CliffsNotes – July 10, 2018

Hello Friends,

Bishop Cliff is currently on vacation. He and Karlene are in Ireland enjoying the sights and some time away. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

It’s Camp Season! A great time to get away with your family to enjoy each other, unplug from the busyness of everyday life and create intentional space to hear from God.

Here are some dates:
Arlington Beach Camp – July 8-15
Maple Grove Family Camp – July 8-15
Wesley Acres Camp #2 – July 8-13
Severn Bridge Family Camp: July 13-22
Wesley Acres Camp #3 – July 15-20
Wesley Acres Camp #4 – July 22-27
Wesley Acres Camp #5 – July 29 – Aug 3

Have a great week!


2018 Fall Minister’s Conference

The dates for the Fall Minister’s Conference are as follows:
Eastern Conference: Wesley Acres Retreat Centre and Campground, Bloomfield, ON – September 25-27, 2018
Western Conference: Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon, SK – October 2-4, 2018
Please mark these dates on your calendars. More information will follow shortly so that all our minister’s can prepare for this great retreat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEDIA CONNECTIONS

Church Health Thursdays –  Four Practical Reasons for Small Groups: https://www.fmcic.ca/four-practical-reasons-for-small-groups/  New
News & Stories Blog – Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church steps up in fight against human trafficking: https://www.fmcic.ca/harrowsmith-free-methodist-church-steps-up-in-fight-against-human-trafficking/New
the conneXion
– a Free Methodist theology blog: 3 Minute Theology 2.5: Knowing the Bible Inside Out: http://www.fmcic.ca/3-minute-theology-2-5-knowing-the-bible-inside-out/
New Leaf Podcast: Jeff and Jan Steckley – Contemplative practice, second half of life & the art of starting: https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcast/ep-53-jeff-and-jan-steckley-contemplative-practice-second-half-of-life-the-art-of-starting/
Faith and Finances Website: http://faithandfinances.ca


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

Ordination and Commissioning Services Schedule

Dave Moriarity, Almonte, Ontario – ordination service on October 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm, Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte, ON

Brent Steeves, Sarnia, Ontario – ordination service date and time TBA


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Heart of Canadian Free Methodism:
November 2-4, 2018 in Ontario (location TBA*)

Wesleyan Theology:
June 7-9, 2019 – location TBA*
(also available online through FMC-USA: http://fmcusa.org/leadership/courses/)

Théologie de Wesley
6 au 8 juillet 2018 à l’Église Méthodiste Libre de Rosemont, Montréal, QC

Personal and Church Stewardship
6-week online course – start date TBA
6-week online course (FRENCH) – Fall 2018

Culture and the Missional Church:
Course starts October 9, 2018
Advance online engagement:  Oct 9-Nov 1 / In-class: Nov 2-3 at a local FM Church in Ontario (TBA)
(deadline to register – October 4)

(*these locations will be selected based on where the majority of the participants reside – so please register early!)

Registration is online for all courses at this link: http://www.fmcic.ca/foundational-courses/. Those tracking for credentialed ministry should take the Heart course first and then Wesleyan Theology if possible.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The next deadline is October 15, 2018 to apply for the Leadership Scholarship Plan (LSP) for courses taken during both the spring/summer and fall semesters of 2018. 

October 15 is also the deadline to apply for the annual Special Scholarships. 

Here is the link for both types of scholarships:  http://www.fmcic.ca/scholarships/


CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing

Asbury FMC, Perth, ON
Centennial Chapel FMC, Kamloops, BC
Madoc Wesleyan/FMC, Madoc, ON
Odessa FMC, Odessa, ON


Church Profiles available
Contact Susan DePlanché  in the  Leadership Development Office to request a church profile – [email protected] or 289-228-1225 (deadline to apply in brackets)

Caistor Centre FMC, Caistor Centre, ON (July 24)
Dryden FMC, Dryden, ON (Aug 7)

Preparing Profiles

(If you are interested in seeing the profile for any of these churches, please contact Susan in the Leadership Development Office [[email protected] or 289-228-1225] and the profile will be emailed to you as soon as it becomes available.)

Athens FMC, Athens, ON (Angel Valentin-Transition Pastor)
Dunnville FMC, Dunnville, ON (Tom Gurnick – Interim Pastor)
Richmond Hill Chinese & English Churches, Richmond Hill, ON
West Springs FMC, Calgary, AB
Weyburn FMC, Weyburn, SK


PASTORS IN TRANSITION
Glen Coates
David Greene
Kim Henderson
Jason Johnson
Fred Merritt
Jay Mowchenko
Derek Spink
Randy Williams
Grant Wolfe
Mary-Elsie Wolfe
Wesley Wood


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Pastor – Malvern Methodist Church
Associate Pastor – Verona FM Church