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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Weekly Wire for December 20, 2017

Canada West Mission



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Upcoming Events at a Glance


February 3 CWM Electronic Conference

Feb 16-19 CWM Winter Youth Retreat Saskatoon

Feb 23-25 Weekend of World Religions Vancouver

March 2-4 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

March 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!          


CWM Office Closures

Spiritual Conversation Starter’ 

Winter Youth Retreat Saskatoon

What’s Up…In the CWM fall edition

New eLearning classes

Weekend of World Religions Vancouver

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island – New info

Samish Island Arts Retreat

Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat

Dickens Christmas Tea Vancouver – photos 


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

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Your Canada West Mission staff

Steve, Debra, Lisa and Parker,

wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and

blessings of health and happiness

to you and your families.

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The CWM offices will be closed for Christmas on December 25th, reopening January 2nd. 

Debra will be on holidays January 2-9


What’s Up…In the CWM

Christmas in Review

Remember to send your photos and stories

about Christmas with your congregation to

Debra by January 15th!


‘Spiritual Conversation Starter’

Or something to think about. 

What is something you consider to be a great personal success? 

Why was it so significant?


Go ahead, start a conversation today!


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Livestream Link

Attend a Christmas Eve Service from home. 

Use the link above to sign up and receive an email notification

when the video is about to begin.

The service is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm mdt.


Samish Island Arts Retreat



Winter Youth Retreat Saskatoon




New eLearning Classes

New Online Ministry and Priesthood Classes Available for Registration

Canada East and Canada West Mission Centre’s announce open enrollment for our next elearning Temple School classes:

· Ministry of the Deacon - (required for  those newly called to this office).

· Ministry of the Teacher - (required for  those newly called to this office).

o Dates:  January 13 – Feb. 23 – Classes cover two chapter per week – students can work on readings and assignments ANYTIME Saturday through Thursday each week! 

o Registration open now through January 13 – first come, first served, limit of 20 per class.

* Register now on the Developmetrics website (make sure you use the Canadian form)

* Class fee is $20 per student which includes a PDF copy of the class. If you wish, you can take the class without the PDF for $7.50. Follow instructions for payment to your mission centre on the Developmetrics web site.

The week following class conclusion, students will receive a PDF certificate and Temple School Credit in Shelby.  These classes are open now for Canadian student enrollment - classes open to the USA in early December.


What’s Up…In the CWM

fall 2017 edition is now online,

available at church, or in your mailbox.



Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat


Canada West Mission Centre offers camps and retreats at no charge to ensure registration fees are not barriers to participation. In order for us to continue this practice, we need your generous donations to offset event expenses. Thank you. 

DONATE NOW: Canada Helps (select CWM Camping Fund)



 Weekend of World Religions Vancouver 

Friday night special class session – Free!



Learn about this new religion that emerged from the cauldron of

Black Power and Biblical messianism, and which pronounces

the arrival of a messiah from Africa. 


To register contact Debra Donohue 1-877-411-2632 ext 4



Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island 

Nurturing Spirit 2018

Learning to Walk in the Dark:

Finding God in Turbulent Times

We need a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in these times of uncertainty both for our selves and the world. Barbara Brown Taylor

There are times in our lives where we feel like we’ve lost our way, whether through sickness or injury, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or relationship, or simply a restless boredom that cannot be explained. We find no easy answers in the faith we once had. We feel like we are “walking in the dark” on roads we never planned on traveling.

In her book “Learning to Walk in the Dark”, Barbara Brown Taylor invites us to get curious about these dark places, to trust the “lunar spirituality” that waxes and wanes during these times of questioning and doubt.

Join us for Nurturing Spirit 2018 as we learn how to “wait, listen, breathe, pray, and walk ” through the “dark” times of our lives. Learn how to surrender to “what is” as you find the courage to change, and begin to understand the world in new ways. Learn new spiritual practices to help you feel God’s presence, guiding you through things both seen and unseen. Trust that just as seeds grow quietly in the moist dark soil of the earth, we too grow in the fertile soil of the “dark night”.

Throughout the retreat, we will be drawing from Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Learning to Walk in the Dark”. It would be helpful to prepare for the retreat by reading this insightful book.

To register contact Debra Donohue 1-877-411-2632 ext 4


Canada West Mission Centre offers camps and retreats at no charge to ensure registration fees are not barriers to participation. In order for us to continue this practice, we need your generous donations to offset event expenses. Thank you. 

DONATE NOW: Canada Helps (select CWM Camping Fund)


For travel with the GPNW from Seattle

July 17-28


*Registration packages for the Canada West delegation will be available in February.


Prices are in US funds, please contact Debra Donohue or

for more information.

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 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


February 3 CWM Electronic Conference – various locations

Feb 16-19 CWM Winter Youth Retreat Saskatoon

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 27-29 Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 27-29 Weekend of World Religions Calgary

Apr 30-May 5 Samish Island Work Week

June 1-3 Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

June 8-10 Spiritual Retreat Hills of Peace note new weekend

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 19-20 International Youth Forum

July 21-28 Spectacular Graceland University

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

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

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

August 10-12 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

August 12-16 Camp Genesis/ Mungai (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.


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