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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weekly Wire for June 19, 2013


Upcoming Events at a Glance

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

July 1-6 Canada West Youth Camp Hills of Peace

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

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


Camping and Retreat Specialist


It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition Lisa Neudorf to the Canada West Mission staff as the newly hired Camping and Retreat Program Specialist. The 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 the ministry will attend to specific needs of the wider mission. 

The position officially begins mid-July 2013. Welcome Lisa!

Greg Goheen, Canada West Mission President


Junior Camp at Hills of Peace!


For 8-12 year olds

Registration Deadline is June 28th or 306-716-2784



FAMILY  Reunion!

Hills of Peace              Samish Island

July 6-12                    July 13-20

Register Today

Elaine Chaise                         David Donohue    

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Westjet Seat Sale – ends Thursday

Are you flying to Edmonton for Mission Conference or Chilliwack for the Women’s Retreat?

Our resident travel agent, Bonnie Levitt, asked me to let everyone know that Westjet is having a seat sale.  Thursday June 20th is the last day to book.


Sunday School Picnic in Vancouver


Everyone is welcome, please RSVP


Calgary Pastor Ken Moor Retires


Our pastor has retired!! Congratulations Ken. 

We were happy to present Ken with a prayer shawl and then we had cake and coffee after the service. 

Enjoy your retirement, Ken.


June Birthday’s in Victoria


Betty Gurney, John Canty, Sally Glasier and Ernie Lyle

Happy Birthday to you!


Get God 2013/14

New Year – New Program

Follow the link above to get all the details!


  Application forms, information and more for the 2013/14 season can be found at

Get God 2013/14

Be sure to encourage all youth 16-21 years old to apply and stay tuned for details of our Get God trip to Camp Lokahi Family Reunion in Hawaii!


What’s Up…In the CWM, May 2013

is now available online. 


Copies will also be available at church.



Dear Sisters and Brothers:


You will find below the link to a number of documents that have been created to assist with understanding the Interim Policy Changes for Canada regarding 1) Ordination of Priesthood of Same-Sex/Gender Orientation and 2) Authorizing and Officiating at Same-Sex/Gender Marriages.


The Interim Policies will be implemented in Canada only, June 1, 2013.


You will find the following documents at this link Interim Policy

-          Canada Cover Letter from the Apostle

-          Final Edited Canada Same-Gender Policies

-          Interim Policies Canada Q&A

-          Faithful Disagreement


Please review all documents, particularly the Interim Policy changes. If you have questions regarding the implementation please contact me.






Gregory R. Goheen, Bishop

CWM President & Financial Officer


Register today for summer camps, retreats and reunions.  Get all the details here!

2013 Camping Brochure



Canada West Youth Camp - Hills of Peace July 1-6

Guest Ministry Rachelle Smalldon

Young Adult Ministries Specialist, International Headquarters

This summer, all Junior High age campers (ages 11-14), Senior High age campers (ages 15-18) and Young Adults (between the ages of 18-21) are invited to attend Canada West Youth Camp 2013. This camp will take place July 1-6 at Hills of Peace Campground.

Register Today!

Canada West Youth Camp needs female counselors.

Is it your time to shine?

contact Greg Goheen


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 for HOP Family Reunion

July 6 to 12, 2013

One Head cook is required for 6 days at Hills of Peace Campground in Alberta.  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


Register Today for Mission Conference in Edmonton!



Registration Form here 

or email


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June 2013
Keeping the church connected

Prophet-President Steve Veazey recently talked about the Words of Counsel he presented to the World Conference with Apostle Linda Booth. Watch the interview and view or read the words of counsel at


“Official Actions of the 2013 World Conference,” at, chronologically conveys every action made by the April Conference, including

•Electing and sustaining leaders
•Adoption of World Conference Resolutions
•Assignments of World Church officers
•First Presidency statements about legislative outcomes


Read the June Herald for World Conference coverage, including an eight-page, color photo spread. Articles cover service projects, awards, a resolutions recap, leadership changes, voices, minutes from the last business meeting. To subscribe to the Herald, visit or contact1-800-767-8181 or


Abolish Poverty, End Suffering aid is providing relief to storm damaged areas of Oklahoma, USA. An initial grant of US$5,000 grant through the American Red Cross offered immediate help providing shelter, food, water, and supplies in affected communities. Additional aid will be directed to individual church families. Your generous contributions make this aid possible.

A series of severe storms hit Oklahoma, including a tornado estimated at an EF5. Several church members suffered property damage, and some members’ homes were completely destroyed. Thank you for your prayers and your offerings to Abolish Poverty, End Suffering. You can give at and on the worldwide ministries side of your mission tithes envelopes. Because of your ongoing generosity, Community of Christ is able to respond as a worldwide church to this crisis in Oklahoma. Read the full news story at


Recommended fall curriculum for children, Of Water and Spirit, will be available by July 1. Materials will guide learners in exploring what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and how discipleship is lived out in Community of Christ. Because this is such important foundational material based on Community of Christ identity, message, mission, and beliefs, the First Presidency recommends use of this resource for fall curriculum with all children ages 7–11, even if they have already been baptized and confirmed. Materials include a Facilitator Guide and Disciple Journal (one for each student). Get them through Herald House: 1-800-767-8181;


“Peace through All People” is a collective singing video of “Peace, Salaam, Shalom,” written by Emma’s Revolution. This song will be part of Community of Christ’s next hymnal, Community of Christ Sings. It represents more than 75 songs we can sing collectively as a global family. The Community of Christ Hymnal Project sent Major Oak Productions with Joey Williams (international editor for Community of Christ) to record members and friends around the world singing songs from this collection. Watch the unique voices each one of us has to offer in the pursuit of peace at

Community of Christ Sings will be launched at the 2013 Peace Colloquy, October 18–20. Registration will open July 1 at Each registrant will receive one complimentary Community of Christ Sings pew edition.


The entire suite of Community of Christ Sings products is available to pre-order through Herald House: 1-800-767-8181; Visit to learn more about the following products:

  • Pew Edition: $23
  • Musicians / Large Print Edition: $50
  • Audio Recordings: $159
  • Digital Rich Text Files: $65

Deepen Your Discipleship. Community of Christ Seminary is enrolling new students for fall semester in the master of arts in religion (MAR) program. Each of the 10 courses may be taken by degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students for three semester hours of graduate credit or 4.2 CEUs. Visit for more information.


The Herald series, Live Christ’s Peace, continues this month with “Grace and Generosity,” by Apostle Richard James. We will give more love, more grace, and more generosity if we fully receive all that God shares with us.

To subscribe to the Herald, visit or contact or 1-800-767-8181. Also check out the Herald Blog at and sign up to have commentary series articles delivered to your e-mail at


Register now for MEADS (Ministerial Education and Discipleship Studies). August 5–9 courses: Community of Christ Scriptures with Dale Luffman 8:30 a.m.–noon, and Pastoral Care with Jeri Lauren Lambert 1:30–5:00 p.m. Fee is $88 per class or $175 for both. Visit for more information and syllabi. Register by July 26 with Michelle Booth: ext. 1459,


Connecting college students with congregations: Do you know of a Community of Christ high school senior that will be starting college this fall or a college student who will be returning to college? If so, please share the student’s name and contact information with the pastor of the congregation closest to the campus the student will attend. If you are not sure how to contact the pastor, please work with your mission center president. Many congregations would like to provide support to Community of Christ students in their area but don’t always know who is there or how to make contact. Thank you for any help you can provide.


New books are available from Community of Christ Seminary Press. The Seminary Press publishes scholarly works of particular interest to the serious student. Always in support of the church’s mission and the pursuit of truth, authors explore a wide range of issues. Their writings evidence and encourage creative thinking and inquiry in the tradition of academic freedom, which welcomes public scrutiny. Authors’ methods and conclusions do not necessarily reflect official positions held by the church, the seminary, or any other church-related institution. Note the healthy tension between serious independent inquiry and a determination to faithfully serve the mission of the church. Every book issued by this press will demonstrate that these impulses don’t contradict each other!

Community of Christ Seminary Press books are available through Herald House:; 1-800-767-8181; (816) 521-3015.

  • The Journey of a People (2-book set) by Mark A. Scherer draws on research and writing of the best scholars of Mormon history. Follow the life and times of founder Joseph Smith Jr. and explore the Reorganization and its leaders, the search for identity, and the growing of a faith movement into a viable denomination.    9780830915729    $59.95
  • The Book of Mormon’s Witness to Its First Readers by Dale Luffman invites readers to hear how the Book of Mormon spoke to its first audience of seekers, who found in this work a witness that changed their lives, and to hear how its witness may be heard and understood today.    9780830915668    $19.95
  • Millions Call It Scripture: The Book of Mormon in the 21st Century by Alan D. Tyree is designed to stimulate interest in and a discussion of the Book of Mormon’s place in religious life and history. Explore its Christian witness and scriptural values it holds that are relevant today.    9780830915651    $19.95



June 1–2: World Church Finance Board
July 4: International Headquarters offices closed—Independence Day USA
July 20-27: Spectacular

August 5–9: MEADS
August 23–24: Health and Spirituality Workshop

Daily Prayer for Peace
A brief worship service is held daily at 1:00 p.m. central time at the Temple. Join us in prayer from wherever you are. For details and the text of each day’s prayer, visit

Contribution Update


2013 Camping/Event Calendar

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

July 1-6 Canada West Youth Camp

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 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


We hope that, when the insects take over the world,
they will remember with gratitude how we took them
along on all our picnics.

~Bill Vaughan~

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