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 May.
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.
Virtual BC Camp Meeting 2020 Led by the Spirit
July 29- August 1, 2020
Loma Linda University
School of Theology
Associate Director -
Biblical Research Institute
Adventist Mission Director
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
Mike & Rene Lemon
It is Written Canada Speaker/Director
Iki Tolu Taimi
Senior Youth and Young Adult/Ministries Director
Southern California Conference
Lisa Clark Diller
Chair, History Department
Southern Adventist University
Young Adults - FOURTEEN 6
Young Adult Discipleship Director
Central California Conference
Senior Editorial Assistant-
Sabbath School Division
Earilteens & Youth
Princeton Seventh-day Adventist Church New Jersey
Information will be following in the next newsletter
Camp Meeting 2021 Registration
To our valued Camp Meeting Guests:
I am sure you are all aware that the BC Conference Board of Directors has cancelled Camp Meeting 2020 due to the pandemic we are currently experiencing. All CM 2020 registrations will be rolled over to 2021. If you have not had the chance to read the official statement yet, you can find it here: https://www.bcadventist.ca/.
Although we won’t be seeing you at Camp this year, we would like to inform you that we are still pushing through with the transition to online registration for Camp Meeting 2021. As we are now almost at the last stages of transition, we would like to ask all our registered guests to please send us an email at email@example.com with your full name, site number, phone number, and current mailing and email addresses. All information related to the new online registration will be sent initially via email, and so it is important that we have your correct information on file. We will keep you informed of the latest developments through our website.
Thank you very much for your support and understanding. May you all be blessed in different ways as you keep yourselves and your families safe during these difficult times.
~Camp Meeting Registration Team
Executive Assistant / Secretariat
Due to Coronavirus
The COVID-19 health crisis is affecting all conferences across the nation, continent, and, indeed, the world. Your prayers are needed as we navigate the future together.
All face-to-face community events have been cancelled. As you have likely heard by now, the BC Camp Meeting 2020 has also been cancelled. However, plans are being formulated to have a shorter Virtual Camp Meeting. It will be held from Wednesday evening to Sabbath evening July 29-August 1. Watch for communications from the BC Conference for more details.
Due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, the Board of Directors (BOD) voted to place a temporary freeze on hiring new pastors in the BC Conference until further notice. The BOD is meeting in June when more details of the economic effects will be reported. The BOD is also holding a separate Financial and Statistical Review at that time where the finances of 2019 will be reviewed and analyzed. The BC Conference is doing all it can to reduce expenses wherever possible, and solicits your prayers that our Lord will guide in all decisions.
We are encouraged by Jesus’ promise in Matthew 6:33-34: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” When we put God first, our courage remains strong.
Vice President for Administration/ Executive Secretary
ADRA, ACS and the BC Conference have partnered up to help 13 local churches with grants that will assist various food related projects for their communities during this COVID-19 crisis. ADRA alone is subsidizing two of these projects. ACS has provided 6000 bags that are being sent to the churches to be used in the distribution of food items. ADRA is always looking for financial cooperation from individuals such as yourself. If you are interested in learning more about what ADRA is doing, not only in BC but in all provinces across Canada, please visit their link; https://www.adra.ca/covid-19-grants/. May God keep us safe as we continue on life’s journey here on earth.
For more information on local church projects please contact Tanya Avelar-Martinez at 604-853-5451 extension 300. Or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 2020 was an exciting day as family members of Marshall Colquhoun witnessed his baptism at the Abbotsford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Michael Maw had studied with Marshall for a long time. One he made his decision, Marshall did not want to wait another day, another week to be baptized. The Abbotsford Church is excited to welcome this young man into our fellowship.
Elder Dan R. Jackson Retires
Daniel R. Jackson, president of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, intends to retire July 1, 2020.
Elder Jackson served as BC Conference President from November 1, 2000 to January 31, 2002. The British Columbia Conference wishes Dan and his wife, Donna, God's blessings and a happy retirement.
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.
Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support of the Lord’s work here in the British Columbia Conference
The British Columbia Conference Churches that are currently set up for livestream are listed below. Most church services begin at 11:00am 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
VANCOUVER YUGOSLAVIAN ADVENTIST CHURCH
Online Bible study and worship every Saturday @9:30 am (both services are on Serbo-Croatian language). For more information, please, contact us on email@example.com
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.
The British Columbia Conference Churches that are currently set up for Mid week meetings with livestream are listed below. Please see each church listing for times of the meetings. Click on the provided links below to watch the meetings live. We will be adding additional churches to the list as we receive their livestream information.
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YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONVENTION 2020 Albuquerque, NM September 3-6, 2020
Save the date! More info coming soon. Youth Leadership Convention for:
Growing Youth Adventist
PROGRAM 2020 Hello from West Coast Adventist DL School! Summer is just around the corner, and we invite you to connect with us through summer online learning! Our mission is to provide you with courses that supplement your school's existing academic programming. WCAS offers many options to help you meet your academic and personal goals. You can complete your work at your own pace, with guidance from a provincially-certified teacher. Check out all of our courses at wcasdl.ca/about-us/courses/ Or you can contact us for more information 1-877-853-5053 /firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ABC Christian Store are making drop-offs to the below locations from May thru to June for prepaid orders. To place an order please call
604-859-2566 and we will be able to assist you. Thank you, ABC Management. PLEASE NOTE:
The areas that are highlighted in yellow have been updated with the correct days and times.
ABC SALE Food Prices for the month of May. Prices subject to change without notice.
Please visit our website athttps://www.bcadventist.ca/abc/for the full list of all food items.