Reports, Conferences, Home Calls

Change of Address of Correspondent

Midland Park, NJ - Ed Chambers, 303 Huntington Court, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-2955. (201) 652-4862.

Reports - USA

Phoenix, AZ - In June, the Sunnyslope assembly very much enjoyed a week of ministry on the book of Ruth from Jim Beattie. It was a real blessing, with emphasis on being individually responsive to God’s plan for our lives.

DeLand, FL - The believers were encouraged in June when a teenage girl obeyed the Lord in baptism. Jack Nesbitt gave an excellent word at the happy occasion.

Garnavillo, IA - The June conference was very good, with help given from nine of the Lord’s servants. Tom Baker had a week of Spanish meetings in Postville following the conference, and the Lord again blessed in salvation. David Gilliland was with the assembly for ministry during the week of July 5.

Hampton, IA - The assembly appreciated three nights of ministry from Jerry Jennings on May 18-20.

Hitesville, IA - David Gilliland was with the assembly for appreciated ministry during June.

New Lenox, IL - The Christians enjoyed and appreciated the visit of Jim Beattie on June 13. Gary Sharp was with them for Lord’s Day, June 27, followed by a week of very profitable children’s meetings in a tent in brother Pike’s back yard.

Methuen, MA - Stanley Wells and Arthur Ward began gospel meetings on July 11. The believers are concerned about some of their grown children, Sunday School children and their families, and many in the neighborhood.

Saugus, MA - Allan LeBlanc was with the assembly for the gospel meeting on June 27. Please pray for tent meetings planned to start on August 15, D.V., with Eugene Higgins and Mark Procopio.

Watertown, MA - Allan LeBlanc visited the assembly the weekend of June 26, speaking in the gospel at the Sunday School picnic, as well as on the Lord’s Day, when he also gave refreshing and encouraging ministry. Please pray for the proposed Vacation Bible School during the week of August 16, D.V., and the prior distribution of Seed Sowers and invitations in the local area.

Battle Creek, MI - John Slabaugh and Dan Shutt ended more than three weeks of gospel meetings in June, with concern evidenced by the believers’ children attending. The assembly also appreciated brief visits from William Metcalf and Gary Sharp.

Cass City, MI - Bill Lavery and Jack Nesbitt concluded tent meetings on July 4. The believers were encouraged by the numbers of strangers attending, and by the support of the other assemblies in the area.

Burwell, NE - The assembly was encouraged and helped by three weeks of tent meetings with Roy Weber in June.

Livingston, NJ - The believers were greatly encouraged in June by ministry on assembly principles from Walter Gustafson, and a visit from Eugene Higgins. Tom Baker spoke in the gospel at the annual picnic. Nine new families attended Vacation Bible School.

Pennsauken, NJ - Tom Baker and Eugene Higgins began tent meetings in mid-June, and the Lord again was pleased to bless in salvation from the start, with excellent attendance throughout, to the great encouragement of the believers.

Cleveland, OH - Dale Vitale visited with helpful ministry on Lord’s Day, June 20.

Hatboro, PA - David Oliver and Albert Hull concluded tent meetings on June 30, with encouragement in attendance and God’s blessing in salvation.

Tacoma, WA - Jerry Jennings and Loren Mitchell completed three weeks of gospel meetings on June 18, with the Lord blessing in salvation.

Blue River, WI - The gospel meetings in June with George Patterson and Ed Miller were a great blessing and encouragement, as the Lord blessed in salvation.

New Creek, WV - William Skates and Walter Gustafson planned to begin a gospel series on July 18.

Reports - Canada

Kamloops, BC - The believers were greatly encouraged by the conference at the end of June. Brethren sharing in the meetings were John Abernethy, Hans Bouwman, Bryan Funston, Eric Parmenter, and Dave Richards. On the Monday following, Seed Sower packets and invitations were distributed in view of the tent meetings beginning on July 4 with Dave Richards and Bryan Funston.

Vancouver, BC - Willie McVey visited a number of Vancouver and area assemblies in late May and early June giving appreciated ministry. Jack Saword spoke at the monthly meeting in June in Fleetwood. At Fairview on June 6, Jim Currie and Tom McNeil shared in the monthly ministry meeting. Eric Parmenter visited Deep Cove, North Vancouver, and Carleton in late June, and spoke at the monthly ministry meeting in Carleton on July 4 with Jim Currie.

Westbank, BC - Eric Parmenter had two nights of ministry following the Kamloops conference.

Bolton, ON - Allan LeBlanc and Wayne Rogers began tent meetings on July 4, with visitors from the area attending. The assembly also asks for prayer for a gospel series planned for Brampton beginning on August 16, D.V., with Jim Jarvis and Frank Sona.

London, ON - Samuel Maze was with the assembly for a weekend, giving a report on the work in the Caribbean and speaking at the Sunday School picnic. Leslie Wells (May 16) and Eugene Higgins (June 6) made appreciated visits also. The baptism of a sister and the reception of another sister into the assembly brought added joy.

Toronto, ON - The Langstaff assembly enjoyed the visit of Stanley Wells on June 20. Please pray for a week of children’s meetings planned for August 16 - 20, D.V., with Bryan Joyce.

West St. John, NB - Murray McCandless and Darris Barney began tent meetings on July 7 in the same location as last year, next to the Port Authority.

Gander, NF - Bert Joyce and Marvin Derksen began a tent series on July 4. Bryan Joyce also held two weeks of children’s meetings in the tent during the series.

Gander Bay, NF - Please pray for tent meetings planned to begin on August 1, D.V., in the nearby town of Carmanville, with Carl Payne and Alvin Blake.

McIvers, NF - Jim Jarvis and Alvin Blake continued through June in tent meetings begun after the Corner Brook conference.

Sandringham, NF - The Christians were encouraged with a visit from Wallace Buckle in June.

River Hebert, NS - On July 1 the assembly enjoyed a visit from Stanley Wells and Ken Taylor, and a visit from Noel Burden on July 4, Lord’s Day.

Clinton, ON - The believers at the Joseph St. Gospel Hall appreciated a visit from Sam Maze in June, with a report of the work in the West Indies.


Sault Ste. Marie, MI and ON - September 4 and 5, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, Wellington and Spring Sts., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. All other meetings in St. Basil Secondary School, 250 St. George’s Ave. East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Saturday meetings: 10:00, 1:30, 3:30, and 7:00. Sunday: 10:15, 1:30, 3:30, and 7:30. Bible readings at 3:30, Saturday: "The priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ;" Lord’s Day: "The priesthood of believers." Corr. R. A. Clark, 462 MacDonald Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 1H9, (705) 759-0968.

Kansas City, MO - September 5 and 6, with prayer meeting on Saturday at 7:00. Bible reading Lord’s Day at 9:30 on John 17. Breaking of Bread at 11:00, ministry at 2:00 and gospel at 7:00. Monday: 10:00, 2:00 and 6:00. All meetings will be in the Gospel Hall at 4603 E. Linwood Blvd. Kansas City. Corr. William Jackson, 1613 Ashland Pl., Blue Springs, MO 64015. (816) 228-3591. Gospel Hall (816) 924-6346.

Beetown, WI - September 5, annual all-day meeting on Labor Day, in the Lancaster Senior High School, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 4:30. Corr. Marvin R. Studnicka, 1026 Ridge Ave., Lancaster, WI 53813, (608) 723-7156. School (608) 723-2173.

Omaha, NE - September 11 and 12, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30. All meetings in the Hartman Ave. Gospel Hall, 69th and Hartman, (402) 571-5983. First meeting Sat. at 10:00. Bible Reading on Lord’s Day is on Hebrews 1. For accommodations please contact the correspondent, James Harvey, 3139 N.126th St., Omaha, NE 68164, (402) 498-9005,

Hardwick, VT - September 11 and 12, with prayer meeting on Friday, at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 27 Lower Cherry St., Hardwick. All other meetings in the Hardwick Elementary School, Main St., Hardwick. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 on Sat., and 8:15 on Lord’s Day. Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Advance notice of those coming would be greatly appreciated. Corr. William D. Scott, R.R. #1, Box 1145, East Hardwick, VT 05836-9705. (802) 472-6257. Gospel Hall (802) 472-6110.

Hitesville, IA - September 18 and 19, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:45 in the Hitesville Gospel Hall, Rural, Aplington, IA. All other meetings in the Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School, 215 10th St., Aplington, IA. Bible reading on Lord’s Day at 9:00, on The Meal Offering. Breaking of Bread at 10:30. Corr. Larry L. Brandt, 509 Lincoln St., Parkersburg, IA 50665, (319) 346-1084. School (319) 347-2394. Hall (319) 347-2333.

Chapman Valley and Parry Sound, ON - September 25 and 26, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30, preceded by supper at 5:30. All meetings in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall, Highway 124 at Miller Road. Bible readings: Saturday, 8:45 on "Judgment of sin, judgment of self, and the judgment seat of Christ;" Lord’s Day, on Isaiah 53. Breaking of Bread at 10:15. Corr. for Chapman Valley: Herb West, 13 Lakeview Dr., Box 870, Sundridge, ON, POA 1ZO, (705) 384-5280. For Parry Sound: Tom Hulcoop, 9 Edward St., Parry Sound, ON, P2A 2W5, (705) 746-5919.

Midland Park, NJ - September 25 and 26 with prayer meeting Friday at 8:00. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. All meetings in the Gospel Hall, 61 Prospect St., Midland Park. Corr. Edgar Chambers, 303 Huntington Court, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. (201) 652-4862. Gospel Hall (201) 447-0654.

Joseph St. Gospel Hall, Clinton, ON - October 2 and 3, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph St. All other meetings, commencing with ministry at 10:30 on Saturday, in the Central Huron Secondary School, 165 Princess St. East, Clinton. Breaking of Bread 10:00, Bible readings (two), from Rev. 4: "The status and activity of the Church following the rapture: (1) During the tribulation; (2) During the millennium and the day of God." Corr. Douglas McDonald, P.O. Box 329, Clinton, ON, N0M 1L0. (519) 565-2752. School (519) 482-3471.

St. Thomas, ON - Our forty-ninth annual conference will be held on October 9 and 10, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Dr. All other meetings in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Dr. Saturday meetings commence at 10:30, Ministry at 2:30, and gospel at 7:30. Breaking of Bread at 10:00. Corr. Lyle McCandless, Pol Crescent, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5P9. (519) 637-1602. School (519) 633-0090.

Baldwin, KS - Annual all-day meeting October 10 in the Coal Creek Gospel Hall, 1718 N 466 Rd. Breaking of Bread at 9:30. Bible reading at 10:45 on the Lord’s coming (1 Thess.). Children’s meeting 1:15, ministry 2:00, and gospel 6:30. For accommodations please contact Dave Olmstead, 1702 N. 466 Rd., Baldwin, KS 66006-7242, (785) 594-6628,

Maidstone and Mervin, SK, and Paradise Valley, AB - Joint conference October 9 and 10, with prayer meeting on Friday at 7:30 in the Maidstone Gospel Hall. All other meetings in the Legion Hall, 111 Main St., Maidstone, (306) 893-4277. Order of meetings both days: 10:30, 2:00, 7:00. Corr. for Maidstone: Harry K. McLaren, Box 481, Maidstone, SK, S0M 1M0, (306) 893-4614. For Mervin: Lennard Heath, Box 274, Turtleford, SK, SOM 2Y0, (306) 845-2627. For Paradise Valley: David Flint (403) 745-2560.

Home Calls

Hampton, IA - Harold Meinberg, age 83, on June 27. Our dear brother was saved in late 1939 and shortly after was received into assembly fellowship at Hampton, where he was an esteemed overseer for approximately fifty years. He was consistent in attendance at the meetings and was planning on being there on the Lord’s Day he passed into the presence of the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Marian of the Hampton assembly, and two daughters, Linda Alberts of the New Lenox assembly, and Marlys Osman of the Hampton Assembly, as well as five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Robert Orr and Leonard DeBuhr shared the funeral service.

Englehart, ON - Della MacDonald, age 86, on May 20. Our sister was saved in 1970, and attended meetings in Earlton when possible. She was baptized and received into fellowship after moving to Englehart in 1989. She really enjoyed the meetings and the Lord’s people for the last ten years, returning for a while to Earlton before failing health took her again back to Englehart to the nursing home. Our sister leaves a good testimony, and a good number of her nieces, nephews, and neighbors heard the gospel preached by Don Nicholson at her funeral.

Sudbury, ON - Ivan Rodgers, on June 18, in his 67th year. Our brother was born again in Rollet, PQ, in 1948. His latter years in assembly fellowship in Sudbury were some of the happiest years of his life. The large funeral and the attendance at the funeral home attest to his having been highly respected within the community. Mr. Ken Moore, a special friend, and Ivan’s cousins, Bruce and David Rodgers and Murray Pratt shared in the funeral service. He is survived by his wife Frances and their three children, their spouses, and seven grandchildren. He will be missed.

Unionville, ON - Fred Reilly of Bethany Lodge, age 94, on June 24. Our dear brother was born in Dublin, Ireland and saved in 1922 through the preaching of W. P. Nicholson. He was in fellowship in Letterkenny and Londonderry before coming to Canada with his wife in 1955. He was a respected elder at Pape Avenue until moving to Bethany Lodge in 1985, in fellowship at Unionville. Our brother was a godly man who loved His Lord, the believers, and the assembly. He is survived by two sons, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The large funeral was taken by H. Paisley and F. Brewster.

Red Bay, LB - Mrs. Fronia Sarah Pike, age 73, on June 22. Known to all as Aunt Fronia, our dear sister was saved in 1958, baptized shortly after, and received into assembly fellowship. She was a mother in Israel, with a pleasant countenance and a cheerful spirit to the end. Even throughout the four years of her illness, the joy of the Lord was seen on her face. Please pray for her husband Thomas, not yet saved but attending meetings, and her seven sons, four daughters, 25 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, many of whom are not saved. The funeral was very large, and was taken by Francis Barney, Bert Joyce, and Eric Fowler.

Cloughfern, NI - Mrs. Christina Johnston, in her 101st year, on April 2. Our sister was in assembly fellowship for eighty-eight years, having been saved as a girl of 12 at the 1910 Lurgan conference. She was first associated with the assembly at Portadown, then for sixty years in Ebenezer Gospel Hall, Belfast before moving to the Cloughfern assembly during the seventies. Our sister had a consistent testimony, attended all the assembly meetings, and treasured the fellowship of the Lord’s people. She was highly respected by all who knew her, and is greatly missed. The funeral was taken by brethren Millar and Burnison.

Moncton, NB - Muriel B. Howard, age 76, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on June 14, two days after having suffered a stroke. For more than 50 years our beloved sister was the faithful supporting wife of our late esteemed brother and servant of the Lord, Douglas C. Howard, who predeceased her by only five and a half months. Muriel was a true helpmeet and a wonderful mother. She loved to entertain the Lord’s people and was keenly interested in the gospel. She is survived by two sons and three daughters. The funeral was shared by Ken Taylor and Robert McIlwaine.