Articles in Category: SBC Blog

IF:South Okanagan

  • A Message from the Planning Team
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Through many conversations over the last months, our team has decided to take a temporary break from IF:South Okanagan. For many in our team, we are entering into a time of transition that requires more of our attention and time and so we feel like, for the health of our families, it would be prudent for us to put IF: South Okanagan on hold...

The Honest Truth

  • By Rick Cogbill
Monday, 06 November 2017

Many of you have been following the ongoing activities of Mercy Tech Mission for quite some time now, and it occurred to me the other day that it’s time I shared with you the honest truth.

Okay, I’ll bet you weren’t expecting me to say that...

A Summokan Work Bee

  • By Dianne Holland
Wednesday, 25 October 2017

On the wall of our home is a phrase that states: “Family is a little world created by Love”. This is a great description of the Family of God and it is realized when members of that family gather together to serve one another and welcome others to join in. What follows is an example of this concept in action. Read carefully and recognize the very ‘character of God’ seen in the actions and attitudes of these people. Truly, they are ‘FAMILY’! (Pastor Del)

THEY ARRIVED in big black trucks and a multitude of miscellaneous cars. They carried chop saws, table saws, hand saws, shovels and drills and big hammers...

Missions Highlight: Heather Bancroft

  • By Heather Bancroft
Monday, 02 October 2017

A highlight on missions: You are likely aware of SBC's ongoing partnerships such as Mercy Tech Mission, Father's Heart Projects and the Canadian Baptist Ministry. We thought you would enjoy reading about some of the individuals whom SBC has supported as they stepped out in faith to serve the Lord and serve others and we hope to highlight some of these over the next few weeks.

My name is Heather Bancroft and I grew up going to Summerland Baptist Church. When I graduated high school I went on to become a registered nurse and had the opportunity to travel to Papua New Guinea this Spring with the support of SBC...

Celebrating Summer Nights

Thursday, 14 September 2017

In August, SBC set out to create an experience for our whole community of Summerland. We met in Memorial Park and well over 60 kids attended while over 40 enthusiastic volunteers served with all their hearts.

Lessons of the Fall

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 29 August 2017

On July 8th, 85 year old Anne Foster, along with her daughter and two granddaughters and I (Pastor Del), travelled to the Vernon Airport to leap out of a perfectly good airplane. After some training, we boarded a small, 4-seater Cessna and flew up to 10,000 feet before manoeuvering out onto a small metal step and launching ourselves (and our instructor who was attached to our back) out into the nothingness of the Okanagan skies...

A Farewell Letter from the Schrams

  • Larry & Erna Schram
Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Letter to our SBC Family,

Our hearts are full as we close our SBC chapter and open a new one in the Lower Mainland. Larry’s role as the Regional Minister with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC) will be an entirely new undertaking, and so we value your prayers. We stepped out in obedience to God’s call, and are confident that He will continue to lead, guide and equip us as well as you—into the future...

Strong & Courageous

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Wednesday, 02 August 2017

At Summerland Baptist Church, we find ourselves on the cusp of a new era! We are moving into new leadership (Pastoral and Leadership Board), looking at fresh potential and territory, refocused vision and Kingdom perspective. The book of Joshua, in many ways, parallels where we are at and will provide us with the foundation for wonderful introspection, evaluation, discussion and personal and church growth...

Faith at Home: Service

  • By Bree Young
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

At Summerland Baptist Church, we recognize that home is the primary place where children’s spiritual growth is nurtured. The goals of Faith at Home events are to support and empower families to be effective in training and teaching their children about Christ. We do this in three ways: by equipping, encouraging, and helping create a shared faith experience...

It's All About Relationships

  • By Pastor Jack Borchert
Monday, 30 October 2017

It’s all about relationships. REACHING, RESTORING, DEEPENING together as a church family and there is no better way than through small group experiences. Let’s face it… Sunday morning is BUSY and it’s not always easy to squeeze in a personal conversation or discussion in the midst of noise, a crowded foyer, kids bouncing off of walls and time constraints...

Missions Highlight: Kevin Duncan

  • By Kevin Duncan
Tuesday, 17 October 2017

This past summer I had the opportunity to volunteer as a nurse in northern Togo (Africa) for two and a half months. I worked primarily in the emergency and ICU of a recently built ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) hospital that provided healthcare to a large rural region including many patients from the neighbouring countries. There was no shortage of need for this hospital...

Family Camp 2017

  • By Colleen Mah
Thursday, 28 September 2017

3:00PM Friday: Yay!! It's here, family camp weekend; my girls and I look forward to this all year. A chance to just get away and spend time with our church family. So, we rush home after work and school to get ready to go. I am feeling so disorganized this week; I work at Summerland Secondary School so it was back to work for me as well as back to school for Kailee and Mackenzie and it's been hard to get back into the routine!

IMPACT Sports Camp

  • By Pastor Lee
Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Sports camp was very successful again this summer! We had just under 40 youth come out to the week long camp that included sports and activities like basketball, soccer, football, capture the flag, slip and slide baseball and a beach day!!

A huge thank you to our summer interns (Katie, Meg, Cory and Bailey) who planned and ran this event with excellence and excitement!. They took on the lions share of the planning and execution and I couldn’t have been prouder of them...

Even Better... Together!

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Sunday, 20 August 2017

Over the 2016/17 ministry season, 22 young families along with 22 sponsoring couples or singles enriched each others’ lives by connecting through celebrated birthdays, attending sports events and games, assisting with shopping days, transporting kids to events, babysitting so mom and dad could go out on a date night, praying for each other, dinners/picnics/games nights and many other forms of connection. These points of contact helped to encourage and assist the young families as well as to enrich the older sponsoring couples and singles as they ‘shared life’ with each other...

Raise the Sails

  • By Tianna Riemer
Monday, 07 August 2017

This past week, Tianna shared with the rest of the staff something that God had impressed upon her heart and we asked her to share it with the church family on Sunday morning. In case you missed it, here is what she said...

 Well, here we are SBC, between lead pastors, navigating seas in uncharted territory.

This is exciting. It can also be unsettling and perhaps even a bit scary. Together we will sail on trusting that God's plan for us is good and Jesus is right here in the boat with us... 

"Following Jesus Together: Reaching, Deepening, Restoring."

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