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REACH Newsletter - December - 2018
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Conference Events 
December 28, 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 December. 

If you would like your Church event to be featured here please contact the Communications Department at the Conference office:
Email: khemrich@bcadventist.ca
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. 
DAYS OF PRAYER 2019
"World Changing Prayer Warriors"

 
Please continue to pray for the first quarter Day of Prayer and Fasting on January 5, 2019. The emphasis for this quarter is: "World Changing Prayer Warriors."

To learn more, visit:
www.revivalandreformation.org
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Join scores of churches and groups around the globe. Ten Days of Prayer, January 9-19, 2019. Many lives have been changed because of this special initiative. Please pray earnestly that more individuals, as well as churches, all over the world will choose to be part of this powerful Ten Days of Prayer focusing on cultivating a deeper experience with the Lord.

Are you still undecided whether to have your church or group participate in the 10 Days of Prayer New Year experience? Do you want to experience new life coming to your life and church?

For information and materials to use or give you possible content for this time go to:
 www.tendaysofprayer.org 
WESTMINSTER SDA CHURCH
Discover Bible School




Discover Bible School, sponsored and supported by Voice Of Prophecy, is a great resource and study tool for those willing to learn the great truths of the Bible. The great advantage of the Discover series is the flexibility that exists for an everchanging social structure.It can easily be done as a correspondence course where the time restraints of the student can be resolved. It can be used as an effective small group resource, or the more traditional one on one study session. In addition, the online lessons have no limitations nor boundaries with respect to scheduling. It is very common for me to be marking lessons and corresponding while taking transit. I have also had the experience of students taking the lessons in areas such as Africa while I am asleep, and then marking them when I wake up in the morning.
 

The Westminster SDA Church has adopted this program for many years and has seen results in baptisms, church attendance and a general increase in Bible knowledge.  One addition we made this year was to focus on KIDS ZONE which includes 14 Discover Bible Studies adapted for 8 to 12year old children.  We have had three children this year pass the course and receive their official Discover School diploma signed by Shawn Boonstra himself. All three girls that completed the course have shown an increase in confidence as each was brought up to the platform to just say a few words. Instead, they stole the show! Each showed great leadership skills and a “no fear” composure to speak in front of an audience. They gave testimonies and read the scripture reading for that day.  The congregation and I were blessed and impressed.  Obviously God has a work to be done through our young people and he is doing it now.  We as adults need to be the role models, and to teach and train under the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit.  As they have learned from the course, I have also learned from them.  
 

I am reminded of what the Spirit of Prophecy had to say.  ”With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world!”  Education p271
 
It just so happened that as each young person came up to give a testimony, it encouraged the next child to take up the course.  
 
“We have an army of youth today who can do much if they are properly directed and encouraged.  We want our children to be blessed of God. We want them to act a part in well- organized plans for helping other youth.  Let all be so trained that they may rightly represent the truth, giving the reason of hope that is within them, and honoring God in any branch of the work where they are qualified to labor”. General Conference Daily Bulletin, Jan 29, 1893.
 
Submitted by
Nick Di Tomaso
CHURCH IN THE VALLEY
Family Ice Skating
Jan 1 - 4:00 to 5:30pm
Jan 3 - 2:45 to 3:45pm

 


Join us for some fun on the ice at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre

Dates: 
Tuesday, January 1st from 4-5:30 pm
Thursday, January 3rd from 2:45-3:45 pm.

Cost:
$2 a person or $5 for the family!

**Skate rentals will also be available at an extra cost.**
Bring a hockey helmet and stick if you wish to play hockey!
CENTRAL AFRICA MISSION TRIP
Uplifting the Displaced Pygmy People of Uganda
Dec 11 2019 - Jan 3, 2020

VOAR NEWS
Listener Testimonial



As a well published writer, being asked to write an article isn’t something out of the ordinary; having been asked to prepare this piece, however, is a special blessing. It’s such a blessing in fact, that I can say there have been few things in the past few years that have impacted my life so significantly as VOAR Radio. 

When did I first hear about or dial into the radio station? While I can’t exactly remember, I think it’s about two years ago. (Lesson learned, write the year as well as the month and date in cheque registry book.)

How did I hear about VOAR? I didn’t actually hear about it from anyone else, but rather it was the result of a desperate search for a radio station that would provide “food for the soul”. Simply put, I chased down its location through trial and error and an awful lot of dial chasing.

But why was I searching for an alternative to my decades-long dedication to another national radio station? That question’s easy to answer: I was growing increasing weary of the content of nearly all its featured programs. For example, where once God was at least acknowledged, now even seasons such as Christmas are drained of even the most innocuous mention of the reason for the season while totally anti-God presentations were not only featured, but touted. I couldn’t bear to listen to them anymore; hearing the hourly news reports was depressing enough.

Then, there was the music. As a lover of classical music, I found it nearly impossible to find anything that even resembled the beauty of what I’d formerly been able to access. To be able to listen to God-honouring music while working in my office or from the radio beside my bed, has been nothing less than an answer to prayer.

Finally, it would be nothing less than insensitive to fail to mention the dedication of staff and volunteers. Their commitment to keep the station going has touched my heart and to the extent that I am able, my bank account.

Musing on this piece, I’ve frequently asked myself, “how do I sum up my deep appreciation for VOAR?” As I said in an interview with Christine Bergin: “When you find a treasure, why would you stop cherishing it and using it?”  

VOAR, now part of my every day, is truly a treasure. Thank you, Lord!

By Linda Wegner
Powell River, B.C.
 
 

Tis' the season for Joy • Love • Peace
Let's Rejoice in Christ - God's Gracious Gift to us! 

Thank you for your prayers and support!
- British Columbia Conference 

 


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES
Click on the links below to read 

December 15, 2018
Love is the Answer!
 

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 2017 - December 2018.


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

CAMP MEETING 2018
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:
https://vimeo.com/album/5336316

BC CONFERENCE
JOB OPENING

Second Position Auditor

 

The British Columbia Conference is looking for an accountant, for an auditor position. The position deals with assisting our 14 schools and 101 churches with all their accounting needs. 

A Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in accounting is ideal but a combination of experience and education will work. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jklam@bcadventist.ca for consideration.
PARKVIEW ACADEMY
JOB OPPORTUNITY

High School Math /
Science Teacher

 
Parkview Academy invites application for the position of High School Math/Science Teacher

Please visit our website for details:
http://www.burmanu.ca/humanresources 
ADVENTIST BOOK CENTRE
Devotionals 2019

    
    
     


DEVOTIONALS 2019
Authentic - $27.89  
God’s Amazing Grace $27.29

Conviction $23.09
Here I Am $24.66
In His Presence $24.66
Sensational $24.66
God’s Amazing Creatures $27.29
Little Hearts For Jesus $23.09

 
For Church Prices call the ABC 
(604) 859-2566 or 1-800-465-6955
ADVENTIST BOOK CENTRE
Devotionals 2019

   
Damsel Arise.                     We Have Solutions
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$3.47 @ 10                         $2.17 @ 10
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Fake News.                    Hope for Todays Families
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$2.17 @ 100                   $2.49 @ 50
  
For Church Prices call the ABC 
(604) 859-2566 or 1-800-465-6955





 






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