Pastor Jim's Blog

What Are You?

Are you frustrated with your own shyness and unwilling to step forward? Are you occasionally (more often than not) embarrassed by your outgoing and run of the mouth ways? Do you take life way to serious, and wonder why people don’t feel the same way? Are you accused of being a bit too bossy, demanding, and sometimes domineering? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’ve got great news for you. These negative qualities are indicators of four distinct personalities, a concept that has been explored and studied since 300 BC. The thought is that humanity can be divided into four groups, each having a dominate and subordinate disposition. They are sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic and melancholic. Here is a short description of each:

The Choleric person will be the driver, self starter, never giving up. His needs are to win, works hard without complaining, and has great ambition. The downside is that the choleric can seem bossy, impetuous, and appear inflexible. The Choleric’s time table is now and may see people as a means to an end. But we love the Choleric, as nothing would get done without these natural born leaders.

The Sanguine - Everyone loves the Sanguine, or almost everyone. They are the life of the party, the language is expressive, and they love people. The downside is they can talk too much, laugh too loud, exaggerate and simply can be annoying to some people. Sanguines hate to be alone, have trouble saying no, are impulsive and tend to overcommit. They are often late to appointments and are people pleasers. But we love the Sanguine as their warm hearted and optimistic approach to life is refreshing and energizing.

The Phlegmatic is the steady one who seeks to get along. Lives a balanced life, not extreme in anyway. Here is a person you can depend upon. The Phlegmatic likes it to be safe, not a risk taker at all. The downside can be seen as passive. If the Choleric time line is now, and the Sanguine is late, the Phlegmatic time line is tomorrow. We love the Phlegmatic; while they may not be the life of the party, they can be the strength of the organization.

The Melancholy are the deep thinkers in our midst. They love to analyse and they have a need to have things precise. No guessing here. Because they love to see things from every angle, they can appear as negative, often see people as beyond help. Melancholy people are the artist, creative ones, the deep feeling and sensitive ones in our circle. However, they can also tend to be despondent and moody and often fight depression. We love the Melancholy ones as they bring deep thought, creativity and make our world a more beautiful place.

For an exhaustive list of the positive and negative characteristics of the four dispositions you can visit

The point I am making today, is that we often focus all our attention on the negative aspects of our deposition, all the while minimizing the strengths that each of us possess. Or we concentrate the negative qualities of those around us, forgetting the tremendous value they bring to the table. God made us unique. We all have strengths and each temperament compliments the other. Together we make the world go around.

In our Thinking Differently series, this Sunday I will be exploring these dispositions and how by thinking differently, we can accentuate the positive which will then minimize the negative.

See you this Sunday. If you live out of town, the sermons are online at

Growth Groups

The new year will be coming upon us soon! We have opportunity for you to start the new year off on the right foot by trying something new and life giving! Group sign ups are now open for the January 3rd start up. 

Groups meet once a week in home environments on Thursday nights. We delve into connecting deeper with each other and God by sharing our personal lives, studying based on the previous Sunday’s sermon. Times are also designated for service projects and social times.

If you are interested in either facilitating a group or hosting in your home, please contact the church. Don’t worry, we train and give support.

To sign up, simply call the church office 352.1722, email or sign up on Sunday at the church information table.


A team is forming to go to Haiti in February. Each team member going will be covering their own costs for transportation and meals etc. 

In order to fulfill the mission purpose, funds need to be raised for the projects in Haiti. 

Join us for SpagHaiti, a fundraising dinner at KCF on Wednesday, Dec 5, 6pm.

Tickets - $30 per person ($20 tax receipt offered). Children 10 and under are free. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.

For tickets and volunteering opportunities contact Julie Wilson at 250.777.4202 or  Tickets also available at KCF office.

Click on the link for full details.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Join us and invite friends and family to this wonderful Christmas eve free turkey dinner with all the fixin’s.  Monday, Dec 14 at KCF.

For volunteer opportunities, please contact the KCF office.

Our Daily Bread

We want to give thanks to those who heard our call and sent in donations to ODB. We can continue to provide lunch to hungry people because of the faithfulness of those who care. If you have not donated yet, please consider doing so today. You can make a significant impact with a hungry person by donating to Our Daily Bread in Nelson, BC. We have seniors, children, women, young and older people come for food, community and support. Individual lives have been changed forever by the love shown at Our Daily Bread. Please help someone today by donating $100 or what ever you can online at Our Daily Bread Nelson Hot Lunch program. Thank you for supporting those that need it.

S.H.A.R.E. Nelson

Need a new wardrobe? Looking for some Fall and Winter clothes? Want to know how to get a good deal on some great items? WE NOW HAVE CLOTHES AT S.H.A.R.E. Nelson. Check it out!

Follow us on our Facebook page and don’t miss out on any sales.

S.H.A.R.E. is accepting and receiving donations and new items are being put out for sale every day. If you would like to volunteer at S.H.A.R.E. we currently have great opportunities.  Call the store at 250.352.1222 or stop by the store to inquire.  Click on this link to check out S.H.A.R.E.’s video! Check out our FB page.

Calendar of Events

  • Bright Lights After School Club, Tuesdays at 3:30 – 5:15pm, call Doreen for information 354-2077
  • KCF Church Membership course Sunday, Nov 11th – 1pm
  • Community Connect Day, Saturday, Nov 17, 10am – 3pm at Central School Gym
  • KCF Ladies Potluck Dinner and a Movie (Grace Card), Monday, Dec 3 - 5:30pm at the Reimer home
  • SpagHaiti Dinner at KCF, Wednesday, Dec 5, 5:45pm. Tickets $30/person.
  • Christmas eve free community dinner.  Monday, December 24, 6pm at KCF.

Visit our website at for all the news, sermons, and places to donate.

Pastor Jim

November 15, 2018

Celebration: Sunday: 10:25am - 12pm

Kootenay Christian Fellowship
520 Falls Street (1/2 Block up from Baker Street)
Nelson, BC  V1L 6B5