CliffsNotes – October 8, 2019

What happened at our Ministers’ Conferences? We invited a First Nations leader to speak into FMCIC pastors. Jonathan Maracle loves Jesus. Jonathan is a singer and storyteller (check his Facebook page or listen to his music on Spotify, etc). He spoke passionately about God’s love for First Nations people and the Church’s opportunity to be […]

CliffsNotes – October 1, 2019

Leadership = Criticism I am so sorry that this is true. Every leader knows that this is true. Jesus experienced it (can you think of some of the things He was criticized for, and how He responded?). Unfortunately criticism can feel deflating, demoralizing or worse. Even just the fear of criticism can cause leaders to […]

CliffsNotes – September 24, 2019

Preparing for Sunday Last week was the Western Ministers’ Conference. Tuesday night was about decompressing and preparing for Wednesday. Wednesday and Thursday were very good days, but I can’t tell you anything about it yet because the Eastern Conference is not until next week! Please pray for our leaders. Here is the link to the […]

CliffsNotes – September 17, 2019

The Western Ministers Conference begins today! Please pray for our pastors and leaders who will be meeting over the next two days that God will speak to them and refresh their spirit during this time away.   Reminder Eastern Ministers Conference is taking place at Wesley Acres Retreat Centre October 1-3, 2019. If you have […]

CliffsNotes – September 10, 2019

If I walked into your church this Sunday as a visitor (and no one recognized me) what would my experience be? Would I be warmly greeted, including an opportunity to have a ‘real’ and life giving conversation? People with the gift of hospitality have that special ability to make others feel at ease and comfortable […]

CliffsNotes – September 3, 2019

The End of Summer Vacation… The person who did the announcements at the service Karlene and I led at Wesley Acres this past Sunday, said that “camp and summer are now over!” We all laughed and then groaned as we realized that she was right! She proceeded to describe the wonderful and meaningful summer they […]

CliffsNotes – August 14, 2019

Good Afternoon, Bishop Cliff, Karlene are in Sri Lanka along with Rev. David Schuchardt and Jaylynne Fox (Northview Community Church) for the annual Family Camp. Please keep the team in your prayers. Pastor David has a link to blog that was written during his last trip to Sri Lanka for the Family Camp: https://northview.sk.ca/sri-lanka/?fbclid=IwAR0_z0Wa_VKp7q8UTA9oMKnqcRUkt1ugMmBhChQ3Okhro1FHSTY0jmFjNZo   […]

CliffsNotes – July 30, 2019

“I pray for a refreshing summer for you. Let me challenge you to two Bible disciplines: meditation and memorization. These two ingredients in good Bible study are often neglected because of our busy-ness. Maybe in the next few weeks you’ll rediscover (or discover) how important these are…” Bishop Cliff MEDIA CONNECTIONS Church Health Thursdays – […]

CliffsNotes – July 23, 2019

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff and Karlene are on vacation this week. Please keep them in your prayers. “I pray for a refreshing summer for you. Let me challenge you to two Bible disciplines: meditation and memorization. These two ingredients in good Bible study are often neglected because of our busy-ness. Maybe in the next few […]

CliffsNotes – July 16, 2019

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff and Karlene are in Florida this week for the FMCUSA General Conference.   “I pray for a refreshing summer for you. Let me challenge you to two Bible disciplines: meditation and memorization. These two ingredients in good Bible study are often neglected because of our busy-ness. Maybe in the next few […]