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CliffsNotes – June 8, 2021

People of Peace On the General Conference weekend, I reminded us of the opportunity for the FMCiC to become a People of Peace. Let me offer you some starting places: Begin to develop a Biblical definition of “peace”. You will discover that shalom is exactly the right gift that the Church can extend to a […]

CliffsNotes – June 1, 2021

This coming Sunday is a National Worship Opportunity I realize that my office has been sending out a lot of information to our pastors and delegates. One of the reasons the National Leadership Team has extended to our churches a week off this week, is to be able to read and prepare for our General […]

CliffsNotes – May 25, 2021

A Free Methodist Podcast & Prayer Part 3 Let me begin by mentioning our New Heights FM podcast series called “Re”. I was especially appreciative of a candid, fresh and wise interview with Amy Caswell-Bratton – I recommend it to you. Thanks, New Heights and Amy! This is part 3 in our series on prayer […]

CliffsNotes – May 18, 2021

A Job Opportunity & Challenging our Definition of Prayer First an invitation to consider (for yourself or someone you know) the wonderful ministry opportunity of working as the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop! The Ministry Center team is a committed, competent, loving work-family. Though the incumbent will be required to be in the Ministry Center […]

CliffsNotes – May 11, 2021

How Should We Pray for Afghanistan A girl’s school in Afghanistan was bombed last week and 85 people died. Another 147 are injured. How should we pray? I have strong and hateful feelings towards the bombers and their beliefs I ache for the parents of each child: the crushing loss, perhaps guilt at sending them […]

Bâtir des relations affectueuses et bienveillantes dans l’Église

Porter des masques, respecter les restrictions gouvernementales, obtenir des vaccins, et les églises fermer leurs portes et se réunir en ligne, ce sont toutes des choses sur lesquelles nous pouvons nous entendre, n’est-ce pas? Non, on ne peut pas et on n’a pas été d’accord, et ce n’est pas gentil, c’est le problème. Les gens […]

CliffsNotes – May 4, 2021

A Great Question The central question is, Are the leaders of the future truly men and women of God, people with an ardent desire to dwell in God’s presence, to listen to God’s voice, to look at God’s beauty, to touch God’s incarnate Word, and to taste fully God’s infinite goodness? ~ In the Name […]

CliffsNotes – April 27, 2021

Rules of [Email] Engagement Over the next 3 years we will be discussing controversial topics – we, as Church, have to be addressing these very important issues. Do you remember when the hot, and even divisive topics of debate within Churches were the use of drums (someone once gave me a book on satan and […]

CliffsNotes – April 13, 2021

General Conference June 5-6… But first, a Sabbath Week Dear Chaplains, Pastors, Delegates, Board chairs, and all those who call FMCiC home, What usually happens at General Conference time is members of Conference take time off to travel to and from the event, and obviously three days attending the actual event. A virtual conference, which […]

CliffsNotes – April 6, 2021

The God Who Makes Us Smile… A friend of mine experienced the tragedy of a house fire last week. It was devastating to she and her husband. They lost a lot: treasures, pictures (especially pictures), collections (she had a series of rare and meaningful books), and art. Irreplaceable. I sent her a note just as […]