Monday, 06 March 2017
On Sunday, February 12 we had a Church Wide Faith at Home event: Let Your Light Shine. It included all SBC Church family members; the young, the old and the in-between. Together we worshiped and learned how to let our lights shine.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Two weeks ago I had the honour of speaking at two funerals, one for our beloved Dorothy Miller who has been a member of our Summerland Baptist church family for many many years, and another for a dear lady at the church where we served in Kelowna. Both of these women lived well into their 90’s and left such a wonderful legacy of love, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, joy, patience and peace...
Monday, 06 February 2017
“At my age, what can I really do that would make any difference? I’ve paid my dues and have earned the right to coast through the sunset years of my life”. This sentiment is voiced (or insinuated) by many senior adults in our culture who feel that they are well past their prime and besides… they feel that they have little to offer that anyone would want. At Summerland Baptist, we have a Seniors culture that is far different...
Monday, 23 January 2017
As I walked through the stores at the mall shortly after Christmas, I noticed that all signs of Christmas are gone and it's already long forgotten. Shelves once packed with ornaments, lights and wrapping paper are now replaced with Valentine’s Day cards, candy and chocolates. It always seems funny to me how quickly we rush to the next holiday, or fun event, to fill our time...
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Over the Christmas season, I listened to an online sermon in which the speaker asked the audience, “which character in the Christmas story can you most relate to?” He went on to say that he identified most with Herod. That’s all I remember because I promptly fell asleep (it was bedtime)...
Friday, 16 December 2016
This year marks the 18th year of Angel Breakfast. My firstborn attended the very first one and I'm not sure if I have missed any since! Between attending with my own children, volunteering or being present as a staff member, I have always found a way to be involved! And the same is true for many volunteers. I received a few phones calls from people who had volunteered in the past... asking to be involved again! We cannot get enough of this day!
Thursday, 08 December 2016
Today is Wednesday and…. Pam and I went to church. It was swarming with children, of all ages, some playing, sliding, swinging, running and tumbling while others were doing homework or watching Netflix. They were all waiting for lunch, a nutritious chicken soup laced with fresh vegetables, lovingly prepared by women of all ages in a brand new commercial kitchen. Men and women were engaged in all kinds of activities; laundering and sorting clothing, playing with children, tutoring children and adults, cleaning, and setting up equipment.
We had just driven through their neighborhood, a shantytown shrouded in poverty and hopelessness, people eking out an existence all within minutes of the remnants of a wretched, stinking dump... the place that led to the beginnings of this church.