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2018 Registration Information


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Please register and pay online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com. Alternatively, send your completed Reunion Registration Form and full payment to Attn: (name of reunion), Community of Christ, PO Box 60227, Renton WA 98058. Make any checks payable to "Community of Christ." All payments will be processed when received. Advance freewill offerings cover costs not included in the registration fee and are appreciated to help meet the reunion budget.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Receive a discounted registration fee when registration and full payment are received or postmarked on or before the Early Bird deadline.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Final registration and payment deadline is noted for each reunion. Registrations postmarked after the Registration deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the Reunion Director.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Please notify Jill Brunette of your need to cancel as soon as possible. Refunds will be made as follows:
  • Before Registration Deadline: 100%
  • On or after Registration Deadline, prior to the first day of reunion: 2/3
  • On or after first day of reunion: No refunds

    PART-TIME & DROP-IN:
  • Attending During One Meal Time, No Overnight Stay: If you attend reunion during a single meal time (whether or not you eat the meal) and do not stay overnight, RSVP directly with the Reunion Director. A Reunion Registration (online or form) is not required. A single drop-in meal fee will be payable on site. Single drop-in meal fees:
         - Adult Reunion at Samish Island: $10 per person
         - Family Reunion at Lewis River: $6 per person (ages 11 & up), $4 per child (ages 5-10), and free for ages 4 and under
         - NW Singles Reunion at Samish Island: $10 per person
         - Family Reunion at Samish Island: $10 per person (ages 12 & up), $5 per child (ages 6-11), and free for ages 5 and under
         - Family Reunion at Remote: $6 per person
  • Attending During Two or More Meal Times, No Overnight Stay: If you attend reunion during two or more meal times in a day (whether or not you eat both meals) and do not stay overnight, RSVP directly with the Reunion Director. A Reunion Registration (online or form) is not required. Your director will provide you with your fee, payable on site.
  • Any Part-Time Overnight Stay: If you plan to stay the night on site for any length of time, you must complete and return a Reunion Registration Form and pay the daily rate indicated on that form.

    SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Our cooks do their best to meet the special dietary requirements and food allergy needs of our campers. Sometimes those needs cannot be met due to limited cooking staff. It is a best practice to bring some personal food with you to supplement what is provided. Please only indicate a special dietary requirement if this is reflective of your everyday diet.

    EVENT RULES: Not following the printed or announced rules and reminders of camp may result in you and your family being asked to leave the camp experience.
  • Participate in a daily work assignment if physically able.
  • Follow the health, safety and property care rules of the campground.
  • Be courteous and respectful of others and their property.
  • No pets of reunion campers allowed on campground property.
  • Do not possess or use recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, alcohol, or illegal drugs on campground property. Do not use e-cigarettes or tobacco products on campground property.
  • You must be the parent or legal guardian, or have consent of the parent/legal guardian, to register and/or sponsor any child/youth under the age of 18.
  • Sponsors of children and youth must be a minimum of 21 years of age or older AND a minimum of 5 years older than the children and youth they are sponsoring. Children and youth must stay with their sponsor, who is responsible for their whereabouts and behavior. Children and youth are those under the age of 18.
  • Community of Christ is not responsible for any lost or stolen items at reunion.



    Reunions: "Breathe New Life"


    Adult Reunion @ Samish: June 9, 3 pm to June 14, 12 noon

    ďBe mindful of the changing of life's seasons, of the passage from the springtime of childhood and youth to the winter years of lifeĒ (D&C 161:4b). No matter where you are on your path in life, God calls you to service. Our individual unique, diverse gifts and life experiences bring rich blessings to the body of Christ. Throughout our week together, we will seek to better understand the balance between continued service and personal renewal. By exploring the concept of grace by faith, we will discover anew our individual and collective calling as disciples of Christ.

    Adult Reunion includes all people, ages 18 to 118. Activities include communion, preaching services, daily prayers services, afternoon chats, as well as relaxing time to visit, enjoy nature walks, and sing. There will be no activities planned for children or youth.

    REUNION MINISTRY
    Barbara WaldenBarbara Walden, serves as the Executive Director of the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation. She previously served as the site director of the Kirtland Temple from 2002-2009. Barbara received a bachelorís degree in history from Graceland University and a masterís degree in museum studies from the Cooperstown graduate program. Barbara and her husband, Jody, live in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Sean LangdonSean Langdon serves as the GPNW Mission Centerís Invitation Support Minister, Camping Ministries Director, and Youth Ministries Specialist. He is a Seventy. See a full bio.

    DIRECTORS
    Susan Oxley: 425-226-2771
    Mary Richardson: 253-380-3078
    Susan Webber: 253-370-8840
    AdultReunion@CofChrist-GPNW.org

    EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: May 11
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 25

    Early Bird Fee
    Paid on or before 5/11
    Registration Fee
    Paid 5/12-5/25
    Stay Who
    $245 $294 Full time Adult (ages 18 & up)
    $49/day $52/day Part time Adult (ages 18 & up)

    Register online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com



    Family Reunion @ Lewis River: June 24, 2:30 pm to June 29, 12 noon

    Enjoy the renewal of friendships and the wide range of ages joining in fun and fellowship at Lewis River Reunion! Families gather around the creek. Children and grandchildren play with glee. Teens reconnect with old friends. Adults gather for chats under a tree. The adventurous explore the waterfalls up the hill or swim in the river below. Music, laughter, learning, new opportunities for discipleship, and sharing oneís heart are all possibilities within the weekís experience.

    View the schedule!

    REUNION MINISTRY
    Linda BoothLinda Booth is president of the Council of Twelve Apostles assigned to the South Central USA Mission Field. She is also Director of Communications for Community of Christ. Her past assignments include serving as secretary of the Council of Twelve Apostles, director of Herald House, liaison with Contemporary Christian Ministries; Graceland Campus Ministries; Central USA Mission Field; and the Central Development Area. She was pastor of the Olathe, Kansas, Congregation and counselor to the president of the Quorum of High Priests. A native of Independence, Missouri, Linda received a bachelorís degree in journalism and communication from the University of Kansas and a masterís degree in religion from Community of Christ Seminary.

    Bill McFarlinBill McFarlin is a bishop and serves as field support minister for the West USA Mission Field. Bill received a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic and a masterís degree in Christian ministry from Community of Christ Seminary.

    Kim NatenKim Naten, a High Priest, is our GPNW Mission Center President. See a full bio.


    DIRECTOR
    Janelle Jegglie: 541-926-4864
    LRreunion@CofChrist-GPNW.org

    EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: May 25
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 8

    Early Bird Fee
    Paid on or before 5/25
    Registration Fee
    Paid 5/26-6/8
    Stay Who
    $350 $420 Full time Family (4 or more, parents & dependent children from same household)
    $95 $114 Full time Individual (ages 5 & up; ages 0-4 FREE)
    $70/day $84/day Part time Family (4 or more, parents & dependent children from same household)
    $19/day $23/day Part time Individual (ages 5 & up; ages 0-4 FREE)

    Register online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com



    Northwest Singles Reunion @ Samish: July 1, 4 pm to July 5, 12 noon

    Northwest Singles Reunion is an annual gathering at Samish Island Campground, where single, widowed and divorced folks gather in a WELCOMING community to share in fellowship, education, activities, and worship together!

    REUNION MINISTRY
    Pam CressPam Cress, GPNW Adult Formation Specialist, has served as a full-time minister in Community of Christ for 16 years. She holds the office of Evangelist. Pam has a masterís degree in education and speech-language pathology from Wichita State University. She has also completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, attended seminary at Graceland University, and completed studies for certification as a Spiritual Director. Pam has owned a private practice clinic in speechlanguage pathology and worked as a certified hospital chaplain before entering full-time ministry with the church. Her roles within the church have included Coordinator of Wholeness Ministries, Mission Center President for two jurisdictions, and Spiritual Formation/Discipleship Formation ministries on the North Central Field Apostolic team. She is passionate about deepening discipleship and equipping leaders for mission. Pam and her husband, Eric, have been married for 37 years and live in Bonney Lake, Washington.

    DIRECTORS
    Susan Webber, 253-370-8840
    Tom Webber, 253-320-4474
    SinglesReunion@CofChrist-GPNW.org

    EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: June 1
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 15

    Early Bird Fee
    Paid on or before 6/1
    Registration Fee
    Paid 6/2-6/15
    Stay Who
    $180 $236 Full time Adult (ages 18 & up)
    $45/day $54/day Part time Adult (ages 18 & up)

    Register online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com



    Family Reunion @ Samish: July 8, 2 pm to July 14, 12 noon

    There are so many good things that happen during this week that itís hard to name all of them. Some of the highlights are the ďSalmon BarbecueĒ on Thursday evening, baptisms in Lake Freestad on Friday afternoon, and, of course, the multitude of children discovering Samish to be a special place.

    What would you like to do at reunion this year - cook, teach, plan worships, afternoon activities? It does take a village. This will be my last year as director. After 12 or so years, itís time to pass the baton. Who will step up? Weíll see you in July!

    View the schedule!

    REUNION MINISTRY
    Steve VeazeyStephen M. Veazey is president of Community of Christ. Prior to his ordination on June 3, 2005, he served as a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles, the leading missionary quorum of Community of Christ. He is the eighth president of the church and the second who is not a direct descendant of church founder Joseph Smith Jr. He was ordained as president of seventy at the 1988 World Conference and as an apostle at the 1992 World Conference. In April 2002, Steve was set apart as president of the Council of Twelve and was the director of Field Ministries. His responsibilities also included Church Planting Ministries and Young Adult and Campus Ministries. His past assignments include missionary and administrative work in the Southern USA Mission Field; the Africa/East Central Field; the Ontario, South Central, and East Central Regions; apostle for SPECTACULAR; Outreach Ministries commissioner; the North Central Region; Advanced Leadership Studies at International Headquarters; and African American Ministries. Born in Tennessee, he received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Arts in religion from Park College, Parkville, Missouri. Steve was an executive minister to the Fremont Congregation in California, and was in charge of a missionary development project for the San Francisco Bay Stake. Steveís other church activities include serving as young adult minister to the Pacific Northwest Region; director of youth camps and seminars; field associate for a young adult campus ministries office; presiding elder; and counselor to the pastor in Paris, Tennessee.
    Cathi Cackler-Veazey
    Cathleen (Cathi) Cackler-Veazey has a varied background in volunteer management, strategic planning, leadership development, diversity education/advocacy, non-profit board leadership, and development. She served as Community of Christ Temple Service Center director, Human Resource Ministries coordinator, and Comprehensive Development coordinator. She is a leadership development consultant, career transition consultant, and development specialist. She holds the priesthood office of high priest. A native of Independence, Missouri, she attended Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa; received a bachelor of science in recreation/outdoor education from Indiana University; a master of science in leisure studies from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri; and a PhD in curriculum and instruction: adult learning and development from the University of MissouriĖKansas City. Cathi has done post-doctoral work in environmental studies through Southern Illinois University, in Edwardsville.Steve Pomeroy

    Steve Pomeroy is our Mission Center Financial Officer, currently serving in the office of High Priest. See a full bio.

    DIRECTOR
    Cindie Ellwanger: 253-333-0010
    SamishFamilyReunion@CofChrist-GPNW.org

    EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: June 8
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 22

    Early Bird Fee
    Paid on or before 6/8
    Registration Fee
    Paid 6/9-6/22
    Stay Who
    $249 $299 Full time Adult (ages 12 & up) - first two
    $192 $230 Full time Adult (ages 12 & up) - each additional
    $162 $195 Full time Youth (ages 6-11)
    $12 $15 Full time Child (ages 0-5)
    $42/day $50/day Part time Adult (ages 12 & up) - first two
    $32/day $38/day Part time Adult (ages 12 & up) - each additional
    $27/day $33/day Part time Youth (ages 6-11)
    $2/day $3/day Part time Child (ages 0-5)

    Register online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com



    Family Reunion @ Remote: August 4, 2 pm to August 10, 12 noon

    Itís Remoteís 51st Anniversary! Not quite the same celebration as the 50th, but another great experience will be had. We are really looking forward to welcoming the entire West USA Mission Field Leadership Team as our guest ministry. There will be powerful worships, engaging classes for all age groups, intergenerational fellowship services, lively chats, and MUCH MORE! Plan now to be baptized in a special worship at reunion this year! Contact the director if youíd like to donate towards the reunion fee for a young adult in financial need.

    REUNION MINISTRY
    Ron HarmonRon Harmon is an Apostle, assigned to the West USA Mission Field. Ron has a bachelorís degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, a masterís degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix, and a masterís degree in religion through Community of Christ Seminary.

    Larry McGuireLarry McGuire is President of Seventy for Quorums 3 and 10, with geographical emphasis in the West USA Mission Field. Larry received a bachelorís degree from Graceland College and a masterís degree in religion from Park College in Missouri.

    Bill McFarlin is a bishop and serves as field support minister for the West USA Mission Field. Bill received a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic and a masterís degree in Christian ministry from Community of Christ Seminary.
    Bill McFarlin
    Pam Cress is our GPNW Mission Center Adult Formation Specialist. She holds the office of Evangelist. See a full bio.

    DIRECTORSPam Cress
    Sean Langdon, 425-293-6366
    Katie O'Keefe-Knobel: 541-350-3258
    RemoteReunion@CofChrist-GPNW.org

    EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: July 6
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 20
    Early Bird Fee
    Paid on or before 7/6
    Registration Fee
    Paid 7/7-7/20
    Stay Who
    $450 $540 Full time Family (up to 2 adults & 6 children or 4 adults residing in the same household)
    $180 $216 Full time Individual (ages 12 & up)
    $150 $180 Full time Youth (ages 4-11)
    $60 $72 Full time Child (ages 0-3)
    $75/day $90/day Part time Family (up to 2 adults & 6 children or 4 adults residing in the same household)
    $30/day $36/day Part time Individual (ages 12 & up)
    $25/day $20/day Part time Youth (ages 4-11)
    $10/day $12/day Part time Child (ages 0-3)

    Register online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com



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    Links

  • Online Reunion Registration

  • Paper Registration Form

  • Campground Directions

  • 2018 Camping Booklet




  • What to Bring

    ❏ Appropriate clothing and shoes
    ❏ Toiletries, towels, washcloths, and sunscreen
    ❏ Insect repellent and protective clothing
    ❏ Bedding
    ❏ Swimwear
    ❏ Spending money for snacks at canteen, if desired (for family reunions only)
    ❏ Lawn or beach chair, if desired
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