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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Weekly Wire for April 25, 2019

Canada West Mission

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Upcoming Events at a Glance


April 26-27 DO SOMETHING weekend at the Phelps home.

April 29-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

*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

Reggie – new registration platform for all CWM events

Friends and Family Connection Weekend

Hotel information for Mission Conference in Edmonton

Paid Summer Youth Leader Opportunity

SPECTACULAR Registration info Canada and North West Delegations

Updated Copyright Information

I Meant to DO SOMETHING About That! – Samish Island

World Conference preparation guide

New E-Learning online classes  - register today!

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 


Samish Island Work Week

April 29-May 4

Free Accommodation and Meals

RSVP to John VanDerWalker, Campground Manager


Paid Summer Job Opportunity

CWM Youth Leader

June 29 – July 17, 2019

Hills of Peace Campground

CWM Youth Camp (June 30 – July 5)

Family camp (July 6-11)

Junior Camp (July 13-17)

July 18 – 27, 2019*

Graceland University

Spectacular (July 20 – 27)

*available for CWM candidates only

Primary Focus: Junior (8-12), Junior High (13-15) and Senior High (16-18)

Remuneration: This is a paid position which will include travel expenses (mileage or airfare).

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

A young adult who is active or has a membership in a Community of Christ Canada. Preference will be given to a suitable candidate from Canada West Mission.

Must be 21 years of age (we cannot accept applications from anyone who will not be the age of 21 by July 1, 2019).

Approved by Community of Christ as a Registered Youth Worker (or eligible to be approved by June 25, 2019).

Eligible to work in Canada.

Leadership Opportunities: The candidate will be given specific responsibilities at each camp leading and connecting with the youth. At both of the youth camps, the candidate will be a counsellor and assigned a cabin with another adult. At Family Camp, the candidate will have a assigned cabin or dorm room.

Deepening Discipleship: The candidate will be required to engage and connect with a variety of youth to provide encouragement and ideas for them to maintain an ongoing spiritual relationship.

Skills / Qualities: The candidate will be energetic and have the ability to have fun but be a good role model; demonstrate maturity for their age; demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter; demonstrate common sense; demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal) and the ability to ask questions and seek guidance when necessary.

Preparation: The candidate will be provided with a specific outline as to what their responsibilities will be and what preparation will need to be made before camp commences.

Applications: Interested candidates should send their resume along with a letter of application explaining why they are interested in this position and how their skills and qualities are appropriate for the position to Lisa Neudorf ( by Monday, April 29, 2019.


The Registration deadline for

SPEC Team Canada is April 30.

Online Registration: (log in, create your profile and then register)

SPECTACULAR - Graceland University, Lamoni, IA

July 20 – 27, 2019 *** campers must have completed Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 to attend ***

Registration Fee:

Registration fee - $1,000.00 (the actual estimated cost per camper is $1,600.00. The CWM Youth Fund provides a subsidy to reduce the camper cost.)

If you wish to pay by installment, a deposit equal to 25% of the registration fee is required at the time of registration. The balance can be paid in monthly installments with the final payment due by June 21, 2019.

An additional subsidy of $500.00 is available upon request to any youth who are members or regularly participate in a Community of Christ congregation. Please let me know in advance if you intend to request the subsidy. The application form will be available in the online registration.

Campers are encouraged to fundraise or ask their congregations for financial support.

Included in costs are:

Airfare to London Ontario (we will travel by bus with Canada East) and return airfare from Independence, Missouri

Hotel in London, Ontario

Bus travel to and from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa

2 delegation meals during travel

Delegation t-shirt(s)

SPECTACULAR registration fees (including all activities, food and accommodation during the event)

Payment methods:

Cheque or bank draft made payable to “Community of Christ – CWM” in the amount of $1,000.00 (or amount of installment payments) to be delivered to Lisa Neudorf, 702 Korol Way, Saskatoon SK S7R 0E2.

E-transfers can be sent to Sam Smalldon (

Note:  If you pay by e-transfer, you must send Sam a separate e-mail advising what the payment is for. The security question should be “what event is my child attending?” and the answer should be “Spectacular”. Ensure you send me a copy of the e-mail for my record keeping.

Travel Documents:

Passports are mandatory.  Anyone without a current passport will not be allowed to cross the border. All passengers must present their passport at the check-in counter and when boarding the aircraft. The name on the passport must match the name on the boarding pass.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT PASSPORT >>> APPLY IMMEDIATELY<<<

All campers must have out-of-country medical insurance.  Travel insurance is required from July 19 – 27, 2019.  This is for coverage in case you need the services of a hospital. It is the camper’s responsibility to arrange for travel insurance while out of the country. For minor medical emergencies there are doctors and nurses at the Infirmary at IYF/SPEC with no additional cost to us.

Preliminary Itinerary (actual travel itinerary to be confirmed)

Thursday, July 18

CWM campers fly from their respective cities and meet in London, Ontario. Campers will stay overnight in London.

Friday, July 19

CWM campers will join the CEM campers in London and cross the US border at Detroit. Stay overnight at the Community of Christ congregation in Davenport, Iowa.

Saturday, July 20

Leave for Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa.

July 20-27

SPECTACULAR at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa.

Saturday, July 27

Depart Graceland University to Independence, Missouri. CWM campers will fly direct from Independence.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Lisa Neudorf


For BC Campers travelling with the North West Delegation from Seattle

The 2019 fee will be $820 USD per youth. That will include: SPEC registration fee, SPEC camp shirt, meals, lodging, activities, 2 delegation shirts, and all transportation (airline luggage fees for 2 bags are included). The campers will need to bring money for 4 meals as well as their own spending money.

You can register online 

Make sure you select “Northwest” as the Delegation you are registering for.

Next you will need to make your first payment by April 15 to secure your spot as part of the Northwest Delegation, follow this link

Travel from Seattle with North West Delegation

*BC group departs July 16th*



New registration platform for all CWM events 

You asked - we listened!

Canada West Mission is proud to announce the launch of its new online event registration system, REGGIE! This new system is a custom-built solution based on your feedback from previous registration processes. Reggie represents over a year of hard work as we tirelessly built a new platform to meet the unique needs of Canada West members and friends.

Online Registration for upcoming CWM events is now open. Log in to create your family's profile, register for available events and browse the new site. We think you'll like what you see. It's simple, fast, and secure!

Check out  Reggie


Friends and Family Connection Weekend

May 31-June 2 at Samish Island

The Friends and Family Connection Weekend is an opportunity to spend quality time with family, old friends, and make new friends. We want to bring PLAY back into your life. When we laugh and play together, something wonderful happens, we relax, we sleep better, and our lives become richer.

When you escape to Samish Island Retreat Center you can exhale and say AHHHH. We'll have opportunities for mindful, meaningful and spiritual conversations, for games and trivia, swimming and canoeing, for singing and sports, and full belly laughs.

This event is subsidized by the Canada West Mission Centre as the cost per adult is $100, youth $75, and under 5 years is $25. The registration fee is $50 for adults, $25 for youth and children. Registration fees are not issued tax receipts. Donations received separately from contributors will be given a tax receipt. Your generous donations help us continue to provide high quality events for our friends and families.

Friends and Family Connection Weekend Schedule May 31-June 2, 2019


4pm Registration opens, Free time, Service Project

Coffee and Meaningful Conversation Groups – topics provided

5:00 Samish Island Campground Tour

6:00 Dinner

8:00 Brain Teasers, Coffee and Meaningful Conversation, Sing along, Board Games


8:00 Morning walk around the lake (granola bars, coffee and juice available)

9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Clean-up

10:30 Tae Kwon Do board breakin/lesson with Georgia, or poetry writing nature walk

11:30 Class to be confirmed or Building Fairy Houses with Debra

12:30 Picnic Lunch at the Beach. Games, Water sports, Swimming, Canoeing and more.

3:00 Pack up and shower

4:00 Music jam and sing-along

5:30 Dinner

7:00 Sunset Campfire with songs and story

8:00 Trivia Night with Josh

9:00 Board games and visiting, Coffee and Meaningful Conversation, Music Jam


8:00 Morning walk around the lake (granola bars, coffee and juice available)

9:00 Breakfast

10:00 Clean up the dining hall and washrooms

11:15 Sharing our talents

12:00 Clean cabins and goodbye until next year

*If you have a favourite board game, please bring it!

Follow this link to register today!



‘I Meant to DO SOMETHING About That’

Now at the Phelps home in Langley

April 26-27, 2019

Due to some last minute unforeseen challenges, the “I Meant To DO SOMETHING About That” has been cancelled and we are deeply saddened to miss out on a chance to be at Samish for the weekend. Through the past year, there has been some great progress on what this retreat could be, and we hope to hold it sometime in the future.
The process of developing this retreat has been incredibly rewarding for us and we are still committed to sharing our passion for this important work. Chris and Erica Phelps have offered to host people next weekend in Langley BC (exact locations and times TBA) to hold a shortened version of what we had planned for the retreat.   If you are interested in coming to Langley next weekend, please send an email to  and we will keep you informed about details as they are finalized. At the moment we are planning for Friday evening and Saturday all-day.
The cost will be by donation to cover a few expenses and food costs. Food will be provided as long as we know that you are coming.
Erica Phelps, Leah Christensen, and Nan Sargeant.

To hold your spot email




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,


Click here to see Upcoming Events 

for Encounter World Religions


Mission Conference 2019 in Edmonton

August 30 – September 1st

Workshop 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


April 26-28 DO SOMETHING at the Phelps home

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.


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Your time is limited,

so don't waste it living someone else's life."

~Steve Jobs~

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