REACH Newsletter - May - 2019
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Conference Events 
May 17, 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 May. 

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. 
Single Moms Oil Change

or 16 years Acts of Kindness has been blessing single moms in the community of Langley and Aldergrove BC with a free oil change.  This year over 60 single moms and their children came to enjoy the pampering provided for their vehicles and themselves. As their cars were getting an oil change, vacuum and wash, the mothers were treated to new hairstyles, manicures, eyeglass repairs, health and nutrition consultations and some yummy food. All the while, their children enjoyed rock climbing, a bouncy castle, crafts, and sports led by the Church in the Valley Kids Zone team.

Over 106 volunteers donated their talent, food and time to make this day happen. More volunteers than ever came from the local businesses outside the church to support this ministry as it grows. The demonstration of giving freely of their time, their strengths and abilities, and ultimately sharing Christ, has become such a ripple effect in the community. God definitely has a hand in all that is happening. In Ruth 12:12 (NIV) it says. “May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

It is easy to underestimate how a little generosity and kindness can change a person’s attitude, day, week, or even life. A gesture of a smile can be the difference between someone making uplifting decisions in life or poor ones. Assisting a mom to make sure their vehicle is reliable can be the difference between a mom feeling confident or feeling like a failure. Church in the Valley and Acts of Kindness uses The Single Moms’ Oil Change to support mothers physically and emotionally, so they can change the future of the next generation.
Submitted by, Leah Kwas & Pastor Walter Rogers 
Submitted by Joan Mumford

Church Building Purchased!

March 1, 2019 was a memorable day for the Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Company as we took ownership of the church building we had rented for 14 years. The building was previously owned by the Clearwater Christian Church and was listed for sale after they purchased a larger facility for their congregation.
The Church was built in 1963 and had been in continuous service as a home for the Clearwater Christian congregation. Located on a large serviced lot at #11 Lodge Drive, in the scenic community of Clearwater, it is adequate for the needs of the 13 active members in our Adventist company. Renovations are planned to make electrical and structural upgrades as funds become available. Under the leadership of Pastor John Masigan, and with financial help from the B.C. Conference, as well as funds previously invested in the Canadian Union Revolving Fund, we were able to proceed with this purchase which has created considerable interest in this close-knit community in the North Thompson Valley.
The Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Company has had a strong outreach program with a monthly Country Gospel Night, regular services at the long term-care facility, and member participation in various community organizations. We are ready and willing to continue to work for the Lord from our new permanent home, and request prayers on our behalf.
Photo: Left to right, Pastor Lloyd Strickland, Elder David Parsons, Pastor Wayne Richardson, Pastor John Masigan, Elder Bob Mumford
Submitted by Joan Mumford
Online Book Club
May 2019

Adventist Youth Online Book Club 
Join us for journey of faith, prayer and action.

  • May 1, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
CONTACT: Pastor. Brian Wahl

Escrito Esta (It Is Written)
May 17-25, 2019

To celebrate 25 years of broadcast, Escrito Está (It is Written) will be coming to Metro Vancouver this coming May 17-25 to do an evangelistic series entitle “A Future with Hope” at Surrey Hispanic SDA Company. Pastor Sethres Dixon will be our guest speaker, and together with him, across Canada, several other preachers including Pastor Robert Costa will be celebrating this quarter century milestone of hope and wholeness with our Canadian Hispanic communities. Jesus is coming soon! Let us all share the good news of Jesus Christ and His everlasting love with family and friends.
Lost and Found
May 18, 2019

We'd like to extend the invitation to the SDA members and church visitors from the Iranian community for a vespers at Vancouver Yugoslavian SDA Church in Burnaby on May 18th (Saturday) at 7pm. It will be in Farsi language. Translation in English might be provided, but it is not guaranteed for this time. 

Date & Time: May 18th (Saturday) at 7pm
LocationDeer Lake United Church
5135 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E 2T2
Just Like Jesus

May 24-25 & 28, 2019

Guest Speaker: Pastor Bill Santos
Youth Guest Speaker: Pastor Charles Lomudak
May 24 
7 pm 

May 25
7:30 am Morning Mana
9:30 am Sabbath School
10 am Worship Service
3 pm Training Seminars
7 pm Gospel Concert
8 pm Vespers
9 pm Social night
May 28
7:30 am Morning Mana
9:30 am Pastor Bill Sanios

Noose Bay Pentecostal Camp
2530 Noose Beach Bay Rd V9P-2E5
Living in Hope
May 24-26, 2019


at Ashton Creek. Mark your calendars May 24, 25 & 26.
Theme is Living in Hope with Kandus Thorpe as feature speaker.

About  the Guest Speaker: 
Kandus Thorp has played a major part in the growth and success of the Adventist Television Network and its Hope Channel. It is impossible to overstate the value of her countless and enthusiastic contributions to its development. She and her husband Pastor Brad Thorp, are the proud parents of three sons, Jonathon, Chris and Stephen. Kandus enjoys music and is an accomplished pianist. She loves the challenge of another interior design, renovation and decorating project. Kandus looks forward to Heaven when she will be able enjoy the fellowship of co-workers and the friends she has made the world over. 
Additional information and registration forms are coming shortly.  

Registration form: (click to download)

If you would like to sing with a ladies’ group, please let us know and we will e-mail you the music to go over. 
Please e-mail Nellie Ferguson at

In Touch with Jesus
May 25, 2019

The 4th Annual Spring Convention of Northern BC
"In Touch with Jesus"
May 25, 2019 - 9:30am - 5pm

Guest Speaker: 
Ron Sydenham

The Island Gospel Fellowship Church
810 Highway 35
Burns Lake BC
Alumni Weekend
May 25, 2019

FVAA Alumni and Friends are invited to attend our alumni event on Sabbath, May 25. Honored classes are 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2009, but all former students and their families are welcome. We also warmly welcome all former school employees. Alumni are encouraged to attend one of our local churches for the morning worship service. Lunch will be provided by the school at 12:30 PM. You are encouraged to bring desserts to share. The service will be at 2 PM featuring alumni Bill Gerber and Phil Hudema (Class of 1979). We will have photos and school tours following the program, as well as plenty of time for reconnecting with old friends

More info:
Annual Spring Concert
May 30, 2019

Come join us for our annual free spring concert! The high school students have prepared Broadway musical numbers from classics such as The Sound of Music, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast as well as new music from The Greatest Showman and Mamma Mia and so much more for our Royals Got Talent: Broadway Musical Edition complete with judges and a host for the evening! Performances include choir, band, duets, solos, percussion, ensembles and more! Invite your friends and family for May 30, 2019 at 7 pm in the FVAA Gymnasium. An offering will be collected. Come show your support of our school with a fun-filled evening of music and laughter!

More info:
Hats Off to Ms. Erickson
May 26, 2019

SUN MAY 26, 12:30-3 pm. 

Put on a great hat and come to Deer Lake School for an Open House Lunch honouring the multiple hats of responsibility worn by Ms. Erickson during her 25 years of faithful service to Christian education! She will be missed!

We need you to 1) wear a fabulous hat and 2) bring a personal note, card or picture expressing your appreciation to be placed in a Memory Book. 
More info:

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:

Reflecting God's Glory
 Video Collection

Sermons and seminars that were recorded in the main pavilion during the BC Camp Meeting 2018 - Reflecting God's Glory session are now posted in a collection page. Each video is viewable as well as downloadable.

Click on the links below to view the videos:

Parkview Adventist Academy
PAA Days
June 2-3, 2019

Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA) will hold its annual "PAA Days", starting Sunday, June 2, until Monday, June 3, on the PAA / Burman University campus in Lacombe, Alberta

PAA Days offers an exciting opportunity for academy students to see what life is like at Parkview Adventist Academy while making new friends.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in sports, the arts, a treasure hunt (to acquaint students with the campus) and a "Western Picnic" during their visit.  Visitors from out of town will stay in Maple Hall, the academy dorm, on Sunday night, June 2.  Groups may extend their stay by special arrangement with PAA administration.  A travel subsidy is available to groups traveling more than 300 kilometres to this event 
There is no charge for participating in PAA Days.  A pre-registration form is available when you visit our website at
Mountain View Summer Camp
Seniors Camp 2019
June 23-28, 2019

Office: 778-769-5890
Mountain View Summer Camp
Seniors Camp 2019
June 30-July 5, 2019

Office: 778-769-5890
Creator Unknown
September 19-22, 2019

For more information:
Visit or contact Brian Wahl.  
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)

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

Mountain View Summer Camp
Summer Camp Staff Applications

Summer Camp Staff application forms are here 2019. Fill in appropriate new staff or returning staff form. (links below)

New Staff online application
Previous Staff online application

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.

Junior Accountant

Deer Lake School is presently seeking a full-time Junior Accountant. Individuals interested in the position must be familiar with full cycle bookkeeping and accounting, bank reconciliations, financial reporting, journal entries and general ledger accounts, preparing monthly financial reports and supporting year-end file preparation for external auditors.  Applicants should have an accounting degree or an appropriate combination of accounting courses and relevant experience. This is a permanent, full-time position, with benefits. 

Please visit under employment opportunities, for a full job description and how to apply.
Position available: Full-time Junior Accountant
Contact: visit
May 2019 Specials


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12 noon – 4 pm

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