Summer Notes – July 20, 2021

CliffsNotes will be back in September! Until then, we will continue to tell stories and keep you “in the know” with “What’s New This Week,” and “What Happens When.” Stay tuned and have a great week faithfully serving Jesus in your communities and praying that we see a healthy church within the reach of all […]

Cliffs Notes – July 13, 2021

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK What’s Got You Thinking: https://vimeo.com/572706937 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN Tuesdays: Cliff’s Notes 2nd Tuesday of each month: What’s Got You Thinking? 3rd Wednesday of each month: Get the Scoop with Lisa and Alison 4th Thursday of each month: Church Health Thursday Message from Bishop Cliff: https://vimeo.com/518725147 Coffee with Jared: https://vimeo.com/533730644 Mystery Beverage with Marc: https://vimeo.com/504427854 ANNOUNCEMENTS Rev. Dale Harris – […]

Cliffs Notes – July 6, 2021

  Bishop Cliff is speaking at Wesley Acres this week.   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN Tuesdays: Cliff’s Notes 2nd Tuesday of each month: What’s Got You Thinking? 3rd Wednesday of each month: Get the Scoop with Lisa and Alison 4th Thursday of each month: Church Health Thursday Message from Bishop Cliff: https://vimeo.com/518725147 Coffee with Jared: https://vimeo.com/533730644 Mystery Beverage with Marc: https://vimeo.com/504427854 ANNOUNCEMENTS None this […]

Cliff’s Notes – June 29, 2021

This is my final Cliff’s Notes until September. Today, something to pray about and someone to meet… Someone asked me what I think about the ‘cancel-Canada-Day’ idea. It’s a good question and believe me, I understand it. On the one hand, I don’t like at all the uncareful, self-righteous, easy-judgementalism that is perpetuated by the […]

CliffsNotes – June 22, 2021

Pray Without Ceasing How do you understand Paul’s words to “pray without ceasing”? Are you frustrated by the words? Did you choose to water down the meaning: “Paul doesn’t mean ‘without ceasing’ literally – he means that we should pray ‘a lot’!? Perhaps a western worldview crept into the Bible and you have assumed sole […]

CliffsNotes – June 15, 2021

BOA Vacancies and The New Board Chair The board shall have general organizational, promotional and supervisory powers over  all activities of the church during the interim between general conference sessions. It shall meet regularly, at times to be determined by the board, but no less than once in each 12-month period. The Manual ¶425.2.2.1 The […]

CliffsNotes – June 8, 2021

People of Peace On the General Conference weekend, I reminded us of the opportunity for the FMCiC to become a People of Peace. Let me offer you some starting places: Begin to develop a Biblical definition of “peace”. You will discover that shalom is exactly the right gift that the Church can extend to a […]

CliffsNotes – June 1, 2021

This coming Sunday is a National Worship Opportunity I realize that my office has been sending out a lot of information to our pastors and delegates. One of the reasons the National Leadership Team has extended to our churches a week off this week, is to be able to read and prepare for our General […]

CliffsNotes – May 25, 2021

A Free Methodist Podcast & Prayer Part 3 Let me begin by mentioning our New Heights FM podcast series called “Re”. I was especially appreciative of a candid, fresh and wise interview with Amy Caswell-Bratton – I recommend it to you. Thanks, New Heights and Amy! This is part 3 in our series on prayer […]

CliffsNotes – May 18, 2021

A Job Opportunity & Challenging our Definition of Prayer First an invitation to consider (for yourself or someone you know) the wonderful ministry opportunity of working as the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop! The Ministry Center team is a committed, competent, loving work-family. Though the incumbent will be required to be in the Ministry Center […]