September 7, 2019
Four Winds Forecast
Greetings Dearly Beloved Philadelphia District Pastors and Partners:
(I humbly ask each pastor and leader to carefully, prayerfully and thoroughly read this email for possible inspiration, useable information and increased communication. i am Grateful, very. pastor kerry)
FAILURE OR SUCCESS?
A Commentary by Pastor Kerry
As a local pastor, I always prayed that above all else, those in the local congregation where I served would confidently know three things about me:
1. …that I undeniably loved the Lord and my family;
2. …that I unceasingly loved them;
3. …that I undoubtably loved lost souls.
Now that I am a district servant, I am praying above all else these same three prayers — yes, that every Nazarene across Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey will really know that I solidly love the Lord (and my family); that I sincerely love the people I serve called Nazarenes (yes, that includes you, all of you); and that I surely love lost souls (everyone of them).
The Apostle Paul strung three strong words together in 1 Corinthians 13, three words that I hope I will never be able to separate myself from. The three strong words are: Love never fails!
In other words, apart from Real Love, God’s Love, anything and everything else we might accomplish in our lifetimes will be little more than a failure. Nevertheless, with God’s Love as our everything, yes, with God’s Love overflowing as the overriding essence of our lives, true success is certain to happen. Guaranteed, in fact!
Presence Matters Most!
No Invisible People! UNITY!
Please keep reading…
Here are two FOUR WINDS Updates:
#1: FOUR WINDS / UPDATE — “Lordship Living” 2nd Workshop
will happen this Tuesday, September 10 from 10 a.m. til 12:15 p.m. at Royersford, PA. Yes, if you want partnership in raising faith and funds in your local church, join me for “The Actual (Season/Campaign) of Lordship/Stewardship.” We had 30 join us for Session #1 and each session is unique/stands alone. So hope you will come if you are able to. We’re better together!
#2. FOUR WINDS / UPDATE — Our Familiar Grounds Gathering — Cup, Bread and Friendship happens again on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. til Noon at our Media PA Church of the Nazarene. No intimidation just an invitation. I truly believe whenever we come together around the Lord’s Table wonderful things happen.
*** NOTE: ONCE AGAIN STARTING TIME ADJUSTMENTS below about our upcoming PCDC Gatherings…
A. IMPORTANT: All New Sessions of PCDC will continue to begin at 9 a.m. not change to 9:30 a.m. like I wrongly advertised in the past two correspondences. I had considered beginning a half-hour later to help people with traffic but locals have kindly informed me that 9 a.m. is still probably best even though some do arrive late. (I’ve arrived late twice.) I’m trying to understand the traffic around Philadelphia, but maybe not really doing all that well just yet. So, it’s 9 a.m.
B. Lunch can be ordered after PCDC off the menu as you choose at The Village Cafe. No lunch buffets will be planned going forward, but the cafe is glad to serve us. The chef salad and the soup and the sandwiches are in one word: “Marvelous!”
C. Beginning with our January 2020 PCDC Gathering, based on input we have received, we are still moving from Mondays to Thursdays. So, again, we shift from
Mondays to Thursdays beginning on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
D. Breakfast will gracefully be provided by John Sharpless through 2019. Beginning January 2020 breakfast can be purchased in The Village Cafe before each session begins 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
E. Calendar for next PCDC Series:
1. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 9 a.m.
2. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, 9 a.m.
3. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, 9 a.m.
4. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, 9 a.m.
5. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, 9 a.m.
6. Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020, 9 a.m.
7. Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020, 9 a.m.
(*NO PCDC in MAY, District Assembly)
8. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9 a.m.
Finally, Philadelphia District Nazarenes, Kim and I are grateful to partner alongside each one of you and in the Name of our King, Jesus the Nazarene.
I leave you with the words my mother spoke when I called her after Hurricane Dorian recently passed over our family home-place on the coastline of North Carolina: “My faith still holds!“
Deo Volente — whatever God wants.
pastor kerry and kim willis
* Some More 2019-2020 Calendar Dates Looking Ahead…
* Sept. 10, Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PK leading “Lordship Living” Workshop #2: “The Actual (Season/Campaign) of Lordship/Stewardship” / Royersford
* Sept. 10, Tuesday, DAB / Royersford
* Sept. 15-17, Pastor Kerry in Revival / Selinsgrove, PA
* Sept. 18, Wednesday, Retired Pastor’s Luncheon, Weaver’s Restaurant, Denver, PA.
* Sept. 22-24, Pastor Kerry in Revival / Ephrata Grace Point, PA
* Sept. 25, Wednesday, 10 a.m. – Noon, Familiar Grounds Gathering, Media, PA.
* Sept. 28, Begins 11 a.m. / Word in Action presents Gospelrama / Center City Philadelphia / A Main Event
* Sept. 29, Sunday evening, Gethsemane Gatherings, Concerts of Sacred Prayer across the district on each missional zone. Contact your zone leader or Kevin Griffin for information.
* Oct. 1-3, Dr. David Busic will be speaking at the Mid-Atlantic District’s Pastors & Spouse’s Retreat at Ocean City, MD. We are welcome to attend. You would need to register with the Mid-Atlantic District Office.
* Oct. 7, Monday, PCDC #1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Oct. 11-13 Pastor Kerry in Revival / Fairview Mountain, PA
* Oct. 26, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. DAB Retreat Day at Toms River.
* Oct. 27-29 Pastor Kerry in Revival / Oxford
* Nov. 2, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. / NMI Training Day, Brookside (Macungie, PA)
* Nov. 3-5 Pastor Kerry in Revival / Lansdale Immanuel, PA
* Nov. 4, Monday, PCDC #2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Nov. 19, Tuesday, DAB, Royersford
* Nov. 22-23 MAC, Black Mountain Retreat Center
* Nov. 28, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, USA
* Dec. 2, Monday, PCDC #3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Dec. 14 District Pastors & Leaders Christmas Brunch, Ephrata Grace Point, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Mark your calendars now. Don’t miss Christmas with your District Family.) It’s a Saturday Brunch Celebration!
* Dec. 25, Christmas Day
* Jan. 9, THURSDAY, PCDC #4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Jan. 14-17, Four Winds Prayer Retreat — Black Rock Retreat Center, Quarryville, PA
* Jan. 18-19, Pastor Kerry in Revival, Gardners, PA. UMC
* Jan. 21, Tuesday, DAB, Royersford
* Jan. 26, , Sunday evening, Gethsemane Gatherings, Concerts of Sacred Prayer across the district on each missional zone. Contact your zone leader or Kevin Griffin for information.
* Feb. 6, THURSDAY, PCDC #4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Feb. 15, Saturday, Holiness Symposium / Royersford
* Feb. 18, Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PK leading “Lordship Living” Workshop #3: “The Advantage (Season/Campaign) of Lordship/Stewardship” / Royersford
* Feb. 18, Tuesday, DAB, Location TBD
* Mar. 5, THURSDAY, PCDC #5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Mar. 22-24, Pastor Kerry in Revival, Bridgeton, NJ
* Mar. 29-Apr. 3, Pastor Kerry in Revival, Bangor, PA
* Apr. 2, THURSDAY, PCDC #5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* Apr. 3-4, SDMI CONFERENCE TBA
* Apr. 5, PALM SUNDAY
* Apr. 12, EASTER SUNDAY
* Apr. 23, THURSDAY, Tentative Date Change for DAB Conference Call.
* Apr. 26-28, Pastor Kerry in Revival, LaVelle, PA
* Apr. 30-May 2, THE GATHERING — DISTRICT ASSEMBLY AND CONVENTIONS, our Crossroads Church, Lewisburg, PA
* June 28-July 5, 2020 Philadelphia District Campmeeting, Erma Campground, Cape May
Presence Matters Most!
Pray everyday with me at 4:44pm specifically for lost souls.
Let’s live out our Mission & Vision!
Let’s practice what we preach.
Presence Matters Most!
No Invisible People! UNITY!
Pastor Kerry Willis
Church of the Nazarene
“By Our Love” For King & Country
Mobile 540-607-0077 (Text or Call)