Trip to Kenya

Dan Sheffield is currently leading a team to Kenya – they arrived in Nairobi and are now spending some time with missionary Debbie Hogeboom in Eldoret (via Kericho). An Urban Ministry Consultation meetings will be taking place in Nairobi, September 22-24, with about 25 leaders. Paula Moriarity will be part of the team and visiting […]

Greening Sacred Places

Polson Park recently partnered with “Faith and the Common Good” to look at several ways they could be a “greener” faith community. Polson Park Free Methodist, Kingston – Kingston, Ontario Community Overview: A Free Methodist congregation founded in 1959 with a current attendance of about 145. Building:  Dating from the 1960s, the main sanctuary is […]

Kelowna Fire Update

A note from Pastor Shonu Ghosh, who pastors one of our Free Methodist Church’s – Mainstreet Community Church – in Kelowna BC: The fire situation is under control, there are two or three still burning, close by. Terrace Mountain fire, close by is about 85% under control. The fire in West Kelowna has been put […]

Prepare for Ministers Conference 2009

  At General Conference in 2008, together we decided that generosity should be a core value of our movement and that we should be intentional in developing a culture of generosity through our own leadership development. The 2009 Ministers Conference led by the National Leadership Team [NLT] and Joanne Bell will focus on “Living Generously”. […]

Plan for upcoming Foundational Courses

These are required courses for those who are tracking for credentialled ministry in The Free Methodist Church in Canada. Two of these courses, Culture and the Missional Church and Personal and Church Stewardship, are required Continuing Education Unit courses (CEUs) for all members of conference. Some of the Foundational courses are also open to any […]

Sri Lanka Relief

Through the winter and spring many of us followed the news of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Now that the conflict has settled down there are literally 10s of 1000s of people who have been displaced and are living in vary precarious circumstances. Leaders from our own Sri Lankan-background FM churches in the Toronto […]

Leadership Scholarship Plan (LSP) – application deadline

The Leadership Scholarship Plan (LSP) was initiated to provide financial assistance to students pursuing post-secondary educational studies in approved schools. The LSP program is funded jointly by Lorne Park Foundation and The Free Methodist Church in Canada and administered by the FMCiC office. Scholarships may be awarded to candidates for ministry pursuing educational opportunities at […]