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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Weekly Wire for March 20, 2013

Upcoming Events at a Glance

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


What’s Up…In the CWM Christmas in Review


Click here to see our Christmas in Review online only.

Read articles and see photos of your sister congregations experiencing the Christmas season!


Job Opening – Canada West Mission Centre

Camping and Retreat Specialist

submissions extended to April 20, 2013


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 April 20, 2013 or

Box 88, Edgerton, AB, T0B-1K0, Canada


Fastathon in Prince Albert

A Get God Project


The Fastathon was a very great experience. I really felt like I developed my leadership skills, and although it wasn’t always easy, it was worth it. I raised lots of money for a good cause and that was the most important part.  

$3500 which translates to 350,000 rupees!


Look for the full story of Danielle's Fastathon in the May issue of

What's Up...In the CWM.


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 Znak at


Head Cook and Assistant Cooks for HOP

Temporary Positions June 29 to July 16, 2013

One Head cook and 2 assistant cooks are required for 17 days at Hills of Peace Campground in Alberta. There is the possibility of additional days added to this and the opportunity to cook for one or two weekend retreats. Your own transportation is ideal but for the right candidate(s) other arrangements could be made. Please forward your application to Courtney Znak, HOP Board Director at or mail to Box 143 Hughenden,  Alberta, Canada T0B-2E0


Click here for Job Description and more


Prince Albert’s Margaret Ferguson interviewed

on CBC Radio

February 27th, CBC radio interviewed a friend if mine and member of our Prince Albert church - Margaret Ferguson about the blankets she and some of our group are making for the homeless. The link below has the broadcast.


Linda Klughart, Pastor Prince Albert


Vancouver’s Dan Beer signs BC Safety Charter

BC Safety Charter

On Thursday March 7th, 2013 CMHDS members gathered for a breakfast meeting to discuss safety culture and CMHDS President, Dan Beer took the opportunity to follow through on a motion passed the previous week by the Board of Directors and sign the BC Safety Charter on behalf of the CMHDS.

The Charter represents commitment from industry and organizational leaders in British Columbia to create a culture and adopt practices that value health and safety.

It is founded on the principle that the effective management of health and safety is essential to long term success, profitability and sustainability. By supporting this charter senior executives commit themselves to working towards the goal of being corporately sustainable and demonstrating leadership in their communities.


CMHDS Board of Directors
"Supply Chain Leadership - Knowledge Through Networking"


Vancouver’s Phil Eidsvik honored for

Service to Canada


Phil Eidsvik,  his wife Lanette Vawter, daughter Andrea, with their angel  Nicole looking on, accepted the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee medal from Member of Parliament Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay at a ceremony March 12th.   Receiving one of only thirty awards coming directly from the Prime Minister's office, Phil was being honoured for his service to Canada through his work with the BC Fisheries Survival Coalition.  John Cummins, former Member of Parliament,  described Phil with these words.  "…Yes he made this marvelous contribution to  our province and to our country, and we all  appreciate him for that,  but there is  also  the …  family man that we respect  and admire as well.  It is rare that you find of  that combination in one individual."


Phil, congratulations.  We are all proud of you.


submitted by Dan Beer


Phil’s Family from left.  Mother in law Heather Vawter, daughter Andrea, brother in law Emmanuelle Soupidis, sister in law Susan Vawter, niece Faith Soupidis, Phil Eidsvik, wife Lanette Vawter, niece Zoe Soupidis.


July 20-27, 2013

Camper Information Package

Please let Greg Goheen know (by phone, text or email) if you are planning to attend
SPECTACULAR with our delegation as soon as possible - even before sending forms.
This will help immensely with booking flights and planning.



Registration Form here


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



Prophet-President Stephen M. Veazey will share Words of Counsel to the Church at the First Presidency’s World Conference worship on Sunday, April 14.

We invite you to join with sisters and brothers around the world at 7:00 p.m. CDT in the Auditorium Conference Chamber and by live webcast at

We will also plan to share in three ordinations based on calls to be considered by the World Conference: K. Scott Murphy is called to serve as a counselor to the president of the church and member of the quorum of the First Presidency; James A. Poirier and Steven E. Graffeo are called to serve as counselors to the Presiding Bishop and members of the Presiding Bishopric.

A complete order of worship will be available by April 7 at for those who will gather in homes and congregations to worship with us through the webcast.

Please join us in prayerful preparation for this worship and for the entire 2013 World Conference. Thank you for being part of Christ’s Mission, Our Mission.

In Christ’s Peace,


World Conference 2013 April 13-April 18

 World Conference and U.S. National Conference

Next month is our World Conference and the U.S. National Conference. I will be in Independence Missouri for both of these events. This provides us with an opportunity to re connect or get acquainted. It is also an excellent time to meet privately to discuss estate planning as it applies to your unique situation.

You can contact me by phone toll free at 1-800-884-7526 ext. 5 to set up an appointment now (preferred) or when you are there. You can also drop by our booth in the Lower Assembly Room of the Auditorium or the Estate and Gift Planning office on second floor of the Temple.

Lets take advantage of this opportunity to get together in person to explore the possibilities for you and your family.

 Ken McGowan


Kenneth J. McGowan, BA, STI, MTI, PFP, FMA, CFP ®, CEP ®, MCEP ®

Specialist, Estate & Gift Planning

Ph. 800-884-7526 or 519-265-5349

Fax 519-822-1236



Help Strengthen Canadian Field Peace/Justice Efforts !


Part of the church’s calling is to address the Canadian-specific issues that swirl around us.  Rather than feel overwhelmed, the Canadian Peace/Justice Committee wants us all to feel anchored and energized as we join others in addressing these issues.  We have created subcommittees and are looking for people drawn to help the Canadian Field in the following areas:


-          Does “Attawapiskat” bother you?  Does #IdleNoMore either perplex you or give you hope?  Then consider joining our subcommittee on First Nations issues as we seek the Spirit’s wisdom that will free us all from the legacy of that troubled past.

-          More prisons.  Justice that doesn’t seem just.  Where is “restorative justice”?  If any of this concerns you, consider joining the subcommittee on our Justice System;

-          The stigma – “Depression”, “Bipolar”, “ADHD” – the list goes on.  Consider helping to remove the marginalization felt by people with Mental  Health issues by joining our Mental Health subcommittee.  We are all God’s children and thus are all due the accompanying sense of full dignity and self-respect;

-          Human Trafficking in Canada?  YES. Crushed dreams.  Scarred bodies.  Perhaps within a block of where you worship.  If this troubles you, consider joining our Human Trafficking subcommittee.

-          Canadian Aid misapplied;  tied to Canada’s advantage.  Consider joining our Foreign Aid /  International Development subcommittee if you want to help ensure that Canadian efforts to address international poverty and relief is properly anchored and directed.

Here is a list of some other areas where we would cherish your help:

-          Immigration / Refugee Assistance;

-          Environmental Concerns, from GMOs to climate change;

-          Military / Peacekeeping;

-          Inter-Religious Relations;

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


Feel God’s Spirit calling you to any of the above issues?  Then please contact a committee member, listed below.  Don’t put it off.  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




2013 Camping/Event Calendar

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


Before you speak, listen.

 Before you write, think.

 Before you spend, earn.

Before you invest, investigate.

Before you criticize, wait.

Before you pray, forgive.

Before you quit, try.

Before you retire, save.

Before you die, give.

William A. Ward


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