the Eastern Valley Baptist Association
at First Cornwallis United Baptist Church
Canard, N. S.
May 3, 2008
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
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
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
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.
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: (Rev. Ellen Hunt/Rev. Darryl Dykens) moved
the renewal of Association licenses (for those listed in the
Leadership Development Report).
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
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.
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
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.
Bette Smith, Assistant Clerk