Articles in Category: SBC Blog

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...

Empowered to Connect

  • By Bree Young
Wednesday, 22 May 2019

This past April, the Empowered to Connect Conference was held here at SBC. Here are a few testimonials from a few who attended and information about what it is all about. If you would like to listen to the 2018 conference, we can get it it to you for free. Just click the sign up link at the end of the post.

Fresh Perspective

  • Pastor Del Riemer
Thursday, 16 May 2019

How does God get your attention?

For me, it is often through a new environment, unique venue, uncommon activity, fresh perspective or in the midst of a personal challenge. The dictionary definition of the word training is: "Activity leading to skilled behaviour". So, with that preface, how are you doing in developing your own 'skilled behaviour' and thinking? We know that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, but how is God getting your attention?

Mexico Highlights Part 2

Thursday, 02 May 2019

I got the opportunity to go to VBS all three days, and I was able to connect with so many kids and to work one on one. Getting the chance to make a difference in these kids lives made me forget about my worries back home, and to not worry about the little things. This trip taught me a lot about God, friendships and what we have back home, we shouldn't take for granted. I recommend this trip for anyone who was the chance to go, because you won't have any other experience like this one...

Mexico 2019 Highlights

Thursday, 11 April 2019

During Spring Break, 39 youth and adults headed to San Quintin, Mexico to serve, build, teach and love. Here are the highlights from a few of our team members...

Going to Mexico was such an amazing experience yet again. I had the opportunity to go to San Quintin two years ago as well as this year. Going back this year was a lot different than the first time I went for many reasons. I got to try so many things including teaching CPR and First Aid at some local middle schools and high schools...

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...

Lee's Adventure

  • By Pastor Lee
Saturday, 18 May 2019

I have always wanted to be a world traveller. Between friends that have travelled and movies and T.V. shows, I have longed to see the Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, and the African plains in person, up close, and see them with my own two eyes. I never expected however that I would be able to see these places on the same trip, but here we are. Since I have had many people ask questions about the trip, I thought it would be wise to write a blog on the adventure I am about to take. Here is my itinerary…

Spring Update - Mercy Tech Mission

  • By Rick Cogbill
Monday, 22 April 2019

Judging by the wear on my suitcase and the proliferation of stamps in my passport, a lot has happened since my last mission update in October 2018. Time does fly.

In November, it was 10 days in the Baja with veteran volunteer instructor Todd Green for another round of mechanics training at Los Olivos, the One Life One Chance mission base in San Quintin. We also began looking at possible expansion ideas for the program in Mexico, as we would like to see more students taking advantage of the training we offer...

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