REACH Newsletter - September - 2019
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Conference Events 
September 20, 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 September. 

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. 
Celebrating Baptisms

We are happy to announce the Baptisms during Camp Hope at the Lake of the Woods on July 27th, 2019 From left to right: Pastor N. Cote, Fiona Campbell, Gabrielle Cote of Cornerstone SDA Church and Gabrielle's cousins: Sarah & Hannah Barnhart of Campbell River SDA Church & Pastor M. De Lione

And the ceremony of the baptismal & Profession of Faith vows (from left to right).
at Cornerstone SDA church.
    Fiona Campbell-Baptized
    Mikhail Mondigo- Profession of Faith
    Can Zhou- Profession of Faith
    Gabrielle Cote- Profession of Faith

Justin Beeken who was baptized on May 25, 2019 into the Cornerstone SDA church.
What a joy for his mother, Ineke & church family and friends to see how he has grown in Christ.
He has studied the Amazing Facts lessons and the Truth[Link] lessons over the course of the last two years.
Celebrating Baptism

Kevin Ottewell's Testimony

I grew up in a Christian home, which I am so thankful for. Because of that foundation, I knew God was always there for me. 
But like many, I drifted away from church. I came to believe my life was good enough without God, so I put him on the back burner for a long time. That is something I am very ashamed of now. 
I developed some bad habits over the years, and I felt like my life was definitely not going down the right path. Earlier this year, I was going through a very difficult time, and I felt that I hit a crossroad. My parents and other family members were actively praying for me, and I was faced with an important decision. My habits were going to take me down a further destructive path, or I could seek God for help and see if I could get through the issues and be a better example for my son. 
I sought God on my knees like never before and decided to give Him all of my heart. I truly didn’t expect what happened next, but He completely took away all of my past habitual cravings and routines! I didn't realize how quickly God could change my life, and now I just want to live for Him. My new life feels absolutely amazing! I really enjoy worshipping at Church in the Valley and I look forward to going to church every week!
I am so grateful for the many years my parents prayed for me. They never gave up. I am also so thankful to a God who had enormous patience with me, because I didn’t give Him the love that He deserves for so long. I can't wait to meet Him face to face and thank Him for his unconditional love and what He did for me!
New Location

New Life SDA Church has a new meeting location.  If you are wanting to fellowship with the members of New Life SDA Church please note they are now meeting at 17400 60 Avenue, Surrey.  

If you need to get in contact with the church please e-mail their new Pastor, Alrick Watson, at

September 27-29

Sabbath Only..................... $70 (includes two meals and registration)

2 People per Room............$195 (includes five meals, registration and accommodation)

3 People per Room............$180 (includes five meals, registration and accommodation)

4 People per Room............$165 (includes five meals, registration and accommodation)

*$10 off for early-bird registration until September 4, 2019.

Regular rates apply until the registration deadline of September 19, 2019.

ONLINE Registration:

Great Controversy - Love Under Siege
September 27-29

 Pastor Leomar Macaraig, senior pastor for Vancouver Filipino SDA Church and Abundant Life SDA Church. 
Dates: September 28 thru to October 18th
Meeting Nights: Wednesdays to Sundays starting at 7 pm 
Location: Collingwood Neighborhood House 5288 Joyce St, Vancouver 

September 27-29

ave you ever wondered what you would do in case there is a natural disaster?  Are you ready, prepared and willing to help your communities through the damages left behind after a disaster?  Are you ready to volunteer yourself for a free preparedness training?  Today you can join a group of volunteers seeking preparedness training to overcome any natural disaster.  ADRA-Canada is coming to British Columbia and will be hosting free preparedness trainings. They will take place from September 27-29, 2019 at the Rest Haven Church in Sidney, and from October 18-20 at the Prince George Church in Prince George
If you are interested in signing-up to take part in the training sessions, please contact Tanya Avelar-Martinez at or at 604-853-5451 x300. 

Let’s work together to prepare British Columbia for any emergency.  ADRA-Canada and the BC Conference are eagerly waiting for your responses. 
46th Anniversary & Homecoming
October 5

Surrey SDA  Church
8520-132nd Street, Surrey BC

Tel: 604-591-2922 

October 9- November 13

Get ready for some family fun! We have a TON of awesome FREE classes and activities for all ages! Join us for dinner and a fun night with other families.

Join us every Wednesday from October 9 to November 13 for dinner and a fun night with other families.

Dinner: 6:00 pm
$5/person or $15/family

(we define a family as parents/guardians and children)
Activities and Classes: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

See you there!
Weekend Retreat
October 18-20, 2019

Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE)

Camp Hope October 18-20, 2019
ONLINE Registration:
Call: Tanya at 604-853-5451 X 300. 

BC Conference Pathfinders and Adventurers Leadership Convention:
All Adventurer, Master Guide, Pathfinder and Teen Leaders are invited to attend the 2019 AMPT Leadership Convention on October 25 – 27, 2019. Please send your application forms to Shelley at, or apply online at

The cost is just $105.00 if received by October 21, 2019.
Late registration cost of $125.00 begins on October 22, 2019. 

Call to the Challenge
October 25-27

  • Up To Oct 20 – $20
  • After Oct 20 – $35
  • Day Trippers $50 Registering up to Oct 20 (includes Registration, Lunch, Supper and Sabbath Meetings)
  • Late Day Trippers $60 (Registering after October 20)


  • Single in room $203
  • Two in room $155
  • Three in room $139
For more info and registration:
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:


All Youth age 13 and up are invited to attend the BC Conference Annual Youth Retreat on November 8 – 11, 2019. Don’t miss the Early Bird Price of $104.00--Application and payment is required by October 31, 2019. Applications received on or after November 1, 2019 the price goes up to $134.00. See your Church office, Youth Leader for an application form, or call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304:

Email Adult Leaders are also needed, please submit an application for approval by Brian Wahl, Youth Director. Online registration is accepted at

Minimum payment of $50.00 is required at the time your application is received. Please call Shelley to make your payment with Visa or MasterCard—Debit or cash payments are accepted if you come to our office.


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

Sermons and seminars that were recorded in the main pavilion, Fourteen6 & The Wave during the BC Camp Meeting 2019 - Reflecting Christ's Character session are being posted in collection pages. Each video is viewable as well as downloadable.

(Note: Some sessions are still in the process of being uploaded. Please check periodically for new updates.)

Main Pavilion



Young Adults - FOURTEEN6
(Note: Some sessions are still in the process of being uploaded)

The Wave

Sessions: coming soon

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:

November 29 - December 1

Prices are as follows:   

  • Early registration $15/couple (Register until September 14) 
  • Regular registration $20/couple (Register from September 15-November 9) 
  • Late registration $25/couple (Register on or after November 10) 

Registration deadline is November 22 

Lodging based on double occupancy (base rate only; add registration fee on top, according to dates) 

$310 (includes 5 meals – Friday supper, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

$296 (includes 1 snack and 4 meals – Friday snack, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

Meals (couples that live close by. Base rate only’; add registration fee on top, according to dates)

$154 (includes 5 meals – Friday supper, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

$140 (includes 1 snack and 4 meals – Friday snack, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

Day droppers (Sabbath with meals. Base rate only; add registration fee on top, according to dates) 
$120 – per couple 

The first 30 couples to register will receive $50 off

Contact Tanya Avelar-Martinez to register
Call: 604-853-5451 X 300. 


 Guest Speaker Mira Djakov


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

Bookmobile Driver


Full-Time Position available: The Adventist Book Center in Abbotsford is looking for someone to drive the Bookmobile and help in the store.  Applicant must be a Seventh-Day Adventist in good standing and have a Class 1 licence with 5 yrs. experience preferred.

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

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:
Inspirational Books

Andrews Study Bible NIV                 
Prices starting at $65.00, please call the ABC Store for details
The Mideast Messiah by Philip G. Samaan                 
$27.99 each
From Plant to Plate by Tami Bivens, R.D.                
$33.99 each

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

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