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CliffsNotes – January 2, 2018

Freedom, Government and Appropriate Response: Canada Summer Jobs I’m sure that by now you have heard about the Trudeau’s government new requirements for all applicants for the Canada Summer Jobs funds. I asked Don Hutchinson to help me sort out this very concerning development. Cliff Fletcher Canada Summer Jobs: 3 …

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CliffsNotes – December 19, 2017

This is my last Cliff’s Notes for the year. What a year for my family and I: a wildly new, sometimes hard, stretching, and overall wonderful experience. I am consistently asked two questions: 1. How is the new job? 2. How’s the family? I will start with number 2: How’s …

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CliffsNotes – December 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent – can you believe that there are only 13 sleeps until Christmas?! Today I prayed for each pastor as they (you) tell the Christmas story in this season. I pray God’s rich anointing on you, and for Holy Spirit to open ears and hearts of those …

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CliffsNotes – December 5, 2017

On the first Sunday of Advent, Karlene and I worshiped with the Barrie FM Church [for the first time since we left 7.5 years ago]. We both were excited to be back and we left with our hearts full of joy having experienced dynamic worship and loving church family. We …

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CliffsNotes – November 28, 2017

Dear Pastors and Church Leaders, A checklist of responsibilities for pastors and the local church: Core 10% (this is a faith-thing for your leadership team and church family – you can’t very well ask your congregation to tithe if as a leadership team you are not tithing!) Point Person for …

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CliffsNotes – November 14, 2017

This weekend Karlene and I were with Buchanan Park FM in Hamilton (we worshiped, enjoyed a warm welcome, and had a great luncheon!). We were encouraged by the young, new believers we met who obviously love Jesus, and are well loved by their church family. The Buchanan Park leadership is …

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CliffsNotes – November 7, 2017

Last Thursday I had the privilege of being a part of the New Pastors Orientation. Pastors Erika & Jason Mills from Blue Mountain, Pastor Craig & Marcia Peters from Polson Park, Pastor Jacob & Tara Shiner from Cloyne, and Pastor Kathy & Dave Casement from Verona. Welcome to each of …

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CliffsNotes – October 24, 2017

just spent two days with the FMCIC Study Commission on Doctrine (SCOD). These are the people in our denomination who casually use words like “nihil obstat” about a particular book, or “irenic” about discussion (I had to look these up too!). They think deeply and listen attentively to each other. …

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CliffsNotes – October 17, 2017

We (the FMCIC – which is you, me, all of us together!) sent one of our Winnipeg pastors to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation event in Winnipeg. One of the important benefits of being a part of a movement is we can be mobilized across Canada and …

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