Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – May 4, 2021

A Great Question The central question is, Are the leaders of the future truly men and women of God, people with an ardent desire to dwell in God’s presence, to listen to God’s voice, to look at God’s beauty, to touch God’s incarnate Word, and to taste fully God’s infinite …

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CliffsNotes – April 27, 2021

Rules of [Email] Engagement Over the next 3 years we will be discussing controversial topics – we, as Church, have to be addressing these very important issues. Do you remember when the hot, and even divisive topics of debate within Churches were the use of drums (someone once gave me …

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CliffsNotes – April 13, 2021

General Conference June 5-6… But first, a Sabbath Week Dear Chaplains, Pastors, Delegates, Board chairs, and all those who call FMCiC home, What usually happens at General Conference time is members of Conference take time off to travel to and from the event, and obviously three days attending the actual …

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CliffsNotes – April 6, 2021

The God Who Makes Us Smile… A friend of mine experienced the tragedy of a house fire last week. It was devastating to she and her husband. They lost a lot: treasures, pictures (especially pictures), collections (she had a series of rare and meaningful books), and art. Irreplaceable. I sent …

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CliffsNotes – March 30, 2021

BOA & THANK YOU FMCiC FOR GIVING GLOBALLY On Friday and Saturday your Board of Administration met. We listened carefully to each other, prayed, made important decisions and laughed together. I am confident that each member feels valued. I believe that this BOA is an example of a very healthy …

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CliffsNotes – March 23, 2021

Evangelism? Part 3/4 Just a quick reminder that if your Church family is planning on participating in the national Good Friday service (11:00 AM EDT – so that our BC brothers and sisters can join in), then please message me privately pastors, so that I can acknowledge your Church family in …

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CliffsNotes – March 16, 2021

Evangelism? Part 3/4 If you haven’t already, then please take a moment to read Cliff’s Notes from the past 2 weeks (parts 1 & 2) – use this link:https://fmcic.ca/category/cliffsnotes/  Below are discussion points for you and your Church family: There are, absolutely, brilliant Holy Spirit moments when you have an …

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CliffsNotes – March 9, 2021

Evangelism? Part 2/4 If you have not already, then please, take a moment and read last week’s Cliff’s Notes: “Evangelism? Part 1”: https://fmcic.ca/cliffsnotes-march-2-2021/. Below are further discussion points for you and your Church family: Somewhere in your 3-5 Year Ministry Plan, you should have a statement that reflects the following …

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Attention, pas dedans

J’ai récemment participé à un webinaire sur les mesures de santé de l’église locale organisé par un ministère international. L’idée était de jeter un coup d’oeil aux choses que les églises et les dirigeants devaient faire attention dans un paysage post-pandémique. Je ne suis pas ici pour parler du webinaire …

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