Bishop’s Notes – September 27, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday was a very exciting day for the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, located in the small town of Harrowsmith, northwest of Kingston.  They have completed a major building project and have constructed a gymnasium facility that will help them move forward in developing more community-oriented ministries.  It was great to be with this congregation for the official opening and to feel their enthusiasm for the variety of ideas that they have in mind for teaming up with the community to provide a place for children, teens and families to meet and engage in wholesome activities.

There are pictures from this celebration in the Photo Gallery this week.

Here are this week’s announcements.  The BOA has approved the following and we offer our congratulations to them:

Approved for ordination: 
Felix Chow (Assistant Pastor, Malvern Chinese FMC, Toronto, ON)
Fred Merritt (Pastor, Dunnville, ON FMC)

Approved as Ministerial Candidates: 
Liisa Farrugia (staff, Freedom Christian Community, Brantford, ON)
Munetoshi (Toshi) Hatsusegawa (staff, Wesley Chapel Japanese FMC, Toronto, ON).

Eyebrow FMC has gone into transition.

Have a great week serving Jesus.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the Ministers Conference at Wesley Acres this week.

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

PHOTO GALLERY
Dedication of Harrowsmith FMC gym

APPOINTMENTS
NA

CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing

Bramalea FMC, Brampton, ON
Surrey FMC, Surrey, BC

Profiles available / Director of Personnel receiving resumes
Avonlea FMC, Avonlea, SK – DOP receiving resumes until October 8

Preparing Profile
Arlington Woods FMC, Ottawa, ON
Asbury FMC, Perth, ON (Alan Adams, Interim)
Barrie FMC, Barrie, ON (Henry Dyck, Interim)
Eyebrow FMC, Eyebrow, SK
Harrowsmith FMC, Harrowsmith, ON (Carl Bull, Interim)
Queensway FMC, Niagara Falls, ON (Tom Gurnick, Interim)
Trulls Road FMC, Courtice, ON (Vic Stonehouse, Interim)
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)
Eastern Koinonia, Toronto, ON (Javed Jamil)
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)
Wawota FMC, Wawota, SK (Kevan Sears)
Wyevale FMC, Wyevale, ON
Yarker FMC, Yarker, ON (Ken Babcock)

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Music Director – Lakeview FMC, Saskatoon, SK
Administrative Assistant – Member Care – Lakeview FMC, Saskatoon, SK

2010 FMCIC MINISTERS CONFERENCES
September 28-30 – Wesley Acres – Finally!!  Looking forward to seeing you!
October 5-7 – Entheos Retreat Centre (near Calgary)