Articles in Category: SBC Blog

Simple Obedience

  • Pastor Larry Schram
Monday, 10 July 2017

He was one of the seven men known to be full of the Holy Spirit set aside to serve the needs of widows. When persecution broke out in Jerusalem he went to Samaria where he set the demon possessed free, healed the paralyzed and led people to faith in Christ. His name was Philip and in most church traditions he is simply remembered as Philip the deacon. Then in the middle of that glorious outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit and miracles an angel of the Lord spoke to him and he did what many current leaders today would consider unthinkable. He simply left it all behind...

IMPACT Survivor Wrap Up

  • By Katie Grant
Monday, 03 July 2017

On June 17th we wrapped up a successful school year with our year end IMPACT Middle School Youth Event! This event’s theme: Survivor…

With the current Grade 5’s joining the bunch, it was nothing but chaotic fun!

Free Fall For Africa

  • By Cathleen Loge
Monday, 26 June 2017

You know the saying, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”? Well one of our Senior members is about to take a small step that could lead to a giant leap forward for kids in Tanzania. On July 8, Anne Foster is planning a daring skydiving jump with her daughter and granddaughter to raise funds to equip a Secondary School that has recently been built through fundraising efforts here in the Okanagan Valley...

And the Winner is....

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Congratulations to Trevor and Laceydawn who received the most votes in our Date Night Challenge!

Thanks for re-living your honeymoon in Europe and this time taking us along for the ride. We would like to thank all 8 couples...

Time to Vote!

Thursday, 08 June 2017

Thanks to all 8 couples who rose to the challenge and planned a date night, kept to a $25 budget and were brave enough to share the experience with the rest of us! Some were creative, some exotic, some may have involved some questionable activity... but they all reminded the rest of us of the value and importance of investing in our marriage...

Challenge Accepted! Date #7

  • The Goertzens
Thursday, 01 June 2017

So after almost 45 years of marriage, how do you do something exotic and really special and inexpensive? How about a date in Maui! Is that even possible for $25? Well, you do need to be creative and willing to do something just a little different, like spending 3 months or more at Haggai Institute in Maui. But that’s not too hard...

Challenge Accepted! Date #5

  • The Loeppkys
Thursday, 25 May 2017

Reliving our Honeymoon on $25

It’s easy to get caught up in daily life, thinking about the day to day and forgetting sometimes about the magic that brought you together in the beginning of your marriage. That’s what our date was all about. We decided to go back and relive some memories that we made on our amazing two month honeymoon in Europe, which was nine years ago...

Challenge Accepted! Date #3

  • The Riemers
Thursday, 18 May 2017

$25 date night planning. This is how it went:

“We need an idea for the $25 date night.”

“Hmmm. What about going out for dessert and a long board?”

“We could. Nice but not too exciting.”


“Or, we could hitch hike to Kelowna with a sign that says invite us
over for dinner!”

Silence (with an eye roll)...

The Story of SBC

  • By Amanda Brown
Thursday, 06 July 2017

As Lee mentioned last week, transitions can be hard.

Our church currently finds itself heading into a season of transition, with the news of our senior pastor, Larry, leaving this summer, as well as two beloved children and families staff members, Steph and Tammy, being called on to new opportunities, and even Heidi is leaving...

Mrs. E's Big Adventure

  • By Stephanie Erdt
Thursday, 29 June 2017

Years ago, under the direction of Sue Julien and Pam Borchert, the SBC Children & Families team went through the process of creating a mission statement. We came to follow that we were a team that desired to, "Encourage and equip children and families to learn about and experience the love of God so they will become fully devoted followers of Christ"...

A Taste of Japan

  • Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Just 2 weeks ago, Dave Gregory and I returned from a 9 day ministry trip to Japan where I taught 2 courses at the Capernwray Torchbearer Bible School and Dave volunteered in a variety of areas on the School property...

An Update from Tammy

  • By Tammy Van Delft - Children's Director
Monday, 12 June 2017

The Lord has been opening up doors for my family and I want to take a moment to give an update on my recovery over the last few months and to also fill you in our plans going forward...

Challenge Accepted! Date #8

  • The Ojalas
Monday, 05 June 2017

This is the story of how two very tired parents of a 2.5 yr old and 6 month old went on a date:

Both Husband and his wife saw an announcement on the screen at church about the Date Night Challenge and thought: "There's no way.." while holding a squirmy baby and a toddler who kept whining, "I don't LIKE going to church! I wanna go home!

After repeated exposure to said announcement week after week, Wife starts thinking, " Maybe we could try to do something date-like. It's been a while since our last date..."

Challenge Accepted! Date #6

  • The Erdts
Monday, 29 May 2017

Well, rather than a date night we turned this into a date day as our daughter was in a skating camp in Kelowna for the day. We took the opportunity to spend the day together and have some fun and a little adventure...

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