Welcome to fourguppies! We are Tim, Gayla, Hope and Autumn Guptill. We live in Canada's oldest mill town - Marysville, NB (Fredericton). Tim is the pastor @ Olivet Wesleyan Church.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Enjoying the Warm Weather

It's been in the high 70's and low 80's for a few days now. People are asking us if we are sure we want to move way back up north again??? Yes, we're sure! (Even though this feels like July in NB)

Gayla and the girls enjoying the warm evening out on the trampoline. This is what you do after you have jumped till you can't jump anymore!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Uncle Charlie

Gayla took this shot of Hope and Autumn with Uncle Charlie. Uncle Charlie is a singer/song writer Children's Performer.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


We interviewed, we preached (well, Tim preached), we were voted on, and we accepted. Tim is going to be the new Sr. Pastor of Olivet Wesleyan Church, Fredericton, NB.

You can visit the church at

The church is over 100 years old
It is multi-generational with a great mix of children, youth, young adults, boomers, and seniors (mature adults)
They recently renovated the sanctuary. It is very contemporary yet respectful of the past. It's a mix of very modern elements with some traditional features. The lighting, sound and media equipment is incredible
I know quite a few people in the church. I knew 6 of the 10 board members.
The Youth Pastor, Mark Brewer, is going to stay on staff. He's got an excellent youth ministry happening. He is married (Liz) and they have two little girls, Emily and Abbie
The church has gone through a fair bit of change and transition over the past few years, and they feel as though the time is right to move forward.
There are around 220-240 people there

We are really excited, and we look forward to getting there as soon as possible. Hopefully sometime in June. If anyone wants to buy a hoouse in Indiana, let us know ;-)

How Long Did It Take To Make this Mural?

Well, let me tell you...
"Several nights searching the internet looking for the right pictures.
A couple of days to figure out which pictures to use.
A quick buzz into Menard's and Lowe's for paint, tape, and a few new brushes.
Three or four days of drawing, erasing, and colouring.
One trip to the bank to pay for art supplies.
Many years of gaining knowledge of art through classes and lessons, while working and being a Mom and Wife.
More than a quarter century of doodling, taking lessons, being mentored, looking, seeing, drawing, drawing, drawing, hoping, doubting, colouring, dreaming, and believing.
A lifetime of loving art and beauty and colour."

Yep, that's about how long.

The above is not 100% original, but it sums up well what has gone into Gayla's mural at Fall Creek.

Hope's hair color

It might be hard to see here, but she has some red highlights. It's unbelievable how fast this kid is growing into a young lady. We are very proud of her!

Gayla's Mural

Gayla has just finished 40' of mural in the halls outside of the Children's Ministry areas at Fall Creek Wesleyan Church, Fishers, Indiana. It is AMAZING!!

This is Shelley, Craig, and Claudia getting their picture taken in front of the famous painting!

Note how the trees extend over the windows...

The theme of the Children's area is, "The Depot". Awesome train Gayla!

Recent Pics

If you look carefully, that's Craig, at the very top of the climmbing wall. Way to go Craig! Gayla's sister Shelley, and her kids Claudia and Craig were down from Ottawa to visit us.
Climb Hopey, climb!

Autumn went a lot higher this time than she did her first time. Good job Autumn!

Our Children's Pastor - Peter and Patty Bagley

Monday, March 12, 2007

At the Dallas Stars' Game

It was a few weeks ago, but I thought I'd post this pic of me and Jay Guptill at the Dallas Stars game...Star 4 - Ducks 0

Good times!