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Cliffs Notes: December 6, 2022

“Winding Roads, A Wonderful Gift Opportunity and…A Reminder” This past weekend I visited with The Next Church in Kingston. This is a creative, art-ful Church family. For instance, last time that I visited they had a giant cocoon broken open as a butterfly was preparing to fly! I believe that …

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Cliffs Notes: November 29, 2022

By now many of you have heard about the FMCiC’s restructuring plans. Click here for the “Restructuring Rationale”, and then click here for the video I prepared for pastors and delegates last week. The short version is that we can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. The Church in Canada is …

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Cliffs Notes – Special Edition: November 28, 2022

An Important Message from Bishop Cliff Fletcher Please watch this important video message from Bishop Cliff Fletcher concerning the restructuring of the National Leadership Team (NLT). Click here to watch video To view the NLT restructuring document, please click here.

Cliffs Notes: November 22, 2022

Our Armadale FM Church celebrated 142 years of ministry in the Toronto area – apparently, Canada’s oldest Free Methodist Church! Thank you for faithful ministry Armadale. This weekend Karlene and I were in Sarnia as they celebrated 125 years! We heard about Elisa who started the Sarnia Free Methodist Church …

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Cliffs Notes: November 15, 2022

Your Study Commission on Doctrine (“SCOD”) met this weekend. SCOD members are on the LGBTQ2S+ task force, and the Racial Justice & Ethnic Equity task force. We are working on ordination questions, membership, a Theology 101 class, and several other important items. The Board of Administration, General Conference, or anyone …

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Cliffs Notes: November 8, 2022

This past weekend, the FMCiC’s Board of Administration met in person (though COVID did keep one of us away). I am grateful for these individuals who invest a significant amount of time to help lead our movement. These are pastors and lay people who have busy lives, yet still follow …

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Cliffs Notes: November 1, 2022

Last week I attended the annual Evangelical Fellowship in Canada event for “Presidents” (and Bishops!). Presidents’ Day brings together leaders from educational institutions, mission agencies, para-church ministries and denominations. We are presented with current research related to the evangelical movement in Canada and have time to network. We heard interesting …

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Cliffs Notes: October 25, 2022

Last week the FMCiC prayed a corporate, “thank YOU Father, for John Vlainic”. Our dear brother went home to be with Jesus. I still find myself shocked by this new reality. I am experiencing John’s “both/and” theology: I am both celebrating how God has greeted John and said to him, …

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Cliffs Notes: October 18, 2022

Was in beautiful British Columbia this past week. It was so good to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. I find myself quite encouraged. My tour started in Salmon Arm. We have two churches in Salmon Arm. There was a meet & greet with our Crossroads FM family. …

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Cliffs Notes: October 11, 2022

Mark Molczanski, Director of Administrative Services, has decided to retire. I know that he and his family made this decision prayerfully. I am terribly sad to lose him, as his impact on the FMCiC has been significant, and he has been a very good friend to me. Having said that, …

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