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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Weekly Wire for October 18, 2017

Canada West Mission



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Upcoming Events at a Glance


October 27-29 Women’s Retreat Samish Island

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


February 3 CWM Virtual Conference

Feb 16-19 CWM Winter Youth Retreat, (location to be announced)

Feb 23-25 Weekend of World Religions Vancouver

March 2-4 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

Mar 16-18 Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat

*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 this Weekly Wire and on the CWM website.


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!          


‘Spiritual Conversation Starter’

Canada West Mission Electronic Conference

Mission Conference 2018 in Regina, SK

Canada West Mission Conference photos, video and more!

Chilliwack Garage Sale

Thank You Video from Youth Camp

High Priest, Evangelist Retreat

Women’s Retreat Samish Island

Community of Christ App

Shopping on

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2017/2018 Camping Dates

Quote of the Week 


‘Spiritual Conversation Starter’

Or something to think about.

In your opinion, how does someone become a Christian?

people on a bench

Go ahead, start a conversation today!


Official Notice: CWM Electronic Mission Conference

The Canada West Mission Centre will hold its first Electronic Mission Conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Initially we will plan on it taking about 2 hours beginning at  10 a.m. PST, 11 a.m. MST, 12 p.m. CST.

The conference will operate according to the electronic conference procedures approved at the 2016 Mission Conference in Ribstone.

The intended agenda is to enable consideration of a motion (or two) that may be intended to go to the 2019 World Conference. Such motions must be submitted to World Church by April 1, 2018. Other agenda items may also be considered. Agenda items for our E-Conference must be submitted no later than January 3, 2018. The agenda will be circulated to the mission centre no later than mid-January.

All congregations should plan to elect delegates for this conference just as are elected for regular conferences. Formal notice of numbers of delegates (unlikely to change much from the immediate past conference) will be forwarded soon.

Please watch for information that will be sent to Pastors in the next couple of weeks about what each congregation will need to do to prepare for this conference. It will be Internet based so Internet access will be required for participation. If a congregation does not have Internet access in their building, another location may be used (home, business, hotel conference room, etc.). Please: only one location per congregation.  Two or more congregations coming together in one location will certainly be acceptable.

Much more information will be shared between now and the date. Watch for it!

--Stephen Thompson

Steve Thompson_

CWMC President and Financial Officer


Thank You Video from Youth Camp

This summer, campers at Hills of Peace Youth Camp were afforded a wonderful opportunity to build community through sports and play. Six generous congregations across Canada West Mission donated money to the cause, resulting in a camp-wide sports day for both campers and staff. Orbis Sports, out of Edmonton, provided everything we needed for the day, and the result was pure joy!

Thank you to the Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Regina, Saskatoon, and Senlac congregations for supporting this initiative financially, and for all those who helped to make this sports day a reality!

Thank you video on Facebook


Men’s Retreat 2017


Find out what went on in the upcoming edition

of What’s Up…In the CWM


High Priest, Evangelist, Seventy Retreat

There will be a High Priest-Evangelist Retreat in Edmonton the weekend of November 3 – 5, 2017. All are welcome. Please pre-register with Lisa Neudorf by Monday, October 23 and advise if you require billeting.

The theme is “It is I, Lord.” Presiding Evangelist Jane Gardner and President of the High Priest Quorum, David Anderson, will guide attendees through Spiritual Formation and Compassionate Action ministry. On Saturday afternoon there will be break-out sessions when Jane and the Evangelists will spend time taking a deeper look at Doctrine and Covenants 165:5. David and the High Priests / Seventies will explore “Our Clarion Call: Prophetic Leadership in an Uncertain Age.” Denise Esch will be ordained to the Office of Evangelist during the Sunday Worship Service.



2018 Mission Conference August 31 – Sept 2

Regina Saskatchewan

Guest Minister President Steve Veazey


I know it may feel early, but I encourage you to reserve your            hotel rooms as soon as possible.  Labour Day weekend is a                huge football weekend in Regina, and all of the hotel rooms                  will be sold out soon for the Saturday night.  We have a group           rate at the Ramada Plaza use code

CGC0C4 email or call 306-569-1444

1Queen bed – $117 p/night 

2 Queen beds $124 p/night

$12 per 3rd and 4th adults in room (children are free)

$15 per night parking

This hotel is 4.5 km from the Regina church.  There are other          hotels closer to the church, but the rates were substantially            higher and we wanted to make this weekend affordable for        everyone who would like to come out to see President Veazey.        Please feel free to book anywhere you like but again, we urge            you to do that very soon.  You can always cancel your room             closer to the conference if needed.


Final Day for the Chilliwack Garage Sale

October 21st 8:30 – noon

everything is half price after 11am!



Women’s Retreat Samish Island



Mission Conference in Vancouver


Follow this link to see our special edition of

2017 Mission Conference in Vancouver!

See the Conference Program online


Crazy Conference Group Photo


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 CWM Facebook Page!

Go to our facebook page to see what’s going on in the CWM

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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


October 27-29 Women’s Retreat Samish Island

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


February 3 CWM Electronic Conference

Feb 16-19 CWM Winter Youth Retreat, (location to be confirmed)

Feb 23-25 Weekend of World Religions Vancouver

March 2-4 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

Mar 16-18 Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat

April 21-22 Ribstone 110th Anniversary

April 26-29 Arts Retreat Samish Island

Apr 30-May 5 Samish Island Work Week

April 27-29 Weekend of World Religions Calgary

June 1-3 Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

June 8-10 Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace

June 9-14 Adult Reunion Samish Island

July 1-6 CWM Youth Camp Hills of Peace

July 7-12 Family Reunion Hills of Peace

July 14-21 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 14-18 Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 17-20 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular Graceland University

July 22-28 Camp Kluane (girls 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

July 27-30 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

July 29-Aug 4 Camp Chimacum (boys 12-14 yrs) Samish Island

August 5-11 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 12-16 Camp Gemungai (8-11 yrs) Samish Island

Aug 31-Sept 2 Canada West Mission Conference – Regina Saskatchewan

Sept 28-30 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

Sep 28-30 Women's Retreat Chilliwack

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


Quote of the Week

Just because I don’t start the conversation,

doesn’t mean I’m not dying to speak to you.



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