Bishop’s Notes – May 26, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

A belated Happy Victoria Day weekend.  I hope that you were able to enjoy some down time with family and friends.  More importantly, I hope that the reality of the Spirit’s coming at Pentecost  that we celebrated this past Sunday is making a difference in your life personally and in your ministry as a leader of God’s people. 

There are two announcements this week.  Aaron James has been appointed as Interim Pastor at Blue Mountain Community Church in Thornbury, ON.  Jason Johnston has transferred his credentials to the New South Conference of the FMC in the U.S. as he has accepted a position on the staff of Oakdale Christian Academy in Jackson, Kentucky.

Please remember to pray for the north shore Regional Gathering that meets in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, on Saturday.

Have a great week serving Jesus.
 
Bishop Keith

P.S.  Remember.  If you are wondering about something related to the FMCIC and its ministry, please send your question to [email protected]

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

PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS
Aaron James – Interim Pastor, Blue Mountain Community Church, Thornbury, ON, effective May 21, 2010

CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing

St Joseph Island Free Methodist Church, Hilton Beach, ON 
Surrey FMC, Surrey, BC

Profiles available / Director of Personnel receiving resumes
Blue Mountain Community Church, Thornbury, ON – DoP receiving resumes until June 4 (Aaron James, Interim)
Wawota FMC, Wawota, SK – DoP receiving resumes until May 31

Preparing Profile
Arlington Woods FMC, Ottawa, ON
Asbury FMC, Perth, ON (Alan Adams, Interim)
Avonlea FMC, Avonlea, SK
Barrie FMC, Barrie, ON
Bramalea FMC, Brampton, ON
Charlemont FMC, Wallaceburg, ON
Eastern Koinonia, Toronto, 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
Campbell’s Bay FMC, Campbell’s Bay, QC
Enterprise FMC, Enterprise, ON
Killarney FMC, Killarney, MB
Mainstreet Community Church, Kelowna, BC
Malvern Chinese, Toronto, ON
Marmora FMC, Marmora, ON
Mississippi FMC, Mississippi, ON
Richmond Hill Chinese & English Churches, Richmond Hill, ON
Roblin FMC, Roblin, MB
Timmins FMC, Timmins, ON     
Wyevale FMC, Wyevale, ON
Yarker FMC, Yarker, ON

PASTORS IN TRANSITION
Ousman Ali
Jennifer Anderson
Dean Babcock
William (Rusty) Crozier
Glenn Dixon
Harold Fox
Brenda Haggett
Larry Hart
Dale Hawley
Kevin Kay
Bob Lay
Steve Lougheed
Doug McLeod
Paul Millar
Jim Peetoom
Pierre Sanambe
Barry Taylor
Jennifer Wagar
Scott Woolhead
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Pastor – First FMC, Moose Jaw, SK
Associate Pastor (Small Groups) – Lakeview FMC, Saskatoon, SK
Retirement Park Administrator –Light and Life Park, Lakeland, Florida
Retirement Park Office Manager – Light and Life Park, Lakeland, Florida

2010 Regional Gatherings
May 29 – Sault Ste Marie
June 5 – Ellice
June 12 – Merritt

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