Cornerstone Leadership Team Update

An update of our most recent meeting

September 23, 2023

Members Present

Pastor Guptill

Bonnie Barteaux

Bruce Barteaux

Val Lewis

Rob McDowell

Joel Crosby

Regrets: Busola Adeniji

These are not the minutes nor the minutia of the meeting, simply the highlights. For more info you can contact Denn or any of the team.

Pastor's Report

Denn reported on his various activities since our last meeting.

A number of new families who have started attending both sites were mentioned.

Pastor Rob brought updates from our Windgate Campus.

Reports were presented from Pastor Marilyn and Pastor Stefan.

Meeting Highlights

Gatehouse Service Time: The service times for both locations is now set at 10:30 a.m.

Love Atlantic: Denn reported on plans for Love Atlantic, we will be collecting soup and milk for Beacon House. Unfortunately, the parking initiative at Cobequid wasn't approved by Captial Health. We will be distributing gift cards for pizza at the homeless encampment on Cobequid Road.

Forestkids: Denn brought an update from our rental with ForestKids. their rental agreement has been extended to September 30 (this has now been extended to October 31 for a small group of toddlers)

Living Hope Baptist Which had been renting space at our Windgate Location, has made the decision to permanently close.


Gros Morne Driveway Sealers, has had their trailer parked at the top of the parking lot this summer for advertisement, and in exchange for being able to have it parked there for this summer and next summer they have agreed to reseal the parking lot and repaint the lines in the spring.

Funeral Guideline Discussion A number of items pertaining to funerals at Cornerstone were discussed, and a formal document will be drafted for our November meeting.

Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be on November 25th

Upcoming Events

Pizza with a Purpose, September 24, October 1

Ladies Games and Dessert Night, September 29

Harvest Conference Ladies, October 20-21

Encounter Rally at Kingswood, Youth, November 3, 4

Denn's Schedule

Speaking at Scott Primes' 25th celebration as pastor of New Hope Wesleyan in Kentville on October 25th

DBA meeting November 9

Speaking in Connection Church Truro November 12

Leading the Truro Leadership Team meeting on November 22

District Ministerial Jan 17-18,

Bangladesh vision trip January 23-February 1

Vacation Feb 13-March 9

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's reports were reviewed and approved.

Leadership Team

Denn Guptill

Pastor/ Chair

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Bruce Barteaux



Rob McDowell

Site Pastor

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Bonnie Barteaux



Val Lewis

Member at Large


Joel Crosby

Member at Large

Busola Adeniji

Member at Large