Beulah Camp 2010: People are already making plans to be part of Beulah 2010. Requests for rooms are coming in and space is at a premium. The dates are July 2–11, 2010. The evangelists are Dr. H.C. Wilson, Director of Global Partners, and Rev. John Symonds, Senior Pastor of Fredericton – Corbett Ave. Wesleyan Church. Rev. Don & Janet Ingersoll will be overseeing the music and worship. Pastor Don is the Associate Pastor at Moncton Wesleyan. Stephanie Israelson, EXALT Choir from BBC, the Moncton Wesleyan Church Choir, Loren Lewis and the Shakey Band, the Kelly Jay Band, Bridge Builders, and more… will be part of Beulah’s music this year. Children’s ministry, student/youth services, Evening-on-the-Boulevard, Men with a Mission Breakfast at Caton’s Island are in the line-up. Plan to be part of ten days that will strengthen your spiritual journey, refresh your spirit, and give opportunity to renew old friendships and make new friends. Visit www.beulahcamp.com for more information.
Beulah Wastewater Project (BWP): The BWP is on the homestretch. We are waiting for the power to the two lift stations to be hooked up by NB Power. Other details related to the final stages are on track (barring the unforeseen) and the target is to have the new system operational by the end of next week.
Pastoral Transitions Update: Mount Pearl – Solid Rock: Rev. Stuart Marples candidated at Solid Rock Wesleyan April 25th and received a unanimous call to be their pastor, which he has accepted. Stuart and Kelly Marples will take up their new responsibilities August 1st. Pastor Stuart has served as Senior Pastor at the Brockville Wesleyan Church in Brockville, Ontario for the last fifteen years.
Ben Medel is candidating at Shelburne Wesleyan this Sunday, May 9th, and Jacob Ebbett is candidating at Havelock, NB Wesleyan on May 16th. Easton Wesleyan is in conversation with a potential pastoral candidate for their church.
Perth-Andover Wesleyan celebrated their 100th Anniversary April 14-16, 2010. Several former pastors were present for various parts of the weekend including Wayne Briggs, Bruce Cheney, Ryan Farrell, and Fred Whittey. According to Senior Pastor Reg Thomas, it was a time of “tall tales and great testimonies!” The Sunday morning worship service had 148 in attendance (lya 114). Youth Pastor Jordon LeBlanc, reports that on Friday they had four teens give their hearts to the Lord for the first time and three others make recommitments. Since last Easter, they have had thirteen salvations in their youth group. PTL!
Congratulations to Brent and Melanie Ingersoll on the birth of their son, Aden Douglas, born April 27th, and weighing in at 10 lbs. 3 oz. Aden has an older sister, Ava. Brent is Worship Arts Pastor at Kings Valley Wesleyan in Quispamsis, NB.
Retired missionary Uta Chase has been accepted at York Manor in Fredericton, NB. Her new mailing address is: 100 Sunset Dr., Fredericton, NB E3A 1A3.
Jean Ingersoll, wife of Pastor Perry Ingersoll shares that The Sandford Wesleyan Ladies hosted a brunch on April 17th with the theme “A Touch of Friendship, A Touch of Care.” Ladies from the Port Maitland, Brazil Lake and Yarmouth Wesleyan Churches were in attendance. Pastor Amy Corey of Brazil Lake Wesleyan was the special speaker. It was a positive ministry experience for all who participated.
Bristol Trinity Wesleyan (Pastor Graham Perry) held a Missions Convention recently. Robin White, missionary to Japan, was with them for the weekend. Faith Promise giving was presented to the church for the first time and they rose to the challenge with a total of $12,387 being promised in this next year. Last year the church gave $1,500 to missions, and in addition contributed to Haiti Relief. So, this increase represents a huge faith leap. Well done!
Pastor Darren Clark, St. John’s Avalon Wesleyan, led a young man to the Lord this week. The gentleman came to their small group that meets in their home, and consequently made the decision to follow Christ. We celebrate the power of the Resurrected Lord to forgive our sins and change our lives. Pastor Darren asks that we would pray that this new Christ Follower would be guided by the Truth and empowered by the Holy Spirit as he begins his new faith journey.
Joel Wydysh has informed me that our charitable license for Microsoft has lapsed. Does your church have any Microsoft Software needs? If so, would you please contact Joel at email@example.com and send those to him. Once we have at least 5 of the same product we can re-establish our license. Apparently, everything has changed around with charitable software. According to Joel, everything must be downloaded online and burned into ISO files on a DVD. Pastors, you can email Joel for the “nitty-gritty,” and/or if you need more assistance. Thanks for your help.
Bethany Bible College held its 65th Anniversary Celebrations and 2010 Graduation Exercises last weekend (April 30-May 1). Friday afternoon, the history of BBC was re-visited and we were reminded again of how God has had His hand on this institution across the years. Friday evening, Rev. Mark Tabor, Alumnus ’82, and Pacific Area Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators, brought a thought-provoking Baccalaureate message. Saturday morning, Dr. H.C. Wilson, Alumnus ’72, and General Director of Global Partners, gave a challenging message on “It’s Time” to send out the 29 graduates (including the August graduates) that made up the Class of 2010. Dr. Arthur Maxwell was honoured for his excellent leadership at BBC as Interim President.
Just a Reminder: Pastors, you have already received your 2010 Year-end Reports Check List. Please contact the District Office if you need assistance. Thank you.
“If anger gets the best of you, you might as well be a runaway cannon because you will blow your solution out of reach.” – Unknown