CliffsNotes – June 26, 2018

Manitoba, thank you for hosting our last Regional Gathering! We started across the country on March 3rd in Quebec and ended in Brandon, Manitoba. I didn’t know exactly what to expect: what kind of questions would you ask, what concerns would you raise, what the enthusiasm-level would be and how well attended would they be? […]

CliffsNotes – June 19, 2018

Hello friends, Bishop Cliff is in Ottawa for some meetings. The Regional Gathering at Wesley Chapel took place this past Saturday and there are some pictures from the event in the photo gallery. A huge Thank You goes out to Pastor Sabrina, Pastor James Pedlar, Veleyne Amsterdam and their team for hosting the event and […]

CliffsNotes – June 12, 2018

Karlene and I enjoyed very much the warm welcome we received by the Westport congregation on Sunday morning. Westport FM is asking the big question: “how do we accept responsibility for our community?” They seem quite motivated to discover what God would have for them. As I met with some of their leaders I was […]

CliffsNotes – June 5, 2018

9 Regional Gatherings under our corporate – FMCIC-belt. This past weekend was in Regina. We enjoyed visioning and praying together. 3 different types of chili to choose from – thank you Northview FM! And Thank You Northview for your enthusiastic participation in the worship and sermon! Good reminder that we should participate in sermons – […]

CliffsNotes – May 29, 2018

This past weekend I was in Calgary for their Regional Gathering. It was a warm beautiful day in Red Deer. Though we don’t have a church in Red Deer, it is a middle ground for our Alberta churches. Thank you each of you for making that effort to attend, pray, listen, discuss, worship, and fellowship. […]

CliffsNotes – May 22, 2018

I sure hope that you had a refreshing long weekend! Today two important prayer opportunities that are time sensitive: 1. The Free Methodist Church in Sri Lanka will be in court this Thursday and we are praying for justice and resolution. They are eager to get out of the courts (and all the costs: time […]

CliffsNotes – May 15, 2018

It was 30 degrees in Vancouver on Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day indeed! Saturday was the BC Regional Gathering and we were hosted by the New Heights Community Church family. This church family purchased a building on the main street of town (Mission, BC). In order to do so, the city required that they create a […]

CliffsNotes – May 8, 2018

135 years. That’s how old our Tillsonburg church turned this year and Karlene and I were invited to participate in their anniversary service this past weekend. When Open Arms (Tillsonburg FM) wondered what it would mean to accept responsibility for their community, they realized that God would have them befriend migrant workers from Latin America. […]

CliffsNotes – May 1, 2018

In my neighbourhood we have squirrels that run around raiding gardens. In Dryden Ontario, they have deer! Someone at the Regional Gathering this weekend in Dryden said that they counted 30 around the town! Karlene and I enjoyed the very warm fellowship of this tight knit network/Regional Gathering. We talked, laughed, PRAYED, and dealt with […]

CliffsNotes – April 24, 2018

This past Friday and Saturday the national Board of Administration met (we meet twice a year). We continued in our study of Pursuing God’s Will Together by Ruth Haley Barton. There were items on the agenda that we all looked forward to and at least one that none of us were excited about – most […]