Coming out of Regional Gathering, I was left with the question, “What is needed next for churches and leaders?” For those who were not there, we met virtually (again) and talked about Covid (again). We lamented together as we talked about what we had lost. We praised together as we […]
When the FMCIC shifted from an annual General Conference meeting to our current pattern, meeting once every three years, World Conference required that we still find a way to connect annually. The solution was an annual Regional Gathering. In 2019, for instance, we held 12 Regional Gatherings across the country.
I was unable to attend Regional Gathering – Love Let Us Here: A Time to Rest, but I did watch the recording afterwards. One of things that stood out to me was Bishop Cliff’s use of the term liminal space. In their article, What Is Liminal Space? – 4 Key
“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself
During Christmas last year, I found myself in a peculiar conversation. Let me recollect the incident for you, Dave and I ventured off for what we hoped to be the “last Costco run” before Christmas. While Dave was at the self-checkout, I walked through to the end of the aisle
One of the most thrilling experiences in life is to be released from debt! Churches and families alike gather and celebrate being debt free with things like burning their mortgage. Being debt free is something that affects us physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. This year, at our Regional/Spring Gathering, we
As you read through this issue of the MOSAIC, you will hear personal stories, challenges, and reflections about mental health. Canada.ca defines mental health as, “the state of your psychological and emotional well-being. It is a necessary resource for living a healthy life and a main factor in overall health.
Mental health. If you pay any attention to the news and social media, you have seen public interest in mental health increase in recent years. There has been much talk of “de-stigmatizing” mental illness. Stigma is a fancy sounding and rather abstract word. I prefer the phrase “shame and blame.”
“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
There is a reason so many people are talking about mental health in the middle of the current pandemic. This pandemic is taking a toll on us. The exact toll can be difficult to gauge. On the one hand, we are facing a daily dose of bad news and anxiety-producing