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Conference News & Events 
February 28, 2020  

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

If you would like your Church news or event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office:
Email communications@bcadventist.ca
Phone604 853-5451. ext 402

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Archived messages

February 22, 2020
God Cares... Because He Loves Us!


February 15, 2020
 God's Strategies Work!
HAPPY SABBATH from
the British Columbia Conference

UPDATES from the BC Conference Board of Directors
February 2020


The BC Conference Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for overseeing the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church in British Columbia and Yukon. Its mission is to reach the 5.1 million people with the Christ-Centered message of hope and wholeness. This is accomplished through our churches, schools, conference departments and ministries. 
The BOD met February 21-23, at Camp Hope for a visioning weekend where it discussed the top four priorities of the BC Conference: Spirituality, Mission, Equipping and Youth. The BOD also received reports from or regarding the ABC Christian Book Store, Auditing Department, Camp Hope, Communications, Education, Evangelism, Ministerial, Planned Giving, President, REACH, Secretariat, Treasury, and the Youth Department.
Here are some other updates:
Membership

  1. During 2019, we welcomed 300 more people to our church family through baptism, and profession of faith. This is an increase of 40% over the previous year. Praise the Lord!
Pastoral Changes
  1. After 24 years of ministry in the Vancouver Chinese Church, Johnny Yip will be retiring. We will miss his happy smile, and wish him God’s blessings as he and his wife, Bianca, transition into the next phase of their lives. 
1.     Michael Dauncey, Assistant Pastor at Church in the Valley for 10 years, accepted a call to It Is Written to be the Creative Director for Media Productions. He takes up his new duties April 1. We will miss Dauncey and his wife, Marcella, as they start a new ministry in Ontario.
  1. Brad Dennis, who has been working in Bella Coola as a Bible Worker/Youth Worker, is the bi-vocational pastor/Indigenous Ministries Worker for the Bella Coola Church. He took on this new roll December 1, 2019.
  2. Royce Odiyar returned from Andrews University Seminary to be the pastor of the Salmon Arm/Silver Creek/Revelstoke SDA Church District. He started February 1.
New Pastors to the BC Conference: 
  1. Antonio (Tony) Cortez, has ministered in Mexico as a pastor and youth director and resident of Maple Ridge, is joining the BC Conference to be the pastor of the the Williams Lake/Quesnel church district starting March 1.
  2. Miguel Chaparro, a recent graduate of Burman University’s Theology program, has joined the BC Conference to be the new bi-vocational pastor for the Powell River Church. He started January 1.
  3. Anderline Bredy, a recent graduate of Andrews University Seminary and resident of Florida, has joined the BC Conference to bethe new locally-funded pastor/Acts of Kindness (OAK) Ministries Coordinator for the Church in the Valley (CIV). She started February 20.
  4. Arturo Gonzalez, has ministered in Mexico as a pastor and resident of Victoria, is joining the BC Conference to be the Assistant/Youth pastor of the Rutland/Wildwood church district. He is starting March 1.
  5. Song Ven Tay (Zephaniah), who will be graduating from the Andrews University Seminary is scheduled to pastor the Vancouver Chinese Church, starting July 1. 

 
Ministry (REACH) Offering Formula
The BOD voted to adopt a change in the Ministry (REACH) Offering Formula as follows: 70% of the REACH Offering will be allocated to Education; 10% to Camp Hope; 10% to Camp Meeting; and 10% to Summer Camp. Also, when offerings are given toward the Conference Capital Fund Campaign, 50% will be allocated to Church/School Building Projects; 30% to Camp Hope Capital Projects; and 30% toward Youth Camp Capital Projects.
 
New BC Conference Office Building Update
The architectural plans for the New BC Conference Office Building have been submitted to the City of Abbotsford. We await for the City to respond with approval or recommended changes.
 
Tithe and Offering
Our connection to God provides the spiritual fuel that keeps the Adventist movement moving. Tithes and offerings constitute the financial fuel. While we know the two are related, we can more easily measure the financial fuel. Here is a quick summary of the tithes and offerings: Our 2019 tithe decreased by 2.2% (mainly due to a large windfall in 2018). Even still, there has been an average increase of 5% over the last 2 years. Our offerings increased by 8%. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


BURNSLAKE SDA CHURCH
Evangelism in Burns Lake

Burns Lake church recently held a prophecy series of meetings with Pastor Justis St. Hilaire. As a result, ten new individuals are now worshipping with the Burns Lake fellowship. There will be others joining the group in the near future as not all attendees were ready to make an immediate decision. Please pray for our little group that is growing here in Burns Lake as we continue to reach out to our community and neighbors with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Submitted Pastor Kwak Sang Wook
Burns Lake Church 

SURREY FILIPINO SDA CHURCH
MISSING MEMBERS

Surrey Filipino SDA church is asking for your help locating these missing members. 


Alejandro, Sonia

Belonio, Cassandra

Belonio, Daniel Andrew

Bergen, Grace

Bergen, Terry

Berto, Terly

Caban, Teresa

Calvelo, Edgardo

Calvelo, Melissa

Calvelo, Paz

Cochrane, Vivian Jean

Doo, Charles

Edwin, Allan

Esperat, Manuel

Ferrer, Mercy

Ferrer, Sergie

Gancia, Lyra

Garcia, Benita

Garcia, Eli

Garcia, Jason Leigh Bayangos

Harrison, Kyle

Haworth, Edwin

Haworth, Shirley

Kalinowski, Andrez

Mendoza, Charles

Morris, Michael

Naidoo, Jeannette Louise

Naidoo, Trevino Warren

Oana, Rhovic

Panjaitan, Jamietan

Panjaitan, Mycah

Panjaitan, Roy

Patricio, Gertrude

Patricio, Jade Allan

Patricio, Romualdo

Ramiro, Khristine

Reyes, Bayani

Rosales, Pinky

Santos, Jaypee

Talento, Desmond

 

If you have any contact information for these members, please contact the conference clerk by calling 604-853-5451 x300, or by email at tavelarmartinez@bcadventist.ca.  Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

WESTMINSTER SDA CHURCH
Counteracting Cults
A Seminar Exposing Delusions & Deceptions

February 28, 7pm

WHEN: February 28
TIME: 7pm
CORNERSTONE SDA CHURCH
Revelation Today
New Day is Dawning

March 6-April 4


WHEN: March 6-April 4 (Held nightly Friday, Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesdays)
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist Church 1415 Noons Creek Dr, Coquitlam, BC V3E 2T7
RIDES PROVIDED NIGHTLY (Please call to register): 778-980-5499
VICTORIA SDA CHURCH
Women's Ministry Sabbath Day of Prayer
March 7, 2020

WHEN: March 7
TIME: Beginning at 9:30am
LOCATION: Victoria Seventh-day Adventist Church 983 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8V 3P4

5pm Evening of tea & praise
(at Lakeview Christian School)
RSVP to Cecilia Sagaste 
Email: wm.victoria@yahoo.com
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Vacation Bible School Training 2020

Theme: HEROES (Kids from the Bible)
March 14, 2020

Get ready for summer fun at Heroes Vacation Bible School!

Kids love heroes and this summer, instead of talking about superheroes from the comics or movies, this new VBS from the Seventh-day Adventist Church will teach them about heroes from the Bible. Miriam, Samuel and Rhoda were all kids who did little things that made a big difference.

Each day we will discuss different characteristics of real heroes. Kids will see that Jesus is with us and will help us be heroes by doing little things that make a big difference. They will learn to be brave for Jesus, devoted to Jesus, caring for others, bold in sharing, and generous with others.

Your kids will love the fun and interactive learning experience at Heroes Vacation Bible School.

SO – do you want help in getting ready for your VBS?  Come and get trained, find out about all sorts of FREE resources and help in getting your VBS going!!


Check out the preview video here and on the BC Conference Website!  Kits can be purchased from the BC ABC Christian Store.  For further information, contact Sonja at sbuchanan@bcadventist.ca

 
WHEN: March 14
TIME: 7-8:30pm
LOCATION: Abbotsford Seventh-day Adventist Church
1921 Griffiths Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 6H3
Sponsor: BC Conference of SDA
Trainer: Sonja Buchanan, Children's Ministries Co-ordinator
Title: Vacation Bible School 2020
          Theme: Bible Heroes
          Making a Big Difference in Small Ways
REGISTRATION: Please email Sonja at sbuchanan@bcadventist.ca to register so we know how much material to bring!
WESTMINSTER SDA CHURCH
Tax Preparation Clinic
March 15-29, 2020

The Westminster Community Services is offering a voluynteer-led free income tax preparation clinic

CRA community tax volunteers will complete simple tax returns for low income families, seniors and residents of British Columbia.


WHEN: March 15-29, 2020
BOOK APPOINTMENT/MORE INFO: 604-524-6969
LOCATION: Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church
7925 10 Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2S3
FIRST NATIONS ADVENTIST TRAINING
Wellness Coach Training
March 20-28, 2020
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 13, 2020
MORE INFO:  www.FNAT.ca
EMAIL: info@FNAT.ca
BC YOUTH MINISTRY
Okanagan Wide Youth Rally
March 20-21, 2020
 
WHEN: March 20-21, 2020
TIME: See poster for scheduled times
LOCATION: Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church 130 Gerstmar Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 4A7
QUESTION? NEED INFO?  (Please text "YES" if coming to estimate appropriate food quantities): 250-469-0433
GLOBAL YOUTH DAY 2020
iCare: Be the Sermon

#GYD20
March 21, 2020

Facebook: @GCYouthMinistriesGYD
Website: www.globalyouthday.org
WHITE ROCK SDA CHURCH
Spring Deaf Big Day
March 28, 2020
 
MORE INFO:  
Jessica Carvajal, Deaf Ministries Volunteer (604) 328-0517 [voice / text / video chat]
OR Tanya Warner, Deaf Ministries Volunteer (780) 864-8457 [voice / text / video chat]

WHEN: March 28
TIME: Beginning at 9:30am
LOCATION: White Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church 14615 16 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1R4
SDACC ADVENTIST EDUCATION
Excellence in Education Awards 2020 Nominations
April 15 Deadline 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Education Awards. Nominate your Adventist school principal or teacher!
 


Nomination Form:
https://catnet.adventist.ca/files/resources/res_25.pdf
or contact the SDACC Office of Education at:
(905) 433-0011
SAGE
European Reformation Tour

You don't have to be 55 or better to join SAGE Seniors from Washington (and beyond) for a European Reformation Tour from August 6-17, 2020! One of the most memorable parts of the tour: attending Oberammergau, a once-a-decade, 400-year-old passion play! ONLY 8 SEATS REMAIN! $3,400 + airfare.

Contact SAGE assistant, Ana Hernandez, to claim your seat!
Email:ana.hernandez@wc.npuc.org
Call: (253) 681-6008.
MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
Seniors Camp
June 21-26, 2020

Office Number: 778-769-5890
Information: info@mvsc.ca
Website: www.mvsc.ca

MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
Blind Camp
June 28 - July 3, 2020

Office Number: 778-769-5890
Information: info@mvsc.ca
Website: www.mvsc.ca

MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
VISION

If you are 7 years old to 18 years old, we invite you to join us at Mountain View Summer Camp for a week of fun and make new friends! Each day is packed with excitement, activity, energy and opportunity. Come and enjoy the atmosphere that we offer! From a creative flag raising in the morning to the relaxation and fun in the evening, each camper will have a chance to experience something new! Our Camp Staff is looking forward to spending time with you, teaching new skills and building positive friendships.

We are offering each camper a $150.00 discount when they register by March 31, 2020! Don’t miss this great deal. Early registration will also help to ensure that you get the activities you want to do the most!!

Apply online at www.mvsc.ca or contact Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304 or email me at sgibbions@bcadventist.ca 

See your church office for an application form! 

Make note of these dates:
Kid’s Camp I       July 5 – 12
Kid’s Camp II      July 12 – 19
Teen Camp         August 2 – 9
Youth Camp        August 9 – 16
 
Click buttons to download registration forms and savings coupon:
Camper Registration Form
$150 Savings Coupon
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONVENTION 2020
Albuquerque, NM
September 3-6, 2020

Save the date! More info coming soon. Youth Leadership Convention for:
  • Master Guide
  • Pathfinders
  • Senior Youth
  • Adventurers
  • PCM
  • Growing Youth Adventist
#BCStewardshipStories

BC Stewardship Stories
Month to month we are presenting inspirational stories that highlight the blessings of serving the Lord faithfully. 

In case you missed them, click on the link below to view the video library:
https://vimeopro.com/bcadventist/stewardship-series


Watch the latest video:

Gilbert - Risie - Shekinah - Seanna
“Train Up a Child"
#KeepGodInFocus

InFocus is an ongoing collection of stories of our God alive and working in real people’s lives today. In a world filled with doubt and uncertainty, may these inspirational shorts bring you hope and encouragement one story at a time. 

In case you missed them, click on the link below to view the video library:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-u3X5HrMFwzvaUPnpoNfN-D6sMv8bPee


Watch the latest video:

Ella Ongyiu
“The Desert”
Click link below to listen using WinAmp or iTunes:

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 
School: Lakeview Christian School 
Posted: October 28, 2019

Job Title: Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Deadline: Until Filled

Description: Lakeview Christian School, located in beautiful Victoria, BC, is looking for a committed, caring Early Childhood Educator for our Daycare/Preschool. LCS is a fast growing diverse community with vibrant staff and a supportive volunteer network. We have a very supportive, positive environment with a mission to encourage children to love Jesus, love others and love learning.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island. We have temperate weather year round allowing for many outdoor sports and activities. Lakeview Christian School overlooks scenic Elk Lake about 10 minutes from the downtown core and 15 minutes from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. 

The ideal candidate has current BC certification in Early Childhood Education or is qualified to obtain their certification. They are passionate about sharing Jesus and love working with children. They must be energetic, well organized and a good communicator. Position to begin in January 2020.

Contact: Susan Featherby 
729 Cordova Bay Road 
Victoria, BC V8Y 1P7
Phone: (250) 896-6755
E-mail: sfeatherby@lcsvictoria.ca
 
 
 

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Friday 10am–2pm
Sunday 12pm–4pm
 
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