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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Weekly Wire for May 28, 2014



Upcoming Events at a glance

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

June 1 Hymn Festival – Vancouver

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 29- July 5  NW Singles Reunion Samish Island

June 30-July 5 Canada West Youth Camp Hills of Peace

*dates subject to change, always check online or here for the most up to date information


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!

Announcement of New Mission Centre President

Summer Job at Hills of Peace

Ordination of Shirley Bolger

Special Food Needs for Samish Reunion

Hymn Festival – Vancouver

Canada West Youth Camp Hills of Peace

Ribstone Enrichment Weekend

Camp Genesis Samish Island

Chilliwack Family Day Picnic

Junior Camp Hills of Peace

Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

2014 Camps, Retreats and Reunions info

HOP Family Reunion

Singles Reunion Samish Island

Singles Retreat Lewis River, Washington

Youth Worker Registration Form

Caretakers for HOP

Quote of the Week


Announcement of new Mission Centre President/

Mission Centre Financial Officer


Susan Oxley

12 May 2014

Dear Friends:

I am pleased to announce that Stephen Thompson of Edmonton has been appointed as the new Mission Centre President/Mission Center Financial Officer for Canada West Mission. Stephen will begin his duties on July 1, 2014. Until then, please continue to work with Field Apostolic Assistant Carman Thompson presently serving in the interim role as Mission Centre President/Financial Officer. Carman and Steve will be in dialogue to insure a smooth transition of responsibilities, with Greg Goheen available for consultation on past issues as needed.

Please offer your support and ministry to Steve as he prepares for this responsibility. Your efforts to work as a team, cooperatively focusing on the mission of Jesus Christ and empowering the congregations of Canada West in their witness and outreach, will bring blessings to people both within and beyond the current membership of the Community of Christ.

I personally look forward to sharing in ministry with Steve Thompson, and pray for God’s continued guidance and grace in his life.


Apostle Susan D. Oxley

Council of Twelve


Samish Island Family Reunion

July 12 – 19

Special Food Requirements


Your cooks have been working hard and the reunion menu is planned. In order to accommodate food allergies & dietary restrictions, we need to hear from you.

We want you to enjoy your meals, so if you even think you will be coming, please let us know so we can order appropriately.  We need to adjust the food order by June 12th so it can go to Jennifer for shopping.

Thanks Shonnet and Shellley



Summer Job Opportunity

June 30-July 14 at

Hills of Peace!


Hills of Peace Youth Leader

Dates:        Monday, June 30 to Monday, July 14

Location:  Hills of Peace Campground, Cadogan AB

Events:      CWM Youth Camp (June 30 – July 5)

                  Family Reunion (July 5 –10)

                  Junior Camp (July 10 – 14)

Primary Focus:  Junior (8-12), Junior High (13-15) and Senior High (16-18)

Remuneration: This is a paid position which will include travel expenses.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

§ A young adult over the age of 21 who has an active membership in a Canada West Mission Congregation.

§ Approved by Community of Christ as a Registered Youth Worker (or eligible to be approved by the end of June, 2014).

Leadership Opportunities: The candidate will be given specific responsibilities at each camp leading and connecting with the youth. At both of the youth camps, the candidate will be a counsellor and assigned a cabin with another adult. At Reunion, the candidate will have the option of a private or shared dorm room.

Deepening Discipleship: The candidate will be required to engage and connect with a variety of youth to provide encouragement and ideas for them to maintain an ongoing relationship with their home congregations.

Skills / Qualities: The candidate will be energetic and have the ability to have fun but be a good role model; demonstrate maturity for their age; demonstrate common sense; demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal) and the ability to ask questions and seek guidance when necessary.

Preparation: The candidate will be provided with a specific outline as to what their responsibilities will be and what preparation will need to be made in advance.

Applications:  Interested candidates should send an application explaining why they are interested in this position and their skills and qualities are appropriate for the position to Lisa Neudorf ( by Sunday, June 1, 2014.


Click here to read the May edition of the

 What’s Up…In the CWM

online and in full color.



Ordination of Shirley Bolger – Victoria

Shirley Bolger was ordained to the office of Elder on May 11th.


The ordination was done by her husband, Evangelist Carl Bolger and Elder Donna Martin.


Shirley was surrounded by her family and church friends.


Camp Genesis Samish Island


7:15 PM on Friday, May 30 – Noon on Sunday, June 1

For Boys & Girls Entering Grades 3-4

Theme: I Can Share Peace

Do you like outdoor games, singing, crafts, nature hikes, good food, and having fun with friends? Join us for an exciting weekend at Camp Genesis where we will explore how to live more like Jesus and learn what it means to be a peacemaker.

Registration Deadline: 5-16-14

Director: Christine Campbell – 360-306-5501 /


New Hymnal Festival



Please RSVP today!


Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 10-14



Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace


Register with Denise Esch at and 306-949-1470.

Please register by May 31st, so the cooks can purchase enough food.


Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace

June 13-15


Hills of Peace Friday, June 13 – 6:30 pm to Sunday, June 15 – noon

Guest Minister: Alfredo Zelaya-Martinez from Canada East


Alfredo is a pastor for the GTA West congregation and works with the Canada East Mission Centre (CEM) of Community of Christ. He is an active participant in all types of sports and enjoys both summer and winter camping expeditions. Using his native language, Spanish, Alfredo has joined World Accord as a translator and group leader for projects in Honduras. His first love however, is directing the Sr. High Camp Community program of CEM.

Alfredo’s personal motto is “get busy living….”

Our Theme

I’m a Christian Young Adult … now what?

We’ve grown up in the church but what is the next step? What does worship and participation look like for young adults? How do we reinvent our understanding of God and Christ-like community for today’s young adults?

The Young Adult Retreat is an opportunity for YOU to re-experience camp at Hills of Peace. There will be plenty of time to reconnect with old friends, cultivate new ones, fellowship, discuss our role in the church community and eat awesome food.

Participants, 19 – 27 years must have “aged out” of the youth programs in order to attend (you are no longer eligible for Sr High Camp, SPEC, etc.)

Director: Caitlin Ball or 403-836-8181

Registration by June 6 would be appreciated.


Ribstone Enrichment Weekend



Canada West Youth Camp

June 30-July 5

Hills of Peace

If you or someone you know would love to come to camp – be sure to let us know! This camp is for those completed grades 7-12. 2014 Directors are Tyler Baines and Rachelle Smalldon.

Ages 18 and older are invited to come as leaders in training or staff! We really need your help on staff for this youth camp (particularly males)! If you can come – contact Rachelle Smalldon at

If you can't come personally, but would like to donate funds (either individually or as a congregation) so we can bring in other staff so our youth camp can be successful, that is also very helpful! Just contact Rachelle Smalldon ( to coordinate donations!

Hope to hear from you!

Thanks Rachelle!


Chilliwack Family Day Picnic!

Sunday June 22nd

Family Day Flyer

Chilliwack Summer Schedule

Chilliwack summer schedule


Click on the link below to get info on all of our

CWM Camps, Retreats and Reunions

Don’t forget to register early!



HOP Family Reunion

July 5-10



Samish Island Singles Reunion

June 29- July 5


We have an EXCITING opportunity to nurture and provide healing ministry in the newly revitalized SINGLES MINISTRY this summer at SAMISH ISLAND.  Our Theme is "REENERGIZE, REVITALIZE & REVJUVENATE as we CREATE SHALOM at SAMISH ISLAND".  We are honored to invite folks from Canada and the United States to celebrate together as we enjoy the ministry of High Priest Denise Leichter from Southern California. 

We invite applicants for HEAD COOK to contact Directors Tom and Susan Webber

at 253-370-8840 or for details. 

Recipes and grocery lists available.


Youth Worker Registration Form

We need YOU!



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


Canada West Camping and Event Calendar 2014

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

June 1 Hymnal Workshop and Songfest – Vancouver

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 29- July 5  NW Singles Reunion Samish Island

June 30-July 5 Canada West Youth Camp

July 5-10 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 10-14 Junior Camp (8-12 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 8-10 Young Family Weekend Hills of Peace- Postponed until next year

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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