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 July.
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.
OAKRIDGE ADVENTIST CHURCH
We are so excited that Pastor Rhoda has become OAC's new lead Pastor. Know a bit more about Rhoda and her family click on the link below. You will be impressed to learn what she did before to be a pastor.
To more about Oakridge Adventist Church visit our website https://oacvancouver.ca/
or please feel free to call the Church office
CHURCH IN THE VALLEY
On Sabbath June 20, Pastor David Jamieson and Pastor Anderline Bredy baptized 3 individuals into Church in the Valley. Pastor Dave and Pastor Anderline began personal bible studies with each individual and during COVID-19 continued with Zoom Bible studies until each candidate was ready for baptism.
Niobe Reyes Martinez studied with Pastor Anderline and was baptized
by Pastor Anderline
Angel Covone (son of Niobe) studied with Pastor Anderline and was baptized
by Pastor Dave
This mother and son wished to be baptized into and join the
church together. Praise God!
Tracy Chepkemoi studied with and was baptized by Pastor Dave. Tracy is a
19-year-old who is attending Trinity Western University and she is excited to begin her adventure with Jesus at Church in the Valley.
If you would like to know more about Church in the Valley you may visit our website https://www.churchinthevalley.ca/
or please feel free to call
the church office 604-514-8335
Virtual Camp Meeting Children's Division RESCUED
Come and join the conference for the Children's Virtual Camp Meeting.
All the divisions ages 12 and under will be following the same theme entitled: "RESCUED" You will not want to miss the excitement and fun learning that will be happening at each of the age levels. Join us online for the ZOOM meetings or view the pre-recorded programs. To provide the necessary safeguards and protection of our children all children will need to PRE register. All pre registrations will need to be completed by Monday July 27, in order to qualify to attend these meetings.
Check the website for the forms and instructions. https://virtualcm2020.bcadventist.ca/waivers/
Virtual Camp Meeting Earliteens and Youth
We are looking forward to having Steven Fonseca to join us for the Virtual Camp Meeting this year. Pastor Steven's passion is for the youth ministry which lead him to leave his home country and his career in diplomacy and international affairs to follow God's calling.
Waivers for the Earliteens
Parental Permission WAIVERS are required for all participants 0 – 18 years old, in order to participate in the 2020 Virtual Camp Meeting. Please fill out the attached WAIVER (1 per family), include names of all family members, and the age of all children. Email it email@example.com 5:00 pm on July 27. Use the fillable form and be sure your WAIVER has been LEGALLY signed as per instructions provided.
Adult Permission WAIVER is required for all adults participating in the Youth/Children’s programs. Please return the COVID19 Online Adult Permission Waiver. Use the fillable form and be sure your WAIVER has been LEGALLY signed as per instructions provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
JULY - SEPTEMBER
For more information
Please contact Brian Wahl at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 604.308.5627 or Shelley Gibbons, at email@example.com to book your preferred date(s). First Come, First Serve ~ If your requested date(s) are not available we will work with you to find a date/time that will work for you.
You may also visit the below websites firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mvsc.ca
PATHFINDERS CAMPOREE Part Two SAVE THE DATE July 17-19, 2020
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 /email@example.com.
Deer Lake SDA School
Deer Lake School are offering great activities for your kids this summer, why not check out Deer Lake School’s Summer Day Camps program? Fun weekly themes at great prices!
Visit https://www.deerlakeschool.ca/for more information and how to register.
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