Entries by Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – August 11, 2020

How long should a board meeting be? I am an introvert, an internal processor and I don’t function well in long meetings. There is however research that supports my best thinking in this matter. For years I have quipped when someone has asked me about evening board meetings, “nothing good happens after 9:00 PM!” I […]

Soyez une grande influence

Plus tôt cette année, j’ai vécu une expérience inhabituelle qui m’a amené à réfléchir et à réfléchir. C’était doux et touchant, mais j’ai été pris par surprise, et je n’étais pas sûr de quoi faire au début. J’ai été mentionné dans la notice nécrologique de quelqu’un à qui je n’avais pas parlé depuis plus de vingt […]

CliffsNotes – August 4, 2020

Big Voice, Little Voice, No Voice, One Voice? If you are a Christian then you are a part of universal Body of Christ which includes all other believers across time and space. You are not a benchwarmer on the God-team, or an extra in the God-movie, or the crew member in an original Star Trek […]

CliffsNotes – July 28, 2020

Big Voice, Little Voice, No Voice, One Voice Part 1 If you are a Christian then you are a part of universal Body of Christ which includes all other believers across time and space. You are not a bench warmer on the God-team, or an extra in the God-movie, or the crew member in an […]

CliffsNotes – July 21, 2020

Another Task force & A Summer Question “A new task force? Don’t we have enough to do already?” The Free Methodist Church in Canada already has task forces exploring our relationship to the LGBT+ community, engaging women in leadership, a mandate to create one to consider our ministry to families / children / youth (I […]

CliffsNotes – June 30, 2020

A New Task Force and Re-Gathering The FMCIC has formed an anti-racism, or pro-equality, or ‘we’re all made in the image of God so how do we live fully into that’ task force. Actually, the Board of Administration did not give the task force a name, they left that to the task force to decide. […]

CliffsNotes – June 23, 2020

Welcome to “FMCIC Sabbath- week”! Sabbath is daily: God “sabbath-ed”, or stopped daily (read Genesis 1 and pay attention to the sabbaths): He reviewed and considered His day (He remembered): “it is good” implies that He wondered to Himself “is this good?” Around our family meal we played a “high-low” game where we each took […]

CliffsNotes – June 16, 2020

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff is away today. Thank you to everyone who was able to join the National Check in that took place on Saturday. It was a good time to be able to meet together on a national level. If you were not able to join the meeting, there will be more opportunities in […]

CliffsNotes – June 9, 2020

Pastor Will Keller hosted the first “Many Voices – One Heart” event. Tyendinaga Mohawk Chief R. Donald Maracle was in attendance and was invited to bring us greetings. For over an hour he gave us a history lesson and the time flew by. I felt confusion, anger, and sadness as he referred to the same […]

Questions Opportunes

« Tout a changé, et rien ne sera plus jamais pareil. »    « Les choses vont se calmer, et nous reviendrons bientôt à la normale. » « Certaines choses pourraient changer et d’autres resteront probablement les mêmes. » « Je ne sais pas. » Si vous prenez toutes les opinions sur ce que l’église ressemblera après la pandémie, ils pourraient facilement être regroupés […]