Updated Guidelines for Communion, Priesthood Release for Cause9/23/2019As announced at the 2019 World Conference, the First Presidency was preparing updated Guidelines for Serving the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion). After receiving feedback from the church and priesthood quorum and orders, the Presidency is releasing these updated guidelines.
Included are principles for providing online participation in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. During his closing message to the World Conference and church, President Steve Veazey shared these words of counsel:
Technology presents opportunities for involvement in sacraments by priesthood members and participants in separate locations. The First Presidency will act in its calling as chief interpreters of scripture, revelation, and church policies to provide procedures for offering sacraments in new situations while upholding essential meanings and symbols of the sacraments. As the church explores new opportunities for sharing sacraments, direction will come as needed through inspiration and wisdom.
Additional meaning is waiting to be discovered in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Renewing covenant with Jesus Christ includes the call to live as peaceful human beings who personify Christ’s peace.
Spiritual blessing will be experienced when this call is emphasized as a vital aspect of the sacrament. Cherish opportunities to be spiritually formed by Christ’s sacred meal of remembrance, reconciliation, renewal, and peace.
WCR 1316 Priesthood Release for Cause was approved at the 2019 World Conference. In response, the Presidency is releasing updated administrative procedures.
Members of the Council of Twelve Apostles will develop educational opportunities to assist local leaders in the implementation of the Guidelines on Serving the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and new administrative procedures for priesthood release for cause.
The documents can be found here and here.
Hills of Peace Camp Grounds Open Invitation to Tender
We are pleased to open the following project as an Open bidding project for Renovations of our Craft Building at the Hills of Peace Campgrounds
near Capt Ayre Lake in the RM of Provost.
Opening Date of this tender to be August 1 2019 to September 30 2019 Site visit to be determined based on response approx, early September 2019.
For a tender package you can email; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306 961 8528
If you need more details of information, ask for Mike Mitchell.
Scope of work to include but not limited to the following trades; General Contractors, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical.
Start of work to be based on bids and contractor’s availability as well coordination of work that needs to be done, projected start date October 2019 must be finished by May of 2020.
The Samish Island Campground Association Board of Directors is seeking a Camp Manager/Caretaker to oversee facility and business operations of this campground. The property is located on the Salish Sea in the Northwest Washington State, USA. Surrounded by water and set in a beautiful agricultural valley, this area boasts excellent educational opportunities (K-12, Community College, and University), outdoor activities, culture, and cuisine. The position will be available in November, 2019.
Compensation consists of a salary, home (unfurnished), utilities (including Internet and cable), meals, (when camps are in session), wonderful people and amazing scenery.
Managerial competencies should include: computing, scheduling, accounting and communication skills.
Caretaking competencies should include; operating light machinery, light carpentry, electrical and plumbing work. It is preferred that applicants be willing to serve for 3 to 5 years. A deadline for receipt of applications is October 19, 2019.
A template Employment Agreement including a Job Description and an Application Form are available by contacting Jim Fish, Board President, at 425-483-3474 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Postponed until 2020
Join Brian Carwana as he teaches us about other faith communities followed by visits to their houses of worship. When we understand and meet with people of other faiths it brings us all closer together.
Our home base will be at 7953 120 St, Delta, BC V4C 6P6
Registration is open for the Nurturing Silence Retreat at Samish Island October 25-27, 2019. www.cwm.events/
Perhaps you’re interested because life seems too busy, and there is a part of you that simply longs to slow down, to “Be still, and know….”. Maybe there’s a part of you that yearns for a quieter, gentler way of being, but you’re not sure how to get there. Maybe you’ve already tasted the sweetness of silence and there’s a longing in you to go deeper, to listen to the whisper of Spirit. Maybe you’re curious about spending an entire weekend in silence in a spiritual community, but also a bit afraid of what you might find if you really took time to slow down and pay attention to your innermost thoughts and feelings. Maybe you just need to rest. Perhaps all the above, or none of the above. We all have our own reasons. Yet regardless of why you came, please know that “All is welcome here”: all your thoughts and doubts and tears, all of your love and joy and laughter, all of who you are, and all of who you are becoming. Your voice is welcome here, your unique voice that will emerge out of the silence.
“Silence is not the absence of sound, but the presence of everything”. You are part of that sacred presence.
Beware of False Emails and of Your Own Email Security
Steve Thompson has had people contact him about receiving suspicious emails that say they are from him but clearly are not.
If you receive an email that seems to make an odd request – such as to email him or call him immediately, or to log on to some website using your personal information or your email information – please do not respond to it. Forward it to Steve so he is aware of it.
The emails have all had email addresses that are clearly not Steve’s email address. Please check that first. It will be a certain clue.
Here is a good, brief, webpage that discusses the difference between “spoofing” and an account being “hacked:” https://blog.itfreedom.com/blog/hacked-spoofed. Steve’s situation is probably one of being “spoofed.” The page presents good information of which all email users should be aware.
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