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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weekly Wire for January 15, 2014

Upcoming Events at a glance

February 22 Samish Island Kitchen and Cabin Work Day

March 7-9 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

April 23-27 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 25-27 Pastors Retreat - Edmonton

April 28-May 2 Samish Island Work Week


This Week…in the Weekly Wire

Nurturing Spirit Weekend at Samish Island

Samish Island Work Parties

Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

What’s Up…In the CWM online

Christmas in Review – stories and photos needed!

Caretakers for HOP


Please Note

Samish Island Kitchen and Cabin Work Day has been

changed from Feb 1 to February 22



2014 Samish Island Campground Work Parties!

Friends of Camp Samish!

The new camping season is almost here. At Camp Samish we will play host to 30+ events over nine months. The caretaker team has been into preparation for 2014 ever since the last retreat in November. Here’s where you are all so very much appreciated! It’s Work Party Time!!! As usual, we’ll feed you lunch, or more, if needed!

Kitchen and Dining Hall Work Days (contact Jennifer Watson, Food Service Manager 360 766 6372 email: .

Saturday February 1st Prep dining hall for slate tiles and fir wall covering (just need a few and the brave)

Saturday February 8th Install slate tile wainscot and fir wall covering (just need a few and the carpenters)

Saturday February 22nd Kitchen Work Day (Just need, well , EVERYBODY! There is something for everyone and we train!)

2014 Work Week (contact Don Brady, Camp Manager 360 766 8125 email:

Sunday April 27 through Noon Friday May 2nd. Come for Fine Arts Retreat and stay over! Come for a day! Everyone is welcome.

P.S. New in 2014!!! Thanks to your contributions and well managed camp revenues!

· Two additional aluminum picnic tables

· Wood burning stove downstairs in Dining Hall

· Chairs and tables in children’s classrooms

· Carpet in the Cabin in the Woods meeting place

· 7 updated vacuums for CFC and Dining Hall

· Washer and Dryer for the kitchen

· Rustic Cabin Colorization!

· New Hymnals

· And a reliable septic system for the Dining Hall!

P.P.S. We’re looking for summer groundskeeper volunteer help! Contact Mark Chapman, Board President 360 420 6369


Christmas in Review!


Don’t forget to send me your congregation’s Christmas photos and stories by January 15th for our Christmas wrap up edition of What’s Up…In the CWM.

*Let me know today if you’ll be sending something and you can get it to me by the weekend.*


Spiritual Retreat – Hills of Peace

Spir Ret

Here are some daily mediation sites that might help.

Feel free to pick one or use all that speak to you!

Daily Bread

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation

Daily reading from Henri Nouwen


What’s Up…In the CWM is available online

in full color throughout.

If you receive home delivery of What’s Up, remember to send us your change of address when you move so you’ll never miss an issue!



Register today to reserve your ‘E’ Cabin. Lots of

Rustic cabins are available!



Live at Hills of Peace!

Caretaker Job Opportunity


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


Estate and Gift Planning

Happy New Year!
As 2014 kicks off, what better time to think about creating or updating your estate plan.  An effective estate plan can help you preserve wealth, distribute assets to your heirs, and ensure your legacy.    
And imagine how powerful your estate could be if you were able to provide for your loved ones while also giving a gift to support Christ's mission.
Here are just a few of the ways you can do that:

  • Charitable Bequests - a distribution from your estate to the church through your will
  • Charitable Gift Annuities - allows you to arrange with the church to make a contribution in exchange for the church's promise to pay you or another person an income for life
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts - provides the ability to bypass capital gains, receive income for life and benefit the church

If you are interested in creating or updating your estate plan and giving a gift to support Christ's mission, please contact the Estate and Gift Planning team at or 1-800-884-7526.


Canada West Camping and Event Calendar 2014

February 22 Samish Island Kitchen and Cabin Work Day

March 7-9 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

April 24-27 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 25-27 Pastors Retreat - Edmonton

April 28-May 2 Samish Island Work Week

May 11-12 Hills of Peace Camp Opening

May 30-June 1 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

June 6-8 Adult Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 13-15  Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace

June 7 Samish Island Work Day

June 7-13 Adult Reunion Samish Island

June 14-15 Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

June 22-28 NW Singles Retreat Samish Island

June 30-July 5 Canada West Youth Camp

July 5-9 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 10-14 Junior Camp (8-11 yrs) Hills of Peace

July 12-19 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 15-18 International Youth Forum Independence Mo

July 19-26 Spectacular Graceland University

July 20-26 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 27-Aug 2 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 10-12 Young Family Weekend Hills of Peace

August 3-9 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 10-16 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

August 29-31 Canada West Mission Conference Chilliwack BC

September 26-28 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

September 26-28 Singles’ Retreat Samish Island

October 3-5 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Saskatoon

October 24-26 Peace Colloquy Independence, Missouri

October 17-19 Young Adult Retreat Samish Island



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