🌟 Unleash the Joy of 2024 with CEM's Heartwarming Calendar!
Discover the magic of children's art in CEM's 2024 calendar, a masterpiece crafted by young talents from Canada East Mission reunions. For just $20, you can bring home a year of whimsical creations that reflect their beautiful relationship with God (plus postage and tax).
✨ Why You'll Love It:
📆 Special Note: Calendars will be sent to your doorstep via mail, ensuring you're ready to welcome the New Year with inspiration.
Thank you for being a part of this heartwarming project. Your purchase brings joy, supports a great cause, and connects you with the creative spirit of these young artists.
Order before December 10th and Make 2024 Magical!
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Take part in a sacred journey of preparation for Christmas. Beginning December 2 we will explore The Way of Peace through worship, spiritual practice, and opportunities to connect and dialogue. Check out all of our available offerings below!
WEEKLY SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Each Monday of Advent, beginning December 4, we will release a weekly reflective spiritual practice connected to our theme, “The Way of Peace.” Practices will include visio divina (praying with original art), dwelling in the word, original music, and the Prayer of Examen. The practices will be posted here, and on our FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE channels.
ADVENT FORMATION GROUPS
To go deeper with the weekly Advent practices, we are offering an opportunity to engage in holy listening and exploration with a weekly formation group. These groups will meet the first 3 weeks of Advent on Wednesdays either online at 2 PM CDT or in-person at the Temple at 7 PM CDT. Register below for all the details! Visit the website for links to online sessions.
Grief, loss of job, divorce, health, financial issues can make the Christmas season difficult. This service is an opportunity to acknowledge those not so joyful feelings in a judgement free setting.
If you aren't struggling, but know someone that is, invite them to come with you to this service. Or come to show those that are struggling that they are not alone.
Held in person at the Community of Christ Church in Regina (4710 8th Avenue Regina, SK) and via Zoom. More details HERE.
We are seeking stories about why you give to Community of Christ.
What sparks your generosity? Why do you share your time, money, food, or kindness? What motivates you to prioritize the needs of others above your own? Where does your generous spirit come from?
Share your thoughts in a short video. All ages welcome. For full details, click here.
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your incredible generosity!
Thank you for responding so generously on Giving Tuesday! Together, contributors in Canada, United Kingdom, and United States contributed a remarkable $707,000 USD, including an extraordinary $315,000 USD in matching funds. In Canada, the generosity of 95 donors contributed $39,406.00 CAD to this campaign.
Your kindness is not just a number; it's creating a real, lasting impact in lives across the globe. The ripple effect of your generosity is spreading joy, hope, and positive change.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of this incredible movement.
Olive Fern Wilby
May 23, 1922 - November 28, 2023
After a long life, well lived in service and generosity of others, Olive Fern Wilby (nee McLachrie) passed away at the age of 101. Loving wife of the late Alfred William Wilby for 50 years. Dear mother of Cheryl Whitworth and her husband Ted, and Dan Wilby and his late wife Janet. Grandma of Sherri, Jamie, and Katelyn, great-grandma to Logan. She is predeceased by her sisters Gwen Gilroy and Joyce Beggs and survived by her sister Margaret Cote and brother George McLachrie.
Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, Weston Chapel, 2035 Weston Road, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 3:00-7:00pm. The funeral service will take place at the Weston Chapel on Wednesday, December 6th at 10:30am followed by the interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Community of Christ or World Accord.
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The family has provided the opportunity to view a Live Stream of the Funeral Service from the comfort of your own home. We are pleased to provide this complimentary service for those watching remotely. Please be aware this is not a professionally edited video and is happening in real time. You may experience network (internet) failures and/or local signal issues. A high definition recording of the funeral service becomes available after the service is completed. This is typically available within the same day. The recorded service remains on the website for 90 days.
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A Generosity Movement
Join us tomorrow, 28 November for a worldwide celebration of generosity, Giving Tuesday. This opportunity creates a positive impact around the world! It’s also a way for us to close our current budget gap. As of the end of October, contributions to Worldwide Mission Tithes were down $1.1 million USD from our budget goal.
In the spirit of generosity and community, our matching contribution for Giving Tuesday received a significant boost last week. It has increased to $250,000 USD from $200,000. So, a $25 contribution to Worldwide Mission Tithes becomes $50.
Your contribution, no matter the size, can help us achieve great things!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Click here for all the ways that you can participate.
Join Our Community
Subscribe to Community of Christ’s newsletter and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected and receive updates on Giving Tuesday.
Tomorrow, join the generosity movement and let’s make a real, lasting difference in lives around the world. Thank you for your generosity!
Beyond the Walls – Pursuit of Peace (Shalom)
For our last of our Nine Enduring Principles, Rick Sarre joins us from Adelaide, Australia, to share a message on the Pursuit of Peace (Shalom). Rick is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of South Australia and a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. He is the co-author or editor of numerous books, including Religion Matters: The Contemporary Relevance of Religion and Police Education and Training in a Global Society.
In Community of Christ, we believe that God wants shalom (justice, reconciliation, well-being, wholeness, and peace) for all of creation, in all aspects of life. Our understanding of “the Kingdom of Heaven” or “Zion,” is a society that shares the blessings that come through living by the "upside down" principles of compassion and justice proclaimed by Jesus. God calls us to actively participate in the restoration of shalom across creation.
We invite you to share this hour of reflection, prayer, meditation, music, and fellowship with the Beyond the Walls global community.
📅 Sunday,November 26, 2023.
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Join the generosity movement!
This year, let's reaffirm together our commitment to our mission. Your participation is not just a donation; it is an active step in joining a movement that seeks to abolish poverty, end suffering, pursue peace on Earth, develop disciples to serve, and experience congregations in mission. As Giving Tuesday approaches, we invite you to join the generosity movement!
This year a generous matching contribution of $250,000 USD has been pledged for this event. So, a $25 contribution to Worldwide Mission Tithes becomes $50. We will share Giving Tuesday contribution updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on November 28 and 29. Invite others to join the movement using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCA on your social media posts.
In 2022, you contributed over $1 million USD in 48 Hours! Gifts to Worldwide Mission Tithes total $1,035,167 USD. This includes $510,000 USD in matching funds, and $45,315.50 CAD from Canadian donors.
Your contribution, regardless of its size, makes a significant impact! It sustains essential programs, supports outreach efforts, and provides vital resources to those in need. Let’s make a real, lasting difference in our communities, our nation, and our world!
How to Donate
Thank you for your generosity!
“The restoring of persons to healthy or right relationships with God, others, themselves, and the earth is at the heart of the purpose of your journey as a people of faith.” D&C 163:2b
Sunday, December 3
5 pm ET
Public advocacy is one of the key actions for making a difference in addressing the current climate crisis. But few of us feel comfortable, or qualified, and often we wonder how it fits with our Christian principles of peace. The Advent season is a good time to reflect on the Biblical roots of taking non-violent direct action for justice. Rachie and Mike of Great Britain’s Christian Climate Action will share the Biblical roots from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. People of faith made courageous decisions in the past. They risked something new. Now it’s our turn to risk something new! If not registered for this Zoom series, please register here.
The January 7, 2024 Climate Webinar will be dedicated to the formation of support groups. Start the year off right with new opportunities to connect and communicate with one another. We will explore possibilities for support focused on creation, eco-grief, practical action steps, educational opportunities, climate advocacy and more.
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
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