ATLANTIC CANADA CHAPTER
(08 April 2015)
“Greetings” from the only Canadian Chapter of the Azusa StreetRiders.
Our chapter consists of six members, four of whom are Licensed Ministers representing three different Oneness groups. The chapter is centered in Sussex, New Brunswick. “Where’s that”, you may ask? Head to Maine, turn left and head north.
One of our Chapter goals this summer is to double our membership. We sometimes joke that we know exactly what a “Church Plant” minister goes through as we “witness” to prospective members. We’re still overcoming the erroneous idea that we’re a “Biker Gang”.
The chapter members are, for the most part, also involved with the organizing committee for the “Cruzin’ for Christ” Motorcycles for Missions Biker Rally. In the six years of the Rally’s existence, enough funds have been raised to purchase thirteen motorcycles a scooter and a Tuc-Tuc. It’s through searching the net for ways to improve this Rally that I contacted Rev Doug Joseph in Virginia. He put me in contact with Fred Beall and the rest is history…We are now part of Azusa StreetRiders.
We have also made contact with a pastor in the State of Maine. He organizes a “Sheaves for Christ” Biker Event and we would like to meet with his people to share our vision and exchange ideas on improving each other’s Rallies. We also wish to see if we can help to establish a chapter in Maine…Close enough for us to fellowship with!
OUR “PLAN OF ACTION” for 2015
|1||17 & 18 April 2015||Atlantic District UPCI Ladies Retreat – Fredericton, NB||Our “Cruzin’” Lady Riders attend the Retreat and have set up a joint “Cruzin’ for Christ” & “Azusa StreetRiders” display, complete with a motorcycle. We are always on the lookout for new riders, participants & ASR members.|
|2||15, 16 & 17 May 2015||Atlantic District UPCI Youth Convention – Moncton, NB||20’ display featuring a motorcycle. Again, Cruzin’ for Christ & Azusa StreetRiders. We get some teen riders asking questions plus we also get to talk with bikers from previous Rallies. We want to make contact with as many Pastors as possible with the goal of being invited to do a “Cruzin’” presentation in their church.|
|3||27 June 15||AtlanticAide Motorcycle Rally. About 10,000 bikers expected.||We’ve offered to partner with a local UPCI church in Moncton, NB to set up a prayer tent (Similar to the ASR effort in Daytona, Florida) plus do a “Drive-In” Biker church service using the church’s parking lot. Negotiations are still on-going with the local pastor(s).|
|4||17 & 18 July 2015||1%er organized Toy Ride organized in a community along the Maine / New Brunswick border.||Excellent opportunity to wear our vests and explain our ministry. About 400 bikers expected. Tentative plans for a Gospel Music Concert on the evening of 17th. These concerts are usually well attended. Goal is to raise enough funds to purchase another motorcycle for Africa.|
|5||21, 22 & 23rd Aug 2015||“Cruzin’ for Christ” Motorcycles for Missions Biker Rally weekend.||Gospel Music Concert, full day of riding on 22nd and a “Biker Themed” Church Service on 23rd. Canteen at the Concert raises funds to donate to the UPCI “MK” program. Our dollars go toward purchasing bicycles for children of missionaries.|
|6||19 Sept 15||“Outreach Saturday” for members and invited guests.||Travel as a Chapter to support the outreach effort of a “Home Mission” church within the Atlantic District.|
Our “Cruzin’ for Christ” website is www.cruzinforchrist.ca
Rev. Dave McLeod / Chapter President e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org