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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Weekly Wire for February 20, 2019

Canada West Mission

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Upcoming Events at a Glance


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 DO SOMETHING Retreat Samish Island

April 28-May 4 Samish Island Work Week

May 31-Jun 2 Friends and Family Connection Weekend 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.

Canada West Mission Website


This Week…in the Weekly Wire!          

Address change for Steve Thompson Mission President 

Hotel information for Mission Conference in Edmonton

Nurturing Spirit Retreat Samish Island

Youth Spirit Retreat Samish Island 

I Meant to DO SOMETHING About That! – Samish Island

World Conference preparation guide

New E-Learning online classes 

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 




The UPS Store that Steve has been using to receive church mail is moving. 

If you have EVER mailed anything to the Mission Centre Office or think you might ever need to, please note the following new temporary address:

Stephen Thompson, President

Community of Christ, Canada West Mission Centre

10215 178 Street NW, Suite 30

Edmonton, Alberta   T5S 1M3

Steve’s phone and email remain the same:

1-877-411-2632 ext 1


Money Matters

2018 Contribution Tax Receipts

were mailed February 12, 2019. 

Sam Smalldon, our Canada West Mission Financial Officer, has asked that we all remember when submitting receipts or donations to include:

Your full name, no initials please

(there are 3 - D.Donohue’s in my family)

Your complete address

What the reciept was for (camp, retreat or other)


What the donation is for (specify which camp or event please)

This will be very helpful to Sam.


Nurturing Spirit Retreat and Youth Spirit Retreat

March 1-3 Samish Island

Nurturing Spirit Flyer

Last chance to register is February 21st

We’re very pleased to tell you that Laura Fish will be our head cook at the Nurturing Spirit Retreat this year.  Laura has been cooking at Samish for years and is a wonderful cook.  Be prepared for deliciousness.

Community of Christ is moving to a new platform for registrations called ‘Reggie’.  While we wait for ‘Reggie’ to get up and running, feel free to email me to register.  Remember to list any food allergies or special needs you may have.  Registration closes February 21st, please register today.

Our theme is ‘The Life-giving Power of Water’.  In the attachments you’ll find our flyer and schedule as well as information about our ‘Nurturing Youth Spirit Retreat’ which is open to children 10 and up who are staying with an adult.  Lana and Debra are very excited to be with the youth once again this year, and we’ll have the youth schedule available very soon.  


‘I Meant to DO SOMETHING About That’

Samish Island

April 26-28, 2019

I Meant to Do Something About That flyer


Click here to see Upcoming Events 

for Encounter World Religions


World Conference April 6-13, 2019

In preparation for World Conference 2019, the question becomes an invitation to pilgrimage—a journey of individual and community discernment, discovery, and of becoming. Our pilgrim heritage guides our journey. It is an exciting faith adventure, still unfolding. Whether we gather for World Conference in person or in spirit, all are invited to step across the threshold of the now, to shed ourselves of personal agendas, and to journey anew into what can be.

—Jann√© Grover, “A Journey of Becoming,” May/June Herald

2019 World Conference Preparation

Offsite Supporter Registration


Mission Conference 2019 in Edmonton

August 30 – September 1st

Workshops with Danny and Penelope Belrose on September 2nd!

Hotel information

We have a group rate at the Ramada Edmonton South

2 Queen beds for $95.99 per night plus tax

You can book online at

using the group code 083019COM

or by calling the hotel direct at 780-434-3431

Registrations for Mission Conference will open in late March


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Amazon gives back

Here is the  link for “Community of Christ and ” to make purchases and have up to 8.5% returned to the Canadian church.

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


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 DO SOMETHING retreat Samish Island

April 28-May 4 Samish Island Work Week

May 31-Jun 2 Friends and Family Connection 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 13-17 Singles Reunion Samish Island

July 13-17 Junior Camp Hills of Peace

July 20-27 Spectacular Graceland University

July 21-27 Junior High Camp (12-14 yrs) 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.


Quote of the Week

If you stumble,

make it part of the dance!

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