Tidings

Canada

British Columbia

Vancouver: The Victoria Drive assembly held children’s meetings in July at three different parks and was encouraged by the interest shown by the children and their parents.

Nova Scotia

Lower Sackville: In July, Matthew Cain, with the help of local believers, held one week of Treasure Seekers children’s meetings in the Kinsmen Community Center. An encouraging number of children and parents from the surrounding area attended and heard the gospel.

Ontario

Toronto: At their Canada Day community BBQ, the Langstaff assembly was able to establish some new community contacts, both of believers and nonbelievers. They are planning to host another BBQ in September.

U.S.A.

California

Galt: In 2015, a new assembly was planted in the small town of Galt, followed in 2017 with Seed Sowers distribution of a John 3:16 text to every house in town. About 20 children attend the Sunday school regularly. Prayer is requested for this work. The address and telephone number of the hall are 13 W A St., Galt, CA 95632, Tel: 209 745 7566. Visitors are reminded to bring a letter of commendation.

Iowa

Ankeny: The assembly appreciated recent visits from Robert Orr and Joel Portman. Larry Perkins and Frank Sona purpose to have gospel meetings starting on September 9.  Prayer for this effort is appreciated. The assembly purposes a one-day conference on Saturday, September 22.

Central City: Gospel meetings with Al Christopherson and Dave Yoder concluded on July 22 after three weeks in the Falcon Civic Center.

Hampton: Clive Barber and Norman Mellish concluded three weeks of gospel meetings that began July 22.

New Hartford: Scott Barrett and Dustin Hayes from the Stout assembly had two weeks of gospel meetings Monday through Friday in the community hall July 9–20.

Maine

Augusta: Both Bible Readings, “A Bride for Isaac” (Saturday, opened by A. J. Higgins) and “A Bride for Christ” (Sunday, opened by Bryan Joyce), set the tone for the conference. David Hunt gave a report on his annual outreach to the far north with calendars. His account of needing parts to repair a broken-down Polaris snowmobile and finding the exact parts abandoned at a post office from a cancelled purchase months ago was most amazing. Peter Ramsay’s encouraging word was also appreciated.

Massachusetts

Byfield: The assembly enjoyed a ministry series with A. J. Higgins July 18-21. His ministry was well received, and focused on various practical and necessary topics. The assembly was also very encouraged by the attendance of believers from other assemblies, some as far away as Maine.

Michigan

Battle Creek: Venezuela Relief Fund: Shipments of food and other necessary items continue from Florida to Venezuela. The assembly is now sending larger shipments than previously. The first large shipment has arrived and is currently being distributed to various assemblies in the country. The assembly thanks everyone for their continued prayers for the purchasing, transporting, and delivery of these shipments to Venezuela. Prayer is also requested for a 50th Anniversary all-day meeting being planned for this fall.

Cass City: The assembly appreciated a visit from Bruce Cottrill in July. The ministry was encouraging and practical to the saints.

Wisconsin

Blue River: Due to a scheduling conflict the conference will be one week earlier this year, October 12-14 (see Conferences listing below).

Bridgeport: William Lavery and William Skates planned gospel meetings August 5-17 each night except Saturday.

Mount Sterling: William Lavery and Robert Orr held gospel meetings July 8-29 with a planned community supper each Sunday before the meeting. Much good seed was sown and watered, and they are waiting patiently for God to give the increase.

Mexico

Sonora

San Luis Río Colorado: The assembly recently had reason for rejoicing when five believers were baptized and received into fellowship. Two weeks of gospel meetings were held in July while some work in remodeling the rented hall also took place. For three days at the beginning of August, Dan Harvey and Abisaí Vieyra organized a Mexican Youth Camp at a rural location between San Luis RC and Hermosillo called Bethany Ranch. They were encouraged by the salvation of some and the spiritual growth of others. Timothy Woodford gave sound teaching at the camp on various aspects of self-control.

Ciudad Obregón: Tim Woodford spent a Lord’s Day with the assembly in June when the daughter of a couple in the assembly was baptized.

Hermosillo: A week of children’s meetings was held in July. The attendance was very encouraging with close to 120 the last day, as well as a good number of unsaved adults who attended during the week.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua: Three weeks of gospel meetings were held in the hall. Close to 20 unbelievers attended, including some relatives of the believers. There were also two weeks of children’s meetings in July, a week in the hall where the assembly meets, and another week in the outreach hall in El Porvenir.

Nuevo León

Monterrey: The believers enjoyed a week’s visit in June from Neal Thomson (Vancouver, BC), when he helped in the meetings and the work of evangelization. In July, Paul and Barb Thiessen visited, and his help in the gospel and ministry was appreciated. Romer and Edith Mosquera spent several weeks with the assembly on their way from Venezuela to Hermosillo, and he helped in teaching and the gospel.

Sinaloa

Guasave: During the month of July the assembly had a week of children’s meetings, as well as a visit from Jesse Klein.

Guanajuato

León: Timothy Stevenson recently made two visits to this city, first preaching in the home of contacts from the Xalapa, Veracruz assembly (where Timothy and Jenna reside). He also preached in the open air, and three new contacts asked for a return visit, when he and Carlos Mendoza (Veracruz, Veracruz) shared some teaching with them.

Jalisco

Puerto Vallarta: The assembly appreciated two visits this summer, first from Harry Rodríguez, and then from Glen Baker, both sharing teaching from the Word of God. The annual Sunday school event was held July 15, and Tomas Salcedo from the Tepic assembly shared a message in the gospel to all present.

Zapopan:  The two assemblies in the Guadalajara metropolitan area enjoyed four nights of helpful and challenging ministry from A. J. Higgins in July. The following Lord’s Day three believers obeyed the Lord in baptism.

State Of Mexico

Nezahualcóyotl: During the months of June and July, the assembly held weekly teaching meetings on themes related to marriage.

Morelos

Oacalco: Duncan Beckett and Shad Kember held three weeks of gospel meetings here. The attendance was very encouraging, with a good number of new contacts coming out, and God blessed in salvation. Two meetings are held each week for teaching and gospel.

Veracruz

Tuxpan: Timothy Stevenson and Carlos Mendoza (Veracruz) preached the gospel for three nights with a good number present, some for the first time.

Veracruz: The believers from the assembly here continue visiting Coscomatepec monthly where new contacts continue to arrive to hear the gospel. Each week they also visit Cotaxtla to preach the gospel and have a children’s meeting.

Quintana Roo

Cancún: A week of children’s meetings was held in July with appreciated help from Anderson and Mariu Hernández. Close to 100 children attended daily along with several unsaved mothers.

Conferences

Toronto, ON

September 22 – Bible Reading Conference (The Glory of God as Seen in the New Testament Assembly Pattern, studies in 1Corinthians with references to other passages). All meetings will be in the Rexdale Gospel Hall, 72 Bergamot Avenue, Toronto. Morning Session 10:30am, Lunch 12pm, Afternoon sessions 1:45pm and 3:30pm, Supper 5pm, Evening session 6:30pm-8pm. Lloyd Cain, Paul Robinson, Larry Steers, and Ken Taylor will be responsible for leading the readings. For information, Email elders@rexdalegospel.org or call Ken Thompson, Tel: 416 741-9842, Eric Wilson, Tel: 905 273-7288, or Ron Boyce, Tel: 416 743-5479.

Mississauga, ON

September 29-30 – The Applewood Heights assembly extends a warm welcome to their annual Bible Reading Conference (formerly known as the Mimico Bible Readings). Saturday: 10am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:45am, Bible Reading 2:30pm. The subject this year will be 2 Timothy. A. J. Higgins, Paul Robinson, Dan Shutt, and Shawn St. Clair will be responsible for leading the readings. For information or accommodations, contact Al Bell, Tel: 416 910-1432, Email: albell2003@hotmail.com.

Roseisle, MB

September 29-30, with prayer meeting on Friday, September 28th at 7:30pm. Saturday: Bible Reading 10am (1Peter 2), Ministry 2pm and 7pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am; Sunday School 1:15pm; Ministry 2:15pm; Gospel 7pm. For more info visit www.roseislegospelhall.ca or contact John Dyck, Tel: 204 435-2341; Email: johndyck75@gmail.com.

Victoria Road, ON

September 29-30, with prayer meeting Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm. All meetings and meals (breakfast at 8:30am, lunch and supper) are at the gospel hall, 1108 Fenel Road, Kawartha Lakes (Kirkfield), ON. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 1:45pm, Bible reading 3:15pm (Recognizing and Repelling Satan’s Attacks), Ministry 7pm.  Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10 am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm.  Brethren teaching “those things most surely believed among us” are welcome. For information contact Chad Foreshew, Tel: 705 344-1666; Email: crforeshew@live.ca.

Clinton ON

September 29 at the Joseph Street Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph St., Clinton. Prayer Meeting 10am, Ministry and Bible Reading sessions beginning 10:30am. Accom: Larry Schade, Tel: 519-348-9408; Email: lbschade18@hotmail.com or Keith Bachert, Tel: 519 526-7135; Email: kjbachert@sympatico.ca.

St. Thomas, ON

October 6-7 (Canadian Thanksgiving), with prayer meeting at 7:30pm on Friday, October 5 in the gospel hall, 1 Sunset Drive. All other meetings are in the St. Anne Centre, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas (Entrance off of Park Ave.)  Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am; Ministry 2-4:30pm. Corr: John McCandless, 5846 Boxall Road, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1J1, Tel: 519 769-2119; Email: johnmccandless1@gmail.com.

Sydney Mines (Cape Breton), NS

October 6-7, in Memorial High School, Memorial Drive, Sydney Mines. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10am, 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. Information: Joe Bernon, Tel: 902-577-0156. Accom: John Ingram, please call in advance, Tel: 902 794-2691; Email: j.p.ingram@ns.sympatico.ca. See www.thegospel.ca for Bible reading outlines.

Vancouver, BC

October 6-7, Thanksgiving Conference in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Prayer meeting Friday 7:30pm in the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Dr. Saturday: Sessions at 10am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 7pm, 9pm (Hymn Sing & Ministry). Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 am (Gospel Hall), Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm, 8:30pm (Hymn Sing & Ministry). Expected speakers are John See (Malaysia), Frank Sona, Andrew Ussher and David Vallance. Corr: Phil Broadhead, E-mail: pabroad@gmail.com. For accommodations in advance, please contact Eddie Wong, Tel: 604-777-7017; E-mail: eddie@alumni.sfu.ca.

Edmonton, AB

October 13-14, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 12 in the Connors Hill Gospel Hall, 9302 – 95th Street. Saturday and Sunday will have both ministry and the gospel. For information contact Joe Bowman, Tel: 587  557-1409; Email: josephjbowman@gmail.com.

Blue River, WI

October 13-14, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 12 at 8pm in the Blue River Gospel Hall, 205 Dayton St.  All other meetings will be in the Highland High School located off Hwy. 80 on the north side. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm; Testimony and Gospel 6:45pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (1Cor 15:1-8, with the resurrection of Christ in view), Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm.  Contact: James Frazier, 15513 Richwood Estates Lane, Blue River, WI  53518, Tel: 608 537-2977; Email: woodind@mwt.net.

L’Anse au Loup, NF

October 12-14, with Prayer meeting at 7:30pm on October 11. All meetings are in the gospel hall. A Bible Reading on 1 Peter 4 is planned for the Saturday morning session. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am. A warm welcome goes out to all. Accom: Francis Barney, Tel: 709 927-5696, or Preston Belben, Tel: 709 927-5622.

Terryville, CT

October 19-21, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 19, at 7:30pm in the gospel hall, 36 North Main Street. All other meetings held in the Harry S. Fisher School, N. Main St. (1/8 mile north of the hall). Saturday: Ministry 11am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 4:30pm. Accom: Steve Morin, Tel: 860 583-9904.

Lindsay, ON

October 21 in the gospel hall, 5 Howard Avenue, Lindsay. Breakfast 8:30am. Bible Reading 9:15am. Breaking of Bread 10:30am. Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 6pm. Corr: Don Nicholson, 191 Sandhills Rd., R.R. 3, Woodville, ON, K0M 2T0, Tel: 705 374-4883; Email: drnmen@yahoo.com.

La Crosse, WI

October 27-28, with prayer meeting on Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm in the gospel hall, 1928 George Street. All other meetings in the Logan High School, 1500 Ranger Drive, La Crosse. Meetings on Saturday at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. Lunch and Supper will be served. Meetings on the Lord’s Day are: Ministry at 9:15am with the Lord’s Supper in view, the Lord’s Supper at 10:30am, ministry at 2pm. Lunch will be served. There will be children’s meetings each day at 1pm. For more information, call/text Jeremiah Collins, Tel: 608 769-4017; Email: collins.jere@gmail.com. Accom: call/text Sterling Lamb, Tel: 608 633-1327; Email: lambster9@gmail.com.

Newington, CT

November 3-4 in the Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 2pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:45am. Brethren walking in, and teaching the “old paths” (Jer 6:16), are welcomed to minister as the Lord leads. Corr: Matthew J. Brescia, 81 Cobblestone Way, Windsor, CT 06095. Tel: 860 688-2388. Gospel Hall: 860 666-4342.

Oil Springs, ON

November 10-11, with prayer meeting on Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm in the gospel hall on Victoria St. All other meetings are in the Youth Centre, corner of Highway 21 and Victoria St. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am, Bible Reading on Assembly truth at 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Testimony/Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm (at the gospel hall). Corr: Ralph Ward, Box 267, Oil Springs, ON, N0N 1P0, Tel: 519 834-2137; Email: ralphward53@gmail.com.

Conferences Previously Published:

Akron, OH – September 1-2

Arlington/Marysville, WA – August 31-September 3

Clementsvale, NS – September 1-2

Fort McMurray, AB – September 1-2

Hampton, IA – September 1-2

Kansas City, MO – September 1-2

Beetown, WI – September 3

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – September 7-9

Alpena, AR – September 8-9

Hardwick, VT – September 8-9

Arnstein, ON – September 14-16

Hitesville, IA – September 15-16

Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON – September 22-23

Midland Park, NJ – September 22-23

Joliet, IL (formerly New Lenox, IL) – September 28-29

Sussex, NB – September 29-30

Brandon, MB – October 8

Huntsville, ON – October 20

Home-calls

Edward Kinakin of Edmonton, AB on October 31, 2017 (his 55th spiritual birthday), age 78. He was saved in Swan River, MB and later was received into fellowship at the West End Gospel Hall in Winnipeg, MB where he met his wife Louise Abbott and raised their two sons, Jeffery (predeceased in 2014) and Todd. Ed attended all assembly meetings faithfully and served on the oversight until they moved to Edmonton and joined the assembly at Connors Hill. His help in both the gospel and in teaching was much appreciated. He again served as a respected elder until his health failed. He was a testimony to the very end, serving as a witness and teacher in the senior’s home where he lodged. Prayer is requested for Louise and Todd, that the Lord would sustain them. He is missed by the assembly he served for so many years.

Helen Margaret Potter of Earlton, ON on May 31, 2018, age 92. She was born in Earlton on October 18, 1925 and saved through John 3:16 at age 11. In her early twenties she moved to Orillia, ON and was a faithful testimony in the assembly there. Her godly, consistent life influenced many, including numerous Sunday school students whom she gathered in every Sunday. She later moved to Elim Homes and enjoyed the fellowship there. Helen then moved to Earlton, closer to her brother’s family, and was loved by all of the Earlton assembly. She bore a wonderful testimony at the Kirkland Lake nursing home. At Helen’s funeral, Stan Fergusson, a long time family friend, faithfully fulfilled her request that the gospel be preached. She is survived by her brother Philip, his wife Helen, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved and prayed for daily.