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: http://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/


August 16- 21, 2020
The Amazing Race – Virtual Family Camp
With the onset of Covid-19 many of our summer camps have been cancelled.  With this in mind we created a Virtual Family Camp where people can still come together, meet Jesus, and grow in their faith.
Come join us the week of Aug 16-21 on Facebook for inspiring music, challenging messages and activities for the whole family!
  • Special Speaker, Bishop Cliff Fletcher
  • Worship & Prayer with Maple Grove Camp
  • Youth with Natalie Frisk, The Meeting House
  • Kids’ Korner with Christina Catling, Barrie FM Church
  • Coffee & Devos hosted by Pastor Jenn Wagar, Barrie FM Church
Your camp experience includes:
  •  fun activities and daily challenges that you can do at home with your family or friends
  •  videos and testimonials to help you facilitate learning and discussion in your home
  •  interactive discussion, devotionals, sharing thoughts, questions
  • inspiring and encouraging evening worship services
    …and more!
For more information go to: https://bfmc.org/virtual-family-camp-week-2020/
All Are Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Summit | Part 2
Helplessness & Hopefulness – Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 (7:00-8:45 pm)
Click here to register: https://www.fmcic.ca/prayer-summit-registration/ 

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

None at this time

 

ORDINATION AND COMMISSIONING SERVICES

Leonard Bruce – Warkworth, ON – October 25, 2020 at Warkworth FM Churc, Warkworth, ON

Dani Harris – The Corner Church, Oshawa, ON – ordination service date TBA

Douglas Smith – Fellowship of Joy, St. Williams, ON – ordination service date TBA


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES  http://www.fmcic.ca/foundational-courses/

Register online through the link above

Lay Ministers tracking for credentialed ministry and those transferring ordination credentials into the FMCIC need to take the following two courses for full credit – and if possible, the Heart course first and then Wesleyan Theology.

Heart of Canadian Free Methodism:
November 6-8, 2020 –  location TBA*

Wesleyan Theology:
November 6-8, 2020 –   Ontario location TBA*
(also available online through FMC-USA: http://fmcusa.org/leadership/courses/)

Ministerial Candidates tracking for Commissioned or Ordained Minister are required to take the following two courses for full credit.  Those who are already commissioned or ordained are required to either audit these two courses for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) each or take the two courses and complete the assignments for 3 CEUs each.

Culture and the Missional Church:
Course starts October 13 (deadline to register – October 5)
Part One: Oct 13-Nov 5 – advance online engagement
PLUS
Part Two: Nov 6-7 – two-day in-person class – Trulls Road FMC, Courtice, ON

Personal and Church Stewardship: (NOTE:  TUITION WAIVED FOR THIS ONLINE COURSE)
5-week online course (ENGLISH) – Fall 2020-date TBA – Please register to be put on the waiting list.  If we receive enough registrations, we will run this course online again this fall.

(* These course locations are selected based on where the majority of the participants reside – so please register early!  Note:  Tuition payment is not required when registering for a course.  Payment is due 10 days before the course begins.)

 

2020 SCHOLARSHIPS   http://www.fmcic.ca/scholarships/

October 15 is the deadline to apply for the Leadership Scholarship Plan (LSP) for any courses taken during the summer and/or fall semesters of 2020. The 2020 application forms and instructions are now available to download from the link above.

October 15 is the deadline to apply for the annual Special Scholarships for courses taken during 2020 – apply online from the link above.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)   https://www.fmcic.ca/introduction-to-continuing-education/

Ordained and Commissioned Ministers (except retirees) are to annually report Continuing Education Units (CEUs) acquired during each year.  Check the link above for information on CEUs, the report form and a list of examples of many different types of life-long learning that can be applied as CEUs.
Note:  For those who attend the fall Minister’s Conferences or the spring Regional Gatherings, add 6 hours of CEU credit for each event when you send in your annual CEU report.

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CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing

Lakeland Community Church, Spiritwood, SK

 

Church Profiles available
Contact Davika Dotson in the  Leadership Development Office to request a church profile – [email protected] or 416-240-7845   (deadline to apply in brackets)

None available at this time

 

Preparing Profiles

(If you are interested in seeing the profile for any of these churches, please contact Davika in the Leadership Development Office [see above] and the profile will be emailed to you as soon as it becomes available.)

Campbellford FMC, Campbellford, ON (Rev. Jurgen Rausch-Transition Pastor)
Cedar Street Community Church, Simcoe, ON
Cornerstone FMC, Prince Albert, SK
Dunnville FMC, Dunnville, ON
First FM Church, New Westminster, BC (Rev. Vern Frudd – Transition Pastor)
New Hope FMC, Bracebridge, ON
Pineview FMC, Cloyne, ON
Richmond Hill Chinese & English FM Churches, Richmond Hill, ON (Rev. Louis Leung – Interim Pastor)
Trinity Christian Centre, Dresden, ON
Whitby FMC, Whitby, ON (Rev. Vic Stonehouse-Transition Pastor)


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Angelic Treasures Christian Daycare Newmarket – SUPERVISOR
Youth and Worship Pastor – Weyburn FM Church
Associate Pastor:  Youth, Young Adults & Social Media – Barrie Free Methodist Church
Office Administrator – Westdale Park FM Church