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Conference Events 
September 14, 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 September. 

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. 
CHURCH IN THE VALLEY
Doug Batchelor
September 14-15, 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, it has helped shape him into an engaging speaker with whom audiences the world over can identify.

The happiness Doug searched for continued to elude him for years—until the day he found a dust-covered Bible someone left in his cave. As he read, he believed in and accepted Christ as his Savior.

 
This incredible speaker is coming to Church in the Valley on September 14th at 7:30 pm, and leading the worship service on Sabbath, September 15, at 11 am
.
A fellowship lunch will be served afterwards so bring your favourite dish and we will enjoy a meal together.  

Church in the Valley
ABBOTSFORD SDA CHURCH
L i f e  G r o u p s
September 19 - October 17


Life Groups
Real life... Real People... Cultivating Community
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 PM
September 19 till October 17, 2018
FREE


Abbotsford Seventh-day Adventist Church
1921 Griffiths Road, Abbotsford, BC
  • Healing Wounded Emotions
    Sandra Dykstra, MA MBA, RCC, CCC 
    Explore how to heal from the painful and sometimes crippling emotions of past hurts.
  • Solutions to Personal Finance
    Sven Tornlov, BBA
    Learn basic principles of financial wisdom to help you effectively manage your money.
  • Introduction to Spanish
    Kevin Dykstra, MA, MBA, PhD
    An overview of useful grammar, phrases and greetings for travel and more.
RSVP by the 17th of September :
Email:
lifegroups@abbotsfordadventist.ca
Call: 604-853-9703
*Leave a message to choose a workshop.
PENTICTON SDA CHURCH
David Asscherick
Starts September 21, 2018

HARVEST
            Summer is almost over, and the harvest is about to begin. Members of the Penticton Seventh-day Adventist church are hoping and praying that the upcoming David Asscherick video series will yield a good harvest.
 
            If you live in the Penticton area, please come and be blessed. If you have friends and/or relatives in the region, invite them and bring them. If you are thinking of doing a video series in your own church, come and see what it is like, and what could be done to create a greater impact. If you are just curious, please accept the invitation to “Come and see.”
“Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in,
that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:23
SINGLES RETREAT
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: http://events.bcadventist.ca/singles-retreat/.

For additional information please call:
Jana Bislin at (604) 309-4823
 
RICHMOND SDA CHURCH
Laughing Yourself to Life
September 22, 2018


The Richmond SDA Church will be having Dr. Dexter Thomas coming for 1 night only.
"Laughing Yourself to Life" on September 22 at 7 pm, tickets $15
.


For more information call the church office: 
Telephone: 778-230-9714
WESTMINSTER SDA CHURCH
Women's Wellness Day
September 23, 2018



Westminster SDA Church will be hosting Women's Wellness Day Relax, Recharge, Renew - Relaxing Massages, Door Prizes, Refreshments

Featured Topics:
  • Inspired Eating - How God Wants Us to Eat
  • Beauty without Compromise
  • The Cost of Clutter
  • Depression is Real
  • Cancer & You
A special offering will be collected

Westminister SDA Church
7925 10th Ave., Burnaby


RSVP by September 18, 2018
Call or Text
604-360-1530
SDACC / NAD

Hope & Wholeness

Health Summit


September 26-30, 2018


Only 1 1/2 weeks away!
Register before the deadline, September 14.
     If you are a Pastor, Health Director, church leader, lay member, or interested in sharing health, or being healthy, you won’t want to miss this special event. Bring a friend, and bring a young adult from your church.
     Join us on the beautiful beaches of Pugwash, Nova Scotia in Canada, September 26-30th!
The SDACC is hosting Hope and Wholeness Health Summit you won’t want to miss.

     There will be a variety of topics and training, including Depression and Anxiety Recovery, Mental Health First Aid Training, Health Coach Training, Plant-based cooking classes, how to have effective home ministries, including in home wellness retreats. We are adding some exciting features, including a question/answer forum, 5k Mud Run, Make & Take natural home products, exercise classes, how to minister in your community, and much more! There will also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas, concerns, and expectations for Health Ministries in North America with your Union and NAD Directors. This event is co-sponsored by the NAD Health Ministries.

These topics and others feature a variety of speakers including:

  • Mark Johnson, SDACC President,
  • Pekka Maattanen, Professor, Burman University,
  • Jon Betlinski, MD, Director, Division of Public Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University,
  • Jonathan Zita, Director Lifestyle Canada
  • Dr. Angeline David, NAD Health Ministries Director
  • Dr. Eddie Ramirez, Director of Research of the Nedley Clinic and Weimar Institute
  • Rudy Davis, ND
  • Bonney Musgrave, Assistant Professor, Vegetarian Culinary Arts, Southern Adventist University
  • Breck Lang, RN, MSc, Global Community Development
  • Frank Kelemen, MSc Biology
  • Angela Poch, CN, Health Coach
  • and others.

     This is located at the summer camp which is right on the ocean. The views are beautiful, with a rustic camp feel. Bedding is only provided for speakers. You must bring your bedding or pay an additional $30. Meals and lodging included in cost. Consider bringing a young adult from your church!

Single Ticket September 26-30:
$135 including linens $165

Single Ticket September 28 evening-30:
$80 including linens $110

Single Ticket (under age 26) September 28 evening-30:
$50 including linens $80

Single Ticket Vendor Fee Septmeber 26-30:
$250

Wednesday, September 26 registration starts at 4pm
Weekend registration starts at 4pm Friday, September 28

Please note all funds are in Canadian currency. Certified Trainings are an additional fee, please contact organizer for fees. Weekend tickets do not include certified trainings, Depression and Anxiety Recovery, Mental Health First Aid, etc.

Shuttle services are offered from the Halifax, Nova Scotia airport on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

Workshops and Trainings include:

  • Addictions Recovery
  • Depression & Anxiety Training (additional charge)
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (additional charge)
  • Health Coaching
  • Cooking Classes
  • Whole Family Wellness
  • In-Home Wellness Retreats
  • Reaching Refugees
  • Compassion of Christ
  • Diabetes Undone
  • Community Health Expo
  • God & Science
  • Caring for the Heart
  • Exercise for the Soul
  • Effective Home Ministries

Added Features!:

  • Spa Night!
  • Make & Take Home Products
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • Open Forum Discussion
  • Question/Answer Discussion Panel
  • Pilates Classes
  • Walks on the Beach!
  • Visioning Prayer Session
  • Share your ideas/concerns/expectations with your Union, and NAD Leaders

For more information and registration visit the website:
bit.ly/healthsummit2018
WOMEN'S MINISTRY
FALL RETREAT
September 28-30, 2018

 



Women's Ministry Fall Retreat
Healing for the Sealing
September 28-30, 2018 - Camp Hope, BC

Guest Speaker: Esmie G. Branner, Ph.D

Topics:

  • Living in a Toxic World
  • Beyond the Veil of Darkness
  • His Mind or Your Mind
  • Looking to Be Changed? (The DNA of God)
  • The Power of Thought (Healing for the Sealing)
Online registration at: http://events.bcadventist.ca

For more information on the retreat, visit online: www.bcadventist.ca
or call the Conference Office for Mary: 604 853-5451 ext 105
 


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

September 1, 2018

     Greetings from Brazil! I arrived here this afternoon for a two-week “vacation” while dealing with a family emergency. This Sabbath, I will have the privilege to preach at the church where my wife and I got married in Vila Velha, ES, nearly 31 years ago. Also, during another vacation in Brazil, I baptized my father there, 23 years ago. So, that church is very special to me!
     A few hours ago, during the Sabbath opening devotional with my family members here, we pondered about the importance of marriage and family. Inspired by God, Ellen White wrote extensively on these topics. I selected a few quotes (below) as a form of my appreciation and love to my wife and my children and for their support as we minister together. I also pray that you, your spouse, and family continue to enjoy a loving relationship as you serve the Lord.
     “All who enter into matrimonial relations with a holy purpose - the husband to obtain the pure affections of a woman's heart, the wife to soften and improve her husband's character and give it completeness - fulfill God's purpose for them.” AH, 99
     “Those who are contemplating marriage should consider what will be the character and influence of the home they are founding. As they become parents, a sacred trust is committed to them. Upon them depends in a great measure the well-being of their children in this world, and their happiness in the world to come. To a great extent they determine both the physical and the moral stamp that the little ones receive. And upon the character of the home depends the condition of society; the weight of each family’s influence will tell in the upward or the downward scale.” AH, 29
     “The family tie is the closest, the most tender and sacred, of any on earth. It was designed to be a blessing to mankind. And it is a blessing wherever the marriage covenant is entered into intelligently, in the fear of God, and with due consideration for its responsibilities.” MH, 356-7
     “Home should be a place where cheerfulness, courtesy, and love abide; and where these graces dwell, there will abide happiness and peace. Troubles may invade, but these are the lot of humanity. Let patience, gratitude, and love keep sunshine in the heart, though the day may be ever so cloudy. In such homes angels of God abide.” MH, 393

     May God continue to bless you and your family richly in your faithful service to Him!

     I intend to take a little break for the next two weeks and the Sabbath messages will resume on Sept 22.

Let’s pray together for:

  1. - Our beloved spouses and children as we serve God and His people.
  2. - Our Schools – principals, teachers, staff, and especially our children - God’s Treasure - as the new school year begins on Tuesday, Sept 4.

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, D.Min.
President

STEWARDSHIP SERIES
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 - August.


Click on the links below to view the videos:
https://vimeopro.com/bcadventist/stewardship-series

FIRST NATIONS

ADVENTIST TRAINING


Wellness Coach Training I

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2018



 
First Nations Adventist Training Presents…
Wellness Coach Training I
First part of 3 intensive training sessions

7 days of intensive practical training at
Camp Hope Lodge, Hope, B.C.
Sep 30-Oct 7, 2018
 
 
Open to all First Nations people and those wanting to work with First Nations people.

Training Topics
  • Spiritual Wellbeing
  • Natural Medicine and Herbs
  • Cultural Competency in Ministry
  • Health/Wellness Coaching
  • Natural Home Remedies
  • Basic Business & Marketing Skills
  • Mental Health and Stress
 
Cost: $975 includes tuition, meals, & accommodation
For more information visit: www.FNAT.ca
Or email - info@FNAT.ca
Registration deadline:  September 16, 2018
YOUTH SABBATH

SCHOOL TRAINING

October 5-6, 2018



 
A training event sponsored by the NAD, SDACC, British Columbia Conference, and Church in the Valley
 

Featuring Steve Case and Vandeon Griffin
  • October 5, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • October 6, 2018, 2:00pm - 6:30pm
 
Telephone: (604) 514-8335

Please Register Online:
https://goo.gl/forms/tKcrEuUkZzDW0kKe2
RICHMOND SDA CHURCH
40th Anniversary
October 12 & 13, 2018

Attention all Members and Former Members of Richmond SDA Church. Be advised of the 40th Anniversary Celebration coming!

WHEN:
Oct 12 at 7pm
Oct 13th all day events, 2018.

WHERE:
Richmond SDA Church 8711 Cambie, Richmond, B.C.

WHO:
Pastor Sima, Pastor Rhoda and other special surprises.

MEN'S MINISTRY

FALL RETREAT

October 12-13, 2018

 



Men's Ministry Fall Retreat
Becoming a Man of God
October 12-13, 2018 - Camp Hope, BC

Our annual Men's Retreats are great powerful weekends of men joining together to worship, learn and experience the power and grace of God in new and fresh ways.

Guest Speakers:

Pastor Kevin Wilfley and Keith Wilifey

TOPICS:

  • Becoming a Man of Prayer
  • Becoming a Man of Service Becoming a Man of Integrity
  • Becoming a Man of Generosity
  • Becoming a Man of Faith
  • Becoming a Special Forces Man  
1 Person per room package: $195 per person
2 People per room package: $150 per person
3 People per room package: $135 per person
Day Tripper Rate: $35 per person (includes two meals)

ONLINE Registration
HTTP://events.bcadventist.ca
For more information on the Retreat, visit www.bcadventist.ca or call Greg Wellman at 250-493-2741

SILVER HILLS

COMING TO HOPE

October 14-18, 2018


Silver Hills-Coming to Hope
October 14-18, 2018

Come and Discover How Lifestyle Can Reverse Disease

Speakers:
Phil Brewer, lifestyle makeover coach and founder of Silver Hills Guest House  will be leading the lifestyle team.
Cameron Johnston, stress management and burnout coach.

4 Days of Lifestyle Training to Maximize Health and Longevity

  • Prevent, arrest and reverse major lifestyle diseases
  • Diabetes, explore a natural way out
  • Simple lifestyle answers for reversing heart disease
  • Discover stress solutions and how to take control  
  • Enjoy refreshing SPA treatments
  • Take a time out to unwind in a beautiful mountain setting
  • Eat delicious healthy plant-based meals
Register Before September 14, 2018 For a 33% Discount.

For complete info and how to register: silverhillsontheroad.com/hope
or call/text: 250-267-1660
HEALTH SHARE WEEKEND
October 26-28, 2018


Health Share Weekend
Benefits of a Plant-Focused Diet and Healthy Living: Equipping Leaders for Healthy Living

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marcus Trayer and the BC Conference Health Ministry Team

Topics include:

  • Weighty Matters and Diets Exposed
  • Longevity and Protecting Your Arteries
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Other Benefits of Healthy Living
  • Plus Cooking Demonstrations
To Register:  
Online: http://events.bcadventist.ca
Or call Donna Hodgins:
250-796-5262 or cell: 604-750-8696 (no calls from the US to the cell please).

Admission & Costs: 
  • Single Room: $255
  • Shared Room, per person: $210
  • Couple: $415
  • RV, 30 amp hook up including meals, first guest: $205, extra guests $135 each
  • Meals only, no accommodations: $135
Other:
  • Individual meal pricing: Breakfast $16, Noon $18, Evening $16
  • Extra Night in Room: Single $60, Shared $75
  • RV per night: $40

Note:  Sign in and Health Testing starts at 9am Friday October 26th.  Please be sure you sign in AND have the health test done by noon so you can par-ticipate in the afternoon seminar.

Space in the Lodge is VERY limited, register early! Last day to register or cancel registration is September 25, 2018.  Payment due at time of registration. Two nights - Friday, Saturday, if you need accommodations for Thursday night please let Donna know.
2018 YOUTH RETREAT

November 9-12, 2018



 
A spiritual experience for youth (ages 13-21)
November 9-12, 2018
Mountain View Summer Camp

Featuring guest speaker: Nathan Wahl

Cost is $104 (early bird rate ends October 31)
Cost is $134 after October 31

Register online: www.bcyouth.com

For more info contact:
Shelly Gibbons
1-604-853-5451 ext 304

Email: youth@bcyouth.com
DOUG BATCHELOR

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!
 
For more info call Church in the Valley at:
604-514-8335 or go to the following websites:
LOST AND FOUND

Camp Meeting 2018

 


A number of items were found and turned into the lodge office during Camp Meeting 2018. Items include phones, glasses, and vehicle keys etc.

If any of these items might be yours, please call the Conference Office at 604 853 5451 to identify and claim before September 30.







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