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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weekly Wire for March 22, 2017

Canada West Mission




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Upcoming Events at a Glance


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

*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!

Worship Planning Resources

Interim Mission Centre President and update on Steve Thompson

World Church finacial update March 2017

Debra Holidays

Invitation to President’s Challenge

Nurturing Spirit Retreat and Youth Spirit Kitchen Photos

Temple School online Pilot Class – Two Days Left to sign up!

Winter Youth Retreat Video

What’s Up…In the CWM needs your articles

Save the Date – Ribstone’s 110th Anniversary

Samish Island Arts Retreat

Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat

New Job Opportunity in Canada

Spiritual Formation Events

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


Debra away for holiday time.

I will be away from April 1st-10th.  If you have something to post in the Weekly Wire for April 5th, please have it to me by March 30th.

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Thanks, Debra.



Presiding Bishopric Financial Update March 2017

The September/October Herald included a financial update covering the actions of the June 25–26, 2016, World Church Finance Board. At that meeting, the board accepted the fiscal year 2015 audit and approved the fiscal year 2017 Worldwide Mission Budget

Since the June 2016 meeting, the World Church Finance Board has met twice by teleconference: November 3 and February 23. This report summarizes content reviewed in these meetings. This includes updating several actions presented in the Presiding Bishopric oral and written financial reports to the 2016 World Conference

Starting with this report, the Presiding Bishopric will provide a financial update to the church after each World Church Finance Board meeting. To read more, follow the link below…

Presiding Bishopric Financial Update

Follow this link to see the Summary video


Women’s Retreat in Medicine Hat

Registration Deadline March 24th!



Two Days left to register!

Priesthood Training Online Pilot Class


To Register

* Contact Debra Donohue by emailing with the following information:

* Name, address, birthdate, and email address

* Class fee is $20 per student which includes a PDF copy of the class. You can pay this fee by cheque, to:

Stephen Thompson

President and Financial Officer

Canada West Mission Centre

Box 345, 224-6655 178 Street NW

Edmonton, AB  T5T 4J5

. Payment due before class starts.

· Class dates: April 1 – May 27:

* The class will be taught in 8-week segments requiring students to complete weekly readings and activities anytime between Saturday and Thursday each week (about an hour and a half per week).

* The week following class conclusion, students will receive a PDF certificate and Temple School Credit in Shelby.

Contact Information: David Lloyd, Developmetrics, LLC:

Registration –


Invitation to President’s Challenge


Make plans to join the live broadcast of President Veazey's Challenge on April 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. CST, and submit your questions/responses to or use the hashtag #asksteveveazey on social media.

Watch the video here to learn more


Ribstone’s 110th Anniversary

Mark your calendars and save the date!



Job Opportunity

Public Relations and Marketing Specialist (PRM)

This position requires experience in hands-on public relations, a working knowledge of the practices of P2P, B2B networking dynamics and the broad array of communication formats and tools of this PRM function. To find out more, follow the link below.

Public Relations and Marketing Specialist (PRM)


Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

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Register Online


Click on the link below to see the

Winter Youth Retreat in Edmonton Video

PS…it’s awesome!


Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island


This year it snowed at the Nurturing Spirit Retreat but our hearts were warm with the community and fellowship we experienced while sharing, and learning new spiritual practices.

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Later that day a rainbow appeared.


We are so grateful for all of the new participants this year, as well as our regulars from previous years.



We have exciting news!

In 2018 we will be offering both a Nurturing Spirit Retreat and a guided Silent Retreat.  Stay tuned for details!


Youth Spirit Kitchen at Nurturing Spirit


The Youth Spirit Kitchen participants (left to right) Nathan Christensen, Shelby Bolger, team leader Lana Cullis, Benjamin Christensen, and Hannah Rose.  Each of the youth had the opportunity to create their own bread for our Saturday breakfast, and prepare an element of our Saturday lunch without being given a recipe! only the main ingredient.  The youth worked together to taste each other’s food and offer suggestions.  The meal was fabulous, in fact all of the meals were fabulous.  Thank you Lana and the Youth Spirit Kitchen Team!



Encounter Weekend of World Religions Calgary

We had 31 attendees who visited a Hindu Temple, Mosque, Sikh Temple and Buddhist Temple.






Singles Retreat Lewis River



What’s Up…In the CWM

We’re now accepting submissions for the May edition of

What’s Up…In the CWM. 

Do you have something of interest for the mission centre. Write it down and send it, along with photos, to Debra Donohue



As you all know Steve needs time to heal properly from his surgery,  and as much as he may like to be ‘kept in the loop’ it is important that he not think about work at all right now.

Please send any questions or requests for information to Darrell or Debra , and refrain from ccing Steve on any work related emails. 

Notes of support for Steve’s  well being and healing are most welcome and can be sent to his email address

Thank you

Darrell Belrose ~ Interim Mission Centre President 



phone 403-803-7601


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Samish Island Arts Retreat


to register email Jill Brunette


Be a Volunteer at Hills of Peace!


It's time to start thinking about the upcoming Hills of Peace camping season! What are your summer plans? Would you be willing to serve on camp staff this summer? Let us know!*

*This is only expressing interest and should not be considered a commitment.

Click this link to have your name added to a volunteer list and we'll be in touch!

Parker Johnson



Camp Samish is Recruiting Head Cooks!

Do you love to cook/cater?

Are you creative with menus?

Can you manage a kitchen and crew?

Are you available weekdays and weekends?

Do you love to be at Samish Island?

Samish Island Campground is recruiting head cooks on a contracted basis for a variety of non-profit groups throughout the 2017 season. If this sounds interesting and fun, please contact Pam Bauer, Food Service Manager for more detailed information and qualifications.


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


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

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 Singles Reunion Samish Island

August 4-7 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 13-17 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

It always seems impossible

until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela


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