November 26, 2019
Four Winds Forecast
Bountiful blessings to you from your district servant, a debtor:
(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)
Here are two very essential FOUR WINDS Updates:
#1: FOUR WINDS / UPDATE — Our 2nd Annual District Pastors and Leaders Christmas Gathering will be Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at our Ephrata Grace Point Church. Please save the date. Official detailed invitations have been mailed out from the district office. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so today. The brunch will be bountiful. Trust me. We’ve also got a special, spirited, musician coming, Ricky Murphy, and special speakers are slated: Dr. Jack Connell, our new President at Eastern Nazarene College will greet us and our very own, Pastor Del Bieber, will close us out with stories of Christmas to warm our hearts. Please celebrate the holy days with your district family on this set-aside day.
#2: FOUR WINDS / UPDATE — FUNDING THE MISSION! HELP!
Hopefully, all local pastors and treasurers received Melanie Cook’s email letter about Funding the Mission. These words pasted below in quotes from her urgent message got my attention as your district servant. I can only tenderly cry out to you in one word: HELP!
Melanie wrote these words, in part, about Funding the Mission:
“Have you entered income to date? Have you paid all budgets (WEF, P&B, ENC, District, District NMI, NYI, SDMI)?” It seems some have fallen behind on this necessary reporting. Numbers are lower than they were at this time last year. We need your faithful reporting as well as your faithful giving. Help us end the year accurate and strong and update your statistics as is appropriate for your church. Email or Call me (Melanie Cook) if you need help doing this (484-791-6518 ).”
We at the district depend on your partnership. May all who come behind us find us faithful. Pastors, I humbly ask for your best for our King — Jesus, The Nazarene. I am a debtor to your diligent devotion. Deo Volente. — pastor kerry
* Calendar Dates Up Ahead…
* Nov. 28, Thursday, THANKSGIVING DAY
* 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. 1, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Familiar Grounds, Pennsville, NJ
* 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
* February 29, Board of Ministry, Royersford
* Mar. 5, THURSDAY, PCDC #5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* March 5, Board of Ministry, 1 p.m. until done. Fairview Village.
* Mar. 22-24, Pastor Kerry in Revival, Bridgeton, NJ
* Mar. 28, Chaplain’s Luncheon, Noon, Royersford Office, PA
* Mar. 29-Apr. 3, Pastor Kerry in Revival, Bangor, PA
* Apr. 1, Wednesday, Pre-School/Day Care Directors Appreciation and Resourcing Day at our Riverside Reading, PA. Church. Details on the way. Please contact Pastor Kerry to get your director on the list for information.
* Apr. 2, THURSDAY, PCDC #5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Fairview Village
* 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
You are highly valued and I pray you will be highly favored! Indeed!
Presence Matters Most!
Pray everyday with me at 4:44pm specifically for lost souls.