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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weekly Wire for October 24, 2012


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From the Canadian Peace and Justice Committee:

As you may know World Church is wanting congregations to align their activities under the five Mission Initiatives.  Mission Initiatives

Here is an excellent way to start doing that for any congregation that serves coffee.  Normally coffee would be a “Maintenance or kitchen expense.”  But if a congregation heartpurchases fair trade coffee, then you can take that expense and move it under the “Abolish Poverty, End Suffering” Initiative, because that is exactly what fair trade does – it helps coffee farmers break the cycle of poverty.  Thus by spending very little extra, your congregational budget automatically aligns with that critical Mission Initiative.  For the sake of impoverished coffee farmers around the world, we hope you will consider that wherever possible.

A second step that anyone can take is a follow-up to the letter that was sent by the entire Canadian church regarding the labeling of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).  Specifically, you can sign a petition encouraging the adoption of a bill in Parliament devoted to precisely that purpose.  Go to the Peace/Justice website (, or simply go the Canadian website and click on the Peace/Justice badge) and in the Latest News box you will see a link to the action.  Informed choice is such a basic step, and yet we in Canada are not even at that stage yet regarding GMOs.  Please consider helping nudge things along.


Get back to me if you have any questions, etc.




What’s up in Calgary


Mark Your Calendars

The Calgary Congregation is Celebrating 100 years!

Oct 28: Pursue Peace Guest Speaker: Greg Goheen



Christmas is just around the corner…remember to document your Christmas activities with photos and video for our January re-cap of Christmas in the CWM.  This year please include the names of each person in your photos so everyone in the CWM will be able to put faces to names.

Thanks Debra


Our Calendar of Events on the website has been

updated to include all camps and retreats for 2013.

Camping Calendar

Mark your calendars now and



“On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his

pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of

toys to all the children”

Linus from “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.


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