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CliffsNotes – August 11, 2020

How long should a board meeting be? I am an introvert, an internal processor and I don’t function well in long meetings. There is however research that supports my best thinking in this matter. For years I have quipped when someone has asked me about evening board meetings, “nothing good …

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CliffsNotes – August 4, 2020

Big Voice, Little Voice, No Voice, One Voice? If you are a Christian then you are a part of universal Body of Christ which includes all other believers across time and space. You are not a benchwarmer on the God-team, or an extra in the God-movie, or the crew member …

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CliffsNotes – July 28, 2020

Big Voice, Little Voice, No Voice, One Voice Part 1 If you are a Christian then you are a part of universal Body of Christ which includes all other believers across time and space. You are not a bench warmer on the God-team, or an extra in the God-movie, or …

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CliffsNotes – July 21, 2020

Another Task force & A Summer Question “A new task force? Don’t we have enough to do already?” The Free Methodist Church in Canada already has task forces exploring our relationship to the LGBT+ community, engaging women in leadership, a mandate to create one to consider our ministry to families …

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CliffsNotes – June 30, 2020

A New Task Force and Re-Gathering The FMCIC has formed an anti-racism, or pro-equality, or ‘we’re all made in the image of God so how do we live fully into that’ task force. Actually, the Board of Administration did not give the task force a name, they left that to …

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CliffsNotes – June 23, 2020

Welcome to “FMCIC Sabbath- week”! Sabbath is daily: God “sabbath-ed”, or stopped daily (read Genesis 1 and pay attention to the sabbaths): He reviewed and considered His day (He remembered): “it is good” implies that He wondered to Himself “is this good?” Around our family meal we played a “high-low” …

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CliffsNotes – June 16, 2020

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff is away today. Thank you to everyone who was able to join the National Check in that took place on Saturday. It was a good time to be able to meet together on a national level. If you were not able to join the meeting, there …

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CliffsNotes – June 9, 2020

Pastor Will Keller hosted the first “Many Voices – One Heart” event. Tyendinaga Mohawk Chief R. Donald Maracle was in attendance and was invited to bring us greetings. For over an hour he gave us a history lesson and the time flew by. I felt confusion, anger, and sadness as …

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CliffsNotes – June 2, 2020

“I can’t breathe.”   Lord, what do You want Your church to do with this? I can rant, or lament. I can riot or protest. Do you know the differences? A rant is not an invitation to others to come to the table for discussion. A rant is an opportunity …

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CliffsNotes – May 26, 2020

A gift for our pastors, “Parking Lot” services & a note from Karlene Our leadership team is actively contacting local leaders across Canada. We’ve heard good stories, and despite the current circumstances, many of our leaders are shining. We find their faithfulness, creativity and adaptability inspiring. However, we’ve also heard …

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