Brothers and Sisters, As I write this, I have heard that a group of people from our Great Village church is on a mission's trip to Honduras. They had some travel challenges at the beginning of their journey. Please pray for them as they seek to minister this week. Our church here in Sackville is beginning the year by studying the book of Nehemiah. This week, we are in chap...Keep Reading
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COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we worship... Yet nothing can stop the work of Christ in the lives of people. Amidst this "new normal" churches are finding innovative ways to celebrate and worship together. Faith Baptist Great Village and Open Arms Parrsboro are two churches that are moving forward in faith and doing this a bit different. Both churches held services in the great outdoors recently. ...
We are planning another "online cluster" for May 21st from 9 to noon with special guest Tony Schnare. Tony will be facilitating a conversation "Pastoring Through a Pandemic." We will investigate the emotional and spiritual trauma of Covid-19 on ministry staff and volunteers. ...
Brothers and Sisters, For Christmas I received the book Friendship with the Friend of Sinners by Jared Wilson. What a delight it has been for me! Wilson says that the idea for the book began one day when he was reading Exodus 33:11: "And thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one would a friend." "It gave me goosebumps," he writes, "to think about experienci...Keep Reading
Brothers and Sisters, Greetings to you all! Praise the Lord we get to minister together. First Thessalonians 5:14 has been a ministry verse that has caused me to do a lot of thinking. It says, "And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all." I want to particularly focus on the "help the weak" line as it ap...Keep Reading
Brothers and Sisters, Greetings to you all in this new year. I thank God when I think of you. One of the "things" about the end of one year and the beginning of another is book lists. I have probably read 10 lists of people's favourite books for 2023. Do you have some books you have really appreciated and been helped by? Do you have a plan for how to read good books in the...Keep Reading