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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weekly Wire for August 12, 2015

Canada West Mission


Upcoming Events at a Glance


August 16-21 Singles Reunion Samish Island

September 4-6 Canada West Mission Conference – Saskatoon, SK

Sept 25-27 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

October 2-4 Women’s Retreat Chilliwack

October 2-4 Young Adult Retreat Samish Island

October 16-18 Theology Weekend Edmonton

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

All camping dates are included at the bottom of the Weekly Wire and on the CWM website.


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!


Message from Steve Thompson

Job Opportunity in the CWM

Edmonton Theology Weekend

Register for Mission Conference

Call for Delegates for World Conference 2016

Campfire Service in Victoria

George and Sally Glasier’s 50th Anniversary

Reunion photos and link

Josh Cravy’s Mississippi Squirrel Video

Northwest Singles Reunion

Reunion Resources Available

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page


Job Opportunity

 Church Mission and Young Adult Ministries Specialist

Do you have a desire to help your church grow in one of Canada’s largest cities? Does the challenge of bringing new life and energy to a mission-oriented congregation excite you? Is helping young adults find their place in the life of the church an objective that is not just appealing, but personally motivating to you? Are you seeking a new, challenging, leadership opportunity in your faith journey and in your career experience? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, then we want to hear from you!

The Canada West Mission Centre is seeking a “Church Mission and Young Adult Ministries Specialist” to work with the Calgary Congregation of the Community of Christ to help the congregation fulfill God’s mission in Calgary, and to help local young adult members and friends of the congregation find their place in the life of the contemporary church.

For details on this opportunity, and instructions on how to apply, please find the position description here or contact the Canada West Mission Centre President, Stephen Thompson, at Applications are to be submitted by Tuesday, September 8, 2015.


Doctrine and Covenants E-book

Community of Christ has our first e-book! It is the Doctrine and Covenants, Kindle edition (free app available to make it compatible with smartphones, tablets and computers). Order it  through the Community of Christ link and support our church projects.


A Message from the President


Hello Canada West

I hope you will say, “Steve, I already know all of this!” But just in case, here are a few reminders about the rest of the summer:

1. Mission Conference: Labour Day Weekend, September 4 to 6, in Saskatoon. Again – see information already distributed. Mission Conference Registration form Or – at least ask people to email Debra Donohue to let her know they intend to go: .

2. Mission Conference note #2: If any of your delegate information for your congregation has changed, also please advise Debra of anyone no longer going, of someone who is now going, or of any other kind of delegate changes.

3. Mission Conference note #3: To the extent possible, we will try to circulate the business meeting agenda a week or so before the meeting so that delegates have a chance to be aware of the business items to be discussed. Anyone who was at either the Hills of Peace or Samish Reunions may be aware of a proposed motion from the Vancouver Congregation. I have notice from the congregation that they will be considering a revised motion on August 16, so we will do our best to circulate that revised motion as soon as we can.

5. Finally, WORLD Conference Delegates: Please ask anyone in your congregations who may wish to attend World Conference in June 2016 as a delegate for CWM to let Debra know (see address above). These delegates will be elected as part of the business meeting at Mission Conference.

Thank you so much for your efforts in support of these Mission Centre events!



Call for Delegates for World Conference 2016

2016 World Conference

We will be voting in our Canada West Mission Delegates for World Conference 2016 at Mission Conference in Saskatoon this September.

If you are planning to attend World Conference June 4-11, 2016, please send me your name by August 1, 2015 so I can add you to the list. or 1-877-411-2632 ext 4


It’s time to register for

Canada West Mission Conference

MC Registration form

send to 

or bring your form to Mission Conference and email me today with the names and ages of who will be attending.



Deadline to book the Holiday Inn Express at our group rate

of $144 per night is August 24th.

What are you doing Labour Day Weekend? 

Come to Mission Conference in Saskatoon!!!


Theology Weekend – Edmonton



Click below to see Josh Cravy’s

Mississippi Squirrel video


See photos of both Samish Island and Hills of

Peace Reunions on our CWM Facebook page


Campfire Service in Victoria

Under the tutelage of campfire experts Kat Goheen and Shannon McAdam over the past few Samish Family Reunions, and with a little help from Auntie Debra on the day, 12 year old Georgia Shirley led a full hour campfire service in Victoria.

Everyone had a great time from 4 years old to 98!

Campfire 1Campfire 2

Sally & George 50th 007Campfire 3Campfire 4

Sally & George 50th 027

Sally & George 50th 051


…and the silly photo!

campfire 7


George and Sally Glasier’s 50th Anniversary

Sally & George 50th 032

Sally & George 50th 049

George and Sally's 50th

Sally & George 50th 034


Click here to read What’s Up…In the CWM 

online and in full color!



 CWM Facebook Page!

Go to our facebook page to see what’s going on in the CWM

and be sure to ‘like’ us.


Community of Christ website links …

Community of Christ Upcoming Events: Visit the Community of Christ Calendar to see upcoming events, links to Daily Prayer for Peace, and Worship Resources.
Community of Christ Current Announcements: See the most current announcements on Community of Christ homepage or on the Announcements page .
Community of Christ Mission Stories:  Mission Stories

The next link is to a great video produced by the Community of Christ that everyone should see.

Must See Video!

Community of Christ, What We Offer You Video


Northwest Singles Reunion


To register, send your information to with the subject line “Canadian registering for Singles Reunion”.


Canada West Camping and Event Calendar


August 9-15 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

August 16-21 NW Singles Reunion Samish Island

September 4-6 Canada West Mission Conference – Saskatoon, SK

Sept 25-27 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

October 2-4 Women’s Retreat Chilliwack

October 2-4 Young Adult Retreat Samish Island


Thought for the Week

How to stop time: Kiss

How to travel in time: Read

How to escape time: Music

How to feel time: Write

How to release time: Breathe

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