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Weekly Wire

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Each week Canada West Mission Centre (CWM) sends out the Weekly Wire as an informative newsletter of particular interest to members and friends of the church in Western Canada. This is an automated email capturing all news elements posted to the website over the last seven days. Please visit the CWM News & Updates web page to see all postings in their entirety.

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This Week's News & Updates

A Moment with the Mission Centre President-Part 1

On Jun 11, 2020 09:00 pm
“Are we moving toward Jesus, the peaceful one?” In the May-June Herald Matthew Frizzell opens his article, “Toward the Peaceful One: Jesus Christ in Restoration Perspective,” (also available online) with these words:The future is uncertain. A lot is changing. What the church is experiencing probably is not a cycle. Things are not going to return to the way they were. It’s hard to plan. It’s hard to lead.What can we do? He said, “Follow me.”Mat ...
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Canada Reopening Letter from Apostle Art Smith

On Jun 10, 2020 09:00 pm
1 June 2020 Dear friends in Canada, We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, the one who taught us that love of God and one another sustains us even in the darkest of times. COVID-19 has propelled us into uncharted territory. Every aspect of our daily lives has been disrupted. Our desire to be together in community has led us to online ministry, and we have encountered new and familiar faces with a renewed presence of the Holy Spirit in our gatherings. We are discovering & ...
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A Moment with the Mission Centre President-Part 2

On Jun 10, 2020 09:00 pm
It seems there is so much to share this week I needed TWO columns to get them out of my system. Please bear with me for this more “news” type of stuff. COVID-19 You will see somewhere above a letter from Apostle Art Smith addressed to “Dear Friends in Canada.” I assume that means all of us and not just me. I thought I should share it with you. His topic is COVID-19 and the challenges it continues to present to the church. Among other things in his lett ...
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Beyond the Walls Online Church

On Jun 10, 2020 09:00 pm
We invite you to come together with hundreds of participants from around the world as the congregation Beyond the Walls. This inclusive online church service is an opportunity to pause and share a sacred moment together in times of physical distancing and uncertainty. All are welcome and invited! Becky Savage, will offer the message on the theme "Welcome Strangers" and our lectionary scripture is Genesis GENESIS 18:1-15, 21:1-7, including the story of the three mysterious men who vis ...
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Online Encounter Discovery Week

On Jun 09, 2020 09:00 pm
Learn about the fascinating World of Religions! If you have ever wanted to take Encounter's Discovery Week but it was beyond your budget or clashed with summer camps, Encounter is moving the 2020 Discovery Week online and offering it at our most affordable price ever. Take a look at the poster below and share this information with friends who might be interested.Hope you can join us! ​Have a question? Please email Brian Carwana at brian@worldreli ...
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My Camp, My Community “Virtually Together”

On Jun 09, 2020 09:00 pm
Calling all campers who have finished grade 2 through 12.Are you looking for something to do this summer?Online Registration: www.cwm.eventsRegistration Deadline: June 21, 2020 Learn more ...
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Post-Church Church: A Transformative Community of Christ Ecclesiology

On Jun 09, 2020 09:00 pm
​Join us for an online lecture series led by Seminary Director, Zac Harmon-McLaughlin. Every Monday night @ 7pm CDT via ZOOM, starting June 8. Following dates: June 15, 22 and 29. As the demographics of Christianity rapidly change, many people are asking the question, “What will the church look like in the future?” In the last 30 years, the fastest growing segment of the population have been a group known by one of the following names, “unaffiliated”, &ld ...
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Virtual Visiting Fellowship

On Jun 08, 2020 09:00 pm
Are you missing your weekly congregational gatherings? Are you yearning for a bit fellowship with friends – old friends, perhaps new friends?Then Canada West Mission Centre’s “Virtual Visiting Fellowship” is for you! It is offered twice each week at different times to enable different people to participate each time. The schedule is:Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Central (Manitoba), 10 a.m. Mountain (Alberta and Saskatchewan), 9 a.m. Pacific (BC).Thursday evening ...
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"Finding God When the Signposts Fail"

On Jun 08, 2020 09:00 pm
An online Spiritual Retreat with Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith. To view schedule click here. ...
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First Presidency

On Jun 08, 2020 09:00 pm
From The First Presidency on behalf of the World Church Leadership Council: Community of Christ, a member of the National Council of Churches USA, fully endorses the statement issued by the NCC expressing outrage because of the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. (See: nationalcouncilofchurches.us/floyd-murder/). ​Community of Christ accepts the challenge to be “beacons of light in their own [our] communities by addressing racism where they [we] are, ...
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Hope in Trying Times

On Jun 08, 2020 09:00 pm
President Veazey shares his conviction and experience of peace and assurance that God is moving us toward fuller embodiment of the gospel, even in the midst of difficult situations. CLICK HERE TO WATCH ...
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Council of Twelve USA Team Statement on Racial Injustice

On Jun 08, 2020 09:00 pm
The USA Team of Apostles urges friends and members of Community of Christ to read a statement from the team released June 1 regarding current events. The statement also will be posted across the church's social media network. Thank you for you faithful support of Christ’s mission. ​ ...
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Online Events Directory

On Jun 08, 2020 09:00 pm
​​SundaysInclusive Church, hosted by the Toronto Congregation and Beyond the Walls.​Sundays at 12pm (EDT), 11am (CDT), 10am (MDT), 9am (PDT). For more information please visit their website, Facebook page and YouTube channel to watch their service.​TuesdaysVirtual Visiting Fellowship Tuesday mornings at 11am Central Time (Manitoba), 10am Mountain Time (Alberta and Saskatchewan), 9am Pacific Time (BC). Please se ...
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Events and Camping Calendar

On Jun 07, 2020 09:00 pm
Please note that many of the events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. To see this as a list, click on 'Read in Browser'. May 29 Nurturing Friends & Family Virtual Campfire-OnlineJune 13-14 Spiritual Retreat with Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith-Online​June 30-July 3 Junior Camp Hills of Peace-CancelledJuly 4-9 Family Camp Hills of Peace-CancelledJuly 11-15 ​​Junior High & Senior Camps Hills of Peace-CancelledJuly 18-25&# ...
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Jan Kraybill Music Weekend Vancouver - Cancelled

On Jun 07, 2020 09:00 pm
Stay tuned for online sessions with Jan Kraybill. We realize some of you may be experiencing online burnout, so we're going to hold off until mid to late June for a couple of virtual sessions with Jan.To watch An Organ Concert for COVID-defined times by Jan Kraybill click here. ...
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Obituaries

On Jun 07, 2020 09:00 pm
This occasional feature is intended to ensure that people across the mission centre are aware of the passing of persons in other congregations in a timely manner. Information provided here is restricted to the name of the deceased person, the city where they lived (or congregation they attended), and the date of death (if it is provided). If an online version of a detailed obituary is available, the name of the person will be underlined indicating that it is a link to that source of informa ...
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