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Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Mission Conference in Vancouver!

Friday September 1st

Draw the Circle Wide!

See the Conference Program online  and use the links throughout

this blog to see video clips of the weekend.



          We kicked off the weekend with ‘Draw the Circle Wide’ 


Brian Gibson led us in his song “Jesus Gives Me Joy”. 

that we performed for our musical guest minister Jan Kraybill.


We were welcomed by Steve Thompson


Jan Kraybill led us in a little sing-a-long!


Sing a New Church (into being)

David Barth let the first class session of Mission Conference on Friday night.


Kat Goheen and Brian Gibson wrote a World Accord song and perfomed it

with Dan Beer and Chris Phelps at the end of the World Accord session.

World Accord Song

The Vancouver Atrium was the perfect place to spend some quiet time,

and write a prayer for the prayer wall


Mission Initiative Flags in the Atrium

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Many of the Vancouver artists shared their artwork for the weekend to decorate the dining hall.


The Young Adults went to the Richmond Night Market.


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Saturday September 2nd

Dan Beer and Brian Gibson lead our morning

Gospel Music Sing-a-long


We kicked off the business meeting on Saturday with

 “Let Justice Roll Like a River” 

See it on facebook by clicking on the link above.

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Stassi Cramm presents Steve Thompson, as our

Mission Centre President and Financial Officer below.

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Business meeting

Secretary Lisa Neudorf, Parliamentarian Gary McDonald



Parker Johnson speaks about a proposed motion for

2019 World Conference


The “Youth Spirit Kitchen” class prepare marinades from scratch


The “Little Spirit Kitchen” class  prepares our fruit kebobs


Jan Kraybill’s Class ‘Creativity Connection’

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Video clip of  The Seabillys featuring Dan Beer and Kat Goheen

from Vancouver(and Georgia dancing)

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And More of The Seabillys


Games on the front lawn


Face Painting!



How many Community of Christ members does it take

to change a lightbulb?


The amazing Jan Kraybill performing a concert for us

Saturday night. Goose bumps all around!

More of Jan Kraybill

“I believe that singing together can change the world”.

Jan Kraybill

Sunday September 3rd

Ordination Service Hymn Here I am Lord

Ordination of Sam Smalldon to Bishop

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Ordination of Dylan Baker to Priest

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Communion Service.  The morning message

brought to us by Stassi Cramm, Presiding Bishop

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The Choir, accompanied by Jan Kraybill and directed by Kat Goheen

sings ‘Revelation Song’ and “Come thou Fount”

We closed the Communion service with everyone singing

“The Spirit of God like a Fire is Burning”

Kit (Shelby) Bolger is awarded a scholarship from the

Victoria congregation

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Visiting and social time throughout the weekend.



Helping the Cooks



Thank you Lana Cullis and Robert Peters

for an amazing and delicious menu!

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Children and Youth Classes


Meditative music for our closing service

Canada West Mission Conference Group Photos

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See you next year for the 2018 Canada West

Mission Conference in Regina Saskatchewan,

with guest minister President Steve Veazey.


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