Today I will highlight two events that you might have missed that may be worth going back to have a look at, and two events that are coming up that will certainly be worth putting on your calendar.
First, did you know that Wednesday, September 22, was officially designated by the United Nations as the “International Day of Peace?” In recognition of this event the daily prayer for peace from the Temple in Independence focused on this theme. Here is the announcement from the World Church Announcements page that provides the links relevant to the Daily Prayer for Peace:
International Day of Peace Online Event on 21 September
An online observance of Daily Prayer for Peace will focus on the International Day of Peace.
Apostles Richard James, Mareva Arnold, Janné Grover, David Nii, Art Smith, Bunda Chibwe, Robin Linkhart, and Carlos Enrique Mejia recorded sections of the service, which can be seen on the Community of Christ Facebook page. (NOTE: You may need to scroll down to find the recording of the service.) Some portions of the event will be in English, some in Spanish, and some in French. Participants can follow the script online. You do not need to be a Facebook member to watch the video.
Second, did you know that this past Sunday, September 19, was “Heritage Day” for Community of Christ? This is an annual day intended to encourage some concentration on the church’s rich history. You might enjoy watching a recording of the Beyond the Walls Service from Toronto, which consisted of a festival of hymns from different eras of the church as well as presentations of historical information by various persons.
Coming up THIS SATURDAY, September 25, is the official unveiling of the “Testimony Tapestry” website. See the full announcement elsewhere in this edition of the Weekly Wire.
Then, in follow up, don’t miss the Beyond the Walls Service the next day, Sunday, September 26, for a special service also highlighting “A Tapestry of Testimony.” Watch it live on YouTube or catch a recording of it later at the same link.
These weekend events will both feature Apostle Art Smith presenting this unique and important project to bring together voices of testimony from across Canada.
I hope you will enjoy some or all of these online opportunities.
As always, I pray for you God’s blessings of joy, hope, love, and peace in these challenging times.
Canada West Mission Centre President
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