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CliffsNotes – October 24, 2017

just spent two days with the FMCIC Study Commission on Doctrine (SCOD). These are the people in our denomination who casually use words like “nihil obstat” about a particular book, or “irenic” about discussion (I had to look these up too!). They think deeply and listen attentively to each other. …

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CliffsNotes – October 17, 2017

We (the FMCIC – which is you, me, all of us together!) sent one of our Winnipeg pastors to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation event in Winnipeg. One of the important benefits of being a part of a movement is we can be mobilized across Canada and …

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CliffsNotes – October 10, 2017

Karlene and I pray that you had a meaningful Thanksgiving weekend and we pray that it is with gratitude that you are moving into this week! “Today, Father, I choose to remember the new life that You have given me. Jesus, I remember that I am forgiven. I remember that …

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CliffsNotes – October 3, 2017

This past weekend Karlene and I celebrated the 50th anniversary of Queensway FM, in Niagara Falls – 50 years in their current building. Many past members came to visit and of course enjoy a potluck party after the service.  Pastor Marty and Chelsea Misener have been with Queensway for just …

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CliffsNotes – September 26, 2017

This past weekend I was with 33 other FMCIC leaders who love you and are all about making us stronger as a movement: National Ministerial Education Guidance and Placement (MEGaP) Committee. We recognized that our role as a committee is to “discern” God’s will with churches and leaders – no …

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CliffsNotes – September 19, 2017

Karlene and I were with the Kingston West FM family this weekend. It’s a warm church family and especially fun was the opportunity to meet several first time visitors / guests. Two families came because they were friends of Pastor Stephen and Bev and found their way to their church. …

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CliffsNotes – September 12, 2017

I have a few things to tell you about today… On Saturday I was with the Markham Free Methodist Church for a “Blessing Walk and Carnival” – they raised $100,000 for their community youth center. They already run a community center that has dance classes, music, ESL, badminton, ping pong, …

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CliffsNotes – September 5, 2017

One of you pastor-types asked me if the August BOA meeting (my first official BOA since taking office) was “productive”. I asked Darryl to give you a teaser and now let me fill you in on some of the discussions and decisions we made. I’ll let you decide if the …

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CliffsNotes – August 22, 2017

I’m feeling very French today! This weekend Karlene and I met with most of our pastors and their spouses from Quebec (I was really proud of Karlene for dusting off her one year of high school French for the weekend: she met with all the pastors’ wives, and then taught …

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