REACH Newsletter - April - 2018
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Conference Events 
April 27, 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 April.  

If you would like your Church event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office. 604 853 5451. ext 503 

Click on the images / e-mail address / another website that is provided below the description to see more information for the event. 


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April 21, 2018
Testimonial Videos

Month to month we are presenting inspirational testimonies that highlight the blessings of serving the Lord faithfully. In case you missed them, here are the video links for the months of December - April.

Click on the links below to view the videos:

Life Groups - Cultivating Community

Smithers Christian Reformed Church
4035 Walnut Drive, Smithers BC
North Okanagan Women's Weekend Retreat
Ashton Creek, Enderby, BC

Come and join us in Enderby, BC on May 25, 26 & 27, 2018. Relax & rejuvenate with friends out in nature and be blessed with messages from our featured speakers, Diana Chahine and Alanna Augustin.

For more info, visit us on Facebook
Camp Hope, June 15-17, 2018


A well-trained team of church elders relieves the burdens pastors feel and gives them joy in their own ministry. For this reason the BC Conference is inviting all Local Church elders to attend the annual Elders Retreat.

This year’s presenter, Nikolaus Satelmajer, will present the following topics:
1. Effective Spiritual Leadership in the Local Congregation
2.  Four (
Almost) Easy Steps for Preparing a Sermon
3.  Leading Committees and Boards
4.  Resources for Church Elders

5.  Questions Elders Ask


The cost is $150/- for the weekend (double occupancy), but if elders sign up by June 5 the discounted price will be $100/-.

Online Registration:

SAGE & Mountain View Summer Camp
June 24-30, 2018

SAGE and MVSC invites BC Seniors to attend Summer Camp for free on June 24 – 30, 2018.

Shirley Oakley - 250-656-6944,

Send your application forms to:
Mountain View Summer Camp:
Box 1000, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4P5
Or email Shelley
Mountain View Summer Camp

2018 Registration Now Open
A great summer is planned for children ages 7–18!

Register online at or send your application to before May 31 and receive a $100.00 discount!

Call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 413 and make your Visa or MasterCard payment before May 31.

Don’t miss this opportunity to send your child to camp at a great price! Expect to have fun, adventure and make new friends at camp this year!


Camps for the Blind: July 1 – 6

Kid’s Camp 1 July 8 – 15 (Age 7 – 12)

Kid’s Camp 2 July 15 – 22 (Age 7 – 12)

Teen Camp August 5 – 12 (Age 12 – 14)

Youth Camp August 12 – 19 (Age 14 – 18)

Camp Hope, September 21-23

SINGLES RETREAT – Plan now to attend the annual Singles Retreat at beautiful Camp Hope, BC September 21-23. Come enjoy great speakers, activities and meals in the beautiful surroundings of Camp Hope!

To register, please go to:

For additional information please call:
Jana Bislin at (604) 309-4823
Administrative Assistant 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (British Columbia Conference) is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant. The position involves dealing with confidential matters and personal information. The individual needs to be a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and have a good understanding of the church’s structure.
Able to complete internal and external correspondence, legal documents, form letters and other documents, and distributes them as directed. Responds to questions and requests for information. Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, with the ability to use online websites and databases. Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment. Exceptional communication skills. Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner. Works cooperatively with all team members to support the achievement of the organization's goals. Understands and adheres to all Conference policies and procedures.
Please send resume with references to:
Ern Brake, VP for Administration by May 14, 2018.   
Wellness Seminar, May 12 & 13

You are warmly invited to attend an exciting, cutting edge 2 day event at the McBride Seventh-Day Adventist Church. This 2 day lifestyle seminar will focus on the whole person.  

  • Mental Health - How trauma affects our wellbeing.
  • Spiritual Health - Spiritual detox to finding your Spirit.
  • Emotional Health - Healing the hurt.
  • Physical Health - Clinical Health/The healing power of foods.
Speaker: Rohan K. Watson
(Counsellor, Health Coach, Fitness and  Nutrition Coach) 
When: May 12 & 13, 2018
Where: McBride SDA Church
1075 Lamming Pit Road McBride, BC V0J 2E0

Time: Saturday at 11:00 & 4:30 pm; Sunday at 3:30 pm
Phone: (250) 968-4493
Alumni Weekend, May 26-27

FVAA is having another great Alumni Weekend on May 26 and 27, 2018.

The honoured classes will be 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2008, but all former and current students, families, and friends are welcome to join the program. 

The weekend will include:
Sabbath worship, lunch, and social times.
Sunday, the music and drama departments will present “Anne of Green Gables” the musical.
Anne of Green Gables, May 24

Fraser Valley Adventist Academy is presenting the theatrical event, Anne of Green Gables.
Thursday, May 24 from 6:30-9:00 pm

$20 Adults
$15 Children 4-12 yrs
Free under 4 yrs

For more information and ticket purchase: 
Phone: (604) 607-3822 
Silver Creek SDA Church
110th Anniversary

JUNE 9, 2018 starting at 9:30 am

1509 Salmon River Rd. Salmon Arm, BC

You are invited to come celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Silver Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church on June 9, 2018 starting at 9:30 am. The Address is 1509 Salmon River Rd. Salmon Arm, BC. (Silver Creek) 

Come relive cherished memories.
Potluck to follow.

For more information contact:
Edna Crombie 250-832-6990 or Florence Schwartz 250-832-3267

Volunteer Needs

Mountain View Summer Camp Needs: Nurses, Paramedics and/or Fireman are invited to come and share your First Aid talents by volunteering for a week at Summer Camp. You will receive a free camp for your child each week of volunteer. Contact
Weeks Available:
Kids Camp 1 – July 8 – 15
Kids Camp 2 – July 15 – 22
Teen Camp – August 5 – 12
Youth Camp – August 12 - 19
Volunteer Labour

Maranatha Int’l. is coming to Camp Hope for two weeks of volunteer labour beginning on May 10th.

If you would like to participate during their time with us, please contact Bill Gerber at:
(604) 853-5451 Ext. 306.

We are making a list of local volunteers and their skills, to fit them into the various project areas. Thank you for your continued support & prayers for Camp Hope!

Adventist Book Centre
"Sanctuary Light"

What would it be like to wake up every morning to a warm cloud of light overhead, to drink water flowing miraculously from a desert boulder and eat manna every day? Most of all, how would you feel gazing at the mysterious glow of God’s visible presence at the nearby Sanctuary?

Adventure with Asher and his little sister Zara in a delightful yet sobering journey of conviction, atonement and assurance. Feel the terrible guilt of sin and the stunning grace of redemption.
Discover the glorious Sanctuary message, not just through the study of laws and diagrams, but as the emotional gospel experience it was designed to be.
Your vision of the love of God revealed in the Old Testament Sanctuary will never be the same.
With its blend of exciting story and optional thought-provoking discussion questions at the end of each chapter, Sanctuary Light is perfect for:

  • Family Worships
  • Personal Reading
  • Bible Classes
  • Homeschool Assignments
  • Ages 9 and up
Regular price $13.99     
Now before Camp Meeting  $12.97

ABC store hours:
Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Friday 10:00 am to 1 pm. Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm.

Phone number:
604-859-2566 or toll free 1-800-765-6955.

Parkview Adventist Academy Principal (full-time)

Burman University invites applications for the following position:
Parkview Academy Principal (full-time)
Please visit our website for details:

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