CliffsNotes – January 11, 2022

First Priority in 2022 Part 2: Prayer-Worship-Evangelism-Discipleship   Here’s where we left off last week: I entitled this Cliff’s Notes series “FMCiC’s First Priority: Prayer-Worship-Evangelism-Discipleship”. We tease these apart, prayer, worship, evangelism and discipleship, in order to help clarify doctrinal statements, and to have clearly defined categories on our bookshelves; but these are not neatly […]

CliffsNotes – January 4, 2022

FMCiC’s First 2022 Priority Part 1:Prayer-Worship-Evangelism-Discipleship A new friend told me about her Church in a European country. Her Church is relatively large and she spoke quite enthusiastically about it. She highlighted their focus on evangelism. She herself is a part of a group that weekly goes downtown to engage people in spiritual conversations.   […]

CliffsNotes – December 21, 2021

The staff at the Ministry Centre would like to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous 2022. Click here to watch the Ministry Centre Christmas video _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Virtual Christmas Services For livestream links to the worship services that are being held during the Christmas season by our Free Methodist Churches, please click […]

CliffsNotes – December 14, 2021

Jesus-peace is not “negative peace” or passive in any way. It is the peace championed by His servant Martin Luther King Jr., who confronted oppression and injustice. It is the peace lived by God’s servant Mother Teresa who touched untouchables, and offered them dignity. It is reflected in the peace that the anti-trafficking Set Free […]

CliffsNotes – December 7, 2021

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 week ORDINATION SERVICESMarch 20 at 2:00 pm – Alyson Lauber – […]

CliffsNotes – November 30, 2021

Last weekend Karlene and I were warmly welcomed by our Rosemount Church in PQ (Pastor Pierre). This weekend I enjoyed a visit with a couple of our pastors, and worshiping with our Dunnville ON Church (Pastor Bernie), and again I received such a kind greeting! Both of these churches told me about how important prayer […]

CliffsNotes – November 23, 2021

Have you heard of the ministry called “Embrace Grace” (their website explains, that they “help women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies find a place of belonging within the church through support groups”)? Rice Road FM is running this and have already seen beautiful spiritual fruit. Thank you Rice Road!Cam Taylor, an FMCiC pastor at New Heights Community […]

CliffsNotes – November 16, 2021

RULE OF LIFE 2.0: January 17 – March 27 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don’t become […]

CliffsNotes – November 9, 2021

Why these “hot button topics” now??People have wondered why in a pandemic season, when we are not even seeing eye to eye on vaccinations, and politics, why is the FMCiC discussing such weighty matters? Why in a season that people and pastors are TIRED have we embarked into “hot button topics” (Racial Justice & Ethnic […]

CliffsNotes – November 2, 2021

Remembrance Day: I have asked our military chaplains to create a Remembrance Day service. It is probably too lengthy for you to use during your Sunday morning service (over 20 minutes), but you are welcomed to use it Sunday if you would like. Pastors, simply contact my office to get the link. Otherwise, it will […]