CliffsNotes – July 11, 2017

Good Afternoon Friends,

It’s Summer Camp season and Bishop Cliff and Karlene are at Arlington Beach Camp located near Cymric, SK this week for the Family Camp. Please keep the camps in prayer as they open their facilities to hundreds of kids, teens and families throughout the summer, offering them not only a chance to connect with old friends and build new friendships, but a break from the everyday busyness of life in order to connect with God.
Here is a list of FMC Camps that have activities for the summer. If you have never been to camp, or it’s been a while since you had the camp experience, you should sign up. It’s a great way to connect with the wider FMC family.

Wesley Acres Camp: https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#WesleyAcres  
Week 2: July 8-14
Week 3: July 15-21
Week 4: July 22-28
Week 5: July 29-Aug 4
Week 6: Aug 5-11
Week 7: Aug 12-18
Week 8: Aug 19-25

Maple Grove Family Camp:  https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#MapleGrove
July 9 – 16

Arlington Beach Family Camp: https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#ArlingtonBeach
July 9 -16

Severn Bridge Family Camp: https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#SevernBridge
July 14 –  23

Kakabeka Teen Camp: https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#KakabekaFalls
July 27 – 30

Pine Orchard Family Camp: https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#PineOrchard
August 11 – 20

Echo Lake Youth Camp: https://www.fmcic.ca/youth-camps/#EchoLake
August 20 – 27

Have a great week living out your faith!

Kalesha Peters
Administrative Assistant to Bishop Cliff Fletcher

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MEDIA CONNECTIONS
• The Little Big Picture Blog: A Co-operative Dream in the Dominican Republic: https://www.fmcic.ca/14279/
Church Health Blog: The Surprising Gifts of Bi-vocational Ministry: https://www.fmcic.ca/the-surprising-gifts-of-bivocational-ministry/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: The Church in Exile – Living in Hope After Christendom – Dr. Lee Beech: https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcast/ep-45-church-exile-living-hope-christendom-dr-lee-beech/ New
• Faith and Finances Website: http://faithandfinances.ca
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FMCIC
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SCHOLARSHIPS

The next deadline is October 15, 2017 to apply for both the Leadership Scholarship Plan (LSP) for the summer and fall semesters of 2017, and for the Special Scholarships. More information is available at this link: http://www.fmcic.ca/scholarships/

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES
Heart of Canadian Free Methodism:
Nov 3-5, 2017 in Ontario*

Wesleyan Theology:
Nov 3-5, 2017 in western Canada*
(also available online through FMC-USA: http://fmcusa.org/leadership/courses/)

Personal and Church Stewardship
6-week online course – start date TBA

Culture and the Missional Church:
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/ and now includes PayPal or credit card payment options. Those tracking for credentialed ministry should take the Heart course first and then Wesleyan Theology if possible.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Induction Service for Rev. Trevor Swanson at Mewassin FM Church, Duffield AB will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1 pm.

Ordination and Commissioning Services Schedule
N/A


CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Interviewing
Dryden FMC, Dryden, ON
Pineview FMC, Cloyne, ON
Ryde Centennial FMC, Gravenhurst, ON
Smiths Falls FMC, Smiths Falls, ON
Westdale Park FMC, Napanee, ON
Whitby FMC, Whitby, ON


Church Profiles available
(Contact Susan DePlanché at the Personnel office to request a church profile – [email protected])
Frankford Community FMC, Frankford, ON  – Personnel Office receiving resumes until August 8
Warkworth FMC, Warkworth, ON – Personnel Office receiving resumes until August 8

Preparing Profiles
(If you are interested in seeing the profile for any of these churches, please contact Susan at the Director of Personnel office [[email protected]] and the profile will be emailed to you as soon as it becomes available.)

Athens FMC, Athens, ON
Blue Mountain Community Church, Thornbury, ON
Caistor Centre FMC, Caistor Centre, ON (Mary Lee DeWitt-Transition Pastor)
Cornerstone FMC, Prince Albert, SK – (Dyan Mouland-Transition Pastor)
Harrowsmith FMC, Harrowsmith, ON (Carl Bull – Transition Pastor)
Rustle FMC, Kingston, ON (Todd Stelmach-Interim Pastor)
Sault Ste. Marie FMC, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Tabernacle de la Grace, Montreal QC


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 (Ousman Ali)
Cordova Mines FM Fellowship, Cordova Mines, ON
Eglise Chrétienne Méthodiste Libre de Le Gardeur, QC (Duplan Auguste Lython)
Enterprise FMC, Enterprise, ON
Killarney FMC, Killarney, MB (Raymond Riglin)
Markham FMC, ON (K.K. Leung)
Richmond Hill Chinese & English Churches, Richmond Hill, ON (K.K. Leung)
Roblin FMC, Roblin, MB (Heath Butler)
Surrey FMC, Surrey BC (Nathaniel Prakash)
theStory, Sarnia, ON
Timmins FMC, Timmins, ON (Lewis Byer)
Vennachar FMC, Vennachar, ON (Laurie Lemke)
Verona FMC, Verona, ON (Kathy Casement)
Wesley Chapel Japanese FM Church, Toronto, ON (Misa Mochinaga)
Wyevale FMC, Wyevale, ON
Yarker FMC, Yarker, ON (Ken Babcock)

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PASTORS IN TRANSITION

William Crozier
Kim Henderson
Dan Sheffield
Derek Spink
Wesley Wood


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Associate Pastor – Barrie FM Church
In-Program Supervisor – Little Blessings Nursery School, Whitby, ON

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2017 ORDINATION ANNIVERSARIES

10 years 25 years 30 years 35 years 40 years 45 years 50 years  55 years
Hilkka Aavasalmi Brian Eschbach Glen Coates Doug Wightman Floyd Babcock Sheldon Carlson David Ashton Frederick Gordon
Mary Lee DeWitt Barry Smith Robert Lay David Howick David Panton
Jennifer Donnell Brenda Tursa Steve Lougheed John Vlainic
Michael Gibney
Raynal Jean-Charles
Andrew MacKay
Joseph Manafo
Matthew McEwen
Pierre Sanambe
Grant Wolfe
Abraham Yonas