A church with Mission in mind – Interview with Greg Elford

Mission, BC has a new “coffee home,” a vibrant blue building housing The Penny coffee shop upstairs, and The Copper Hall community hall downstairs. What most of the people here enjoying the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs, buckwheat waffles and locally roasted espresso don’t realize is that this building is also the new home […]

Being Ambassadors Outside the Church Walls: Conversation with a Millenial ‘Done’

When I first met Shaina, a deep-thinking twenty-something, she had been absent from a traditional church for seven years—but she would not, actually call herself a ‘Done.’ “I’m a long-term investor—this is more of a purposeful hiatus,” she told me. Shaina grew up in a Free Methodist church and was very involved in her youth […]

No Greater Love: Calgary music festival brings the church and First Nations together

“It’s an ecumenical conference of song,” Wesley First Nation Chief Ernest Wesley says of the ‘No Greater Love’ festival hosted on the Stoney Nakoda tribal lands. “We’re bringing religions together, through music, to love one another.” In fact, it’s nothing short of a miracle that this Christian music festival has the blessing and support of […]

Welcome Rachel

It’s with mixed emotions that I write my last post for The Free Methodist Church in Canada. I have enjoyed every part of the past four years as Social Media Journalist. I’ve had the opportunity to chat with some amazing people and tell their stories. My colleagues at the Ministry Centre are the best, and […]

God Provides Builders

Holt Free Methodist Church began back in 1909 when a farming family in Mount Albert, ON donated some of their land to build the church.  In the 1970s the old church was torn down and a new one was built.   There were concerns about taking on debt but the new church was rebuilt without a […]

People Built a Bridge

This is the story of People Built a Bridge, a powerful, artistic performance that was presented at General Conference 2017.   The Collaborators Darryl Dozlaw – songwriter and mandolin Samuel Ganton – fiddle Tamera Goller – artist Ian Isaak – time-lapse video and sound technician Tanya Prinsep – translator Life Plan Study Team The Video […]

Set Free Durham

Set Free Durham is an initiative born out of a desire to educate and bring awareness to the alarming growth of human trafficking in Durham Region. To date, members of 15 churches in Durham Region have come together to unite and take a stand against human trafficking in our area.  Set Free Durham wants to […]