Mission, Ministry and Mental Health

“As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to […]

Discern and Discover God’s Mission Together

I have a confession to make: This year has been hard.  I know that sounds obvious, but as a pastor of a small congregation, it has been difficult to lead my church through this pandemic.  From the challenges of adapting congregational care, to the creative and technological challenges, to these last couple of months preparing […]

Missions and Sacrament in Isolation

I was preparing a liturgy for my congregation; words and passages from scripture that would lead them into the sacrament of Bread and Cup.  It’s a very different thing to know if the words you have prepared will invite people to partake, alone, in isolation.  And yet, this is something we do together, this is […]

Be Free to Learn from The Other

I’ve been on a bit of an adventure this past year, leaving a season of transition and uncertainty to entering a new role that involved discernment and discovery.  Just like any pastor starting out with a new congregation, I have been discovering the history and heritage of intercultural missions in the FMCiC, and I have […]

FMC Intercultural Engagement Team

Last year I spent eight months as part of the ‘Launch Team’ for a church plant in Amherstview, Ontario.  It was an exciting experience to witness and be a part of an entirely new congregation coming together, growing as leaders, and reaching out into what some considered to be an unreached neighbourhood. The team model […]