Written by Gwyn Beer
Canada West Mission Centre Co-President
I attended a retreat a few weekends back! Nurturing Silence Retreat that had 2 wonderful facilitators in Jonathan Prescott and Vickie MacArthur. Listening with love combined contemplative practices:
I was generous to myself for the weekend. I really needed and enjoyed the time spent at the retreat.
Creating Connection is one of the programs from Community of Christ. All programs cost to implement and the fees applied to the retreats and camps need to cover the cost of putting them on. All are welcome to join the programs and should not be denied the opportunity to attend. Through the generosity of others with financial assistance, subsidy programs are available.
Youth camps and family reunions have a fee attached and all are asked to register. The fees cover the cost of food, accommodations, class materials and craft supplies. Hills of Peace and Samish Island have year round expenses that need to be covered as well. The maintenance of these properties is something all of us can help with through financial generosity and through physical efforts at work parties.
Our pilgrimage to next year’s camps and retreats begins now. Consider how you can mindfully set aside resources - time, talents, and treasure - so you can be prepared to take part in this meaningful ministry. At these gatherings we come together as a mission centre to experience unity in diversity, learn and grow.
We love our campgrounds! Consider making a donation to sustain your campground. E-transfer funds & write a cheque.
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
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