REACH Newsletter - May - 2018
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Conference Events 
May 4, 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 May.  

If you would like your Church event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office. 604 853 5451. ext 503 

Click on the images / e-mail address / another website that is provided below the description to see more information for the event. 


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April 28, 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 - April.

Click on the links below to view the videos:

Campus Connect

May 4, 7PM - Westminster SDA Church,
May 5, 3PM - Deer Lake School,

The MetroVan SDA churches are partnering to invite SDA Christians grade 12 through graduate students to connect each other. Grade 12s thinking about local colleges and universities have a chance to meet some friendly faces and find support for the transition to post-Secondary life.

Keynote speaker Ron Pickell has experience as a public campus chaplain at Berkely and understands the challenges keeping ones faith active in a secular academic environment.

Church members interested in supporting Collegiate ministry are invited to join a special session with Linda Glatts at 3:15pm Saturday afternoon on How to be an Effective Care Group Leader. Student sessions will address mental health, discipleship, apologetics. Time for prayer and planning and socializing will follow.

Pastors from the MetroVan churches and BC youth director Brian Wahl will be there to hear from you what support you need.

For more information please call the church office 604-266-6727
Life Groups - Cultivating Community

Smithers Christian Reformed Church
4035 Walnut Drive, Smithers BC
North Okanagan Women's Weekend Retreat
Ashton Creek, Enderby, BC

Come and join us in Enderby, BC on May 25, 26 & 27, 2018. Relax & rejuvenate with friends out in nature and be blessed with messages from our featured speakers, Diana Chahine and Alanna Augustin.

For more info, visit us on Facebook
Camp Hope, June 15-17, 2018


A well-trained team of church elders relieves the burdens pastors feel and gives them joy in their own ministry. For this reason the BC Conference is inviting all Local Church elders to attend the annual Elders Retreat.

This year’s presenter, Nikolaus Satelmajer, will present the following topics:
1. Effective Spiritual Leadership in the Local Congregation
2.  Four (
Almost) Easy Steps for Preparing a Sermon
3.  Leading Committees and Boards
4.  Resources for Church Elders

5.  Questions Elders Ask


The cost is $150/- for the weekend (double occupancy), but if elders sign up by June 5 the discounted price will be $100/-.

Online Registration:

SAGE & Mountain View Summer Camp
June 24-30, 2018

SAGE and MVSC invites BC Seniors to attend Summer Camp for free on June 24 – 30, 2018.

Shirley Oakley - 250-656-6944,

Send your application forms to:
Mountain View Summer Camp:
Box 1000, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4P5
Or email Shelley
Summer Campout

 ATTENTION: ALL SDA young adults 20 years old and up!! We are planning our fifth annual Young Adult Campout weekend for those that fall into in this stage of life!! This is an event put on by young adults, for young adults in an attempt to create a stronger community within this age group, within the SDA community. 

When: June 29- July 2, 2018.
Where: Camp Hope.
Who: Young Adults.

Check out the website for all the details at .

 Make sure to register, to save your camp site. We look forward to seeing you there, on Canada Day long weekend!

Email Jody at if you have any questions about the event.

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
Mountain View Summer Camp

2018 Registration Now Open
A great summer is planned for children ages 7–18!

Register online at or send your application to before May 31 and receive a $100.00 discount!

Call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 413 and make your Visa or MasterCard payment before May 31.

Don’t miss this opportunity to send your child to camp at a great price! Expect to have fun, adventure and make new friends at camp this year!


Camps for the Blind: July 1 – 6

Kid’s Camp 1 July 8 – 15 (Age 7 – 12)

Kid’s Camp 2 July 15 – 22 (Age 7 – 12)

Teen Camp August 5 – 12 (Age 12 – 14)

Youth Camp August 12 – 19 (Age 14 – 18)

Administrative Assistant 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (British Columbia Conference) is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant. The position involves dealing with confidential matters and personal information. The individual needs to be a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and have a good understanding of the church’s structure.
Able to complete internal and external correspondence, legal documents, form letters and other documents, and distributes them as directed. Responds to questions and requests for information. Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, with the ability to use online websites and databases. Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment. Exceptional communication skills. Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner. Works cooperatively with all team members to support the achievement of the organization's goals. Understands and adheres to all Conference policies and procedures.
Please send resume with references to:
Ern Brake, VP for Administration by May 14, 2018.   
LifeStart Seminars

Beginning May 10, at 7 pm, Roy Williams will preside at Dr. David DeRose’s Lifestart video seminars, which address various health related topics. The May sessions will focus on losing weight naturally, while June zeroes in on reversing heart disease.

The Lifestart seminars, as well as the Ladies’ Fitness programs at 4:30 on Wednesdays are free, being presented as a public service by the Penticton Seventh-day Adventist church.
This free seminar is to Lose Weight Naturally. 
For more information:
Please call 250-487-7686
Or e-mail
Wellness Seminar, May 12 & 13

You are warmly invited to attend an exciting, cutting edge 2 day event at the McBride Seventh-Day Adventist Church. This 2 day lifestyle seminar will focus on the whole person.  

  • Mental Health - How trauma affects our wellbeing.
  • Spiritual Health - Spiritual detox to finding your Spirit.
  • Emotional Health - Healing the hurt.
  • Physical Health - Clinical Health/The healing power of foods.
Speaker: Rohan K. Watson
(Counsellor, Health Coach, Fitness and  Nutrition Coach) 
When: May 12 & 13, 2018
Where: McBride SDA Church
1075 Lamming Pit Road McBride, BC V0J 2E0

Time: Saturday at 11:00 & 4:30 pm; Sunday at 3:30 pm
Phone: (250) 968-4493
Healthy Skin Demos

Date:  May 20, 2018  on a SUNDAY
Place: 713 Cavell St. Creston, B.C.
(Close to Save-on-Foods & A&W)
Time:  2–4 PM
Luncheon Supplied/ Healthy Skin Instruction/ Demos
Registration Preferred: Cost will be $5.00 @ Door
Please Contact: Patty Walters @email:
Attention: Moms & Dads  ~  Free Child Care ~  Available !

Alumni Weekend, May 26-27

FVAA is having another great Alumni Weekend on May 26 and 27, 2018.

The honoured classes will be 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2008, but all former and current students, families, and friends are welcome to join the program. 

The weekend will include:
Sabbath worship, lunch, and social times.
Sunday, the music and drama departments will present “Anne of Green Gables” the musical.
Anne of Green Gables, May 24

Fraser Valley Adventist Academy is presenting the theatrical event, Anne of Green Gables.
Thursday, May 24 from 6:30-9:00 pm

$20 Adults
$15 Children 4-12 yrs
Free under 4 yrs

For more information and ticket purchase: 
Phone: (604) 607-3822 
Chef Fest DLS, Alumni Edition
Eat | Play | Laugh   

Deer Lake School is proud to host Chef Fest DLS, Alumni Edition, on Sat. May 26, at 9 pm. Six Deer Lake School alumni chefs will celebrate their passion for food as they demonstrate their favourite delicious vegetarian recipes. You’ll even be able to taste all their international creations and get copies of recipes!  There will be various international booths selling their classic favourite foods, and food-themed games. (Churches are welcome to host a food booth.) 

Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. Worship hosted by DLS alumni begins at 8 pm. All funds raised will support the 2019 Grade 11 & 12 International Service and Cultural Exchange Trip.

Visit for details.
Westminster SDA Church
Afternoon Tea Party

Silver Creek SDA Church
110th Anniversary

JUNE 9, 2018 starting at 9:30 am

1509 Salmon River Rd. Salmon Arm, BC

You are invited to come celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Silver Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church on June 9, 2018 starting at 9:30 am. The Address is 1509 Salmon River Rd. Salmon Arm, BC. (Silver Creek) 

Come relive cherished memories.
Potluck to follow.

For more information contact:
Edna Crombie 250-832-6990 or Florence Schwartz 250-832-3267

Volunteer Needs

Mountain View Summer Camp Needs: Nurses, Paramedics and/or Fireman are invited to come and share your First Aid talents by volunteering for a week at Summer Camp. You will receive a free camp for your child each week of volunteer. Contact
Weeks Available:
Kids Camp 1 – July 8 – 15
Kids Camp 2 – July 15 – 22
Teen Camp – August 5 – 12
Youth Camp – August 12 - 19
Maranatha is Coming

 Maranatha Is Coming To Camp Hope, Soon.

We currently have 23 Maranatha Volunteers coming (from afar), and 16 volunteers coming (from BC), albeit some of these for just a few days. There is still room for a few more volunteers as we tackle a number of projects May 10 – 24, 2018. The window of opportunity is slowly closing however. We could sure use one or two carpenter/builder types.  

Contact Bill Gerber if you would still like to come join the fun for even a day or two, or to learn more about the projects we will be working on. Varied and various skills are welcome.

Email or contact the camp at 604-869-2615 and leave message.

Adventist Book Centre
"Boldly Brave"

God asks each of us to be boldly brave in the ongoing struggle between good and evil. However, warriors for God do not always fight with swords or spears. God gives each of us weapons of faith. In Boldly Brave you will find stories of girls and women, men and boys of the Bible who used their weapons of faith—kindness, prayer, love, trust, and hope—to win battles for God.

You can use your weapons of faith, too, when you face problems in your life. God promises to help you win the victory, because when you are victorious, He is victorious!

Read the stories of Rebekah and Ruth, Miriam and Esther, Samuel and Solomon, Isaac and Josiah, and many more, to learn how they stepped out boldly with their faith-weapons to win victories for Jesus. Then look for the questions and activities following each story—questions to make you think, fun activities to help you understand the story better, and suggestions of how to be God’s warrior every day.
“Be brave and courageous.” –Psalm 27: 14, NLT
Regular Price: $19.99
Pre/Post Camp Sale Price: $17.97

ABC store hours:
Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Friday 10:00 am to 1 pm.
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm.

Phone number:
604-859-2566 or toll free 1-800-765-6955.

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