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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Weekly Wire for August 15,2018

Canada West Mission



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Upcoming Events at a Glance


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


January 25-27 Men’s Retreat BC

*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!          

Register NOW for Mission Conference in Regina

Delegates for Mission Conference and World Conference 

World Conference Registration Fees

eLearning Temple School Classes – New!

For Sale

Memorial Services for Ruby Ward

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 


‘Conversation Starters with Youth’   

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

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Go ahead, start a conversation today!


Memorial Services for Ruby Ward

There will be a celebration of life memorial service for Ruby Ward at Saskatoon Community of Christ on Saturday, Aug 18 at 11:00 am.  Please join her family for refreshments at the church following the service.  

For the church family and friends in Alberta, there will be a celebration of life memorial service for Ruby Ward. The service will be held at Edmonton Community of Christ in Edmonton at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, Aug 19. Please join her family for refreshments at the church following the service. 


For Sale


For Sale:  10 unopened copies of the Breathe New Life adult text - $15 each or all 10 for $100.00. Contact Lisa Neudorf (lisa@communityofchrist).


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.


Canada West Mission Conference in Regina

Please register today if you plan to attend.

Our cooks need numbers asap. 

‘Peace is Possible’

2018 Canada West Mission Conference

August 31 – September 2

            Regina, Saskatchewan            

Registration is Open! (hint hint)

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

Tune in to Mission Conference – ALL Weekend!

Most of the activities of the Canada West Mission Conference will be available by webcast from the opening on Friday evening, August 31, through to the closing service on Sunday evening, September 2.

The Pre-Legislative Session and the Business Meeting at Mission Conference will be made available for two-way participation, just as our e-Conference was in February. All delegates, Pastors, and congregational tech persons will receive more information about this as it is available.

All other sessions will be made available on the web. The exact format is yet to be determined. Watch this space for confirmation no later than the last Sunday of August.

We hope that the Sunday morning communion service (September 2) will be of interest to all members and congregations across the mission centre. If appropriate, congregations are encouraged to use that service as their Sunday morning worship that day. Two important details: 1. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (11:30 in Manitoba; 9:30 in British Columbia). 2. Please have communion emblems prepared in your location and please have a local priest or elder available to read the communion prayers locally and to serve those present. Community of Christ President Stephen Veazey will be bringing the ministry of the spoken word for this service.

Contact Steve Thompson with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
(; cell: 780-904-4389)



Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

Registration is Open!

October 26-28, 2018



Edith Reynard will be confirmed on September 9th at the Ribstone Congregation.


Please join us if you’re able.


Canada West new registration system is open for: 

Mission Conference August 31-September 2

Nurturing Silence Retreat October 26-28

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 is open 

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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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


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.


Quote of the Week

Only in the darkness

Can you see the stars

~Martin Luther King Jr.~



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