The Northern New England Conference Executive Committee met on Sunday, May 15, and elected Gary Blanchard as the newest president of the conference, effective immediately. He succeeds Ted Huskins, who now serves as executive secretary of the Atlantic Union Conference.
Full story at www.nnec2.org/news-article/new-president-elected
Dana Brady is the newest Assistant Director for Women's Ministry. She may be visiting your church or contacting your leaders to learn more about you. Be sure to give her a warm welcome to her new position. She can be reached at her email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of February 1, Linda Dayen has begun her role as the Editor for 'CoNNECtions'. She will also edit the stories that go in the NNEC pages of the Atlantic Union's 'Gleaner'. Linda is a part-time Bible worker for her church and has over 20 years experience as a realtor, currently working for Keller Williams Realty. Her husband is Steve Dayen, the pastor of the Woodstock (ME) Seventh-day Adventist Church.
For those that may not have heard - the previous editor, Scott Christiansen, retired on December 31, 2021.
We are excited to have Linda on board and appreciate her willingness to serve!
On February 15 the Atlantic Union Executive Committee voted Ted Huskins to be their Executive Secretary. Filling the role left by Pierre Omeler who became the Union President in November. This change is effective March 1. Read the full report from the Atlantic Union at www.nnec.org/huskins-moves-to-au
Pastor Wayne McFarland retired at the end of October from being the pastor of the Farmingdale, ME church where he was pastor for 6 years. He and his wife, Mona, are moving to Oregon to be near family where they feel their new mission lies. They will be greatly missed by their church family and were sent with prayers, encouragement, and love. The next pastor for the Farmingdale church has yet to be decided.
Wayne’s full story can be found in the next edition of CoNNECtions Magazine.
With fall upon us, the camp meeting main tent was taken down yesterday with the help of area pastors and conference staff. After this summer’s camp meeting weekend, the Freeport church and Pine Tree Academy asked for the main tent to be left up. They used it for a concert, daily outdoor classes, chapel and multiple other events. It was decided that it could be left until the weather changed and that time is here. The tent is still in need of repairs and the decision to use again, repair, or replace is still yet to be decided. If you’d like to move this decision forward, hit the “ROAR” button at the top of this page and give to the tent project. 🙂
Pastor Jefferson Kern and his wife Yvonne are moving this week from the Sudan, where he served as the Country Director for ADRA. Pastor Kern has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in many different capacities for over two decades. He will be assuming pastoral responsibilities for the Portsmouth and Nashua churches in New Hampshire. Please join us in welcoming and praying for Jefferson, Yvonne and their three children.