REACH Newsletter - November - 2018
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Conference Events 
November 16, 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


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
Creation Ministries International
November 17, 2018

Sabbath, Nov 17th @6:30pm
Creations Ministries International:
"Equipping the Saints - Q&A Forum"

A great outreach opportunity to invite family & friends to hear a Creation presentation with a guest speaker Clarence Janzen. The talk usually lasts 50-60 minutes using illustrated PowerPoint presentations and is sometimes followed by an informal Question & Answer time.

Attendance is free & all are welcome.

Creation resources will be available before/after the meeting.

Date:        Saturday November 17,  2018
Time:        6:30PM - Equipping the Saints:
                 Question and Answer Forum
Cost:        Free
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:

Connect To Life
Revival Series

November 23-24, 2018

CONNECT TO LIFE - Revival Series with Dr. Ainsworth Keith Morris

Date:        November 23-24,  2018
Time:        7PM
Cost:        Free

Deaf Big Day
November 30 -
December 1, 2018

November 30 - December 1, 2018
"with Pastor Paul Kelly


November 3, 2018

God's Promises Are Real!

Greetings from Columbia, MD, NAD Yearend Meeting! God is blessing His church throughout this vast division of ours - there is no doubt about that. However, sometimes we are tempted to focus on the challenges that we are facing and/or on those which seem to be coming our direction. So, when it happens… we should repeat God’s promises:

  • “Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me." (Isa. 27:5 KJV)
  • “…for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.” (Zech. 2:8 NASB)
  • “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matt. 21:22 NKJV)
  • “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37 ESV)
  • “Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5b NIV)
  • “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” (I Peter 5:7 NLT)

This morning, I found comfort, protection, and confidence in God’s leadership, again. As we mediate on the words of the quotation below, let’s ask ourselves only one question: Who is still in charge of the universe, the church, and our lives?

"Be simplehearted enough to believe these promises of God. When Satan comes to you, and tells you that because you are unhappy, perplexed, and troubled you are not a child of God, do not become discouraged for one moment, but gird up the loins of your mind. Let your heart repose in God. He has promised that if you come to Him, you shall find rest to your soul; and if you have done this, rest assured that He will fulfill His word in you....” EGW, That I May Know Him, 245.

Please, let’s pray for our BC Conference Youth Retreat, Search & Rescue, at Camp Hope next weekend – Nathan Wahl (registration available online).
Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres, D.Min.



November 10, 2018

Evangelism - The Heart of the Christianity!

Greetings from Abbotsford! Today, I will have the privilege to participate in the joint evangelistic campaign (Church in the Valley (CIV) & Abbotsford Churches) at the CIV. Pastor Doug Batchelor is the speaker for the series which started last evening and will run until next Sabbath. Also, Pastor Ern Brake is concluding a week long evangelism at the Mission Church today, providing an opportunity for the interested people to transition and continue the studies with Pastor Doug Batchelor at the CIV. Please pray for these evangelistic efforts and others that are happening around the Conference and especially for the precious souls who are being touched and transformed by the messages!

In my devotional time this morning, I read an inspired quotation that reminded me of our mission as a church and individuals. I pray that it also stirs your heart to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). “Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of primary importance to those called to herald God’s last warning to a doomed world. We are in time’s closing hours, and the advent message, proclaimed to make ready a people prepared for our Lord’s return, must swell to a loud cry reaching the uttermost parts of the earth.” (EGW, Evangelism, 5)

May God bless each and everyone of us as we join hands to do His work in our communities -- where He has placed us to shine for Him as an unified body of believers.

Please pray for the Youth Retreat (60 participants) with Nathan Wahl at Camp Hope this weekend.

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:


Leadership Training Convention
December 8, 2018

Everyone Welcome

Date:        Saturday December 8,  2018
Time:        2-4 PM

Christmas Concert
December 8, 2018

            As days grow colder and drearier, Carolyn Rowse Magill of the Penticton Seventh-day Adventist church and others are working hard to add a little Christmas cheer to the lives of the less fortunate.

2016, showing Pastor Greg Wellman, Captains Tim and Miriam Leslie of the Salvation Army, and Carolyn Rowse Magill.

            For many years now, Carolyn has organized the church’s Christmas concert as a food/fund raiser for the city’s Salvation Army food bank. Relying mainly on the musical abilities of church members and other musicians in the community who donate their time and talent, the concert has been hailed as the best Christmas program in the area. In fact, the annual Carol Fest sponsored by the Inter-Church Committee, usually held in the Pentecostal church, has been cancelled in favor of the Adventist program.

2010 showing Christine Simmons from the Salvation Army and Carolyn Rowse Magill, concert organizer.

            This year the 14th annual “From Our Hearts This Christmas” concert will be held on December 8 at the Adventist church, beginning at 7 pm. Admission is by donation of either non-perishable food items or money. It is advisable to come early, as seats and parking spaces are at a premium.
            After the concert, refreshments served in the church’s fellowship hall give the opportunity to meet with old friends or make new ones.

Date:        Saturday December 8,  2018
Time:        7 PM
Cost:        Donation


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