CliffsNotes – June 27, 2017

If and when someone visits your church (on a Sunday or at a ministry event), what do you think they experience? Not what you hope they experience, but what do they actually sense, feel, see, hear and learn? What does “welcome” mean for your church family? Do you have a working measurable definition? Do you […]

CliffsNotes – June 20, 2017

I worshipped with the Athens FM congregation this weekend. I especially appreciated that though the service officially starts at 11:00, they begin to prepare their hearts in worship BEFORE with worship songs. In fact the sanctuary was already filled before 11 with people already engaged in worship! Thank you Athens for that experience. Would you […]

CliffsNotes – June 13, 2017

This is my first installment of the new series of Bishop’s Notes – ‘CliffsNotes’. That’s thanks to Ben from Arlington Woods who came up with the idea and logo. For those my age and older “CliffsNotes” is the American version of “Coles’ Notes” – what some of you read in high school instead of actually […]

Bishop’s Notes – May 30, 2017

Dear Friends, With just two more days before Bishop Cliff begins his new post, there is a lot of work around the Ministry Centre. The Accounting Department is busily processing expense forms and reconciling all the invoices from conference. The evaluation forms that many of you completed are being inputted so that we can view […]

Bishop’s Notes – May 23, 2017

Dear Friends, Bishop Keith and Donna are on vacation and Bishop Cliff will take up office on June 1st. What a weekend! There were many great moments of connection, celebration and prayer that took place over the four days that we spent together. We hope that everyone left the conference feeling empowered, inspired and challenged […]

Bishop’s Notes – May 16, 2017

Dear Colleagues, This is an historic moment.  It is not just the “Season Finale”, but it is the last episode of the “Elford Bishop’s Notes” series.  As I write these last Notes, I want to say how much I have appreciated the opportunity to enter your Inbox every week.  It has been a challenge some […]

Bishop’s Notes – May 9, 2017

Dear Colleagues, I had a great weekend in Saskatchewan.  On Saturday morning, people from across Saskatchewan and Manitoba came to Weyburn FMC for Ian Isaak’s ordination.  It was a great turnout of people and when it came time for the laying on of hands, I think we broke a record.  I didn’t count how many […]

Bishop’s Notes – May 2, 2017

Dear Colleagues, The days are ticking by and we will soon be together at General Conference.  The Ministry Centre staff are putting the finishing touches on the materials that ministerial and lay delegates will need to read and review prior to General Conference.  I understand that they will be uploaded to the FMCIC website this […]

Bishop’s Notes – April 18, 2017

Dear Friends, We have received a few calls asking about ongoing support of the Giving Streams. Please let me assure you that all the streams are up and running! For those who need a brief reminder of what Giving Streams are all about please click here, there are currently three Giving Streams, Global Ministries, Leadership […]

Bishop’s Notes – April 11, 2017

Dear Friends, I would like to thank all the churches who have responded by sending in their Annual Report – we have now received a total of 125. There are 37 more days until General Conference, and hopefully you have made all the necessary bookings. For those churches who did not order binders, the documents […]

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