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Conference News & Events 
March 13, 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 March. 

Please Note: With the situation continuously evolving around the COVID-19 virus, event information may change. Please continue to check each event website or call the event numbers provided for the most current updates.

If you would like your Church news or event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office:
Phone604 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.
Dear Church Member/Friend:

The Bible has powerful messages for every occasion. God wants us to live a healthy life. “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”
3 John 1 (NASB)

The risk of coronavirus has reached us here in BC and this is a concern for all of us. However, we should not allow this to create an atmosphere of fear and instability amongst us. We need the balance of faith and common-sense precautions during this time. 

This is a time to heed “down to earth simple” precautions to safeguard our personal health with:

  • Good hand hygiene practices
  • Respiratory politeness
  • General immunity boosting wellness habits
  • Confidence in God 

Illnesses change but basic preventative measures do not. We recommend some very important steps to help prevent the spread of flu and the common cold that could reduce the risk of coronavirus. We should:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching our eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Decide to stay home when feeling sick.
  • Cover our cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing it properly in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Develop the habit of washing our hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, especially after using the washroom; before eating; and after blowing our nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • When soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces with soap and water.
  • Contact family and friends who live alone—especially those with chronic diseases. If living alone, keep in touch with friends and family to check in case we get sick.
  • Seek medical evaluation when experiencing a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
  • According to Health Authorities, most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medications. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.
  • Watch for signs of sickness at home. It is imperative not to share personal items.
  • If someone in our household is sick, we should stay home to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to others. Self-quarantining is making the right choice for ourselves and everyone else in our community. Consider a work-at-home, learn-at-home and worship-at-home options.

Proactive actions safeguard the health and wellbeing of our families, churches, schools, workplaces, and communities.


Resources & Additional Information

Click on the link below to read 
Archived messages

March 7, 2020
The Effects of a Right Choice!

February 29, 2020
The Battle is the Lord's!
the British Columbia Conference
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
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
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 to register so we know how much material to bring!
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
LOCATION: Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church
7925 10 Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Wellness Coach Training
The SDA Church in Canada Indigenous Ministries department has cancelled the March training due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please follow up on future updates here:
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
iCare: Be the Sermon

March 21, 2020

Facebook: @GCYouthMinistriesGYD

Spring Deaf Big Day
March 28, 2020
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
Parent & Teacher Sexual Health Workshop
April 4, 2020

Do you want your children to grow up as adults to have healthy and positive sexual experiences?
Do you want your children to grow up, develop and be able to exercise autonomy over their sexual health?
Do you want your children to have the knowledge and skills to critically assess and analyze the sexual images they consume through media? 
Yes, of course, you do! We all do. 
The only problem is that if you’re like countless other parents, the thought of talking about sex, pornography, and consent fills you with dread.
If this is you, have no fear. This parent/teacher/caring adult workshop guides you through the key topics relating to Sexual Health: Sexuality, Sex and Reproduction, Pornography, Consent, and Abstinence.
This workshop will leave you with a practical understanding of sexual health and increased confidence in your ability to navigate conversations with your children about their sexual well-being.
Calvary's Love Story

An Inspirational Resurrection Celebration
April 11, 2020
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!
Call: (253) 681-6008
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:
or contact the SDACC Office of Education at: (905) 433-0011
Seniors Camp
June 21-26, 2020

Office Number: 778-769-5890

Blind Camp
June 28 - July 3, 2020

Office Number: 778-769-5890


Our Summer Camp deadline for the $150.00 discount is just around the corner now. Many of you have been putting our ad in your bulletin and we really appreciate that!!! With the deadline coming up it would be nice to change up the ad just a little to emphasize that time is getting close and the deadline will be over soon!
Mountain View Summer Camp - $150.00 deadline is March 31, 2020

Have you registered for Summer Camp yet? Register by March 31, 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount! All campers age 7-18 are invited to attend the camp, age appropriate, of your choice. Camp is a great place to learn new skills and build new friendships! Don't delay, register today!! We look forward to serving you this summer.

Apply online at or contact Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304 or email me at
See your church office for an application form! 

Make note of these dates:
Kid’s Camp I   July 5–12       (Age 7-12)
Kid’s Camp II  July 12–19     
(Age 7-12)
Teen Camp     August 2–9    (Age 12-14)
Youth Camp    August 9–16  (Age 14-18)

Click buttons to download registration forms and savings coupon:
Camper Registration Form
$150 Savings Coupon
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

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:

Watch the latest video:

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

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:

Watch the latest video:

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


School: Fountainview Academy 
Job Title: Cafeteria Cook
Deadline: Until Filled

Description: Fountainview Academy is currently accepting applications for the position of Cafeteria cook.  The successful candidate will work as one of the shift cooks and be a member cafeteria team. Work shifts would be combination of Weekdays and some weekends.  Cooks duties include supervision of students and monitoring the quality and consistency of food served in our vegan cafeteria.

 This position is open to Canadian applicants or those with permanent residency in Canada.

Contact: Diane Richards

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

ABC Store Hours 
Monday thru Thursday 10am–5:30pm
Friday 10am–2pm
Sunday 12pm–4pm
Telephone number 
604-859-2566 or 800-765-6955 


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