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SUMMER GUIDE 2017


S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Welcome Message Many guests say that the four minute drive from Bloomfield is a game changer. Whether it’s the horses, roses, or turtles, we’re not sure but something gives the hint that there’s a special place at the end of the road and this will be a special time shared with special people. Welcome to The Acres! We hope you join the hundreds whose stories include fun, fellowship, growth and personal transformation. As the months of planning have passed, hopes and prayers keep coming to my mind and heart.

- I pray that you will feel welcome and accepted here, even as you arrive at this Retreat Centre. - I pray that you will see God’s hand here in the creation and be reminded that He created you in love. - I pray that you will hear the Biblical Story clearly and find your story in it. - I pray that you will have “personal defining moments” on your journey with Jesus these days. - I pray that you will discover ways to live more Christianly this year.

Here are some: Grace and peace, Gary Walsh


Table of Contents Theme & Verse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 Summer Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 The Week at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04 Programs & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fireside Sessions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Young Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Generosity as a Way of Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Supporting WA in 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dining & Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Canada Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Community Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Watch for the WHEN & WHERE circulated each Saturday at the BBQ


Summer Theme “Being Christian in 2017” “We … beholding the glory of the LORD, are being changed into His likeness.” - II Corinthians 3:18

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S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Summer Speakers

Week 1 - July 1-7

DR. GARY NELSON

DR. DOUG CULLUM

TYNDALE SEMINARY

NORTHEASTERN SEMINARY

Jesus Works the Room: Learning from Jesus

Sustained by Hope: Unshakable Faith Amid the Upheavals of Life

President Gary V. Nelson joined Tyndale University and Seminary in 2010. His previous assignments included Pastoral Ministry and Global Missions. Dr. Nelson is invited to speak to leaders and congregations across Canada and beyond.

Week 2 - July 8-14

SHARON GARLOUGH BROWN

DR. JAMES PEDLAR TYNDALE SEMINARY

ABIDING WAY MINISTRIES

The Pioneer and Perfecter: Christ in a Culture of Convenience

Week 3 – July 15-21

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James Pedlar joined the Tyndale faculty full-time in January 2013. He loves teaching and is passionate about helping students understand how Christian theology has developed throughout history.

Dr. Cullum is one of the founding faculty members of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. Doug and his wife, Joyce, launched a Rochester, NY church—The Community of the Saviour.

Deeper into the Heart of God: Spiritual Practices for the Beloved

Week 4 – July 22-28

In addition to writing the Sensible Shoes Series (four volumes), Sharon is a Spiritual Director and co-founder of Abiding Way Ministries. Her 2016 ministry at Toronto’s Wycliffe Seminary continues to impact many. Page 02


RAJA STONE

DALE HARRIS

UPTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH

FREEWAY FM CHURCH

The Beatitudes

Being Christian in 2017: According to the Apostle Peter

Week 5 – July 29-August 4

Week 7 – August 12-18

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Dale is known as an excellent communicator, whether his audience is theologians or newcomers to the faith. He can get the message across through speaking, cartooning or singing. He is a D. Min Degree candidate at Northeastern Seminary.

Week 6 – August 5-11

As pastor of Uptown Community Church in Waterloo, Raja is passionate about the Bible and what it has to say to us today. Raja believes that to fully engage God we need to use our heart, mind and spirit.

GENERAL LINDA BOND

PETER SPRAGG

SALVATION ARMY

I Am … Fully Alive

Our Highest Calling

“It has been amazing to be involved in the ministry here at Emmanuel,” says Peter. “God has blessed us with a tremendous group of people who want to be used by God in bringing the message of salvation to Prince Edward County and beyond.”

General Bond is a Canadian-born Salvation Army officer who served as the 19th General of the global organization. Her D. Min degree focusses on Spiritual Formation. That topic is her passion these days and her reason for saying “yes” to this assignment.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH

Week 8 – August 19-25

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SUNDAY 8:00 am Morning Worship July 2, 9, 30 August 6

MORNING AFTERNOON

No attempt has been made to keep you busy during your week at Wesley Acres. In fact, the reverse is true. Only events deemed constructive have been included in this weekly routine. Chapel at Ten will seek to set the personal agenda for the day. Some will read the passage again or discuss it while hiking or boating. Others will attend the Q&A at 7:00 pm to go deeper with the subject at hand.

EVENING

The Week at a Glance

SATURDAY

10:00 am Morning Worship

5:00 pm Community BBQ @ the Patio

7:00 pm Saturday Nite Live

7:00 pm Evening Worship


Please refer to the WHEN & WHERE for detailed information

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

9:00 am - 11:30 am Kids Blast

9:00 am - 11:30 am Kids Blast

9:00 am - 11:30 am Kids Blast

9:00 am - 11:30 am Kids Blast

9:00 am - 11:30 am Kids Blast

10:00 am - 11:30 am Teen Blast

10:00 am - 11:30 am Teen Blast

10:00 am - 11:30 am Teen Blast

10:00 am - 11:30 am Teen Blast

10:00 am - 11:30 am Teen Blast

10:00 am - 11:00 am CHAPEL

10:00 am - 11:00 am CHAPEL

10:00 am - 11:00 am CHAPEL

10:00 am - 11:00 am CHAPEL

10:00 am - 11:00 am CHAPEL

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Fishing Demo

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar: Health & Well Being

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Rides to Sandbanks

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Rides to Sandbanks

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fireside Session

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fireside Session

THURSDAY

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Rides to Sandbanks

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seminar: Financial Discipleship

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fireside Session

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fireside Session

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Games Night

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Worship through Music

If you would like more information about our weekly program, please contact us at info@wesleyacres.com or visit our website www.wesleyacres.com

FRIDAY

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Community Baseball Game 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Rides to Sandbanks

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Weekly Wrap

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Weekly Activities

COMMUNITY BBQ SATURDAYS, 5:00 PM ON THE PATIO Kick off your week at WA with our Community BBQ. Enjoy great food and fellowship. Tickets are $5/ person (please purchase in Guest Services).

SATURDAY NITE LIVE A few decades ago, Wesley Acres was a one week annual ministry. In 2017, we enjoy 8 weeks, multiple services and communities of people seeking all the plusses of this Christian ministry. The weeks are similar in structure with specials being added each week and described in the WHEN & WHERE to be distributed each Saturday at the Welcome BBQ.

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SATURDAYS, 7:00 PM As everyone is arriving, please enjoy this variety of events (see schedule for details). CoffeeHouse Concerts, Family Movie Nights, Bonfire Sing-a-Longs… can be enjoyed throughout the summer.

FISHING DEMO

MONDAYS, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Learn about fishing techniques, water conditions and how to prepare a fish once you’ve caught it! There will also be some time spent out on the water. Event is free, no pre-registration necessary. (Meet at the Picnic Shelter).


RIDES TO THE SANDBANKS

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, 1:00-4:30 PM We want everyone to experience the beautiful Sandbanks in our own backyard. Cost is $5/person (no charge for children under 5 years of age). Sign up in Guest Services by 10:00 am prior to afternoon ride.

SEMINAR: HEALTH & WELL-BEING TUESDAYS, 1:00-2:00 PM

IN THE BULL FIREPLACE ROOM This presentation will focus on integrating one’s faith and health as well as the body, mind and spirit connection. Event is free, no pre-registration necessary.

GAMES NITE

WEDNESDAYS, 8:30-9:30 PM IN SMITTY’S CAFÉ Do you love to play boardgames? Please come with your friends and your favourite boardgame as you spend an evening together.

SEMINAR: FINANCIAL DISCIPLESHIP IS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY

WEEKLY WRAP

THURSDAYS, 1:00-2:00 PM IN THE BULL FIREPLACE ROOM This presentation will provide helpful topics on financial stewardship and debt-free living. Event is free, no pre-registration necessary.

FRIDAYS, 4:00-5:00 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM Families are encouraged to come together in this brief service to enjoy hearing about the Kids and Youth Programs from the week. Our theme will be revisited one last time.

WORSHIP THROUGH MUSIC

PRAYER GROUPS

THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:30 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM Enjoy this spontaneous time of worship through music. If you play an instrument or sing, please join in. If you want to just come and receive the ministry of others, please feel welcome. No pre-registration is necessary. Leaders

We encourage prayer groups. Check the WHEN & WHERE for details each week.

announced in the WHEN & WHERE.

BASEBALL GAME

FRIDAYS, 1:00-3:00 PM AT THE BASEBALL FIELD Everyone, 14 years of age or older, is invited to participate. Enjoy the challenge of team against team in this friendly match. Event is free, no pre-registration necessary. Please bring your own baseball glove.

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Sundays Congregations will gather to worship

the lower level will accommodate over-

both Morning and Evening allowing our

flow. Greeters/Ushers will serve that loca-

guest speaker to clearly launch the theme

tion as well. On Sundays, when adult regis-

for the week. Our Children’s Ministry

tration demands double services, we will

Teams will be in their age-level rooms at

add alternate 8:00 am services, (without

(9:50 am and 6:50 pm) and will remain on

the Children’s Ministry). The early services

duty until the parents return following the

will be more traditional with Paul & Cheryl

services. Worshippers will gather in The

Kemp ministering at the earlier hour.

Auditorium. The Bull Fireplace Room on

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S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Harbour Ridge For years, Harbour Ridge has provided a fun & exciting experience for many campers! This year with our program expanding, we have many more opportunities for campers ages 7-17 to enjoy our camping experience. Whether you want to be a part of our Day Camp or Overnight Camp experience, you won’t want to miss out. Join us for fun on the water, and lots of new activities at camp! Find more information and registration on our website. Monday to Friday every week this summer is KidsBlast: This will include age-appropriate crafts, activities & games, Bible lessons and much more! Teen Blast: This will encourage youth to take their next step of faith to grow closer to Christ in relevant and exciting ways. Our qualified leaders are thrilled to be working with your kids. Childcare is provided for Nursery/Toddlers from 10:00-11:30 am Monday to Friday.


KIDS BLAST Age 2 to Grade 5 Monday-Friday, 9:00am–11:30am Preschoolers – Lower Douglas JK/SK – Lower Douglas Grades 1-3 – Portable Grades 4-5 – Lower Barn

TEEN BLAST JR HIGH/SR HIGH MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10:00AM-11:30AM Jr High (Grades 6-8) – The Nest Sr High (Grades 9-12) – The Loft

DAY CAMP AGES 7-12 MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00AM – 4:00PM Every week in July/August excluding August 7-11

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KIDS CAMP 1 AGES 7-9 SUNDAY, JULY 9 – FRIDAY, JULY 14 . KIDS CAMP 2 AGES 10-12 SUNDAY, JULY 23 – FRIDAY, JULY 28

TEEN CAMP AGES 13-17 SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

WILDERNESS CAMP AGES 12-17 SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

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Q& A

FIRESIDE SESSIONS Q&A TIME WITH THE WEEKLY SPEAKER

Our Chapel Speakers are leaders in various fields of Christian thought and practice. No doubt, questions will surface during the morning sessions that will call for deeper dialogue as we pursue God’s truth. Imagine the scene at 7:00 pm with our guest, listening and then responding in the Bull Fireplace Room as guests seek to go deeper.

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Adults The woods, the shoreline, the walking

With worship leaders scattered across

trails and the community sometimes

the grounds and worshippers who love to

overwhelm adults on their first visit. Yes,

praise God through music, we welcome

the place is wonderful. Then comes a

you to a spontaneous hour of worship

carefully planned program balancing total

each Thursday evening. Every week, a

retreating and intense advancing. Please

gifted leader will welcome people to bring

choose your level of involvement and we

instruments and voices for this hour of

believe the resources are here for quality

praise.

growth toward Being Christian in 2017.

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CONNECT!

COME CHECK OUT THIS IMPROVED SPACE Young Adults -- gather in your own space -- the Young Adults Lounge on the main level of the Barn. Billiards, table games or coffee often bring people together but the main agenda is connecting.


S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Young Adults 3rd annual 4-on-4 Volleyball

Young Adults will be pleased to see the

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Tournament & Ice Cream,

increased line-up of activities for 2017.

JULY

$5 Drive-In Night! Meet at

unique perspective on Being Christian in

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8:00pm at the Welcome

2017. Each Morning at 10:00am, service

AUG

10:00am Baseball & BBQ

JULY

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AUG

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10:00am Show up & play

Centre and we’ll carpool!

We have 8 weeks of speakers bringing a

and worship will begin. In addition, this summer we will be hosting 4 weekends

Bring a glove & $3 for the

specifically for young adults (18+). Week-

BBQ!

ends packed with Volleyball, Ice-Cream,

1:00pm Sandbanks Day!

Ball Games and Sandbanks.

Sign-up for a boat ride at the Welcome Centre. Meet at boat launch at 1:00pm to catch a ride over!

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S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Generosity as a Way of Life Wesley Acres has entered the summer of 2017 committed to offering ministry to as many families and individuals as possible. We have lowered the price of lots and rooms, we subsidize each camper who registers for Harbour Ridge Camps and we welcome adults to worship without registration fees. Furthermore, with 96 plenary sessions for worship and study, we have chosen to receive offerings during Sunday Services and Friday Chapels only. This is an expression of our warm welcome to new guests and

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our trust that the friends of Wesley Acres will respond as they have in the past. Last year, for example, the offerings from the two Family Camps exceeded $106,000 and we believe that the people who offered that level of support will remain faithful to the ministry as it expands. Beyond offerings, our Booster Builder Club is the backbone of our support for the twelve months of the year. This year, we believe our donors will move the program to $88,000.

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Most Club Members sign up for pre-approved monthly donations from bank accounts or credit cards. Booster Club brochures are available at the Welcome Centre and in the Auditorium. This ministry is an experiment of faith. We rely on the generosity of the followers of Jesus who want to see the region impacted with the gospel of Christ. We welcome you

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to this generous community of supporters. Gifts can be made online at our website and through offerings during services. The offering baskets were made by poverty-stricken women in the developing world. They work for approximately one dollar a day so touching their product is a reminder of the privilege we enjoy living and ministering here in Canada.

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S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Supporting WA Ministry in 2017 Q. If I support the Wesley Acres Ministry, will

Q. Then who funds the Trailer Park?

any of those funds go to the Trailer Park? A. The Wesley Acres Trailer Park Inc. (WATPI) is A. Good question. The Wesley Acres Ministry

a separate organization incorporated under the

(Wesley Acres Inc.) is a registered Canadian

Ontario Business Corporations Act. The WATPI

Charity Number 86772 2720 RR0001. It func-

Board manages the parcel of land used by the

tions in full compliance with the standards

lot leases for trailers and mobiles. Charitable

of the CRA for charities but beyond that, the

funds do not flow to the Trailer Park, in fact, the

Ministry Board is careful to steward every dollar

opposite is true. The Trailer Park supports this

donated so that our Christian mission will be

Ministry through its Annual Budget. The Minis-

accomplished. Charitable funds must not flow

try benefits significantly from the presence of

from the Ministry to the Trailer Park.

the Wesley Acres Trailer Park Inc.

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Q. Where does the Booster Builder Club fit in?

Q. How are Harbour Ridge Kids Camps funded?

A. Booster Members pre-authorize their month-

A. First, parents pay registration fees. Second,

ly donations. We hope that by December 31,

some congregations participate in the Send a

2017 that program will be generating $88,000

Kid to Camp program in which they share one

annually. Builder Members write their cheques

third of that published registration fee. Third,

once or twice a year. These income streams

like our sister Christian Camps in Ontario, we

form the backbone of the Wesley Acres Sup-

are simply not able to charge the real cost of

port system. (Capital donations such as the

the camps, so all campers are subsidized by the

funding of the Welcome Centre and the Doug-

Wesley Acres Ministry Budget.

las Memorial Centre renovation are accounted for separately and reflect major support from the Wesley Acres community.)

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S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Dining Options For decades, the Dining Hall in the Deyo

For two years now, Smitty’s Café has

Centre has been the gathering place for

served guests in the Welcome Centre.

people wanting to eat here at the Acres.

Smitty’s has developed a delicious menu

This year, Browns Food Inc. is catering

and is known for their Saturday morning

and their primary mandate is to meet

breakfast specials. Children enjoy the tuck

the needs of Harbour Ridge campers

shop at the patio where ice cream is a

and staff. We are committed to meeting

favourite. The hours of service are: Mon-

the menu preferences and the nutrition-

day to Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm; Saturday

al needs of Harbour Ridge. Everyone is

8:00am - 10:00pm (breakfast served

welcome but guests will see that the goal

until 10:30am) Sunday, open after Morn-

here is to serve Harbour Ridge with ex-

ing service to 9:00pm (closed during

cellence. (i.e. – kids love chicken fingers!)

evening service 7-8pm) *Times may vary.

The noon meal on Sunday is the excep-

Watch for WHEN & WHERE for schedule

tion. That is a favourite for the whole

changes.

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DINING HALL PRICES MEAL & TIME

ADULT

STUDENT

CHILD

Breakfast 8:00am - 9:00am

$6.25

$4.25

FREE

Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm

$8.00

$7.00

FREE

Dinner 5:00pm - 6:00pm

$12.25

$9.25

FREE

Daily Package

$26.50

$20.50

FREE

Adult: 11+ Student: 6-10 Children: 3-5

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION ROOM NAME

6 NIGHTS

The Cottage (3 night minimum)

$125/night

$750/6 nights

Mapledene Efficiency

$55/night

$330/6 nights

Mapledene Non-Efficiency

$45/night

$270/6 nights

Deyo Centre

$45/night

$270/6 nights

Serviced RV Site

$20/night

$120/6 nights

Serviced Tent Site

$19/night

$114/6 nights

Non- Serviced Tent Site

$14/night

$84/6 nights

Rates for Summer at the Acres

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PER NIGHT

Add 13% HST

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SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017 Weekend at Wesley Acres Many of you were not in the area on April 24 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau rode their bicycles past our Welcome Centre. We weren’t informed in advance so we were unable to invite you to the event. It was a great Canadian moment. Here’s another! The beautiful town of Wellington goes the extra mile to add to the significance of our Canada Day celebrations. Their churches, service clubs and retail stores join together to make it a rather spectacular day. Their now famous parade begins at 10:30 am. So, here are your options for this weekend:

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

All day

8:00 am and 10:00 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm Evening Worship Celebration

Enjoy Wellington’s festivities

2:00 pm Golf Cart Parade at Wesley Acres (meet at the Picnic Shelter, follow the parade through the park to the Welcome Centre where prizes will be awarded for ‘Most Canadian Cart’ and ‘Most Wesley Acres Cart’)

5:00 pm Community BBQ and Canada Day Cake at the Picnic Shelter – stop by the Welcome Centre for tickets. Pick up your WHEN & WHERE at this event

7:00 pm

Bonfire by Smitty’s Patio – enjoy camp songs and Smitty’s ice cream

8:30 pm Sunset Fireworks to compete with those of Wellington across the water

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Having just experienced the ONE CHURCH series, checking out the churches down the road or around the corner, we will get a look at the world church. Dr. Brian Stiller, Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance will minister both morning and evening. He will report on the work of God in the churches around the globe. This is an unusual privilege and we are delighted to welcome Dr. Stiller to Wesley Acres once again.

Special Guest Speaker Dr. Brian Stiller, Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance

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BAKE SALE AUCTION

THE MOST DELICIOUS OFFERING EVER July 8 at 7:00pm We are blessed with amazing bakers on our grounds. This year, our Bake Sale Auction will take place on Saturday, July 8 @ 7:00 pm following our Community BBQ. All of our generous donations from this auction will go to our Harbour Ridge Summer Camp Programs. We value our children’s camps and want to provide the best programming possible. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship …. and delicious baking of course! In the past two years, we have raised over $26,000 from this event. Let’s make this year the best year yet! Bakers should contact Bette-Anne Smith at betteanne@wesleyacres.com or 613-3933159 ext. 25.


O U R B U I L D E R G E N E R AT I O N

CELEBRATING OUR ROOTS September 15, 2017

FEATURING

VOCAL LEGACY

Join our Builder Generation. Friday September 15, 2017, 11:00am-3:00pm in the Auditorium. Come enjoy a wonderful time of fellowship, good food and special music by “Vocal Legacy” as we honour our senior generation through memorable moments of ministry. Cost is $25 per person. Call or email Guest Services (613-3933159) or info@wesleyacres.com to register.


Reverend Dr. Cliff Fletcher, Bishop, Free Methodist Church in Canada

A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AND DEDICATION SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 10:00 AM THE DOUGLAS MEMORIAL CENTRE

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This building was built in 1990 with a great deal of Volunteer labour. Across the years, it has been upgraded and maintained as a functional multi-purpose activity centre.

odist Church in Canada, will preach and lead us in the Dedication Service. Karlene Fletcher will lead the worship team for this special worship experience.

With insurance resources from the tornado and major gifts from Wesley Acres donors, the building has been brought to this current level. We thank God and we thank those who have supported. The Reverend Dr. Cliff Fletcher, Bishop of the Free Meth-

In addition to providing a ministry facility, we honour the memory of The Reverend Meryl Douglas and his wife Dorothy. whose lives ended tragically while they were on staff here.

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Community Matters 1. Behaviour: Courtesy characterizes Christian

5. Smoking and Alcohol: All Wesley Acres pro-

behaviour. We care about each other, including

grams and public spaces are smoke and alcohol

you.

free. (What is a public space? A public space is any space visible to neighbours or guests of

2. Services: Attendance at every service,

Wesley Acres)

seminar or prayer group is not required or even expected but respect for these sacred gather-

6. Waterfront: The waterfront is for everybody.

ings is assumed.

Please keep the greenbelt clear.

3. Sundays: Sunday is a special day at Wesley

7. Travel: The speed limit at Wesley Acres is

Acres. Worship and relaxation replace work

15km/h. Drivers of any motorized vehicle must

projects.

be 16 yrs+. The number of golf cart passengers is limited to the number of seats in the golf

4. Quiet Time: All guests are expected to be

cart. Riding a towed trailer or boat is strictly

quiet from 11:00pm to 7:00am. Individuals

prohibited. ATVs, dirt bikes and similar motor-

under the age of 18 are asked to stay on their

ized vehicles must be licensed and insured, and

campsites or in their accommodations after

must stay on marked roads. Drivers must wear

11:00pm.

helmets.

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8. Sign in: Overnight visitors please sign in at

13. Bikes: All persons under 18 yrs. of age must

the Welcome Centre, so we can find you in case

wear helmets when riding bikes on site. Bikes

of an emergency.

must stay off sidewalks and lights are required after dark.

9. Recreation: Whether on land or water, recreation is at your own risk.

14. Safety: The safety of our guests and staff is a top priority . Please bring any concerns to

10. Pets: If your pet is with you at camp, please

Guest Services so we can address them appro-

remember these words – leash and scoop!

priately. In an emergency, contact the office at 613-393-3159 or after hours, call 613-920-3159.

11. Hunting: This is not a hunting place so

In the case of a camp emergency situation,

please leave your guns and bows at home.

announcements will be made in Chapel and posted at the Welcome Centre.

12. Campfires: Campfires are great as long as the County hasn’t banned them during dry seasons. Please remember to fully extinguish your campfire when finished.

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S U M M E R AT T H E A C R E S

Our Team Our Staff’s Core Values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. PERSONS: All persons are made in the image of God and possess intrinsic worth. TEAM: Teamwork recognizes our dependence on God and each other.

GARY WALSH

BETTE-ANNE SMITH

DEBBI PATTON

JESS BROWN

Executive Director

Executive Assistant

INTEGRITY: Integrity is grounded in the character of God. EXCELLENCE: We are committed to the pursuit of excellence, for God’s glory. PLACE: Our island, in the County of Prince Edward, is a gift from God.

Guest Services

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Guest Services

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WANNETT REYNOLDS

LEAH SHADBOLT

JOSH BAKER

KIM WELSH

Finance

Safety, Water & Projects

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Summer Camp Ministries

Housekeeping

JIM MACDONALD Facilities

LANCE SMITH Maintenance

CATHY BEST Housekeeper

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Hours of Operation & Contact information

Guest Services Hours

Smitty’s Cafe Hours

Guest Services Contact

June: Monday-Friday 9:00am -4:00pm Saturday 9:00am -1:00pm Sunday Closed

Monday to Friday 9:00am 9:00pm

1391 Wesley Acres Road, Box 330 Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 T: 613-393-3159 E: info@wesleyacres.com W: www.wesleyacres.com

July & August: Monday-Friday 9:00am -5:00pm Saturday 9:00am -7:00pm Sunday Closed

Saturday 8:00am - 10:00pm (breakfast served until 10:30am) Sunday, open after morning service to 9:00pm (closed during evening service 7-8pm)

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