Are you planning to drop in to Noronto Reunion for ONE DAY ONLY?
We would LOVE that!
Here is what to do...
1. Click below for the Official Registration Form.
2. Fill out:
a. Page one
b. Page two
c. And on Page 3, ONLY fill out the Individual Meals section.
3. Send your payment and completed Registration Form as directed in the box on Page 3, or bring your completed Registration Form to Camp and pay in person.
Being Registered gets you Meal Deal pricing and covers you for Insurance purposes.
Many thanks to the Noronto Campground Board for arranging special Campground Fee pricing for our ONE DAY ONLY visitors.
We are honoured to TREAT YOU for the day for your Campground Fees.
We hope to see you at Noronto Reunion!
Noronto Reunion 2023 Director
P.S. We are very excited to see that a large Providence Bay group has registered to come to Noronto Reunion to spend a day together with us!!! We can't wait to see you Providence Bay!!!!
WIARTON CONGREGATION CELEBRATES 120 YEARS!!!
We would like to share with you our 120th year as a congregation in Wiarton!
On Sunday, August 20th we will gather at 10:30 a.m. in the little brick church on Berford Street. Carmen Thompson, a member of the first congregation in Stokes Bay, org.1900, will be our guest speaker. A potluck dinner will follow in the basement of the church. Come and share with us!
There will be available for purchase (at cost ~$20) an attractive book containing the history of the missionary endeavor and organization of four branches in a five-year period on the Bruce Peninsula which eventually became the Wiarton Congregation. Included are 44 testimonies from the congregation.
We would be delighted to have you share with us!
Co-pastor Dorothy Burdette
Celebrating Our Newest Welcoming & Affirming Congregation: Reaching Out
Hello Harmony members and supporters -
Right on the heels of Sunday's announcement about a new Welcoming & Affirming member congregation in Michigan, we have another reason to celebrate!
Reaching Out, is the newest Welcoming and Affirming member congregation in Community of Christ! Reaching Out successfully completed Harmony's Welcoming & Affirming Program with the official adoption of the following welcome statement.
Reaching Out welcomes all persons (including the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community) in the life and ministries of Community of Christ. We affirm that each individual is a beloved child of God.
Please join us in congratulating Reaching Out for their commitment to inclusion in our beloved denomination. Consider contacting Bonnie Avery to share any words of encouragement and gratitude. You may also consider making a donation directly to Reaching Out (contact Bonnie for details) for their dedication to this holy work.
In the coming months, Reaching Out will host a celebration service to commemorate this major milestone. Stay tuned!
We are encouraged by the number of congregations currently participating in our Welcoming & Affirming Program, and we look forward to sharing more good news like this!
With excitement and hope,
Your Harmony Board of Directors
P.S. Find out more about the WELCOMING & AFFIRMING CONGREGATION PROGRAM to see how your Congregation can participate.
Keynote: Enriching our Lives through the "Arts"
Kat Goheen, BA in Vocal Performance, MA in Theological Studies and Master of Theology in Biblical Studies.
Certified in Soul Guiding and Soul Mentoring
Certified in Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Formation, and Companioning
“WE ARE ALL ARTISTS” Kat will help us explore our own personal artistry, no matter what form it takes. She’ll also explore what it means to take ego and the quest for mastery out of our artistic expression, freeing us to embody our spirituality through our art. Through her own experiences with music and poetry, she will share about the fruits of art available to us all.
Leandro Palacios, Applied Mindfulness Certification, and Spiritual Formation Minister at
Beyond the Walls Community of Christ - East Canada
Morning Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Healing Through Music & Movement
Hemdah Salonimer-Horner, Master of Music, Nat. Certified
Teacher of Music
Participants will be guided in exercises to experience music in deeper way, exploring its healing properties. Hemdah will also share some of the research about the power of music and her own experiences.
Session 2: Green "Therapy"
Brad Martel Ph.D. in Environmental Studies
Lori Martel M.S. in Environmental Education
Brad and Lori will share the documented benefits of intentionally "tuning in" to nature, which contributes to greater health and wholeness in our lives.
Session 3: Crayon Therapy
Arlene Winslow, Red Bluff Art Association Board
Arlene will share her journey of recovery from trauma with a support group which spent 20 minutes each session making crayon drawings depicting nightmares, emotions, fears, etc. Creating visual images is therapeutic, creating connections and understanding.
Session 4: Prayer & Meditation "Therapy"
Katie Landry, MSW (Social Work)
Katie will share the benefits of meditation, guiding participants through multiple exercises they can use on their own. Meditation grows self-compassion and reduces stress. She will also share resources and research which informs the regular practice of mindfulness.
Healthy, Whole Living with the "Arts"
Daniel Harmon, MA Religion Spirituality, Peace Center Coordinator, Director of the Center for Living Water
Daniel will encourage us to practice the "arts" of health and wholeness in our lives – and will close our day with a celebration of the art of music...to lift our spirits!
Workshop Schedule (all times CDT)
9:00-9:30 Welcome, Devotion, & Introductions
10:45-11:45 Session 1 or 2
11:45-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-1:45 Session 3 or 4
2:00-3:00 Closing Session
3:00-3:15 Evaluations and Certificates
Mitchell, Lloyd Carlyle
September 29, 1936 - July 4, 2023
Carlyle passed away peacefully at University Hospital in London, with family by his side.
Born in Thessalon, Ontario, Carlyle (Mitch) led a life of many ups and downs, changes and new experiences. A short stint in the RCAF led Carlyle to eventually becoming Captain in the Mississauga Fire Department, and he valued the years of helping others in need, his occupational choice being supported by his strong devotion to the Community of Christ. During his retirement, he used his skills with wood, and spent many hours in the 'shop' making beautiful and unique pieces for family and friends, enjoying a break after his work in his sauna. During the colder months of fall, Carlyle would head up to the hunt camp with Ron P. and friends to hunt. Hunting often consisted of sitting on a favourite log and watching nature go by, then enjoying some chili with the group back at the cabin. Many summers and other holidays were spent in Carberry Manitoba at the Keachie's, his 'adopted' family, Cam, Norma, Alex, Margy-Jo, Lyn and Jean. Cam and Norma have since passed on, but Carlyle remained close to their daughter Margy-Jo Draycott, and valued her friendship. The stories of Carlyle's journey through life are many and could fill a book. His last words were 'I had a good life'. That is all any of us can hope for.
Carlyle's last year and a half was spent at Amica in London, where he (and Ann) enjoyed the kindness and care of the Amica staff making it home for him.
Carlyle's passing has been preceded by his first wife, Gloria Irene Mitchell (Goodwill) 2006, Son, Robert Gary Mitchell, 2007, Grandson, Kyle Milton Abel 1992.
Carlyle's passing is being remembered by his family and friends, second wife Ann Mitchell (Winegarden, Moore), who has been a wonderful companion in Carlyle's last years. His children, James, Beth and Sandi, stepchildren, David and Sarah, 9 grandchildren, and 2 step grandchildren will all miss the stories, advice and companionship their father/Poppa gave them.
Carlyle will be interred in Grand Valley next to Gloria with his beloved dog Bear following cremation at In Memorium in Grand Valley.
On Friday, August 11 at 11am there will be a Graveside service at Union Cemetery (across the bridge). A catered lunch will follow at In Memoriam Funeral Home 28 Main Street North Grand Valley ON L9W 5S7.
Cherished, loved, wife and best friend of Todd Millard. Always and forever loved Mother and Best Friend of Megan and Avery. Dear Daughter of Perry and Donna Waite. Sister of Jaclyn Scott (Steve), Connor and Coleman. Loved Daughter-in-law of Don and Glenda Millard and Sister-in-Law of Carrie and Rick Leach. Aunt of Aaron Leach and Kennedy Waite. Niece of Aunt Trudy Miller and Iris Guitard (Don) as well as remembered by many Uncle’s, Aunt’s and Cousin’s.
Jennifer suddenly passed away on Friday, July 7th of a blood clot to the heart. She worked at Benson Inkster Brighton Professional Chartered Accounts (London) and was an active member of Community of Christ. Jennifer’s love in life was her family. Nothing took more priority than spending every possible minute with her daughter’s. The family would like and appreciate anyone who has stories, messages or words about Jen and how she touched your life or a special, funny or significant moment or thought to be sent so that they can be shared this week and captured as memories of their mom for the girls to hear and keep. Please send submissions to Carrie Leach.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas for visitation on Wednesday , July 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 13th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery.
Please send condolences to the above to email@example.com if you feel so inclined. Donations may be made to an Education Fund for Megan and Avery’s Education.
EVELYN MAY ATKINSON
MAY 19, 1932 - JUNE 28, 2023
With saddened hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, Evelyn Atkinson on June 28, 2023 at Bluewater Health in her 92nd year.
Loving mother of Terry (Pat) MacGregor, Rick (Sherry) MacGregor, Kathy Gabriel, Heather (the late Joe) Young, and step-mother of Karen Atkinson, Barb (Don) LeFeuvre, and Robert (Sharon) Atkinson. Cherished grandmother of Kerry (Dave) Spencer, Wayne (fiancée Emily Cote) MacGregor, John MacGregor, Amanda (fiancé Bill Riley) Nemirovsky, Christina (Tom) Poisal, Cassandra (Doug) Levitt, Erin (Brad) Lamoure, Tom (Morgan Smith) Gabriel, MacGregor (Jennifer) Young, Dawson Young, and step-grandmother of Penny (John) Churchill, David (Tracy) Quinn, the late Chris Lee, and Patrick Lee. Treasured great-grandmother of 9, step-great-grandmother of 4, and step-great-great-grandmother of 2. Predeceased by her beloved husbands Jack MacGregor (1984) and Stan Atkinson (1999), parents Sidney and Gladys, and by 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Evelyn will be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family, and many dear friends. Evelyn was a lifetime bookkeeper and a longtime volunteer and member of Community of Christ. She was a talented baker and was the Shortbread Cookie master.
A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation held prior from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A live stream of the funeral service will be available on Evelyn’s memorial page on the Smith Funeral Home website. A private family interment will take place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or World Accord (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Photo by John Weese. Copyright Community of Christ. Used with permission.
Mission Centre President, Vonda Den Boer, shares reflections of her conference experience...
Friends, Brothers, Sisters
We know many of you were not privileged to attend World Conference this year so I would like to share some thoughts about the experience. The Mission Centre Presidency team was fortunate to travel and stay together at conference which fostered an opportunity to discuss lots of outstanding issues. That alone was a blessing.
One can never truly share how an experience touches us, but I will attempt to portray the essence of my experience at conference. For me, World Conference is a time when our enduring principles of the worth of all persons and of unity in diversity is clearly evident. Walking into the Auditorium and seeing people from many cultures and knowing that they share the same faith story is so uplifting. Although this conference was smaller, we still had representation from all over the world. And many were dressed in their cultural style. I heard many languages but mostly heard the language of love... Click button below to continue reading
Plan now to attend World Conference 2025 May 30 – June 6 in Independence, MO. Conference is an experience that will enrich your spiritual journey in surprising ways whether you attend as a delegate or a guest.
World Conference resolutions for discussion must be passed by Mission Centres at a Mission Centre Conference and must be submitted to World Church by Mission Centres one year in advance of the gathering. Submissions should address significant issues that would concern the entire church and propose actions that are clear, readily implementable, and directly address concerns raised. If your congregation wishes to submit a resolution for legislation, the deadline to submit to Canada East Mission is April 5, 2024. A Mission Centre Special Conference would then be held to consider any possible items. International Headquarters will provide an opportunity to learn more about drafting resolutions at an online gathering to be held in August. Watch for details coming soon.
Click above to access registration form. Send completed form to Doug Bolger via email or regular mail. Don't forget to send your deposit via e-transfer or cheque!
Join us LIVE from Chilliwack, British Columbia, as we continue our transformative journey exploring the parables of Jesus. On this special occasion we consider The Parable of The Sower in Luke 8:5-8! 🌾📖 Our speaker is Bob Riley, a member of the local congregation. Chilliwack has been an integral part of the Beyond the Walls global community since 2020. We are thrilled to present Beyond the Walls from their sanctuary!
Our choir premieres CCS 153 - Listen in the Silence.
Worship with the global community on Facebook or YouTube:
📅 Sunday, June 25, 2023.
⏰12:00 PM or 6:00 PM EDT.
SLIM (Sharing Love in Mission) - 1:45 p.m. ET - Don Robb presiding. Theme: Courage and the Scripture of the Good Samaritan. Multiple testimonies as well as opportunity for all to share thoughts on: Where do you feel called to Serve? What elements of your life lead to your desire to serve? Contact Don Robb for Zoom details.
Other Online Ministries are available from many varied places for you to connect with.
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