The 70th graduation exercises of Kingswood University were held over the weekend. Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Resources and Joel Cumberbatch, General Superintendent of the Caribbean General Conference were the Baccalaureate and Commencement speakers and received honourary degrees as well. We also bid farewell to President and Mrs Gorveatte and expressed our deep appreciation for their investment in and leadership of KU. He will assume his new assignment as DS of the Indiana Central District next month.
Included in the weekend activities was the dedication and renaming of the newly renovated faculty house. Edgett Hall has been named in honour of Dean and Elizabeth Edgett who have promoted and represented the university across the years with passion and energy. Their fund raising success has been a significant blessing to the university.
- Kevin Myers candidated yesterday at Brazil Lake and the LBA is recommending a vote for this coming Sunday.
- Dave Rowe resigned at Houlton yesterday and will be joining the staff at Fredericton Crosspoint as Assistant Pastor.
- Yarmouth had 530 present on Mothers Day – a plus 120 over LYA.
- Barry Vernon will candidate at Port Maitland on May 24th.
- Bill Lea has accepted the call to pastor at Blacks Harbour.
- Raymond Fancy has accepted the call to pastor The Wesleyan Church in Pembroke, Ontario.
- Miramichi baptized 2 and took in 5 members last week and had 120 present for a concert.
During the General Board meeting in Buffalo, NY last week, we visited four ministry sites of our church in the city including a health clinic, a church plant, a Houghton College extension location and an inner-city church/community location. Grace Community Church is ministering in amazing ways in the community including allowing the use of our building for three other congregations to meet there – great Kingdom model for us all.
Congrats to Pastors Brad and Tracey Eisan and Ingomar Faith for being the first church of our tribe to complete the 2015 online statistical report. Thanks in advance to all of the pastors who are going to promptly follow the Ingomar example. Cheers!
THOT: “We have a God who delights in impossibilities.” – Billy Sunday
ON SECOND THOT: “Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all.” – Hudson Taylor
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.
Only two months till Beulah 2015. It will be a great experience – Wayne Schmidt and Mark Wilson preaching/teaching; Jesus Film service with Director John Croft; special first-time Family Service; ministry outside the church celebrated; Heartland (the former Irving property) open house and dedication; Evening on the Blvd; meet new missionaries; hear the new President of Kingswood University; baptisms; Rhyno-led worship; three mystery preachers from our tribe; Maximizing Impact and Upon this Rock highlights; General Conference 2016 delegates elected and more. Don’t miss it. See YOU there.
Did you, or someone you know, attend Bethany Bible College between 1975 and 1990? Then we are looking for you! Whether you are a former student/spouse or employee, we want you to join us on campus for a weekend of friends, food, and fun. Some events we’ve planned are:
Reunion Banquet * Tour of New Campus * Talent Show* and BBQ
When: July 17-19, 2015
Where: Kingswood University (formerly BBC)
Cost: $85 double occupancy; $110 single occupancy (Meals included)
Please register promptly – BEFORE May 15th.
$30 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration.
When registering, please inform us of which meals you require and if you have any food allergies, special needs, etc. Thank you.
Come join us for a walk down memory lane. We would love to see you!
For more details, go to our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BethanyBibleCollegeReunion/ or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org