the Eastern Valley Association
at Windsor United Baptist
November 3, 2007
and visitors attended from 28 churches.
Singspiration and devotional (John 11:1-16) by host Pastor
Rev. Daniel Jamer.
Moderator Barb Cochran opened the business meeting at 9:00
am with Prayer and welcomed everyone. Rules of Order were
read by clerk Sheila Allen.
Minutes were circulated.
Motion: Sharon Leighton/Carol Dykens – the minutes
approved as circulated. Moderator Barb declared minutes
Correspondence: Regrets from Rev Freda MacDonald and
expressing thanks for being a delegate to convention.
Evangelism Committee – as printed
Leadership & Development Committee – Committee will
be meeting October 9th and 16th at ADC with those receiving
or renewing their licenses.
Motion: Ellen Hunt/Rev Allison Trites licenses to
minister be granted.
Renewal of Association Licenses: Patrick Caldwell,
Geoff deJong, Sterling Gosman, Wilma Janzen, Devin Johnstone,
Chris Keizer, Charles McGuire, Darren Millett, Brian Reid,
Michael Shreve and Mark Sypher.
New Association License: Deborah Ripley-Cater
Missions Committee - Reported they will be meeting
with the Mission Churches.
Regional Minister’s Report: Several Induction and
Ordination Services held from September 30, 2007 to November
in the New Year:
March 8th – Rawdon United Baptist Church invites Deacons and
Pastors for a Deacon and Pastors Seminar.
The third Wednesday of each month is the Ministerial
November 7, 2007, workshop at Avonport Baptist Church, Dr.
Beckett will not be able to be here. Regional II committee
met last week. Nominating committee meets on Wednesday.
Randy Legassie published a book “Handbook – For Part Time
Ministry”. There will be a workshop at Avonport Baptist
Church on November 8th. Those attending today were asked to
pick up the “Growing Healthy Churches” brochures which have
the year end review.
Reported there are twenty one taking the Lay Pastor Training
Representatives from Convention will be at the New Minas
on Thursday, Feb 21st from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
Social Action Committee - Hedley Hopkins spoke for
this committee. Dan Gibson expressed his appreciation for
the Report booklets but expresses not enough time at
Association meeting to read them in advance.
Rev Don Ehler Chaplaincy Fund: Dan Jamer – West Hants
have a musical night once a month. There is one on November
25th, offering goes to this fund.
David Rafuse – treasurer of the fund spoke on this
report. Like to see more support from the churches.
Stewardship Committee - Phil Locke reported plans are
on the way for a treasurers’ Workshop. He is looking at
possible dates and will notify the treasurers.
Sharon Leighton noticed churches are not giving their
allotment to association, perhaps more emphasis needs to be
put on the work of the Association.
Kingswood Camp Report: Looking for people who want to
know Jesus Christ. Camp is available for rest of the year.
Many of the staff are remaining the same. The camp received
every grant they put in for. Daivd Longley (Annapolis
County) is in charge of the camp rentals.
Treasurer’s Report: by Bob Douglas
Reported Chaplain Gerry Bezanson was funded by Government
except for Benefits.
Motion: Bob Douglas/Phil Locke to accept this report.
Motion: Dan Gibson/Belle Daves the booklets be sent
out two weeks before the meeting.
Armstrong expressed thanks to executive. Motion was carried.
10:30 am – Refreshment Break
10:55 am – Resumed by singing a hymn
Collections - $573.51 Pastor Barb Cochran gave the Offertory
Rev Marc Potvin spoke about the Don Ehler Fund. June Keddy,
Chairperson for our Association Chaplaincy Committee,
introduced Debra Mosher, the new Chaplain at Dykeland Lodge,
as the Association Speaker.
Chaplain Debra Mosher was going to have a resident from
Dykeland come along but the resident was unable to attend.
Debra spoke on behalf of the important ministry at Dykeland.
Rev Marc Potvin reported Debra does 8 hours a week plus she
volunteers 16 – 20 hours, also at Dykeland. Chaplain Debra
expressed appreciation to Rev. Eliz Johnson who had been
chaplain at Dykeland for many years and gave excellent
leadership and ministry.
Rev Marc said a prayer for Debra and her ministry.
Chaplaincy Committee Report: June Keddy thanked Rev.
Jeffrey White for
his years of service on the committee.
for Incorporation of Kingswood Camp – John Beers, on
behalf of this subcommittee, referred to the report in the
booklet and stressed the importance of the work being done
as a preparation for incorporation.
Moderator’s Report – Moderator Barbara Cochran
expressed appreciation for the privilege of serving and
referred those present to her report.
Motion: Dan Jamer/Darrel Dykens to accept all
reports. Motion carried.
Nominating Committee Report – presented by John
Dr. Glen Wooden accepts position as Vice-Moderator and
birthday wishes were extended to him as today is his
A couple of Corrections were made as to appointments on the
Social Action and Chaplaincy committees.
Rev David Woodworth’s name was added to the Kingswood Camp
Rev Marilyn Rose (Berwick), being new to the Association
and, as an appointee to one of the committees’ was asked to
stand and be recognized.
Motion: John Beers/Phil Locke to adopt the nominating
Budget for 2008 was presented by Bob Douglas.
Motion: Bob Douglas/Phil Locke the budget be adopted.
Sunday, November 4th at Upper Vaughans for Veterans. Also,
November 4th at 3:00 pm – 150th Anniversary of South Rawdon
United Baptist Church – Special Guests – “Sonlight”
Cornwallis is 200 years young. Old Fashion Song Service on
Sunday, November 4th at 7:00 pm.
Parent and Teen
Mission Tour on March 7 – 15, 2008 (March break)
Toronto, Ontario. $785.00 per person; 13 – 18 years at
Dufferin St Baptist
Bring own sleeping bag.
Avenue Baptist, Young Street Mission. Deadline – December
1st, 2007, maximum of 30 people
The question came up about Church Assistance – How to apply
it from Missions Committee. At present, we have four
churches receiving ministry grants.
Reported that Rev Thomas McGaw passed away.
Spring Association on May 3rd, 2008, at First Cornwallis
United Baptist Church.
Closing Prayer given by Past Moderator – Rev. John Beers.
Mrs. Sheila Allen, Clerk