The Sunshine Class

The Sunshine Class was started in1976 by Ethel Losier.  Ethel and her family attended Thunder Bay Free Methodist Church but she felt that the Sunday school classes offered at the time were beyond her mentally disabled daughter’s understanding – so with God’s prompting Ethel began the Sunshine Class.  Initially there were six students and three […]

The Music Man

Pastor Doug Dawson from Open Arms in Tillsonburg, ON shared this story about Leonel who was a regular at Brazos Abiertos, an outreach ministry for Spanish speaking migrant workers. We may never see Leonel again and that is good news.  This statement doesn’t make a lot of sense without Leonel’s back story. For the past three […]

The Path

Back in March I wrote “Woman at the Well”, the story of how Penny Flaro met Jesus through the ministry of one of our churches.  I want to tell more of these “good news” stories because there is so much encouraging, good, God glorifying stuff happening in our movement that should be told. If you […]


If you were in Sudbury, Ontario on Saturday, June 8th you would have seen groups of people throughout the city planting community gardens, cleaning up highways or restoring parks and they were all wearing white t-shirts with the words, “Elevate – Love in Motion” written in black letters across the front.  For the who, what […]


The following is the story of Sergio told in three acts and written by Doug Dawson (Open Arms FMC in Tillsonberg, ON) and Barb Peterson (Iglesia del Buen Samaritano in Sarnia, ON.) Sergio Act One The story begins in Tillsonburg, ON in 2006.  Lloyd Peterson (New Horizons FMC in Sarnia, ON) first met Sergio while […]

Briercrest Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Free Methodist Church in Canada

A couple of weeks ago Kim Henderson, Director of Personnel, sent me an email suggesting I write a piece on the Memorandum of Understanding that has been signed between Briercrest College and Seminary and Free Methodist Church in Canada. General Conference delayed my writing and now it is no longer neccessary as Barry Taylor, Pastor […]