Tidings

Canada

Alberta

Calgary: The assembly was able to erect a tent in a central area of the city for gospel meetings shared by Steve and Bryon Myers, for ten days. There were children meetings in the mornings and the interest was good.

Fort McMurray: The annual conference held on August 26-28 had more visitors than usual. The gospel and ministry were shared by E. Armson, J. Gould, J. Ronald, P. Smith, and S. Wells. We seek the prayers of God’s people for the gospel testimony in this city.

British Columbia

Fairview: The assembly held a week of children’s meetings in August with Pete Smith who also gave profitable ministry for three nights. The Fairview and Victoria Drive assemblies enjoyed the visit of Murray Pratt and his family during the month of August.

Surrey: Pete Smith held two weeks of children’s meetings with the Fleetwood assembly with good interest and encouraging numbers.

Vancouver: For the 38th year, the Vancouver assemblies supported the Gospel Booth at the Pacific National Exhibition. This 17-day fair has been a fruitful work, and the Lord is able to bless His Word. Many good conversations were held and thousands of pieces of literature were given out. Two water coolers with the offer of free water attracted many to come in to the booth, or at least receive a literature package.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook: The assembly held a two week series of gospel meetings in the Town Hall in Massey Drive (a suburb of Corner Brook) with Bert Joyce and his son, Stephen. There wasn’t much response from the community itself, but the meetings were well-attended with the evident working of God in the souls of some.

The assemblies in Rocky Harbour and Parsons Pond held outreach open-air meetings in their communities and other locations with the help of local brethren (Snowden Skeffington, Wilson Payne, and others). The assemblies on the west coast also appreciated the ministry of Gaius Goff.

Fogo: Gordon Williams and George Whey had a week of open-air meetings on Fogo Island, August 21-26. Brethren from the assembly shared each night in the meetings. There were a number of people from the Island who stopped by to listen to the gospel.

Gander Bay: Ken Taylor, with his wife, visited for one night of ministry during their visit to Newfoundland.

McIver’s: The assembly had an encouraging two-week series of gospel meetings under canvas with Jim Jarvis and Eric Fowler. There was evident fruit in the gospel.

Nova Scotia

Weaver Settlement: In August, the saints were encouraged when a young sister obeyed the Lord in baptism. James McClelland spoke a timely message with a number of unsaved present to hear the Word.

Ontario

Newbury: Jim Beattie and William Metcalf continued for four weeks with gospel meetings in a tent. The meetings were well-attended, and the Lord granted encouragement with some blessing. On Wednesday night, August 31, a young man who professed in these meetings was baptized before returning to his home in Jamaica. This gave the saints joy.

U.S.A.

Arkansas

Alpena: In August, the assembly welcomed Jerry Jennings who is relocating to this region from Wisconsin, and also appreciated a weekend visit by Craig Saword.

Massachusetts

Watertown: Due to illness of a number of the elderly saints, the Mount Auburn assembly had to cancel this year’s conference in September.

Michigan

Sherman: The saints would greatly appreciate the prayers of God’s people for gospel meetings scheduled to start October 9 with Brian Crawford and Stu Thompson preaching.

Minnesota

Fridley: The saints were cheered by visits from Roy Weber and Robert Orr at their all-day meeting, a good report of the work in El Salvador from Alan Clark, and instructional ministry from George Patterson during the month of August.

New York

Flushing: The believers were blessed with the visit on August 19-21 of Larry Perkins who gave help in ministry and gospel. His visit included the monthly outreach meeting where he preached the gospel to ESL students. Please pray on behalf of the unsaved souls that listened to the gospel.

North Carolina

Denver: The assembly enjoyed a very timely and beneficial two-week visit from Frank Sona, who held one week of children’s meetings on “The Life of Joseph,” and one week of ministry using his chart, “From Egypt to Canaan.”

Oregon

Salem: Please pray for gospel meetings which were planned to commence September 11 with Phil Howard and James McClelland.

Virginia

Crandon: The believers here begin meeting as an assembly on October 9 in full fellowship with the Denver, NC assembly. It has been a joy to have them as part of the Denver assembly for 2 1/2 years. Please pray for wisdom and guidance as they step out in obedience to God’s Word. Over the last month, Crandon enjoyed a one-week series of children’s meetings with Paul Barnhardt, as well as an encouraging gospel series with Frank Sona and David Petterson.

Mexico

Chihuahua: Gilberto Torrens and his family devoted several days in August to distribute texts and tracts in thirteen different towns in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico’s largest state.

Cotaxtla: The hall was full for a gospel meeting held during a brief visit by Craig Saword.

El Barril: Jason Wahls had another five weeks of gospel meetings. Eleonor Mosquera visited for two weeks and was a great help to Shelley as they visited several unsaved ladies that attended the meetings.

Mexico City: The assembly in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl was helped by five sessions of ministry by David Alves, Sr. on the first weekend of August. Three believers were received into fellowship the following Sunday.

Pachuca: The saints here appreciated two ministry meetings by brethren David Alves Jr. and Sr. in early August, and by Paul Thiessen and Timothy Stevenson in early September.

Puerto Vallarta: The assemblies in Coapinole and Ixtapa appreciated gospel preaching, ministry, and reports from David Alves, Jr. during the second half of August.

Santiago: James Dyck appreciates the hard labor of several who have helped in the new hall. The believers appreciated a brief visit from Marcus Cain.

Tepic: The believers were greatly encouraged by a well-attended week of children’s meetings held by local brethren. Marcus Cain also visited the assembly and preached the gospel in the nearby town of El Borrego.

Conferences

Clinton, ON

Oct 1-2, in the Gospel Hall 143 Joseph St. Prayer Meeting Friday, September 30 at 7pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am. Accom: Keith Bachert, Tel: 519 526-7135; E-mail: kjbachert@sympatico.ca; or Larry Schade, Tel: 519 348-9408; E-mail: lbschade18@hotmail.com.

Lindsay, ON

October 2, in the Lindsay Gospel Hall, 5 Howard Ave, Lindsay, ON. Breakfast 8:30am, Bible Reading 9:15am (Subject: Faith – Heb 11:1-10), Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Dinner 12:00pm, Sunday School 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Supper 5pm, Gospel 7pm. Contact: Don Nicholson, Tel 705 374-4883, E-mail: drnmen@yahoo.com.

Sydney Mines, NS

October 8-9, in Memorial High School, Memorial Drive, Sydney Mines. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry Meeting 10am, Prayer/Bible Reading 1:30pm, Ministry 3:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:30am, Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2:15pm, Gospel 7pm, preceded by an open-air meeting. Corr: Junior MacDonald, Tel: 902 568-9839; or Melvin Bonnell, Tel: 902 794-3888. Accom: John Ingram, please call in advance. Tel: 902 794-2691; E-mail: j.p.ingram@ns.sympatico.ca. See www.thegospel.ca for Bible Reading outlines.

Edmonton, AB

October 14-16. The Christians at Connor’s Hill assembly send a warm invitation to their annual conference. Please pray. Contact: Joseph Bowman, josephjbowman@gmail.com; or Mark Richards, jmarkrich2001@yahoo.com.

Niagara Falls, ON

October 15-16, in the Gospel Hall. Friday: Prayer 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Study 1:30pm., Ministry 2:45pm, Gospel 6:45pm., Young People’s 8:15pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Sunday school 11:30am, Ministry 1:30pm, Gospel 4pm. Corr: W. Smith, Tel: 905 354-8272.

Wallaceburg, ON

October 22-23, in the Gospel Hall, 121 Gillard Street. Saturday: Prayer 7:30pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 12 noon, Sunday school 1:15pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony and Gospel 6:30pm. All meetings and meals in the hall. Contact: Charles Workman, Tel: 519 627-8743, E-mail: clworkman@bell.net, Hall 519 627-7637. Please note conference is a week earlier than previous years.

St. John’s, NL

October 28-30, in the Gospel Hall, 47 Smith Avenue. Friday: Prayer/Ministry 7:30pm. All other meetings: site TBA. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10:30am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Bible Reading 11:45am, Ministry 2:15pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: Gary Tarrant; Tel 709 745-5886; E-mail gtarrant@nl.rogers.com.

La Crosse, WI

October 28-30, with Prayer on October 28 at 7:30pm, and Gospel on Lord’s Day at 7pm in the Gospel Hall, 1928 George St. All other meetings at the Logan High School, 1500 Ranger Dr., La Crosse, WI. Meetings on Saturday: 10am, 2 and 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Devotional ministry 9:15am, Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 1:45, Gospel 7pm. Contact: Paul Aspenson, Tel: 608 787-0074, E-mail: aspensonlumber@hotmail.com; or Cal Erickson, Tel: 608 790-7724, E-mail: cberickso@hotmail.com.

Alpena, AR

November 5-6 in the Gospel Hall, 401 Lane Street.  Saturday: Bible Reading (1Tim 4) 1pm, with ministry and Gospel following. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 11:30am, Ministry 1:30pm. For information or accommodations: Fred Stevenson, Tel: 573 201-1282, E-mail: fstev153@embarqmail.com; or Will Trowbridge, Tel: 479 665-4189, E-mail: Will@madisoncounty.net.

London, ON

November 5-6, in the Gospel Hall, 1196 Highbury Ave. Friday: Prayer 8pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am, 2pm, and 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: Philip Lampkin, 98 Moraine Court, London, ON, N6G 4Z1; Tel: 519 472-8747; E-mail: felipe524@execulink.com; Hall: 519 451-8233.

Saskatoon, SK

November 5-6, in the Lawson Heights Gospel Hall, 131 La Ronge Road, with Prayer and Ministry on Friday, November 4, at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 1:30pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 11:15am and 1:30pm, Gospel 7 pm. Inquiries: Murray Buckingham, Tel: 306 477-9117, E-mail: buckinghamms@sasktel.net, Hall 306-249-5044.

Blues Mills, NS

November 12-13, in the Gospel Hall, 34 Mountain Rd. Saturday: Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6:30 pm. Corr: John Bain, E-mail: john@thegospel.ca; Tel: 902 625-2409. See www.thegospel.ca.

Oil Springs, ON

November 12-13, with Prayer, Friday, November 11at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall on Victoria St. All other meetings in the Youth Center, Cor. Hwy. 21 and Victoria St. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Reading 1pm (Isaiah 52:13-Isaiah 53:12), Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony/Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm (Gospel Hall). Corr: Arthur Whitton, RR3, Oil Springs, ON, N0N 1P0; Tel: 519 882-1686.

Oshawa, ON

November 12, in the Gospel Hall, 150 Albert St. Ministry at 2pm and 7pm, with supper served between. Contact Ken Nicholson, Tel: 905 579-7540, E-mail: kn@niseprinting.ca.

Brampton, ON

November 19-20, with Prayer on Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm at the Gospel Hall, 6 Beech St.  All other meetings in the Brampton Fairgrounds, Junior Farmers Hall, 12942 Heart Lake Road.  The conference theme is “Our Walk with Christ” with meetings starting on Saturday at 10am.  Invited speakers:  Marvin Derksen, Jim Jarvis, Bryan Joyce, William Skates, Frank Sona, and Stephen Vance.  Corr: John Selesnic, 18 Dorchester Dr., Brampton, ON, L6T 3C6;  Tel: 905 793-5450; E-mail: john.mar.slsnc@sympatico.ca.

Maberly, ON

November 26, at Wheeler’s Pancake House and Sugar Camp. Directions: Hwy 7 to Maberly; take the Maberly-Elphin Rd. (formerly Cty Rd 36) north to McDonald’s Corners; turn right and follow the signs to Wheeler’s Pancake House. Meetings are at 2:30 and 7pm. Corr: Gordon McLeod, Tel: 613 268-2616.

Phoenix, AZ

November 24-27, with Prayer, Wednesday, November 23 at 7:30pm. Bible Readings in Ephesians 4, 5, and 6 at 10am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. Ministry at 2:30pm each day with Breaking of Bread at 10:30am on the Lord’s Day. Gospel each evening at 7pm. Corr. Clarence Van Der Hart, 8525 W. Northern Ave., Glendale AZ 85305. Tel: 623 872-1007; Hall: 602 253-4932.

Saugus, MA

December 3-4, with Prayer on Friday, December 2 at 7:30pm. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10:30am and 2pm, Gospel 4pm. Lord’s Day: Remembrance Meeting 10am, Sunday school 11:45am, Prayer/Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Accom: David Lusk, Tel: 781 942-7006, or E-mail: luskdanda@yahoo.com. For directions, visit www.walnutstreetgospelhall.com.

Conference Reminders:

Manchester, IA – October 1-2

Sussex, NB – October 1-2

St. Thomas, ON – October 8-9

Brandon, MB – October 10

Vancouver, BC – October 8-10

Blue River, WI – October 14-16

L’Anse au Loup, LB – October 14-16

Terryville, CT – October 14-16

Newington, CT – November 5-6

Bryn Mawr/Hatboro, PA – November 12-13

Change of Address

Alvin Cook: PO Box 882, Maybrook Rd., RR 2, New Liskeard, ON, P0J 1P0; Tel: 705 647-0025.

Crandon Gospel Hall, Crandon, VA: 18 Price Ridge Road, Bland, VA 24315. The correspondent is John Miller, Tel: 540 921-2199. This is a new assembly.

Denver Gospel Hall: 4733 Highway 16 N., Denver, NC 28037.

Dan and Joan Harvey: Mexico Residence: Callejón Carranza 2404–2b, San Luis Río Colorado, C.P. 83448
Sonora, México; Tel: 653 534-0808; Cel: 653 538-3250. US Residence (preferred for mailing): 1932 S Paris Ct, Yuma, AZ 85364; Tel: 928 328-1131; Cell: 928 514-8055.

J. Albert (Bert) Joyce: RR1, Box 174, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 2N2. Phone number remains the same: 709 634-7748.

Change of Correspondent

Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Gospel Hall): Bob Stephens, 3902  S. 352nd Street, Auburn, WA. 98001-9043. Tel: 253 944-1101. E-mail: bobco92@hotmail.com.

Change in Meeting Times

Fridley, MN: Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry 10:30am, Gospel Meeting 11:15am, Sunday school 11:30am.

Langstaff Gospel Hall, Thornhill, ON: Gospel Meeting changed from 7pm to 6:30pm.

Home-calls

Jean Lennox of Cleveland, OH, on June 16, age 82. She was saved as a teenager in Scotland and came to the US in the early 1950s with her older sister Margaret. The rest of her family moved from Kilbirnie, Scotland, to Cleveland, OH in 1954. She had a true servant’s heart, and cared for her father and mother in their sicknesses. Later, she cared for her sister, Wilmar, during her failing health. When Wilmar required nursing home care, Jean visited her sister every day for several hours, and they often sang hymns together. Jean used to say that she thought the Lord’s purpose for her was to care for others. She was in the Monticello Gospel Hall fellowship for several years, and was very consistent in her attendance until her sickness the last few weeks. She leaves a sister and brother, along with nieces and nephews. Her brother Gordon, and niece Sandra, shared reflections of Jean’s life at her funeral. Art Pile took the funeral, and Ron Berquist took the graveside service.

Mrs. Gertie Clingen (née Reilly), N. Ireland, on 6 August, aged 73, after a period of illness. She was saved in 1945 at the tender age of seven and received into fellowship in the Donegal Road assembly. She moved to the Newtownbreda assembly in 1959 when her parents relocated. She was most faithful in attending all assembly meetings and her presence will be missed. Given to hospitality and faithfulness to God, she was a true helpmeet to her husband. She leaves a husband, one son, two daughters, and their spouses, all in assembly fellowship, and five grandchildren. Prayer is requested for them and for the wider family circle, some of whom are not saved. Her large funeral was conducted by W. J. Nesbitt and Sam Ferguson, assisted by local brethren.

Donald L Garnham of Livonia, MI, on August 8, age 93. Our dear brother was born on August 15, 1917, and born again on February 22, 1931 as he rode home from a gospel meeting with his father in a horse-drawn sleigh. He served Canada in the Navy during WWII. In the late forties he immigrated to Detroit, and was in the West Chicago assembly. He married Alice Cumming in 1950, and both were active in assembly activities as they served the Lord together. He was Sunday school superintendent when the assembly moved to Livonia, and was an elder there until 1967 when he was transferred to Pittsburgh by his employer, U. S. Steel. He was an elder in the McKeesport assembly until his retirement, when they returned to Livonia. Many in the assembly remember his years of tender care for his wife, Alice, who was confined to a wheelchair for many years. In the last few years he lived in Indiana, PA and ultimately in a home there. His devotion to his wife and to the Lord remains in the hearts and minds of the Lord’s people. His son-in-law, William Seale, faithfully presented the gospel at the funeral which honored the memory of our dear brother. He is survived by two daughters, Mary (Seale) and Lois (Henkel), and three sons, Robert, James, and John.

Susana Kucman of Welland, ON, on August 14, age 88 years, following a brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease and failing health. She came to Canada as a young girl of 14 from Czechoslovakia, married, and raised five children. She was saved after listening to a televangelist through the hymn “Just As I Am” in September 1976, and lived to prove the reality of her salvation. She was consistent in attending all the meetings. After 35 years of witnessing her testimony, her unsaved son in his eulogy attested to her changed life and peace upon conversion. She leaves behind a saved son Joseph (Frances) and four unsaved sons and daughters. The funeral was faithfully and lovingly taken by a grandson-in-law, two sons, and three grandsons. She loved doing puzzles with an open Bible alongside upon which to meditate. The last piece in her life’s puzzle (resurrection) will be put in place at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Percy Glister of Taylorside, SK, on August 16, age 94. Our dear brother was saved March 16, 1949, and later baptized and received into assembly fellowship where he remained until failing health prevented his attendance. He enjoyed his salvation, Christian fellowship, and was a friend to many. Predeceased by an infant son, he is survived by his wife Lois, three children, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Herb Wright took the funeral service, and Ron Wright gave comforting words at the graveside. Please remember the family in prayer.

Willow May Fouts of Akron, OH, on August 19, age 100. Our dear sister was born in Cleveland, OH.  With the loss of her mother at the age of eight she was raised by her grandmother. Willow never heard the plain gospel until as a married woman she attended a fruitful gospel series in Akron in 1931 conducted by Benjamin Bradford, a powerful gospel preacher.  She was saved the final night of six weeks of meetings.  She and other family members were baptized and received into the assembly in 1932. She taught Sunday school for several years and remained faithful to God’s Word and His assembly all her life. She is survived by two children, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, most of whom know her Savior. Her funeral was taken by her three grandsons, Tim and Mark Fouts, and Paul Rawlings. William Snyder spoke at the graveside.