Four Winds Forecast
Greetings Dearly Beloved Philadelphia District Pastors and Partners:
5-Point Update from Pastor Kerry:
UPDATE #1. Prayer is the way my soul breathes. I recently awoke with this prayer on my heart:
“My Almighty, Holy God…
Your voice is the reward of my days and my nights. Please do not be quiet. Oh, do not remain silent. Speak Your Words of Life and Your Acts of Love.Whisper to me Your Deepest Desires without end. You are my absolute EVERYTHING for forever and a day and today. In the Name of Jesus, my King! Amen.”
UPDATE #2. A few weeks ago as I was preaching revival in New Holland this declaration spontaneously came from my surrendered soul and out of my lips as a glorious praise:
“What I want is GONE and what God wants is ON!”
UPDATE #3. Thanks to the 30 or so pastors and local church leaders who came to Royersford on May 21 for the first offering of my “Lordship Lifestyle” (Stewardship Sharpening) Workshop…
A. I believe we were encouraged together, in that, afresh and anew we are expecting faith and funds to begin rising within our local churches and on the district and beyond.
B. The first Lordship workshop was/is titled “The Attitude of Lordship” and the second is titled “The Actual of Lordship”. The first workshop covered an orientation in the principles of raising faith and funds — Stewardship.
C. The second workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of leading a Lordship (Stewardship) Season, Campaign in the local church.
D. Each workshop stands on its on and will be eventually repeated, so stay tuned for dates. For now…
E. SAVE THE DATE: Part 2: Lordship Living Workshop #2 — “The Actual of Lordship” covering the nuts and bolts of leading a stewardship season (campaign) in the local church will be offered on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Royersford 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
UPDATE #4. PCDC Gatherings Update: Next session is on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Fairview Village. Thanks to Pastor Dave Bennett and all who led us for an awesome series of PCDC Gatherings just finished.
* Note CHANGES below about upcoming PCDC Gatherings…
A. All New Sessions of PCDC will begin at 9:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. We will conclude at 12:30 p.m. Lunch can be ordered 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!”
B. Beginning with our January 2020 PCDC Gathering, based on input we have received, we are moving from Mondays to Thursdays.
C. Breakfast will be provided by John Sharpless through 2019. Beginning January 2020 breakfast can be purchased in The Village Cafe before each session begins.
D. Calendar for next PCDC Series:
1. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
2. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
3. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
4. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
5. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
6. Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
7. Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
(*NO PCDC MAY, District Assembly)
8. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9:30a.m.
UPDATE #5. JUNE 30 p.m. through JULY 5 p.m THE REBIRTH OF PHILADELPHIA CAMPMEETING GATHERING COMMENCES! Yes, we are anticipating gathering together at Erma Holiness Campground in Cape May to enter worship and to experience God’s Word together as a district family of faith, hope, and love. If you cannot be with is for the entire event, I hope you can drive in for a service or two and not miss what God wants to accomplish with and within us we seek His face, hear His voice, and obey His word. Please pray!
Campmeeting Gathering Schedule:
* Sunday, June 30, Worship at 7 p.m.
* Monday, July 1, Teaching 10 a.m. and Worship at 7 p.m.
* Tuesday, July 2, Teaching 10 a.m. and Worship at 7 p.m.
* Wednesday, July 3, Teaching 10 a.m. and Worship at 7 p.m.
* Thursday, July 4, Teaching 10 a.m. and Worship at 7 p.m.
* Friday, July 5, Teaching 10 a.m. and Worship at 7 p.m.
* For more details visit our website at PhilaNaz.org or contact John Sharpless at 857-723-2964, or for Campmeeting Lodging Questions contact Shannon Gipple, 609-435-4422.
Finally, I am humbled and grateful for the possibilities that are ours in holy partnership together. Let’s not go it alone. We are surely better together.
Please pray without ceasing for Kim, Lucy, and me as we journey across the district in the Four Winds. Your prayers and kindnesses are so very appreciated! We are debtors to the Nazarene, the Nazarenes, and everyone else!
Remember, you are dearly beloved and truly deeply believed in. Just remember Jesus cares and there is always salt between us — love, friendship and forgiveness.
* Some More 2019 Calendar Dates Looking Ahead…
* June 9-12, Pastor Kerry in Revival / Mifflinburg, PA
* June 24-28 NYI Camp / Dallas, PA
* June 30 p.m. -July 6 a.m. Philadelphia Family Campmeeting Gathering/ Erma Camp, Cape May, NJ (General Campmeeting Questions contact John Sharpless, 857-723-2964, Campmeeting Lodging Questions contact Shannon Gipple, 609-435-4422. Campmeeting Preachers and Teachers Rev. James Spruill and Rev. Linette Thomas, Holiness Teacher, Dr. Charles Gates.)
* July 11-15, Children’s Camp
* July 14-17, Pastor Kerry preaching in campmeeting at Pleasant Ridge Camp, South Central Pennsylvania
* July 19-28, Erma Holiness Association Campmeeting, NJ
* Aug. 17-19, Pastor Kerry in Revival / Pennington Grace, NJ
* Aug. 30-31 NYI Back-to-School / Camel Back Resort
* Sept. 10, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PK leading “Lordship Living” Workshop #2: “The Actual (Season/Campaign) of Lordship/Stewardship” / Royersford
* Sept. 15-17, Pastor Kerry in Revival / Selinsgrove, PA
* Sept. 22-24, Pastor Kerry in Revival / Ephrata Grace Point, PA
* Sept. 28 Word in Action presents Gospelrama / Center City Philadelphia / A Main Event
11-13 Pastor Kerry in Revival / Fairview Mountain, PA
27-28 Pastor Kerry in Revival / Burlington, NJ
* Nov. 3-5 Pastor Kerry in Revival / Lansdale, PA Immanuel
* Nov. 22-23 MAC (TBD)
* 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.) Saturday
Presence Matters Most!
No Invisible People! UNITY!
Pastor Kerry Willis
Church of the Nazarene
“Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”
Rev. 22:20b GW
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