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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Weekly Wire for April 3, 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

May 25-27 Singles Retreat Samish Island


Congregational Outreach Specialist – BC

Debra CWM photo

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Debra Donohue to the Canada West Mission staff as the newly hired Congregational Outreach Program specialist. The Congregational Outreach Program specialist is one who provides support to pastors and congregational leadership teams in British Columbia to empower congregational outreach programming.  They assist congregations in establishing and reaching goals aligned with the Mission Initiatives.  They also focus on outreach ministry in response to specific needs of the wider mission. The goal of this position is to assist in planning 2 events per year per BC congregation.

The position officially begins April 1st, 2013. Welcome Debra!

Greg Goheen

Canada West Mission President


We’re now accepting submissions for

“What’s Up…In the CWM”

Spring 2013 issue


Do you have a great story to tell?  Would you like to share your experience at a CWM Retreat, Event or Activity?  Has your congregation done something we should know about? Send your submission to or call 1-877-411-2632

And don’t forget to send lots of photos!


Job Opening – Canada West Mission

Camping and Retreat Specialist

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.

Full job description here – Camping and Retreat Specialist

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


Fine Arts Retreat – Samish Island

April 24-28


Samish Island Fine Arts Retreat – By Donation 

Director: Nan Sargeant, 425-432-5124

Deadline for registration: April 15th


Classes Confirmed Below, More in the works!


Writing A First Novel with Deb Lund again!

Creative writing

Intro to Recording Studio (We will have an actual recording studio set up so you can actually record something to take home)

Wooden paddle carving, Inuit style with Roy Baggerly

Brass band??? Hope we can get all our guys back this year!

"Seeing Through New Eyes" Acrylic Painting with Anne Howley joining us again!

Intro to the Theatre

Beginning and Intermediate Guitar

Movement and Creativity-Fanovitch is back!!!

African drum circle and story telling

Bronze sculpture exhibition-artist from Eugene OR is sharing with us this year, Paul Gillam

Singer and Performer, Karl Olsen, from the Brothers Four folk ensemble will join us!

Kids art classes: kite making, hanging "fruits", moveable art, painting with golf balls

Free play area for kids: puppet stage, Plan City layout, craft table and much more!



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


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.
BC Youth please contact Rocio Cabrera



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

This 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.



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




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!


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 25-27 Singles Retreat Samish Island

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- Cancelled

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


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

~Margaret Atwood~


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