Entries by Lisa Howden

Vous pouvez faire cela, Église

C’est l’un de ces moments où il est difficile de savoir quoi écrire. Il se passe tellement de choses et tout change si rapidement. Qu’en dites-vous? Je n’ai presque rien écrit parce qu’il y a beaucoup d’autres choses sur lesquelles je dois me concentrer et que les choses ne sont pas normales, mais je voulais […]

CliffsNotes – March 31, 2020

Taking Responsibility & Meeting With You This Week I had to cancel a field trip to a youth center in Ingersol, Ontario. I had invited some pastors who had spoken to me about some of their sanctified dreams, and I thought that a walk thru of the Fusion Youth Center would generate exciting conversation. This is a You […]

Connecting with you over the next two weeks

Thank you for faithfully, and prayerfully leaning into ministry in this time of crisis. The Church has an opportunity to shine. I am setting up connecting times for us over the next couple of weeks: Saturday night (March 28) join us for PRAYER & WORSHIP on Facebook Live @ 7:30-8:30 PM (FMCIC Facebook page) – https://www.facebook.com/FMCIC/ Sunday (March […]

CliffsNotes – March 24, 2020

National Prayer Time on the 28th & Lessons from a Tornado Let me start with a thank you to our churches who are finding ways to meet needs in your community. Practical needs like groceries, toilet paper, prayer and counselling support – I was reminded that homes that already experience abuse, will be especially dangerous […]

CliffsNotes – March 17, 2020

Canceled Sundays, General Conference and Kingdom Work in a Ghost-town! Many of you had to cancel Sunday morning service. I see that several of you live-streamed your service. Praise God for that type of technology. The question that I find myself asking is one that a dear friend asked me, “if the Sunday morning service […]

CliffsNotes – March 10, 2020

Pandemic Preparedness, General Conference & A Musical Idea Is it our responsibility as a Church to be prepared for a pandemic? Your local church is committed to “accept responsibility for their community.” This is a community threat which is both a medical issue and a mental health issue. There is fear of the physical consequences […]

CliffsNotes – March 3, 2020

Another General Conference Resolution & Strategic Planning in Balmy SK! Is your church readying for “General Conference 2020: Be Free!”? Are you praying for our time together? Are you reading, and prayerfully discussing the resolutions? Are you registered for the Prayer Summit? Are you registered for GC? Today our Board of Admin secretary, Dr. Dave […]

CliffsNotes – February 25, 2020

We are in a series in preparation for General Conference (have you registered yet?). I hope that as a church family you are participating in the call to pray for General Conference, and discussing resolutions that are being presented. Most of these are not new to you. They have been discussed at Regional Gatherings, in […]

40 Days of Prayer & Fasting for the Renewal

40 Days of Prayer & Fasting for the Renewal of the FMCIC  Perhaps you have read the statistics and heard the predictions, that the church in Canada is in decline. The FMCIC is part of that decline and we believe we can do our part to reverse this statistic as we ask the Lord for […]

CliffsNotes – February 18, 2020

Did you know that we have a small committee reviewing how to best prepare our ministers (and their families) for retirement and how to continue to missionally and pastorally engage with them after retirement? Retired missionary Debbie Hogeboom is leading the team. This committee has not come about because I received complaints from our retired […]