Articles in Category: SBC Blog

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...

Grad 2017

  • By Katie Grant
Monday, 24 July 2017

Congratulations to all our SBC Grads of 2017! It was a beautiful grad weekend and us at SBC are so proud of the graduates. Cory opened the ceremony with the invocation, and he did a great job! As well as, a big congratulations to Jensen, as she was awarded the Summerland Baptist Church Bursary...

Red Carpet Event 2017

  • By Karen Bond
Monday, 17 July 2017

Ah, the Red Carpet Event for Middle School girls. One of my favourite events of the year that we do for our kids. This year was the second annual event. I know that after last year, there was the immediate thought, “We have to do this again”, and I can tell you that again after this year, we all had that very same thought again...

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...

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... 

Watoto Ugandan Children`s Choir

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Monday, 31 July 2017

On Sunday, July 2, a large bus pulled up to the SBC door and out spilled an excited group of Ugandan children, adults, PA equipment, lights, costumes, CD’s, Sponsorship packages and goods to sell. WATOTO had arrived! The afternoon was spent...

The Final Four

  • By Pastor Larry Schram
Thursday, 13 July 2017

The final four.

These will be the final sermons I preach as lead pastor of SBC. I want to encourage and inspire us to continue to Follow Jesus Together; to change lives and families one heart at a time; and to continue to trust that our Lord is in control. I believe we will get there if we grow stronger in: Grace; Faith; Hope; and Love...

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"...

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

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