Tidings – Canada

British Columbia

Squamish, On October 3, a well attended conference was held which was an encouragement to the assembly. John Abernethy, Bryan Funston and John Slabaugh shared in the ministry.


Edmonton, A married couple and a young sister were recently received into assembly fellowship, bringing joy to the saints.

Fort McMurray, The September conference was excellent with timely ministry. Following the conference, John Grant and Sam Jennings had two weeks of gospel meetings with several souls professing.


Roseisle, To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the planting of the assembly, a conference was held on October 2-4. The High School auditorium in Carmen was filled for the meetings. Six brethren took part in ministry and gospel. Two brethren recounted their early days in Roseisle and Robert Boyle told of recent years. Norman Crawford gave an account of the early gospel pioneers and Harold Paisley gave teaching on the local assembly

Winnipeg, A couple, recently baptized, have been received into assembly fellowship, bringing joy to the saints.


Amstein, The conference on September 19-20 was well attended. An excellent spirit prevailed and ten brethren gave helpful ministry. Harold Paisley and Norman Crawford opened Bible readings on John 15 and 20. Norman Crawford and Brian Crawford began gospel meetings at the conference, with unsaved attending nightly.

Chapman Valley, Nine brethren took part in ministry at the profitable conference on September 26-27. Murray McLeod and Harold Paisley opened the Bible readings.

Chatham, The saints enjoyed a week of ministry by James Beattie as well as two nights of ministry by Timothy Kember.

Gore Bay, On August 29, the saints commemorated the 50th anniversary of the planting of the assembly. Appreciated ministry was given by A. Adams, K. Moore, A. Fletcher, B. Crawford, R. Clark and E. Sarlo. in September, David Booth visited for a Lord’s day and gave a report on the work in Russia the following evening.

Lake Shore, Alex Dryburgh gave an appreciated visit on August 9. Harold Paisley visited on the weekend of August 29 and 30 with the Lord blessing in salvation. Frank Sona (Guelph) had a week of children’s meetings with good ttendance and some parents present. Milton, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which William Metcalf and Eugene Badgley expect to begin on November 1.

Sault Ste. Marie, The conference proved to be a very profitable time with eight of the Lord’s servants taking part in ministry and gospel. The Bible readings on the Spirit filled life were helpful and greatly enjoyed. Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Timothy Walker will be starting in a secondary school on November 1.

St. Marys, Three teenagers were baptized in September and Peter Orasuk was present for this happy event. The saints enjoyed a visit from Jack Nesbitt in August and expected Ken Moore for four nights in October.

Strongville, Prayer is requested for a gospel series to commence in Novemher with William McBride and Gary Sharp.

Toronto, On October 4, Eric McCullough and Peter Orasuk concluded three weeks of encouraging gospel meetings at Broadview with blessing in salvation.

Unionville, Peter Orasuk commenced a week of topical Bible readings on October 5.

Nova Scotia

Halifax, Robert McIlwaine had a week of well attended and appreciated ministry meetings in September.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, The assembly enjoyed a visit from David Booth who reported on missionary work both in Costa Rica and Russia. Brother Booth also visited a number of other assemblies in the Maritimes.

Rosebank, Prayer is requested for gospel meetings which William Bingham and David Hunt plan to begin on November 1.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Flowers Cove, Wallace Buckle and Alex Dryburgh expected to start gospel meetings following the Parsons Pond conference in late October.

Fogo, More than 100 attended the September conference. Help was given by Marvin Derksen, Bryan Funston, Walter Gustafson, David Hunt, Bert Joyce, Bryan Joyce and Peter Mathews. Following the conference, brother Funston remained for three nights of ministry. While in Newfoundland for three weeks, our brother visited a number of assemblies and gave appreciated ministry.

Gander, On September 12, an all day Bible reading was held on the subject of Fellowship with help given by Bryan Funston, Walter Gustafson and Bryan Joyce. On September 27, the saints rejoiced to see a man obey the Lord in the waters of baptism.

Gander Bay, As a follow up to the summer open air work, local brethren rented a building in the Fredrickton area and commenced gospel meetings on September 30.

Templeman, Walter Gustafson and Bryan Joyce were encouraged by the interest during a gospel series which closed on September 29.

Tidings – U.S.A.


Arlington, The three day Labor Day weekend conference was very profitable with six full time preachers present. The Lord’s people were encouraged, edified and challenged to live lives more for God’s glory. John Slabaugh was expected for ministry in late September.


Los Angeles, Two weeks of ministry meetings by Francisco Sagaztume (Guatemala) were an encouragement to the saints. He also visited a small assembly on the outskirts of Mexicali, Mexico and gave much needed encouragement there as well.

San Diego, The assembly enjoyed several nights of ministry by John McDowell as well as his report on the work in Australia.

New Mexico

Albuquerque, The saints appreciated one week of ministry meetings by Jim Webb in September.


Antioch, Fred Krauss expected to commence a series in the gospel.

Dunkerton, In August, a young lady obeyed the Lord in baptism, giving encouragement to the assembly. A gospel outreach commenced in September in Eransdale. Helped by several brethren, Donald Wardell held 19 series (five days each) of children’s meetings in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin during the summer, using a portable trailer.

Garnavillo, A mini conference was held on September 12 and 13. David Oliver and Tom Baker were present and the subject was Responsibility and Privilege of being in God’s Assembly. The saints also enjoyed visits by Alex Joyce on August 30 and Murray McCandless on September 16.

Hitesville, The assembly had an appreciated visit by James Allen for a week in early September. The conference in mid September was very good with the Person of Christ exalted, assembly truths plainly presented and personal Christian living emphasized.

Postville, Tom Baker commenced gospel meetings in Spanish in a community building in September. At last report, six had professed. Postville is 26 miles from Garnavillo.


Kansas City, The Labor Day conference was profitable with ministry given by Phillip Harding, Alex Dryburgh, David Rodgers, Dave Richards and Jim Webb. Brother Harding remained for two nights after the conference for ministry which was enjoyed by all. Robert Orr and Joel Portman expected to start gospel meetings on October I 1.


Livonia, Prayer is requested for a gospel series which Marvin Derksen and Peter Orasuk expect to commence in early November.

Saginaw, At an all day meeting on October 4, the saints in Saginaw and surrounding assemblies were encouraged with ministry by Jack Nesbitt and Stuart Thompson. The assembly planned a week of children’s meetings with Dan Shutt commencing October 12.


Akron, The Labor Day weekend conference was extremely good with ministry given by 10 of the Lord’s servants. About 650 were present including very many young believers. Dale Vitale was with the assembly for a Seed Sowers distribution.

Clyde, The believers appreciated visits from John Slabaugh and Gary Sharp.

Mansfield, Robert Surgenor was with the assembly for a Lord’s day and two nights of ministry. William Seale also visited for three nights.


Hatboro, Tom Wright was with the assembly for ministry meetings on September 28 and 29. He also visited Bryn Mawr on September 30 and October 3, and Pennsauken on October I and 2.

Indiana, Harold Paisley gave a much appreciated visit to the saints on the weekend of September 13.

McKeesport, In September, the assembly enjoyed having Gene Higgins on the 6th, Tom Baker on the 9th and Harold Paisley on the 14th.

New Jersey

Livingston, Gene Higgins spent Lord’s day, September 13 with the assembly Midland Park, The saints were encouraged during the conference. P. Harding, E. Higgins, M. McCandless, T. Meekin (N. Ireland), D. Oliver, J. Portman and T. Wright gave helpful and practical ministry. The assembly will appreciate prayer for gospel meetings to begin on November I with David Oliver and Eugene Higgins.


Brookfield, The Area Bible readings resumed on September 13 with Acts 6 under consideration.


Methuen, Gene Higgins was with the assembly for the Bible reading on September 20 on Psalm 2. On the same day, gospel meetings by David Oliver and Gene Higgins began with some from the area present as a result of a distribution of Seed Sewers and invitations.

Saugus, Tom Wright visited during the week of October 5 and hoped to work further with contacts from Brazil.

Watertown, Some visitors from the neighborhood attended the monthly afternoon gospel meeting taken by Frank Tornaquindici and David Oliver.

West Springfield, Frank Tornaquindici has been visiting the assembly on Wednesday nights and giving help in ministry.


Hardwick, The believers were encouraged to have six brethren present to minister at the conference: L. Buote, A. Hull, W Lavery, K. Nicholson, G.P Taylor and K. Taylor.


Augusta, During the past month, the addition of five believers to the assembly has given great encouragement.

Tidings – Other Countries


Ardmore, At the annual one day conference, ministry was given by J. Hutchinson, J. Allen and J. Wishart. Missionary reports were given by T. Gilpin and 1. Burness.

Ballymoney, R. McKeown and C. Law conunenced gospel meetings in September.

Belfast, Recently, A. McShane gave helpful ministry in Windsor assembly and also in Coleraine.

Bleary, T. McNeill and G. Patterson continue in the gospel.

Bridgetown, G. Stewart and S. McClay had a short spell of gospel meetings.

Burnside, Recently, H. Wilson and T. Meekin had a profitable gospel series.

Crossgar, R. Fairley and B. Glendinning are preaching the gospel in a portable hall.

Currian, A good number were present at the annual conference and heard ministry by W. Nesbitt, D. Kane, A. Davidson and 1. Stewart.

Kells, In this village in which his father was raised, Robert Surgenor expected to commence gospel meetings in October with David Gilliland sharing in this effort.

Killycurragh, The annual conference was well attended and ministry was given by a number of brethren.

Larne, Large numbers were in attendance at the annual conference. Bible readings from the Epistle to the Hebrews were conducted by A. McShane, S. Ferguson, E. Parmenter and F. Tornaquindici. Various brethren gave ministry and missionary reports. Frank Tornaquindici gave helpful and appreciated ministry in a number of assemblies in the province during his short visit.

Lungs, The annual conference was well attended with a number of the Lord’s servants ministering to His people.

Monaghan, J. Thompson and J. Kells commenced gospel meetings in September.

Portadown, Following the gospel series with E. McCullough here, A. Davidson had a week of ministry meetings.


Valdivia, August 15 marked a milestone for the assembly as the first conference was held in the new hall.


On September 21, Dave Richards and Louis Smith journeyed to Russia for 11 weeks. Our brethren plan to visit the three assemblies in Siberia and to preach the gospel wherever possible.

St. Lucia

Jack Nesbitt and Jack Gould planned to leave for St. Lucia on October 17 to give help on the Island for a number of weeks.

Conferences, D.V.

San Diego, California

January 1, 2 and 3 in the Gospel Hall, 4646 Twain Avenue, with meetings at 10, 2 and 7. Prayer meeting on December 31 at 7:30 p.m. Bible readings on 1 John I and 2 on Friday and Saturday mornings. Corr. William Smith, 5005 La Dorna St., San Diego, CA 92115, (619) 582-2109. Hall (619) 280-7021.

Hitesville, Iowa

January I in the Gospel Hall, RR, Aplington, IA, beginning at 10 a.m. Corr. Dr. Larry L. Brandt, PO Box 683, Parkersburg, IA 50665, (319) 346-1084.

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

November 28 and 29 in Colonial Elementary School, Plymouth Meeting, PA. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30,2:30 and 7. On Lord’s day, Breaking of Bread at 10. Prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Gospel Hall, 10 North Summit Grove Ave. Corr. Harold Stewart, (610) 825-0384.

Saugus, Massachusetts

December 5 and 6 in the Gospel Hall, 213 Walnut Street, just east of Route 1. Prayer meeting on Friday at 8 p.m. Meetings on Saturday at 10:30,2:30 and 6:30. Breaking of Bread at 10. Corr. Joe Procopio, 11 Forest St., Saugus, MA 01906, (781) 233-5780. Accom: Austin Gurney, (781) 233-8061. Hall (781) 2335570.

Kindly remember:

Bolton, ON – Nov. 21

Oil Springs, ON – Nov. 14 and 15

Oshawa, ON – Nov. 14

Fredericton, NB – Nov. 29

Blues Mills, NS – Nov. 14 and 15

Phoenix, AZ – Nov. 26-29

Stout, Iowa – Nov. 26

Change of Address

Alex Dryburgh, 4326 Waterford Crescent, Mississauga, ON, L5R 2B2. Note: Incorrect street number was reported in last month’s magazine.

William Halliday, PO Box 10061, Chingola, Zambia

Douglas Howard, 929A Coverdale Rd. Riverview, NB, ElC 8J6, phone (506) 386-3534

Jim Jarvis, 21 Glencastle Sq., Brampton, ON, L6S 2H8

Shad Kember Jr., Apartado 398, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Allan LeBlanc, 186 Main New Denmark Rd., New Denmark, NB, E7G 2B6

Jonathan Procopio, 219 Kingsley Rd., Estey’s Bridge, NB, E3A 6CI

Tom Wright, C.P. 308, 96800-970 Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Change of Address of Correspondent

Gore Bay, Ontario, Mike Younan, 10 Van Horn Street, Gore Bay, ON, POP 1HO

Change of Location of Gospel Hall

Montral, Qubec, Assemble Chrtienne du Centre-Sud deMontral now meets at 4215 Beaubien Est, Montr6al, Qu6bec, HIT IS5. The correspondent is Yvon Audet, 630, rue Cortina, Auteuil, Qu6bec, H7K 3L5, phone (450) 963-1608

With Christ

Mrs. Marjorie Moon of Calgary, Alberta on June 29. Marjorie was born in Swan River, Manitoba and born again at age 12. She and her husband Ernest lived and raised their family in Treheme, Manitoba and then moved to Roseisle where they were in fellowship for many years. Her life was marked by faithfulness, consistency and hospitality. Her prayers and cheerful disposition will be missed. She leaves behind her husband, seven children and their spouses, 30 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, most of whom have accepted her Lord.

Mrs. Thelma Haack of Stout, Iowa on August 6. Our dear sister and her husband were saved in 1928 in meetings at Stout by the late Oliver Smith. Shortly after, they were received into fellowship and continued until their homecalls. Her husband predeceased her in 1970. She leaves three sons and two daughters as well as many grandchildren, some not yet saved. The funeral service was shared by Russell Nesbitt and Richard Van Mill.

Marie Lizzotte of Wallaceburg, ON on August 13, age 83. Our dear sister was a consistent and faithful member of the assembly for many years. Attending meetings with her youngest son, she realized her need of a Saviour, but struggled with Catholicism and good works. At the age of 63, she finally rested on the finished work of Christ, after a home visit from James Beattie in 1976. She loved her Saviour and the fellowship of the Christians.Although memory failed her in the end, she still remembered the Scriptures. Pray for her family as there are still unsaved children.

Ada Lennon of Unionville, ON on September 1, age 85. Our sister was born and born again in N. Ireland. With two of her sisters, she immigrated to Canada in 1951 and moved to Hamilton when she married Elmer Lennon. Prior to moving to Bethany Lodge two years ago, she was in happy fellowship in the Kensington assembly for over 40 years. She was noted for her meek and quiet Spirit, consistent walk, and her interest in the Lord’s people and work. Her husband predeceased her. Of her large family of ten, two sisters remain who share that blessed hope.

Ann (Mrs. George) Arends of Willmar, MN on September 10, age 84, Our dear sister was saved on Sept. 8, 1955 during meetings by Leonard DeBuhr and Oliver Smith in Willmar. Having been a religious person, she appreciated her salvation. Together with her husband, she was among the believers that formed the assembly in Willmar in May 1957. She is survived by her husband George, a son Kenneth, his wife Gloria and three grandchildren, all of whom have that blessed hope. The gospel was presented by Robert Orr to a large number at her funeral.

David Frith of Vancouver, BC on September I 1, age 77. Our dear brother was saved as a young man of 18 in the old Cedar Cottage hall through the preaching of Herb Harris and was later received into fellowship there. From the very start he bore a bright testimony and became involved with the Woodland Drive SS outreach work when he was 19. Throughout the years, he showed a keen interest in the gospel. In April 1955, he moved to Woodland Drive when the assembly was established, where he was a highly respected elder and shepherd for 43 years.

Mrs. Margaret (William) Lavery of Ferndale, Michigan on September 21, age 65, was suddenly called to heaven from Berlin, Vermont. Margaret and her husband were saved after coming to Canada from Northern Ireland 32 years ago. She has been a true helpmeet and fellow worker with her husband William, servant of the Lord. William, three daughters and one son with their spouses and 12 grandchildren deeply mourn her loss. Harold Paisley and Norman Crawford took the very large funeral from the Stark Road Gospel Hall.

Mrs. Dorothy Schwartz of Brodhead, WI on September 24, age 80. Our dear sister was saved during meetings by Fred Mehl near Juda, WI on November 19,1935. She was among 22 believers who formed the assembly in Brodhead in December 1935. Her kindness, love and faithfulness to the assembly were appreciated. Her husband Ralph survives who is also in the assembly from its beginning. Also surviving are two sons, a daughter and their families. One daughter preceded her in death in 1997. Robert Orr took the funeral with a nice number present.

Mrs. Helen (White) Hill of Mount Auburn, MA on September 28, age 96. Our beloved sister was saved reading Exodus 14:13 during meetings by S. McEwen in 1930. Although her husband was not saved until shortly before his death in 1970, she raised her family for the Lord. She was instrumental in seeing her children and others in her family saved. A woman of conviction, she was godly, hearty and consistent. In 1971 she married William Hill. In the Cambridge assembly until 1944, then Cliff Street (later Mount Aubum), she moved to the Longport Home in 1993.

Miss Margaret Rankin of Cleveland, Ohio on September 30, age 83, after a lingering illness that prevented her attendance at meetings. Our beloved sister was born in Alexandria, Scotland and came to Cleveland with her family in 1927. Margaret was saved at gospel meetings in 1930 and went on well in the Addison assembly (later Monticello) for many years. She and her sister Mary, who shares the blessed hope, have lived together since their parents’ death. Her father Robert was a respected elder in the assembly for many years.

Gospel Hall Home for the Aged

The Gospel Hall Home, located in Longport, NJ, currently has rooms available in both the Health Care Unit (for those requiring 24 hour skilled nursing care) and the Residential Unit (for those who are independent or needing little assistance). Admission is open to all who are in an assembly of the Lord’s people, gathered unto the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Home offers quality care in a nurturing and homelike atmosphere. All meetings of the Longport Gospel Hall take place on the premises. Please contact Michael Rauseo at (609) 822-0241 to request an admissions packet or if you have any questions regarding the application process. For the benefit of families who have a continuing care situation, respite care is available in Longport.