My Renovation Project

I needed a renovation. And God’s my contractor. He’s cleaning up the mess I’ve made and rebuilding me—one area at a time. It began with the foundation.When you’re always sinking, eventually you reach out to find out why. Aha, no solid ground! A foundation built on truth was the start of this project. And the […]

Three Steps to Peace

Understanding the Spiritual Business of Forviness and Reconciliation “I am so hurt and angry I don’t know what to do?” said a young Christian wife and mother of two. After 10 years of marriage her husband had been unfaithful to her. In her pain and confusion she had come seeking Christian counsel. “He says he […]

FM Helping Hands in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi

The violent sound of Hurricane Katrina, ripping, flooding and wrenching its way inland from the US Gulf Coast last August was irrepressible. Then it passed, leaving a tranquil but ugly wasteland of destruction and death. The “invisible” Gulf coast of Mississippi, little reported by the media, suffered over 300 deaths, many by drowning from the […]

Destination: Accra, Ghana

In 2004 the Barrie FMC began exploring their involvement in global ministries. After leadership team personnel participated in a Global Awareness workshop with Dan Sheffield, a congregational audit indicated a strong desire to be involved in ministry in West Africa. In the summer of 2005 an Exploratory Team of six persons travelled to Accra, Ghana. […]

Student Ministries – Bible Quizzing

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 I am always inspired when I come across an old saint who is able to quote long passages of scripture that they learned as a child. I love hearing how God faithfully used that Word throughout their lives to […]

Rob Clements Book Picks

The Cross of Christ by John R.W. StottI have found myself coming back to this book many times since I first read it in university. I can think of no better introduction to the centre of our faith. Stott, both in his writing and his remarkable ministry, personifies to me what it means to be […]

Japanese women travels to Canada to be baptized

“He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow will return with songs of joy.” (Psalm 126:6) How was the gospel seed planted in the heart of a young Japanese girl Hiroko Yamaguchi, in far away Japan? How did this result in great rejoicing at the Trulls Road Free Methodist Church?To answer these questions, let […]

Grasping Onto the Essentials: Ecclesiology Commission Reports

Kingsview FMC in Toronto recently hosted the Special Study Commission on Ecclesiology that was recommended by General Conference 2005 and established by the national Board of Administration. Dan Sheffield and Howard Olver co-chaired the two-day conversation, May 15-16. Ecclesiology is concerned with the nature of the community into which people are called by God, commonly […]

Bracebridge FMC – Our Heritage

Bishop Marston once said, “Because we have a heritage we have a mission.” In an unexpected moment the truth of this statement became alive to me. As I was rummaging through a dark and dusty corner of the attic of New Hope Free Methodist Church (Bracebridge), I uncovered a long forgotten piece of history. Contained […]

30 Years of Community Spirit

It’s called the People to Love Centre. We at Thunder Bay Free Methodist Church call it the PTL Centre and are excited to be marking the 30th anniversary of this worthy Ministry in 2006. The PTL Centre is a free clothing depot located in the basement of our church. Two mornings a week volunteers open […]