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Pastors, thanks for registering for A Day With Carey – March 20th. If you have not registered, why not? Check district web site. Make tracks not excuses.

News Notes:

  • Unanimous extended call given to Brent Ingersoll at Kings Valley.
  • I attended LBA meetings this week where unanimous renewal of extended calls were given to Wayne Robertson at Houlton and Rod Guptill at Woods Harbour
  • Crosspoint has a missions team in Haiti and Truro has a team in Nicaragua.
  • Graham Perry resigned yesterday at Bristol and has accepted the position of Outreach Pastor at Moncton.
  • Dale Robertson resigned at Port Maitland yesterday.
  • Glen McVicar resigned at Lower Brighton yesterday. 
  • Josiah Wilcox has accepted an Assistant Pastor position in Eastern New York New England District working with Juanita Brooks. 
  • Steve and Heather Bradley will be candidating at North Head on March 20-22. 
  • Our District Board of Ministerial Development (DBMD) interviewed 33 candidates this week at Kingswood, Crosspoint and Houlton. Great to be involved in the nurture and care of our prophets-in-process. 

Our Maximizing Impact Team was in Woods Harbour last weekend – Friday over Sunday. Peter Moore was unable to be with us due to the funeral of his grandmother and Denn Guptill agreed to be with our team and contributed at a high level.

We had an excellent time with the pastors, leaders, Saturday morning training time and Sunday morning worship. Positive interaction in our interviews both personal and group. The report was well received and optimism is stirring.

We were royally entertained as the pic above indicates. Sincere thanks to Rod and Joy for their top notch hospitality. 

MI next stop – Woodstock – March 13-15, 2015. 

The Hillside Rally was a success with over 100 students in attendance. Ministries/activities included services, seminars and community ministries (nursing home to garbage cleanup). Thanks to Mike Fearnley from Hillside for providing overall leadership to this event.  

THOT: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

ON SECOND THOT: “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” – Francis of Assisi

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The Atlantic District is pumped to have Carey Nieuwhof coming to Moncton. He will be with us on Friday, March 20th at Moncton Wesleyan and YOU are invited – don’t miss it!

To Register: www.atlanticdistrict.com/carey


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!

Beulah 2015 is only 4+ months away. Check the website for basic info with full schedule details to be posted soon. As we did last year, Friday evening will be given over to a concert of prayer that provides a foundation for the week to come. Saturday will offer a variety of activities and the camp meeting will officially launch on Sunday morning with the singing of Beulah Land. One of this year’s special one-time events will be a dedication and open house of the Heartland home and property. Looking for YOU at Beulah 2015. 

The snow attack on our neck-of-the-woods continued last week. The picture above was the view out our window at home earlier in the week. One of the biggest disadvantages we are dealing with is significant adjustments to district travel schedule during this very busy season in district life. This too shall pass…….great note from Maple Ridge yesterday morning…

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Our sincere sympathy is extended to Jocelyn and the extended family on the sudden passing earlier this week of Rob Guptill, a brother to Tim and Andrea. I was privileged to attend the funeral on Saturday in Fredericton – excellent crowd present. Jocelyn’s eulogy and Tim’s message were both tender, compassionate, laced with humour and high quality.  Rob was pastoring the Lakeville Corner Baptist Church at the time of his passing.

Bessie Moore, grandmother of our Assistant DS Peter Moore, passed to her eternal reward last week. At the time of preparing IMA, the funeral service full details were not available.

I spent two days on Grand Manan last week. I always deeply enjoy the opportunity to be there. This trip involved meetings with the LBA’s at North Head, Seal Cove and Grand Harbour.  Outcomes included:

  • David and Gen Ingersoll have been going to North Head on Thursday of each week and returning on Sunday since early January. This supply ministry is deeply appreciated and the LBA voted unanimously to ask them to continue this practice until Beulah time.  The Ingersolls have agreed and this very satisfactory temporary arrangement will remain in place for these months. 
  • The Grand Harbour LBA is unanimously recommending an extended call for Pastor Steve Brown.
  • Pastor Ward McComiskey is up for vote this year and with the support of the Seal Cove LBA, he will be available for continued service.
  • The North Head LBA has invited a candidate to come for a weekend visit to occur on Mar 20-22.
  • All three LBA’s voted to appoint a committee of nine persons (three from each church) to meet with me as we explore together how the Lord may lead us to see the ministry of The Wesleyan Church on Grand Manan have maximum impact. Exciting conversations ahead. 

News Notes:

  • Yesterday I was in Amherst and met with their LBA as we begin the first pastoral search process they have experienced in some 15 years
  • Crosspoint commissioned a short-term missions trip to Haiti yesterday. 
  • Aisha Davis resigned yesterday as Children’s Pastor at Fredericton Corbett Ave.
  • Peter Hayes resigned yesterday as Assistant Pastor at Fredericton Crosspoint
  • Jason Coffman reigned yesterday as Pastor at Easton
  • KV held a baptism weekend at both locations complete with a Baptism Party at Simmonds High School – 42 candidates – PTL for new life in Christ. 
  • Conversations/contact with several pastoral candidates last week as we prayerfully seek the Master’s direction in the vital process of pastoral selection for a number of churches on the district. 

THOT: “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain

ON SECOND THOT: “A good leader takes a little more than their share of the blame and a little less than their share of the credit.”  – Good News

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”


The Atlantic District is pumped to have Carey Nieuwhof coming to Moncton. He will be with us on Friday, March 20th at Moncton Wesleyan and YOU are invited – don’t miss it!

To Register: www.atlanticdistrict.com/carey


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!

THE “REAL” VALENTINE

“St. Valentine was beaten, stoned, beheaded and buried on 14 Feb 269 AD for helping persecuted Christians and marrying Christian couples.” – Nicky Gumbel….and now you know the rest of the story.

Another snow bomb hit the district this weekend. Moncton had near-record snow fall and winds gusting to circa 100 KM.  Many of our district churches cancelled services yesterday, although at least 3 or 4 had their teaching/preaching available online during the blizzard. This too shall pass – be of good cheer – the first day of spring is only some 35 days away :)

Peter preached in Cairo yesterday and will be involved in leadership consultation and a ministers conference this week. He continues to serve as liaison with our Egypt field on behalf of Global Partners.  He is accompanied by his brother Bill on this Egypt trek.

Pastoral Update:

Extended calls have been reviewed and unanimously renewed at Presque Isle – Bud Fancy – and Woodstock – Dale MacDonald.

Extended calls have been recommended at Easton – Jason Coffman; Kings Valley – Brent Ingersoll and Nackawic – Ryan Farrell.  Votes scheduled soon.

District appointments have been renewed at Monticello – Jason Rooney and Fort Fairfield – Jamin Melanson. 

Our brothers and sisters in Mozambique are facing devastating circumstances due to flooding that is centered in two of the northern provinces. Their National Superintendent Rev. Graca Nhathelo, a man I know personally and greatly admire, reports “2685 houses and 23 churches destroyed and at least 58 of our church members unaccounted for. Gardens and farms are under water, people are beginning to go hungry, and many have no electricity. There is a great risk of cholera.”

Prayer and resources needed. Please give so that others may live. Pastors received the full transcript on the matter. Churches can receive your donation marked for Mozambique 2015. Please join Gloria and me in responding to this emergency. Thank you. 

I was honoured to chair a meeting this week in Ottawa as reps from the two Canadian districts worked diligently as the emerging Established National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada continues to take shape. There will be a report, discussion, Q and A and a resolution to be considered at the two district conferences this summer. Onward and upward.

Last Monday we had the privilege of using our newly-acquired Heartland property for its first official function – a meeting and dinner (prepared by chef Trevor Fox) for the Beulah session of our Camp Board. The gift of this property is a truly outstanding addition to our ministry holdings.

This Easter, 20 Moncton Wesleyan Youth are headed to New York City for a week to minister with the New York School of Urban Mission at soup kitchens, food banks and in street ministry. Last Friday they held a dinner and auction themed “A Night in New York” in which attenders enjoyed a turkey dinner complete with world-class desserts followed by a auction. More than 150 items were auctioned and raised $13,000 to help fund the mission trip. Outstanding!

TROT:  “Everyone wants their church to grow…just not change.” – Carey Nieuwhof

ON SECOND THOT: “By the time kids are five I want them to know three things – God made me. God loves me. Jesus wants to be my friend forever.” – Carey Nieuwhof

AND A THIRD: “When you cast vision, focus twice as much on why you do what you do rather than what and how. Why unites, while what and how divide.” – Carey Nieuwhof

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”


 

The Atlantic District is pumped to have Carey Nieuwhof coming to Moncton. He will be with us on Friday, March 20th at Moncton Wesleyan and YOU are invited – don’t miss it!

To Register: www.atlanticdistrict.com/carey

The Atlantic District is pumped to have Carey Nieuwhof coming to Moncton. He will be with us on Friday, March 20th at Moncton Wesleyan and YOU are invited – don’t miss it!

To Register: www.atlanticdistrict.com/carey

Resignation Season is in Bloom!

Previously

This week

Dr. Stephen Lennox is the unanimous choice of the Kingswood Presidential Search Committee as the next President of Kingswood. The Board of Trustees will vote on the recommendation on March 27th. Read more about Dr. Lennox on the Kingswood website.

He and his wife Eileen visited here this past week and Gloria and I were honoured to host them for dinner last Tuesday. We look with keen anticipation to the future of Kingswood as the university enters a new chapter of ministry. 

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This week both Peter and I were “roadrunning” as pastoral recalls, extended call reviews and related matters are under review during this season. Peter visited with Lower Hainesville LBA and Scott Lewis; Monticello LBA and Jason Rooney; Fort Fairfield LBA and Jamin Melanson; Easton LBA and Jason Coffman.

I was on a Southern NS swing and visited with Dale Robertson; Brazil Lake LBA and Amy Corey; David Hockley; Woods Harbour LBA and Rod Guptill; Yarmouth LBA and John Symonds and a pastoral installation for Brad Eisan at Ingomar yesterday morning. It is always a privilege to visit with the tribal leaders.

As just mentioned, I was in Ingomar yesterday morning to install the new pastor Brad Eisan and share in a potluck dinner. There were 40+ present in the service and many unsolicited positive comments came my way concerning the first few months of Brad’s service there.

I was honoured on Thursday to make remarks and represent our district at the home going  service for Pauline Fancy – a wonderful lady who fought a good fight, kept the faith, finished her course and has been promoted to glory. The legacy of Jack and Pauline continues through a daughter, son and grandson in pastoral ministry and a granddaughter serving as a missionary in Eastern Europe.

Cornerstone has embarked on a multi-tiered project that will use a combination of energy saving initiatives and solar energy production. This will result in a decreased reliance on fossil fuels, a reduced carbon footprint and a fifty percent savings in energy costs. If your church might be interested in this, Denn will gladly have a discussion with you.

Amy Corey, pastor at Brazil Lake is on a two-month medical leave of absence effective immediately. Thanks for remembering her and the church in prayer during these days.

THOT: “Weak data compromises decisions.” – Thom Rainer

ON SECOND THOT: “Do not dare not to dare.”  C.S. Lewis

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”

 The Atlantic District is pumped to have Carey Nieuwhof coming to Moncton. He will be with us on Friday, March 20th at Moncton Wesleyan and YOU are invited – don’t miss it!

To Register: www.atlanticdistrict.com/carey

Resignations to date:

  • Gary Churchill – Solo Pastor at Miramichi
  • Raymond Fancy – Solo Pastor at Amherst 
  • Evan Oxner – Assistant Pastor at Perth-Andover

I was at Miramichi yesterday morning – a beautiful day-after-the-storm. Pastor Gary resigned last week and I met with their LBA following the service yesterday. They served a lovely turkey dinner for the LBA and spouses prior to the LBA meeting.

The tribe is increasing.

Madeline Stephens, daughter of Jon and Erin (Deep Water),  arrived on Saturday and Elisha Ebbett, son of Jacob and Nikki (Havelock, NB) arrived on Jan 28th. Congrats all round and PTL for safe arrival. 

A missions team from Moncton is now in Haiti. I am a strong supporter of short-term teams. Has your church been part of a missions team?  Have you? We have the privileged responsibility to make such a difference.

Winter is here to be sure. Three commercial snowblowers in front of Tim Hortons – what could be more Canadian than that? More snow coming tomorrow and Tuesday – this too shall pass. 

THOT: “We are practised in pleading inadequacy in order to avoid living at the best God calls us to.” – Eugene Peterson

ON SECOND THOT: “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances we know to be desperate.” – G. K. Chesterton

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”

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A Day With Carey Nieuwhof – Friday – March 20th – Moncton – Amazing opportunity

Pastors – watch your email this week for full details. This is a ”make tracks not excuses” event.

NOTE: Elsie Kent’s funeral will take place today – Monday – at 3 PM at River Valley Wesleyan. There will be visitation from 1-3 and a reception following the service. 

Kentville New Hope presented $2200 to the Aldershot Elementary School to assist in the costs related to their breakfast program.  Another great example of community connection.

Nelson Koonce (Blacks Harbour) and Tim Long (Digby) whose wives are sisters recently lost their father-in-law Mr Clifford Bunker. His funeral was in Tiddville, NS.

Charles Bain’s mother Ruth, a life-long Wesleyan, recently passed away and the funeral was in Wood’s Harbour, NS. Our sympathy is extended to these families in their loss. 

Our own Jamin Melanson, Pastor at Fort Fairfield, has published his first book entitled Ninjateers: Rise of a New Enemy, a science fiction novel with Christian principles highlighted throughout. To order a copy, click on the following link:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/jamin-melanson/ninjateers-rise-of-a-new-enemy/paperback/product-21976739.html

You can also look up his authors page on FB under “Jamin Melanson”.

I was in Presque Isle this weekend to speak in their two services, conduct Pastor Bud’s extended call review with the LBA, share dinner on Saturday evening with the staff pastors and lunch yesterday with Bud and Irene. The extended call was unanimously renewed and accepted.  Attendance at the two services – Saturday evening and Sunday morning was 618.

A camp caretakers works never done! This week, the small cottage on our newly acquired Heartland property was moved on one of the beautiful winter days.

Peter was at New Hope in Kentville on Saturday and Sunday. His primary focus was to assist them in the further development of the churches’ mission program and thrust. While there, he picked up a great quote from Pastor Scott’s message yesterday, “Anger is inescapable. The question is not if you will experience it but how you will express it.”

Maple Ridge unveiled their vision for 2015 this morning – great stuff. Go Nick and Mike!

THOT: “This weekend I’m preaching with a Bible inflated to 12 1/2 pounds to make it easier to grasp.” – John Ortberg

ON SECOND THOT: “There are two ways to get enough: one is to accumulate more. The other is to desire less.” – G. K. Chesterton

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Check out this website for info on a unique and exciting Sunday designed especially for Men at Journey Wesleyan Church.  The day will feature a special sermon in the morning service delivered by Pastor Matt Maxwell on issues men face; then at noon we will have a great chili lunch followed by an afternoon of workshops dealing with the Biblical basis for Christian Manhood; this will also involve some funs stuff/competitions.  Then a great tailgate party followed by the Super Bowl on the Big Screen supported by an incredible sound system….just as good as being in the stadium!

We invite you to share this with every man you know; if you attend another church we want you to go to your own church in the morning then join us at noon for the rest of an exciting day!  All that for $10 per person! 


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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”

It’s Monday Again (IMA) is on “vacation” this week, hence a modified format with Florida highlights only. Great week.  Amazing stuff. Read on!

Dr. Stephen Lennox is the unanimous choice of the Kingswood Presidential Search Committee as the single candidate for President. He and his wife Eileen will be on campus in February and then again in March for the vote of the board. More detail later on Dr Lennox. Positive plus!

Atlantic and Central Canada Districts held a joint reception following the opening rally of the Gathering. Overflow crowd. Great interaction. Sign of things to come. All good!

The Gathering saw a record number of Wesleyan ministers and spouses “gather” in Orlando. Over 100 from our district – one of the largest groups there. Inspiring. Informative. Tribal pride!

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The International Conference met for two days ahead of The Gathering. One of the very significant actions was the unanimous adoption of a resolution granting conditional approval for the formation of an Established National Conference in Canada.  Details to follow. Onward and upward!

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Snowbird Breakfast was a great morning on Saturday. We had Stephanie Gilmer from World Hope Canada as our guest and took an offering for their ministry. Top notch fellowship and excellent buffet. Ya gotta luv it.

See you all next week.  IMA will be back to “normal”!

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”

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The Gathering will take place in Orlando, Florida this week. Some 2000 ministers and spouses are registered with more than 120 from our own district – excellent response.  The district was so pleased to financially support ministers and spouses who are appointed to local church ministry. I trust we will have a memory-making, Kingdom impacting experience together.

NOTE: Atlantic and Central Canada reception following the Tuesday night rally in Salon 8. 

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Our annual Snowbirds Breakfast is also scheduled for this week – Saturday at 9 AM at the Country Kitchen Restaurant in Brooksville. Stephanie Gilmer from World Hope Canada will be our special guest. The breakfast is a gift from the Atlantic District and we will be receiving an offering for the ministries of World Hope. Gloria and I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday.

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The third banner event of the week will be The International Conference of The Wesleyan Church which will bring together delegates from literally dozens of countries representing the global ministries of the Wesleyan Church. One of the significant items before that body will be a resolution concerning the formation of a Canadian Established National Conference of the church.  I am pleased to serve as a delegate to these proceedings.

John denHollander Sr passed away last week. John and his family were very committed to and involved in the early church planting days with us at Dartmouth Hillside. John later enter the ministry and served our churches at Lower Brighton and Digby. Since I was in Florida, Denn Guptill, DBA member from NS, graciously consented to represent the district at the funeral.  

Connie Stewart has accepted the position of interim pastor at the Truro Heights Baptist Church.  This appointment will come effective later in the spring. 

Pastors hold this date – March 20-21 – speaker confirmed – you do not want to miss it – in Moncton – March 20-21 – hold the date – details coming. 

On a personal note – last week, we had a totally great vacation with the family at Disney World. A memory maker to be sure.

THOT: “More than entertaining and dynamic. More than loved. More than fun or eloquent or remembered. I pray that I am a speaker of TRUTH.” – Andrew Maves

ON SECOND THOT: “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”

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There will be circa 100 of the Atlantic tribe at the Gathering which gets under way next week. It promises to be a highlight of several days together – looking forward to it.

SPECIAL NOTE: We will be sharing in a reception at the Gathering with the Central Canada District on Tuesday evening in Salon 8 following the rally. All “Atlantics” are invited and encouraged to be present. There will be brief ministry highlights from both districts and an update on the action of the International Conference on the Canadian Conference matter. Tuesday after the rally in Salon 8. 

Pastors – March 20-21. In Moncton. Don’t miss it. More later. March 20-21. Don’t miss it. 

David and Gen Ingersoll will be supplying at North Head for January and February. They will be on the island Thursday through Sunday most weeks. Their cooperation and focus on this assignment is appreciated. 

Gloria and I drove to Florida last week and will share a week of vacation with the family this week. En route, I was pleased to have breakfast with David and Laura Zigler and their charming daughters at the Cracker Barrel in Portland. Enjoyed it greatly. 

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Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 – 9:00 am,  Country Kitchen in Brooksville, FL

Dean Stephenson has been leading a Caton’s Island crew on a missions team in Haiti. This is the third year they have made this trip. They have had exceptional ministry experiences. Check out their reports and photos on Facebook at Caton’s Staff Haiti Trip 2015 Prayer Partners. Definitely worth checking. 

The District Office opens again today for our regular hours following the Christmas break. Karrilee will be on site and on task while Peter and I will both be involved in the International Conference and the Gathering in Orlando. 

THOT: “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher.

ON SECOND THOUGHT: “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher.

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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”

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Our district received an incredible gift over this Christmas season. The documents pictured above arrived at our office on Dec 23rd with the red ribbon attached. These are deeds from Mrs. Jean Irving to the Atlantic District and cover the Heartland house at Beulah and the 25+ acres that are a part of her expanded property there. What an amazing and highly valued gift.

I have been honoured to meet with Mr. and Mrs. Irving several times over the past few months with regards to this matter. I am not in anyway seeking to suggest that I opened the conversation concerning this gift – I was privileged to respond to Mrs. Irving’s outstanding generosity as she indicated her intent to gift these properties to our district. An amazing gift!

More Christmas season ministry highlights……

  • Bangor River City held a Polar Express special kid-focused event with 139 present.
  • Hammonds Plains Cornerstone had a net of 722 present at their five Christmas Eve services after repeat attenders were removed from the raw count. Ten years ago – 2004 – they had 68 present on Christmas Eve – amazing – onward and upward!
  • Moncton’s Hub City Christmas held three full-house performances that saw 426 people indicate that they had invited Christ into their hearts – talk about the real reason for the season. PTL!
  • Nackawic had a baby dedication in their Christmas Eve service. No better day to dedicate a baby than while observing the birth of the Christ child!
  • Bristol Trinity served 142 at a community breakfast on Christmas Eve and had 182 present for the service that evening.
  • Fredericton Corbett had a raw total of 1000+ at their three Christmas Choir Extravaganza plus their Christmas Eve services – more than 700 when repeat attenders are removed from the raw count.  
  • Truro Central Nova delivered cookies and a “thank you” card to 30 places where people had to work on Christmas Eve and had 158 present at the service that evening.
  • Kentville New Hope had nearly 400 present for their Christmas Eve services – a new record.
  • Maple Ridge had 176 present for their CE service.
  • Halifax Deep Water had a standing room only crowd present for a candlelight service at their  North Street campus – a new tradition in the making.
  • Yarmouth had a raw total of 1875 attend their presentations of the Living Christmas Tree and their CE services – one of which was held in West Pubnico. Thirty five – 35 – people responded to “I’m giving Christ my room” – PTL!

Excellent stuff. Creative ministries. Community connections. Most of this data was retrieved from Twitter. Would love to report as widely as possible from across the tribe. Is your church on Twitter and active with praise notes and info? Love to hear from you.

Our district office will reopen on Monday morning January 5th.  Voice mail will be monitored every day and regular mail will be checked regularly during those days. Peter and I will be available by cell as needed as well – Peter at 506-232-7453 and yours truly at 506-962-2263.

Robin White received his visa clearance to return to Japan recently.  He left this past week and has arrived safely for another term as a Global Partners missionary there. Thanks to so many of you personally and to our churches for supporting Robin in his work there. 

THOT: “Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I will.” – Jonathan Edwards

ON SECOND THOT: “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” – Cavett Robert

A THIRD FOR GOOD MEASURE:  “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours and let every new year find you a better person.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 – 9:00 am,  Country Kitchen in Brooksville, FL


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Hillside Rally is just around the corner, so be sure to put down Feb 27-28 in your calendar for this event. Contact Michael Fearnley at michael@hillsidewesleyan.com for more info/questions.”