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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weekly Wire for July 26, 2017

Canada West Mission

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Upcoming Events at a Glance

2017     

July 30- Aug 5 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island – CANCELLED

August 6-12 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 4-7 Singles Reunion Samish Island

August 4-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 13-17 Camps Mungai and Genesis (8-11 yrs) Samish Island

September 1-3 Canada West Mission Conference – Vancouver BC

September 22-24 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

November 3-5 High Priest, Evangelist and Seventy Retreat –Edmonton

*dates subject to change, always check online or here for the most up to date information.

All camping dates are included at the bottom of the Weekly Wire and on the CWM website.

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This Week…in the Weekly Wire!

   

Canada West Mission Conference – register today

Jan Kraybill workshop Vancouver - register today

eLearning Temple School Courses – new registration process

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace   

Camp Chimicum Samish Island – Cancelled 

Community of Christ App

Shopping on Amazon.ca

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2017 Camping Dates

Quote of the Week 

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Non-Resident

Delegates for Mission Conference

Do you live in an area where there aren’t any Community of Christ congregations?  Are you a member who is planning to attend Canada West Mission Conference in Vancouver in September?  If you would like to be a delegate, and be able to vote during the business meeting, please submit your name to:

Debra Donohue debra@communityofchrist.ca by July 31st.

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Mission Conference in Vancouver

It’s time to register for Mission Conference in Vancouver September 1-3! 

Registration Forms

Early start and Monday Workshop Please note our optional early start time on Friday this year, and our workshop on the Monday following Mission Conference with Jan Kraybill, principle organist at the temple in Independence.  This workshop is designed for presiders and musicians to help you with music in your worship services.  It takes place from 10:30 to 2:30 on Monday September 4th and includes lunch.  Please register for this with an email to me, debra@communityofchrist.ca

Register It is important you register for Mission Conference as early as possible so we can provide food for everyone and have enough teachers for the children’s classes.  If you have food allergies, please advise us when you register.

Youth and Young Adults There will be a youth off site activity on Friday evening, and a young adult off site activity on Friday night.  Please let me know if you or your children plan to attend either of these so we can provide transportation. 

Hotel As of today, we have 10 rooms left at the Accent Inns at our group rate of 149.99 per night (booking code 5304406). We have a selection of 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed. Other than our reserved rooms, the hotel only has no availability for that weekend.  Our rooms will be released to the public on August 2nd.  If you would like to stay at the hotel, we recommend you book soon.

Looking forward to a great Mission Conference,

Debra Donohue

Conference Manager

‘Draw the Circle Wide’ 

(Have you registered yet?)

Registration Forms

send to debra@communityofchrist.ca

Registration Forms

Register today debra@communityofchrist.ca

Billeting - Marilyn Suddaby thesuddabys@shaw.ca

Hotel - Accent Inns burnaby@accentinns.com Group # 5304406

phone 604-473-5000

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Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

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Cancelled

Camp Chimacum Samish Island

Boys entering grades 7-9

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Upcoming Temple School

eLearning Courses 

New website and Registration

"Ministry of the Priest" and "Ministry of the Elder." 

Canada West mission centre will offer some of the Temple School “Ministry and Priesthood” courses required for ordination. Though live classes are optimal, elearning classes provide learning opportunities without the difficulties of distance and busy schedules. The price of $20 includes the elearning class, instruction, certificate, and a PDF copy of the course book.

Classes begin August 5 and end September 29

    Click here To Register   

    * Class fee is $20 per student which includes a PDF copy of the class. Send an etransfer to Steve@communityofchrist.ca or you can pay by cheque, to:

    Stephen Thompson, President and Financial Officer, Canada West Mission Centre Box 345, 224-6655 178 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T5T 4J5

    . Payment due before class starts.

    * The class will be taught in 8-week segments requiring students to complete weekly readings and activities anytime between Saturday and Thursday each week (about an hour and a half per week).

    * The week following class conclusion, students will receive a PDF certificate and Temple School Credit in Shelby.

    Contact Information: David Lloyd, Developmetrics, LLC: idlloyd23@gmail.com

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Learn how it works here Community of Christ Amazon video

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 CWM Facebook Page!

Go to our facebook page to see what’s going on in the CWM

and be sure to ‘like’ us.

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Community of Christ website links

Community of Christ Upcoming Events: Visit the Community of Christ Calendar to see upcoming events, links to Daily Prayer for Peace, and Worship Resources.
Community of Christ Current Announcements: See the most current announcements on Community of Christ homepage or on the Announcements page .
Community of Christ Mission Stories:  Mission Stories

The next link is to a great video produced by the Community of Christ that everyone should see.

Community of Christ, What We Offer You Video

To those seeking a spiritual home, Community of Christ is a welcoming, loving, worldwide faith community that values the worth of every person as a child of God, and provides a safe space for you to explore and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.

In Community of Christ, you will receive love and support as you discover renewed purpose for your life through compassionate, Christ-like service that ends suffering and fosters justice and peace.

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Canada West Camping and Event Calendar

2017   

July 30- Aug 5 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island – CANCELLED

August 6-12 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 4-7 Singles Reunion Samish Island

August 4-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 13-17 Camps Mungai and Genesis (8-11 yrs) Samish Island

September 1-3 Canada West Mission Conference – Vancouver BC

September 22-24 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

November 3-5 High Priest, Evangelist and Seventy Retreat –Edmonton

Dates are subject to change, please register early to avoid cancellation of your event.

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Quote of the Week

‘Music is the Strongest

form of Magic’

~Marilyn Manson~

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly Wire for July 19, 2017

Canada West Mission

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Hello everyone

I am away at Samish Reunion this week so I may not be able to

respond to your emails and phone calls until after July 23rd.

Debra 1

Debra

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Upcoming Events at a Glance

2017   

July 22-29 Spectacular Graceland University

July 23-29 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 30- Aug 5 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 6-12 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 4-7 Singles Reunion Samish Island

August 4-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 13-17 Camps Mungai and Genesis (8-11 yrs) Samish Island

September 1-3 Canada West Mission Conference – Vancouver BC

September 22-24 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

November 3-5 High Priest, Evangelist and Seventy Retreat –Edmonton

*dates subject to change, always check online or here for the most up to date information.

All camping dates are included at the bottom of the Weekly Wire and on the CWM website.

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This Week…in the Weekly Wire!

Peace and Justice – In the Forefront

Canada West Mission Conference

Jan Kraybill workshop Vancouver

eLearning Temple School Courses

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace   

Camp Chimicum Samish Island

Camp Kluane Samish Island

Community of Christ App

Shopping on Amazon.ca

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2017 Camping Dates

Quote of the Week 

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Non-Resident

Delegates for Mission Conference

Do you live in an area where there aren’t any Community of Christ congregations?  Are you a member who is planning to attend Canada West Mission Conference in Vancouver in September?  If you would like to be a delegate, and be able to vote during the business meeting, please submit your name to:

Debra Donohue debra@communityofchrist.ca by July 31st.

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Mission Conference in Vancouver

It’s time to register for Mission Conference in Vancouver September 1-3! 

Early start and Monday Workshop Please note our optional early start time on Friday this year, and our workshop on the Monday following Mission Conference with Jan Kraybill, principle organist at the temple in Independence.  This workshop is designed for presiders and musicians to help you with music in your worship services.  It takes place from 10:30 to 2:30 on Monday September 4th and includes lunch.  Please register for this with an email to me, debra@communityofchrist.ca

Register It is important you register for Mission Conference as early as possible so we can provide food for everyone and have enough teachers for the children’s classes.  If you have food allergies, please advise us when you register.

Youth and Young Adults There will be a youth off site activity on Friday evening, and a young adult off site activity on Friday night.  Please let me know if you or your children plan to attend either of these so we can provide transportation. 

Hotel As of today, we have 10 rooms left at the Accent Inns at our group rate of 149.99 per night (booking code 5304406). We have a selection of 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed. Other than our reserved rooms, the hotel only has no availability for that weekend.  Our rooms will be released to the public on August 2nd.  If you would like to stay at the hotel, we recommend you book soon.

Looking forward to a great Mission Conference,

Debra Donohue

Conference Manager

‘Draw the Circle Wide’ 

(Have you registered yet?)

Register today debra@communityofchrist.ca

Billeting - Marilyn Suddaby thesuddabys@shaw.ca

Hotel - Accent Inns burnaby@accentinns.com Group # 5304406

phone 604-473-5000

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Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

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Camp Kluane Samish Island

Girls entering grades 7-9

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Register for Camp Kluane

Select pay by cheque in the drop down box, but remember to send your payment to Stephen Thompson, President and Financial Officer, Canada West Mission Centre Box 345, 224-6655 178 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T5T 4J5

or by interac E-transfer to steve@communityofchrist.ca

Use this method to register for any Samish Island Youth Camp!

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Camp Chimacum Samish Island

Boys entering grades 7-9

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Register for camp Chimacum

Select pay by cheque in the drop down box, but remember to send your payment to Stephen Thompson, President and Financial Officer, Canada West Mission Centre Box 345, 224-6655 178 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T5T 4J5

or by interac E-transfer to steve@communityofchrist.ca

Use this method to register for any Samish Island Youth Camp!

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Upcoming Temple School

eLearning Courses

"Ministry of the Priest" and "Ministry of the Elder." 

Canada West mission centre will offer some of the Temple School “Ministry and Priesthood” courses required for ordination. Though live classes are optimal, elearning classes provide learning opportunities without the difficulties of distance and busy schedules. The price of $20 includes the elearning class, instruction, certificate, and a PDF copy of the course book.

Classes begin August 5 and end September 29

    To Register

    * Contact Debra Donohue by emailing debra@communityofchrist.ca with the following information:

    * Name, address, birthdate, and email address

    * Class fee is $20 per student which includes a PDF copy of the class. Send an etransfer to Steve@communityofchrist.ca or you can pay by cheque, to:

    Stephen Thompson, President and Financial Officer, Canada West Mission Centre Box 345, 224-6655 178 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T5T 4J5

    . Payment due before class starts.

    * The class will be taught in 8-week segments requiring students to complete weekly readings and activities anytime between Saturday and Thursday each week (about an hour and a half per week).

    * The week following class conclusion, students will receive a PDF certificate and Temple School Credit in Shelby.

    Contact Information: David Lloyd, Developmetrics, LLC: idlloyd23@gmail.com

    Registration – debra@communityofchrist.ca

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Community of Christ App for Android and IOS

Community of Christ launched an app for Android and iOS devices. The app is available for download from Google Play and the App Store on iTunes.

With the Community of Christ app, you can read daily spiritual devotions, watch inspiring videos, stay in touch with mission happening around the world, and much more.

The app development was funded through the generous offerings received during the USA National Conference after event expenses were met.

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Image result for Amazon.ca logo

Here is the  link for “Community of Christ and Amazon.ca ” to make purchases and have up to 8.5% returned to the Canadian church.

Learn how it works here Community of Christ Amazon video

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 CWM Facebook Page!

Go to our facebook page to see what’s going on in the CWM

and be sure to ‘like’ us.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Community of Christ website links

Community of Christ Upcoming Events: Visit the Community of Christ Calendar to see upcoming events, links to Daily Prayer for Peace, and Worship Resources.
Community of Christ Current Announcements: See the most current announcements on Community of Christ homepage or on the Announcements page .
Community of Christ Mission Stories:  Mission Stories

The next link is to a great video produced by the Community of Christ that everyone should see.

Community of Christ, What We Offer You Video

To those seeking a spiritual home, Community of Christ is a welcoming, loving, worldwide faith community that values the worth of every person as a child of God, and provides a safe space for you to explore and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.

In Community of Christ, you will receive love and support as you discover renewed purpose for your life through compassionate, Christ-like service that ends suffering and fosters justice and peace.

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Peace / Justice  --  Human Rights

June 30, 2017

Welcome to this issue from the “In The Forefront

Actually this issue is not so much a full newsletter as a simple bookmark to let everyone know that this newsletter has not disappeared.  I had to take a five month “sabbatical” due to unusually heavy attention needed on a few other projects that I am involved with.  Subsequently, and unrelated, I found myself in a cardiac unit (not a heart attack, and with no usual indicators for such, well, our bodies are complex and interesting).  Hopefully by the fall the newsletter will be more on track again.

Thus this newsletter briefly has an action related to our longitudinal issue – Darfur – as well as an issue that hopefully will be heeded before it deteriorates more.  Finally, there are some accumulated items that I don’t have the time to revalidate.

The blog associated with this newsletter is at: http://untilall.org/blogs/newsletter/. Feel free to comment on any topic.

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Para la traducción española: clic aquí; y entonces hace clic en el botón de traducción en la página web.

THE U.S. AND SUDAN SANCTIONS

Sudan and Darfur have largely been out of the news, except that before leaving office former U.S. President Obama conditionally lifted some sanctions on Sudan.  After six months (July 12) that action will become permanent if a review shows Sudan was continuing progress.  This act was shocking to many Sudan watchers, including myself, who feel it was based on murky logic (see Current Status, June 25, [UntiAll.org] or the Background links below).

Thus there is urgent need to tell President Trump not to permanently lift the sanctions.  Even if one felt progress was being made, six months is far too short, as Human Rights Watch argues, below.  Given the President’s use of Twitter, the first action makes use of a tweet and provides additional information.  The second action is a petition by a diaspora Darfuri women’s group.  It calls for the sanctions to remain and also lists many other conditions (disarm militias, impose travel bans, etc.) that many have advocated for, for many years.  Please note a typo in the petition: “seize attack” should be “cease attack”.  This is not a high-financed group but their direct connections to people in Darfur provides a valuable voice.

Take Action:
Tweet: Tell U.S. To Delay Lifting of Sanctions [Enough Project]
Petition: Keep Sanctions on Sudan [Darfur Women Action Group]

Background:
Sudan Sanction Review Fails 8 Benchmark Tests [HRW]
{Counter View} Repeal Sanctions, There are Still Others in Place [Crisis Group]

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MALAYSIA: STOP TARGETING THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

A human right’s lawyer in Malaysia has been charged in connection with her questioning the legitimacy of a raid on a transgender event.  Amnesty International believes it is an attempt to silence and undermine human rights work. Please consider taking action, both for its innate rightness and for the signal it sends to Malaysia to uphold human rights before things deteriorate further.

Take Action:
Stop Targeting Transgender Community [Amnesty International]

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South Africa Decides to Stay in the ICC

South Africa formally revoked its bid to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Last year it joined Burundi and the Gambia in saying it would leave, sparking fears of a wider flight; many African leaders think the court focuses disproportionately on them. But the Gambia has reconsidered, and last month South Africa’s High Court ruled that its withdrawal would be unconstitutional.
South Africa Reverses Withdrawal from ICC   [NYT]

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=== ARTICLES OF INTEREST ===
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Chiquita Bananas & Crimes Against Humanity

On behalf of affect communities in Colombia, a coalition of human rights group have called on an investigation by the ICC of the complicity of executives at Chiquita Brands International regarding crimes against humanity.  The company has admitted to having funneld millions of dollars to paramilitaries that killed, raped and disappeared civilians, yet no one has been held responsible.
Communities Seek Accountablility

A Few Leagues-Under-The-Sea: It’s Getting Toxic

In research conducted on a couple of the ocean’s deepest trenches (up to 11 km or 6.8 miles) they scientists have found organisms with PCB levels over four times as bad as the world’s most polluted rivers.  Humanity’s negative impact on the planet seems to have no bounds, yet another dire sign and call-to-action to regarding our throw-away society:
World's Deepest Ocean Trenches Badly Polluted [Economist]

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http://www.cofchrist.org/humanrights/hr-newsletter/default.asp.

In appreciation and support,
  Rod Downing

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Canada West Camping and Event Calendar

2017 

July 15-22 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 15-19 Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 22-29 Spectacular Graceland University

July 23-29 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 30- Aug 5 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 6-12 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 4-7 Singles Reunion Samish Island

August 4-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 13-17 Camps Mungai and Genesis (8-11 yrs) Samish Island

September 1-3 Canada West Mission Conference – Vancouver BC

September 22-24 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

November 3-5 High Priest, Evangelist and Seventy Retreat –Edmonton

Dates are subject to change, please register early to avoid cancellation of your event.

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Quote of the Week

Life is 10%

what happens to us

and 90%

how we react to it.