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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weekly Wire for January 23, 2013


Upcoming Events at a Glance

February 15-17 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Calgary

March 1-3 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

April 24-28 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

Apr 29-May 3 Samish Island Work Week


Theology Jam in Vancouver!




Cookie Map of the World

The Kids made a giant cookie of the ‘World’


Rumor has it that we can expect another Theology Jam in Vancouver….I can’t wait! Thanks Don Compier for your vision and insights, Kat Goheen for organizing, Kathy McAdam for arranging the fabulous food and EVERYONE who showed up and contributed to the conversation and music.


World Conference April 13-18

World Conference 2013 April 13-April 18

Have you considered attending World Conference this year? Follow the link to get all the details. Early Registration deadline is February 15th. We have two delegate spots open for the CWM and 34 alternates, but of course anyone can attend. If you are registered as a delegate and your plans have changed, please let Debra know


Will you be at Canada West Mission Conference August 30-September 1st this year? Do you have a creative activity that our entire group could participate in? We are accepting submissions now. Send your ideas to Please include in your submission:

description of the activity

tools/supplies needed and approximate cost for 100 people

space required to do the activity

time required for the activity

Last year Linda Phelps’ activity was the ‘Signal Communities’ Art Project pictured below.  Thanks Linda, you did a great job!


Tiles were painted by individuals, then Linda assembled them in the frame to make us all look like artists. This was presented to the Regina church. Visit Regina to see it in person!


Summer Volunteer(s) Needed - Samish Campground

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Samish Campground located in the NW corner of Washington State is seeking
an individual or couple with an RV to serve as grounds and maintenance volunteers during May through August, 2013.  The position entails mowing and maintenance of the
grounds, some handyman work and stocking shelves when food orders arrive, etc.  An RV site with full hookups will be provided.  Telephone and wireless Internet are
available in dining hall.  Meals are provided during camps ( approximately 85%
of this time). 

Application Form and Proforma Employment Agreement including Job Description are available by contacting Glen Fishel, Board President, at (360) 757-4559 or by e-mail at  or, if he is not available, Donald Brady, Camp Manager at (360) 766-8125 or by e-mail at

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Nurturing Spirit Weekend Calgary



Nurturing Spirit Weekend at Samish Island



2013 Camping/Event Calendar

February 15-17 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Calgary

March 1-3 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

April 24-28 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

Apr 29-May 3 Samish Island Work Week

May 4-5 Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

May 12-13 Hills of Peace Camp Opening

May 24-26 Arts on the Lake Hills of Peace

May 31-June 2 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

May 31-June 2 Adult Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 7-9 College Age Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace

Jun-08 Samish Island Work Day

June 8-14 Adult Reunion Samish Island

July 1-6 Canada West Youth Camp

June 30-July 6 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

July 6-12 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 14-18 Junior Camp (8-11 yrs) Hills of Peace

July 13-20 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 20-27 Spectacular Graceland University

July 22-28 Camp Planning Retreat - Hills of Peace

July 21-27 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 28-Aug 3 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 9-11 Young Family Weekend Hills of Peace

August 4-10 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 11-17 Singles’ Reunion Samish Island

Aug 30-Sept 1 Canada West Mission Conference Edmonton AB

September 27-29 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

September 27-29 Singles’ Retreat Samish Island

October 4-6 Young Adult Retreat Samish Island

October 4-6 Women’s Retreat Chilliwack


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

~Albert Einstein~


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