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Conference News & Events 
April 4, 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 April. 

Please Note: With the situation continuously evolving around the COVID-19 virus, event information may change. Please continue to check each event website or email/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:
Email communications@bcadventist.ca
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 BC Conference Church Family:

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! During this time that all of us have been impacted by the coronavirus health crisis, on behalf of the BC Conference Administration, I am reaching out to assure that each of you are in my (our) thoughts and prayers. Our lives’ routine and dynamics may have changed, not our faith and hope in Christ. The media reports show that this situation has caused fear, uncertainty, confusion, panic, and a sense of hopelessness in the world. That should not be our experience because God expects more than that from us! His desire is that we shine for Him by reflecting His glory and the character of Jesus Christ as we trust and depend on Him alone. (Psalm 46)

Today, I (we) would like to remind us of our high calling to be the people with a heavenly message and the ability “to see” beyond this moment. God has given us the gift of His Word and His promises aiming to bring comfort and peace to our own hearts and the power to witness for Him. Yes, this is a time to lift each other and everyone around us in prayer with words of encouragement and through a caring friendship. As we use creative ways to do that, it is vital to remember that God created us to be prayer warriors, not peculiar worriers!

Please find below the link to a beautiful message from Elder Mark Johnson, SDACC President.

I pray that “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (II Cor. 13:14 NASV)

God’s richest blessings to all of you!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, President

 

Click on the link below to read 
Archived messages

March 21, 2020
Let Us Be A Source of Encouragement!

March 28, 2020
We Are His Church!

 
Video message of encouragement from SDACC President Mark Johnson regarding COVID-19:

https://youtu.be/AptGBPQZQJY
President Ted Wilson from the General Conference a message to all Seventh-day Adventists
During the COVID-19 Crisis.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxUm2hL9azs
Happy Sabbath from the British Columbia Conference!
View/download the Sabbath School lesson here:

https://absg.adventist.org

 http://ssnet.org/study-guides/
 

Feel cut off from your church family? 

BC Adventist Digital Community is an open interactive Bible study group aimed at those throughout BC who’d like to connect with others but can’t attend or don’t have a local church. 

What it looks like: 1.5 hour group meeting. We will study the adult Sabbath School quarterly (link below if you need a copy), break up into small prayer groups, have a children’s story, and finish with a Bible Study (starting this week at Ephesians 1:19 if you want to get a heads start).

When: Sabbath 9:30am PDT, 10:30 MDT. (Please come 5 to 10 minutes early to make sure you’re all set up with your microphone and video camera.) We will end by 11am so you can watch your favorite TV or YouTube church sermon. Or you can linger to chat just like at church.

This is an interactive group so come prepared to be involved!

Where: Online through Zoom, a free software available on PC, apple, and mobile devices so you’ll need internet and a web cam.  You can join in via phone as well.

To join in the meeting use this link on Saturday 9:30am PDT (10:30am MDT): https://zoom.us/j/286088110

To join via phone, call 778 907 2071 and use meeting ID below: 
Meeting ID: 286 088 110
Note: This is a Vancouver, BC number (no toll free available at this time). 

It is also recommended you join the Facebook group for updates, content, group interaction, and more: www.facebook.com/groups/bcadventistdigitalcommunity/ 


You can view/download the Sabbath School lesson here:
 http://ssnet.org/study-guides/

If you have any questions or to learn more contact the facilitator Angela Poch, sdaonline@bcadventist.ca

The British Columbia Conference Churches that are currently set up for livestream are listed below. Most church services begin at 11:00 am on Sabbath mornings, unless otherwise posted. Some churches offer Sabbath School classes (see posted times.)  Click on the provided links below to watch the service live. We will be adding additional churches to the list as we receive their livestream information.
  
BC ADVENTIST DIGITAL COMMUNITY – ONLINE SABBATH SCHOOL 
Begins at 9:30am PDT, 10:30 MDT
Zoom Meeting 
ID: 286-088-110
https://zoom.us/j/286088110
ABBOTSFORD ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service 
https://www.facebook.com/AbbotsfordAdventist/ or 
https://www.abbotsfordadventist.ca/sermons?page
 ASHCROFT, BETTER LIVING CENTRE COMPANY, MERRITT CHURCH
https://zoom.us/j/4818883084
BELLA COOLA ADVENTIST CHURCH
Worship Service 11:15 am 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/320426360
Conference call: +1 587 328 1099
Meeting ID: 320 426 360
 
Sabbath School Classes begins at 10 am
Adults
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/408307064 
Conference Call: +1-778-907-2071 (BC, Canada)
Meeting ID: 408 307 064
Children
Website - https://bellacoolabc.adventistchurch.org/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BellaCoolaHopeInJesus/
CHERRYVILLE ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship service
https://zoom.us/j/912645785 
CHILLIWACK ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service 
https://chilliwackbc.adventistchurch.org/ 
CHURCH IN THE VALLEY 
Worship Service
https://www.churchinthevalley.ca/stream/
 
Sabbath School Classes begin at 10 am 
Adults
https://zoom.us/j/521487036?status=success
Teens & Youth
https://zoom.us/j/860546496
CHETWYND ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chetwyndsda/
https://www.chetwyndadventist.ca/online 
CORNERSTONE ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 739 292 359
https://zoom.us/j/739292359
 FRASER VALLEY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Worship Service
https://www.facebook.com/groups/411774815618277/?ref=share
 GRANDVIEW ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service
https://www.facebook.com/Grandview-SDA-Church-837636429739930/ 
NANAIMO, PORT ALBERNI & PARKSVILLE CHURCHES
Worship Service 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz4ECww8H3w48hmsXUp8N3w
MISSION & MAPLE RIDGE ADVENTIST CHURCH
Please call or email Pastor Jorge Tenorio in advance if you’d like to be connected with Zoom for Sabbath School or Worship Service. 604-312-1849, jtenorio@bcadventist.ca
 OAKRIDGE ADVENTIST CHURCH  
Worship Service
oacvancouver.ca or https://www.facebook.com/oacvancouver/ or
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJNSR50U1SM-EQ1cqf1Mqg
 
Sabbath School Classes begin at 10 am
Adults: https://zoom.us/j/605388920
Young Adults: https://zoom.us/j/605376382
Kids: https://zoom.us/j/638455429 
PEACE RIVER REGION CHURCHES
Worship Service 
https://www.facebook.com/pastormichaelmcpherson
SALMON ARM DISTRICT
Worship Service
https://www.facebook.com/549598468536689/posts/1585825441580648/
SON VALLEY FOLLOWSHIP
Worship Service
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmB_KcI7MA2XL3RUGIL5W6g
SURREY ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service
surreysda.com
Sabbath School Classes begin at 10 am
surreysda.com
VANCOUVER CHINESE ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service
https://m.facebook.com/groups/616572048444788?ref=bookmarks 
VANCOUVER KOREAN ADVENTIST CHURCH 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaS8wi-FQzFX53GA7H0uDg?view_as=subscriber
 REST HAVEN & VICTORIA ADVENTIST CHURCHES 
Worship Service – 12 NOON
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAH9yja2dgbM4J_RFisWGFg
Sabbath School begins at 10 am
 Zoom Meeting 
 Meeting ID: 489 556 590
 https://zoom.us/j/489556590
WESTMINISTER ADVENTIST CHURCH
Worship Service   
https://www.newlifeadventist.ca or 
https://www.westminstersda.org  
WHITE ROCK ADVENTIST CHURCH 
Worship Service
https://livestream.com/WhiterockSDAchurch/events/8876988
Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am
https://livestream.com/WhiterockSDAchurch/events/8876988
 
Considering that most of our churches are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we recommend that you contact your pastor, your church treasurer, or the conference office to receive information on how to continue giving your tithes and offerings online.  You can also give through the Adventist giving app located in the app store or use the links listed below. 
Online – Adventist Giving Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sClEWLS-n0&t=36s
 
Links – Adventist Giving Apps
Apple iOS Adventist Giving App
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/adventist-giving/id1305324406
 
Android Adventist Giving App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
 
Link for Online Giving
https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/AN6888/envelope/start
 
Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support of the Lord’s work here in the British Columbia Conference
 

BELLA COOLA SDA CHURCH
Online Groups

bellacoolabc.adventistchurch.org

You are invited to join Journeys of Hope Community Worship for online discussions on various topics that will be announced each week online. This online gathering will include worship music, prayer, and interactive discussions.

Journeys Of Hope (JOH) Topic Discussion

Saturday, April 46:00 – 7:30pm

Weekly on Saturday

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/407297506

Dial:+1 778 907 2071 Canada
Meeting ID: 407 297 506



You are invited to join the Bella Coola SDA Church Bible Study Prayer Meeting to study the Bible with others and share how it relates to your life today.

Bible Study Prayer Meeting

Tuesday, March 317:00 – 8:00pm

Weekly on Tuesday

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/547297526
Conference Call: +1 587 328 1099 Canada

Meeting ID: 547 297 526

We want our church to come back stronger and more unified from this experience. Normally we talk about how digital technologies are a powerful means to scale up traditional ministry and evangelism, but COVID-19 has pushed the need for digital to be the priority. The NAD BIG DATA + Social Media Services has created resources we think you will find useful to help migrate your worship service and help you build an online community for your church.

https://www.sdadata.org/goingdigitalcovid19.html
 
OAKRIDGE
ADVENTIST CHURCH

Recognizing VGH Health Care Workers with a free meal on World Health Care Appreciation Day
 

On April 7, World Health Care Appreciation Day, 300 hot meals and 200 hot beverages will be part of the support that members of the Oakridge Adventist Church (OAC) will make available to health workers of Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) as a way to recognize the extra effort given to address the global pandemic, COVID-19.

It is an initiative that complements other actions that this church has been developing to provide emotional and spiritual support to those who are in the frontline of service in hospital care centers.

“Since this crisis began, we have united in prayer to strengthen those who are at the frontline of our healthcare response and also for their families.” explained lead pastor, Rhoda Klein Miller.

According to Pastor Miller, within the congregation, there are a significant number of healthcare professionals. "We asked them, and they told us how the 7pm cheer has boosted their spirits but added a ready-made meal on their break or at the end of the shift was what they would appreciate the most."

OAC has partnered with two businesses, Cafe Ami and Lotus Seed Vegan to offer a free hot drink and entree on April 7. Choosing a plant-based restaurant aligns with the health and wellness values of the Adventist denomination. This initiative will benefit VGH health care workers, including technologists, porters, and janitors who often are overlooked and under-supported.

Additionally, the church located in the Oakridge neighbourhood will distribute and install lawn signs with messages of support and thanks to all health care workers. "We want to model an action that goes beyond the verbal or the good wishes, we want to challenge other faith groups to do the same for hospital workers near them,” she said.

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To arrange an interview or receive video and image assets please contact Pastor Rhoda Klein Miller: 
+1 778-835-9630  (rhoda@oacvancouver.ca)

It Is Written Canada
 
A panel discussion by It Is Written Canada on COVID-19 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-uOh-PQXqw
SILVERHILLS GUESTHOUSE
2020 Session Dates
Come Walk Our Trails
MORE INFO: 1 888-547-9456
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
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Vacation Bible School Training 2020

Theme: HEROES (Kids from the Bible)

Hello Vacation Bible School Leaders!
  1. Thank you for your patience in waiting for this instructional video.  I have prepared a VBS Training Video and it is posted on the BC Conference website. It is located at: 
  1. Please contact me if you wish to borrow the SHARE kit which includes the following items:
  • 10 x 20 foot background banner
  • Smaller banner for use at one of the stations
  • 2 tripod banners
  • One tambourine
  • 5 character stand-ups (about a metre high +)
Please give me the dates of the week you want – first come first served.  Your cost is only the courier cost to get it to the next church to use.
  1. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
God’s Blessings to you and take care in these difficult times!
 
Sonja Buchanan
Sbuchanan@bcadventist.ca
778-997-4644  
WESTMINSTER CHURCH
Calvary's Love Story

An Inspirational Resurrection Celebration
CANCELLED

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 Virus and associated ban on gatherings by the BC Ministry of Health, this event has been cancelled.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/152576484792337/
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
ADVENTURER CAMPOUT
POSTPONED


Please be advised that Adventurer Campout scheduled for April 24 – 26, 2020 has been POSTPONED. Pathfinder has been cancelled. 
2020 GENERAL CONFERENCE SESSION
POSTPONED
to May 2021


Click to read the official announcement
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

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 www.mvsc.ca or contact Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304 or email me at sgibbons@bcadventist.ca
 
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
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
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:

Justin
Go and Do Good for Others"
#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: 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
E-mail: drichards@fountainview.ca
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
 
 

*****Special Covid-19 Update***** As of March 22, the Bookmobile has been cancelled until further notice. Please contact us and we will try our best to serve you in spite of the inconvenience.

Our Store will remain open with normal operating hours until further notice. We are following the recommended guidelines for cleanliness and distance.

 
ABC SALE Food Prices for the month of March and April. Prices subject to change without notice. 
Please visit our website at https://www.bcadventist.ca/abc/ for the full list of all food items. 


 

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

     
     

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