AGM Agenda: 3 Parliamentary Procedure for Annual Business Meetings: 4 2017 Annual Business Meeting Minutes: 5-7 PASTORâ€™S REPORT: 8-11 Our Renovation Plans: Phase X: 12-13 A Year in review (2017):14-15 FINANCIAL Report (2017): 16-23 Dinner Church: 24-25 Serving Caregivers & Kids: 26-27 Serving our Student Lunch: 28-29 Membership List: 30-31 Serving our Young Adults: 32-33 Letter of thanks from NCCF: 34 Missions: 36-37
Believing Discovering Serving Telling TOGETHER
We are thankful for a people committed to the work of God here at Calvary Pentecostal Temple. Our finances remain stable and constant and is a source of contentment knowing that we can be used of God to effect change in a society with great needs.
sponsorship in the Almjadi family; Shadi, Dima, Taysar, Yazan and Stephanos has ended as planned as it was a one year commitment. It has been a joy to help this wonderful family to get proper footing in Canada and a chance to find a new beginning. Please continue to pray There was a decrease of 8% in for them. A separate report overall revenues, however, the which provide an accounting General Offerings were on the for our contributions is enincrease from 2016 which is a closed. We discontinued our good thing. Our expenses are commitment to CJTK as slightly more than our revemany church members pernues which had been projectsonally contribute towards ed in last yearâ€™s budget as we our Christian radio station had planned a deficit to spend and have made a new comsome remaining Evangelism mitment towards Youth for fund left over from Christ. 2015/2016. However funds were not all expensed to As you are aware, we are still Evangelism due to overruns in in discussion and planning Church operations and buildfor possible renovations. The ing maintenance/renovations. building campaign so far has generated approximately Our Missional Giving has sig- $2,500 as at December 31st. nificantly decreased over the We have expensed $1,500 in last year. An enclosed report 2017 plus an additional itemizes the different initia$8,836 on architectural plans tives we have supported for which has been accounted as 2017. Our financial commitLeasehold Improvement in ment to our Syrian Guest the Balance Sheet which is to be depreciated over a yet to
be determined period of time and rate. Two of our GICâ€™s have matured at the end of December and were moved into our Savings account.and are being held until a decision is taken in regards to our renovations project. The annual rate of return was 0.45%. A change in leadership has been effected in our youth/ children department as you know. Pastors Chris & Trish have been gratefully appreciated for their investments in our youth and now we have embraced new leadership in Pastor Daniel Kim. We also have very recently welcomed Riley Johnston in her new role in the CE Department. We look forward to growth and great reports from our youth and childrenâ€™s ministries. As always, I wish to thank our finance team/Bean counters for their dedication and energy in their volunteer hours. Your sacrifice is much appreciated. Lyette King well deserves her anticipated retirement and we wish her well in her future endeavours. She has been so very
dedicated and has served us incredibly well over her time doing the accounting and financial duties. I personally want to thank her and have appreciated her professionalism and competence and has made my job so much easier. The Financial Review was conducted by Rev Dale Broadworth and Melissa Brubacher. It consisted of random tests to ensure that monies were properly recorded and deposited and that the financial statements enclosed reflected the financial position of the church. A great big thank you to all for your generous and encouraging support to His work. As appointed Treasurer, my term expires on February 28th. I will no longer perform treasury duties past that date as after 13 years of service, I deemed it time to pass on the baton. I wish to thank the leadership and every member of CPT for allowing me to serve in this capacity as I have truly enjoyed the interactions.
I close with this Scripture:
â€œLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believersâ€? (Gal 6:910). Let us continue to strive to be ever like Him.
Eating Together at Calvary North Bay 2017
It has been spoken from the pulpit and platform at Calvary that eating together is highly valued and essential to how we minister. This is evident in our congregational ministry and how we function as a church collectively as well as how we work to reach our community. What follows is a look back at the ways we sat and enjoyed food and shared our stories over the 2017 ministry year: Widdifield Student Lunches (outreach) Served 1173 lunches to students over the year Coldest Night of the Year (outreach) 300+ people were served refreshments during this annual walk fundraiser for The Gathering Place in February Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner 50 people from Calvary ate together to observe the beginning of the Lent season in February International Womenâ€™s
Day Tea (outreach) 90 women had refreshments together in March N.C.C.F. Pancake Breakfast at Nipissing University (outreach) 100 Nipissing and Canadore students were fed in April
Strawberry Social 125 people stayed after a June main gathering Ice Cream Social 60 people enjoyed ice cream sundaes after a Kingdom Kids performance in August
September N.C.C.F. Pancake Breakfast at Nipissing University (outreach) 85 Nipissing and Canadore students were fed breakfast in November Good Neighbour Party (outreach) 90 gathered for chili and soup in November Christmas Eve Community Dinner (outreach) 95 gathered for a ham dinner and Advent conclusion on Christmas Eve
N.C.C.F. BBQ at Nipissing University (outreach) 60 Nipissing first year students enjoyed a BBQ lunch Back to Church Chili Lunch 130 stayed after our main gathering for a chili lunch in
Each of these endeavours has been accomplished with an amazing team of many people who serve with joy, efficiency and a great deal of faith. Feeding others is never a solitary effort and I am so thankful when anyone who participates in Eating Together at Calvary North Bay finds purpose and fulfillment in their serve.
Budgets for 2018 Ministry Year Playgroup
Annual equipment costs $1000 for new equipment each year Snacks and supplies each week $50 per week (41 weeks per year) Total: $3050 The Hub Young Adults Curriculum and snacks Total: $1500 Dinner Church $400 per month (10 months) Total: $4000 Good Neighbour Party $1250 per party (2 parties per year) Total: $2500 Widdifield Student Lunches $300 per meal session (meals served 16 times over the school year) Total: $4800 Pastor Lisa
MESSAGE FROM DAVID WELLS, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT
From May 7 – 10, 2018, the picture-perfect city of Victoria, B.C., will provide the setting for us as a Pentecostal Fellowship to gather for General Conference 2018 as we launch a year of centennial celebration and missional focus. We want to express our sincere gratitude to B.C. District Superintendent, Ken Russell, and also to the BC/Yukon District, for their invitation to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. On Monday evening, they will welcome us to a reception in the Inner Harbour area of Victoria. It will be memorable. Our 100th anniversary is in 2019 and throughout this conference we will consider pictures of our past, the present and into the future that will inspire and motivate us. On Tuesday morning, we will Picture Faithfulness as we remember the stories of God’s faithfulness with honoured leaders who have served faithfully for many years. This will lead us into a very meaningful time of remembrance and communion. On Tuesday evening, we will Picture Multiplication. Historically and currently, our Pentecostal family has a passion to see Jesus’ church multiply in Canada and globally. Tuesday night and throughout the conference we will highlight our 2020 multiplication goals and we welcome Pastor Rob Ketterling of River Valley Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, to provide pictures of God’s multiplying work to inform and inspire us. On Wednesday morning, we will Picture Transformational Truth. As “people of the Book” we value truth that sets people free. Dr. Van Johnson, the Co-Chair of our Theological Study Commission, will provide scenes past and present reflecting how we have engaged theology and what our future
vision is as we address our Statement of Fundamental and Essential Truths in a context where all too often truth is jettisoned. On Wednesday evening, we will Picture the Nations. To be a missional people has always been part of our core DNA. Wednesday night we will honour and hear from those who have served faithfully in global missions. We are so grateful that our colleagues from Jordan, Dikran and Ani Salbashian, will provide pictures of what it means to be faithful representatives of Jesus in tragic, war-torn environments. Ani will also be featured in the General Conference 2018 Women’s luncheon that day. On Thursday morning, we will conclude as we Picture the Future. Pastor Andy Moore of Victoria – Glad Tidings (GT) has been asked to paint pictures for us of what the Spirit is calling us to as we head into the future God has for us. Andy is a gifted and insightful leader and communicator. We are also grateful to Pastor Luke Stones of GT who, with his team, will lead us to worship in Spirit and truth throughout the conference. Interactive, peer learning environments will occur in our “Picture This” Breakouts on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Themes for these sessions include: Picture Justice (Creation Care and Care for “The Least of These”), Picture Wholeness (Human Identity, Sexuality and Sanctity of Life), Picture Multiplication (Paul Fraser and the Church Multiplication Network, Rob Ketterling), Picture Revitalization (Gary Taitinger and the Church Revitalization Network) and Picture Transformational Truth (Van Johnson and the Theological Study Commission). The Picture Leadership track will feature “Lessons from Global Leadership” with Greg Mundis and “The Equal Role of Men and Women in Leadership” with Patti Miller.
We’re anticipating with enthusiasm how God will speak to us together at GC2018 as we reflect on His past and present faithfulness and receive vision to move forward with confidence and insight.
Dave Wells, General Superintendent
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada