CliffsNotes – October 30, 2018

The Reverend Doctor James Pedlar was formally installed as the “Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian Chair of Wesley Studies” at Tyndale University College and Seminary, last week. Besides his teaching duties at Tyndale as Associate Professor of Theology, Dr. Pedlar is also an associate pastor at Wesley Chapel FM in Toronto. The Wesley Chair […]

CliffsNotes – October 23, 2018

This past weekend Karlene and I were Valleyview FM, in the Greater Sudbury area. They started an initiative a couple of weeks back that involves board games and fresh baking. It is a community outreach event and as Pastor Jason explained, what better way to have safe face to face time with a new friend. […]

CliffsNotes – October 16, 2018

Everyone needs to spend time with the Study Commission on Doctrine (“SCOD”) – I love my time with them. These very thoughtful (smart) Free Methodists from across Canada met this past Friday and Saturday. You have commissioned these individuals to help us as a movement to deal with current doctrinal, moral, ethical, political issues in […]

CliffsNotes – October 9, 2018

New Horizons FM in Sarnia, Eastern Ministers’ Conference, Pineridge FM (in Calgary), Western Ministers Conference, and then Crestview FM in Winnipeg this past Sunday. I have been with many leaders over the past couple of weeks and most are asking the same essential questions about accepting responsibility for our communities. The big idea at Ministers’ […]

CliffsNotes – October 2, 2018

Hello Friends, Bishop Cliff, Marc and Jared are in Saskatoon, SK for the next few days for the Western Ministers Conference that will be held at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre. Please keep the pastors in your prayers as they travel, slow down from really busy schedules to meet with God and to meet […]

CliffsNotes – September 18, 2018

We were definitely disappointed that the court translator did not show up for our case in Sri Lanka. In fact it was not until our case was called that we found out from the judge the translator wasn’t there, and that we’d have to come back in the New Year. We were disappointed but quickly […]

CliffsNotes – September 11, 2018

Hello Friends, This morning Bishop Cliff sent a short message out on listserv regarding the court case in Sri Lanka. Please keep this matter in your prayers. The 2018 Ministers Conference Prayer and Evangelism: The Dynamic Duo is fast approaching. If you have yet to register please make your arrangements soon as possible, as space […]

CliffsNotes – September 4, 2018

Part One: Three Canadian police officers have taken their own lives in the past two weeks. If only one had, this would be tragedy, but three?!? I am aware that some of you already find ways to show support for your local emergency service providers. Thank you for doing that. I am thinking however, that […]

CliffsNotes – August 28, 2018

This was a very good note to start my Monday (from Pastor Laurie Lemke, Venachar FM): “Just wanted to share with you that we had a believers’ baptism service at a lake today.  We started the service with two people wanting to be baptized…but God is so awesome……..we baptized six (one of them being my […]

CliffsNotes – August 21, 2018

“What’s going on in Sri Lanka?” A court case. When I started in my new role, there was actually another case but Praise God for some very good meetings we had (myself and the plaintiffs), wherein the dissident pastors withdrew their case and committed to work towards reconciliation – currently there is one court case […]