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Merrielee Wright's Retirement Luncheon
Merrielee is one of those people that make a positive impact in your life.

REACH Update: December 4, 2014
Hard to believe that in a few days we will be putting away all the Christmas “stuff” and welcoming in 2015!

SDACC K-12 Board of Education: BC Report
The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (British Columbia Conference) is to REACH British Columbia & the Yukon with a Christ-centered message of HOPE and WHOLENESS. As Conference leaders we are committed to do all we possibly can to...

Haircut for a Cause

RELAUNCED! Kelowna Silver Tips Pathfinder Club
After several years of inactivity, the Kelowna Silver Tips Pathfinder Club officially relaunched Sunday, November 4. A special ceremony was held at Okanagan Adventist Academy for the occasion, and was followed by registration and refreshments in...

Anchored in Hope
125 ladies from various parts of British Columbia gathered together at Camp Hope from September 26 -28 for the BC Conference 2014 Women’s Fall Retreat. The theme Anchored in Hope was very appropriate as it brought hope and confidence to all who...

Abundant Life Welcomes Gamiel Gamugamu and Grace Zabala!
Gamiel Gamugamu and Grace Zabala of the Abundant Life Community SDA Church were baptized by Pastor Luis Bon, Jr. , professor and evangelist from the Philippines, on November 1st in Surrey, British Columbia.

Creston Church: Lifestyle Seminar 2014
On October 5-7, the Creston Church ran a lifestyle seminar dealing with obesity, hypertension and phytonutrients. Our presenter was Dr. Michael Snyder, a family practice physician from Bonners Ferry, Idaho who used the NEWSTART principles of...

Creston Church Fall Outreach 2014
For many years, the Creston Fall Fair has been a well attended annual event. Along with a variety of businesses and charitable causes, our local church has operated a display booth each year.

Shout to the North
Out of the 101 Seventh Day Adventist Churches in the British Columbia Conference, only one of the churches is actually in the Yukon. This church, the Whitehorse Seventh Day Adventist church, has been around since 1969. However, their current...

Promises
Jesus says in John 8:24, "For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

Young Adult Retention Summit
I am sitting in the GC Auditorium waiting for worship to begin (I am attending the NAD Year-end Meetings here in Silver Spring, Md) listening to the organ and piano playing a rendition of Blessed Assurance. Oh my, wish you could be here – it is...

What's Your Story?
We would like to produce a home grown magazine that can be placed in each of the guest rooms in the lodge.

BOD Update: October 19, 2014
The BC Conference Board of Directors (BOD) met on Sunday, October 19, 2014. We are happy to share with you some of the important decisions taken during that meeting:

Oakridge Welcomes Ellen Schaefers!

What is the Revolving Fund?
What is the Revolving Fund of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada? Your Questions Answered…

Ebola Crises: An Appeal
Right now, there are tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters who are suffering at the hands of the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In the last eight months, over 9,000 women, children, and men have been infected with the deadly...

Stress Management Seminar
Stress Management Seminar – On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Pastor Cameron Johnston led out in a Stress Management Seminar at the Rock Creek Medical Centre, Rock Creek.

Thanksgiving at the Senior Residence
Thanksgiving and Singing at the Senior Citizen Residence in Midway – On Sabbath, October 11, 2014, the Kettle Valley SDA Company celebrated Thanksgiving by bringing garden produce and baked goods to the Lord as shown in the attached picture.

YVR Chaplaincy Ministry
One of the busiest places today in British Columbia is Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Terrace: Revelation of Hope
I remember the first time my wife and I decided to visit a family member living in Florida. We were excited for the reason that our first born, Diamond, at the time 10 months will be able to enjoy the sun, sand, and the sea.

CASA Jr. Flag Football
Each school year different Adventist schools throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and sometimes the United States come together to participate in various sports programs. This year the CASA Junior Flag Football tournament was hosted by Okanagan...

MVCC Kitchen Staff and Ladies Retreat Week-end
We hosted a wonderful group of ladies at a retreat from another denomination, just a week after our own ladies retreat was held at Camp Hope. We have a great crew working in the kitchen and the food they make is excellent. It was baked potatoes...

Fall Comes to Camp Hope!
Middle aged man Winter is starting to stir. On the highest peaks(namely Mt Cheam) the first snows of the season made their inaugeral appearance.

Healthy Choices & Wellness Workshop
For 3 amazing days, the Parksville Seventh-day Adventist Church sponsored a cooking class held at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Parksville, BC from September 23-25. The purpose of this event was to connect with the community in a relevant and...

President's Update: October 23, 2014
Before I leave on the weekend for NAD Year End Meetings I wanted to send you an update on women’s ordination from the recent GC Annual Council held at the General Conference Headquarters.

Farewell To A Beloved Pastor
Pastors come and pastors go! That’s a fact of life, but it doesn’t make it any easier to say farewell to a much-beloved pastor and his wife.

Rutland Welcomes New Members
October 4, 2014, was a special Sabbath in the Rutland SDA Church for three precious individuals. Tianna Smith was accepted into church membership through baptism and Lurline Brown through profession of faith. In addition, a darling week-old baby...

Yolanda Fowler's Spiritual Journey
Yolanda Louise Fowler of the Gitxsan Nation, celebrated her New Birth in Jesus Christ, on her birthday! This is how she tells her story.

BOD Update: September 25, 2014
The BC Conference Board of Directors (BOD) had a Teleconference this past Thursday, September 25, 2014. Please find below some of the important decisions taken during that meeting:

BLIND CAMP: I Am Always There For You!
Each of the statements below have full stories behind them in and of themselves. This summer at blind camp we took the opportunity to put together comments, observations, and experiences from a week with some amazing people.

PCS Graduates First Grade 12 Class!
Much has changed in the past six years that I’ve spent at Peace Christian School (PCS) in Chetwynd. I remember my first year’s grade 7 social studies class. They were, to say the least, an eclectic group, full of life and personality.

ADRA: Enhancing One Life at a Time
Many times only the extraordinary stories of lives that were completely changed are presented and they touch many hearts. However, there are always smaller and more ordinary details that certainly contribute to make those stories so moving and...

New BC Conference Pastors
It is my pleasure to introduce to the British Columbia (BC) Conference constituency the new pastors who have joined our ministerial team since our 2013 camp meeting.

11th Annual Charity Golf Classic A Success!
On Monday, September 15, eighty golfers took to the beautiful links of the Redwoods Golf Course in Langley to raise money for the “Acts of Kindness” ministries of the Aldergrove Adventist Church. Each year this event brings in the resources...

Deer Lake School: Helping Communities
What would you do if you found an unconscious man lying on the sidewalk on your way to school one morning?

My Legacy
Knowing how you want to be remembered will dictate how you live your life today. I challenge you to consider and incorporate some or all of the following ways we can leave a legacy.

How Camp Changed Me!
The BC Conference has fully embraced the initiative of REACH. In this article you will learn of the transformation taking place every summer at Mountain View Summer Camp (MVSC).

2013-2014 Teachers Recognized!
During the 2013-14 school year the British Columbia Conference operated a school system that included five senior academies and a total of 15 schools scattered around the province.

Kettle Valley Adventurer Club Grand Finale
​The Kettle Valley Adventurer Club ended its year with a grand finale Investiture program on Saturday evening, June 7th, at the Westbridge Community Hall. 5 children, ages 4-8, received recognition and awards for completing their classwork and...

ALIGNMENT: Take It To The Streets 2013
Several Adventist churches in Vancouver, Burnaby, Westminster and Coquitlam joined with Creekside Community Church and The Crossing to helped "Take It To the Street 2013" become a reality.

Deer Lake School Campout 2014

AAJA Update: September 1

Homelessness Action Week 2014
BURNABY – Creekside Community Church has partnered with the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness to help address some of the urgent needs facing Burnaby residents who are ill equipped to deal with the onset of winter due to issues of poverty and...

Give-away Sunday in Kelowna
It’s not often that you find things being given away for free – things such as a wheelchair or a patio table and chair set or racks of clothes of all sizes, all in good or working condition. You may ask, “Is this for real?” But on a bright...

RUTLAND’S LOSS – ABBOTSFORD’S GAIN
Goodbyes are always difficult, especially when you are bidding farewell to someone who has played a vital role in so many aspects of the church program.

The HomeTeam 7-day Extreme Home Makeover
Our team is passionate about helping others and enhancing lives by providing home repairs for families in extreme need.

Resting in Jesus: Renee Wood
Beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend Renee Arini Wood unexpectedly went to sleep in Jesus on September 23rd, 2014.

Homelessness Action Week 2014
Join Deer Lake School & the Adventist Church in Vancouver, Burnaby, Westminster and Coquitlam as we help join the Homelessness Action Week!

Praise the Lord for Ashlee!
Ashlee Yap made her decision for baptism while attending Mountain View Summer Camp in 2013 at age 9.

Spring Break Vacation Bible School in Rutland
The Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church and Okanagan Adventist Academy (OKAA) joined forces to co-host a Vacation Bible School during spring break, last March.

Welcome to the Family Joel Bannis & Annie Ross!
Joel Bannis from Fort St. John and Annie Ross from Dawson Creek were Baptized in the Kiskatinaw River on September 13/14 by Pastor Cavin Chwyl.

2014 Prayer Weekend With Pavel Goia
The Hope, BC forecast for September 12-14 was for clear and sunny skies. The inside Camp Hope forecast was for warm hearts and smiles all around. It was with much anticipation that 100 guests came to hear author and pastor, Pavel Goia speak in a...

Father-Daughter Banquet
On April 27, 2014 one hundred twenty four girls and their dads had a spectacular time of commitment and celebration of their relationship - Key To My Heart Father-Daughter Banquet in stunning Langley Golf Course facilities.

Walls Go Up!
The Aldergrove Seventh-day Adventist Church is hoping to move-in their new facility in April 2015!

SILVER HILLS

BOD Updates: July 27, 2014
Greetings! The BC Conference Board of Directors (BOD) met on Sunday, July 27, 2014, during Camp Meeting. The meeting was very spiritually filled with many prayers and praises to God for His blessings. Please find below some highlights &...

Family Retreat 2014
Another meaningful Family Retreat was held June 25-28 on the beautiful grounds of Mountain View Conference Center.

In The News: NOJA

OSHKOSH! A First-Person Narrative.
Oshkosh. The event that only happens once every 5 years. Some Pathfinders would go as far as calling it the event of a lifetime. My name is Aaron. I’ve been a part of the Vancouver Mountain Lions since the beginning; five years ago. “That’s...

VBS at the Westminster Church
Westminster Church had an awesome VBS this summer. This year was the first year for leaders Michelle Sangar and Linda Glatts. It was extremely challenging, but it was very rewarding and worth all the hard work that was put into it.

Camp Hope Prayer Retreat
Retreat with Pavel Goia

2014 Camp Meeting REACH Magazine
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Ordination 2014
On Sabbath, July 26, at the annual British Columbia Camp Meeting, Hope, BC, Robert Rud, Josue Molina and Stevan Mirkovich were ordained to the Gospel ministry.

Is God in Total Control of YOU?
In 1954, Robert Munger wrote a booklet designed to help college students better understand what it meant to give Jesus their whole heart. My Heart, Christ’s Home is a meditation on the reality that as Christian’s, Christ comes into our lives...

Living In His Presence Means...
As we prepare for Camp Meeting 2014, the Seventh-day Adventist Church (British Columbia Conference) Office Staff would like to share with you what Living In His Presence mean.

Living in His Presence Through Difficult Circumstances
Because of their willingness to hide Jews from the Nazis, the Ten Boom family was sent to the notorious Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, where Corrie and her sister Betsie managed to stay together.

NO FEAR WHEN LIVING IN HIS PRESENCE
Twenty-six year old Ashley Smith had only lived in her apartment two days. She got out of the car and walked to the door. Fear flowed down her spine like ice water as a man came up behind her, stuck a gun to her head, and forced her inside.

Oakridge Celebrates Multicultural Day
On Sabbath the 28th of June Oakridge Adventist Church (OAC) celebrated it’s annual Multicultural Sabbath followed by a cultural banquet of foods from around the world.

The WAVE 2014
The Wave Camp Meeting

Living In His Presence Through the Fires of Affliction
His Aunt Florence had it. There she sat, day after day, tiny and crumpled, a prisoner of her wheelchair. Her limbs were withered and crooked. Her joints gnarled and knotted by crippling rheumatoid arthritis.

Camp Meeting 2014 Mini Concert Line-up!
Mini Concert

BOD Updates: June 1, 2014
Greetings! The BC Conference Board of Directors (BOD) met on June 1, 2014. Important decisions were prayerfully taken in order to impact God's Work in our territory.

Living in His Presence Radiates with Son-Shine
You have seen them. They are the most warm and gracious people. There is a glow about them. The goodness and the joy of the Lord emanate from their eyes. The love and the peace of God echo from their smile. The presence of God is so very evident...

I Need a Will
Anyone aged 19 years or older can and should create a Will.

50% of Canadians Without a Will
If You’re One of the 50% of Canadians Without a Will, Read On:

Wills Not Only for the Wealthy
A common misconception is that only the wealthy have an estate and need to prepare a Will. If you own investments such as real estate, RRSP’s etc., vehicle, or other personal effects, then you have an estate.

"I Shall Return"
In 1941, the World War II, the Japanese invaded the Philippines but it did not last long compared to the Spanish invasion of almost 300 years. That is because in 1945, Douglas MacArthur, a US Army General and Field Marshall of Filipino military...

Creston Welcomes New Members!
May 24, 2014 brought an end to Pastor Justice St. Hilaire's month long "Revelation of Hope" seminar at Creston SDA Church, resulting in 3 baptisms.

Healthful Living Program
Rock Creek, a small, picturesque BC community at the intersections of Highways 3 and 33 between Grand Forks and Osoyoos, is home to about 15 Adventists who are extremely active in reaching out to their neighbors by service.

PALLET HOUSE BUILD CHALLENGE
December 6, 2013 was a memorable day for the Rest Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church youth. We have planned to brave the winter nights and sleep in a pallet house we all built.

Growing an Adventist School in a Shrinking Market
Many North American Seventh-day Adventist schools are facing decreased enrollment due to a variety of factors: a shrinking Adventist or non-Adventist population in the area, Adventist families choosing other Christian or public schools, or the...

Stepping Stones Kindergarten Program!
Stepping Stones is a brand new North American Division-developed kindergarten program which integrates Bible, Math, and Language Arts into nine themes throughout the school year.

CONGRATULATIONS Jim & Stacey!
On Sunday, May 18,2014—the Surrey Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated the joyous occasion of the Wedding Ceremony for Jim Homewood and Stacey-Ann Gibbons! May the Lord bless you both as you begin your life journey.

BAGS OF LOVE
The Women’s Ministries Team in the Rutland Church in Kelowna, took this passage to heart and decided to do something that would reach out to a child in need, especially one who might be “orphaned” because of a parent’s drug addiction, or...

Vancouver Island Camp Meeting 2014
Island Camp Meeting 2014

Rodney Michael Boring: 1999-2014
After playing one of the best flag football games of his season, including a "pick 6" interception and return for TD. He tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident on May 4, 2014.

Resting In Jesus: Bernice Cornette
We are saddened to announced the death of our sister and friend Bernice Cornette, affectionately known as Mother B.

Grandmother Gets Extreme Homemakeover
B.C. grandmother gets extreme homemakeover | CTV Vancouver News

Kelowna Camp Meeting 2014
The weekend of May 2-3 was a time of Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal when the seven area churches of Kelowna plus those throughout the Okanagan Valley gathered at Okanagan Adventist Academy for their annual Mini-Campmeeting with DAVID...

High Penticton Sabbath
April 19th, 2014 was a high Sabbath in the Penticton Church as candidates were accepted into church membership through baptism and profession of faith. In addition, a precious baby boy was dedicated to the Lord.

Turning Green. Again.
The leaves are out. The bloomin' trees are blooming again. We are going green and that doesn't include our moss crop.

Renovation Rumours...Addressed
Perhaps you have heard some rumours of renovations in the MVCC lodge lobby and beyond. Perhaps there could be some truth to those rumours.

Volunteers - Cleaning up our Act!
Cynthia Hamilton has a green thumb. She also has some power tools and is not afraid of using them.

Getting Wired
Spring is here and things are hopping at the camp. A couple weeks back we had the Sparky Brothers back wiring the 0-2 Classroom. Our wonderful volunteer electricians were back at it again. Sparky Bill Catherall drove down from Prince George and...

Ted Andrews 1916-2014
Pastor Ted Andrews was 97 year old. A retired minister.

Douglas John Hosking 1942-2014
It is with sadness we announce the death of Douglas John Hosking, 71 at Kelowna B.C. on May 1, 2014. He was born on a Sabbath, July 18th, 1942 in Lindsey Ontario.

Welcome to the Family: Marv Sapeta!
May 3 Sabbath was a great day for Campbell River church and Comox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Churches as they celebrated Marv Sapeta's baptism and membership into the Campbell River Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Please Join Us in Prayer!
Pastor Steve Little called my secretary, Mary Pillai to give an update on the tragic accident that took place Sunday (May 4) on Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon involving two young people on their way home from the Kelowna Mini-Youth Camp...

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