Posts by McCready, Mark

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Life Lessons – Mental Health

by McCready, Mark

Over the past few months there has been a lot of concern expressed about the toll that all these “lock down orders” are having on our mental health.   It is my hope that this video will provide some helpful advice for those suffering from mental health issues as well as those who are trying to […]

Lockdowns, Mental Health and Faith

by McCready, Mark

Under ‘normal’ circumstances mental health is a big and critical issue. When we face greater challenges, the pressure on our mental health only increases. On Thursday Jan 14, the Ontario “stay at home order” went into effect. Some people will praise the decision, while others will be frustrated and angry. What I do know for […]

Let Them Lead Joyfully

by McCready, Mark

Over the past few weeks the number of confirmed cases of COVID 19 has increased steadily. While it seems the numbers are what is making the news, what I have been watching is how different people are responding. On the one hand there are people who are responding with extreme concern. Some people are seeing […]

Email Newsletters

by McCready, Mark

Church News and Prayer Chain Emails For some time now, we have been aware of an issue where a small number of people have not been receiving our email newsletters. This would include but not be limited to our Church news, the prayer chain and others.  Sadly, it is not consistent one newsletter to the […]

Foundational Questions

by McCready, Mark

Normally when I write in this space I am sharing an opinion or idea. This time I am writing with a different purpose. I have some questions. I could just write out my opinions, and elaborate on what I think the Bible has to say in these matters, but I really want to hear from […]

Welcome Back and COVID 19 Update

by McCready, Mark

If you are thinking about joining us for Sunday morning, we expect that you will have many questions.  We hope that the following FAQ will be of some help. 1. Is Alma Bible Church open for Sunday morning worship ‘in person’? 2. Should I participate ‘in person’ or ‘online’? 3. What will ‘in person’ worship […]

The Problem With Pickles – Unmet Expectations

by McCready, Mark

Did you know that when you go into McDonald’s that you can custom order your burger? McDonald’s is one of a few favorites for my girls. For a long time I would order the Quarter Pounder with cheese meal. When I would sit down, I would then open up the burger and proceed to remove […]

Coronavirus – June 04, 2020 Update

by McCready, Mark

The Province of Ontario has again extended the ‘State Of Emergency’ to June 30. PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW AS BEST YOU CAN THE INSTRUCTIONS/GUIDELINES THAT YOUR LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE PUBLISHED. To do our part, Alma Bible Church has cancelled ALL church events or moved them online.  In addition, the church building is […]

Coronavirus – May 27, 2020 Update

by McCready, Mark

The Province of Ontario has again extended the ‘State Of Emergency’.  This time to June 9. PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW AS BEST YOU CAN THE INSTRUCTIONS/GUIDELINES THAT YOUR LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE PUBLISHED. To do our part, Alma Bible Church has cancelled ALL church events or moved them online.  In addition, the church […]

Review Of “The Peacemaker” by Ken Sande

by McCready, Mark

Going back almost 20 years while I was in seminary, I was asked to read a book titled “The Peacemaker” by Ken Sande. At first I was very skeptical. I had seen and heard a lot of formulas on relationships that seemed to me to be rather shallow or trite. While I read this book […]