Financial Impact of COVID-19

Our Administrative and Financial Services team manage finance (including payroll), personal benefits, pensions, investments, property management, corporate administration, bequests and other legal affairs for The Free Methodist Church in Canada. The team works behind the scenes to help our local churches thrive in ministry while ensuring compliance with Canadian legal obligations, accountability, and transparency. One […]

Double Whammy

Every month, the staff at the Ministry Centre participate in a learning session hosted by an expert volunteer. Topics in the past few months have ranged from working effectively from home to time management techniques. At the end of November, Chris Lindsay, Registered Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, spoke with the Ministry Centre team about […]

The Story Continues

When theStory, a Free Methodist church in Sarnia, ON, closed its doors last year, it was an ending, but a year later something new is beginning in that space. The building that housed theStory is located on the main street in downtown Sarnia. Like many smaller downtown cores, it has been revitalized over the past […]

The Work of a Prison Chaplain

Abraham Yonas, an ordained minister with the Free Methodist Church in Canada, has been a chaplain at Beavercreek Institution in Gravenhurst, ON for fourteen years. Beaver Creek Institution is a minimum and medium security federal prison operated by the Correctional Service of Canada. Abraham works in the medium security prison where there are approximately 500 […]

Scripture to Music

Jason Silver is a Christian singer-songwriter and the worship leader at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, 25 kilometres north of Kingston, ON. Jason grew up in the Harrowsmith church, attended Aldersgate College where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Religious Studies/Theology, and worked as a full time worship pastor in large churches in both […]

Speaking Words of Comfort

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, shortly after take off, a Snowbird jet crashed in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood of Kamloops, BC. Canadian Forces Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey, the aerobatic team’s public affairs officer, was killed and pilot Capt. Richard MacDougall suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred three blocks from Free Methodist Centennial Chapel, […]