CliffsNotes – September 17, 2019

The Western Ministers Conference begins today! Please pray for our pastors and leaders who will be meeting over the next two days that God will speak to them and refresh their spirit during this time away.   Reminder Eastern Ministers Conference is taking place at Wesley Acres Retreat Centre October 1-3, 2019. If you have […]

CliffsNotes – September 10, 2019

If I walked into your church this Sunday as a visitor (and no one recognized me) what would my experience be? Would I be warmly greeted, including an opportunity to have a ‘real’ and life giving conversation? People with the gift of hospitality have that special ability to make others feel at ease and comfortable […]

CliffsNotes – September 3, 2019

The End of Summer Vacation… The person who did the announcements at the service Karlene and I led at Wesley Acres this past Sunday, said that “camp and summer are now over!” We all laughed and then groaned as we realized that she was right! She proceeded to describe the wonderful and meaningful summer they […]

CliffsNotes – August 14, 2019

Good Afternoon, Bishop Cliff, Karlene are in Sri Lanka along with Rev. David Schuchardt and Jaylynne Fox (Northview Community Church) for the annual Family Camp. Please keep the team in your prayers. Pastor David has a link to blog that was written during his last trip to Sri Lanka for the Family Camp: https://northview.sk.ca/sri-lanka/?fbclid=IwAR0_z0Wa_VKp7q8UTA9oMKnqcRUkt1ugMmBhChQ3Okhro1FHSTY0jmFjNZo   […]

CliffsNotes – July 30, 2019

“I pray for a refreshing summer for you. Let me challenge you to two Bible disciplines: meditation and memorization. These two ingredients in good Bible study are often neglected because of our busy-ness. Maybe in the next few weeks you’ll rediscover (or discover) how important these are…” Bishop Cliff MEDIA CONNECTIONS Church Health Thursdays – […]

CliffsNotes – July 23, 2019

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff and Karlene are on vacation this week. Please keep them in your prayers. “I pray for a refreshing summer for you. Let me challenge you to two Bible disciplines: meditation and memorization. These two ingredients in good Bible study are often neglected because of our busy-ness. Maybe in the next few […]

CliffsNotes – July 16, 2019

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff and Karlene are in Florida this week for the FMCUSA General Conference.   “I pray for a refreshing summer for you. Let me challenge you to two Bible disciplines: meditation and memorization. These two ingredients in good Bible study are often neglected because of our busy-ness. Maybe in the next few […]

CliffsNotes – July 9, 2019

Women in Leadership: Not Just Another Position Paper (though our position papers are foundational readings, maybe on your summer reading list!)… Seems I’m on a role with interviews! This time it’s with our leader for the “Engaging Women in Leadership” Team, Jan Kupez who is a member of the Kemptville FM Church. This is both […]

CliffsNotes – July 2, 2019

Social Media isn’t always the best way to have an important conversation… Some of you might have heard or read about the controversy in Picton, Ontario. I’ve asked our own Kevin Stenhouse, Lead pastor of Picton FM to tell you the story… Cliff: Kevin, a priest serving in your town wrote in his church bulletin […]

CliffsNotes – June 25, 2019

Jared’s Sabbatical… Cliff: Jared, you are eligible to take a sabbatical according to our policy, therefore you recently applied for one to our Personnel Team. Why is a sabbatical important to you? Jared: Sabbaticals are important because they allow for two very important things: rest and perspective. Ministry, especially if you love what you do, […]