UPSTREAM. Annual gathering of licensed workers and spouses of Western Canadian District C&MA. Together, experiencing the depth of God’s love for us!
“There you and your families will feast in the presence of the Lord your God, and you will rejoice in all you have accomplished because the Lord your God has blessed you.” Deuteronomy 12:7 NLT
Today my heart is full of celebration and gratitude to you for the way that you have led over the spring and summer; two distinct seasons of massive change due to the barrage of ramifications of COVID-19 on your lives and ministries. Well done!! I am very cognizant at this time of year that if there ever was a time that we would need our regularly scheduled pastors prayer retreat it would be this year. You have worked so hard, through so much complexity. I think a corporate time of rest and renewal across our district will be much needed the week of November 2-5. So I am writing (and giving a short video) as a request to you to recognize November 2-5 as a holy week — to find creative ways to pushback from your regular life and ministry responsibilities for a few days of reflection, rest, renewal, repose. Perhaps you could arrange for someone to nurture your children that week? Perhaps you could go to Retreat Centre or find another conducive environment? Perhaps you could team up with a few other WCD pastors to do so in community? Would you consider blocking your schedule November 2-5 to make space for God, along with some others? Our office will provide some resources and ideas to make this a meaningful week for you. We hope to close the time with either a pre-recorded or live communion service on Thursday, November 5. Let’s do this!! SAVE THE DATES: November 2-5, 2020
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