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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weekly Wire for November 30, 2011


The Fall 2011 publication of

"What’s Up…in the CWM” is in the Mail!


I would encourage all of you who have access to the internet to view “What’s Up…in the CWM” online (link coming soon), and those of you who attend church regularly to read one of the copies and leave it or bring it back for the next person.  Unless of course there is a photo of you, your child or another family member in the newsletter.  Then by all means take it home and save it!


Vancouver children raise funds for World Accord

Van kids World Accord


When the Vancouver kids found out how the population versus food is distributed in our world, they decided to create and sell shadow boxes and donate the money to World Accord.   They were responsible for $150 going to World Accord!


Peace smells like the whole earth.








Peace looks like being in Egypt, looking at the three Giza pyramids.










Peace looks and smells like all the seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. In Spring, it’s like a flower, in Summer it’s like the sunshine, in fall it’s a pumpkin, and in winter it’s a shimmering snowflake.









Peace feels like being on a mountain in winter, sledding up and down. After that, it is great to go inside and have hot chocolate.




Peace looks like me opening a new baby puppy at Christmas.





Peace looks like a tree in summer on a sunny day.

It is peaceful when it is quiet.









Please tell the children how thankful and very proud I am of them for taking time to learn about the world around them and how it is so unfair at times.  It is wonderful that they are taking action.  That makes them very special.

David Barth, World Accord


Movember in Edmonton

Several men of the Edmonton congregation decided to participate in "Movember" and let the hair on their upper lips grow for a month in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. This picture shows the men in their "after" shot at the congregational pot luck to celebrate their efforts on Sunday, Movember 27. George Allen, Team Captain, reported that the group raised approximately $3,000 in pledges, both on-line and in person! This far exceeded the goal he had established on the Canadian Cancer website of $200. Additional pledges are certainly still welcome. Go to Movember in Edmonton and click on "Support Team Community of Christ" to push our totals even higher! Thanks to the men (and their wives!) for putting up with the extra growth for a month. And thanks to everyone who pledged support for their efforts.

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The "after" picture of the men. In front is Brian Mills. Then left to right: Jim O'Leary, Nigel Aspeslet, Ryan Levitt, George Allen, Allan Hodgins, Barry White, and Steve Thompson. (Missing is Doug Levitt.)


The women in support of the men at our celebratory pot luck lunch at church on Sunday, Movember 27. Moving left to right they are: Joyce Cook, Dorothy Radakovich, Heather Barrington, Lois Lefebvre, Deborah Mason, Kay Lindemann, and Jean Walrath. (Note that none of these women are actually the spouses of any of the men in the other picture!)


One last call for help on the floor at Samish Island !


Using a hammer and nails was never such fun!

As you’re all aware, we’ve been prepping the dining hall for the installation of our new floors. We’re almost there, but we're up against a tight December 5th deadline to meet the schedule with our contractors.

On December 3rd we will hold a group work party with lunch provided.

Please let us know if you can drop in or plan to be with us for the work party on Dec 3rd. Thanks for all you do to make Samish such a wonderful place for all!

Please RSVP so we can plan for meals, tools etc.

Jen Watson 360.766.6386,

Mark Chapman 360.420.6369,


Photojournalists needed!

In January we’ll be publishing an online only edition of “What’s Up…in the CWM”. We’ll review Christmases in the CWM and we need you to volunteer to take photos of your congregation’s events. Talk to your pastor today and make sure your congregation is represented.




We’re having a Canadian National Conference on June 16th 2012!

Find out about the topics that will be discussed, get the tools to help you with your decision making process and find out which satellite location is nearest you. Apostle Susan Skoor will present you with a new thought each month until the conference begins so you can make informed decisions and make your voice heard.

See Apostle Susan Skoor’s new video ‘Facilitators’

The videos will be available in both .MP4 and .flv formats. You may have to wait a moment for the videos to load.

“Get in on the conversation”

Follow us on Facebook at Community of Christ – Canadian National Conference

and Twitter at cofccnc


RSVP by tonight at Midnight for the

Women’s Christmas Breakfast in Vancouver


Nurturing Spirit Workshops
Take time out to nurture your spirit through spiritual practices like yoga, meditation, and "resting in the spirit". Know that as you sink into this quiet space in your own heart, God is longing to meet you there.

Save the Date!

Vancouver Schedule March 23-25, 2012

Friday Night— Movie

Saturday— Yoga, Workshops, Meals, and Evening Celebration

Sunday—Morning Meditation

Calgary Weekend of March 10, 2012

Schedule coming soon

Take a deep breath and enjoy the Christmas season!

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