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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Weekly Wire for October 19, 2016

Canada West Mission


Upcoming Events at a Glance


January 27-29  Encounter World Religions Program Vancouver

Feb 17-20 Winter Youth Retreat Edmonton

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!


New Worship Planning Resources

Joe Bouley Cops for Cancer Victoria

Project Zion

New Samish Island Caretakers

Aid to Haiti for Hurricane Mathew

Spiritual Formation Events

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


Victoria Cops for Cancer Fund Raiser 2016

Joe Bouley from Victoria is a jack of all trades. Need something done, just ask Joe.  Joe has been raising money for Kids with Cancer for many years now. Joe "walks the talk" in the way he lives his life. We are blessed to have Joe and his wife Pat in our congregation. You did good Joe, for the Kids with Cancer, again this year.

Sally Glasier



New Samish Island Caretakers

Once again Samish has been blessed in finding caretakers.  We are happy to announce that John and Sandy Vanderwalker will assume the role starting in November.  John will be serving in the Camp Manager position. Sandy will be seeking employment in the area.  John comes with a wealth of management experience.  He and Sandy ran a successful bee keeping business.  John served 17 years in various positions in the Community of Christ including Mission Center President, Mission Support Leader and board member at 5 different Community of Christ campgrounds including Samish Island.  John understands the operational budget process for camps and has experience with small business budgets. John and Sandy both share our Samish values around environmental stewardship and sustainability. Significantly, he has a long list of handyman skills.  They look forward to a welcoming ministry of “hospitality” and being active in the Samish congregation and community.

On behalf of the Samish Island Campground Board, please join us in expressions of gratitude for the service of Don, Sydney and Chloe Brady and in extending a warm Samish welcome to John and Sandy as they join Pam Bauer to make our caretaker team!

Peace and Gratefulness,

Mark Chapman, Samish Island Campground Board President



Project Zion Podcast

Project Zion features a variety of guests and panelists with roots in the Restoration tradition, including LDS and Community of Christ, Project Zion Podcast explores the unique spiritual and theological gifts the Restoration offers for today’s world.  Project Zion publishes full-length episodes every other Tuesday, with occasional “extra shots” of shorter, high impact content in between.  Feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or episode suggestions!


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.


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 Winter Youth Retreat Edmonton

March 3-5 Nurturing Spirit Weekend Samish Island

March 3-5 Encounter World Religions Program Calgary

March 31-April 2 Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat, AB

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.


Spiritual Movie Quotes of the Week

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Sir Ben Kingsley in the 1982 movie Ghandi


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