REACH Newsletter - October - 2019
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Conference Events 
October 11, 2019  

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 October. 

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. 

May God’s presence and His peace be found in every family and house in our British Columbia Conference territory and throughout our nation during this Thanksgiving Season. Let’s be grateful for the freedom that we experience in our land but above all, for the joy of the amazing salvation and eternal life in Christ. Yes, we are going home and will be with Him, soon! 
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 
I Thess. 5:1618 (NKJV)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pastor Wesley Torres, President 
On behalf of the British Columbia Conference
Interactive Bible Study Group
Friday Nights, 6pm PT (7pm MT)

Feel cut off from your church family? Traveling and can’t find a church? Need a more close-knit group? BC Adventist Digital Community is an online interactive Bible study group aimed at those throughout BC who'd like to connect with others but may not have easy access to a local church.

We are currently studying the adult Sabbath School quarterly and meeting Friday nights at 6pm PT (7pm MT).  We are using Zoom, a free software available on PC, Apple, and mobile devices so you’ll need internet and a web cam.  You can get the Sabbath School lesson here:


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


Register here:

To learn more:

The Great Controversy: Love Under Siege
September 28 - October 18

Speaker: Pastor Leomar Macaraig, senior pastor for Vancouver Filipino SDA Church and Abundant Life SDA Church. 
Dates: September 28 thru to October 18th
Meeting Nights: Wednesdays to Sundays starting at 7 pm 
Location: Collingwood Neighborhood House 5288 Joyce St, Vancouver 
Typology Bible Seminar
October 11-12

Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist Church will be hosting an exciting and interesting Typology Bible Seminar by Dr. Richard Davidson-PHD -Professor at Andrews University
Focus will be on the general principles of interpretation for biblical typology.
Case studies of various examples of various typological persons, events, and institutions such as Adam, the Flood, the Exodus, the Sanctuary, David, Solomon, Elijah, Jonah, etc.

  • Oct. 11, 7pm Friday night: "Biblical Typology: What is It and What are the Principles for Its Interpretation?"
  • Oct. 12, 11am Sabbath Morning Worship Service: "'Out of Egypt Have I Called My Son': The Exodus in Type and Antitype"
  • Oct. 12, 2pm Sabbath Afternoon: "'These Things Happened as Types'": Case Studies in Biblical Typology"

 A free Lunch will be provided for those staying for the Sabbath afternoon session

Location: Cornerstone Adventist Church - 1415 Noons Creek Dr. Coquitlam, BC


BC Conference Pathfinders and Adventurers Leadership Convention:
All Adventurer, Master Guide, Pathfinder and Teen Leaders are invited to attend the 2019 AMPT Leadership Convention on October 25 – 27, 2019. Please send your application forms to Shelley at, or apply online at

The cost is just $105.00 if received by October 21, 2019.
Late registration cost of $125.00 begins on October 22, 2019. 

Call to the Challenge
October 25-27

  • Up To Oct 20 – $20
  • After Oct 20 – $35
  • Day Trippers $50 Registering up to Oct 20 (includes Registration, Lunch, Supper and Sabbath Meetings)
  • Late Day Trippers $60 (Registering after October 20)


  • Single in room $203
  • Two in room $155
  • Three in room $139
For more info and registration:

Worship Academy Conference 2019
October 26, 2019

Worship Academy Conference 2019 is happening this fall and we are so excited to be hosting this impactful event!

Worship Academy Conference is a one day conference bringing together musicians, worship leaders, technicians and transformative thinkers. During this conference, you’ll be challenged to grow with action-driven sessions led by innovative leaders. We hope you will also leave refreshed as you pursue excellence in your ministry!

Worship Academy 2019 will take place October 26, 9am - 6pm at Church In The Valley.

To REGISTER & for more information on speakers and workshops go to:

[Click to view promo video]

The Last Empire: Back to the Future!
November 1-7

November 6, 13 & 20

Get ready for some family fun! We have a TON of awesome FREE classes and activities for all ages! Join us for dinner and a fun night with other families.
Join us for dinner and a fun night with other families.

November 6
November 13
November 20

Dinner: 6:00 pm
$5/person or $15/family
(we define a family as parents/guardians and children)
Activities and Classes: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

See you there!
November 8-11

All Youth age 13 and up are invited to attend the BC Conference Annual Youth Retreat on November 8 – 11, 2019. Don’t miss the Early Bird Price of $104.00--Application and payment is required by October 31, 2019. Applications received on or after November 1, 2019 the price goes up to $134.00. See your Church office, Youth Leader for an application form, or call Shelley at 604.853.5451 ext 304:

Email Adult Leaders are also needed, please submit an application for approval by Brian Wahl, Youth Director.

Online registration is accepted at (click on "Youth Retreat")

[Click to download the PDF application form]

Minimum payment of $50.00 is required at the time your application is received. Please call Shelley to make your payment with Visa or MasterCard—Debit or cash payments are accepted if you come to our office.

Creative Media & Digital Evangelism Hub
November 16

Creative Media and Digital Evangelism Hub

Discover your role in creating, distributing or engaging with digital content. Learn the elements of digital storytelling that make podcasts and posts share-worthy and the power of social media to raise the profile of your church and its activities.

Free for anyone who wants to use media and online strategies to share the gospel.


•    Rhoda Klein- Online Outreach
•    Esther Aguilar - Engaging with Online Worshippers
•    Robert Bestwick – Digital Design & Marketing
•    Mike Melnychenko - Maximizing Social Media for Ministry
•    Ben Amoah – Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting
•    Joey Aguilar - Cinematic Filming with an iPhone
•    Jorge Cruz – Website: Adventist Church Connect / ALPS for Wordpress

*More sessions to be announced 

WHEN: Nov 16, 2:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Deer Lake School
5550 Gilpin St, Burnaby, BC V5G 2H6


November 29 - December 1

Prices are as follows:   

  • Early registration $15/couple (Register until September 14) 
  • Regular registration $20/couple (Register from September 15-November 9) 
  • Late registration $25/couple (Register on or after November 10) 

Registration deadline is November 22 

Lodging based on double occupancy (base rate only; add registration fee on top, according to dates) 

$310 (includes 5 meals – Friday supper, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

$296 (includes 1 snack and 4 meals – Friday snack, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

Meals (couples that live close by. Base rate only’; add registration fee on top, according to dates)

$154 (includes 5 meals – Friday supper, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

$140 (includes 1 snack and 4 meals – Friday snack, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday brunch) – per couple rate 

Day droppers (Sabbath with meals. Base rate only; add registration fee on top, according to dates) 
$120 – per couple 

The first 30 couples to register will receive $50 off

Contact Tanya Avelar-Martinez to register
Call: 604-853-5451 X 300. 


 Guest Speaker Mira Djakov


Central Africa Mission Trip
Dec 11, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020

Central Africa Mission Trip
December 11, 2019 - January 3, 2020
Ages 16-35

Registration Deadline - March 30, 2019

Click on the link below to read 
Archived messages

October 5, 2019
Revival in the  Church!

Reflecting Christ's Character
Video Archives

Sermons and seminars that were recorded in the main pavilion, Fourteen6 & The Wave during the BC Camp Meeting 2019 - Reflecting Christ's Character session are being posted in collection pages. Each video is viewable as well as downloadable.

(Note: Some sessions are still in the process of being uploaded. Please check periodically for new updates.)

Main Pavilion



Young Adults - FOURTEEN6
(Note: Some sessions are still in the process of being uploaded)

The Wave

Sessions: coming soon

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, you can watch them in the links below.

Click on the links below to view the videos:



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. 


Click on the links below to view the videos:

Experience the Holy Land!
May 4-13, 2020

For more information contact Pr. Roger Esteves:
Cel Phone: (778) 821-3089
Chief Executive Officer

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Bookmobile Driver


Full-Time Position available: The Adventist Book Center in Abbotsford is looking for someone to drive the Bookmobile and help in the store.  Applicant must be a Seventh-Day Adventist in good standing and have a Class 1 licence with 5 yrs. experience preferred.

Contact: David Haluska at 604-859-2566 or email for details.

Learning Centre Supervisor

Our Learning Centre in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a full-time supervisor to provide support to students from grades 1 to 7. This position involves direct supervision and instruction of students in the classroom setting using an online curriculum.  

Responsibilities include academic instruction and classroom management, along with the ability to create a positive learning environment for all students. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work efficiently under pressure. Proficiency in use of technology and strong organizational skills are necessities for this position. We are seeking a professional committed to Christian education who has training in this field and experience in a classroom setting. 

The Duncan Learning Centre offers a challenging work environment and opportunities for professional development. If you have the skills and passion to help students learn and grow, please send your resume to:
Inspirational Books

Christmas in my Heart
Call the ABC for pricing 

This Christmas in my heart volume 28 are the favorite entries from books 1-13. 
Author Joe Wheeler is a professor emeritus of English at Washington Adventist University, general editor at Focus on the Family and cofounder and executive director of the international Zane Grey’s West Society.

God, Science, Friends and God's Love for You with Anita Oliver
Call the ABC for pricing
Kids are constantly bombarded with misinformation. It can be very confusing Dr. Leonard Brand tells the entire story of the earth from Creation through the plan of salvation and he shares it all in stories that Kids will enjoy and understand. Along the way he teaches kids about God’s love and what science really proves about origins, the fold, dinosaurs and a lot more.  
This is brand new book

Kid's Tracks
$9.99 for 100

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

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