Entrées par Lisa Howden

Cette saison de l’Avent

Je vais commencer ce blog avec quelques rappels. J’espère que c’est bon. Ne faites rien de l’égoïsme ou de la vanité vide, mais avec humilité, considérez les autres comme plus importants que vous. Ne vous contentez pas de penser à vos propres intérêts personnels, mais aussi à ceux des autres. (Philippiens 2:2-4 Amplifié) C’est mon […]

CliffsNotes – December 1, 2020

“It is my right to sing in worship, as a Canadian!” Perhaps, but does it matter? What I mean, of course, is that you have Christian family all over the world living in closed states which do not offer this freedom. Take a moment to remember how our brothers and sisters in closed countries approach […]

CliffsNotes – November 24, 2020

Last weekend I was with the Smith Falls FM for Pastor Aaron’s induction service. It was good to be there in person. Of course, when I arrived early the worship team was playing, I assumed they were practicing, but when I finally paid attention amongst all the happy greetings I was enjoying with people, I […]

CliffsNotes – November 18, 2020

Leaders pay attention to two events this week: Prayer Summit and Soul Care Retreat. Pastors please make sure that your Prayer Point Person or a rep is present this Thursday as we discuss the nuts and bolts of developing a prayer ministry. This is a free event on Thursday evening (be sure to register here). […]

CliffsNotes – November 10, 2020

If I were to ask you to pray right now, how would you begin your prayer: “Dear _______…”? Funny how we have a ‘go-to’ name, even though the Bible is filled with wonderful names for God. Take a moment and list names for God in the Bible. Take your time, and do this not as […]

Je suis allé à l’église

L’autre jour, je suis allé à l’église, dans un bâtiment avec d’autres personnes d’église. Comment as-tu demandé ? Eh bien, merci de demander. C’était différent et je ne veux pas dire bon ou mauvais différent, juste différent. Comment cela a-t-il pu ne pas être le cas? Nous avons tous été convenablement distancés et nous avions […]

CliffsNotes – November 3, 2020

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse (Romans 12:14). To be clear, “persecution” here is describing the hostility, and ill-treatment that early believers experienced simply for being Jesus-followers. It is the word for what your brothers and sisters in Christ experience in many countries today – persecution is one of the biggest […]

CliffsNotes – October 27, 2020

Your Board of Administration and the National Leadership team met this weekend (Friday and Saturday) by Zoom. We received 2 major reports: one from the task force examining our movement’s commitment to women in leadership, and the other from the task force considering FMCIC’s relationship with the LGBTQ community. We decided to spend another session […]

CliffsNotes – October 20, 2020

“In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” This is attributed to Augustine, and I hope that it is true for FMCIC. The fascinating cultural phenomenon is that “essentials” are debatable. Another old adage, this time from a US politician, “you are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to […]

CliffsNotes – October 13, 2020

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. Bishop Cliff MEDIA […]