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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weekly Wire for February 28, 2013


Upcoming Events at a Glance

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


Fastathon in Prince Albert

A Get God Project

Get God logoDanielle cropped

by Danielle Mitchell

New Picture (31)

Congratulations to Carmen Kaweski, from Saskatoon who won a Chile Lunch for 2.  Carmen you’ll have to tell us how the Chile is!


Ordinations in Regina


Lisa Neudorf was ordained to Elder by Denise Esch and her Dad, Barry Williams.

Rick Fisher was ordained to Elder by Dan and Denise Esch.

From left Barry Williams, Lisa Neudorf, Denise Esch, Rich Fisher and Dan Esch.


Live at Hills of Peace!

Caretaker Job Opportunity

May 1, 2013


The Caretaker of the Hills of Peace Campground is responsible for maintaining the grounds, buildings, and services of the Hills of Peace Campground in a safe and attractive condition for the benefit of all users. For a complete list of duties, go to Caretaker Job Opportunity. Accommodations, utilities and a small remuneration are included.

Please send your application to Courtney at


Job Opening – Canada West Mission Centre

Camping and Retreat Specialist


Camping and Retreat Program Specialist is one who provides leadership and support to leaders to create and sustain vibrant camping and retreat experiences. Through camps and retreats they assist in establishing and reaching goals aligned with the Mission Initiatives. With development and invitation being a focus of this position the ministry will attend to specific needs of the wider mission. The goal of this position is to create and organize a sustainable, vibrant camping and retreat program in Canada West Mission. This has potential to be a four year position.


Camping and Retreat Program Specialist is supervised by the Mission Centre President (MCP). They inform the MCP of all important issues in their camps/retreats and communicate regularly with all mission centre staff to share ideas and celebrations, coordinate missional efforts and maximize mission support.

Camping and Retreat Program Specialist is expected to visit congregations and become familiar with the congregational leaders, members and programs. They regularly communicate with congregational leaders in regards to resources, training, personnel and other communications by the mission centre and world church. Camping and Retreat Program Specialist may preach, teach, provide training and facilitate workshops.


Focus of Ministry

Invite People to Christ

Promote evangelism and empower witness and invitation among congregational members, through training, motivating, modeling, and spiritual renewal

Initiate and lead focused retreats.

Develop Disciples to Serve

Assess skills, resources and needs of congregations in developing members/friends

Assist in developing succession plan for retreat programming in CWM

Mentoring relationships of potential leaders

o Ensure retreats meet the needs of the membership in each area of congregational life

Empower Communities in Mission

Assist event participants in discerning their giftedness and creating a vision for outreach programs

Seek and train a core group of leaders to create an inviting atmosphere for children, youth, and

young adult participation and leadership

Examples of Desired Events:

o Priesthood Retreats

o Pastor’s Retreat

o Youth Retreats

o Assist with Camping program and Summer retreats

Desired Competencies

Building Effective Teams, Developing Others, Managing Vision and Purpose, Motivating Others, Organizing, Approachability, Communication, Invitation, Managing Diversity, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Priority Setting, Work/Life Balance, Scriptural/Theological Knowledge.

The successful candidate will be willing to reside in Alberta or Saskatoon to be near Hills of Peace Campground. Please submit all applications to Greg Goheen, Canada West Mission President by March 20, 2013 or

Box 88, Edgerton, AB, T0B1K0, Canada


Tom Beer’s 80th Birthday Party in Chilliwack





Peace and Justice

Help Strengthen Canadian Field Peace/Justice Efforts !

Consider helping the Canadian Field in its Peace/Justice Efforts! The Canadian Peace/Justice Committee is forming subcommittees to help address some of the issues that swirl around us. Do you feel particularly drawn to any of the following issues?

- Canadian justice system and its current policies;

- Mental Health and the current Canadian system’s inadequacies;

- First Nations Issues;

- Immigration / Refugee Assistance;

- GMOs;

- Human Trafficking;

- Foreign Aid / International Development (not ready yet);

- Military / Peacekeeping (not ready yet);

- Inter-Religious Relations (not ready yet);

- Others? Child Poverty, etc. – let us know your area of concern.

We are creating subcommittees to explore the above issues. So please contact a committee member, listed below, if you feel you might be interested in being part of this impactful effort. As a church committed to the pursuit of peace, there are many ways that we, under God’s Good Spirit, can join with others to help further God’s desire for true shalom for all!


Betty Williams

Canada West

Caitlin Ball

Canada West

Don McLeod

Canada West

Rod Downing




Junior Camp HOP – change of dates


Please note that Junior Camp will run immediately after HOP Family camp from July 12-16. Now you won’t have to drive all the way home and back again two days later!


Mission Conference Poster

Registration Form here


Guest Ministry for HOP Family Reunion


We are pleased to announce that Bill McFarlin, Financial Officer from the

Greater Pacific NW USA Mission Center will be our guest ministry along with

Nelson Rosales from World Accord.



Samish Island Reunion Planning Committee


The summer is sneaking up on us and it's time to start planning Reunion 2013.

Our guest ministry is Art Smith, Apostle designate and current Mission Centre President in South America. He will be attending, hopefully with his family. He has been in touch with Don Compier, our guest minister last year, and is very excited about the opportunity to get out west for a week to be with us. There will be a reunion planning session in the upcoming couple of weeks. If you interested in attending, please contact Chris Phelps and I will try to find a time that works for all interested.


Summer Volunteer(s) Needed - Samish Campground

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



New Miniseries Starting Sunday March 3rd

The "Bible" Series Poster

The Bible

Click to see the trailer.

The Christian Post was able to preview segments of "The Bible" last month, and Burnett and Downey revealed a colorful, captivating take on some of the most important stories in the Christian religion.  While sometimes violent, "The Bible" offers visually enchanting depictions of well-known and beloved Biblical characters. Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Abraham, and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are among the Bible stories covered in the highly anticipated television series. The series sees stars such as "Game of Thrones" actors Sean Bean and Nonso Anozie, while Roma Downey herself portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Following its March 3 premiere, remaining episodes of "The Bible" will air each Sunday with the finale arriving on Easter Sunday, March 31.

excerpt from the Christian Post


2013 Camping/Event Calendar

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 12-16 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


“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.”

~ Oprah Winfrey~


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