Articles in Category: SBC Blog

Shine!

  • By Heidi & Karalyn Friesen
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

We are so thankful for our amazing volunteers and Prayer Pals who faithfully pour into our Shine girls each year. Here are some highlights from two lovely ladies who have invested themselves in countless ways over the years...

REFIT®: You Belong Here

  • By Bree Young
Monday, 30 April 2018

The story begins with me attending a dance fitness class in a city 45 minutes away, the nearest available class to me. Saskatchewan winters are long and cold. Dance fitness was my vitamin D. The instructor had just become certified, the class was her first and I was the only participant...

IV for the Soul

  • By Tianna Riemer
Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Music is powerful. I don’t think anyone would argue with that. It has the ability to alter our mood. It can bring us together. It can bring a long forgotten memory to the surface in an instant. Without it movies just wouldn’t be the same...

Jesus Gets The Last Word!

  • by Pastor Troy McKnight
Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Lenten season, the six week journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday has been a staple in my spiritual life for almost 20 years now. Truth be told, I have a bit of a love hate relationship with these forty days of self-examination, self-denial, and confession. Forty days of intentionally slowing down, embracing silence and solitude, soaking in the passion story of Jesus and joining him on his descending journey toward the cross. The fact of the matter is, Lent is hard! Lent is exhausting! Lent is uncomfortable! And yet, every single year I rediscover this season’s shaping power in my life as I learn new things about Jesus, about myself, and how he calls me to live in the world as one of his disciples. I experienced yet another one of those shaping moments today. Let me explain...

Home Sharing

  • By Heather Readman
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Home Sharing is a concept that not everyone is familiar with, and yet it has the great ability to impact everyone involved and serves the community as well. We asked Heather to share her family's experience with us...

We are a Home Schooling family, consisting of 5 humans, two dogs and three cats. Life is busy for sure, but it's a good life. 

A couple of years ago we did a home study with the intention of a Home Share...

A Different Kind of Gold

  • By Rick Cogbill
Tuesday, 06 March 2018

During the recent winter Olympics in South Korea, the world’s attention was on the athletes who have trained so hard for a chance to show their skills to the world, and potentially qualify for a medal – preferably gold...

From the Regional Minister and Wife (aka Larry and Erna)

  • By Erna Schram
Tuesday, 23 January 2018

You may wonder what we’ve been up to these last months. Here’s a little insight into our journey so far.

Location, location, location
Our townhouse is a 3 bedroom corner unit, in a complex of 30 units. We are located in northeastern Surrey, an area called Clayton Heights about 2 blocks from the Langley-Surrey border. There are lots of townhouses along with single family homes in the neighbourhood.

Not Forgotten!

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Have you ever felt alone? Have you ever been lonely and wondered if anyone cared? Have you left a group of friends, work place, family unit or church and assumed that you were forgotten as you watched life move on without you? Well if you haven’t… be patient, because this is our human condition. We all want and need to be valued, loved, embraced and acknowledged...

One Step We Can Take

  • By Carolyn Wiebe
Monday, 23 April 2018

As a Children and Families team, we hope it is obvious that we are passionate about children.

A question we regularly ask ourselves is, how we can support children and their families both inside and outside of our church walls. Where are the needs? What are the gaps? Where is the vulnerability? And what can we offer?

Ministry Crafts at SBC

  • By Dianne Holland
Tuesday, 03 April 2018

WHY do folk participate? Here’s why... because they have hearts of gold spawned by a love for Jesus - and others! 

So, what do they do? They meet Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. They chat and laugh while their hands are busily ripping freshly laundered, bleached bedsheets (that are donated by the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop) into zillions of strips. 

Getting to know Troy McKnight & Family

Thursday, 22 March 2018

I was born in Fredericton, NB Canada in 1970. My spiritual nurturing came from my parents who are both committed followers of Jesus. They modelled Christ-like lives and emphasized the importance of serving as active members of the local Church. I grew up attending worship services and various children and youth ministries but did not make my parent’s faith my own until the summer of 1984...

Tiny House, Mighty Angels!

  • By Dianne Holland
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

First a discontent, then a seed thought precipitating anticipated action, followed by hesitant wonder at the enormity of it all. What!! Leave our lovely, comfortable, fair-sized home in Okanagan Falls for who-knows-just-what in Summerland? Well… we do commute at least twice weekly for activities at SBC – it would be nice to not have the commute. We could participate more… but we wouldn’t have an excuse for saying “No, ya know, the travelling distance.” Okay, we’ll do it. God will open the way...

The Small Group Habit

  • By Pastor Jack Borchert
Tuesday, 27 February 2018

On Wednesday, February 21, SBC provided an information night for those interested in being part of a small group. This is a summary of the information and experience we shared together...

Jingle Jam - The Big Give

  • By Sonia Biro
Monday, 29 January 2018


On Dec 1, 2017 SBC kicked off the Christmas season by hosting our very first Jingle Jam, the BIG Give……and it was FANTASTIC!

What better way to encourage and inspire our friends, families and community to go BIG with the idea of generosity and to celebrate God’s greatest gift, than with coming together to experience a community wide Christmas party with live music, dancing, super fun games, great food and really, really funny people...

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

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