New Pastor Orientation began on Wednesday with a barge ride and a tour of Caton’s Island for 21 newly credentialed and/or appointed pastors (including several spouses and children). This group of 40+ was given first-class treatment by our Executive Administrator, Karrilee Bremner and her team. The two-day event included sessions with myself, Assistant DS – AJ Plaizier (Yarmouth), and District Treasurer / DDGP – Denn Guptill (Cornerstone). We are blessed to have this high-calibre cadre joining the leadership corps of the Atlantic District.
- As fall schedules kick in this week, make sure your seniors group registers for the JOY (Just Older Youth) Weekend on September 28-30 (details below).
- Brock MacDonald began this week as Pastor of Children & Spiritual Formation at Sussex (Jim Agrell).
- This week provided another excellent opportunity to interact with several other DS leaders and our General Superintendent.
- Remember Global Partners Missionary Nurse Instructor Dawn Wheaton in prayer as she returned to Haiti this week. She will be serving with 72 nursing students and be teaching three courses at the Wesleyan University. This December will see the first 22 graduates of this program.
- The Hayes family and other Global Partners leaders from the Atlantic District are just settling back into life after meeting in Budapest for a three-area retreat. Pictured with Peter and Cathy are Mary Beth Bagley, Robin White, Alan and Sherry Stevens and Keith Allison (Missions Pastor at Victory Highway). The Hayes report, “It was a great time connecting with old and new friends and hearing from God through our speaker Wayne Schmidt. Our kids had an awesome time with the crew from the states, they really loved on them and reminded them how important they are in this journey.”
- Dr. HC Wilson preached a convicting and passionate message to an excellent crowd yesterday morning at the Beulah Tabernacle focusing on the Exploration Essentials (Atlantic District Core Values). This was the final Summer Weekend service at Beulah Camp.
Congratulations to Parker & Julia Davis (Presque Isle) on their wedding yesterday afternoon!
Our sincere condolences are offered to Brian Murray and his family on the passing of his dear wife, Darlene, yesterday afternoon. Funeral details will be sent to our ministerial tribe as they are finalized.
Thot: Foundation building is not an occupation – it is preparation. (HC Wilson) #spiritualfoundations
What an opportunity to partner with Craig Groeschel, John Maxwell, Erwin McManus, Danielle Strickland along with a truly impressive and diverse faculty of 15 speakers for another amazing GLS.
- Lower Sackville, NS (Rock Church) – October 18-19
- Lewisporte, NS (Emmanuel Convention Centre) – October 18-19
- St. John’s, NL (TBA) – October 25-26
BYF RETREAT 2018
September 28 – 30
Dr. Stephen Lennox, President of Kingswood University is our guest speaker. Dr. Lennox is a Christian statesman and prolific writer. He has authored several books on the Old Testament. We are so excited to have him with us for this weekend!
Our worship leader for the weekend will be Rob & Marti Tafton.
Join hundreds of women at from all over the east coast as we come together to worship God and have fun! Our goal is to create an atmosphere where every woman at Harvest will experience an encounter with God that will impact their life and the people in it.
Join us this fall at Kings Church, October 19 & 20, with special guest speakers Annie F. Downs and Heather Semple. For more information, or to register visit www.harvestconference.ca or call 506-847-5343.
A Christian Leadership Response to the Shifting
Landscape of Canadian Religious Freedoms
What: High order Christian-based legal insights and recommendations for the shifting landscape of Canadian religious freedoms
When: October 4 @ 10:30 a.m. Atlantic Time
Who: Derek Ross, Executive Director & General Counsel for Christian Legal Fellowship
How: Pastors and lay leaders may register by email with the Atlantic District (firstname.lastname@example.org) All AD credentialed pastors who register AND attend the Zoominar will receive a complimentary copy of the June 2018 publication, Hope for Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Trust, Post Christian World (John Dickerson).
“Times of great social upheaval are times of great spiritual opportunity,” writes Dickerson. “You can live the adventure of this era with great purpose. You can know with confidence that the Creator of the universe appointed you to bring light and life to this moment in human history.”
Check out this recent radio interview with Derek Ross and Barry Bussey (Director for Legal Affairs of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities since 2011) on The Drew Marshall Show (begins at 1:40 in the MP3 file) for a sneak peek on some of the insights you will learn in this Oct 4th Zoominar.
YARMOUTH WESLEYAN CHURCH
Thursday, November 1st, 9:30-4:30
Keynote Speakers Including : AJ Thomas, Kevin Vincent, Brent Ingersoll, Mike Miller & L.D. Buckingham
THE ROCK CHURCH HALIFAX
Friday, November 2nd, 9:30-4:30
Keynote Speakers: Jerry Reddy, James Mallon, AJ Thomas, Kevin Vincent & L.D. Buckingham
For more information and to register please visit the BLI website.
January 9-12, 2019
Orlando, Florida at The Caribe Royale
More than a minister’s conference. The Gathering is a reunion of ministry family and friends. A sabbath for our souls. Coming together to stop, rest, pray, play and thrive. A chance to celebrate what God is doing in our lives and ministry through meals, stories, inspiration and worship. We know this will be a gathering you won’t want to miss! Early bird registration ends this week – Aug 31, 2018.