September 2015
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Inland West
Mission Center Conference
"All Are Called"

October 10-11, 2015
Whitehall, MT


Welcoming Guest Ministers
Apostle Ron Harmon, Robin Linkhart, President of Seventy, John VanDerWalker, Field Mission Research Assessment and Support Specialist, and Diana Hansen, Mission Funding Specialist


Cost $40
Rooms are available at the Whitehall Rodeway Inn.
There are rooms blocked for
Friday and Saturday nights under
Community of Christ for the following rates:
  1 queen bed – $70.00
      1 king bed – $70.00
   2 queen beds - $80.00

There will be election of delegates to the
2016 World Conference at this Conference.  

More information including how to submit your name here.
Also there will be a Dedication and Blessing of the new
Whitehall Sanctuary on the Sunday of Mission Center Conference.
Check out the
Conference flyer for more information
and a registration form
.
Also get information at http://www.cofchrist-iwest.org/

Letter from President Veazy: President Steve Veazy wants to provide the church with important information about World Church leadership transitions. His letter announces some anticipated changes, so planning can continue with this information in mind. A letter of counsel with additional details will be submitted to the June 2016 World Conference.  Read his letter here.
Nominations for Pastor and CFO of the year 
As is our tradition we will be honoring a pastor and congregational financial officer for our Pastor of the Year and CFO of the Year awards at Mission Center Conference.  Please send your nominations with a brief rationale for your nomination to John Chatburn at jchatburn@cofchrist.org.
Upcoming Mission Center Conferences:
We would like your input on the venue for upcoming Inland West Mission Center Conferences.  Please follow the link to take a brief survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6NYY5RX.
Baker City Congregation
The Baker City Congregation will be having a congregational celebration on September 27th at 10:30am - noon. This will be the last service in the Baker City church building before it is sold.  Please plan to join the Baker City Congregation as it celebrates its congregation life and transitions into a way of being a community of faith.
Mission Center Blog - Have you seen the new Mission Center blog.  It will serve by extending Spiritual care, prayer, evangelism and other manifestations of grace via digital medium.  There is a link to the blog on the Mission Center website homepage or you can find it by following this link: cofchrist-inlandwest.blogspot.com/
Congregational Focus:  Each month the Inland West Staff remembers selected congregations in prayer.  In September the Buhl, ID and Great Falls, MT congregations will be the focus.
Prayers Requested:  Irene Lemmon, the Financial Officer for the Hagerman, ID congregation, has been experiencing several health challenges in recent months.  Through her ministry of countless years she has touched the lives of many people with her generous love and joyful demeanor.  We ask that you remember her in your thoughts and prayers for healing and improved quality of life
Sock Monkey Sightings!
Where the monkey is spotted, John Chatburn must be nearby.  



Biggy is ready to go back to school!
 
Where will John Chatburn and JoAnn Fisher be in September?

John will be on vacation from September 9-13 and in Great Falls, MT on September 15th.
JoAnn will be providing ministry in Boise on September 6, in Deer Lodge, MT on September 20 and in Baker City, OR on September 27.
Let us know how your congregation is making mission real, so we can share in the next NewsBrief! E-mail us!

Pastors, please print a copy of this NewsBrief and have available to those in your congregation without e-mail. Encourage everyone with e-mail to subscribe to NewsBriefs by going to our mission center website www.cofchrist-iwest.org and clicking the link on the Events and News page.
From CofChrist.org

Save the Date! 

October 4, 2015 
6pm (CDT)

www.CofChrist.org
/presidents-address


Join President Veazey in a live webcast as he shares more about Words of Counsel and then stick around and ask him questions via email and social media. 
Contribution Update
We are excited to report that your generous giving met the $1 million world ministries mission tithes goal for the month of July. Year-to-date we are 1.2 percent ahead of the annual goal.
July contributions: $1,100,000
(10% above $1,000,000 monthly goal)
Year-to-date: $7,085,000
(1.2% ahead of calendar-year goal)
Please remember, the $12 million goal ($1 million each month) sustains a basic level of ministry that is lower than in years past. If we can exceed the annual tithing goal, it will allow the church to grow mission and begin to increase ministries around the world.
We share a vision of transformation that calls us to abundant generosity so we can engage in Christ’s whole mission. Let’s continue to explore what could be if we as God’s people respond to our true capacity.
Can you imagine an international reunion?
Worship, learning, games, and fellowship—all wrapped around World Conference. Mark your calendar for June 4–11, 2016, and plan to be in Independence, Missouri.

You may think this is just World Conference, but it will be so much more. Experience a picnic on the lawn, stay for fellowship at the Canteen after evening worship, be part of a worldwide community that is “One in Christ.”

Read more online at www.CofChrist.org . 
 

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