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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Weekly Wire for August 1, 2018

Canada West Mission



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Upcoming Events at a Glance


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

August 10-12 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

*** NSR registration Due by Thursday August 2nd!

  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

October 26-28 Nurturing Silence Retreat 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.

Canada West Mission Website


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!          

Registration is open for Mission Conference in Regina

Delegates for Mission Conference and World Conference 

World Conference Registration Fees

IYF and SPEC photos

eLearning Temple School Classes – New! 

Spiritual Conversation Starter for youth

Community of Christ App

Shopping on

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2018 Camping and Retreat Dates 


Nurturing Spirit Retreat

Hills of Peace

Registration due by Thursday August 2nd!

NSR HOP 2018 flyer

Hills of Peace Family Events Registration


International Youth Forum 2018

BC travelling with Northwest Delegation

see more photos on the Canada West Facebook page


4am at SeaTac airport


Dinner with the Canada delegation and Apostle Art Smith

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Campfire on the Plaza


Fun and games with Northwest and the Eurotribe

Canada Delegation

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BC with Northwest Delegation

see more photos on the Canada West Facebook page and Northwest Spec facebook pages

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Agape Dave leading Rap and Dance

Canada Delegation

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‘Conversation Starters with Youth’   

What’s one thing you love about yourself?

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Go ahead, start a conversation today!


World Conference April 6-13, 2019


2019 World Conference Delegate Registration Fees
to be Reimbursed by Mission Centre!

This is for the information of any member considering being a delegate from the Canada West Centre to the 2019 World Conference, scheduled for April 6 to 13, 2019.

This will be a special conference. Besides the usual business of the church, there will be special celebrations in honour of the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri.

The Canada West Mission Centre will once again assist delegates with the registration fee for the conference. We do not know for sure what that fee will be. In 2016 it was $140 in US funds, which converted to an average of about $190 Canadian at that time.

Undertaking the responsibility of being a delegate to World Conference includes a significant financial commitment. Although a small portion of total expenses, the Canada West Mission Centre is pleased to be able to provide this assistance.

Please consider your availability to serve as a World Conference Delegate. Any baptized member in good standing is eligible. There is no age requirement and no priesthood requirement. Advise Debra Donohue of your interest as soon as possible, and certainly in advance of the Mission Conference scheduled for September 1 in Regina. Delegates will be elected at the Business Meeting of that conference.


‘Peace is Possible’

2018 Canada West Mission Conference

August 31 – September 2

            Regina, Saskatchewan            

Registration is Open! (hint hint)

Please register by August 15th

Guest Ministers President Steve Veazey

and Apostle Art Smith


  Class sessions with Steve Thompson,

Dar Shepherdson and Ken Barrows,

Parker Johnson and John Hamer,

and Rod Downing.

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Mission Conference Schedule



Canada West Mission Conference in Regina

to have an “E” Component


As your congregation considers electing delegates for the upcoming Canada West Mission Conference in Regina, keep this in mind: Electronic participation in the conference will be enabled, just as it was for the Electronic Mission Conference in February of this year.

This means that if members would like to be delegates, but do not expect to be able to attend the conference, they will be able to fully participate in the business meeting. Details are yet to be worked out. It is expected that the participation sites will be restricted to a congregation’s building, as it was for the February E-Conference. This will be the first choice because all of the systems at congregational sites are known to work. If a congregation has one or two delegates who wish to participate from an alternate site, they will need to contact Steve Thompson to discuss that possibility. That option may or may not be able to be supported depending on technical details.

Also: Mission Conference “WebCasts”

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In addition to the two-way business meeting participation arrangements, it is hoped that we will be able to provide an online video feed of various components of the Mission Conference Weekend. Details are yet to be worked out and finalized, but sessions to be offered will likely include the business meeting on Saturday morning, the Sunday morning worship service, and possibly selected other sessions. Watch for the program. If you will not be in Regina for the conference but would really like to see and hear one or more specific sessions on your computer, let us know! Contact Debra Donohue at A schedule of sessions to be webcast will be publicized no later than mid-August.

Delegates for World Conference April 2019

If you would like to be a delegate at World Conference, please submit your name to Debra Donohue  by August 1, 2018


Steve Thompson, CWM President and CFO


How to register for youth camps at Samish Island

(just so you don’t get lost)


Go to the Eventbrite registration page

Select your camp

Click the green register box

Click ‘Enter Promotional Code’

Enter the word Free

Click Apply Code

Click Checkout

Fill out your information

Mail your registration/donation to:

Steve Thompson, Box 345, 224-6655 178 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J5

E-transfer your registration/donation to:

Pay your registration/donation by credit card through Canada Helps

*remember to include the name of the camp(s) and camper(s) with your donation.

Please contact Debra if you have any questions

or 1-877-411-2632 extension 4

Happy Camping everyone!


Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

Save the Date!

October 26-28, 2018



Canada West new registration system is open for: 

Nurturing Spirit Retreat August 10-12

Mission Conference August 31-September 2

Nurturing Silence Retreat October 26-28 (registration opens August 3rd)

Register for Individual/Family events (group account)  

Register for youth camps

If you have registered online and did not receive a confirmation e-mail OR if you need assistance with the new registration system,

please contact Lisa Neudorf 1-877-411-2632, ext 5.


E-Learning Temple School Classes 

Registration opens August 1st! 

Two elearning Temple School Ministry and Priesthood classes will open for registration August 1 (limited space):

Introduction to Scripture - Temple School SS400 

Starts September 8 - ends November 2 (extra time provided during Thanksgiving in Canada)

Ministry of the Disciple - Temple School MP301 

Starts September 8 - ends November 2 (extra time provided during Thanksgiving in Canada)

These elearning classes last 8-weeks during which students proceed together through readings, videos, and quizzes. Students may access each week's class 24-hours a day, 6-days a week (minus one day for grading) providing flexibility in class schedules.

To register: 

Visit the site and click on the "Canada Registration Form."

Pay registration fee via cheque mailed to your Mission Centre

$7.50 for class without PDF of book (book not required - all content is in the online class)

$20.00 for class with PDF of book (purchase book if you want content when class is over) 

You will receive log-in information via email after registering.

Students completing Temple School classes receive Temple School credit.

Look for information on registration for the classes "Ministry of the Deacon" and "Ministry of the Teacher" coming this winter. For more information, visit the website



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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.

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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


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

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

October 26-28 Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

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


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