TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Agenda ........................................................................................................           1

 

Minutes .......................................................................................................       2-4

 

Moderator’s Report  [Rev. Marc Potvin] ................................................           4

 

Chaplain Committee Report [Rev. June Keddy] ....................................           5

 

Evangelism Committee Report [Rev. Johan Eichhorn] .........................           6

 

Kingswood Camp Report  -  Chairman [Allison Magee,] ......................        6-7

 

                                              -  Director [Rev. Pamela Estey,] ..................        7-9

 

                                              -  Treasurer [Laurie Hennigar,] ..................      9-12

 

Leadership Development Report [Rev. Ellen Hunt, Chairperson] .......         13

 

Mission Committee Report – Chairperson [Rev. Brian Wheaton] .......         14

 

                                               -  WMS [Eva Wheaton, Secretary] ............   14-15

 

Regional Minister’s Report [Rev. Ronald Baxter, RM, Region 2] .........   15-17

 

Special Convention Reports – Lic. Marion Jamer, Lic. David Cumby] . 18-19

 

Social Action Committee Report [Sylvia Hudson, Secretary] ................        20

 

Stewardship Committee Report [Rev. Phil Locke, Chairman] ..............        21

 

The Rev. Don Ehler Memorial Chaplaincy Fund [David Rafuse, Treas.]      22

 

The Treasurer’s Report [Robert Douglas, Treasurer] ............................   23-27

 

The Nominating Committee Report [Rev. Barbara Cochran, Chair]....  28-31

 

 

 

Eastern Valley United Baptist Association

Annual Meeting, 1 Nov 2008

Held at the Avonport United Baptist Church

 

 

A - G - E - N - D - A

 

 

8:30 a.m.           Registration

8:50 a.m.           Singspiration  -  Devotional by host pastor, Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn

9:20 a.m.           Business – open session with prayer

                                   Welcome to New Pastors, Guests and Delegates

                                   Rules of Order (read by Clerk)

                                   Minutes of Spring Association, May 2008

                                   Business Arising from Minutes

                                   Correspondence

 9:45 a.m.          Committee Reports

                                   [As recorded in booklet and handouts – to be voted on

                                     as a group, except for the Leadership and Development,

                                     Financial and Nominating Committee reports.

                           Offering                   

10:30 a.m.         Fellowship Break (and Coffee time)

10:50 a.m.         Singing of God's Praises

 11:00 a.m.         The Incorporation of Kingswood Camp

 12:00 p.m.        Committee Reports (Continued)

                           New Business

                           Announcements

12:25 p.m.         Closing Hymn and Prayer

 

                                    DINNER SERVED BY THE HOST CHURCH

You are invited to share a lunch graciously provided by the Social Committee of Avonport Baptist Church.  A freewill offering will be received for the work of their Committee!

 

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Minutes of the Eastern Valley United Baptist Association

at First Cornwallis United Baptist Church, Canard, N. S.
May 3, 2008

 

53 delegates attended representing 26 Churches.

 

Registration was followed by opening remarks by Rev. Peter Lohnes.   He gave a brief history of the 99 year old building including renovations that took place over the years.

 

Singing was led by the Worship team and devotional was from Hebrews 10 – coming into the presence of God and to meet God’s people.

 

Business meeting was opened by Rev. Potvin.  He welcomed all and asked that Sheila Allen and Marilyn Herber be remembered in our prayers.

 

Minutes were circulated.  Minutes were declared approved with corrections.

 

CORRESPONDENCE – Letter was read from Convention with proposed by-laws from Convention Council.

 

ASSEMBLY 2009 -  Incorporation of by-laws.

MOTION:  (Rev. Dan Gibson/Dr. Glenn Wooden) made a motion that a committee be set up to receive the CABC incorporation documents with respect to proposed changes in the relationship between Associations and the Convention; and the impact the proposed changes will have on the autonomy of the local church.  Carried.

The Association committee set up to study these new by-laws consist of Dr. Glenn Wooden, Pastor Chuck McGuire, Dr. Barry Morrison and Dr. Dan Gibson.

Rev. John Beers noted that appreciation should be extended to the Convention Council for the extension of time to study the new by-laws.

 

MOTION:  (Pastor David Cumby/Rev. Brian Wheaton) Committee reports be received and accepted.  Motion Carried.

 

Rev. Ron Baxter thanked the group for support at a very difficult time.

 

Heartfelt condolences by the Association were extended to Rev. Ron and Sharon Baxter, Peter, and their extended family on the death of their daughter-in-law (Peter’s wife) and our covenant to continue to uphold them in prayer.

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MOTION:  (Rev. Hedley Hopkins/Rev. Thelma McLeod) moved that Rev. Jennifer Smart be appointed to join the Mental Health Association at no cost to the Association.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION:  (Rev. Ellen Hunt/Rev. Darryl Dykens) moved the renewal of Association licences (for those listed in the Leadership Development Report).

Motion carried.

 

MOTION:  Moved and seconded that a letter of appreciation be sent to the New Minas Baptist Church and Kristen Lightfoot for assistance in the publication of Association reports.

 

MOTION:  (Rev. Philip Locke/Bud Rafuse) that the financial report be accepted.  Motion carried.

 

Incorporation of Kingswood Camp – Documents will be provided by Dr. Glenn Wooden re Incorporation of Kingswood Camp.  Interim report is enclosed.

MOTION:  (Dr. Glenn Wooden/Rev. Virginia DeAdder) moved that this report be accepted.  Motion carried.

 

At this point of the meeting, offering was accepted and prayer given.  A break followed with apples and beverage.  The meeting reconvened with music by pianist and congregation.

 

Further discussion of Kingswood Camp ensued.  June 14, 2008 is the official opening; Allison Magee, Laurie Hennigar and Pamela Estey on committee.  Borden Scott is assistant program director.  A history of Kingswood Camp was given with various aspects of camp life.  There is a main lodge – craft lodge.  Some requirements by law are new cabins with showers accessible to all including those with special needs. 

 

All churches within Eastern Valley will be contacted for assistance at Kingswood Camp.   Directors would prefer monetary donations.  Committee will do publicity and fund raising.  Please pray for staff and campers.

 

Rev. Ron Baxter reported on Lay Pastors training.  Twenty students are registered in Centreville.  This training session includes six weekends per year with a component of twenty-three courses.  This program will be offered in Bridgewater next year.

 

 

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Apple Blossom Festival  -  Rev. Johan Eichhorn asked for volunteers to man

booth in Berwick for the Apple Blossom weekend.  This will occur from

May 30 – June 1, 2008.  Volunteers are needed for various times.  Churches were encouraged to make a poster to have at booth.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was brought to a close with the singing of the hymn “To God Be The Glory.”  Lunch and fellowship followed.

 

The next meeting will be held on November 1, 2008 at Avonport Baptist Church.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Bette Smith, Assistant Clerk

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Moderator’s Report

 

It truly has been my privilege to serve as the moderator of our Eastern Valley Baptist Association this past year.  I must admit that when I accepted my name to be nominated two years ago, I had set for a goal to contact every church in the Association. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so for a number of reasons.  I had intended to find out why so many of our churches choose to disconnect themselves from their sister churches in the Association. I feel we have so much to contribute to each other’s lives and ministry together as a family than when we keep it all to ourselves, individually.

 

Working together does not mean that we all have to agree on everything.  It means that we remember who we are: the Church.  And we remember who the head of the church is: Jesus Christ.  We may have different ways of worshipping.  We may use different translation of the Scriptures.  Our songs may even be different.  But we have all been called by the same Lord and Saviour.  We have been called to be His church by virtue of our Christian faith.  And we all share in the same basic values of our Baptist traditions.

 

It is my hope that our association will remain strong, doing Christ’s work in the communities we live in and beyond.  And I pray that God will renew and increase our desire for the world to see our Lord exalted by what we do together: supporting the Camp ministry of Kingswood, the chaplaincies of Grandview and Dykeland, the financial support of individual churches and supporting each other in love with encouragement and cooperation.

 

Thus, I echo Paul’s prayer for the Philippians: That our love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that we may be able to discern what is best and pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1: 9- 11)

 

Respectfully submitted,

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Annual Report of Chaplaincy Committee

Of Eastern Valley Baptist Association

November 2008

 

         Our Chaplaincy Committee has met throughout the year to offer support to our chaplains at Dykeland Lodge and Grandview Manor or to discuss various needs that arise.

         Following nine years of chaplaincy work at Grandview Manor, Rev. Elizabeth Johnson retired on June 30th.  Have a blessed and enjoyable retirement, Liz and thank you for all your work on our behalf!

         On July 1st, Mary Perkins agreed to serve as interim chaplain at Grandview Manor for the summer months of July and August; a special thank you to Mary.  Mary is known to the residents and staff as she often volunteers to help with the services.

         On September 1, Rev. Dr. Judith Saunders began her work at Grandview Manor after a series of interviews and meetings to discern the direction God was leading us in the calling of a new chaplain for Grandview Manor.  Welcome, Judy!

         Chaplain Debra Mosher has successfully passed her examination for ordination on August 19th in Sackville, NB; she is planning a service of ordination soon.  Congratulations, Debra!  Debra continues her work at Dykeland Lodge serving eight hours a week to 110 residents, their families and staff.  This is a continual concern for our association and committee, as eight hours of paid work a week seems inadequate to meet the spiritual and emotional needs in such a short time of onsite work.

         It has also been a concern of the need for rest and relaxation of our chaplains and remind them to take a break from their duties, as often as needed to keep healthy mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  We thank God for the dedication of our chaplains to His people as they serve faithfully week by week.

         We have one new chaplain serving in Greenwood: we welcome Rev. Gordon Poley to our association and we say congratulations to Rev. Randall Read who is training in Gagetown, NB.  Please continue to pray for our chaplains, in the military, as well as in the nursing homes and prisons.

         We welcome Sheila MacDonald to our committee; she is replacing Pastor Tim Bigelow who resigned this fall.  Thank you, Tim, for all your work with this committee.

         I want to express on behalf of the association, my thanks for this committee and their willingness to attend meetings despite having full schedules.  Thank you also for praying for us; prayer works as we have experienced God's Presence leading and guiding us throughout this year of changes.

 

Respectfully submitted,

June Keddy, Chair

Chaplaincy Committee

June Keddy jkeddy@yahoo.com http://www.geocities.com/jkeddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evangelism committee report nov.2008

The committee organized another successful witness by means of a booth at the exhibition held at Berwick from May 30-June 1 2008.Several churches displayed posters and had info pamphlets to hand out.

 

We also had posters for churches to place in public places, such as campgrounds etc.  Kingswood camp also had a good display.  The Gideons took part by handing out New Testaments.

 

There was free water available, which made a good conversation starter.

“Bridges for peace” a ministry to Jews was represented by Rev. Clyde Lowe.

We want to thank all those folks who manned the booth, and made this witness possible.

 

Respectfully yours

John Eichhorn

 

 

Kingswood Camp

 

Kingswood Camp ( http://www.kingswoodcamp.ca) is an evangelical Christian camp situated on Lake George, Kings County, Nova Scotia, owned and operated by the Eastern Valley Baptist Association and run in cooperation with the Annapolis-Digby Baptist Association. We seek to honour God by providing an atmosphere where campers encounter Jesus Christ and grow as His disciples through wholesome relationships with dedicated Christian leaders, in an inviting outdoor setting, while participating in safe programs and activities relevant to their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development.

 

Another camping season has passed.  We give thanks to God for His many blessings.  These include dedicated staff and volunteers, over fifty campers dedicating their lives for the first time to Christ and over forty rededications.  Wilderness Camp was held in a new location complete with two new outhouses.  We are most fortunate to have the offer to use the land free of charge for the Wilderness Camp and all the volunteers who run the Camp.

 

With careful planning and seeking out of various opportunities, staff were able to keep well within the budget for 2008.  Even with our reasonable fees many families of campers find it difficult to send children to camp.  If we charged the actual cost for each person to attend, the fees would be out of reach for many who enjoy and benefit from the camping experience.  This necessitates our reliance on the generosity of Baptist Churches and upon individual donors to run the camp.  After the generous donations toward the capital fund in 2007, donations have not yet reached their regular level for the current year.  If you have received a blessing, please keep your Kingswood Camp in mind.

 

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The Camp Committee was pleased to host the Open House and dedication of Hennigar House (the new Cabin Complex) last spring.  This house is named after the Dean Hennigar family, one of the original families who helped to start Kingswood Camp.  Now that the campers are not in residence, the few remaining touches will be completed to the building.  If you would like to help or you know of anyone who would like to help, please contact Laurie Hennigar (902) 582- 3339.

 

The camp has a first class canoe for sale or to trade for several training canoes.  We wish to expand opportunities of learning for the campers and this includes the need for more canoes to train in.  Plans are in place to improve the waterfront at the camp and to build a new games field as funds are available.

 

As you may be aware, the camp has struggled for some time with the water situation.  Our cup runneth over with joy to announce that the boil water order was lifted and our tap water has now received the seal of governmental approval.  The chlorination system does require a qualified person to be at the camp property every day that water is being used at camp.  There is a financial cost in regard to rentals as a result.  Rentals are increasing as word of the camp facilities spreads.  If you are interested in renting the camp, please contact David Longley at (902) 825-3876.

 

Other good news includes the announcement that Rev. Pamela Esty is now the Executive Director.  She has completed her second year as interim Executive Director.  With

prayerful consideration, plans are being developed for the next two years.  The annual Camp Committee retreat weekend at Kingswood Camp will take place on November 14 and 15.

 

Please stay “tuned” for future announcements concerning your Camp as the incorporation process moves forward and as we plan and advertise fund raising activities.  Your assistance will be appreciated at the spring clean up day.

 

We thank you for your support of Kingswood Camp this year.  Please keep the camp and all the individuals involved in your prayers. Please join the Camp Committee in rejoicing over what is accomplished at camp.  We offer our thanks and praise for the continued work of the Holy Spirit.  May we all receive continued blessings for the remainder of 2008 and for 2009.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Allison Magee,

Chairperson of Kingswood Camp Committee

 

Kingswood Camp

  P.O. Box 543 Kentville, Nova Scotia  B4N 3X7

  P:902 847-9161     F: 902 690-2832

                                  www.kingswoodcamp.ca

 

The Summer of 2008 was truly a “Transformational” summer at Kingswood Camp.  We were excited to have 265 total campers in attendance in 9 camps.

 

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 We also employed 20 paid staff members and saw close to 30 others volunteer at camp (including Wilderness Camp).  Again this year, we were blessed with 6 government grants; and were pleased to reinstitute a volunteer training program which was noticeably absent last summer.

 

It was a good summer, with only one emergency situation, which was handled well by the staff resulting in a favourable outcome for the injured camper.  The staff and volunteers worked well together, and there were many relationships built between staff and campers. This summer’s Global Adventure’s Program was focused on Indonesia, and the campers and staff raised over $500 to go towards purchasing bicycles for pastors there.  

 

What was most amazing, though, was the relationships the campers and staff developed with Christ.  This summer saw close to one-hundred significant spiritual decisions being made by campers, including 52 first-time commitments.  I was blessed on several occasions to see staff leading young people to Christ, and seeing children and teens crying out to God.  I have observed that this generation is hungry for the things of God, and we, as churches charged with sharing the Good News, have a responsibility to show them God’s love and grace.

 

My biggest concern is related to how to better connect with churches and youth leaders.  This year’s statistics show that less than one-third of our campers hear about and are referred to camp by churches.  That’s less than one camper per church!  On the flip side,

close to 20% are referred by Family & Children’s Service, schools, and community recreation groups.  Beyond the obvious need for our churches to better promote and support our camp, I would like to see a better follow-up and referral system in place so that we can guide these young people who are meeting with God at camp into a church family where they can be discipled.

 

These are exciting times at Camp.  This past summer, we were blessed by being able to finally utilize our new cabin complex, Hennigar House.   The campers actually referred to it as “Hennigar Hotel,” and were thrilled at the upgraded facilities.  The accessible showering facilities were greatly appreciated by those working with special needs children.   Another great day at camp was the afternoon in July when we were finally able to remove the boil order notices, having finally been able to satisfy the concerns of the Department of Environment.  We proudly boast that we now have the cleanest water in the county, as it currently goes through two levels of pre-treatment!

 

There is still much to be done, as we work to maximize the use of this resource to create a “safe” place where young people can come and meet Jesus.  Don’t underestimate the ongoing need and value of Christian camping. We have been amazed to see how God works when we allow Him to have his way in our lives.  Not only is the camp seeing children and youth come to Christ, but it has become a valuable training ground for young leaders who are passionate about sharing God’s love.  Our staff are excited about what is happening at camp, and passionate about being a part of it.  It’s been a blessing to see these young people develop leadership skills, and watch them grow in their faith.

 

We need your support, both financially and in other areas.  We need people who are

 

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passionate about building a stronger next generation who can give some time and effort to

becoming part of one of our subcommittees.  The old adage reminds us that “many hands make light work.”  Our camp committee is working on an expanded vision for the camp, but we can’t do it alone.  We need you to start spreading the word about camp and encouraging others to become a part of it.  There are camp committee members and staff who would love to come and share with your congregations and church groups.  Check out our website to find out what’s new at camp and view videos of our summer camps.  And most of all, we need your prayers as we continue to reach out to youth with the message of the gospel.

 

Blessings,

Rev. Pamela Estey

Executive Director (Interim), Kingswood Camp

estey@kingswoodcamp.ca

(902)847-9161 or  (902)542-0097

 

 

 

Kingswood Camp

Financial Statements

Balance Sheet As at 21/10/2008

ASSETS

Current Assets

 

Valley Credit Union                                                                                                                                            852.35

Savings Account                                                                                                                                                  150.19

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Total Current Assets                                                                                                        1,002.54

 _______________________                                                                                                                                                          

 

Capital Assets

Canoes & Equipment                                                                                                                                     3,044.99

Building                                                                                                                                                          28,700.00

New Building                                                                                                                                                 87,303.94

Securities                                                                                                                                                     114,000.00

Land                                                                                                                                                              180,000.00

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Total Capital Assets                                                                                                                                   413,048.93

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TOTAL ASSETS                                                                                                                                             414,051.47

 

 

 

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LIABILITIES

Current Liabilities

Account Payable                                                                                                                               0.00

EI Payable                                                                                                                                         73.44

CPP Payable                                                                                                                                   126.84

Income Tax Payable                                                                                                                     120.00

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Total Receiver General                                                                                                                320.28

HST on Sales                                                                                                                                       0.00

HST Paid on Purchases                                                                                                            -2,737.27

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HST Owing(Refund)                                                                                                                  -2,737.27

 

Short Term Loan                                                                                                                       10,000.00

 

Total Current Liabilities                                                                                                             7,583.01

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TOTAL LIABILITIES                                                                                                                       7,583.01

 

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EQUITY

Owners Equity

Retained Earning - Previous Year                                                                                        429,642.96

Current Earnings                                                                                                                      -23,174.50

Total Owners Equity                                                                                                                           0.00

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TOTAL EQUITY                                                                                                                          406,468.46

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TOTAL EQUITY                                                                                                                          406,468.46

 

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LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                                                                                                        414,051.47

 

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Generated On: 21/10/2008



 

 

 

 

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Kingswood Camp

Gross Margin Income Statement Comparison of Actual to Budget for Fiscal End 2008

 

 

OPERATING REVENUE

 

                                                                                  Actual to 21/10/2008      Budget

 

REVENUE   

Personal Donations                                                                                             1,719.68                            5,000.00

Churches-Annapolis-Digby                                                                                 1,950.70                            5,000.00

Churches-Eastern Valley                                                                                       9,145.32                          15,000.00

Eastern Valley Baptist Association                                                                  14,000.00                          14,000.00

Digby-Annapolis Association                                                                              1,000.00                            1,000.00

Revenue from Fund Raising                                                                                     32.45                                  0.00

Sundry Item Sales                                                                                                        0.00                               100.00

Camp Rentals                                                                                                         1,125.00                            5,000.00

Camp Registrations                                                                                             45,280.00                          47,000.00

Tuck                                                                                                                              87.00                               100.00

Government Grants                                                                                            10,236.00                          20,000.00

Interest Income                                                                                                        262.47                            2,000.00

Miscellaneous Revenue                                                                                            80.00                                   0.00

Capital Donations                                                                                                        0.00

U B Woman's Mission Society                                                                            1,560.00                            1,700.00

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                                                  86,478.62                        115,900.00

 

TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE                                                    86,478.62                       115,900.00

 

COST OF GOODS SOLD                                                     1,712.79                1,300.00

TOTAL COST OF GOODS SOLD                                       1,712.79               1,300.00

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GROSS MARGIN                                                                84,765.83             114,600.00

 

OPERATING EXPENSE

 

EXPENSES

Advertising & Promotions                                                                                  1,263.89                      2,500.00

Postal Expenses                                                                                                         130.48                             200.00

Dues & Fees                                                                                                                272.00                             500.00

Electricity – NSP                                                                                                      3,530.44                          4,000.00

Food                                                                                                                         12,358.71                        14,000.00

Honorariums                                                                                                              110.00                             200.00

Insurance                                                                                                                  4,843.00                          4,000.00

Interest & Bank Charges                                                                                          116.83                                 0.00

 

 

 

 

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Kitchen Supplies                                                                                                        455.62                        1,000.00

Office Supplies                                                                                                           625.68                           800.00

Program Supplies                                                                                                   1,913.74                        3,800.00

NSF Cheques                                                                                                               150.00

Propane                                                                                                                    2,607.87                       2,000.00

Propane Rental                                                                                                          469.32                       1,000.00

Repairs & Maintenance                                                                                         6,238.81                       3,500.00

Sundry Expense                                                                                                       1,806.67                       2,000.00

Telephone                                                                                                                 1,312.37                       1,200.00

Travel                                                                                                                              0.00                        3,000.00

Tuck                                                                                                                             943.72                        2,000.00

Wages & Salaries                                                                                                  64,864.40                      65,000.00

EI Expense                                                                                                                1,576.92                        1,600.00

CPP Expense                                                                                                            2,349.86                        1,800.00

Training and Manuals                                                                                                 0.00                            500.00

 

TOTAL EXPENSES                                                                                                107,940.33                    114,600.00

 

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE                                                                           107,940.33                    114,600.00

 

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS                                                                          -23,174.50                               0.00

 

NON-OPERATING REVENUE   

TOTAL NON-OPERATING REVENUE                                                                         0.00                               0.00

 

NON-OPERATING EXPENSE

TOTAL NON-OPERATING EXPENSE                                                                          0.00                               0.00

 

NET INCOME                                                                                                       -23,174.50                               0.00

 

Generated On: 21/10/2008

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Laurie Hennigar, Treasurer

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Eastern Valley United Baptist Association

Leadership Development Committee

Report Nov 2008

 

The Leadership Development Committee met October 2nd  and 9th  at Acadia Divinity College to interview candidates seeking to receive or renew an Association License to Minister toward Ordination or an Association Lay License to Minister.

 

The following have been interviewed and are recommended by the Committee to receive or renew an Association License to Minister toward Ordination or an Association Lay License to Minister.:

 

Renewal of an Association License toward Ordination:

 

David Cumby - David is in his 3rd year of the Master of Divinity program toward Pastoral Ministry at Acadia Divinity College.  He is currently part-time Pastor of West Hall’s Harbour United Baptist Church.

 

Geoff deJong - Geoff is in his 3rd year of study at Acadia Divinity College in the Master of Divinity program.  He is currently serving as Pastor at Newport United Baptist Church in Scotch Village, NS.

 

Charles Chuck McGuire - Chuck graduated Spring 2008 from the Master of Divinity program at Acadia Divinity College.  He is currently serving as Pastor at Harmony Baptist Church.

 

Brian Frank Reid - Brian graduated Spring 2007 from the Bachelor of Theology program Acadia Divinity College.   He is currently serving as Pastor at New Tusket Baptist Church.

 

Deborah Ripley-Carter - Deborah is in her final year at Acadia Divinity College in the Bachelor of Theology program.  She is currently a volunteer assistant to the Chaplain of Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, NS.  Deborah is a member of Windsor Plains United Baptist Church where she serves as Youth Leader.

 

Mark Sypher - Mark is continuing with study in the Master of Divinity program at Acadia Divinity College.  He is currently serving as Pastor of Church Family Life at New Minas Baptist Church.

 

New Association Lay License:

 

Elizabeth (Betty) Grace Parker - is in her 2nd year of the Lay Pastors Program.  She supplied at Kempt United Baptist Church during the summer 2008.  Betty is licensed by Hantsport Baptist Church where she serves as Deacon, treasurer of the W.M.S., a member of the King’s Daughters group and leads in a weekly Women’s Bible Study.

 

Next licensing interviews will be in the Spring of 2009, dates to be announced.

 

Respectively Submitted,

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Missions Committee Report Fall 2008

 

The Missions Committee was pleased to host View From the South, a Canadian Baptist Ministries Missions Forum on June 3 at Berwick Baptist Church.

 

The Missions Committee continues seeking the most appropriate ways to support Food Assistant efforts for students of Acadia Divinity College.

 

Work has been undertaken in preparing to receive and access ministry grant application

from churches. Last year grants were provided by the Atlantic Baptist Mission Board to four churches in our Association. Grant seeking churches will meet with the Missions Committee on October 27 at Port Williams Baptist Church. The Committee has been in communication with Woodville Baptist Church as they seek to move toward independent ministry and anticipate applying for a ministry grant.

 

The Missions Committee is seeking to facilitate communication of missions ideas and events taking place within our churches. Tools used would include email and the Association website. We expect to have a plan in place in the near future. We encourage you to use the Association Website: www.easternvalleybaptist.com

 

Respectfully submitted

Brian Wheaton, Chair

 

 

EASTERN VALLEY WMS ASSOCIATION

 

The Eastern Valley WMS Association met at the First Cornwallis United Baptist Church on April 26, 2008 beginning with a potluck lunch at noon coordinated by the First Cornwallis WMS.  The afternoon meeting, conducted by President Sandra Ward, followed at 1:00.  Seventeen of 24 groups were represented with a total attendance of 70 including 7 visitors.

 

The WMS executive performed a skit demonstrating how and why we save grocery tapes and postage stamps. 

 

Rev. Pam Estey brought a report about Kingswood Camp and distributed promotional material for the groups to bring back to their churches. 

 

Elizabeth Phillips described an upcoming ADC mission trip to Georgia, Poland, and Germany which will be led by Rev. David Watt. Three people will go to Georgia.  In Poland work will be done with children in the English language.  In Germany, participants will be attending the Baptist World Alliance Youth Congress.

 

Sue Mosher told about her upcoming mission trip to Brazil from August 7 to 27, 2008.  She and her daughter Sarah will be working alongside Joyce Hancock in the Free Flight ministry.  Free Flight helps young people to learn skills so that they can have meaningful jobs and not end up on the street. 

 

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Guest speakers were David and Sherry Seller.  David and Sherry went to Rwanda as part of a CBM team in December 2007 to help with the construction of a school.  All the construction had to be done manually without electricity. 

 

Rwanda is described as a country of 1000 hills.  The population of 8.7 million people is contained in land the size of Nova Scotia.  Kigali is the capital city where 60 percent of the people live without electricity and running water. There are more women than men in the country because of the genocide.  In 1994 between 800,000 and 1,000,000 people were

killed in 100 days.  Bruno and Kathleen Soucy are currently serving in Rwanda with CBM.

 

An offering of $266.60 was received.  Disbursements were $50.00 to the guest speaker and $200.00 to First Cornwallis WMS.

 

 

Eva Wheaton

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Secretary

                                  

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CONVENTION OF ATLANTIC BAPTIST CHURCHES

(Helping Churches Grow Passionate Disciples)

REGION #2 – OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL MINISTER – Rev. Ron Baxter

10 Westwood Avenue, Wolfville, NS  B4P 1X9  (902) 542-4105

Email: ron.baxter@baptist-atlantic.ca  Web Site: www.baptist-atlantic/region2/

 

REPORT TO THE EASTERN VALLEY ASSOCIATION

November 3, 2008 at Avonport UBC, Avonport, NS

 

Pastors / Churches    For a period of five months I was able to report that in Region 2

there was a pastor for each pulpit.  However, by February there

was a Pulpit Committee in Margaretsville and in Bridgetown (Rev. Barry Aitkin is Interim Pastor); and now the list has grown to include: Canning (Rev. Murray Shaw is Interim Pastor), Coldbrook, Billtown, Woodville (Rev. Jerry Zinck is Interim Pastor for both Billtown & Woodville), Waterville, and Annapolis Royal.  In addition Wolfville has a committee looking for an Associate Minister.

 

Other churches have called new personnel: Windsor has recalled Rev. Marlene Knowles as part-time Minister of Outreach and Visitation.  Upper Vaughan has called Rev. Gary Manthorne as part-time Pastor effective December 1/08.  Kentville has called Pastor Troy Coldwell as part-time Associate for Youth and Family.  Margaretsville has called Rev. Eugene Foster as their part-time Pastor.  Middleton has called Andy Scott as Youth Pastor.  Hampton/Port Lorne has called Lay Pastor Heather Pearl-Gillis to serve part-time until Christmas when the congregation begins winter home services.

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In August the CABC Examining Council recommended six Region 2 Candidates for ordination: Carol Dimock who will be ordained by the Forest Hill UBC at Wolfville UBC on Saturday, November 15th at 7 p.m.; Sterling Gosman who will be ordained at New Minas UBC on Sunday, November 16th at both 9:15 and 11 a.m.; Wilma Janzen who will be ordained at Kentville UBC on Sunday, November 2nd at 3 p.m.; Rev. Devin Johnstone who was ordained at Kentville UBC on Sunday, September 28th; Debra Mosher who will be ordained at Windsor Plains UBC on Saturday, November 8th at 3 p.m. (with a reception at Dykeland Lodge in

Windsor where she serves as the EVA Chaplain); and Michael Shreve who will be ordained at

Forest Hill UBC on Saturday, November 22nd at 7 p.m.

 

A.D.C.                        The ADC Distinguished Service Award was presented on August 22nd to

Dr. Dennis Veinotte during an ADC BBQ at Mount Allison University.

 

The new semester got underway in September with Dr. Harry Gardner as President.  On Sunday, September 7th a Covenanting Service was conducted at the Manning Memorial Chapel at Acadia University for the ADC community.

 

The 2008 Hayward Lectures featured three lectures by Dr. Stanley Porter on the evenings of October 20, 21 and 22.  On the morning of October 21 in cooperation with CBM the “Live It Out” presentation was made at the Fountain Learning Commons.  Visit www.cbmin.org .

Associations   The Eastern Valley Association meets at Avonport UBC on Saturday,

November 3/08.  The Annapolis-Digby Council held an emergency

meeting on September 24/08 to elect Rev. Fred Bigelow as Moderator, and Rev. David Phillips

as Vice-Moderator.  The Annapolis-Digby Council meets on Saturday, November 22nd, at

Annapolis Royal.

 

Regional Working Group     The RWG held a special session at ADC on July 11/08

with the Convention’s President, Dr. Margaret Munro, and

the Interim Executive Minister, Dr. Malcolm Beckett, to make recommendations regarding 2009.  Following the August 20/08 meeting of the Convention Council Chairman Randy Legassie and I were informed that I was being asked to postpone my proposed retirement until June 30/09 in order to continue to serve as Regional Minister on a part-time basis for the opening six months of 2009, thereby giving time for a Search Committee to secure a successor by July 1/09.  I have agreed to serve ¾ time in 2009.

 

The RWG met again on Tuesday, October 28/08, following the annual meeting of the Region 2 Committee whose chair, Mary Billard, takes the names of Region 2 nominees to the Convention Nominating Committee meeting on November 12/08.

 

Personal         Many adjustments have been made in our family as Sharon and I have

devoted additional time to grandparenting and parenting while our son,

Peter, and our grandchildren, Nova and Quinn, have developed a new sense of normal as a single parent family.  We continue to thank God, and thank you for the personal and prayerful support that has been given to us this year.

 

 

 

 

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Convention    Oasis 2008 was a memorable Baptist celebration.  During the business

session Rev. Dave Dubois was elected President, Rev. Dr. Bob Knowles

was elected Vice-President, and Rev. Peter Reid was elected Executive Minister.  Sincere

thanks was expressed to Drs. Malcolm Beckett and Bruce Fawcett for the extra responsibilities they carried in the interim period.  This fall Dr. Bruce Fawcett announced his decision to accept a call to join the faculty at Acadia Divinity College effective January 1, 2009.

 

United In Mission – “Growing Healthy Churches

 

UIM contributions to the end of September (2008) from twenty-eight churches in the Eastern

Valley Association totalled $125,342 (down from $135,174 in 2007); and fifteen + twelve =

twenty-seven churches in the Annapolis-Digby Association totaled $46,375 + $17,740 = $64,115 (down from $54,586 + $18,003 = $78,979 in 2007).  The CABC Treasurer’s Report to September 30/08 shows an income of $1,489,012 (down from $1,569,657 in 2007).  In the final quarter of 2008 45% of the $2,625,000 UIM Goal for 2008 has yet to be achieved.  When all churches within the Convention actually make a UIM contribution the goal is achievable.  Therefore, we have a challenge to contribute generously to UIM for the concluding two months of 2008!

Remember: “ Stronger.  Together.”  Let’s do our part!

 

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Eastern Valley United Baptist Association

Convention Report 2008

            Oasis 2008, previously known as Convention, met at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB from August 20-22. The change in name reflects a change in focus to a time of refreshing and fellowship with others from our Atlantic Baptist Convention. The time we spent together was filled with opportunities to worship, learn, attend to business, and just gather for conversation and renewing acquaintances with old friends.

 

            The worship times were a highlight for me this year. The Penny Merchants led the

main sessions with contemporary music, and concerts and by Marko Simmonds and Steve Bell helped to round out the musical events. A contemplative worship service led by Dr. Harry Gardner and Devin Johnstone was also highly spoken of by many in attendance.

            A large portion of the business this year was centered around recommended changes to the Regulations Concerning the Ministry, and after some discussion, voting was delayed until next year in order to give the committee time to produce a further document to be considered. As well, the delegates present agreed in principle to continue the process leading to incorporation of the Convention. Dr. Margaret Munro gave able leadership throughout the business sessions. Rev. Peter Reid was elected to a five-year term as Executive Minister as was Rev. Dale Stairs to the position of Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Rev. David DuBois received the nod as the new President and Dr. Robert Knowles became Vice President by acclamation.

            A wide variety of sessions were held with many talented facilitators. The most frequent comment I heard was that there were too many great choices, and not enough time to attend them all! The speakers, Dr. Carson Pue, Don Simmonds, and Dr. Gary Nelson, were relevant and thought-provoking as they encouraged us to reach out to the world around us, and the devotionals led by Dr. Harry Gardner and Dr. Brian MacArthur challenged us as well.

 

            For me, Oasis was a time of celebration and worship with God’s people. It was thrilling to have so many pastors from our Association pass the Examining Council and be recommended to their churches for Ordination. As well, the opportunity to speak with CBM missionaries and other church leaders is always welcome.

            I would encourage anyone who is able to make plans to attend next year’s Oasis which is scheduled for Acadia University from August 19-22. It is a truly awesome experience to spend a few days with around 1000 other Baptists, praising God and intentionally working towards expanding God’s Kingdom through His Church. Thank you to the Association for allowing me to represent you as a delegate this past summer.

 

Respectfully submitted

Lic. Marion Jamer                                    

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Reflections on “Oasis 2008”  Annual Assembly of CABC,

Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, August 20-23

     ~ Submitted by Pastor David Cumby, Hall’s Harbour Baptist Church

 

          It had been approximately 15 years since I had attended a convention at the Mt. Allison site.  I could not help but be impressed by the amount of new or renovated

residences and facilities (such as the beautiful Dining Hall and improved meal service)

 

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that had been constructed both in this area and throughout the campus.  I had also forgotten how beautiful this campus was, and the warm and sunny weather throughout most of the Convention was an added bonus!

 

            I want to thank the Association for choosing me as one of your delegates, as this helped make it possible not only for my wife to attend with me (as a delegate from our church), but Hall’s Harbour Baptist was also encouraged to have a second delegate (Deacon Richard Parker) appointed.  This was the first time in recent years the church

had a separate delegate outside of its pastor (or spouse).  Deacon Parker gave an

excellent Report on Convention at our Morning church service on the 24th, which was much more interesting for everyone then just receiving an update from their pastor.  This increased involvement from our church will hopefully set a pattern for future years.

 

            I had seen an advance promo for the new Oasis theme/format. While the thrust seemed positive, I had wondered if it could live up to its advance billing.  Based on my own experience (and many I spoke with) this event definitely broke new ground in the quality & variety of music, worship and devotional events. From rally services with the Penny Merchants, to afternoon and evening Christian artist concerts/cafés, to the additional 4 simultaneous Thurs. worship options (ex. I attended a moving ‘Contemplative Journey’ service led by Dr. Gardner in the beautiful Anglican church) and the very innovative Friday night Christian arts and worship celebration --- there was something for all ages and personalities.

 

This variety was also seen in the selection of ministry & education seminars.  I wished I could attend more than just two [“10 things I wish my Pastor Knew” (Don Simmonds) and “Moving Your Church from Maintenance to Mission (Regional Ministers – Guinta & Weiler)] of the more than 30 available. Add to this the careful interspersing of business (ensuring it did run longer than necessary) and providing for

 

other fellowship time (the opportunity to both make and renew friendships) within the overall program, and the reformatted Convention certainly has “raised the bar” for future years, as well as offering a true “Oasis” of praise, reflection and learning for our Convention.

 

            Challenging 40 min. keynote devotions with Dr. Gardner (on people with Gospel, Grace & Global perspective) and Dr. MacArthur (Refreshment principles – from John ch. 4) began each Thursday and Friday session and set the tone for the later main rally speakers.  These focussed on examining faith in a variety of contemporary settings.  Wed. eve. Saw Gary Nelson from CBM (Faith, Missions & Culture – issues looking ahead); Thurs. Eve – Don Simmonds, entrepreneur and youth leader (Faith & Work: What can we learn from the Marketplace?) and Fri. morning – Carson Pue, President, Arrowhead Leadership (Faith & Leadership: Modelling Faith in God).  While many

conferences will have only one or two acclaimed Keynote speakers (who often speak several times), this entire Conference line-up reflected spiritual quality amid diversity of perspective and approach.

 

Having the new Convention President (Rev. Dave DuBois), Executive & Regional Ministers (and Spouses) lead us in the Closing Communion Service was as in the past a highlight of the whole week and of my Oasis experience.  Thanks again for allowing me to represent you.

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE 

November 2008

 

Our committee members are as follows with terms ending as noted;

Rev. Hedley Hopkins, Chair             - 2nd  Term ending 2008    

Sylvia Hudson, Secretary                 - 2nd  Term ending 2008

Florence Swinamer                           - 2nd  Term ending 2010

Geraldine Browning                         - 2nd  Term ending 2010 

Rev. Jennifer Smart                          - 1st   Term ending 2009

Marilyn Herber                                 - 1st   Term ending 2009

 

As we now have two committee members’ terms ending we have put forth a request to the Nominating Committee for two more members to join our Social Action Committee.

 

We have requested an increase to $1500.00 as our annual budget for 2009 to cover operating costs and honorariums for guest speakers participating in the 2009 workshops.

 

Saturday, March 15th marked the date of our spring workshop at Wolfville Baptist Church on the issue of Mental Health entitled, Out of the Shadows At Last.  Rev. Jennifer Smart led this program with assistance from Rev. Roger Cann, Rev. Judith Saunders, Rev. David Shaw and committee member, Geraldine Browning. Presentations and personal stories were shared to a group of approximately forty-five people.

 

It was approved by Association that Rev. Jennifer Smart of our Social Action Committee, be the representative from the EVBA to the Mental Health Coalition of Nova Scotia.

 

November 1st is the date scheduled for our fall workshop on Conflict Management which will be held following the Fall Association Meeting at Avonport Baptist Church from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm. Dr. John Bartol will give leadership to this event and will be assisted by Dr. Roger Cann. 

 

As a reminder, our committee is happy to receive suggestions of issues for social action and of ministries to meet social needs in our Valley churches and communities.

We thank you for the support we have received in the past and ask for your continued prayers as we go on into 2009 giving God the glory as He so deserves.

 

 

In His Service,

Sylvia Hudson, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT

NOVEMBER 1, 2008

This committee met quarterly since last year’s annual meeting to review the financial position of our association.  We are pleased with our present financial position however have concerns with the current level of support from church allotments.  We have requested on other occasions that churches are encouraged to remit their allotments on a monthly basis if at all possible and quarterly at the very least.  This helps to ensure a consistent cash flow.  As of October 20th we have received less than half of the expected allotments from churches as many are inclined to wait until year end or worse yet, until after the beginning of the new year before making their remittances.  You can appreciate, we hope, the difficulty this creates for our treasurer in trying to ensure all bills are paid and support is provided to various churches and agencies as required.  We ask once again that you, the delegates from the various churches, take back to your church treasurers and/or finance committees this request that church allotments be sent in an orderly and timely fashion.  We might also mention that the recommended basis for church allotments is $17.00 per attending member/adherent in the local church’s morning worship service.

 

During this past year our committee organized and put on a training workshop for church treasurers which dealt specifically with the annual charities return which has to sent in to the federal government on an annual basis.  This was not a well attended event so none has been planned for the immediate future.  If and when the needs arises for further training, we will endeavour to arrange another such event.

 

We are pleased to be able to present another balanced budget for the year 2009 although some committees may discover their requests have been cut back a bit in order to keep within the anticipated revenues.

 

This committee will continue to work closely with the other association committees to ensure that those ministries which we have committed ourselves to are adequately funded to attain their goals.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

P. R. (Phil) Locke,

Committee Chairman 

 

 

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REV. DON EHLER MEMORIAL CHAPLAINCY FUND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND BALANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR THE PERIOD ENDED  OCT.  20, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVENUE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals

 

 

 

 $        -  

 

 

Church Groups

 

 

      20.00

 

 

Baptist Churches

 

 

      10.00

 

 

Eastern Valley Assoc. Offering

 

           -  

 

 

West Hants Baptist Fellowship Services -

  

 

 

 

Windsor

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Falmouth

 

415.66

 

 

 

 

Scotch Village

259.34

 

 

 

 

Mt. Denson

0.00

 

 

 

 

Hantsport

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Upper Vaughan

356.38

 

 

 

 

Windsor Plains

326.27

 

 

 

 

South Rawdon

421.14

 

 

 

 

Dykeland Lodge

402.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2,181.68

 

 

Christian Unity Service

 

           -  

 

 

Dykeland Component -

 

  

 

 

 

Individuals

 

             -  

 

 

 

 

Music Fund Raiser

             -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           -  

 

 

Memorial Donations

 

 

           -  

 

 

Ladies Breakfast

 

 

           -  

 

 

Men's Breakfast

 

 

           -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank Interest

0.89

 

 

 

 

Baptist Foundation - Int.

997.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    998.06

 

 

TOTAL REVENUE

 

 

 

 $         3,209.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Valley Association of Baptist Churches

    997.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

           -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

 

 

 $            997.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENDITURES

 

 $         2,211.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND BALANCE,  JAN. 1, 2008

 

 

 

          54,675.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUND BALANCE,  OCT. 20, 2008

 

 

 $        56,887.61

 

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NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT

Nov. 3, 2007

 

OFFICERS

 

POSITION                                           NAME                                       PHONE  NUMBERS

 

Past Moderator               Rev. Marc Potvin  (Centreville)                                  678-1946(O)

Moderator                       Dr. Glenn Wooden (Canaan)                  585-2210(o) 679-0703)H)

Vice Moderator               Rev. Ellen Hunt (Forest Hill)                       542-0471(H)

 Clerk                               Mrs. Linda Shreve (Forest Hill)                                  542-9449(H)

Assistant Clerk               Mrs. Bette Smith  (Windsor)                                        798-3229(H)

Treasurer                         Mr. Robert Douglas  (New Minas)                              678-2250(H)

Assistant Treasurer        Mrs. Emily Samson  (Centreville)         798-8346(O) 679-5478(H)

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                                      TERM ENDING                   PHONE NUMBERS

1.  Mrs. Ethel Fulton (Centreville)               2009 (2nd)                                         678-6946(H)

2.  Rev. Ellen Hunt (Forest Hill)                   2009 (2nd)                                         542-0471(H)

3.  Dr. Robert Raeside (Wolfville)               2009 (1st)                                          542-7767(H)

4.  Rev. Quincy Collins (Alton)                    2010 (1st)                   678-6009(O) 365-2960(H)      

5.  Dr. Robert Knowles (New Minas)          2010 (1st )                   681-7683(O) 681-2702(H)

6.  Mr. Douglas Schofield (New Minas)      2010 (2nd)                   698-0654(C) 792-2530(H) 

7.  Rev. John MacLeod (Windsor)              2011 (2nd)                                         798-3969(H)

8.                                                                     2011 (1st)          

 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                                       TERM ENDING                   PHONE NUMBERS

1.  Mr. Paul Cowan (New Minas)                  2009  (1st)                                       681-         (H)

2.  Rev. Elizabeth Johnson (Port Williams)  2009 (1st)                                        542-5314(H)

3.  Rev. Brian Wheaton (Morristown)          2009  (1st)  (C)                                847-9565(O)

4.  Mrs. Barbara Cumby (Hall’s Harbour)  2010 (1st)                                        678-8477(H)

5.  Mrs. Barbara Munro (Scotch Village)     2010 (1st)                                        757-2258 (H)

6.  Mrs. Ethel Beers (New Minas)                 2011 (2nd)                                        681-2507(H)

7.  Mrs. Tracy Burgess (Windsor)                 2011 (1st)                                        792-1955(H)

 

Ex-Officio:

Regional Minister - Rev. Ron Baxter (Wolfville)           542-4105 (H/O)

Association ABW President – Mrs. Sandra Ward (Wolfville)  542-2461

 

VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL REPRESENTATIVE

 

NAME                            PHONE NUMBERS

1. Rev. David Ogilvie (Port Williams)                                              542-3495(O) 678-5473(H)       

 

 

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STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                            TERM ENDING                      PHONE NUMBERS

1.                                                                                        2009 (1st)

2.                                                                                        2009 (1st)

3.  Rev. Clarence Bungay (So Rawdon)            2010 (2nd)                               757-2380 (H)

4.  Mr. Marshall Jones (Bethany Memorial)    2010 (2nd)          691-1825(C) 678-6386(H)

5.  Mr. Ronald Higgins (Centreville)                 2011 (1st)                                 678-5312(H)

6.  Rev. Don Rafuse (Aylesford)                         2011 (2nd)                               679-0799 (H) 

                                                                           

Ex-Officio:

Treasurer – Kingswood Camp Committee     Treasurer – Association

 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE

 

NAME                    TERM ENDING                                                 PHONE NUMBERS

1. Mrs. Nancy Armstrong (Kentville)              2009 (1st)                                 542-3667(H)

2. Rev. Clyde Lowe (Aylesford)                        2009 (1st)                                  847-3430(H)

3. Rev. Johan Eichhorn (Windsor)                   2010 (1st)                                 792-1984(H)

4. Lic. Jan McGuire (Harmony)                      2011 (1st)                                  542-1362(H)

 

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                                          TERM ENDING             PHONE NUMBERS

1. Mrs. Marilyn Herber (Kentville)                  2009 (1st)                                 679-2387(H)

2. Rev. Mark Shaw (Gaspereau)                       2009 (1st)           542-9174(O) 542-7091(H) 

3. Mrs. Geraldine Browning (Gibson Woods) 2010 (1st)                                 582-7062(H)                                 

4. Mrs. Florence Swinamer  (Up. Vaughan)     2010 (1st)                                798-2496(H)

5. Lic. Chuck McGuire (Harmony)                  2011 (1st)                                 542-1362(H)

6. Rev. Michael Shreve (Forest Hill)                 2011 (1st)                                 542-9449(H)

                                                 

CHAPLAINCY COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                                TERM ENDING                     PHONE NUMBERS

1. Rev. David Ogilvie (Port Williams)             2009 (2nd)          678-5473(H) 542-3495(O)

2. Rev. Virginia DeAdder (Mount Denson)     2009 (1st)                                678-7253(H)

3. Rev. June Keddy (Scott’s Bay)                      2010 (1st)  [C]                        678-3946(H)

4. Emerson Thorpe (Pereaux)                           2010 (1st)                                582-3925(H)

5. Mrs. Faye MacDonald (Black Rock)           2011 (1st)                                 538-9600(H)

6. Rev. Marilyn Rose (Berwick)                       2011 (2nd)          538-3729(O) 538-3723(H)

 

Ex-Officio: Valley Regional Hospital Representative

 

CONVENTION EXAMINING COUNCIL

 

NAME                                          TERM ENDING                         PHONE NUMBERS

1. Rev. John S. Beers (New Minas)            2010 (1st)            681-2507(H)   679-8211(C)

2. Rev. Judith Gates (Wolfville)                 2010 (1st)                                     542-3998(H)  

 

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Alternates:

1. Mrs. Eugenie Trites (Wolfville)              2010 (2nd)                                         542-9172(H)

2. Rev. Gerald Zinck (Kentville)                2010 (1st)                                          679-5673(H)

 

CONVENTION DELEGATES FOR 2009

 

[To be nominated at the Spring Association]

 

REGION 2 WORKING GROUP

 

NAME                                             TERM ENDING                          PHONE NUMBERS

1.  Pastor Sterling Gosman (New Minas)      2009 (1st)              681-7683(O) 678-4782(H)

2.  Rev. Thelma McLeod (Aldershot)             2011 (1st)              678-6755 (O) 678-8414(H) 

3.            

 

GLADYS MANNING RETIREMENT  COMMUNITY

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                              TERM ENDING                         PHONE NUMBERS

1. Mrs. Evangeline MacLeod (Windsor)     2009 (2nd)                                   798-2958 (H)

2. Mrs. Mary Hopkins (Falmouth)               2010 (2nd)                                     792-1661 (H)

3. Dr. John Bartol (Windsor)                        2008 (2nd)                                    798-1061(H)

 

 

THE  REV. DON EHLER MEMORIAL CHAPLAINCY FUND

 

NAME                                                                                                  PHONE NUMBERS

1.  Mr. Derek Ehler (Windsor)  [C                                                                    757-2344(H)

3.  Mrs. Pearl McCLare (Falmouth)                                                                798-2135(H)                            

4.  Mr. David Rafuse (Upper Vaughan)                                                            542-7113(H)

 

 

KINGSWOOD CAMP COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                             TERM ENDING                      PHONE NUMBERS

  1.                                                                         2009 (1st)

  2. Wayne Marriott (Centreville)                       2009 (2nd)                           681-6476(H)

  3. Mr. Alan Haley (So. Rawdon)                      2010 (2nd)                            757-2340(H)

  4. Rev. David Woodworth (Centreville)          2010 (1st)      678-1946(O)  678-5883(H)

  5. Vincent Leung (Port Williams)                    2010 (2nd)                            542-5415(H)

  6. Mr. Allison Magee (Berwick)                       2011 (1st) [C]                       538-8559(H) 

  7. Mr. Adam Pearce (Windsor)                        2011 (1st)                             792-1955(H)                                                                          

  8. Laurie Hennigar (Centreville)                      2011 (1st)                             582-3339(H)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  From Annapolis -Digby Association

  9. Rev. Mark Reece (Paradise)                       2010 (1st)                            584-3907(H)

10.                                                                        2010 (1st)

11.                                                                        2011 (1st)

12.                                                                        2011 (1st)

 

KINGSWOOD CAMP TRUSTEES

 

1. Alan Haley

2. Vincent Leung

3.  Allison Magee

4. Mr. Wayne Marriott

5. Adam Pearce

 

YOUTH ASSOCIATION

Rev. Pamela Estey, Chairperson       542-0097        Pastor Jon Dixon            681-7683

Mrs. Marion Jamer, Vice-Chair       684-0044          

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

 

NAME                                               TERM ENDING                  PHONE NUMBERS         

1. Mrs. Cherylann Dempsey (Morristown)      2009 (1st)                           847-9797(H)

2. Rev. John S. Beers (New Minas)                   2010 (1st)                           681-2507(H)

3. Mrs. Carol Bartol (Windsor)                        2011 (1st)                            798-1061(H) 

4. Mrs. Ellen Saunders (Centreville)                2011 (2nd)                           679-6539(H)

                

The Past Moderator is acting Chair and an automatic member of this committee.

 

The Spring session for our Association

will be held Saturday, May 3, 2009

at Morristown Baptist Church

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Rev. Barbara Cochran,

Chairperson

 

The mailing address for the Association: 

      EVBA

      9064 Commercial St.,

      PO Box 10023

      New Minas, NS 

      B4N 5K1                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

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Eastern Valley Baptist Association

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative Income Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual Jan 01, 2008 to Oct 20, 2008

 

Actual Jan 01, 2007 to Oct 20, 2007

 

Difference

 

REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Allotments

 

14,019.21

 

15,461.22

-1,442.01

 

Convention rebate

 

6,529.03

 

9,190.47

-2,661.44

 

D Ehler Memorial Fund - Interest

1,005.32

 

0.00

1,005.32

 

Association offerings

 

525.30

 

607.30

-82.00

 

Kingswood - general

 

200.00

 

100.00

100.00

 

Interest income

 

0.00

 

231.34

-231.34

 

NS Government-Young Offenders

0.00

 

17,161.17

-17,161.17

 

Chaplaincy-Grand View Manor

 

5,400.00

 

5,300.00

100.00

 

Total revenue

 

27,678.86

 

48,051.50

-20,372.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL REVENUE

 

27,678.86

 

48,051.50

-20,372.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and Administrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaplaincy committee

 

20.00

 

75.00

-55.00

 

Evangelism committee

 

140.00

 

193.40

-53.40

 

Mission Committee

 

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

Leadership Development

 

65.52

 

49.04

16.48

 

Stewardship Committee

 

33.30

 

0.00

33.30

 

Social Action committee

 

784.66

 

495.70

288.96

 

Postage

 

33.23

 

87.33

-54.10

 

Region 2 Working Group

 

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

Convention delegates

 

625.00

 

98.00

527.00

 

Association meeting expenses

 

73.41

 

121.07

-47.66

 

Registry of Joint Stocks

 

26.70

 

0.00

26.70

 

Miscellaneous

 

128.87

 

126.33

2.54

 

Travel (Moderator/other)

 

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

Web page

 

303.50

 

303.50

0.00

 

Total general and administrative

2,234.19

 

1,549.37

684.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payroll expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaplains

 

18,779.84

 

18,676.26

103.58

 

Chaplaincy supply

 

50.00

 

150.00

-100.00

 

Retirement Gift

 

100.00

 

0.00

100.00

 

Young Offenders Chaplaincy

 

0.00

 

14,080.96

-14,080.96

 

Kingswood Director

 

9,000.00

 

9,000.00

0.00

 

Continuing education

 

144.56

 

0.00

144.56

 

EI Expense

 

455.15

 

825.40

-370.25

 

CPP Expense

 

193.17

 

423.27

-230.10

 

EAP/Life Ins/Med & Dental/LTD/AD

0.00

 

2,121.81

-2,121.81

 

Pension Plan

 

0.00

 

675.84

-675.84

 

Total Payroll Expense

 

28,722.72

 

45,953.54

-17,230.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Donations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingswood-Sub Committee

 

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

Kingswood- Donation

 

5,200.00

 

5,000.00

200.00

 

Church assistance

 

2,500.00

 

1,000.00

1,500.00

 

Total grants and donations

 

7,700.00

 

6,000.00

1,700.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EXPENSE

 

38,656.91

 

53,502.91

-14,846.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME

 

-10,978.05

 

-5,451.41

-5,526.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Valley Baptist Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative Balance Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at Oct 20, 2008

 

As at Oct 20, 2007

 

Difference

 

 

ASSET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current account

3,420.44

 

425.42

 

2,995.02

 

 

Atlantic Baptist Foundation (4%)

13,131.09

 

11,891.31

 

1,239.78

 

 

Total Cash

 

16,551.53

 

12,316.73

4,234.80

 

 

Accounts Receivable

 

0.00

 

5,720.39

-5,720.39

 

 

Total current assets

 

16,551.53

 

18,037.12

-1,485.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingswood camp property

 

0.00

 

177,062.00

-177,062.00

 

 

Total  Capital Assets

 

0.00

 

177,062.00

-177,062.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSET

 

16,551.53

 

195,099.12

-178,547.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

 

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

 

EI Payable

79.92

 

40.17

 

39.75

 

 

CPP Payable

29.80

 

14.90

 

14.90

 

 

Federal Income Tax Payable

129.08

 

16.89

 

112.19

 

 

Total Receiver General

 

238.80

 

71.96

166.84

 

 

HST Charged on Sales

0.00

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

HST Paid on Purchases

-30.78

 

-20.14

 

-10.64

 

 

 HST Owing (Refund)

 

-30.78

 

-20.14

-10.64

 

 

Total Current liabilities

 

208.02

 

51.82

156.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITY

 

208.02

 

51.82

156.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURPLUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus - Previous Year

 

27,321.56

 

200,498.71

-173,177.15

 

 

Current Earnings

 

-10,978.05

 

-5,451.41

-5,526.64

 

 

TOTAL SURPLUS

 

16,343.51

 

195,047.30

-178,703.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY

 

16,343.51

 

195,047.30

-178,703.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

16,551.53

 

195,099.12

-178,547.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generated On: Oct 20, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eastern Valley Baptist Association

 

 

Budget 2009

2

 

 

 

 

3

REVENUE

Budget 2009

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

Total

 

 

 

6

Church Allotments

29000

 

 

7

Convention rebate

9000

 

 

8

D Ehler Memorial Fund - Interest

2000

 

 

9

Association offerings

1100

 

 

10

Interest income

500

 

 

11

Chaplaincy-Grand View Manor

7200

 

 

12

Total revenue

48800

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

14

EXPENSE

 

 

 

15

General and Administrative

 

 

 

16

Chaplaincy committee

100

 

 

17

Evangelism committee

200

 

 

18

Mission Committee

100

 

 

19

Leadership Development

100

 

 

20

Stewardship Committee

100

 

 

21

Social Action committee

1400

 

 

22

Postage

100

 

 

23

Region 2 Working Group

200

 

 

24

Convention delegates

350

 

 

25

Association meeting expenses

300

 

 

26

Registry of Joint Stocks

30

 

 

27

Miscellaneous

130

 

 

28

Travel (Moderator/other)

200

 

 

29

Web page

425

 

 

30

Total general and administrative

3735

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

32

Payroll expenses

 

 

 

33

Chaplains

25771

 

 

34

Chaplaincy supply

450

 

 

35

Retirement Gifts

100

 

 

36

Travel Allowance

300

 

 

37

Kingswood Director

9000

 

 

38

Continuing education

400

 

 

39

EI Expense

1000

 

 

40

CPP Expense

500

 

 

41

Total Payroll Expense

37521

 

 

42

 

 

 

 

43

Grants and Donations

 

 

 

44

Kingswood- Donation

5000

 

 

45

Church assistance

2500

 

 

46

Total grants and donations

7500

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

48

TOTAL EXPENSE

48756

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

50

NET INCOME

44

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

52

Generated On: Oct 03, 2008