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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Weekly Wire for October 3, 2018

Canada West Mission



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Upcoming Events at a Glance


October 26-28 Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

October 26-28 Priesthood Retreat Saskatoon


January 25-27 Men’s Retreat BC

Feb 15-18 CWM Winter Youth Retreat (location to be confirmed)

March 1-3 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

Women’s Retreat Prairies (cancelled for 2019 due to World Conference)

April 6-13 World Conference Independence Missouri

*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.

Canada West Mission Website


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!          

Link to Special 2018 Canada West Mission Conference

What’s Up…In the CWM fall Edition

Delegates for World Conference 

World Conference Registration Fee Assistance

Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island – register now 

Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace – photos

Priesthood Retreat Saskatoon

Women’s Retreat Chilliwack – photos

Community of Christ App

Shopping on

Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2018/19 Camping and Retreat Dates 


Tech Tip

Why are we starting to blind cc (bcc) emails to multiple groups?

It’s because of Spoofing 

Definition - What does Spoofing mean?

According to Techopedia, Spoofing, in general, is a fraudulent or malicious practice in which communication is sent from an unknown source disguised as a source known to the receiver. Spoofing is most prevalent in communication mechanisms that lack a high level of security.

For example, if you receive an email from

Debra Dit's not from me.

Always check the sender’s email address before you click on any links, and remember to always blind cc your group emails.  Many email accounts have security set too low and they will make all of us vulnerable to Spoofing.



2018 Canada West Mission Conference

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2018 Mission Conference Special 



What’s Up…In the CWM fall Edition 


It’s time to share your mission stories, congregational activities, and upcoming events in What’s UP… In the CWM.

Please advise Debra asap if you would like to reserve a space.

Deadline for articles and photos is October 12th


Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

October 26-28, 2018

Register here

* you will register under ‘group registration’. The group is you as head of household.


Canada West Mission centre offers this event by donation so that fees are not a barrier to participation.  We need your generous donations to help cover the costs for this event.  A  charitable receipt for income tax purposes will be issued for all donations.

Questions: Contact 

Nurturing Silence Schedule



Priesthood Retreat Saskatoon

October 26-28




Men’s Retreat at Hills of Peace 


The Thirteenth Annual Men's Retreat was held at Hills of Peace Campground on September 28 to 30.


Our guest minister was John Vanderwalker,

who is currently the Samish Island Campgroud Manager. 


It was slightly cooler than usual. (But NO snow!)

Men from Alberta and Saskatchewan attended, plus one transient moose.


Thanks to everyone for their participation and support.

(It looks like the men were Moose-ivated)



Women’s Retreat in Chilliwack 

Guest Minister Evangelist Susan Oxley



Our theme was ‘The Cup of Our Life’


Left a finger Labyrinth.

Right – Acting out scripture


Group photo with a great group of gals

Women's Retreat group 


World Conference April 6-13, 2019

If you would like to be a Canada West Mission delegate, you must register with Debra by February 1, 2019. 

We currently have room for ten more delegates and 33 alternates.


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 confirmed 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


Canada West registrations are open for: 

Nurturing Silence Retreat October 26-28

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.


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Learn how it works here Community of Christ Amazon video


 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


Oct 26-28 Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island


Jan 25-27 Men’s Retreat BC

Feb 15-18 CWM Winter Youth Retreat (location to be confirmed)

March 1-3 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

Women’s Retreat Prairies (cancelled for 2019 due to World Conference)

April 6-13 World Conference Independence Missouri

April 26-28 Arts Retreat Samish Island

April 28-May 4 Samish Island Work Week

May 31-Jun 2 Friends and Family Weekend Samish Island

June 7-11 Adult Reunion Hills of Peace

June 8-13 Adult Reunion Samish Island

Jun 30-Jul 5 Youth Camp Hills of Peace

July 6-11 Family Camp Hills of Peace

July 13-20 Family Reunion Samish Island

July 13-17 Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 20-27 Spectacular Graceland University

July 21-28 Singles Reunion Samish Island

July 28-Aug 3 Junior High Camp (12-14 yrs) Samish Island tentative dates

August 4-10 Camp Kimtah (15-18 yrs) Samish Island

August 11-15 Junior Camp (8-11 yrs) Samish Island

Aug 30-Sept 1 Canada West Mission Conference Edmonton AB

Sept 13-15 Weekend of World Religions Vancouver

Sept 27-29 Men’s Retreat Hills of Peace

Oct 2-4 Women's Retreat Chilliwack

Oct 25-27 Nurturing Silence Retreat Samish Island

To be announced:

Weekend of World Religions Calgary

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Hills of Peace

Dates are subject to change,

please register early to avoid cancellation of your event.


Quotes of the Week

Promise me you'll always remember:

You're braver than you believe,

and stronger than you seem,

and smarter than you think.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

Winnie the Pooha-a-milne

A. A. Milne

Author ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

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