About Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church

Free Methodist Church in Canada Update

Our head office produces videos which cover various news and happenings in the diocese. Below is a recent video on the National Prayer Team

National Prayer Team Coordinator - Ken Roth from FMCIC on Vimeo.

Our History

Rev. Charles V. Fairbairn with sieges in the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919, planted Free Methodism in Harrowsmith. “Intense opposition in the birth pang days took the form of vegetable throwing. George Fuller Jr, & James F. Gregory ducked flying tomatoes in the vicinity of the town hall as they helped in the Fairbairn sponsored meetings. Under the leadership of young D.S. Wartman a class of 18 was organized.

Shortly, a large stone church and adjacent eleven room brick parsonage were bought from the Presbyterians. The church was dedicated in 1924 at a conference there. To accommodate the crowds, the district tabernacle was pitched on the church lot. Under Earl S. Bull the church was remodelled in the late forties with Sunday school rooms added”.(Excerpts from “The Battle Was The Lord’s” John W. Sigsworth)

Over the years the congregation grew with families in the village and area being converted to Christ. For a number of years it was a three-point change – Harrowsmith, Holleford and Petworth.

By 1990 HFMC had far outgrown the facilities. A 25 acres piece of property off the Patterson Farm became the site for a fine multi-use facility on one level dedicated to Christ’s service in 1991. It included a hockey rink and baseball diamond. In 2010 a large double gym was added further extending ministry opportunity to the congregation and community. Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church continues to minister for Christ out of its 3876 Harrowsmith Road location.

Articles of Religion

About God

What are Articles of Religion?

The Articles of Religion are the official doctrinal statements of the Free Methodist Church worldwide. The term “Articles of Religion” came to Methodism through John Wesley’s adaptation of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England.



There is but one living and true God, the maker and preserver of all things. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in eternity, deity, and purpose; everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness.


His Incarnation – God was Himself in Jesus Christ to reconcile people to God. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, He joined together the deity of God and the humanity of humankind. Jesus of Nazareth was God in human flesh, truly God and truly human. He came to save us.

For us the Son of God suffered, was crucified, dead and buried. He poured out His life as a blameless sacrifice for our sin and transgressions. We gratefully acknowledge that He is our Saviour, the one perfect mediator between God and us.

His Resurrection and Exaltation – Jesus Christ is risen victorious from the dead. His resurrected body became more glorious, not hindered by ordinary human limitations. Thus He ascended into heaven. There He sits as our exalted Lord at the right hand of God the Father, where He intercedes for us until all His enemies shall be brought into complete subjection. He will return to judge all people. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


His Person – The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. Proceeding from the Father and the Son, He is one with them, the eternal Godhead; equal in deity, majesty, and power. He is God effective in Creation, in life, and in the church. The Incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ were accomplished by the Holy Spirit. He continues to reveal, interpret, and glorify the Son.

His Work in Salvation – The Holy Spirit is the administrator of the salvation planned by the Father and provided by the Son’s death, resurrection, and ascension. He is the effective agent in our conviction, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is our Lord’s ever-present self, indwelling, assuring, and enabling the believer.

His Relation to the Church – The Holy Spirit is poured out upon the church by the Father and the Son. He is the church’s life and witnessing power. He bestows the love of God and makes real the lordship of Jesus Christ in the believer so that both His gifts of words and service may achieve the common good, and build and increase the church. In relation to the world He is the Spirit of truth, and His instrument is the Word of God.


1.1. Holy Trinity
Genesis 1:1-2; Exodus 3:13-15; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3; 5:19-23; 8:58; 14:9-11; 15:26; 16:13-15; II Corinthians 13:14.
1.2. Son
1.2.1. His Incarnation – Matthew 1:21; 20:28; 26:27-28; Luke 1:35; 19:10; John 1:1,10,14; II Corinthians 5:18-19; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 2:17; 9:14-15.
1.2.2. His Resurrection and Exaltation – Matthew 25:31-32; Luke 24:1-7; 24:39; John 20:19; Acts 1:9-11; 2:24; Romans 8:33-34; II Corinthians 5:10; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:1-4.
1.3. Holy Spirit
1.3.1. His Person – Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; 14:16-17,26; 15:26; 16:13-15.
1.3.2. His Work in Salvation – John 16:7-8; Acts 15:8-9; Romans 8:9, 14-16; I Corinthians 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17-18; Galatians 4:6.
1.3.3. His Relation to the Church – Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:14; I Corinthians 12:4-7; II Peter 1:21