Entries by Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – December 11, 2018

Every FM local church in Canada is prayerfully asking, “How do I accept responsibility for my community?” Lakeside Community Church sent me this video, and I asked Pastor Ken Dryden (“Yes THE Ken Dryden, but not the hockey player… the FM pastor Ken Dryden”) to tell me more about the initiative. His response is below […]

CliffsNotes – December 4, 2018

FMCiC 3 Year Ministry Plan: Initiatives 4, 5, 6 Every church should be working on, or working with a current ministry plan. These plans should come out of a prayerful discernment process (we recommend the Life Plan tool) which is about listening to God and your local church’s unique calling to accept responsibility for your […]

Le programme de musique de Rideau Vista reçoit un coup de pouce d’une Initiative du magasin friperie par The Review-Mirror

Le programme de musique de l’École Publique de Rideau Vista a reçu une bourse de $4,933 du Fonds d’Action Communautaire de Westport et du magasin friperie New Life de Westport. Les deux donateurs sont des projets de l’Église Méthodiste Libre de Westport qui à travers le Fonds d’Action a lancé la friperie qui réinvestit maintenant […]

Le Blog Annuel de l’Avent de Marc

L’Avent est presque devant nous.  Et il semble que chaque année je finis par écrire le même type d’article. Je me suis creusé la tête en essayant de trouver quelque chose de différent à écrire.  Puis j’ai été inspiré par quelques-uns de mes amis sur Facebook et je me suis retrouvé là où je fais toujours […]

CliffsNotes – November 27, 2018

What About “Missions” Part 2: The Wrights Last week I sent out the third initiative in our 3 Year Ministry Plan: Intercultural Engagement Team. I mentioned that we are hiring (leaders, we’d love to receive recommendations – click here for the link for the job description). Today I’m very happy to let you know about […]

CliffsNotes – November 20, 2018

FMCiC 3 Year Ministry Plan: A Third Initiative What about “missions”? “Missions” has not been on the “back burner” nor has it been given a lesser priority. This past year we have collected mission endeavours that you are already investing in (prayer, time, finances and with other resources), in fact we are quite active as […]

CliffsNotes – November 13, 2018

FMCiC 3 Year Ministry Plan: A Second Initiative Over the next few weeks I will be introducing you to the new FMCiC 3 Year Ministry Plan. Last week I started with the first initiative (though I did note that the initiatives are not in any particular order): Initiative number one: “how will FMCiC encourage and […]

The Flying V

De temps à autre, je ferai référence au film sportif de 1992 The Mighty Ducks en parlant d’églises. Non pas parceque c’est mon film préféré (ou bien un bon film) mais parcequ’il y a une leçon ou deux dedans pour ceux d’entre nous faisant partis d’une église locale. Laissez-noi rafraîchir notre mémoire collective. Dans le […]

CliffsNotes – November 6, 2018

FMCiC 3 Year Ministry Plan The first CliffsNotes of 2018 stated that we couldn’t keep doing things the same way and expect different outcomes like conversions, growth in membership, stronger finances, growing mission / outreach “beyond”, and the development of new pastors. Before the end of the year I will send out a “state of […]

CliffsNotes – October 30, 2018

The Reverend Doctor James Pedlar was formally installed as the “Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian Chair of Wesley Studies” at Tyndale University College and Seminary, last week. Besides his teaching duties at Tyndale as Associate Professor of Theology, Dr. Pedlar is also an associate pastor at Wesley Chapel FM in Toronto. The Wesley Chair […]