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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Yesterday’s blog provided a quick sketch of the morning activities at the CEM conference, and held out the possibility of a report on the afternoon’s activities another day. Today seems to be that day. The following is a very quick sketch.

Highlights of the afternoon (actually I think it was still morning) included a thank-you presentation of a lovely pot of flowers to Marion Smith for her retirement, coming up much too quickly in two weeks time. The unthinkable is happening folks. Please feel free to call, write, or email to show your appreciation to Marion for the many years of amazing support and ministry she has given to all of us.

Mike Hewitt presented an excellent report on how the mission centre budget is supporting mission, and how the very important camp and reunion program is supported. We then received a motion for the Canadian Peace and Justice committee calling on the Canadian Government to better identify and label GMO foods, and provide information to consumers on what it all means. The motion passed.

The conference then considered four calls to the ministry of High Priest in Community of Christ. The four candidates are each part of the Mission Advocate system initiated this past year, so are already serving in a “Minister of Vision” capacity. The sharing of testimonies concerning these calls was rich in love and bathed in Spirit. The four calls were approved, and a wonderful ordination service followed. I truly believe all were blessed.

The day ended with a reception for Marion Smith and the four ordinands. It was a lovely day, and many fine comments have been received since from those who were there. As I look at this report, however, it seems a little flat, rather like black and white words on a page. The point is that get the full benefit of this wonderful day, you really had to be there. If you were, you will know what I mean. If you missed it...well...I’m afraid you missed it.

May you be blessed as you seek ways to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ in your own life.

Posted by Carman


  1. Thanks Carman for reminding us of the wonderful day we shared at the conference on Sat. Your blog yesterday and today certainly didn't seem like flat words on the page to me but then I was there!

  2. You are welcome, and glad you were there!.



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