CliffsNotes – February 20, 2018

Good Afternoon,

Bishop Cliff, Paula Moriarity and Marty Misener are on their last day in Sri Lanka. Bishop Cliff and Paula will continue on to Ghana and Marty will return to Canada. They are very grateful for your prayers. The favour and blessing of the Lord was evident during their visit to Sri Lanka and Bishop Cliff will share some stories and experiences when he returns.
For those of you who are friends with Paula on Facebook you will have seen regular picture updates. For everyone else there are pictures in the Photo Gallery for you to enjoy.
Please keep Bishop Cliff and Paula in your prayers as they travel to Ghana.

Regional Gathering season is upon us with the first one for South/Southwestern Onatrio and West GTA, taking place March 3, 2018 at The Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church. For those churches who have not yet sent in registration to attend this gathering, please do so. Click the link to complete the form and email it or fax it to the ministry Centre: https://www.fmcic.ca/wp-content/uploads/South-southwestern-Registration-Form-2018.pdf

Here is the video from Bishop Cliff talking about what Regional Gatherings will look like this year: https://vimeo.com/255083142

Remember: EVERYONE is invited to attend the gatherings! It will be a great time for all our churches to come together and learn about our vision going forward. Please take the time to attend- you won’t want to miss it.

Lastly, today is the deadline for Annual Report Submission. If your church has not yet submitted the report please do so as soon as possible. The links for the Annual Report can be seen below.

Blessings!


ANNUAL REPORT 2017
Please submit your Annual Report and Network Leader Evaluation on or before February 20, 2018.
English:http://www.formsite.com/reports/form141/index.html?1406294972546
French:http://www.formsite.com/reports/form144/index.html?1420832672433


2018 Regional Gathering

LOCATIONS & DATES

  • SOUTH/SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO & WEST GTA @ The Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, 456 Krug St, Kitchener, ON [Kitchener] March 3, 2018
  • QUEBEC @ Rosemont FMC, 3553 rue Jean-Talon Est, Montreal [Montreal] March 17, 2018
  • EASTERN & CENTRAL ONTARIO-EAST @ Wesley Acres, 1391 Wesley Acres Road Bloomfield, ON [Bloomfield]– March 24, 2018
  • NORTHERN ONTARIO @ St. Joseph Island FMC, 1589 Hilton Road, Hilton Beach ON [St. Joseph’s Island]  April 7, 2018
  • CENTRAL ONTARIO – NORTH & EAST GTA @Wesley Chapel, 2385 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON [Toronto] – April 14, 2018
  • NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO @ Dryden FMC, 261 Van Horne Avenue, Dryden, ON [Dryden] April 28, 2018
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA @ New Heights Community [Mission] May 12, 2018
  • ALBERTA @Westpark Church of the Nazarene, 3920 57th Ave. Red Deer, AB [Red Deer]  May 26, 2018
  • SASKATCHEWAN @ Arlington Beach Camp [Cymric] June 2, 2018
  • MANITOBA @ Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 3550 Victoria Ave, Brandon, MB [Brandon]  – June 23, 2018

Please see the website for more details – https://www.fmcic.ca/regional-gatherings-2018/

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PHOTO GALLERY
Sri Lanka


MEDIA CONNECTIONS

Church Health Thursdays – 3 Ways Almost Every Church Gets Stuck: https://www.fmcic.ca/3-ways-almost-every-church-gets-stuck/New
News & Stories Blog – A Church with Mission in mind – Interview with Greg Elford :https://www.fmcic.ca/a-church-with-mission-in-mind-interview-with-greg-elford/
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: Anna Spray -Table Church: https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcast/ep-51-anna-spray-table-church/ New
Faith and Finances Website: http://faithandfinances.ca
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
None

Ordination and Commissioning Services Schedule
None


SCHOLARSHIPS

The next deadline is October 15, 2018 to apply for the Leadership Scholarship Plan (LSP) for courses taken during both the pring/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/

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Heart of Canadian Free Methodism:
June 1-3, 2018 at Hampton FM Church, Saskatoon, SK

Wesleyan Theology:
June 1-3, 2018 in Ontario (location TBA*)
(also available online through FMC-USA: http://fmcusa.org/leadership/courses/)

Personal and Church Stewardship
6-week online course – start date TBA
8-week online course (FRENCH) – begins April 9, 2018

Culture and the Missional Church:
Next course date and location TBA*

(*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.


CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing
Sault Ste Marie FMC, Sault Ste Marie, ON


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

Melfort FMC, Melfort, SK (deadline February 20)
Madoc Wesleyan/Free Methodist Church, Madoc, ON (deadline March 20)
Thunder Bay Free Methodist Church, Thunder Bay, ON (deadline March 20)
Warkworth FMC, Warkworth, ON (deadline March 20)

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)
Asbury FMC, Perth, ON (Hanford Branscombe-Interim Pastor)
Caistor Centre FMC, Caistor Centre, ON
Centennial Chapel FMC, Kamloops, BC (Vern Frudd-retiring May 31, 2018)
Dunnville FMC, Dunnville, ON (Tom Gurnick – Interim Pastor)
Grapeview FMC, St. Catharines, ON (Dan Sheffield – Transition Pastor)
Marmora FMC, Marmora, ON (Adam Kline- Interim Pastor)
Odessa FMC, Odessa, ON
Richmond Hill FMC (English & Chinese), Richmond Hill, ON
Tabernacle de la Grace, Montreal QC
West Springs FMC, Calgary, AB
Weyburn FMC, Weyburn, SK


Functioning with approved local arrangements
Avonlea FMC, Avonlea SK
Campbell’s Bay FMC, Campbell’s Bay, QC (Orville White)
Church On The Hill, Orillia ON (Charles Tanner)
Cordova Mines FM Fellowship, Cordova Mines, ON
Dryden FMC, Dryden, ON
Eglise Chrétienne Méthodiste Libre de Le Gardeur, QC (Duplan Auguste Lython)
Enterprise FMC, Enterprise, ON
Harrowsmith FMC, Harrowsmith, ON (Robert Boutilier)
Killarney FMC, Killarney, MB (Raymond Riglin)
Markham FMC, ON (K.K. Leung)
Roblin FMC, Roblin, MB (Heath Butler)
Surrey FMC, Surrey BC (Nathaniel Prakash)
theStory, Sarnia, ON (Joshua Walters)
Timmins FMC, Timmins, ON (Lewis Byer)
Wesley Chapel Japanese FM Church, Toronto, ON (Misa Mochinaga)
Yarker FMC, Yarker, ON (Ken Babcock)


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


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Associate Pastor of Next Generations  – Trulls Road FM Church
Director of Youth Ministry  – Trulls Road FM Church
Youth Pastor – Malvern Methodist Church
Associate Pastor – Barrie FM Church