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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Weekly Wire for October 12, 2016

Canada West Mission


Upcoming Events at a Glance


January 27-29  Encounter World Religions Program Vancouver

Feb 17-20 CWM Camp Community - Youth Retreat, (location to be confirmed)

March 3-5 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

March 3-5 Encounter World Religions Program Calgary

*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!

Doctrine and Covenants Now Includes Section 165

Guest Minister for Mission Conference 2016 announced!

New Worship Planning Resources

Aid to Haiti for Hurricane Mathew

Spiritual Formation Events

Women’s Retreat Photos

Angel Sunday Ribstone

Card Making and Scrapbooking Day Chilliwack

Community of Christ App

Shopping on

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2017 Camping Dates

Quote of the Week


Special Guest Minister for Mission

Conference 2017 in Vancouver.

Jan Kraybill

Jan Kraybill

Jan Kraybill is Principal Organist Community of Christ. Dr. Kraybill and volunteer staff organists provide music for worship services and present free organ demonstration recitals at the Auditorium and Temple. Jan also co-coordinates the church’s Dome and Spire Fine Arts Series, leads international hymn festivals, teaches workshops, and is a resource person for the denomination’s musicians. At the Kauffman Center, she performs and hosts guest organists for both solo and collaborative musical events. Jan has piano performance and education degrees from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and a doctorate in organ performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. In 2010 she earned the Fellow certificate from the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the highest certification available for organists.

We look forward to having Jan and her wonderful ministry at

Mission Conference 2017.

Mission Conference 2016 Ribstone


Click below to see all the photos, fun and highlights of

Canada West Mission Conference 2016

Read the Mission Conference Program

Be sure to join us for Mission Conference 2017 in

Vancouver British Columbia September 1-3


Angel Sunday

Here are two pictures from Ribstone Congregation on the 18th of September.  Wayne brought the morning  message on Angels and Gloria brought information on Angels from an older Temples School book, to the Adult class.  After class, each of the children were given an angel.

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Aid to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew

Community of Christ is sending an initial $10,000 from Abolish Poverty, End Suffering for Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti. The needs there are sure to exceed this amount. You can respond now through e-Tithing by selecting the Worldwide Mission Tithes category and giving to “Hurricane Matthew Relief.” (In Australia or Canada, go to

Apostle Arthur Smith is not aware of loss of life among church members in Haiti. “Many count themselves lucky to be alive, including a family who left their home just before the roof collapsed,” shared Arthur. Many members have lost their homes and of the 12 congregations in one area of Haiti all but one are destroyed. He said, “Due to bridges being out, we still can’t go visit people. Communication remains difficult.” 

Your continued prayers and generous giving to Abolish Poverty, End Suffering offer hope and tangible aid to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Thank you.

Instructions for donating through ‘Canada Helps’

· On the CanadaHelps.Org page for “Community of Christ Canada West Mission” click the “Fund” drop-down menu and select “WC-Abolish Poverty, End Suffering”

· Select the “Donate Now” box if this is a one-time donation – or highlight the “Monthly” box and select how many donations to make and on what dates.

· Then enter the amount of the donation to be made.

· In the “message” box include a note such as, “For Haiti Hurricane relief” (this is necessary in order to know the intent. Otherwise the donation will likely go to the general Abolish Poverty/End Suffering fund)

· Then continue to enter your payment information and other information about you as a donor.


Women’s Retreat – Chilliwack

Guest Minister Kris Judd


Chilliwack Scrapbook and Card Making Day



New Worship Planning Resources

Again this year, Worship Resources is a two-book set.
Worship Resources
This book contains suggestions for worship planning for Advent 2016 up to Advent 2017. Weekly worship outlines include Community of Christ worship themes, lectionary-based scriptures, ways to engage all ages, recommended hymns from Community of Christ Sings, drama scripts and responsive readings, special prayers, focus moments, worship settings, and more.
Sermon & Class Helps
This book contains sermon and class helps based on focus scriptures listed in the Revised Common Lectionary for Sundays and special liturgical days with emphasis on the New Testament, particularly on the Gospel according to Matthew.
Each sermon help includes Exploring the Scripture, an exegesis of the text including critical interpretation of the context, people, and events described in the featured scripture passage. Sections called Central Ideas and Questions for the Speaker contain suggestions for a sermon thesis and questions to help the preacher frame the ideas.
Order online today at Herald House.


Spiritual Formation Centre Upcoming Events


All Music is God’s – October 21 – 23, 2016

Encountering God at Home:  Spiritual Formation with Children, Youth and Families – April 7 – 9, 2017


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


 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


January 27-29 Encounter World Religions Program Vancouver

Feb 17-20 CWM Camp Community - Youth Retreat, (location to be confirmed)

March 3-5 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

March 3-5 Encounter World Religions Program Calgary

April 21-23 Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 24-29 Samish Island Work Week

June 2-4 Camp Genesis (8-9 yrs) Samish Island

June 2-4 Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 10-16 Adult Reunion Samish Island

July 2-7 CWM Camp Community - Youth Camp Hills of Peace

July 8-13 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 15-22 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 15-19 Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 22-29 Spectacular Graceland University tentative dates

July 23-29 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 30- Aug 5 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 6-12 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 4-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 13-19 Camp Mungai (10-11 yrs) Samish Island

September 1-3 Canada West Mission Conference – Vancouver BC

September 22-24 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

November 3-5 High Priest, Evangelist and Seventy Retreat –Edmonton

Dates are subject to change, please register early to avoid cancellation of your event.


Quote of the Week

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