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Flying colours for the Fall Fest in Campbell’s Bay

“There’s more in you, God is not done yet”, says MP Richard Bragdon

Pierre Cyr
Campbell’s Bay Sept. 30, 2023
Some 200 people per day took part in the various Fall Fest activities at the Campbell’s Bay Church of Faith, Praise and Prayer last weekend.
Participants of all ages traveled from Ontario, New Brunswick, the United States and even from Africa.
Activities organized for young people were much-appreciated. You could feel their enjoyment as they took part in a treasure hunt and the weather was ideal for the outside activities.
The event’s keynote speaker was Reverend Serge Towa, Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church in Trois-Rivières. He delivered an inspiring message on the theme that we gain more in giving than in receiving, and told THE EQUITY he felt blessed to have this opportunity.
Another guest was Richard Bragdon, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac. Bragdon, who was a pastor before becoming an MP in 2019, delivered a dynamic message to the group of men who attended his conference.
“There’s more in you, God is not done yet”, said Bragdon, who went on to say that modern Christians need to do far more than come to church on Sundays, they need to be ready to wrestle with God sometimes! God uses our weaknesses far more than our successes to reach out to others; there is more to come from your brokenness than from your blessings to help others and serve God, Bragdon told to the group.
Senior Pastor Sharon Rivest was delighted with the 2023 edition of the Autumn Festival. She first gathered the congregation 48 years ago in her basement before building the actual church in 2008.
Pastor Rivest says she could see God at work during the weekend event, and received testimonies from some of the participants who were comforted by their Christian brothers and sisters. She told THE EQUITY that one of the aspects she likes the most about such gatherings is the human connection that we experience when people get together in faith, and was impressed by the volunteering of members of other local churches who came to help.