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  • Fly Fishing in the Snow

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    Fly Fishing in the Snow

    This past Spring, SBC introduced Practical Skills Workshops where experienced individuals in our church family offered to share their skills and passions with others. The three workshops offered this Spring were RV Spring Maintenance, taught by Dan Virgint; Hair Cutting taught by Joanne Altena and Jenny Kunka, and Fly Fishing taught by Dave Gartrell.

    After a couple dry-land training days, Dave Gartrell took his group out to Agur Lake to practice their skills. Unfortunately, the weather was not quite what they were expecting! Fortunately he has promised a rain check (in this case a snow check!). Thanks to Cheri Peters for sending in the photos and video footage.

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    Stay tuned for more workshops being offered in the Fall!


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  • Something to Celebrate!

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    Something to Celebrate!

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    Paul and Joyce Wiersma are excited to announce the birth of a healthy baby granddaughter born to Rachel and Mark Peters. She joins her big brother Zander, aged 2 1/2, to make this a wonderful family of four. Quinn Marie arrived in the Langley Memorial Hospital on April 12 weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. with a head a black hair. Mark's sister passed away 2 years ago. Her name is Jennifer Marie so Quinn Marie is named in honor of her. Daniel and Amanda have a 5 month old baby daughter named Mackenzie Carla. Quinn was born a day before Carla's birthday.

    Some ponderings: We lost Carla 4 years ago and since then we've had three grandchildren added to the family as well as a baby born just before then. Mark's parents lost a daughter 2 years ago and since then they've had three grandchildren added to their family. Nothing can replace these two precious daughters but I believe this is God's way of comforting, healing and blessing in the midst of tragedy. There is nothing like holding a newborn to make you smile. God is faithful and God is good!

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    Do you (or someone you know) have something to celebrate? A birth in the family? A milestone birthday or anniversary? A special award? As a church family we want to celebrate with you! We'd love for you to send the pertinent details and a photo or two to the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we'll highlight it in one of our blog posts. Let's celebrate the good things that are happening in our lives!

  • Father-Daughter Luau!

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    Father-Daughter Luau!

    We had an awesome time at our Sparks Father-Daughter Night! This night is always a highlight for our Sparks... and the dad's are great sports about getting dressed up for a night out with their girl(s). This year we had a Hawaiian theme complete with a tropical menu, Hawaiian dancers (the Sparks girls danced too!), and Pastor Larry spoke about ohana – ohana means family, no one gets left behind and he tied it in with this year’s Sparks focus, ‘love your neighbour’.

    The night was a lot of fun. We thought you would enjoy seeing photos of this much-anticipated event!







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    Photo Credit: Erna Schram (Thanks, Erna!)

  • Living Hope

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    Living Hope

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    The Living Hope Concert, held on April 12, was an incredible night of great music, refreshments and a fantastic silent auction. It was such a blessing to hear the Hope Aglow team share their hearts and their desire to pour into the lives of the girls at New Hope Safe Home and School in the Dominican Republic. Teresa and the Hope Aglow team were so appreciative and wanted to share this word of thanks:

    What an unforgettable evening- filled with great music, silent auction bidding, and a bake sale! We are filled with gratitude and thankfulness for all the support raised for the girls at New Hope Safe Home and School- $6,191. A special thank you to the Backporch Gospel and The Three Tenors for blessing us with their ministry of music. Your heart for the safe home girls came through your songs and the words you shared.

    Also, a heartfelt thank you to everyone that donated silent auction items, baked goods and the evening refreshments. And, for everyone that donated funds to the safe home- we are so thankful! More than that, know that it will go a long way in the Dominican Republic, providing much-needed support for the safe home girls.

    God is good! We are thankful. Let's continue to pray for the safe home- for the girls' healing, for hope and for new land so more girls can be rescued. For updates on the girls at the safe home and the land negotiations, feel free to sign up for Hope Aglow's newsletter at hopeaglow.ca.

    Please take a moment to watch the New Hope Girls Safe Home Vision Video... and then scroll down for photos of the event! 


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    Photo Credit: Erna Schram (Thanks again, Erna!)

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