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CEM Leaders Met via Zoom Sunday, March 22 to discuss how we might respond in such a time as this.
Click here to read all the ideas that were suggested as well as a message from President Steve Veazey and Conference Call resources you can use to stay in touch with your congregation, family or friends.
World Accord volunteers stranded in Honduras; Evangelists offer support for congregations during turbulent times
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Since we are currently not meeting face-to-face in response to COVID-19, it's important that our contributions continue to support the mission of Christ...perhaps now more than ever.
How do you typically contribute to the mission of Community of Christ?
💵 Cash/Cheque on Sundays in the offertory basket?
💳 Online payments via CanadaHelps?
🏦 Monthly pre-authorized transfer (PAT)?
To put it bluntly, if you do not give via recurring PAT, the church is likely not receiving your financial contributions when face-to-face services are not taking place.
Consider one or more of the following giving options that do not require physical attendance:
📋 Sign up for PAT
📶 Give online via CanadaHelps
✉️ Mail a cheque:
Community of Christ CEM
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5
View all giving options on our website.
MEADS is an in-depth educational program providing interactive learning in subject matters relevant to the church mission and message. It is a certificate program requiring 12 courses.
This session will be all online participation via zoom. The class is limited to 25 students. Canadian Registration is now open. On March 13, 2020 registration will open to any US students that wish to join.
Introduction into Spiritual Formation with Katie Harmon McLaughlin
Monday April 27 – Friday May 1, 2020 from 7:30-9:00pm (EST)
Online via ZOOM – requires attendance each evening $30 (includes HST) (same price for both audit & credit - audit requires no assignments)
Course Description: What is spiritual formation? Henri Nouwen writes that spiritual formation is “about the movements from the mind to the heart that re-unites us with God, each other, and our truest selves.” M Robert Mulholland describes spiritual formation as “the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” While spiritual formation is the one of the oldest sources of wisdom in the Christian tradition, it is experiencing fresh popularity in contemporary society as many leave behind institutional expressions of “the church” seeking sacred community and connection in new ways. Within the church, the contemplative tradition is bringing fresh life, energy, vitality, and depth to existing disciples and congregations,
In this course, we will explore the rich traditions of Christian spiritual formation and discern its application for our own lives and contexts. We will explore ancient practises through the lens of an emerging postmodern worldview and will experience invitations to a life of wholeness, integrity, and connection with God, others, self and creation
For more information please contact: David Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Canadian registration information please contact: Melissa Freer at email@example.com
Calling all Lifeguards
Position Posting: Waterfront Lifeguard
The Canada East Mission (CEM) is seeking the services of qualified lifeguards for youth and family camps (reunions) for the 2020 camping season. We are hiring waterfront lifeguards. In addition, to serving as lifeguards, each of these individuals will also serve as a staff member at the camps and reunions they attend.
- Loaves and Fishes Reunion June 28th to July 3rd (Ziontario Campgrounds)
- Junior High July 5th to July 11th (Ziontario Campgrounds)
- Kids Camp July 12th to July 16th (Ziontario Campgrounds)
- Healing and Freeing Camp July 18th to July 24th (Ziontario Campgrounds)
- Erie Beach Reunion July 25th to August 1st (Erie Beach Campgrounds)
- Noronto Reunion August 8th to August 15th (Noronto Campgrounds)
- Senior High August 15th to August 22nd (Noronto Campgrounds)
Additional Retreat Date:
CEM Conference Aug 28th to Aug 30th (Ziontario Campgrounds)
Deadline to submit resume and cover letter: March 27th, 2020.
(Applicants considered will be contacted for a phone interview)
♦ Preferably 18 years of age
♦ Training and experience in waterfront activities
♦ One of the following lifeguard/lifesaving certifications:
o The National Lifeguard Service’s registered lifeguard certificate (NLS)
o The Royal Life Saving Society’s Canada Bronze Cross
♦ Current CPR and first aid certification
♦ Knowledgeable of Provincial law regulating waterfront activity (Provincial Reg. 568: Sections 33, 34, 35, 36, and 37)
♦ Ability to maintain a safe and orderly waterfront with both children and adult swimmers
♦ Willingness to participate as staff member at event in support roles which do not interfere with the primary responsibility of being a lifeguard
♦ Good character, integrity, professionalism. and adaptability
♦ Enthusiasm, sense of humour, patience, and self-control
♦ “Registered Youth Worker” or “Registered Youth Worker Assistant”
♦ Be available to attend the Lifeguard Training day date to be announced.
Transportation: Personal transportation will be required for all camps/reunions.
Submit cover letter (with all contact information) and resume to: Tamara Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Session of ELearning Classes
Our next set of classes the "Green Session" will open for Canadian enrollment March 9, 2020
Enrollment Information for eLearning Classes:
The following credit classes will open for a limited enrollment March 13-April 3:
· Ministry of the Teacher: (MP303): 6-weeks, April 4 - May 15
· Introduction to Scripture: (SS400): 8-weeks, April 4-May 29
· Ministry with Latter-day Seekers: 4-weeks, April 4-May 1
· Children and Youth Worker Core Training: Complete at own pace - Class open April 4-July 7.
Cost of each class is $7.50 and should be paid before class via cheque to: Community of Christ, 129-355 Elmira Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1K 1S5 Attention: Melissa Freer
Cheques must be payable to "Community of Christ"
Though not required, you can choose to purchase the booklet for this class in PDF format through Herald House https://www.heraldhouse.org/. The elearning class has the most up-to-date version of this booklet, but it will not be available to you soon after the class ends
To enroll, go to developmetrics.org and click on the "Canadian Registration Form."
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537
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