Church News, Week of September 3, 2017

Upcoming

SMALL GROUP – IT IS WISE TO SEEK CHRIST

The word “wise” is mentioned 180 times in the Bible (NIV) and “wisdom” 219 times.  Starting September 12, Rick Costain will be

facilitating a Tuesday afternoon Bible study based upon Nazarene Publishing House “Adult Faith Connections” on wisdom.  We meet at 1:30 at the home of Acil & Linda Cole, 1369, Rte. 112, Coverdale.  Everyone is welcome to join our friendly atmosphere and open discussion group.  For further information contact Rick at 387-8076.

FALL Activities

  • Alpha starts Sept. 10 @ 6p.m.
  • Small Group – Rick Costain will start on Sept. 12th. @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Super Kids will resume on September 13th. @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. night class will resume on Sept. 13th.@ 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, September 30, Dr. Riley Coulter, Director of Stewardship Services for the Church of the Nazarene Canada, will be presenting a seminar on Wills and Estate Planning, entitled “Estate Planning: a Proposition of Values.”The session will be held at the Moncton First Church of the Nazarene from 10 am – noon; there is no charge to attend.

Topics to be covered include establishing clearly defined goals in planning for your future; wills and estate planning issues, including power of attorney & health care directives; understanding assets, liabilities and ownership issues; family law considerations and trusts; and charitable giving through your estate.  The seminar is of significance to all age groups, and will have special interest to young couples, parents of young families, as well as those reaching middle age and those reaching retirement age.

Adult Bible Study Class

The adult Bible Study class will resume on September 13th. at 6:30 under the leadership of Dr. Stewart. The study is “Living Portraits of Jesus” & “Worthy of Praise”. Booklet available when you attend class.


Big Lake Camp

District Men’s Retreat

Featuring the Preaching Ministry of Rev. Dwight Ingersoll.

Dwight is a pastor, counsellor, businessman, father and husband and has a passion for teaching and preaching to men about life and holiness. Come and hear what God has put on the heart of Rev. Dwight Ingersoll.

Worship by Pastor Brad Silliker, Youth Pastor and Worship Leader at Oxford Church of the Nazarene. To be held at Big Lake Camp.

Registration at 5:00 on Friday Sept 8th with Service Starting at 8:00

Registration can be completed on line at the Big Lake Camp Website:

https://www.biglakecamp.ca/events   Cost $125.00

Men, you don’t want to miss this amazing time of connecting with God and with each other.  Come and see what the Holy Spirit is going to do during this amazing weekend!!


Alpha will begin on Sunday, Sept. 10. with dinner at 6 p.m.

As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program.  You may be wondering what Alpha is.  Here it is in a nutshell.

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched.  It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

Some of the relevant video chapters include:

  • Why does God Allow Suffering?
  • What about Other Religions?
  • Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
  • Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
  • What about the New Spirituality?
  • Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.

We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian.  And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.

If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.

There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in.  More info to follow.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460  macdavid@rogers.com When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.

Praying for our congregation for the week of September 3-10

  • Edward & Faye Crawford
  • Darlene & Marcus Fougere
  • Ken & Dot Hardy
  • Bob & Audrey Gregory
  • Brian & Barb Kuske

Church News, Week of August 27, 2017

Upcoming

Alpha meeting

All people who are assisting with Alpha, please meet with Gail Chartrand directly following the service at the front of the sanctuary.

Thank You

Thank you to all hosts and participants in the Cottage Prayer Meetings held over the summer.  Prayers have been answered and we will continue to pray for the needs of the church community and others.

FALL Activities

  • Alpha starts Sept. 10 @ 6p.m.
  • Small Group – Rick Costain will start on Sept. 12th. @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Super Kids will resume on September 13th. @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. night class will resume on Sept. 13th.@ 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, September 30, Dr. Riley Coulter, Director of Stewardship Services for the Church of the Nazarene Canada, will be presenting a seminar on Wills and Estate Planning, entitled “Estate Planning: a Proposition of Values.”The session will be held at the Moncton First Church of the Nazarene from 10 am – noon; there is no charge to attend.

Topics to be covered include establishing clearly defined goals in planning for your future; wills and estate planning issues, including power of attorney & health care directives; understanding assets, liabilities and ownership issues; family law considerations and trusts; and charitable giving through your estate.  The seminar is of significance to all age groups, and will have special interest to young couples, parents of young families, as well as those reaching middle age and those reaching retirement age.


Big Lake Camp

Adult Fall Retreat

September 1 & 2 – Director:  Harold Steinwand

Registration 10:00 AM Friday September 1

Concludes 5:00 PM Saturday September 2

Cost:  $40 one day or $65 two days     $80 with accommodations

Don’t miss out on this great weekend event!

Please register on line at Big Lake Camp Website:www.biglakecamp.ca/events

District Men’s Retreat

Featuring the Preaching Ministry of Rev. Dwight Ingersoll.

Dwight is a pastor, counsellor, businessman, father and husband and has a passion for teaching and preaching to men about life and holiness. Come and hear what God has put on the heart of Rev. Dwight Ingersoll.

Worship by Pastor Brad Silliker, Youth Pastor and Worship Leader at Oxford Church of the Nazarene. To be held at Big Lake Camp.

Registration at 5:00 on Friday Sept 8th with Service Starting at 8:00

Registration can be completed on line at the Big Lake Camp Website:

https://www.biglakecamp.ca/events   Cost $125.00

Men, you don’t want to miss this amazing time of connecting with God and with each other.  Come and see what the Holy Spirit is going to do during this amazing weekend!!

Alpha will begin on Sunday, Sept. 10. with dinner at 6 p.m.

As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program.  You may be wondering what Alpha is.  Here it is in a nutshell.

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched.  It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

Some of the relevant video chapters include:

  • Why does God Allow Suffering?
  • What about Other Religions?
  • Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
  • Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
  • What about the New Spirituality?
  • Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.

We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian.  And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.

If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.

There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in.  More info to follow.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460  macdavid@rogers.com When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.

Praying for our congregation for the week of August 27- September 3

  • Dorothy Petherick
  • Barb Petten
  • Fred & Pat Pond
  • Les & Rachael Ryder
  • Jim & Judy Steeves

Church News, Week of August 20, 2017

Upcoming

Big Lake Camp

  • August 14-18 – Teen Camp Ages 12-18 – Cost $275
  • August 7-11 – Performing Arts Camp – Ages 8-15  Cost $325
  • August 14-18 – Teen Camp Ages 12-18 – Cost $275

SUMMER PRAYER MEETINGS (@ 7:00pm)

  • August  22th.   –  At the home of Ruby Milbury  – 1969 Upper Coverdale, Rte. 112 – 215-0219.  In the bulletin you will find a prayer request form and you can submit your prayer request form to Dorothy Petherick or Audrey Flynn following the service or put it in the offering plate.

Alpha will begin on Sunday, Sept. 10. with dinner at 6 p.m.

As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program.  You may be wondering what Alpha is.  Here it is in a nutshell.

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched.  It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

Some of the relevant video chapters include:

  • Why does God Allow Suffering?
  • What about Other Religions?
  • Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
  • Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
  • What about the New Spirituality?
  • Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.

We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian.  And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.

If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.

There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in.  More info to follow.


Pray for our VBS, Date: August 21-25, Time: 9:00-12:00, VBS closing on August 27

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460  macdavid@rogers.com When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.

Praying for our congregation for the week of August 20-27

  • Bob & Cinda Bourgeois
  • Gail & Gabriel Chartrand
  • Bud & Eleanor Joyce
  • Mary Stover
  • Clarence Bannister

Church News, Week of August 13, 2017

Upcoming

Board Meeting August 15 @ 7 p.m.

Please pray for our VBS, Date: August 21-25, Time: 9:00-12:00

VBS Workers Meeting Sunday, August 20 at 9:00AM in the gym.

Big Lake Camp

  • August 14-18 – Teen Camp Ages 12-18 – Cost $275
  • August 7-11 – Performing Arts Camp – Ages 8-15  Cost $325
  • August 14-18 – Teen Camp Ages 12-18 – Cost $275

SUMMER PRAYER MEETINGS (@ 7:00pm)

  • August  15th –  No prayer meeting this week due to board meeting. In the bulletin you will find a prayer request form and you can submit your prayer request form to Dorothy Petherick or Audrey Flynn following the service or put it in the offering plate.
  • August 22rd – at the home of Ruby Milbury – 1969 Upper Coverdale Rte. 112 – 215-0219

As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program.  You may be wondering what Alpha is.  Here it is in a nutshell.

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched.  It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

Some of the relevant video chapters include:

  • Why does God Allow Suffering?
  • What about Other Religions?
  • Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
  • Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
  • What about the New Spirituality?
  • Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.

We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian.  And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.

If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.

There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in.  More info to follow.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460  macdavid@rogers.com When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.

Praying for our congregation for the week of August 13-20

  • Valerie MacDonald
  • John & Alice McCracken
  • Rudy & Ruth Poirier
  • Shirley Smith
  • Rev. Patti & Charlie Rossiter

Church News, Week of August 6, 2017

Upcoming

Pastor Patti will be on holidays for August 7th – 14th.  If you need to contact her, contact Audrey Flynn at 384-1206 or gaflynn@bellaliant.net and Pastor Patti will get back to you.

Next Sunday, August 13th., Brad Silliker from Oxford church will be leading the worship and bringing the morning message.

Caelan Myra, our summer student,  will be leading VBS the week of Aug. 21st., to 25th.  More info to follow.

  • Baptismal Service will be held at Family Camp next Sunday, August 6th..

Have you been baptized?  What do we believe about Baptism? First of all it is a Sacrament.  A sacrament is a sacred action that Jesus commanded us to follow and uses physical elements, such as water, bread and grape juice to express outwardly what God does to redeem us.  Sacraments are visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.

From the Church of the Nazarene Manual, we read Article of Faith 12. Baptism

We believe that Christian baptism, commanded by our Lord, is a sacrament signifying acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ, to be administered by believers and declarative of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and full purpose of obedience in holiness and righteousness.

Baptism being a symbol of the new covenant, young children may be baptized, upon request of parents of guardians who shall give assurance for them of necessary Christian training.

Baptism may be administered by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion, according to the choice of the applicant.

Why be baptized? Christian baptism signifies a full commitment to be a Christ like disciple. It identifies the believer’s dying with Christ, being buried with Christ and rising with Christ as a new person. Baptism symbolizes the washing away of our sins through the death and resurrection of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in giving us a new life in God.

  • August 7-11 – Performing Arts Camp – Ages 8-15  Cost $325
  • August 14-18 – Teen Camp Ages 12-18 – Cost $275

SUMMER PRAYER MEETINGS (@ 7:00pm)

  • August  8TH.  at the home of Judy Cambers, 260 Mapleton Road #374 (382-9861)See insert in bulletin to submit your prayer requests to Dorothy Petherick or Audrey Flynn following the service or put it in the offering plate..
  • August 15th., cancelled due to board meeting.

As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program.  You may be wondering what Alpha is.  Here it is in a nutshell.

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched.  It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

Some of the relevant video chapters include:

  • Why does God Allow Suffering?
  • What about Other Religions?
  • Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
  • Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
  • What about the New Spirituality?
  • Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.

We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian.  And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.

If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.

There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in.  More info to follow.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460  macdavid@rogers.com When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.

Praying for our congregation for the week of August 6-13

  • Valerie Lane
  • Charlotte Marsh
  • Lana Constable
  • Everett & Joyce Carr

Church News, Week of July 30, 2017

Upcoming

Caelan Myra, our summer student,  will be leading VBS the week of Aug. 21st., to 25th.  More info to follow.

  • Baptismal Service will be held at Family Camp next Sunday, August 6th..

Have you been baptized?  What do we believe about Baptism? First of all it is a Sacrament.  A sacrament is a sacred action that Jesus commanded us to follow and uses physical elements, such as water, bread and grape juice to express outwardly what God does to redeem us.  Sacraments are visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.

From the Church of the Nazarene Manual, we read Article of Faith 12. Baptism

We believe that Christian baptism, commanded by our Lord, is a sacrament signifying acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ, to be administered by believers and declarative of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and full purpose of obedience in holiness and righteousness.

Baptism being a symbol of the new covenant, young children may be baptized, upon request of parents of guardians who shall give assurance for them of necessary Christian training.

Baptism may be administered by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion, according to the choice of the applicant.

Why be baptized? Christian baptism signifies a full commitment to be a Christ like disciple. It identifies the believer’s dying with Christ, being buried with Christ and rising with Christ as a new person. Baptism symbolizes the washing away of our sins through the death and resurrection of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in giving us a new life in God.

  • August  6th – Following the afternoon Baptism, Moncton First Church will get together to have a pot luck supper.  Meet near the dining hall.
  • August 7-11 – Performing Arts Camp – Ages 8-15  Cost $325
  • August 14-18 – Teen Camp Ages 12-18 – Cost $275

SUMMER PRAYER MEETINGS (@ 7:00pm)

  • August 1st.  at the home of Darlene Fougere – 160 Preston Cres. 384-8048

See insert in bulletin to submit your prayer requests to Dorothy Petherick or Audrey Flynn following the service or put it in the offering plate..

  • August 8th., at the home of Judy Cambers – 260 Mapleton Road, Unit 374. 382-9861.

As part of our fall programming, we are excited to share the news that we will be offering the Alpha program.  You may be wondering what Alpha is.  Here it is in a nutshell.

The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

Simply put, Alpha is a chance for each one who attends to ask anything and say what they think. We encourage our guests to respond to what they have heard and to ask questions in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Alpha begins on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 pm and will be held each Sunday night until the end of November (with the exception of Thanksgiving Sunday.) We begin with a sit-down dinner, watch a video and then spend some time discussing what we watched.  It is structured around a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

Some of the relevant video chapters include:

  • Why does God Allow Suffering?
  • What about Other Religions?
  • Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?
  • Is the Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?
  • What about the New Spirituality?
  • Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Is Faith Irrational?…………..and other topics.

We are encouraging the whole church to come and bring a friend or two who may be interested in what Christianity is all about and why you are a Christian.  And just a reminder – there is NO COST! Everyone will need to register so that we know how many people we can prepare for.

If you would be interested in leading a group, please speak to Gail Chartrand or Pastor Patti today.

There will still be small groups meeting throughout the week that you can be involved in.  More info to follow.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Chain…..If you have a prayer request, contact Barb MacDonald 388-9460  macdavid@rogers.com When sending a prayer request, please specify which hospital the person is in.

Praying for our congregation for the week of July 30 – August 6

  • Louise Hanson
  • Bette Murray
  • Doug & Betty Harris
  • Rev. Gary & Jan Cowper
  • Caelan Myra (summer student)