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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weekly Wire for December 12, 2018

Canada West Mission




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Upcoming Events at a Glance


January 25-27 Men’s Retreat BC

Feb 15-18 CWM Winter Youth Retreat Edmonton

Feb 24 Day of Nurturing Spirit Vancouver

March 1-3 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

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

April 5-13 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!          

Delegates for World Conference

Delegates for E-Conference 

What’s Up…In the CWM fall edition is here!

Men’s Retreat BC

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

Day of Nurturing Spirit Vancouver

I Meant to do Something About That! – Samish Island

Vancouver Christmas – everyone is welcome!

Saskatoon Christmas schedule

World Conference Registration Fee Assistance 

New E-Learning online classes 

Community of Christ App

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Links to our Worldwide Ministries website

We want you to ‘like’ our CWM Facebook Page

2018/19 Camping and Retreat Dates 


BC Men’s Retreat 

Men's retreat poster 2018 

If financial resources are an obstacle to your attendance, please contact your Pastor or Lisa Neudorf for options.

This event will be a blast for men of all ages. Enjoy rich discussion, fellowship, wonderful food, contemplation, meditation and deep healing peace in a beautiful natural setting right in our own back yard.  Loon Lake Lodge is operated by UBC.

Johnson Cabins “Opened in 2009, these modern log cabins are a welcome addition to Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre. Complete with comfortable lounge areas, cozy fireplaces, large multi-purpose rooms with heated floors, and peaceful sleeping rooms. There are 4 bedrooms on each floor. Each bedroom has 2 beds, a writing desk, and WiFi, and both buildings are connected on the ground floor.”  Check it out at

Contact Ed Salahub at 778-772-8344 or


Vancouver Christmas Schedule

Everyone is welcome!




Saskatoon Christmas schedule

December 23 – No Worship Service

December 24 – 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service


Save the date

Nurturing Spirit Retreat

March 1-3 Samish Island

NSR 2018 save the date


The Fall edition of

What’s Up…In the CWM

is here!

Find it in your mailbox, at church, or follow the link above for full color throughout the entire newsletter!



E-Conference 2019

Remember to vote in your delegates and alternates for the E-Conference February 3, 2019. 

Although the deadline for delegates and alternates is January 18th, Steve Thompson will be sending information to the delegates in advance to prepare for the conference.  Please remember that last minute changes to your delegates cannot be made unless you have the fill in person listed as an alternate.

*Mark your calendars for Sunday January 20th as our eConference test day and polling practice.  All delegates should attend if possible to eliminate any technical glitches on February 2nd

Steve will be sending you more information on the practice day and the agenda items in the near future.



New Retreat at Samish Island

April 26-28, 2019


Details coming soon!


Mission Conference 2019

Mark your calendars for Canada West Mission Conference

August 30 - September 2 in Edmonton Alberta

With Guest Ministers Danny and Penelope Belrose

And be sure to stay for the Worship Workshop with Danny and Penelope on Monday September 2nd.


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eLearning Classes


Registration for enrollment begins December 7 for these online classes:

  • Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (MP300) - Required for new ordinands and those exploring priesthood leadership. Class dates:  Jan. 12 - March 8 (limit 30).
  • Ministry of the Deacon (MP 302) - Required for new Deacons and those exploring Deacons ministry. Class dates:  Jan. 12-Feb. 22 (limit 20)
  • Pastors in Mission (NEW) - Created to introduce pastors and pastors council to basic congregational leadership. Class dates:  Jan. 12-Feb. 22 (limit 30)

Enroll here


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.

Delegates, please do NOT register on your own.  Debra will contact you for confirmation of your attendence and register all delegates as a group.  Anyone wanting to attend, but who will not be a delegate is welcome to go ahead and register now at

2019 World Conference Registration

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


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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


Jan 25-27 Men’s Retreat BC

Feb 15-18 CWM Winter Youth Retreat Edmonton

Feb 24 Day of Nurturing Spirit Vancouver

March 1-3 Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

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

April 5-13 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 Junior High Camp (12-14 yrs) Samish Island tentative dates

July 13-17 Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 20-27 Spectacular Graceland University

July 21-28 Singles Reunion Samish Island

July 27-Aug 3 Family Reunion Samish Island

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

Women's Retreat Chilliwack dates to be confirmed

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.


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