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Monday, December 17, 2012


December 17, 2012

The Canada East Mission office is pleased to announce that Emily Whitworth will join the CEM beginning January 2, 2013 as our Young Adult Leader.

Emily brings her leadership skills as a graduate of Graceland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, with a Degree in Business Administration, with a focus on marketing and management. Emily has a wealth of leadership skills, interpersonal abilities, is a proven young adult leader and a member of the Community of Christ.

Emily can be reached at the church office at 390 Speedvale Ave E Guelph N1E 1N5
1-519-822-4150 ext 35
1-888-411-7537 ext 35 

Please join us in welcoming Emily.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Young Adult Event

Have you wanted Church to be more relevant to you and your friends? Have you ever wished Church recreated camping and retreat experiences? What if you had the opportunity to recreate "Church" for your generation? What would you do? What questions would you ask?
If you are 19-40 yrs and interested in recreating Church to meet the needs of your generation then join us to create the questions we need to ask and answer. Create the future of Church, leadership and training to meet your needs.
Bring friends, family and colleagues who want to recreate Church !

Sunday, January 20th, 2013,  12pm - 6pm  MAPLE LEAF GARDENS - 50 Carlton St. Toronto
BONUS: Skate at MAPLE LEAF GARDENS & FREE LUNCH - at noon, meet Doug Bolger Jr. (wearing Johnny Bower Leaf Jersey) at the Carlton Street entrance to Loblaw's on the ground floor of the Gardens (MLG) and get your $10 to buy your lunch. Eat together in Loblaw's, then by 12:40pm enter MLG and using the elevator/escalator go to the 4th floor. Proceed to Alumni Lounge on the north side of the arena by 12:45pm

Directed by: iLearn2 Professional Facilitator Douglas Bolger Jr.
Register by January 15th, 2013 to Doug Bolger Sr.


Friday, November 30, 2012

LaSalle Community of Christ Christmas Cantata

LaSalle Road Community of Christ Church (located at LaSalle & Bridgen Sideroads)
Saturday December 8, 2012.
Dinner 5:00pm   Concert to Follow  $5.00

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For reservations or information contact Carol 226 738- 0693
or Kelly at

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Canadian Peace & Justice Committee

As you may know World Church is wanting congregations to align their activities under the five Mission Initiatives. Here is an excellent way to start doing that for any congregation that serves coffee. Normally coffee would be a “Maintenance or kitchen expense.” But if a congregation purchases fair trade coffee, then you can take that expense and move it under the “Abolish Poverty, End Suffering” Initiative, because that is exactly what fair trade does – it helps coffee farmers break the cycle of poverty. Thus by spending very little extra, your congregational budget automatically aligns with that critical Mission Initiative. For the sake of impoverished coffee farmers around the world, we hope you will consider that wherever possible.

A second step that anyone can take is a follow-up to the letter that was sent by the entire Canadian church regarding the labeling of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). Specifically, you can sign a petition encouraging the adoption of a bill in Parliament devoted to precisely that purpose. Go to the Peace/Justice website  or simply go the Canadian website and click on the Peace/Justice badge and in the Latest News box you will see a link to the action. Informed choice is such a basic step, and yet we in Canada are not even at that stage yet regarding GMOs. Please consider helping nudge things along.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


# 54246 Eden Line, Aylmer
Thursday, October 25, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Adults $ 12.00 /  6-12 YRS. $ 6.00 / 5 & Under FREE

INFO – Isabella 519-842-3849 or Cheryl 519-765-1247

Monday, August 27, 2012

CCM Thankgiving Retreat

All are welcome to join in our CCM Thanksgiving Retreat at the Erie Beach Campgrounds
Friday October 5 from 6:00pm to Sunday October 7 at noon
Guest Ministry from Laurie Roming from Texas
Cost is $25.00 each and children under 12 years of age are free
To register call Nancy Knight at 519-683-1633 or e-mail:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Understanding Scripture Temple School Course

An Introduction to Understanding Scripture -  Temple School Course will be offered to anyone interested on November 9, 6;30pm - 8:30pm and November 10, 8:30am - 5pm at the Ottawa Community of Christ, 888 Byron Ave Ottawa. Instructor Robert Smith from Stratford.
Cost is $20.00 which includes text & credit.
To register call Pam Mooney (613) 821-5518 or e-mail

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Liskeard 100 ANNIVERSARY Celebration


The New Liskeard Branch of the Community of Christ is celebrating its 100 Anniversary this August 31 to September 2, 2012

Friday - Aug. 31 – 7:00 p.m. – Registration & Visiting
(Please bring items for the Silent Auction – Thank You)

Saturday - Sept. 1 - 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast – Free Will Offering
- 10:00 a.m. – Silent Auction Open
- 10:30 a.m. – Evangelist Clair Shepherdson presenting the book he has written about this branch of the Community of Christ, and a Remember When Sharing Time
- Activities for the children
- 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (on your own – lots of great places to eat around town)
- 1:00 p.m. – Welcome & Official Opening - Gymnasium
- 3:30 p.m. – Presentation Apostle Susan (Skoor) Oxley – World Church Apostle
- 5:30 p.m. – Silent Auction Closes
- 5:30 p.m. – Catered supper – register early – $20.00 only 100 tickets available
- 7:00 p.m. – Talent show (bring your talents & register) & Silent Auction
- 9:00 p.m. – Snacks

Sunday - Sept. 2 - Service – 10:00 a.m. – Apostle Susan (Skoor) Oxley
- Soup & Sandwich lunch (following church) – Free Will Offering
- 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Canadian East Mission Presentation – High Priest Carmen Thompson
- 7:00 p.m. – Euchre Tournament & other games.

1. Register so we have some idea how many to expect and register for the supper as well.
2. Order the book, “Celebrating a Century”, that Clair Shepherdson has written.
3. Bring items for Silent Auction – to help defray some expenses.
4. Bring talent for Talent Show i.e. musical instruments, stories, skits, YOU
5. Bring photo albums, memorabilia, etc. to display.
6. Bring a 12” x 12” scrapbook page or pages of a church or other organization activity that you experienced here. You might do one about someone who has passed away, or a special event i.e. party, class, group i.e. Scouting, Orioles, etc.. These will be posted around the walls as a “Remember When” and afterwards will be placed in a scrapbook album for remembrances.

Community of Christ Church – New Liskeard
Celebrating a Century 1912 – 2012

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________
Phone: _______________________
Number Adults Attending ____
Number Children (10 & under) Attending: ____
Number Adult Supper Tickets: ____
Number Children (10 & under) Supper Tickets: ____

Supper tickets $20.00 for Adult and $10:00 for Children under 10 (children under 3 free)

To reserve tickets please call (705) 647-7204, Linda & Kent Fielder or mail form to Linda & Kent Fielder, Box 707, New Liskeard, ON – P0J 1P0 or e-mail: Only 100 tickets are available. Registrations must be in by August 27, 2012.

Celebrating a Century 1912 – 2012
Community of Christ
New Liskeard

This is a historical book written by Clair Shepherdson. The cost of the book is $25.00. If you wish to have it mailed to you please add $16.00 for mailing. To order this book please fill in the area below.

Name: _____________________________________
Address: ___________________________________
City: ______________________________________
Postal Code: ________________________________
Comments: ___________________________________________________________

Please make cheque payable to: Clair Shepherdson, Box 525, New Liskeard, ON – P0J 1P0

Friday, May 4, 2012


Silent Metta Meditation Week at Ziontario
Starts: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Ends: Thursday, July 26, 2012 at noon.
$50. per person per day.
Contact David Morris 905-715-7027

Silent Metta Meditation Week at Ziontario
Starts: Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
Ends: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at noon.
$50. per person per day.
Contact David Morris 905-715-7027

Monday, April 2, 2012

Canadian National Conference - Final Video

We’re having a Canadian National Conference
on June 16th 2012!

Find out about the topics that will be discussed, get the tools to help you with your decision making process and find out which satellite location is nearest you. Apostle Susan Skoor will present you with a new thought each month until the conference begins so you can make informed decisions and make your voice heard.

Click here to see Apostle Susan Skoor’s final video invitation for Canadian National Conference Apples/Pears

“Get in on the conversation”

Friday, March 30, 2012

St. Thomas 135th Anniversary Celebration

St. Thomas Congregation 135th Anniversary Weekend 1877 - 2012
Guest Ministry: President Stephen M. Veazey
“Celebrating Our Past … Journeying Forward Together”
For directions and complete info click here.

Friday, May 4, 2012  Peace Awards Ceremony 7:00 p.m.
Light Reception to follow
(R.S.V.P. to Sara @ for numbers for reception)

Saturday, May 5, 2012“Celebrating Our Heritage”
Light Luncheon & Open House 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(R.S.V.P. to Sara @ for attendance at luncheon.
Free will donations gratefully accepted)
Workshops2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Catered Meal (ham & scalloped potatoes) 5:00 p.m.
Price: $15/per person (only 100 tickets available)
To reserve tickets, call the church office @ 519-633-1270 or e-mail Sara @  Payment can then be mailed to:
Community of Christ
Re: Anniversary Weekend
105 Fairview Ave.
St. Thomas, On N5R 4X7

Re-Seal of Cornerstone Contents 6:30 p.m.
Congregational Photo (front lawn - weather permitting)
Heritage Service with Praise Service Intro. 7:00 p.m.
Worship with Guest Speaker, President Stephen Veazey.
Contemporary Christian Hymns led by the Praise Band.

Sunday, May 6, 2012 “Journeying Forward Together”
Praise Service 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service with President Stephen M. Veazey 10:00 a.m.
Closing Banquet 11:30 p.m. Turkey Dinner
Price: $20/per person (only 100 tickets available)
To reserve tickets, call the church office at 519-633-1270 or e-mail Sara at  Payment can then be mailed to:
Community of Christ
Re: Anniversary Weekend
105 Fairview Ave.
St. Thomas, On N5R 4X7

The best opportunity for sharing and visiting with President and Mrs. Veazey is during the Open House scheduled on Saturday from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. due to a rather tight schedule for the remaining events of the weekend.

Remember, if you plan on attending the Open House to be able to personally visit with the Veazey's, please contact Sara at  so that she can convey numbers to those arranging for the luncheon on Saturday.

For youth or young adults coming, a time will be set up for you with President Veazey between 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity!

If tickets are sold out for meals or you want alternatives, check the following restaurants in St. Thomas;
Kings Buffet, St Thomas - 1063 Talbot St
Wendy’s Hamburgers - 1063 Talbot St
Boston Pizza - 860 Talbot St
Burger King - 939 Talbot St
Tim Hortons - 6 locations - 995 Talbot St, 1204 Talbot St, 280 Elm St, 60 Elm St, 191 Talbot St. Many other Restaurants to choose from.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Marriage Ministry Seminar - April 13th & 14th, 2012, Hosted by the Grand Valley Congregation and the Canada East Mission Community of Christ.
Friday, April 13, 7:00- 9:30pm - Registration & Preparing the Minister
What’s required of you
• Legal and administrative accountability
• Filling out personality profile (important for Saturday use)
(Please make every effort to be present for this important part of the seminar; there will not be time given on Saturday for extensive review.)

Saturday, April 14, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm - Gathering & Preparing the Wedding
• Spirituality
• Wedding preparation
• The Ceremony
• The Rehearsal
• Pre-marriage
• Post-marriage
• A walk-through of a wedding rehearsal (especially useful!)
• Sharing experience, frequently asked questions
 Final questions, evaluation and certificates

Lunch (provided by congregation)

Workshop leaders: Bishop Vivian Beeching and Russ & Mary Pirie who are certified marriage counsellors with extensive training and experience running pre-marriage workshops, marriage enhancement retreats and are both ordained ministers.

$35.00 (or $55 per couple) fee payable on arrival includes all course materials (cash or cheques payable to Community of Christ CEM)
To register, call Cheryl at the CEM office 888-411-7537 #21 or e-mail:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Canadian National Conference

                   We’re having a Canadian National Conference on June 16th 2012!

Find out about the topics that will be discussed, get the tools to help you with your decision making process and find out which satellite location is nearest you. Apostle Susan Skoor will present you with a new thought each month until the conference begins so you can make informed decisions and make your voice heard.

                  Click here to see Apostle Susan Skoor’s video invitation Open/Closed

                        “Get in on the conversation”

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Temple School Course - Servants of God's People

We would like to invite anyone interested in attending a Temple School PA 140 Elders: A Specific Pre-Ordination Required Temple School Course about understanding the roles and functions of the ministry of priesthood in the office of Elder.)

The class will be instructed by Marion Smith in Barrie at the home of Virginia & Joe Hodgins, 1826 Hwy#26, Minesing on Saturday February 25 and Sunday the 26. Please RSVP as soon as possible to . The cost is $20.00 which includes the text and course credit.
Friends, members and priesthood are all welcomed to join us for the weekend and billeting can be arranged for out-of-towners. For more information & directions, contact Matthew & Irina Swain at (705)797-0481.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Introduction from New CEM President

Pastors and Congregational Leaders:

It is with great enthusiasm and a loving spirit that I wish to introduce myself to those of you who know little or nothing of me.

I have been a part of the Canada East Mission staff since my appointment on

July 1, 2011 as Operations Manager to lead the logistics and budget for the Canadian National Video/Conference scheduled for June 16th, 2012. My responsibilities have involved many aspects of the CEM and I have been impressed with the programs, local initiatives, the people in leadership roles and the good spirit that resides throughout this Mission.

I was born in Chatham, raised in the church, baptised at the age of eight and then married the daughter of Maitland Street’s pastor, John E. Campbell. Nancy and I made our first home in early 1979 in Edmonton Alberta. I was ordained a Deacon in the Kensington Congregation in 1980. Employment searching brought us along with our two sons back to Ontario where we settled in Guelph in late 1983. While in Guelph our daughter was born in 1985.

I worked for a Consulting Engineering firm with emphasis in Environmental Testing with simulation of wind, snow and sun-shade. This career opportunity had positioned me to be part of the wind study on the Church’s Temple in Independence. I shared my experience which I will never forget with an article in the Herald. Since our children have a tendency for us to become involved, I was elected a Public School Board Trustee representing the City of Guelph from 1988-1991. The French Immersion program was part of my voice as I stood for future opportunity for the next generation.

I was called to the office of Priest in 1988 and then to Elder in 1994 in the Guelph Congregation. I was involved in various Leadership roles in the Guelph church as well as being their Pastor for several years.

I would think that you have sensed how much the church plays a role in my life. By using the term “Church”, I mean the people and my personal Lord and Saviour. God has now called me again from my comfort zone. I have been called to be a Leader, in this Mission of this church in this capacity. I feel that this is a new calling for me and that I am capable. However, like anything else in life, we require loving support, understanding, patience and a collective unified approach in order to see things accomplished with a will and determination, and in the name of the One we serve.

It is so motivating to hear and see many people gathering in the name of Christ. All members of our community are encouraged to be a beacon that collectively becomes that Christ- like signal in the community in which we find ourselves.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon us, upon YOU. That same Spirit that created our teacher, our friend and our saviour is the same Spirit that created each one of us. God values each person, and has created each one with purpose and in God’s divine image and likeness. Wow.

How can we keep from singing? Make your joyful noise and be part of that “Signal Community” that expresses the Peace of Christ in a world that struggles and is contrary to God’s will for creation.

We, yes YOU are called to change lives, one life at a time. Let the January rains be a symbol to all, God’s cleansing. Let the collecting flakes of snow be a reminder of the mighty power and mystery of our Creator, the majestic God that loves us. Let the seasons change, reflecting new growth, new leaves and new life unseen before. Let the beauty of Easter Lilies be a reflection of why Christ died on a cross and a reminder of life and purpose yet to be lived. Find that purpose in your life by kneeling before your God and start fresh, the commitment to serve the One that gives life, even everlasting life.

May this be a year of multiplying ministry, a year where you find peace and love and joy. May you seek to bring not only these, but hope to others in the name of the One you serve. Do “what matters most” and be about God’s business. Take the initiative to fulfil the Mission of Jesus. Understand “the enduring principles” as encouraged by the leaders of this great faith. Listen, and hear Jesus in your life.

May God add his blessings to our community in the Canada East Mission.

Tim Stanlick, CEM President
(888) 411-7537 #32

LaSalle Rd. Valentines Roast Beef Dinner

Valentines Day Roast Beef Dinner
Proceeds to go to the LCCVI Highschool Breakfast program
Tuesday February 14, 2012 6:00pm
LaSalle Road Community of Christ Church (corner of Brigden Road and LaSalle Line)
Cost - $10.00 for adults - reservation / $12.00 at the door no reservation / $ 5.00 Children (5-11)
Menu Includes:
Roast Beef and Potatoes with gravy
Two vegetables
Vegetable tray and roll
Special Valentine’s Day Dessert

For reservations contact:
Kelly Knight 519 882-8741 or
Janet Eves 519 864-1271 or

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Apostle Susan Skoor Speaks on Prayer

Click here to see Apostle Susan Skoor’s National Conference Video “Prayer

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