Articles in Category: SBC Blog

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...

Get Out!

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

In Psalms 34:8 it says to: “Taste and See that the Lord is good.” I think that for many of us, this is a very intentional and hard thing to fit into our lives. To ‘Taste’ we must find something to put in our mouths and then consider and compare the taste to other morsels that have crossed our taste buds. To ‘See’, we must choose to open our eyes and feast on the wonder and diversity of the world around us so that we can perceive and understand the goodness of the Lord...

Summer Reflections - Delaney

  • By Delaney McKelvie
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Delaney finishes off the week of blog posts for us...

Summer Reflections - Brinay

  • By Brinay Burdick
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Next up, Brinay!

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...

Jump Sunday

  • By Bree Young
Wednesday, 09 October 2019

On September 22 we celebrated Jump Sunday. This is the day we celebrate all our SBC Kids and SBC Youth who are jumping into the next phase of our ministry. Why do we have a Sunday like this and why do we offer such different things for the different groups of kids here at SBC? Before we explain our goals and strategy, we need to define what we mean when we say the word phase.

Summer Reflections - Zack

  • By Zack Kuechle
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Next up, Zack!

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