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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weekly Wire for April 25, 2012


Upcoming Events at a Glance

April 25-29 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 28-29 Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

Apr 30-May 4 Samish Island Work Week

May 5 Samish Island Work Day

May 11-13 F.L.O.W. in Meadow Ridge

May 12-13 Hills of Peace Camp Opening

May 25-27 Arts on the Lake Hills of Peace

June 1-3 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

June 1-3 Adult Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 9 Samish Island Work Day

June 9-15 Adult Reunion Samish Island

June 16 Canadian National Conference

For more information on these events, scroll down!


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Nurturing Spirit Weekend in Calgary

in Review


Nurturing Spirit: Falling in Love With Your "Divine Self" was a fabulous weekend in Calgary facilitated by Vickie McArthur. Vickie taught participants how to slow down their busy lives and get in touch with the Holy Spirit through gentle stretches, paying attention to the breath and being silent. Students were given practical advice about how to create their own regular meditation and prayer practises. The spiritual, mental, and physical discipline of yoga helps to create spiritual insight and tranquility. The event opened Friday night with the viewing of a movie "The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Jesus for a New Humanity".


During the weekend, there was also opportunity to make a meditation bracelet with precious gem stones; learn about Reiki and Tai Chi; walk a labyrinth; eat lunch in silence; and engage in a drumming meditation. Nineteen people took part in the activities from the local congregation and the community.

"Being new to the church I thought this weekend was a great way to spend time with some of the members on a more comfortable and informal basis.  It's nice to know that there are others that enjoy my practices as well, such as meditation and beading."Launa

"I think the very best part for me was the Sunday morning time of worship with the church community.  I thought Vickie's speaking to us and pulling it  all together made it wonderful for me - really struck something deep within my soul that I still think about." Karen



Fine Arts Retreat at Samish Island!

Wednesday April 25 – Sunday April 29

This year you can attend for up to FIVE days, find out more below.


More Fine Arts Retreat details here






Canadian National Conference

June 16, 2012


Our Canadian National Conference is approaching fast.  It’s now time to register.  This Conference is very important to all Canadians so we are urging you to make an extra effort to attend.  If you won’t be in your home town on June 16th, and you’ll be somewhere else in Canada, please register to attend at another site.  We have included a list of all Canada West Mission sites and registrars below. 

Click here for more information on the Conference and click here to view Apostle Susan Skoor’s informative videos.  Let your voice be heard and “Get in on the conversation”

Canada West Mission sites

Vancouver including Chilliwack, Meadow Ridge, Victoria                                                   Site Registrar - Madeline Goheen

Site Registrar - Barbara Oldale

Calgary including Lethbridge
Site Registrar -  Ted Navey

Saskatoon including Paddockwood, Porcupine Plain, Prince Albert, Ribstone, Senlac
Site Registrar  - Corleen McLean

Site Registrar - Denise Esch

Site Registrar -  Tracy Henry

See Apostle Susan Skoor’s video Apples/Pears


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.

The videos are 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


Junior Camp 2012


Calling all 8-11 year olds...Get ready for Junior Camp 2012 at Hills of Peace, Sun July 15 - Thurs July 19.

Come and live "Life 2-gether" as we celebrate Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection. We will have:

Christmas in July

an Easter "not egg" Hunt

a marketplace experience

and much more

To register, please call Corleen (Cori) McLean at 306-716-2784 or email Registration forms can be mailed to Cori at 1804 Adelaide Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7J 0J5.



You’re Invited!

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Join us for a Spiritual Retreat,

June 1-3 at the Hills of Peace

Our theme this year is:

Holy, Wholly, Wholee!!

Leaders for the weekend are

Dan & Denise Esch

We start at Noon on the 1st and finish at noon on the 3rd.

Please register at: or call: 306-949-1470

by May 25th.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know.


Samish Island Work Party


Its Spring at Samish ! Cherry trees and early rhodie's are in bloom. The robins are singing. Everything is green...very green. and guessed it! Time for Work Parties!
Over the fall and winter the dining hall got a make over, new roof, new kitchen, new carpet! Over 80 friends of Samish blessed the campground with help for these special dining hall and kitchen workday projects! It has been a monumental effort!
So this year? No new projects! Promise!! Just regular ol' cleaning, weeding, pressure washing, painting, siding replacement. Ok, well there is the rustic cabin colorization project...but that's just paint right? Come celebrate spring with us!
Samish Island Campground
Work Week April 30-May 4
Work Day Saturday May 5
Work Day Saturday June 9
Meals and lodging provided. Interested?
Mark Chapman Glen Fishel
360.420.6369 360.757.4559
Please Reply to all if attending




Camp Opening at Hills of Peace

May 12 –13


Many hands make light work. Please plan to attend our annual camp opening as we get the grounds ready for another wonderful camping season.

RSVP to Courtenay Znak at


Canada West Youth Camp 2012


This summer, all Junior High age campers (11-14), Senior High age campers (15-18) and Young Adults (between the ages of 18-21) are invited to attend CANADA WEST - YOUTH CAMP 2012. This camp will take place during the first week of July 1-7 at Hills of Peace Campgrounds.

Click here Canada West Youth Camp 2012 for more information

If you have any questions about this YOUTH CAMP 2012 experience, please don't hesitate to contact Rachelle Smalldon or 587-920-6330.

Registration forms will be out SOON!


Last Weekend to submit!

Pursue Peace On Earth


Community of Christ Canadian Peace Award!

Nominations extended to April 30, 2012

Right-click to download [PDF 259.1Kb] a printable version and the application form

We are looking for excellent examples of local people bringing peace to neighbourhoods and their communities through celebration, reconciliation and collaboration.

Examples might be:

  • Mentoring
  • Faith-based community support
  • Volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to reducing violence in their neighbourhoods
  • An individual who has shown exceptional courage in keeping the Peace
  • Community safety / crime reduction initiative.
  • An individual working across diverse groups to bring about positive changes
  • People actively building bridges between young people, communities, generations, faiths or cultures.
  • A congregation actively involved in engaging and connecting local communities, promoting Peace and Justice, uniting others to be peacemakers for the good of all.

To put forward your nominations please complete this application form and submit to the following:

The Canadian National Conference Team
c/o Operations Manager
Tim J. Stanlick
390 Speedvale Ave E
Guelph Ontario
N1E 1N5

Rules of Eligibility

  1. Closing Date for ALL entries has been extended to April 30, 2012.
  2. Nominees may be Canadian members or friends of the Community of Christ.
  3. Additional information and supporting evidence cannot be returned.
  4. The awards will be presented during the Canadian National Conference, June 16, 2012.
  5. Self nominations will not be accepted.
  6. Only award recipients and nominators will be notified in advance.

“We are poised to restore Christ’s covenant of peace, even the Zion of our hopes. The hope of Zion will become reality when we live Christ’s peace and generously share his peace with others.”
Taken from the Community of Christ, “Mission Initiatives” brochure.


Click here to see What’s Up…In the CWM, Christmas in Review



Arts on the Lake is back!


May 25 – 27, 2012 at Hills of Peace campground.

Special Guest Ministry, Singer and Songwriter Dan Beer from Vancouver BC.

Dan Beer - Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Lyricist

Check out his website Dan Beer Music

register now

Arts on the Lake camp director Dan Woynarski

Or 1-877-411-2632 ext 2




Please let Rachelle Smalldon know at or 587-920-6330 if you are planning to come to SPECTACULAR with our delegation as soon as possible (even before sending forms). This will help immensely with booking flights and planning. Thanks!

More information here

CWM Forms Here


2012 Camping/Event Calendar

April 25-29 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 28-29 Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

Apr 30-May 4 Samish Island Work Week

May 5 Samish Island Work Day

May 11-13 F.L.O.W. Weekend Meadow Ridge

May 12-13 Hills of Peace Camp Opening

May 25-27 Arts on the Lake Hills of Peace

June 1-3 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

June 1-3 Adult Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 9 Samish Island Work Day

June 9-15 Adult Reunion Samish Island

June 16 Canadian National Conference

July 1-7 Canada West Youth Camp (11-21, Jr. High, Sr. High, Young Adult) Hills of Peace

July 1-7 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

July 8-14 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 14-21 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 21–28 Spectacular Graceland University

July 22-28 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 29-Aug 4 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 10-12 Young Family Weekend Hills of Peace

August 5-11 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 12-18 Singles’ Reunion Samish Island

Aug 31-Sept 2 Canada West Mission Conference Regina, SK

September 28-30 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

September 28-30 Singles’ Retreat Samish Island

October 12-14 Young Adult Retreat Samish Island

October 12-14 Women's Retreat Chilliwack


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