Bishop’s Notes – July 12, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

It’s Monday morning and time for the Bishop’s Notes to be written.  Here’s the problem:  the bishop has “writer’s block”!  So I open and close this edition of the Bishop’s Notes knowing that this week’s edition will be a blessing to those who like short and sweet communications. 

I’d encourage you to have a look at the option of subscribing to “Faith Today” online.  You can see the July/August edition at www.faithtoday.ca/digital and if you read it, you’ll notice that the cover article is written by Amy Robertson (Eyebrow, SK FMC) and that Ken Roth (Chapel Ridge FMC) has an excellent letter to the editor.

There are three announcements this week:  Jennifer Anderson has been appointed to a new church plant in Niagara Falls, effective July 1.  Lynda Sinclair has been appointed Interim Pastor at Arlington Woods FMC in Ottawa.  Dean Babcock has been appointed to New Hope FMC in Bracebridge as Associate Pastor—Missionary to Malawi, effective July 6, 2010.  There will be a commissioning service for the Babcocks at Severn Bridge Camp on Sunday July 25th at 10:30am.

Severn Bridge and Arlington Beach Family Camps begin this coming weekend.  Please remember them in your prayers.

Blessings,

Bishop Keith

P.S.  Remember.  If you are wondering about something related to the FMCIC and its ministry, please send your question to the Ministry Centre

Have a look at Dan Sheffield’s blog: http://sheffield.typepad.com

ORDINATION SERVICE
Trevor Swanson – September 12, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at New Hope FMC, Newmarket, ON.

PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS
– Jennifer Anderson – Pastor at Niagara Falls, ON church plant, effective July 1, 2010
– Dean Babcock – Associate Pastor, Missionary to Malawi at New Hope FMC, Bracebridge, ON, effective July 6, 2010
– Lynda Sinclair – Interim Pastor at Arlington Woods FMC, Ottawa, ON, effective July 1, 2010

CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing

Surrey FMC, Surrey, BC
Wawota FMC, Wawota, SK

Profiles available / Director of Personnel receiving resumes
Bramalea FMC, Brampton, ON – DoP receiving resumes until July 23

Preparing Profile
Arlington Woods FMC, Ottawa, ON
Asbury FMC, Perth, ON (Alan Adams, Interim)
Avonlea FMC, Avonlea, SK
Barrie FMC, Barrie, ON
Eastern Koinonia, Toronto, ON
Harrowsmith FMC, Harrowsmith, ON
Queensway FMC, Niagara Falls, ON (Tom Gurnick, Interim)
Trulls Road FMC, Courtice, ON
Vennachar FMC, Vennachar, ON
Westport FMC, Westport, ON

Functioning with approved local arrangements
Butternut Creek, Kingston, ON (Bob Boutilier)
Campbell’s Bay FMC, Campbell’s Bay, QC (Orville White)
Charlemont FMC, Wallaceburg, ON (Paul Gast)
Enterprise FMC, Enterprise, ON
Killarney FMC, Killarney, MB (Raymond Riglin)
Mainstreet Community Church, Kelowna, BC (Shonu Ghosh)
Malvern Chinese, Toronto, ON (K.K. Leung)
Mississippi FMC, Mississippi, ON (Jack Bradley)
Richmond Hill Chinese & English Churches, Richmond Hill, ON (K.K. Leung)
Roblin FMC, Roblin, MB (Heath Butler)
St Joseph Island FM Church, Hilton Beach, ON (Adrian Collins)
Timmins FMC, Timmins, ON (Lewis Byer)
Wyevale FMC, Wyevale, ON
Yarker FMC, Yarker, ON (Ken Babcock)

PASTORS IN TRANSITION
Ousman Ali
Jacki Barbour
William (Rusty) Crozier
David Greene
Brenda Haggett
Kevin Kay
Will Keller
Barry Taylor
Scott Woolhead

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Pastor – First FMC, Moose Jaw, SK
Retirement Park Administrator –Light and Life Park, Lakeland, Florida
Retirement Park Office Manager – Light and Life Park, Lakeland, Florida

2010 FMCIC MINISTERS CONFERENCES
September 28-30 – Wesley Acres
October 5-7 – Entheos Retreat Centre (near Calgary)