REACH Newsletter - November - 2018
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Conference Events 
November 2, 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 November. 

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. 
O p e n   H o u s e

Are you considering an Adventist education for your child? Why not drop by during one of Deer Lake School’s Open House events this fall: 

Kindergarten - Mon. Oct. 29, 6-8 pm; 
Elementary (Gr. 1-7) – Mon. Nov. 5, 6-8 pm; 
High School (Gr. 8-12) –Mon. Nov. 19, 6-8 pm. 

You will be able to tour the school with a staff member and learn about the life-changing benefits of educating your child in a nurturing Christian community committed to mental, physical, spiritual and social excellence.

Please note application deadlines:
Kindergarten Jan. 15, 2019
Elementary and high school Feb. 15, 2019.
Details at

Deer Lake School


From Minors To Majors
November 3, 2018

"From Minors To Majors" -

Join us for an eclectic evening of musical talent from all our area churches. All ages welcome. There will be refreshments and a silent auction. 

#music#fundraiser @OCS1917 #eclectic

Date:        Saturday November 3,  2018
Time:        7-9 PM
Cost:        Suggested donation $10
(Funds raised go to support OCS)
G e t  A n s w e r s !
November 3, 2018

Get Answers!
Does God exist?  How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God?  Is evolution happening today?  If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions.  Come and hear Clarence Janzen expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth.  You'll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.

This is an issue that affects everyone.  Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife.  According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things.  At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account. At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.
To find out more:

Date:        Saturday November 3,  2018
Time:        5:00PM - Equipping the Saints
                 So What About Dinosaurs?
What Would You Ask God?
November 3-10, 2018, 7PM

7PM Nightly - November 3-10, 2018

Mission Seventh-day Adventist Church

33522 7th Avenue
Mission, BC  V2V 2E7

Call Ern: 604-302-0055


November 9-12, 2018

Annual Youth Retreat – November 9 – 12, 2018: Search and Rescue is our theme for the Youth Retreat this year based on Luke 19:10 scripture. Our guest speaker will be Nathan Wahl. All youth, ages 13 and up are invited to attend.
Please send your application form to Shelley at, or you can apply online at ; then please call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304 or email to make a Visa/Mastercard payment, or for more information. Don’t forget to invite a friend or two to come along with you!
With an event like the Youth Retreat, we also need to have other adults to help. Please send an application or apply on line to be an Adult Leader: Must be willing to mentor up to 7 youth and help wherever help is needed. Adult Leaders attend for FREE. A Criminal Record Check is required. Please call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304, or email for the link to our online CRC with the Ministry of Justice. If your church/group is sending 5 or more youth, we request that an Adult Leader attend as well, as needed


October 27, 2018

Jesus, Sweet Jesus, Our Savior!

Greetings from Enderby! Today, I will have the honour to share God’s Word with this growing congregation in the Northern Okanagan region. They have built a beautiful new church facility and their membership comprises of many youth and young adults. Praise God for their achievement, for His glory!

I will be making my way to the NAD Year-end Meetings on Monday evening. I kindly request your prayers for those meetings as the leaders of our vast division will gather to pray, present and evaluate reports related to the progress of God’s work, and make plans for growth in our division.

This morning, I was touched by two beautiful quotations from Ellen White about our free salvation in Christ. My prayer is that they will also find a special place in your heart.

“The proud heart strives to earn salvation, but both our title to heaven and our fitness for it are found in the righteousness of Christ.” (DA, 300).

“Better than a title to the noblest palace on earth is a title to the mansions our Lord has gone to prepare. And better than all the words of earthly praise, will be the Saviour's words to His faithful servants, ‘Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.’ “ (COL, 374).

Then, consider connecting those two messages above with one of my favourite Bible verses as they relate to the Great Commission to each of us (individually) and the purpose of existence of our church: “To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27, ESV)
Please find below the link for our beautiful stewardship video (testimony) for this month.

Please, let’s pray for the following spiritual retreats & equipping events at Camp Hope (registration available online):

1 - Health Share Weekend - this weekend, Dr. Marcus Trayer and BC Conference Health Ministry Team.
2 - Youth Retreat “Search & Rescue” - Nov 09-12, Nathan Wahl.

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, D.Min.

Reflecting God's Glory
 Video Collection

Sermons and seminars that were recorded in the main pavilion during the BC Camp Meeting 2018 - Reflecting God's Glory session are now posted in a collection page. Each video is viewable as well as downloadable.

Click on the links below to view the videos:


Prophecy Encounter Canada

November 9-17, 2018

Doug Batchelor
has experienced great extremes in his life. His long and winding journey from anti-social drug user and troubled youth living in a cave, to the president of a worldwide ministry, Amazing Facts, has helped shape him into an engaging speaker with whom audiences the world over can identify.

Doug Batchelor is leading Prophecy Encounter Canada at Church in the Valley from November 9 to November 17, 2018.  You won't want to miss these engaging evening meetings. Invite your family, friends and neighbours!

Church in the Valley
23589 Old Yale Road
Langley, BC V2Z 2K4

For more info and registration visit:
or call Church in the Valley: 604-514-8335
McBride SDA Church

The Appearing
Are you ready?

November 21, 2018

Are you ready?

Since the beginning of recorded time, cultures across the globe have predicted the end of our world. As global unrest and natural disasters across the planet build in intensity and frequency, many are left wondering if the time is near. Join Shawn Boonstra from the Voice of Prophecy as he explores the myths and facts that surround the Appearing—an event mentioned over 2,500 times in the Bible.

Join us for opening night:
Wednesday, November 21 @ 6:30pm
"A Planet in Upheaval"

McBride SDA Church
1075 Lamming Pit Road
McBride, BC

For more info visit:


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