Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – December 15, 2020

  For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6   MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – …

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CliffsNotes – December 8, 2020

I’m looking at my Christmas tree. Each Christmas we give our children an ornament from a special moment, adventure or achievement that year. Our tree tells our family story. There are tiny graduates, a soldier, driver’s licenses, sports figurines, compasses (engraved with a verse and reminder about “home”), bells (engraved …

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Cette saison de l’Avent

Je vais commencer ce blog avec quelques rappels. J’espère que c’est bon. Ne faites rien de l’égoïsme ou de la vanité vide, mais avec humilité, considérez les autres comme plus importants que vous. Ne vous contentez pas de penser à vos propres intérêts personnels, mais aussi à ceux des autres. …

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CliffsNotes – December 1, 2020

“It is my right to sing in worship, as a Canadian!” Perhaps, but does it matter? What I mean, of course, is that you have Christian family all over the world living in closed states which do not offer this freedom. Take a moment to remember how our brothers and …

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CliffsNotes – November 24, 2020

Last weekend I was with the Smith Falls FM for Pastor Aaron’s induction service. It was good to be there in person. Of course, when I arrived early the worship team was playing, I assumed they were practicing, but when I finally paid attention amongst all the happy greetings I …

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CliffsNotes – November 18, 2020

Leaders pay attention to two events this week: Prayer Summit and Soul Care Retreat. Pastors please make sure that your Prayer Point Person or a rep is present this Thursday as we discuss the nuts and bolts of developing a prayer ministry. This is a free event on Thursday evening …

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Je suis allé à l’église

L’autre jour, je suis allé à l’église, dans un bâtiment avec d’autres personnes d’église. Comment as-tu demandé ? Eh bien, merci de demander. C’était différent et je ne veux pas dire bon ou mauvais différent, juste différent. Comment cela a-t-il pu ne pas être le cas? Nous avons tous été …

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CliffsNotes – November 3, 2020

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse (Romans 12:14). To be clear, “persecution” here is describing the hostility, and ill-treatment that early believers experienced simply for being Jesus-followers. It is the word for what your brothers and sisters in Christ experience in many countries today – persecution …

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CliffsNotes – October 27, 2020

Your Board of Administration and the National Leadership team met this weekend (Friday and Saturday) by Zoom. We received 2 major reports: one from the task force examining our movement’s commitment to women in leadership, and the other from the task force considering FMCIC’s relationship with the LGBTQ community. We …

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