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Conference News & Events 
March 20, 2020  

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 March. 

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.

If you would like your Church news or event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office:
Email communications@bcadventist.ca
Phone604 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.
Dear BC Conference Members:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! 
We are living in an unprecedented time. There are lots of fear, confusion, instability, and serious doubts in people’s minds because of the current health crisis related to the coronavirus. I am certain that these are signs of the times. Therefore, I would kindly encourage all of us to stand firm on our faith in God and His promises. He has never failed us before nor will He now /ever! There are so many comforting promises in His Word that attest to that. 
As our churches are closed due to the governmental health regulations, I would kindly encourage us to invest even more time in the study of God’s Word, memorize as many of His promises found there as possible, stay in contact with our beloved church family through phone calls, e-mails, text messages, etc. We have requested our pastors to reach out to their local congregations through online messages and creative ministry. This is a golden opportunity for us to take advantage of technology to continue to do ministry! All of these will be soothing to our own souls, bind us together, allow us to do service, and generate an amazing sense of spiritual “responsibility” for each other as a community of faith.  
I would like to remind us of three beautiful Bible gems today. I am convinced they will touch our hearts and strengthen our confidence in the Lord’s leadership over our lives:
“He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together.” (Colossians 1:17 NLT)
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5b NIV)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7 NKJV)

May God bless us all as we depend on Him, alone!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres
President
 

Click on the link below to read 
Archived messages

March 15, 2020
It Is Time For Earnest Prayers!

 
Please find the link to a video message from President Mark Johnson regarding COVID-19:  https://www.adventist.ca/home/sdacc-recommended-guidelines-regarding-covid-19/
HAPPY SABBATH from
the British Columbia Conference

Feel cut off from your church family? 

BC Adventist Digital Community is an open interactive Bible study group aimed at those throughout BC who’d like to connect with others but can’t attend or don’t have a local church. 

What it looks like: 1.5 hour group meeting. We will study the adult Sabbath School quarterly (link below if you need a copy), break up into small prayer groups, have a children’s story, and finish with a Bible Study (starting this week at Ephesians 1:19 if you want to get a heads start).

When: Sabbath 9:30am PDT, 10:30 MDT. (Please come 5 to 10 minutes early to make sure you’re all set up with your microphone and video camera.) We will end by 11am so you can watch your favorite TV or YouTube church sermon. Or you can linger to chat just like at church.

This is an interactive group so come prepared to be involved!

Where: Online through Zoom, a free software available on PC, apple, and mobile devices so you’ll need internet and a web cam.  You can join in via phone as well.

To join in the meeting use this link on Saturday 9:30am PDT (10:30am MDT): https://zoom.us/j/286088110

To join via phone, call 778 907 2071 and use meeting ID below: 
Meeting ID: 286 088 110
Note: This is a Vancouver, BC number (no toll free available at this time). 

It is also recommended you join the Facebook group for updates, content, group interaction, and more: www.facebook.com/groups/bcadventistdigitalcommunity/ 

You can view/download the Sabbath School lesson here: http://ssnet.org/study-guides/

If you have any questions or to learn more contact the facilitator Angela Poch, sdaonline@bcadventist.ca

The British Columbia Conference Churches that are currently set up for livestream are listed below. Church services begin at 11:00 am on Sabbath mornings. 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.
  
Abbotsford SDA Church 
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. 
Online – Adventist Giving Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sClEWLS-n0&t=36s
 
Links – Adventist Giving Apps
Apple iOS Adventist Giving App
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/adventist-giving/id1305324406
 
Android Adventist Giving App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
 
Link for Online Giving
https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/AN6888/envelope/start
 
Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support of the Lord’s work here in the British Columbia Conference
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.

https://www.sdadata.org/goingdigitalcovid19.html
HOPE TV
Hope at Home

Combat Anxiety with Hope at Home
March 21-22

With all the anxiety and uncertainty many are experiencing right now, we can find #HopeAtHome this weekend. Join Hope Channel on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at 9AM EDT as they broadcast a live program for those who want to fellowship and pray together. There will be bible studies, health talks with medical professionals on COVID-19, a devotional thought with Pastor Ted Wilson and more. You won’t want to miss this! Visit HopeTV.org/AtHome to learn more.




WHEN: March 21-22
TIME: 9AM EDT
CORNERSTONE SDA CHURCH
Revelation Today
New Day is Dawning

March 6-April 4


WHEN: March 6-April 4 (Held nightly Friday, Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesdays)
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist Church 1415 Noons Creek Dr, Coquitlam, BC V3E 2T7
RIDES PROVIDED NIGHTLY (Please call to register): 778-980-5499
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Vacation Bible School Training 2020

Theme: HEROES (Kids from the Bible)

Hello Vacation Bible School Leaders!
  1. Thank you for your patience in waiting for this instructional video.  I have prepared a VBS Training Video and it is posted on the BC Conference website. It is located at: 
  1. Please contact me if you wish to borrow the SHARE kit which includes the following items:
  • 10 x 20 foot background banner
  • Smaller banner for use at one of the stations
  • 2 tripod banners
  • One tambourine
  • 5 character stand-ups (about a metre high +)
Please give me the dates of the week you want – first come first served.  Your cost is only the courier cost to get it to the next church to use.
  1. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
God’s Blessings to you and take care in these difficult times!
 
Sonja Buchanan
Sbuchanan@bcadventist.ca
778-997-4644  
WESTMINSTER SDA CHURCH
Tax Preparation Clinic
POSTPONED

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 Virus and associated ban on gatherings by the BC Ministry of Health, this event has been postponed. Please continue to check for current updates.

LOCATION: Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church
7925 10 Avenue, Burnaby, BC
FIRST NATIONS ADVENTIST TRAINING
Wellness Coach Training
CANCELLED
 
The SDA Church in Canada Indigenous Ministries department has cancelled the March training due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please follow up on future updates here:
 
WEBSITE:  www.FNAT.ca
EMAIL: info@FNAT.ca
GLOBAL YOUTH DAY 2020
Be the Sermon Broadcast

#GYD20
March 21, 2020

Facebook: @GCYouthMinistriesGYD
Website: www.globalyouthday.org
 
WHITE ROCK SDA CHURCH
Spring Deaf Big Day
CANCELLED

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 Virus and associated ban on gatherings by the BC Ministry of Health, this event has been cancelled.
CHURCH IN THE VALLEY
Parent & Teacher Sexual Health Workshop
POSTPONED


Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 Virus and associated ban on gatherings by the BC Ministry of Health, this event has been postponed. Please continue to check for current updates.
 
WESTMINSTER CHURCH
Calvary's Love Story

An Inspirational Resurrection Celebration
CANCELLED

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 Virus and associated ban on gatherings by the BC Ministry of Health, this event has been cancelled.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/152576484792337/
SAGE
European Reformation Tour

You don't have to be 55 or better to join SAGE Seniors from Washington (and beyond) for a European Reformation Tour from August 6-17, 2020! One of the most memorable parts of the tour: attending Oberammergau, a once-a-decade, 400-year-old passion play! ONLY 8 SEATS REMAIN! $3,400 + airfare.

Contact SAGE assistant, Ana Hernandez, to claim your seat!
Email:ana.hernandez@wc.npuc.org
Call: (253) 681-6008
SDACC ADVENTIST EDUCATION
Excellence in Education Awards 2020 Nominations
April 15 Deadline 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Education Awards. Nominate your Adventist school principal or teacher!
 


Nomination Form:
https://catnet.adventist.ca/files/resources/res_25.pdf
or contact the SDACC Office of Education at: (905) 433-0011
ADVENTURER CAMPOUT
POSTPONED


Please be advised that Adventurer Campout scheduled for April 24 – 26, 2020 has been POSTPONED. We will send you information soon about when that might be.
 
2020 GENERAL CONFERENCE SESSION
POSTPONED
to May 2021


Click to read the official announcement
MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
Seniors Camp
June 21-26, 2020

Office Number: 778-769-5890
Information: info@mvsc.ca
Website: www.mvsc.ca

MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
Blind Camp
June 28 - July 3, 2020

Office Number: 778-769-5890
Information: info@mvsc.ca
Website: www.mvsc.ca

MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER CAMP
VISION

Our Summer Camp deadline for the $150.00 discount is just around the corner now. Many of you have been putting our ad in your bulletin and we really appreciate that!!! With the deadline coming up it would be nice to change up the ad just a little to emphasize that time is getting close and the deadline will be over soon!
 
Mountain View Summer Camp - $150.00 deadline is March 31, 2020

Have you registered for Summer Camp yet? Register by March 31, 2020 and receive a $150.00 discount! All campers age 7-18 are invited to attend the camp, age appropriate, of your choice. Camp is a great place to learn new skills and build new friendships! Don't delay, register today!! We look forward to serving you this summer.

Apply online at www.mvsc.ca or contact Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304 or email me at sgibbons@bcadventist.ca
 
See your church office for an application form! 

Make note of these dates:
Kid’s Camp I   July 5–12       (Age 7-12)
Kid’s Camp II  July 12–19     
(Age 7-12)
Teen Camp     August 2–9    (Age 12-14)
Youth Camp    August 9–16  (Age 14-18)

 
Click buttons to download registration forms and savings coupon:
Camper Registration Form
$150 Savings Coupon
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONVENTION 2020
Albuquerque, NM
September 3-6, 2020

Save the date! More info coming soon. Youth Leadership Convention for:
  • Master Guide
  • Pathfinders
  • Senior Youth
  • Adventurers
  • PCM
  • Growing Youth Adventist
#BCStewardshipStories

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, click on the link below to view the video library:
https://vimeopro.com/bcadventist/stewardship-series


Watch the latest video:

Gilbert - Risie - Shekinah - Seanna
“Train Up a Child"
#KeepGodInFocus

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. 

In case you missed them, click on the link below to view the video library:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-u3X5HrMFwzvaUPnpoNfN-D6sMv8bPee


Watch the latest video:

Ella Ongyiu
“The Desert”
Click link below to listen using WinAmp or iTunes:

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 
School: Fountainview Academy 
Job Title: Cafeteria Cook
Deadline: Until Filled

Description: Fountainview Academy is currently accepting applications for the position of Cafeteria cook.  The successful candidate will work as one of the shift cooks and be a member cafeteria team. Work shifts would be combination of Weekdays and some weekends.  Cooks duties include supervision of students and monitoring the quality and consistency of food served in our vegan cafeteria.

 This position is open to Canadian applicants or those with permanent residency in Canada.

Contact: Diane Richards
E-mail: drichards@fountainview.ca
JOB OPPORTUNITY

 
School: Lakeview Christian School 
Posted: October 28, 2019
Job Title: Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Deadline: Until Filled

Description: Lakeview Christian School, located in beautiful Victoria, BC, is looking for a committed, caring Early Childhood Educator for our Daycare/Preschool. LCS is a fast growing diverse community with vibrant staff and a supportive volunteer network. We have a very supportive, positive environment with a mission to encourage children to love Jesus, love others and love learning.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island. We have temperate weather year round allowing for many outdoor sports and activities. Lakeview Christian School overlooks scenic Elk Lake about 10 minutes from the downtown core and 15 minutes from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. 

The ideal candidate has current BC certification in Early Childhood Education or is qualified to obtain their certification. They are passionate about sharing Jesus and love working with children. They must be energetic, well organized and a good communicator. Position to begin in January 2020.

Contact: Susan Featherby 
729 Cordova Bay Road 
Victoria, BC V8Y 1P7
Phone: (250) 896-6755
E-mail: sfeatherby@lcsvictoria.ca
 
 
 
ABC SALE Food Prices for the month of March and April. Prices subject to change without notice. Please visit out website at https://www.bcadventist.ca/abc/ for the full list of all food items. 


 

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

     
     

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