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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weekly Wire for September 21, 2010


2010pclogo_bw The Canada West Mission Center would like to sponsor your registration fee for the Peace Colloquy at The Temple in Independence Missouri!  This offer is limited to the first 10 people who register, and is only available until September 30th.  Click here for more information on the Peace Colloquy.  Please email me, to claim your spot.  If you’ve already registered please contact me ASAP.

Our New Fall Contest!

 Eric, Ella and Chris Calling all musicians … do you have a knack for plunking out your own catchy tune on the piano, plucking some original sounds on the strings or working the music on any other instrument?  We’re  Rick and Danlooking for a new music bed for  our weekly video teaser.  The music must be original, should be 45- 60 seconds in length and recorded in a professional or semi professional studio.  Tip - Most high  schools have great studios these days.  Remember this is a backtrack so a voice must be heard over top of it.  Have fun with it, all styles are welcome from Rock to New Age  to Jazz. Send me your samples in MP3 format to

BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOP October 29-30, 2010

This workshop is open to anyone who would like to learn more about bereavement

TOPICS: Sociology, Language and Metaphors for Death,  Being the Bearer of Bad News, Myths about Grief, Gender - Personality and Grief, Grief and the Family,  The Grieving Process, Tasks of Mourning , Special Types of Losses

Instructor: Judi Hopkin - Bachelor of Nursing Degree, Certificates in Bereavement Education and Grief Counseling

Location:   Community of Christ Vancouver Congregation, 3333 Kaslo Street, Vancouver

Time:         Fri. Oct. 29:  6:30 – 9:00 pm

             Sat. Oct. 30:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost:        $25.00 per person – includes snacks

Please bring a bag lunch Saturday

RSVP: Sarah Hopkin at 778-238-7484 or

by October 15, 2010

Women’s Retreat - “Many Cultures, Many Gifts…”
$40 November 5 - 7, 2010
Community of Christ, Chilliwack, BC
Guest Ministry: Karen Waring from Independence, MO
 Snack on Friday night
 Breakfast, lunch, supper on Saturday
 Breakfast, lunch on Sunday
 Gift Bag
Not Included:
 Accommodation (Some billeting is available. There are also very reasonable rates available at local hotels/motels)
Please register by October 31 by contacting Bonnie Levitt
Phone: 604.792.1023 or Email:
 Games and snacks on Friday night
 Updates on the church’s activities in other countries
 A variety of activities on Saturday afternoon from which to choose
 Sunday morning worship with the Chilliwack Community of Christ



Encounter World Religions Centre has a snazzy, new, easy-to-navigate website! Check us out. There are lots of interesting and helpful things for you to see, hear, read, and take away. Here’s some of what you’ll find:

  • A Resources tab offering:
    • Free Overviews of 21 religions – a great reference for a quick introduction or review.
    • Free Lectures by JW Windland on Shiva Nataraj: Lord of the Dance and Om: Sound of the Sacred in a format that allows chapter selection.
    • Audio and Media articles from various sources regarding world religions topics.
    • Web Links and an extensive Reading List for more in-depth explorations of world religions general surveys, themes, and religion-specific information.
  • Class descriptions of Religions We Teach to help design an educational series tailored to your organization’s needs and interests.
  • A list of Encounter’s Programs to plan a world religions experience in your area. Let us know how we can help.
  • A selection of options For Teachers to use in classroom assembly programs, field trips and professional development days.
  • An up-to-date Events page to find where and what Encounter is teaching near you.
  • A stunning Photo Gallery of places Encounter takes you.
  • Downloadable Forms:
    • Audio CD Order Form for our most popular lecture by JW Windland – To See, To Be, To Do: Primary Perspectives of World Religions. Order before October 15 and receive a 20% discount and free shipping.
    • Exploring World Religions July Experience information, schedule and registration.

The site is updated frequently…so visit us often at:

Know someone who’s interested in world religions? Pass our web address along to them. Word-of-mouth is our best advertisement.  Thanks for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at a future Encounter World Religions event.

JW Windland                      Brian Carwana                   Kelly Wagner                     Ryan Gingerich

Encounter World Religions Centre 390 Speedvale Ave. E. Guelph, ON  N1E 1N5 519.822.0099

"All actual life is encounter."Martin Buber

 Swing music jam DukeEllingtonBandsessions are starting Oct 11th, Thanksgiving day, at 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Community of Christ Church, 3333 Kaslo Street Vancouver. All musicians are welcome to hepcatsattend or if you’d  just like to come out and listen we’d love to see you. This is a weekly event that will take place every Monday.

For more info contact  Fred Brumm: or  call 778-484-0674.


Keeping Christ in ChristmasDebra's first piano

When I was a little girl I heard my mother express her concern that so many businesses who advertised at Christmas time used the short cut XMAS.  She told me that no one should take Christ out of Christmas and if we start to write our advertising or Christmas notes that way, we run the risk of making it second nature - leaving Christ out of Christmas.  I have my own little tricks for keeping Christ in Christmas that work for me.  What are yours?  What keeps you sane and focused and thankful during the most wonderful yet hectic time of year.   Tell me what you do and how its helped you keep Christ in Christmas.  I’d like to include your ideas in the fall newsletter so please send them to me by October 17th.

Thanks in advance!


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