REACH Newsletter - August - 2018
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Conference Events 
August 24, 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 August. 

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. 

Random “nuggets” garnered from various presentations—there were 18 seminar speakers and 7 main guest pastors.  Amazing.
  •      Mission was not made for the church. The church was made for mission—God’s mission.
  •      The purpose of being a disciple is not only to proclaim the good news of the Gospel, but to demonstrate the love of God to people who are in need.
  •     Real church begins when the worship service ends—when people go out to immerse themselves in the community’s needs. Leaders of all divisions in the church should be patient, kind and compassionate with one another, forgive each other, never hate one another, be humble toward each other and have fellowship with one another. They do need accountability, but they also need love and encouragement.  Thus fellowship is so very important.
  •      Our purpose is not just to “win people over” to our beliefs but, like Andrew the disciple, to bring people to Jesus.
  •      To be like Jesus is to be a servant.  If we are not a true servant we do not qualify as a leader. When our life is a storm, don’t forget that Jesus is in your boat. Jesus trusted in His Father, and slept peacefully.  Shouldn’t we?  Forget your own feeble efforts to save yourself.  That’s useless.  Turn your life over to Him.  Stay close to Him, emulate Him and He’ll save you and keep you in the way of salvation.  Then you will also be able to relax, rest and enjoy His unending grace.
  •      We do should not seek value in those we love.  Like Jesus, we should create value in the ones He loves—all people.
  •      Salvation is not just to obtain, but to retain.
  •      Ask not “what is truth?” but rather Who is the truth?  Jesus.
  •      We often ask how we can be the best church in the community (the focus is on us).  We should rather ask how can we be the best church for the community (the focus then is on others).
  •       Do not look at people as projects.  Look at them as children of God, whom He loves dearly and Whom He wants to be with for eternity.
  •      We can’t say, “I love God but I don’t necessarily love all people.” For all people are God’s people.
  •       Some refer to us as Seventh-day Eventists.  We hold an
    “event” (program, seminar, evangelistic series 1-6 per year) but never really “mingle” with the community beforehand, during or even after. Determine what God is calling you to do for Him.  Remember the simple formula Ellen White penned?  Mingle, find needs, fill those needs, and then ask people to follow Jesus.
  •      Do not merely serve for Jesus (relying on your skills or resources) but serve with Jesus, relying on His skills, power and Holy Spirit.
  •      And witnessing is not just about your ability, but your availability.
  •     Don’t just give people information—head to head, but give them care and comfort with love—heart to heart
  •      With Jesus—discover grace, grow in grace
     Now Lord, help us apply these concepts, through Your grace.

Submitted by: Sid Kettner,
Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church

Camp Meeting 2018


A number of items were found and turned into the lodge office during Camp Meeting 2018. Items include phones, glasses, and vehicle keys etc.

If any of these items might be yours, please call the Conference Office at 604 853 5451 to identify and claim before September 30.

September 14-16, 2018

SAGE BC is hosting a weekend retreat for all ages at Camp Hope featuring speaker Lewis Walton.

Join us for a time of fellowship and spiritual enrichment in the beautiful surroundings of the camp, located near Hope, British Columbia.  This weekend will include walks, discussions and social times in addition to inspiring talks by the featured speaker, Lewis Walton.

An Amateur Hour is planned for Saturday night and all retreat attendees are invited to participate in this activity.  

More information or register: 
Telephone: Donna Hodgins:
Home: 604 796 5262 or Cel: 604 750 8696

For further information please contact Ed or Shirley Oakley:
Telephone: 250 656 6944 or 250 208 4200

Register before September 4, 2018 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.
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

September 26-30, 2018

Join us on the beautiful beaches of Pugwash, Nova Scotia in Canada, September 26-30th!
The SDACC is hosting Hope and Wholeness Health Summit you won’t want to miss.

There will be a variety of topics and training, including Depression and Anxiety Recovery, Mental Health First Aid Training, Health Coach Training, Plant-based cooking classes, how to have effective home ministries, including in home wellness retreats. We are adding some exciting features, including a question/answer forum, 5k Mud Run, Make & Take natural home products, exercise classes, how to minister in your community, and much more! There will also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas, concerns, and expectations for Health Ministries in North America with your Union and NAD Directors. This event is co-sponsored by the NAD Health Ministries.

These topics and others feature a variety of speakers including:

  • Mark Johnson, SDACC President,
  • Pekka Maattanen, Professor, Burman University,
  • Jon Betlinski, MD, Director, Division of Public Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University,
  • Jonathan Zita, Director Lifestyle Canada
  • Dr. Angeline David, NAD Health Ministries Director
  • Dr. Eddie Ramirez, Director of Research of the Nedley Clinic and Weimar Institute
  • Rudy Davis, ND
  • Bonney Musgrave, Assistant Professor, Vegetarian Culinary Arts, Southern Adventist University
  • Breck Lang, RN, MSc, Global Community Development
  • Frank Kelemen, MSc Biology
  • Angela Poch, CN, Health Coach
  • and others.

This is located at the summer camp which is right on the ocean. The views are beautiful, with a rustic camp feel. Bedding is only provided for speakers. You must bring your bedding or pay an additional $30. Meals and lodging included in cost. Consider bringing a young adult from your church!

Single Ticket September 26-30:
$135 including linens $165

Single Ticket September 28 evening-30:
$80 including linens $110

Single Ticket (under age 26) September 28 evening-30:
$50 including linens $80

Single Ticket Vendor Fee Septmeber 26-30:

Wednesday, September 26 registration starts at 4pm
Weekend registration starts at 4pm Friday, September 28

Please note all funds are in Canadian currency. Certified Trainings are an additional fee, please contact organizer for fees. Weekend tickets do not include certified trainings, Depression and Anxiety Recovery, Mental Health First Aid, etc.

Shuttle services are offered from the Halifax, Nova Scotia airport on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

Workshops and Trainings include:

  • Addictions Recovery
  • Depression & Anxiety Training (additional charge)
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (additional charge)
  • Health Coaching
  • Cooking Classes
  • Whole Family Wellness
  • In-Home Wellness Retreats
  • Reaching Refugees
  • Compassion of Christ
  • Diabetes Undone
  • Community Health Expo
  • God & Science
  • Caring for the Heart
  • Exercise for the Soul
  • Effective Home Ministries

Added Features!:

  • Spa Night!
  • Make & Take Home Products
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • Open Forum Discussion
  • Question/Answer Discussion Panel
  • Pilates Classes
  • Walks on the Beach!
  • Visioning Prayer Session
  • Share your ideas/concerns/expectations with your Union, and NAD Leaders

For more information and registration visit the website:


Click on the links to read:

July 21, 2018
July 28, 2018
August 4, 2018
August 11, 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 - August.

Click on the links below to view the videos:

September 28-30, 2018


Women's Ministry Fall Retreat
Healing for the Sealing
September 28-30, 2018 - Camp Hope, BC

Guest Speaker: Esmie G. Branner, Ph.D


  • Living in a Toxic World
  • Beyond the Veil of Darkness
  • His Mind or Your Mind
  • Looking to Be Changed? (The DNA of God)
  • The Power of Thought (Healing for the Sealing)
Online registration at:

For more information on the retreat, visit online:
or call the Conference Office for Mary: 604 853-5451 ext 105
Wellness Coach Training I
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2018

First Nations Adventist Training Presents…
Wellness Coach Training I
First part of 3 intensive training sessions

7 days of intensive practical training at
Camp Hope Lodge, Hope, B.C.
Sep 30-Oct 7, 2018
Open to all First Nations people and those wanting to work with First Nations people.

Training Topics
  • Spiritual Wellbeing
  • Natural Medicine and Herbs
  • Cultural Competency in Ministry
  • Health/Wellness Coaching
  • Natural Home Remedies
  • Basic Business & Marketing Skills
  • Mental Health and Stress
Cost: $975 includes tuition, meals, & accommodation
For more information visit:
Or email -
Registration deadline:  September 16, 2018
October 12-13, 2018


Men's Ministry Fall Retreat
Becoming a Man of God
October 12-13, 2018 - Camp Hope, BC

Our annual Men's Retreats are great powerful weekends of men joining together to worship, learn and experience the power and grace of God in new and fresh ways.

Guest Speakers:

Pastor Kevin Wilfley and Keith Wilifey


  • Becoming a Man of Prayer
  • Becoming a Man of Service Becoming a Man of Integrity
  • Becoming a Man of Generosity
  • Becoming a Man of Faith
  • Becoming a Special Forces Man  
1 Person per room package: $195 per person
2 People per room package: $150 per person
3 People per room package: $135 per person
Day Tripper Rate: $35 per person (includes two meals)

ONLINE Registration
For more information on the Retreat, visit or call Greg Wellman at 250-493-2741

October 14-18, 2018

Silver Hills-Coming to Hope
October 14-18, 2018

Come and Discover How Lifestyle Can Reverse Disease

Phil Brewer, lifestyle makeover coach and founder of Silver Hills Guest House  will be leading the lifestyle team.
Cameron Johnston, stress management and burnout coach.

4 Days of Lifestyle Training to Maximize Health and Longevity

  • Prevent, arrest and reverse major lifestyle diseases
  • Diabetes, explore a natural way out
  • Simple lifestyle answers for reversing heart disease
  • Discover stress solutions and how to take control  
  • Enjoy refreshing SPA treatments
  • Take a time out to unwind in a beautiful mountain setting
  • Eat delicious healthy plant-based meals
Register Before September 14, 2018 For a 33% Discount.

For complete info and how to register:
or call/text: 250-267-1660
October 26-28, 2018

Health Share Weekend
Benefits of a Plant-Focused Diet and Healthy Living: Equipping Leaders for Healthy Living

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marcus Trayer and the BC Conference Health Ministry Team

Topics include:

  • Weighty Matters and Diets Exposed
  • Longevity and Protecting Your Arteries
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Other Benefits of Healthy Living
  • Plus Cooking Demonstrations
To Register:  
Or call Donna Hodgins:
250-796-5262 or cell: 604-750-8696 (no calls from the US to the cell please).

Admission & Costs: 
  • Single Room: $255
  • Shared Room, per person: $210
  • Couple: $415
  • RV, 30 amp hook up including meals, first guest: $205, extra guests $135 each
  • Meals only, no accommodations: $135
  • Individual meal pricing: Breakfast $16, Noon $18, Evening $16
  • Extra Night in Room: Single $60, Shared $75
  • RV per night: $40

Note:  Sign in and Health Testing starts at 9am Friday October 26th.  Please be sure you sign in AND have the health test done by noon so you can par-ticipate in the afternoon seminar.

Space in the Lodge is VERY limited, register early! Last day to register or cancel registration is September 25, 2018.  Payment due at time of registration. Two nights - Friday, Saturday, if you need accommodations for Thursday night please let Donna know.

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