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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Weekly Wire for October 13, 2010


 Our Fall Music Writing Contest Just Got Bigger!

You didn’t think we’d leave all you poets and lyricists out did you?  This contest is really exciting because absolutely anyone can enter – and I hope you all do. 

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Brian Gibson, the multi talented musician, writer and mentor to so many of us, has generously donated one of his original music pieces.  All you have to do is add the lyrics. 

Here is the sheet music:

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Here is a link to the recorded music click on “song competition band track”.


And here is how the contest will work:

All music will be submitted to me and given an anonymous file number before it is passed on to Brian Gibson. Brian will then choose the lyric which he feels best expresses his music. 


The winning lyric will be sung and recorded at a professional studio and submitted to Herald House!

And don’t forget about our other contest…

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   looking 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.    Rick and Dan

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



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World Accord 30th Birthday Presentation  

See the presentation here 




 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


 2010pclogo_bw “Children Cry, We Respond!” is the theme of the 2010 Peace Colloquy to be held October 29-31 at Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri.  Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and co-founder/executive director of Central Asia Institute will accept the 2010 Community of Christ International Peace Award and deliver a keynote address on Friday, October 29, at 7:30 pm.  The ceremony will be webcast live. His mission has been to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

The weekend will also include a prayer retreat, junior/senior high youth retreat, children's program, and a large variety of workshops.  Other keynotes include Carol Greta, attorney for the Iowa Department of Education, "Children, Bullying, and the Church's Response," and Dala Al-Waheidi, executive director for Free the Children, Toronto, Canada, "State of the World's Children."

Register online now at

Youth Schedule

Youth, Leader and Parent info

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