Halifax churches for helping out.
I was honoured to be a part of a Dragon’s Den program on Saturday evening that interviewed three teams from Kingswood University as they presented their plans for church planting in Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; and Seattle, Washington. Excellent work by all teams. Very energizing. Thanks to Mark Parker and Steve Elliott for putting this together.
THOT: “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” – Will Rogers
ON SECOND THOT: “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” – Will Rogers
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.