Devotional for Lent

Reading: John 18:28-40 28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, […]

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 […]