CliffsNotes – August 18, 2020

    MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – Be a Big Influence: https://www.fmcic.ca/22282/ News & Stories Blog – Scripture to Music – https://www.fmcic.ca/22305/ the conneXion – a Free Methodist theology blog: 3 Minute Theology 2.5: Knowing the Bible Inside Out: https://www.fmcic.ca/3-minute-theology-2-5-knowing-the-bible-inside-out/ New Leaf Network: The 2019 New Leaf Advent Reader – : https://www.newleafnetwindork.ca/podcast/ FM VIDEOS: https://www.fmcic.ca/category/fm-video-blog/ […]

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 happens after 9:00 PM!” I […]

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 in an original Star Trek […]

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 the crew member in an […]

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 / children / youth (I […]

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 the task force to decide. […]

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” game where we each took […]

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 will be more opportunities in […]

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 he referred to the same […]

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 to vent, which may feel […]