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Solving the Orange Mystery

  • By Tammy Van Delft
Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Sometimes we as staff just assume that everybody knows what we are doing in SBC Kids on a Sunday morning. But I have a feeling that may not be true. When I say, “We follow the Orange curriculum”, what does that really mean? Well today I hope to answer and perhaps solve the mystery of that question, and give more insight as to what we value about our SBC Children and Families ministry. Orange is simple - it’s a strategy.

Leadership Summit 2016

  • By Pastor Larry Schram (and friends!)
Wednesday, 28 September 2016

As a church, we are committed to training our leaders and therefore, this past August, twelve of us attended the Leadership Summit 2016 in Surrey BC. It was a great way to receive some fantastic training, encouragement and inspiration. Here are a few reflections to give you an insight into the event.

Summer Games!

  • By Rebecca Penner
Tuesday, 13 September 2016

In the first week of August, the field at Glenfir was transformed into an Olympic playing field, filled with middle school youth from our church and wider community. Campers at SBC’s Summer Games camp were divided into four teams who competed throughout the week in a variety of events which included soccer, road hockey and capture the flag. Using sports as a launching point, we also hosted devotions, called “Coaches’ Corners”, talking about what it means to follow Christ and discussing sportsmanship, courage, perseverance and God’s love. It was a fantastic week and I’m sure that many of our youth are looking forward to participating again next year!

Walk This Way!

  • By Rebecca Penner
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

“When you walk, nothing will slow you down. When you run, you won’t trip and fall. Hold on to my teaching and don’t let it go. Guard it well, because it is your life.” Proverbs 4:12-13.  

This was the memory verse at our Walk this Way VBS, where campers learned the importance of following God’s teachings. We focused on the life of Paul, using his story to learn about how we can also follow Jesus. It was amazing to see the energy and enthusiasm of the campers...

They Did What?

  • By Pastor Larry Schram
Tuesday, 02 August 2016

The guide’s voice, well rehearsed and modulated, faded into the background. The size and beauty of the cathedral filled my thoughts as I contemplated climbing the nearby bell tower to capture it with my camera. Santa Maria Del Fiore, Saint Mary of the Flowers, was part of a world heritage site and the largest dome ever constructed in the Renaissance. After many guides in many cities I had developed a habit of self-preservation wherein I...

Family Camp: God is Good!

  • By Larrisa Kuechle
Monday, 03 October 2016

So busy packing and getting ready... can't believe a whole year has gone by already, and we're gearing up for another Family Camp. I'm checking my list to make sure that everything is packed – although a Walmart is close by if anything major is left behind. The boys are so excited to go, they are actually volunteering...

Forgiveness

  • Forgiveness: The Greatest and Hardest Gift
Monday, 19 September 2016

It heals relationships, restores peace and renews hope. It reduces the power of shame, expresses love and heals our soul. It is the antidote for bitterness, the beginning of a relationship and the soothing balm for minor irritations. Often misunderstood and viewed as the choice of the weak, meek and simplistic it is nonetheless what we all need to personally experience sooner or later. What is it?

What a Summer!

  • By Rebecca Penner
Monday, 29 August 2016

When I boarded my plane to the Okanagan back in May, I had no idea what exciting opportunities my summer would hold here at SBC. Now that my internship is coming to an end, I would like to share some of the things I’ve been involved with this summer.

2016 'Father's Day' Ride

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Every June for the past twelve years, a group of men from Summerland Baptist church and beyond, have spent two weeks touring on motorcycles throughout Western Canada and the US. This year, we embarked on a courageous ride up the Sunshine Coast to the North Tip of Vancouver Island in search of beautiful scenery and sunshine. We found the scenery, but the sunshine eluded us for the most part!

Red Carpet Event

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Back in June, a very special event was held for our Middle School Girls. The whole focus of this Red Carpet Event was to clearly present the message to each girl that she is beautiful. She was created. And she is loved. A wonderful team of women came together to put on this amazing event and to make each girl feel welcome, valued and loved...

Passions Passed Along

Monday, 25 July 2016

2015/16 saw SBC plan and implement a second year of Practical Skills Workshops. These workshops utilize the life skills and passions of some of our folks, that have been developed over a lifetime, and passes them on to others so that they too can enjoy these skills...

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