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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Weekly Wire for November 3, 2010


Due to the huge volume of interest our videos generated last month, we’ve experienced some technical difficulties and the videos can not currently be viewed.  I will send out a special message when we’re up and running again.

Thanks for watching, Debra.

                   New Assignments in the Canada West Mission Center                

Commencing January 1, 2011 the following changes will take place in the Canada West Mission Center.

President and Financial Officer – Greg Goheen

Missionary Coordinator – Darrell Belrose

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                 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 NOW 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

Ken McGowan to visit Vancouver and Chilliwack

World Church minister, Ken McGowan CFP, of Estate and Financial Planning, will be visiting the Vancouver and surrounding area November 19th to 22nd 2010. Ken will present "Estate Planning for Canadians", a practical, hands on presentation with valuable ideas and suggestions. The presentation, at no cost to the congregations, will be presented at the Chilliwack Congregation November 20th @ 2 PM and at the Vancouver Congregation November 21st @ 1:30PM.


Senior High Youth Retreat
7 PM on Friday, November 12th,
to Noon on Sunday, November 14th, 2010
Samish Island Campgrounds, Bow, WA
For Boys & Girls Currently In The 9th to 12th Grades
Guest Ministry:
Christie Ostendorp
Community of Christ
Minister with emphasis
on Youth Ministries
“...Listen to the Voice, for it cannot be
stilled, and it calls you once again to
the great and marvelous work of
building the peaceable kingdom…”
- Doctrine & Covenants 163:1b
Register online at
or obtain a registration form to mail in at
Questions / Comments: Contact Sean Langdon, Director,
at 425-293-6366 /


                                                 Fall Music Writing Contest                                                       

This contest is really exciting because absolutely anyone can enter – and I hope you all do. (Like how about this week?) 

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:

Canada West Mission Song Contest 1



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 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.   

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

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes                                                

CofC Jacket

But wait…we wouldn’t ask you to enter these contests just for the glory would we?  Well the glory is pretty great, but so are these nifty jackets the winner of each contest will receive!

This high quality jacket will quickly become your favorite and will wear well for years to come. Soft micro-fiber exterior is a cream/taupe color with navy accents. The name Community of Christ is embroidered in navy blue on the left front.




Rachelle Smalldon from the Edmonton Congregation recently contributed to the Community of Christ Young Adult Ministries e-Newsletter.

She is currently serving as a full-time minister for the Community of Christ in Melbourne, Australia focused on youth/young adult ministries.

Click here to read her article





The mission of SPECTACULAR is to create a safe, Christ-centered community that encourages young women and men to discover God, their inherent worth, and cultivate and express their giftedness.

What is Spec?

During SPECTACULAR approximately 1,100 campers and their leaders gather at Graceland University for the largest annual gathering of youth in the Community of Christ. 
All campers will have opportunities to participate in leadership and discipleship development, diverse worship, and expression of arts, music, and sports.
During the week campers can look forward to sharing in all avenues of the SPEC experience - service projects, communication workshops, basketball, musical instruction, table tennis, stage production, worship, delegation devotions, volleyball, tie-dying, cotton candy, discussions about dating and relationships, learning more about our Creator, soccer, and much, much more.

July 21 to August 1, 2011.  SPEC Pre-registration information here

World Accord 30th Birthday Presentation                                                                      

See the presentation here

Help build 3 schools! Check out the presentation to see how you can donate.World Accord logo

Coming Soon….

Canada West Teen Newsletter

watch for it on the Events Page!

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