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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Weekly Wire for April 15, 2016

Canada West Mission


Upcoming Events at a Glance


April 15-17 Pastors Retreat Edmonton

April 22-24 Samish Island Arts Retreat

April 25-30 Samish Island Work Week

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

June 4-11 World Conference - Independence Missouri

June 13 Samish Island Work Day

June 17-19 Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace

*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!

Staff Changes in Canada

Arts Retreat Samish Island


Hills of Peace Work Camp

Summer Job Opportunity Hills of Peace

New Community of Christ App

Shopping on

Call for Delegates for World Conference 2016

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2016 Camping Dates

Quote of the Week


Staff Changes in Canada

1 April 2016

Dear sisters, brothers and friends in Christ,

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you (Philippians 1: 3-4)

These have been challenging times in the life of Community of Christ. Even though members and friends of the church are involved in many exciting things all over the world, growing as disciples and promoting Christ’s mission, we’ve been struggling to stabilize world church finances. People can learn more about the story of those difficulties on under the “News” tab.

In spite of an amazing grassroots effort, championed by many Canadians, that saved us from having to make a further $950,000US worth of reductions to the budget, this week 75 people learned that their positions would not be retained in the world church budget.

These financial challenges also affect us here in Canada.

Tim Stanlick’s, position as Executive Administrator for Canada, has not been retained in the world church budget. Tim has brought excellent organizational and managerial skills to significant projects across Canada. Tim worked alongside the Bishop of Canada, our mission centre presidents and mission centre financial officers, in support of expanding our mission. In particular, Tim worked on planning for a new Canadian headquarters in Guelph, on a project to redesign the Community of Christ Canada website, on supporting the Montreal congregation, on bringing the Ministerial And Discipleship Studies (MEADS) program to Canada, on various legal and property matters, and on a pastors and congregation leaders training initiative. Tim also served on the Canada church leadership team.

Many remember Tim’s excellent work in organizing the Canada national conference and his service as mission centre president for Canada East Mission.

Please join me in thanking Tim for his years of service to the church in a full-time capacity. We wish Tim all the best as he returns to self-sustaining ministry. I am personally grateful to Tim, to his wife Nancy and to Tim’s family for the countless sacrifices made for Tim to be able to serve the church professionally these last years.



Sincerely yours in Christ,

Art Smith




July 23 – 30, 2016 Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
**Campers must have completed Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 to attend**

Camper Information Package

(Information subject to change)
You must advise Lisa Neudorf as soon as possible if you are planning to attend
SPECTACULAR with the Canadian delegation.
Required paperwork can be submitted after notification. or 1-877-411-2632, ext. 5


Summer Job Opportunity!

Hills of Peace Youth Leader

Only 5 days left to apply



Hills of Peace Work Camp


The Hills of Peace Board invites you to the camp opening weekend on May 14 & 15. At camp opening we clean, repair and setup for the camping season. However, no matter your talents/abilities, we are looking for any volunteers to help. Meals and lodging are provided. We ask that you arrive at camp either the night before (May 13) or early Saturday morning. This allows us to organize jobs and get started quickly. If you have any questions or plan to attend please contact Jae Senga from Saskatoon. Our cook will need to know attendance in advanced, so please let Jae know as soon as possible.


Jae Senga

(Preferred) Email:
Home Phone: 306-974-4253

Hills of Peace Website


Victoria Yard Sale!



Follow the link below to see the

2016 World Conference Resolutions

2016 World Conference


Samish Island Arts Retreat


Returning this year will be:

Andy Porter - Photographer

John Sedgwick - Photographer

Michael Hickey - Writer & Poet

Thom Mayes - Whatcom Symphony

Nan Sargent - Kid's Class

Shonnet Allen - Cook Extraordinaire

Shelley Beer - Cook Extraordinaire

And hopefully each of you!

Bio's and class titles for confirmed classes and teachers will be listed on the Facebook page. Be sure to say yes to the event or like the page for the most up to date info.

Please contact me with questions pertaining to a family/group rate or single day fee.


Stacy Hicks


Canada West Mission Centre is continuing to offer camps and retreats at no charge to ensure that registration fees are not barriers to participation. Donations are accepted to help offset the costs of the events. As you consider your donations this year, please keep in mind that the high exchange rate between the US and Canadian dollars will result in higher costs to the Mission Centre to fund camps and retreats. Thank you for your past and continuing support of these events. Contact Debra Donohue for more information if needed or 1-877-411-2632 ext 4


Community of Christ App for Android and IOS


Community of Christ launched an app for Android and iOS devices. The app is available for download from Google Play and the App Store on iTunes.

With the Community of Christ app, you can read daily spiritual devotions, watch inspiring videos, stay in touch with mission happening around the world, and much more.

The app development was funded through the generous offerings received during the USA National Conference after event expenses were met.


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Here is the  link for “Community of Christ and ” to make purchases and have up to 8.5% returned to the Canadian church.

Learn how it works here Community of Christ Amazon video


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

To those seeking a spiritual home, Community of Christ is a welcoming, loving, worldwide faith community that values the worth of every person as a child of God, and provides a safe space for you to explore and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.

In Community of Christ, you will receive love and support as you discover renewed purpose for your life through compassionate, Christ-like service that ends suffering and fosters justice and peace.


Canada West Camping and Event Calendar


April 15-17 Pastors Retreat Edmonton

April 22-24 Samish Island Arts Retreat

April 25-30 Samish Island Work Week

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

June 4-11 World Conference - Independence Missouri

June 13 Samish Island Work Day

June 17-19 Young Adult Retreat Hills of Peace

July 3 - 8 CWM Youth Camp Hills of Peace

July 9 - 14 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 15 - 19 Junior Camp (8-12 yrs) Hills of Peace

July 16-23 Family Reunion Samish Island

July23-30 Spectacular Graceland University

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

August 28- September 2 Singles Reunion 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 and Samish Island Adult Reunion

cancelled for 2016 due to World Conference

Dates are subject to change, please register early


Quote of the Week

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