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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!

Summer Reflections - Nathan

  • By Nathan Barg
Sunday, 25 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. Today we start with Nathan!

Creativity Anyone?

  • By Christine Van Bergeyk
Tuesday, 13 August 2019

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze. Exodus 35:31-32

At the beginning of July, we offered a Creative Arts Camp here at SBC. We had just over 40 kids from SBC and our community come and play with us for 4 days, each having a chance to try a variety of different creative expressions – Dance, Musical theatre/storytelling, creative crafts and fine arts/watercolour...

Making The Most Of Summer Rhythms

  • By Carolyn Wiebe
Thursday, 01 August 2019

Summers for school age families are both glorious and painful. I start looking forward to summer break in April. In May I start dragging my feet for all things school related and in June I’m downright negligent. So the first day of summer break can’t come fast enough for me as I dream about the slow mornings, the freedom for impromptu picnics or explorations, the beach time, family road trips, and tired sun kissed children falling into bed in the evenings...

Reminiscing About Ignite

  • By Tianna Riemer
Thursday, 13 June 2019

At Ignite this year, we’ve played ridiculous games, celebrated holidays, been part of a mission trip and grown. Of these things, the most unique to this year is the growth. In what ways have we grown you ask? Let me count the ways:

1. More Volunteers! At the beginning of the school year we had some fresh faces join us as volunteers. These individuals consistently showed up to connect, learn and have fun with our high schoolers. I am convinced that this is the main reason for our other areas of growth...

Orange You Glad You Went?

  • By Brin Young
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

At the beginning of May, I had to privilege to go to the 2019 Orange Conference in Atlanta, Georgia! “Orange” is the curriculum my church uses for the kids ministries, small groups, training leaders and volunteers, outlining family services and so much more. The conference was an opportunity for me to learn more about the curriculum I use with the preschoolers on a Sunday morning and the material I will use in the summer as an intern. It was also a chance to spend time with God and learn more in regards to what I am passionate about! I went with my mom and two other amazing women...

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!

Summer Reflections - Brin

  • By Brin Young
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, Brin!

Parenting & Partnerships

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Friday, 23 August 2019

The word Partnership is defined in the dictionary as: the state or condition of being in association for joint interest”

We at Summerland Baptist Church are committed to partnering with parents, grandparents and individuals for the purpose of passing on a legacy of life and truth from one generation to the next. This obviously involves a wide demographic of people who through association, join together to pursue a common interest or goal. That goal is to let the Light of the World (Jesus: John 8:12) shine through all of us to illuminate a dark culture and world...

Tribes, Shelves & Magnifying Glasses

  • By Brin Young
Tuesday, 06 August 2019

I believe that one of the worst feelings in the world loneliness. However, the catch about most feelings is that there are different ways they present themselves. Today my youngest brother came to find our mom because he was lonely. He wasn’t actually home alone, but he needed mom because she is the person who makes him feel especially loved and important. Moms are good at that...

Adventure Brings Opportunities!

  • Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 23 July 2019

On June 14, a group of 9 motorcycle enthusiasts from BC and Alberta (but based out of Summerland Baptist Church, calling themselves ‘Road Salt Riders’ (Collosians 4:5-6)) embarked on a 6300 km journey through 6 States to their destination in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Although there were many plans made, campgrounds reserved, concert tickets bought, white water rafting spaces reserved, every turn of the road brought about an unknown adventure which provided with it unexpected opportunities...

Songs From The Heart

  • Pastor Del Riemer
Monday, 17 June 2019

Music was created by Jesus when He gave the angels voice and the capacity to praise God. (Psalm 103:20, Psalm 148:2, Revelations 5:11, Romans 11:36). Twenty-nine times in scripture we are instructed to ‘Sing to the Lord’. At Summerland Baptist Church, we have taken this direction seriously and have found countless ways to take a message of truth, praise and love to our community and culture. We have done this through our Sunday morning music teams, through our choirs and ensembles (Hope Road Community Gospel Choir, The Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir, The Okanagan Tenors, Back Porch Gospel and Groundswell), through sharing music and messages every 5 weeks at the Extended Care facility and Summerland Seniors Village, through the Hymn Sing shared at our Eyes On Truth Bible study, through music and singing at Zia’s when honoring our dear ‘shut-in’ seniors, and through small ensembles who offered songs of encouragement at services, funerals and events...

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