Boxes of Love

Many of our churches participate in the growing Operation Christmas Child, an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse that provides an opportunity for people to give shoeboxes filled with gifts, everything from hygiene items, school supplies and toys.  At Christmas, these shoeboxes are distributed worldwide to children regardless of gender, race, religion or age. Gail Shillington, President […]

Breaking Down Barriers

It’s April and it’s Maple Fest in Perth, Ontario. Along the streets vendors are selling their arts & crafts, food, and of course, maple syrup. There are activities and entertainment all around town. Thousands of people come out to this event and fill the streets. Then Santa shows up. People may consider him an anomaly […]

Giving Streams 2013 Projections

Pastors and Church Leaders As you are planning for your 2013 church budget, please keep Giving Streams in mind. Giving Streams participation helps to support a number of ministry areas that maximize our impact beyond our local churches. Acting upon our connectional value, Free Methodist churches in Canada – together – support a number of […]

Upcoming Foundation Courses

Who are foundational courses for?These are required courses for those who are tracking for credentialled ministry in The Free Methodist Church in Canada. Some of the Foundational courses are also open to any interested persons. Heart of Canadian Free MethodismOntario – Nov 2-4, 2012 (location TBA) Personal and Church Stewardship Quebec (French) – Oct 12-14, […]

FMCIC Statement to the Media

Statement by Bishop Keith Elford, The Free Methodist Church in Canada regarding Criminal Charges against Rev. Kris Gowdy     The Free Methodist Church in Canada and its member congregations were shocked and deeply grieved to learn through media reports of the recent criminal charges brought against Rev. Kris Gowdy.     As followers of […]