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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Weekly Wire for December 9, 2015

Canada West Mission


17 Days until Christmas!


Upcoming Events at a Glance


Feb12-15 Winter Youth Camp Regina

February 27 Samish Island Kitchen and Cabin Work Day

March 4-6 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

March 18-20 Encounter World Religions Tour Greater Vancouver

*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!


What’s Up…In the CWM new edition now available

World Accord new packages

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Registration is open

Chilliwack Craft Making Photos

Baptism in Regina

Christmas Shopping on

Women’s Christmas Breakfast in Vancouver photos

Call for Delegates for World Conference 2016

2016 Camping Dates

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

Christmas Movie Quote of the Week


Chilliwack Craft Making Day


Melting records in bowl shapes and decorating them


We started at 10:00 and most arrived about that time.  The scrapbook class was at 10:30 and three people took the class.  Then everyone worked on scrapbooks except for two stopping to do the project class.  Supper was provided at 6:00 and everyone enjoyed a good hot meal.  Then the card making class was at 7:00.  Everyone was feeling tired so we locked the church doors at 8:30 and everyone went home.

It was a successful event and everyone wants to have two next year with some suggested changes so we look forward to two events next year.

Betty Williams


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World Accord just made it cheaper and easier to participate in a construction trip. First, they've reduced the cost by using other funds to cover the cost of building materials and second, you now have a choice between a one week and a two week excursion for those who could never get away for two weeks.

One week trip to Honduras February 6 - 13 or February 13 - 20  

Cost $600 plus airfare

Two week trip to Honduras February 6 - 20   

Cost $1,100 plus airfare.  

World Accord Expeditions


Baptism in Regina



On Sunday, November 8, the Regina branch was privileged to witness Hayden Woynarski’s decision to become a member of the Community of Christ. Hayden’s dad, Dan, brought us the morning message, reaffirming the power of relationships between Hayden and his family, his congregation and God.  We had planned ahead to fill the fount, but didn’t realize until Sunday morning that the water heater wasn’t working so the branch was given a chance to share by carrying a steady stream of pots filled with hot water and dumping them into the fount. It certainly wasn’t the warmest water, but Hayden’s mom, Sharman was going to baptize him and if it was warm enough for her, it would be ok for him. As is our custom the congregation gathered by the baptismal fount as Sharman lowered him into water (there was no concern that his dyed hair would color the water). Later in the service Hayden was confirmed into the Community of Christ by his dad who was assisted by Dan Esch. We’ll be having a potluck on December 6 to celebrate Hayden’s first communion and are very thankful that Hayden has chosen to make this covenant. Congratulations Hayden !

Dan Esch Pastor Regina Congregation



What’s Up…In the CWM

Now available online,

in your mailbox or church foyer.




Community of Christ Lesson Series

Community of Christ Lesson Series

Community of Christ lessons are available for children (ages 6–11), youth (ages 12–18), and adults. Weekly lessons connect the lectionary text with Community of Christ identity, mission, message, and beliefs.  Lessons are free, donations are graciously accepted.


Women’s Christmas Breakfast in Vancouver

WCB 2015

The Ladies


The Ladies and our youngest helpers!

Benjamin Christensen, Nathan Christensen and Callum Reid

Special Music by Edith Wallace 

view it on facebook


Nurturing Spirit Retreat

Save the date!


Please register early to

For E Cabins, preference will be given first to those with a need         and second to the first registered.

Please register early and advise us of any food allergies you have.

by donation


Call for Delegates for World Conference 2016

2016 World Conference

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


 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.

Community of Christ, What We Offer You Video


Canada West Camping and Event Calendar


Feb12-15 Winter Youth Camp Regina

February 27 Samish Island Kitchen and Cabin Work Day

March 4-6 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

March 18-20 Encounter World Religions Program Greater Vancouver

April 15-17 Pastors Retreat Edmonton

April 21-24 Fine Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 25-30 Samish Island Work Week

May 27-29 Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace (to be confirmed)

June 3-5 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

June 4-11 World Conference - Independence Missouri

June 13 Samish Island Work Day

June 25-July 1 Adult Reunion Samish Island

July 3 - 8 CWM Youth Camp Hills of Peace

July 9 - 14 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 15 - 18 Junior Camp (8-12 yrs) Hills of Peace

July 16-23 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 16-23 Spectacular Graceland University tentative dates

July 24-30 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 31-Aug 6 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 7-13 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 6-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 14-20 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

Sept 2-4 Canada West Mission Conference – Ribstone AB

Sept 23-25 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

Sep 30–Oct 2 Women's Retreat Chilliwack

October 28-30 Singles Retreat Samish Island

Note: Hills of Peace Spiritual Retreat cancelled for 2015 due to WC

Dates are subject to change, please register early


Christmas Movie Quote of the Week


from “Miracle on 34th Street”

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