REACH Newsletter - July - 2019
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Conference Events 
July 19, 2019  

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 July. 

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. 
Community Fair

Looking at the overcast sky as the set up began, several prayers were sent up for the sun to shine during our outreach on Sunday June 23, 2019.  With VBX just around the corner, an event was planned in the church parking lot to reach out to the families and neighbors in our community.  

The parking lot was filled with the wonderful noise of kids enjoying sand station, air hockey, face painting, balloon animals, kids games and watermelon.  While the children played with wild abandon the adults had the opportunity to make connections while having their cars washed.  

God answered our prayers for the sun, with the free event provided we had the privilege to meet 15 families and invite between 30-40 children to the VBX which will run July 8-12. Please keep our outreach in your prayers.
Outreach Sabbath

June 29 proved to be a very special Sabbath as the Abbotsford Adventist Church hosted an outreach day with the theme being Punjabi Outreach Sabbath.  

The city of Abbotsford has grown considerably which has led to its diversity and multiculturalism.  Reaching out to other ethnicities can pose a challenge as the cultures can be quite diverse. With this in mind Pastor Luc organized a wonderful outreach Sabbath.  The Punjabi Outreach Sabbath service featured two guest speakers, a wonderful Indian food themed potluck and an afternoon presentation.  

One of the highlights was a wonderful special music that was shared before the sermon.  Pastor Clifmond Sheemudeeren(director of the GC of South Asia Ministries in Canada) had the worship service, sharing insights, stories and facts were thought provoking and challenging.  

Pastor John Joseph, who is the pastor of the Punjabi Yuba city church, shared about some of the challenges involved in reaching out and how to bridge the differences in our cultures.  The question and answer section ended the afternoon meeting, completing the day nicely.  

Written by Rebekkah Williams
Experience the Power of Prayer
July 19-21, 2019

Rob & Beth Folkenburg in Concert
July 20, 2019

Saturday Evening Musical Concert
Featuring Rob & Beth Folkenburg

July 20, 2019 @ 7 pm

We are Rob & Beth, an acoustic duo bringing together smooth vocals, rich harmonies, and creative instrumentation to express our praises and perspectives. We’ve shared music together since before we were married in 2014, and are excited to be releasing our first album this month. Join us for a musical vesper at Abbotsford Church. This concert will feature a fresh mix of original songs and favorite hymns performed with voice, cello, guitar, harp, and piano. Let's praise the Lord together for His endless goodness and love!

Abbotsford Seventh-day Adventist Church
1921 Griffiths Avenue 
Abbotsford, BC

Reflecting Christ's Character
July 25-August 3, 2019

Camp Meeting Quilting Ministry

Camp Meeting Quilters
:  Last year at Camp Meeting we got "Quilters for Hope" up and running. We would like to continue this year, and possibly expand.  If you have ideas using the textile arts that could build on what we have started,  we would love to hear them.  Experience is a plus, but we don't want to limit any gifts. 

Please give Bonnie Ronald a call at 778 538-0631 if you are willing to participate.

If you would like to see last year's video taken at Camp Meeting, it can be viewed online at:
Alumni Event
July 27, 2019

Walla Walla University Alumni Event
BC Conference Camp Meeting
July 27, 2019, Lodge Gym 5:30 pm

Blueberries, ice cream, and brownies for WWU Alumni and their families at the BC Conference Camp Meeting!
Alumni Picnic
August 3, 2019

The Burman Alumni Picnic is happening on the last Saturday of Camp Meeting after the Worship Service. We hope you will join us! Bring your favourite picnic food (with enough to share) and come hang out with us! The picnic will be located at the 11&12 Tent and pool.
Mountain View Summer Camp
Search & Rescue 2019

Mountain View Summer Camp: If you are between the age of 7 – 18, we invite you to come and enjoy time with Friends, Nature, your Faith, and God at Summer Camp this year!! When you apply before May 31 you will save $100.00 on your camp fees! Apply now at Then call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304 to make your Visa/MasterCard Payment any time on Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Cash or Debit payments are accepted at the office. We look forward to serving you in 2019. 
If you have any questions please contact Shelley:
Call: 604.853.5451 ext 304
The regular cost to attend Camp is $509.25. Apply and pay in full by May 31, 2019 and your cost is just $404.25! 
Camp Dates:
Kid’s Camp 1          July 7 – 14 (Age 7 – 12)
Kid’s Camp 2          July 14 – 21 (Age 7 – 12)
Teen Camp            August 4 – 11 (Age 12 – 14)
Youth camp          August 11 – 18 (Age 14 – 18)
Melaschenko Family
Central & South Okanagan
Concert Schedule

August 9-11, 2019

Gospel Outreach Canada is hosting The Melaschenko Family ( Lonnie, Joedy, etc.) for several concerts in the central and south Okanagan. Beside special presentations at our annual B.C. Camp Meeting, they will presents concerts at the following dates and times.
Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10 Sunday, Aug. 11
There is no admission for any of these events.  A freewill offering will be received to benefit the ministry of Gospel Outreach Canada.   Come and bring your friends, so that you can all share in the blessings.
Gospel Outreach is a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and currently supports over 2000 local indigenous Bible workers 
in countries of the 10/40 window. In this part of the world, 97% of the people have not heard of the good news of Jesus.   

For more information about these events  or for more information about Gospel Canada, visit us a out booth at Hope Camp Meeting. 

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, you can watch them in the links below.

Click on the links below to view the videos:



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. 


Click on the links below to view the videos:

Creator Unknown
September 19-22, 2019

For more information:
Visit or contact Brian Wahl.  
Weekend Retreat
October 18-20, 2019

Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE)
Camp Hope October 18-20, 2019
ONLINE Registration at
Or call Tanya at 604-853-5451 X 300. 
Worship Academy Conference 2019
October 26, 2019

Worship Academy Conference 2019 is happening this fall and we are so excited to be hosting this impactful event!

Worship Academy Conference is a one day conference bringing together musicians, worship leaders, technicians and transformative thinkers. During this conference, you’ll be challenged to grow with action-driven sessions led by innovative leaders. We hope you will also leave refreshed as you pursue excellence in your ministry!

Worship Academy 2019 will take place October 26, 9am - 6pm at Church In The Valley.

To REGISTER & for more information on speakers and workshops go to:


Central Africa Mission Trip
Dec 11, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020

Central Africa Mission Trip
December 11, 2019 - January 3, 2020
Ages 16-35

Registration Deadline - March 30, 2019
Experience the Holy Land!
May 4-13, 2020

For more information contact Pr. Roger Esteves:
Cel Phone: (778) 821-3089

Learning Centre Supervisor

Our Learning Centre in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a full-time supervisor to provide support to students from grades 1 to 7.  This position involves direct supervision and instruction of students in the classroom setting using an online curriculum.  

Responsibilities include academic instruction and classroom management, along with the ability to create a positive learning environment for all students. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work efficiently under pressure.  Proficiency in use of technology and strong organizational skills are necessities for this position.  We are seeking a professional committed to Christian education who has training in this field and experience in a classroom setting. 

The Duncan Learning Centre offers a challenging work environment and opportunities for professional development. If you have the skills and passion to help students learn and grow, please send your resume to:

Bookmobile Driver


Position available: The Adventist Book Center is looking for a Bookmobile driver.  A Class 1 licence is required

Contact: David Haluska at 604-859-2566 or email for details.

We are excited to offer Nursing for this upcoming school year, ask us about this new program! Visit Burman is still accepting applications for the upcoming fall 2019 school year. Canada's Seventh-day Adventist University also offers programs in Biology, Music, Business, English, International Studies, General Studies, Religious Studies, Outward Pursuits, Psychology, Bahvioural Science, Wellness Management, and Education. 

For more information visit or e-mail

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