Saturday, 6 January 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Happy New Year.  Looks like we got some rain rather than all snow in our Nor'easter.  Pastor Mark and the team must have been singing, 'There's a Nor'easter blowing.'  I think the storm can be a test to see if we will either complain about the rain or thank God for our roof.  Complaining seems to come natural but praise and thanksgiving seems strange to flow out of us.  We did say that we are going to try harder to be more thankful and give God thanks so enjoy the day.  I truly believe until we learn to give thanks where we are we will not advance any farther and enjoy life any better.  So risk an AMEN!
It's our first Family Sunday of 2018, to think that we started Family Sunday back in 2012.  It's so wonderful to say, 'look what the Lord has started by us working together.'  Each one of you as a church family will receive an eternal reward for your labour that you invested into this event.  We start at 10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service  This Sunday morning I will be sharing on, 'Willing and Obedient.'  We are willing to receive from God but are we willing to obey the One who we are willing to receive from?
All of the weekly Bible Studies are back up and running this week.  There are 2 men's Bible Studies, 1 ladies Bible Study, 2 house Bible Studies, and our mid week church Bible Study in Sydney River.  Youth also meet on Saturday evening at our church location.
Our new life class that was set to start next week from 9:30 to 10:15 will be put on hold due to sickness.  A later date will be set and we will let you know.
Its winter time and we could have some cancelations.  Please let us know how to contact you encase we do have to cancel sometime.  We will have cancelation on our web site, our face book, and we'll send out an email.  You could also call us or send us an email if you have any questions.
Continue to pray for all those in need, lots of love, looking forward to seeing you soon, Pastor Kevin and Alice.

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Since I've been saved the end of the year always causes me to think forward into the coming year.  What will the Lord be doing in my life in 2018?  Who will come into the church, hear the gospel, and be saved?  Will it be one of your children or one of your friends?  Who in bondage will declare freedom and what sick person will declare that they have been healed?  What past promises from God will be fulfilled in 2018?  The Lord does great things every year but who will receive this year?  Who in God's calendar will this coming year be their season for increase?  Psalm 37:3-5 "Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."
This will be a great NEW Year for us as we see a great increase in signs and wonders and miracles.
This Sunday will be the last day of 2017 and we will have both a 10:30 morning service and a 7-9 evening watch night service.  The evening service will have worship and praise, testimonies of past victories and future hopes and dreams.  There will also be a fellowship time with coffee and tea and if everyone could brings some sweets for us all to share.
A call to fast.  As I was praying about having a united time of fasting for the New Year I felt impressed by the Holy Spirit to ask you to join with me in a 40 hour fast.  Not 40 hours straight but starting Tuesday Jan 2nd and ending Friday Jan 5th.  Each day 10 am till 8 pm (10 hours) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  In a time of fasting we don't eat any food but you may have liquids. 
Next Sunday Jan. 7 is the first Family Sunday for the New Year and our Bible Studies will begin the following week with a new 10 week Bible Study in Glace Bay at the home of Cathy Sams.  Dave Forrester will be teaching a 10 week course on the book of Romans. 
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

It's almost Christmas, the day of our Savior's birth.  I wonder what our Lord thought when He opened His human eyes for the first time.  The wonder of Him having a huge Divine plan and to find Himself wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.  The plans of Heaven meeting the prayers of the saints, unfolded that first Christmas morning.  God in flesh appeared but He didn't come in a giant package but a tiny baby.  He delights to start things that are going to grow and become big with small seeds.  Hiding His greatness in lowliest of places.  Adam in the Garden of Eden had to tend to the Garden, tend to grow the things that God put in his garden.  We also are reminded that Jesus has come into our heart and now we are to tend to our garden and grow in us His seeds of love, faith, and unity.  To share His message of hope and peace to all mankind.  My confidence in you is He will continue to grow in you and your best days are just ahead.
This Sunday is Christmas Eve and we are looking forward to an exciting exalting morning service.  There will be special music, communion, and I'll be sharing, 'Finding God In Strange Places.'  I was going to call the message, finding God in strange people.
We won't be having a Christmas Eve evening service but we will have a New Years Eve evening service to testify about the goodness of God in 2017 and our faith in God for 2018  
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice from our home to yours Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Everything we do is done by a choice and everything that we become is done after we make a decision and declare it by faith into our world.  I know that's a deep statement right?  Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."   Joshua said in chapter 24:15 "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Whatever seems right to you, so it's just as easy to choose to be mean as it is to be kind, to love as it is to hate, to care as it is not to care, to give as it is to be greedy but what you choose to do will have different outcomes in the world around you.  Often we depart into doing wrong things when we no longer trust God to bring about the right thing. 
If you go to the Mall shopping you can complain about the busyness or you can say with this many people I will likely see someone I can talk to about God.  I can complain about all the traffic or thank God I have something to drive.  It's a choice so choose wisely today and live large in the Lord Jesus so your future will be good.  My confidence in you is high as you are highly favored and greatly blessed.
Last evening at the Mayflower Mall Aroma Worship gave the shopping audience some wonderful Christmas music.  Due to scheduling Aroma Worship will not be singing at the Mall on Saturday evening as previously announced.
Tomorrow, Saturday, the Sunday School will be having a full rehearsal for the Children's Christmas Presentation.  The children of the church are always so pleased to minister to the adults and it prepares them for a future of ministry.
Sunday morning is the Sunday School's Children's Christmas Presentation.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice   

Friday, December 8th, 2017


Have you ever seen a one man band?  The person may be gifted to play several instruments but they would never make as great a sound as several gifted musicians playing together.  Also a one man band would be limited to what the one man could do.  It's true that you can do things that I can't do and I can do things that you can't do but the greater truth is together we can do far more wonderful things than neither one of us could do along.  God is really big on us being a loving working together family.  Ecclesiastes 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
The second picture is a large orchestra, which picture do you think looks more like the true church?  I believe as we come together in love and unity we shall make a sound that calls Heaven to come and join with us.  Each new person helps us to grow in the grace and the knowledge of the Lord.  In 2018 we can expect greater things because Jesus said if two of you on earth shall agree as touching anything it shall be done for them.  My confidence in you is high as we march together into the future we shall declare, to God be the glory for the great things He has done.
Tomorrow @6 is our annual Christmas banquet.  We are looking forward to hosting our largest crowd even and we have opened another area to place more tables so everyone will have a place.  Aroma Worship has their first CD ready for the Banquet and it will be for sale on Sunday for $15 per CD.  They will also be singing Christmas music at the Mayflower Mall @7pm on the 14th and 16 on this month. 
Sunday morning I will be sharing, 'Having The Right Hope.'  There are many places for people to put their hope but wherever you invest your life you expect to receive your hope. 
Our children's Christmas Concert is next Sunday the 17th of Dec.  There will be a rehearsal for the concert on Saturday Dec. 16.
There will be no Wednesday midweek Bible Study until the new year,       
Continue to pray for all those in need.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice     

Friday, December 1st, 2017

God is good all the time.  Being a part of the local church is an awesome thing.  As we join together we are called the body of Christ, the family of God, even a holy nation.  1 Peter 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."  I remember when I first came to church I was like a man reaching out and grabbing hold of something.  I was holding onto them but I didn't feel that there was anyone there reaching out to me.  What made me feel connected and welcome was when some people in the church started to reach out an held onto me.  Let me say it this way; picture a husband and wife walking together and one needs help so they grab a hold of the other person for support.  Then picture the husband and wife walking together, hand in hand lovingly supporting each other.  Which picture is the church?  I thank God for our growing church as I see you offering your hand of love and support to others.  It's then that we together can proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.     
There will be no breakfast served this Sunday but we will return to having Family Sunday on Jan. 7th 2018
This Sunday I will be sharing, 'We Are All Filled With Stuff.'  What's in you as a person is what you draw from to cope with life.  If you don't have the right stuff in you then you end up drawing from the wrong stuff and going in the wrong direction.
This Wednesday is the last mid week Bible Study until the New Year.  It will be part two of how to build loving relationships.
Next Saturday Dec. 9th @ 6pm is our annual Christmas Banquet.  It's a time of eating and fellowship but it's also a time when we as a church express our love towards different groups in our community that help to make our community a better place to live.
Aroma Worship plan to have their first CD ready for the Banquet and they will be singing Christmas music at the Mayflower Mall later in the month. 
Our children's Christmas Concert is Sunday the 17th of Dec.  There will be a rehearsal for the concert on Saturday Dec. 16.      
Starting on the 14th of Jan there will be a New Life class, from 9:30 till 10:15 (before the morning service).  These classes are for anyone who is new to the church and would like to learn more about some of the basic reasons for us placing our faith in Jesus.  Charlene Petrie will be the instructor, Charlene comes as a career teacher from our educational system and a great woman of faith.  She is looking forward to helping you reach higher heights in the Lord. 
Continue to pray for all those in need.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice 

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Good morning, and let me say that you are going to have a great day.  There are some people who have made it their mission in life to be nasty.  They go through the day complaining and when there's nothing to complain about, they take out their magnifying glass of darkness and look for something to complain about.  For us who believe we are reminder in Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it."  As Christians we should go about today looking for good and should a dark cloud pass by, we are to be looking for the silver lining.  John 10:10 "The thief does not come (everyday) except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come (everyday) that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."  We are examples of who we follow and we are making examples of those who are following us.  This day is waiting for you to arrive, my confidence in you is high that you will be a blessing and receive a blessing everywhere you go.
This Sunday I will be sharing, 'Stumbling Or Stepping Stones.'  As we do life we are all passed stones that offend us.  The stone itself is not the problem but it's what we do with the stone that changes our life.
We have cancelled the breakfast time for the first Sunday in Dec but we are looking forward to starting the New Year with Family Sunday.
Our mid week Bible Study has just finished a study with Pastor Robert Morris and for the next two Bible Study's I will be sharing on, 'Building Loving Relationships.'
Our annual Christmas Banquet tickets are now for sale.  The banquet is Saturday Dec. 9th @ 6pm.  We have a limited amount of seating so please pick up your tickets as soon as possible.
Aroma Worship plan to have their first CD ready for you on Dec. 9th. 
Our children's Christmas Concert is Sunday the 17th of Dec.  There will be a rehearsal for the concert on Saturday Dec. 16.      
Starting on the 2nd Sunday in the New Year, from 9:30 till 10:15 (before the morning service) there will be an 8 to 10 week New Life Class.  These classes are for anyone who is new to the church and would like to learn more about some of the basic reasons for us placing our faith in Jesus.  Charlene Petrie will be the instructor, Charlene comes as a career teacher from our educational system and a great woman of faith.  She is looking forward to helping you reach higher heights in the Lord. 
Continue to pray for all those in need.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice