Hi my friends,
Our pastors and delegates have much reading to do in order to prepare for the meeting this Saturday, so I will not contribute to the reading load.
Also remember the National Prayer Summit this Thursday evening – please register in order to join us for the 1.5 hour event.
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Prayer Summit | Part 3
Fervency & Righteousness
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 (7:00-8:30 pm EST)
The heart of prayer that changes things requires fervency (an old-fashioned word for focused passion) and righteousness. Both require contributions from the Lord and us. What will God do and what can we do to increase fervency and righteousness required for effective prayer in ourselves and our churches? Doug and Margie Newton will continue to teach us about how to develop a heart of prayer during this time (October 15 starting 7:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM CDT, 5:00 PM MDT, 4:00 PM PDT).
During this time we will go into 20 minute breakout groups to pray about what we are learning and then have a Q&A time. To register for this, go to the FMCIC website under the menu “PRAYER” and look for “Register Now”. For those who register, we will send you a Zoom link to participate in the Prayer Summit closer to the time of the summit. Don’t forget to check that you are willing to receive more correspondence related to the summits if you would like follow up materials and the link to a video of the summit.
Click here to register: https://www.fmcic.ca/prayer-summit-registration/
Pastor Tyson Moerike – approved as a Ministerial Candidate and appointed as Associate Pastor at Pineridge House FM Church, Calgary, AB, effective October 1.
Rev. Carol Smith – approved to transfer ordination credentials into the FMCIC and appointed as Associate Pastor at Northview Community Church, Regina, SK, effective October 1.
Rev. Kevin Bishop – approved to have ordination credential reinstated and membership as “Located Ordained Minister” at West Springs FM Church, Calgary, AB, effective October 1.
ORDINATION AND COMMISSIONING SERVICES
Leonard Bruce – October 25, 2020 at 11:00 am, Warkworth FM Church, Warkworth, ON
Douglas Smith – October 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Fellowship of Joy, St. Williams, ON
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES https://www.fmcic.ca/foundational-courses/
Register online through the link above (Tuition payment is not required when registering for a course. Payment is due 10 days before the course begins.)
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*
Date and 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:
Date and location TBA*
Personal and Church Stewardship:
Start Date TBA*
(* These course locations are selected based on where the majority of the participants reside – so please register early! )
2020 SCHOLARSHIPS https://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.
CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Cedar Street Community Church, Simcoe, ON
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 at this time
(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)
Cornerstone FMC, Prince Albert, SK
Dunnville FMC, Dunnville, ON
First FM Church, New Westminster, BC
Lakeland Community Church, Spiritwood, SK
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)