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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Weekly Wire for May 8, 2019

Canada West Mission

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Upcoming Events at a Glance


May 10-12 Camp Opening Hills of Peace

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

Hills of Peace Camp Opening

Hotel and Billeting information for Mission Conference in Edmonton

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 


Hills of Peace Camp Opening!

May 10-12

Hills of Peace Camp Opening Weekend is NEXT weekend, May 10 to 12. Everyone is invited to attend and help get the camp ready for our camps and retreats. Anyone can help with the work that needs attention.

Here is an idea of what needs to be done: cleaning all cabins and dorms; cleaning the dining hall, large chapel, and small chapel; cleaning of the washroom buildings. “Cleaning” includes: sweeping (or vacuuming) floors, wiping all surfaces, including windows, and replacing or replenishing supplies.

The playground area will need to be cleaned and raked as will the beach and campfire area. The tent near the dining hall needs to be set up, the dock needs to be put into the water, and the sound system needs to be set up in the large chapel.

There may be some brush to clean up and dead trees to take out. All brooms, tools, and supplies will be available at the camp. If you have a re-chargeable “week-whacker” or a chainsaw (AND know how to safely operate them!) please bring them along.

Please let Eileen Johnstone know if you intend to come for any part of the weekend so plans can be made for food. Thank you!



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 and register today for your CWM summer events.


Friends and Family Connection Weekend

May 31-June 2 at Samish Island

Registration Deadline is May 21st!


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 Video Tour

6:00 Dinner

7:30 Group Games

8:00 Trivia!, Coffee and 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

10:00 Tae Kwon Do board breaking/lesson with Georgia, or poetry writing nature walk

11:00 Drawing Nature or Building Fairy Houses

12:30 Picnic Lunch at the Lake. 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, skits, stories and toasted marshmallows

8:00 Karaoke 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!





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


We have limited billeting available.  Please contact Linda Allen  to place your request.

Registrations for Mission Conference will open soon


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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


May 10-12 Camp Opening Hills of Peace

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

Life is all about balance.

You don’t always need to be getting stuff done.

Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary,

to shut down, kick back,

and do nothing.

~ Lori Deschene~

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