REACH Newsletter - October - 2018
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Conference Events 
October 26, 2018 

Greetings to all our BC Conference Members. We would like to share the events that are happening around the BC Conference during the month of October. 

If you would like your Church event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office:
Phone: 604 853-5451. ext 402

Click on the images / e-mail address / another website that is provided below the description to see more information for the event. 
W o r s h i p   A c a d e m y
October 27, 2018

Church in the Valley is hosting a day of worship training on Saturday October 27 from 9am to 5pm. If you are looking to further your understanding of worship and develop your skills as a worship team member then we invite you to come out. Join us as we worship together, dive deeper into the meaning of what it means to worship and hone our skills in breakout sessions with local professional musicians. 

Cost is $5 per person (Includes light breakfast and lunch).

To register & sign up for a break out session go to:

Breakout Session Options:
Vocal Training - Lead Electric Guitar - Audio (sound mixing) - Bass Guitar - Keyboard/Piano - Drums - Creating a Set List

Guest Speakers:
Joel Duntin & Ben Amoah

Church in the Valley address:
23589 Old Yale Road Langley BC V2Z 2K4
Women's Ministry
Sabbath & High Tea

October 27, 2018

Victoria SDA Church Women's Ministry
Sabbath & High Tea

Date:         Saturday  October 27, 2018
Time:        Worship: 10:40AM; Afternoon Tea: 5:00PM
Contact:   Cecilia Sagaste or Carolyn Tremblay
A O K   P u m p k i n  R u n
October 28, 2018

The AOK Pumpkin Run

We invite you to join Church in the Valley and our community on Sunday, October 28 for this family fun event! The Pumpkin Run will be our 4th Annual AOK Fun Run! This event is a family fun 5 km walk or run. 

This year the venue will be Krause Berry Farm in Langley. Entry fee is by donation & each child will get to take a pumpkin home from the patch! The race starts at 10:30 am. Come early for registration and warm up with some pumpkin spice as we get ready to support Acts of Kindness!

Date:        Sunday October 28, 2018
Time:        Race begins at 10:30AM
(Come early for registration)
O p e n   H o u s e

Are you considering an Adventist education for your child? Why not drop by during one of Deer Lake School’s Open House events this fall: 

Kindergarten - Mon. Oct. 29, 6-8 pm; 
Elementary (Gr. 1-7) – Mon. Nov. 5, 6-8 pm; 
High School (Gr. 8-12) –Mon. Nov. 19, 6-8 pm. 

You will be able to tour the school with a staff member and learn about the life-changing benefits of educating your child in a nurturing Christian community committed to mental, physical, spiritual and social excellence.

Please note application deadlines:
Kindergarten Jan. 15, 2019
Elementary and high school Feb. 15, 2019.
Details at

Deer Lake School


From Minors To Majors
November 3, 2018

"From Minors To Majors" -

Join us for an eclectic evening of musical talent from all our area churches. All ages welcome. There will be refreshments and a silent auction. 

#music#fundraiser @OCS1917 #eclectic

Date:        Saturday November 3,  2018
Time:        7-9 PM
Cost:        Suggested donation $10
(Funds raised go to support OCS)
G e t  A n s w e r s !
November 3, 2018

Get Answers!
Does God exist?  How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God?  Is evolution happening today?  If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions.  Come and hear Clarence Janzen expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth.  You'll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.

This is an issue that affects everyone.  Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife.  According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things.  At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account. At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.
To find out more:

Date:        Saturday November 3,  2018
Time:        5:00PM - Equipping the Saints
                 So What About Dinosaurs?
What Would You Ask God?
November 3-10, 2018, 7PM

7PM Nightly - November 3-10, 2018

Mission Seventh-day Adventist Church

33522 7th Avenue
Mission, BC  V2V 2E7

Call Ern: 604-302-0055



October 20, 2018

God's Church!

Greetings from Williams Lake! It is always a pleasure to visit this beautiful city with many friends here. So, today I will have the honour to share God’s Word with our Williams Lake Church family (morning) and to conduct a Family Seminar (afternoon). Please, pray for our church families, Williams Lake and Cariboo Central, here in Billy Pond.

I returned from the GC Annual Council in Battle Creek, MI on Thursday afternoon. It was a good experience to rub shoulders with friends and see the reports on the progress of God’s Work around the world. Then, this morning, I was touched by reading an e-mail that I received from a friend recently. I would like to share it with you.

“In The Acts of the Apostles (AA) Ellen White portrays the work of God’s people during the time of the early Christian Church. Notice the various descriptions of the church that she uses:

“The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency.” (AA, 9)

“The church is the repository of the riches of the grace of Christ; and through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to "the principalities and powers in heavenly places," the final and full display of the love of God.” Ephesians 3:10. (AA, 9)

“The church is God's fortress, His city of refuge, which He holds in a revolted world.” (AA, 11)

“Enfeebled and defective as it may appear, the church is the one object upon which God bestows in a special sense His supreme regard. It is the theater of His grace, in which He delights to reveal His power to transform hearts.” (AA, 12)

“God's church is the court of holy life, filled with varied gifts and endowed with the Holy Spirit. The members are to find their happiness in the happiness of those whom they help and bless.” (AA, 12)

“Christ is the fountain; the church is the channel of communication.” (AA, 122)

“The church is God's agency for the proclamation of truth, empowered by Him to do a special work; and if she is loyal to Him, obedient to all His commandments, there will dwell within her the excellency of divine grace. If she will be true to her allegiance, if she will honor the Lord God of Israel, there is no power that can stand against her.” (AA, 600)”

Despite the challenges that the God’s Church has faced, is facing, and will face until the second coming of Jesus, we should NEVER lose faith in the One Who has, is, and will always hold it together - John 17. That’s His promise… and He has NEVER failed to fulfill any of His promises! So, let’s CONTINUE to be faithful to the mission He has called & empowered us for, in His Name & by His Grace!

Please, let’s pray for the following spiritual retreats & equipping events at Camp Hope (registration available online):

1 - Health Share Weekend – Oct 26-28, Dr. Marcus Trayer and BC Conference Health Ministry Team.
2 - Youth Retreat “Search & Rescue” – Nov 09-12, Nathan Wahl.

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, D.Min.



October 13, 2018

God is in Control!

Greetings from Abbotsford! Today, my family and I will have the privilege to participate in the spiritual celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Richmond Church. The members are excited about this milestone in their church’s existence and are willing to recommit their lives to fulfill the mission in their community. Pastor Sima Sremac, one of their former and longest serving pastors, will be the main speaker for the occasion. Please, keep the Richmond Church family in your prayers!

We were (are) all shocked with the latest natural disasters that took place in different parts of the world. Yes, nature is groaning (Rom. 8:19-23). It is heart breaking to hear about these sad events and their consequences. Many times, the enemy tries to catch people’s attention through his ambassadors, unbelievers and mockers, during these happenings. They sow the seed of doubt by discrediting God’s creative and “controlling” power. They “whisper” that this world is out of control and all we are left with is this life -- so enjoy it to its fullest while it lasts … because tomorrow may never come.

Unfortunately, many people are led to believe that way causing them to live without any hope and spiritual expectation in their lives. Here and now is what they have -- a meaningless life, spiritually speaking. When I think about this, I am led to really appreciate what Christ did (and does) for me and the transformation He has done (still doing) in my life! I cannot even fathom the idea of what it would mean to live without the joy, hope, peace, and love that Christ brings to a life when He is enthroned in one’s heart. Then, I am reminded that soon nature will not be harmed or harm any of God’s children again. Because of sin we all suffer its consequences (Rom. 5:12). However, the enemy’s days are coming to an end and sin and unconfessed & unrepented sinners will deal with God directly. The same God Who is love is also justice. Sin needs to be eradicated for the good of nature, God’s faithful children, and of those who harbour it -- they would not be happy in a perfect place.
So, when we see what is happening in our world today, should only remember that our redemption is drawing near (Luke 21:28). As God’s ambassadors, we should never lose sight of the commission given to us by Jesus -- we are His witnesses (Matt. 28:19-20, Acts 1:8). Nature will be exuberant to its Edenic perfection again, and God’s children will enjoy His presence and Kingdom, forever! Let’s never forget this!

Please, let’s pray for the spiritual retreats & equipping events at Camp Hope:

1 - Men’s Ministries Retreat – Pastor Kevin Wilfley, this weekend.
2 - Health Share Weekend – Oct 26-28, Dr. Marcus Trayer and BC Conference Health Ministry Team.
3 - Youth Retreat “Search & Rescue” – Nov 09-12, Nathan Wahl.
4 – Also, for The Appearing Series, Shawn Boonstra – this evening and tomorrow evening. Great Messages!

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, D.Min.

Reflecting God's Glory
 Video Collection

Sermons and seminars that were recorded in the main pavilion during the BC Camp Meeting 2018 - Reflecting God's Glory session are now posted in a collection page. Each video is viewable as well as downloadable.

Click on the links below to view the videos:


November 9-12, 2018

A spiritual experience for youth (ages 13-21)
November 9-12, 2018
Mountain View Summer Camp

Featuring guest speaker: Nathan Wahl

Cost is $104 (early bird rate ends October 31)
Cost is $134 after October 31

Register online:

For more info contact:
Shelly Gibbons
1-604-853-5451 ext 304


Prophecy Encounter Canada

November 9-17, 2018

Doug Batchelor
has experienced great extremes in his life. His long and winding journey from anti-social drug user and troubled youth living in a cave, to the president of a worldwide ministry, Amazing Facts, has helped shape him into an engaging speaker with whom audiences the world over can identify.

Doug Batchelor is leading Prophecy Encounter Canada at Church in the Valley from November 9 to November 17, 2018.  You won't want to miss these engaging evening meetings. Invite your family, friends and neighbours!

Church in the Valley
23589 Old Yale Road
Langley, BC V2Z 2K4

For more info call Church in the Valley at:
604-514-8335 or go to the following websites:


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