CliffsNotes – May 11, 2021

How Should We Pray for Afghanistan A girl’s school in Afghanistan was bombed last week and 85 people died. Another 147 are injured. How should we pray? I have strong and hateful feelings towards the bombers and their beliefs I ache for the parents of each child: the crushing loss, perhaps guilt at sending them […]

CliffsNotes – May 4, 2021

A Great Question The central question is, Are the leaders of the future truly men and women of God, people with an ardent desire to dwell in God’s presence, to listen to God’s voice, to look at God’s beauty, to touch God’s incarnate Word, and to taste fully God’s infinite goodness? ~ In the Name […]

CliffsNotes – April 27, 2021

Rules of [Email] Engagement Over the next 3 years we will be discussing controversial topics – we, as Church, have to be addressing these very important issues. Do you remember when the hot, and even divisive topics of debate within Churches were the use of drums (someone once gave me a book on satan and […]

CliffsNotes – April 20, 2021

What was Spring Gathering About? On Saturday April 17 all delegates and ministers of the Free Methodist Church in Canada Conference met for a national virtual Spring Gathering. We will be sending out the link this week to you, of the recording. The goal was communication, and we all felt that the information being shared deserved […]

CliffsNotes – April 13, 2021

General Conference June 5-6… But first, a Sabbath Week Dear Chaplains, Pastors, Delegates, Board chairs, and all those who call FMCiC home, What usually happens at General Conference time is members of Conference take time off to travel to and from the event, and obviously three days attending the actual event. A virtual conference, which […]

CliffsNotes – April 6, 2021

The God Who Makes Us Smile… A friend of mine experienced the tragedy of a house fire last week. It was devastating to she and her husband. They lost a lot: treasures, pictures (especially pictures), collections (she had a series of rare and meaningful books), and art. Irreplaceable. I sent her a note just as […]

CliffsNotes – March 30, 2021

BOA & THANK YOU FMCiC FOR GIVING GLOBALLY On Friday and Saturday your Board of Administration met. We listened carefully to each other, prayed, made important decisions and laughed together. I am confident that each member feels valued. I believe that this BOA is an example of a very healthy team. Last week I met […]

CliffsNotes – March 23, 2021

Evangelism? Part 3/4 Just a quick reminder that if your Church family is planning on participating in the national Good Friday service (11:00 AM EDT – so that our BC brothers and sisters can join in), then please message me privately pastors, so that I can acknowledge your Church family in the service. The information on […]

CliffsNotes – March 16, 2021

Evangelism? Part 3/4 If you haven’t already, then please take a moment to read Cliff’s Notes from the past 2 weeks (parts 1 & 2) – use this link:https://www.fmcic.ca/category/cliffsnotes/  Below are discussion points for you and your Church family: There are, absolutely, brilliant Holy Spirit moments when you have an opportunity to tell a stranger […]

CliffsNotes – March 9, 2021

Evangelism? Part 2/4 If you have not already, then please, take a moment and read last week’s Cliff’s Notes: “Evangelism? Part 1”: https://www.fmcic.ca/cliffsnotes-march-2-2021/. Below are further discussion points for you and your Church family: Somewhere in your 3-5 Year Ministry Plan, you should have a statement that reflects the following assumption: “Evangelism is not a […]