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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Weekly Wire for March 14, 2018

Canada West Mission



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St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday March 17th


Upcoming Events at a Glance


March 16-18 Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat

March 16-18 The Experience Worship Project Chilliwack

April 21-22 Ribstone 110th Anniversary

April 27-29 Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 27-29 Weekend of World Religions Calgary

April 30-May 5 Samish Island Work Week

June 1-3 Friends and Family Weekend Samish Island

June 8-10 Adult Reunion Hills of Peace

June 9-14 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 this Weekly Wire and on the CWM website.


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!          


Our NEW Canadian Website

Spiritual Conversation Starter

The Experience Worship Project Chilliwack

Singles Retreat Lewis River Washington

Canadian SPEC Registration Package

Weekend of World Religions Calgary

Weekend of World Religions Vancouver photos

Encounter ‘Discovery Week’ in Toronto

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island – photos

Samish Island Arts Retreat

Women’s Retreat Medicine Hat

SPECTACULAR for travel with the GPNW

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


‘Spiritual Conversation Starter’

Or something to think about.

If you were to inherit a million dollars today, and couldn’t spend it on your own enterprise or keep it for yourself, what would you do with it and why?


Go ahead, start a conversation today!



Check out our new

Community of Christ Canadian Website

Community of Christ Canada is proud to announce the launch of its new website.

Visitors will enjoy a more modern experience, including mobile-friendly functionality. A special effort has been made to simplify the website, ensuring that users can locate information quickly and efficiently. In addition, content has been added to accommodate seekers from various backgrounds.

Canadian church leadership and membership are indebted to the efforts of Lew Shepherdson, whose hard work made this new website a reality. A great deal of time and talent were required to build this new expression of Christ’s mission, and the Church certainly appreciates his volunteerism and dedication.

Click here to read the press release

Website information

If you notice something is incorrect on the website, please let us know.  In an effort to launch the website quickly, we realize some ‘placeholder’ ads that were used as a test, are still there.  We’re doing our best to get everything updated as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

New Registration system for all Mission Centre activities

We are in the process of converting to a new online registration system! The current system is no longer available. Please hold off submitting online registrations for summer camps and retreats until you see the specific camping and retreat events being advertised. Our new system will enable you to enter basic information once, and with a simple click (or two) register for your event.

Thank you. 


Friends and Family Weekend at Samish

Friends and Family front

Invite your friends, bring your family!

Friends and Family back


The Experience Worship Project Chilliwack

We still have space, register today!



   To register email


Weekend of World Religions Calgary


Register with Lisa Neudorf


Join us for Discovery Week

Explore People, Places, Practices & Philosophies

Learn through insightful classes and experiential visits where you will see ritual, explore architecture, meet leaders, and engage with communities.

July 8-14 in Toronto


Samish Island Arts Retreat 


Come and explore your own creativity with a supportive community.

Our basic theme for the weekend is YES! and…  The idea being that the best way to respond to creative new ideas is to support them and look for ways to help them flourish.

Bring the creative things you are working on or are excited by.  Bring instruments, art supplies, scripts, poems, writing paper and pens, flowers, crayons, and whatever else you might want to use to explore aspects of your own creativity.  Come prepared to share your art, creative passions, techniques, and practices.  If you are a visual artist, please bring some of your work to share with others.  if you are a musician, bring songs to teach or share.  There will be multiple opportunities for Creative Show and Tell.

Throughout the weekend, there will be some discussion about the future of the Arts Retreat.  Come with your greatest ideas of what a weekend of arts exploration can look like, and be prepared to respond to other ideas with a resounding YES!… And.

The schedule for the weekend is evolving rapidly.  When there is something a little more concrete, we will send it out to anyone interested.

Looking forward to seeing you at Samish Island

Cost for the weekend is $100 US. 

To register contact Chris Phelps 

For more information contact Dan Beer or Chris Phelps.

Cost should not be a barrier to attendance.  Please contact Chris or Dan if you need a little help to attend.




Canada West SPEC Delegation


Registration Package


Singles Retreat Lewis River, Washington

May 26-28



2018 Mission Conference August 31 – Sept 2

Regina, Saskatchewan 

Book today

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

Follow this link to see our special edition of

2017 Mission Conference in Vancouver!

See the 2017 Conference Program online


Crazy Conference Group Photo


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)



Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

and Youth Spirit Retreat

The youth prepared food, served food and enjoyed their own Youth Spirit classes.





Mark your calendars

Nurturing Spirit Retreat, Hills of Peace Alberta August 10-12

Keep watching for news on our new ‘Nurturing Silence Retreat’



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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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


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 Friends and Family Weekend Samish Island

June 8-10 Adult Reunion 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 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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