Articles in Category: SBC Blog

One Man's Journey

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Most of you at SBC will remember Dean Martens. Dean is a larger than life figure with a loooong beard, bald head and booming voice who has attended for the past 5 years. Dean has lived life on a bumpy road in terms of marriage, finances and career, but his faith in Jesus has sustained him and kept him in pursuit of truth and purpose...

Serving Up Meals With Love

Monday, 27 November 2017

Every day…. It’s relentless; it’s important; it’s laborious; it’s fulfilling for some but tedious for others; it’s life giving; it’s lifelong; it’s expensive; it’s for everyone, of all generations, of all cultures… Every day… Hundreds of days… Thousands of days… Sigh! Any ideas on what “it” is?

Pumpkin Olympics!

  • By Pastor Lee
Monday, 20 November 2017

We had an amazing time once again at our annual Pumpkin Olympics event. We had 71 youth and adults attend this year which is the highest it's been since I have been here. We spent our time carving pumpkins, trying to find the elusive golden pumpkin and then we took our carved pumpkins and smashed them...

Faith at Home: Service

  • By Bree Young
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

At Summerland Baptist Church, we recognize that home is the primary place where children’s spiritual growth is nurtured. The goals of Faith at Home events are to support and empower families to be effective in training and teaching their children about Christ. We do this in three ways: by equipping, encouraging, and helping create a shared faith experience...

It's All About Relationships

  • By Pastor Jack Borchert
Monday, 30 October 2017

It’s all about relationships. REACHING, RESTORING, DEEPENING together as a church family and there is no better way than through small group experiences. Let’s face it… Sunday morning is BUSY and it’s not always easy to squeeze in a personal conversation or discussion in the midst of noise, a crowded foyer, kids bouncing off of walls and time constraints...

Missions Highlight: Kevin Duncan

  • By Kevin Duncan
Tuesday, 17 October 2017

This past summer I had the opportunity to volunteer as a nurse in northern Togo (Africa) for two and a half months. I worked primarily in the emergency and ICU of a recently built ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) hospital that provided healthcare to a large rural region including many patients from the neighbouring countries. There was no shortage of need for this hospital...

Family Camp 2017

  • By Colleen Mah
Thursday, 28 September 2017

3:00PM Friday: Yay!! It's here, family camp weekend; my girls and I look forward to this all year. A chance to just get away and spend time with our church family. So, we rush home after work and school to get ready to go. I am feeling so disorganized this week; I work at Summerland Secondary School so it was back to work for me as well as back to school for Kailee and Mackenzie and it's been hard to get back into the routine!

IMPACT Sports Camp

  • By Pastor Lee
Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Sports camp was very successful again this summer! We had just under 40 youth come out to the week long camp that included sports and activities like basketball, soccer, football, capture the flag, slip and slide baseball and a beach day!!

A huge thank you to our summer interns (Katie, Meg, Cory and Bailey) who planned and ran this event with excellence and excitement!. They took on the lions share of the planning and execution and I couldn’t have been prouder of them...

Little Ones With Very Big Hearts

  • By Wendy Nixon
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

On November 8 the playschool classes filled boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

These little ones have very big hearts.

We planned on filling 2 boxes, but that quickly turned into 4 boxes!!!

The playschool kids really got into it with one little one offering some pieces of Kleenex from his pocket...

Christmas Advent #lovesummerland

  • By Carolyn Wiebe
Thursday, 23 November 2017

SBC loves Summerland and we want them to know it. Afterall, love is an action, not just a warm fuzzy feeling.

This Christmas season we want to encourage everyone to join in on the same advent calendar. A community advent calendar.

If your family is a normal family, pulling off an advent activity daily for TWENTY FIVE consecutive days is not only impossible but also sort of tortuous. Advent calendars have so many good ideas but that's kind of the problem....SO MANY ideas. Who can follow through? Not this lady. And not her minions...

IF:South Okanagan

  • A Message from the Planning Team
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Through many conversations over the last months, our team has decided to take a temporary break from IF:South Okanagan. For many in our team, we are entering into a time of transition that requires more of our attention and time and so we feel like, for the health of our families, it would be prudent for us to put IF: South Okanagan on hold...

The Honest Truth

  • By Rick Cogbill
Monday, 06 November 2017

Many of you have been following the ongoing activities of Mercy Tech Mission for quite some time now, and it occurred to me the other day that it’s time I shared with you the honest truth.

Okay, I’ll bet you weren’t expecting me to say that...

A Summokan Work Bee

  • By Dianne Holland
Wednesday, 25 October 2017

On the wall of our home is a phrase that states: “Family is a little world created by Love”. This is a great description of the Family of God and it is realized when members of that family gather together to serve one another and welcome others to join in. What follows is an example of this concept in action. Read carefully and recognize the very ‘character of God’ seen in the actions and attitudes of these people. Truly, they are ‘FAMILY’! (Pastor Del)

THEY ARRIVED in big black trucks and a multitude of miscellaneous cars. They carried chop saws, table saws, hand saws, shovels and drills and big hammers...

Missions Highlight: Heather Bancroft

  • By Heather Bancroft
Monday, 02 October 2017

A highlight on missions: You are likely aware of SBC's ongoing partnerships such as Mercy Tech Mission, Father's Heart Projects and the Canadian Baptist Ministry. We thought you would enjoy reading about some of the individuals whom SBC has supported as they stepped out in faith to serve the Lord and serve others and we hope to highlight some of these over the next few weeks.

My name is Heather Bancroft and I grew up going to Summerland Baptist Church. When I graduated high school I went on to become a registered nurse and had the opportunity to travel to Papua New Guinea this Spring with the support of SBC...

Celebrating Summer Nights

Thursday, 14 September 2017

In August, SBC set out to create an experience for our whole community of Summerland. We met in Memorial Park and well over 60 kids attended while over 40 enthusiastic volunteers served with all their hearts.

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

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