Articles in Category: SBC Blog

Making the Most of Right Now

  • By Lee Young
Thursday, 26 March 2020

I have to admit that so far, social distancing has not been that difficult for me. It should be. As an extreme extrovert with energy to burn, I have never sat well. I am energized playing golf or hockey with friends or gathering together in groups for a party or for church. I dislike playing music alone, I always want to play in a group. So, this weird time of social distancing should be very difficult for me and yet I find myself quite upbeat and re-energised. Why?

The Impact of the Spa Night

  • By Carolyn Wiebe
Monday, 09 March 2020

In January, 2018, Bree and I sat down with Kathy Tait, a local foster mom and our new liaison with the foster community, and chatted about the local foster community. We wanted to know how we could support this community and if there were specific ways we could provide for the children and the parents individually.

Valentine's Day

  • From the C&F Team
Monday, 10 February 2020

Valentine's Day is about showing love to others, making it the perfect opportunity for your family to show love to one another and others. Here are some ideas to get you started! We also have Valentine's Day cards at the SBC Kids check-in that you can take home and fill in for your kids.

Time to Jingle Jam!

  • By Brin Young
Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Have you ever been to Jingle Jam? This year was Summerland Baptist Church’s third year hosting Jingle Jam. It’s a Christmas party big enough for the whole family! There’s interactive games, prizes, lessons, jokes, food, and so much Christmas cheer! Jingle Jam 2019 brought many fun surprises. My favourite part of Jingle Jam this year was that Grover was part of the show! Super Grover has joined SBC for several events over the years. He often shows up at Camp SBC! Grover and Stefan taught us about joy this year, and how you can have joy all year round. If you’ve never experienced Jingle Jam, I highly suggest you check it out in the years to come...

Small Things

  • By Wendy Nixon
Thursday, 28 November 2019

Teaching playschool, I often notice that small things can make a BIG impact. The obvious small things at SBC are actually human and they are 9 small and precious playschool kids. These small things make a big impact on my life and recently made a big impact to children across the seas...

Introducing the Heighs

  • By Dustin Heigh
Thursday, 07 November 2019

Hi, everybody. I am Dustin and I am going to be your new Youth Pastor! Our family is so excited about that. We can’t wait!

Some of you know us and some don’t. But even if you do know us it’s been 11 years since we lived in Summerland. So, maybe you changed Ben’s diaper but you’ll be shocked to hear that he doesn’t wear those anymore. He hates them. And Meg doesn’t have tantrums anymore, she just beats on me to help her deal with stress. And Liv isn’t a little squishable baby, she’s super tall! Seriously. She’s taller than Christy. And we now have a Jude. So, I’d like to take a minute to introduce our family...

Learning Your Smart Phone

  • By Pastor Lee Young
Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The word smartphone can see like an oxymoron at times. If you are unable to use it or understand how it works, it can make you feel silly and not very smart. It was a privilege to teach a group of 28 adults how to understand and use their smartphones. To tackle this difficult task, I conscripted the experts in the field to hide the fact I am not an expert in smartphones at all.

Eight of our youth and volunteers took the time in small groups and individually to walk curious adults through the basic functions of their phone as well as answered the barrage of questions that followed...

The Spotify Effect

  • By Laceydawn Loeppky
Monday, 16 March 2020

I have always loved worshipping through song, and now as an adult, my kids also love worship music. I am sitting here in their bedroom while they have a dance party right now, and what are we listening to? The SBC “Songs We Sing” playlist on Spotify, it’s what we always listen to.

Adventures in Thailand

  • By Pastor Jason Johnson
Thursday, 13 February 2020

In this post, Pastor Jason gives us a highlight of his first 4-days in Thailand with Compassion International. Get a glimpse into his adventures and experiences so far.

2020 Slot Car Race Day

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

On Saturday January 18th, 6 dads and 8 kids travelled to West Kelowna to participate in a hyped up ‘Slot Car Race Day’ as part of SBCs’ Practical Skills Workshops.

How to Make the Most of New Year's

  • From the C&F Team
Monday, 30 December 2019

What do you do with New Year's? After the last two months of hurry, the idea of "nothing" may seem appealing. But New Year's is a great time to create some family memories you'll remember for the rest of the year. But other than staring at your TV screen waiting for a large ball to drop, what can you do?

Here are a few fun ideas to spark your creativity:

Christmas Flash Mob: Spreading Joy

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Flash Mob: (noun) def: “A group of people mobilized to meet in a public place for the purpose of performing an unusual or entertaining activity of short duration, and then disperse quickly.”

Back in 2013, the Summerland Gospel Community Choir, presented 2 Christmas flash mobs in Penticton. One at the Cherry Lane Mall and one at Walmart. We were told at the time that this was the first
flash mob permitted in any Walmart store anywhere. The response was fabulous, for both observers (victims) and choir members. For the next several years, there was no organized fall choir, hence, no flash mobs...

An Eager Anticipation

  • By Pastor Jason Johnson
Monday, 18 November 2019

The never ending question of Christmas décor and when do we put up the tree and lights seems as debated as whether or not pineapple is a legit pizza topping.

I know that not everyone gets into Christmas as early as we do in the Johnson home. We always wait till after our local Remembrance Day ceremony has concluded which we attend every year...

Made Known

  • By Melissa Johnson
Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, abortion, and infertility are common place tragedies. The grief is often misunderstood, undervalued, and unsupported...

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