CliffsNotes – October 27, 2020

Your Board of Administration and the National Leadership team met this weekend (Friday and Saturday) by Zoom. We received 2 major reports: one from the task force examining our movement’s commitment to women in leadership, and the other from the task force considering FMCIC’s relationship with the LGBTQ community. We decided to spend another session […]

CliffsNotes – October 20, 2020

“In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” This is attributed to Augustine, and I hope that it is true for FMCIC. The fascinating cultural phenomenon is that “essentials” are debatable. Another old adage, this time from a US politician, “you are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to […]

CliffsNotes – October 13, 2020

Hi my friends, Our pastors and delegates have much reading to do in order to prepare for the meeting this Saturday, so I will not contribute to the reading load. Also remember the National Prayer Summit this Thursday evening – please register in order to join us for the 1.5 hour event. Bishop Cliff MEDIA […]

CliffsNotes – October 6, 2020

Prayer & Prayerfully Prepared Services “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus We have a few “rest” opportunities for you in the next few months! Obviously, the Saturday October 17 General Conference meeting is not a rest time, and perhaps you feel a little tired […]

CliffsNotes – September 29, 2020

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 Have you watched “The Social Dilemma”? It is an important documentary. You’ll hear that no one person can be […]

CliffsNotes – September 22, 2020

‘And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching’. Hebrews 10:24-25 I’ve heard this verse quoted in arguments about regathering on […]

CliffsNotes – September 15, 2020

Apparently, US Bishop Emeritus Clyde van Valin used to call technology, “… the carnality of inanimate objects.” On Saturday this past weekend the FMCIC held an early sitting of the 2021 General Conference. By the way, General Conference 2021 is necessarily virtual and is only a Saturday-Sunday event, June 5-6. Unfortunately, what we planned to […]

CliffsNotes – September 8, 2020

Retreat, Rest, Sabbath, Vacation, Selah, Breathe, Refuge… At the beginning of the summer I wrote about sabbath. It seems right to end the summer with a review and challenge to sabbath in non-summer seasons too. Did you know that in order to properly sabbath, you need to step into a rhythm or routine, or create […]

CliffsNotes – September 1, 2020

Your Missionary Calling to a New Country If in December of last year, God had asked you very clearly to leave Canada in order to “go” to a new country, would you have been willing? This new country has had past mission efforts, and as a result there is a small percentage of Christians. The […]

CliffsNotes – August 25, 2020

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