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Challenge Accepted! Date #8

  • The Ojalas
Monday, 05 June 2017

This is the story of how two very tired parents of a 2.5 yr old and 6 month old went on a date:

Both Husband and his wife saw an announcement on the screen at church about the Date Night Challenge and thought: "There's no way.." while holding a squirmy baby and a toddler who kept whining, "I don't LIKE going to church! I wanna go home!

After repeated exposure to said announcement week after week, Wife starts thinking, " Maybe we could try to do something date-like. It's been a while since our last date..."

Challenge Accepted! Date #6

  • The Erdts
Monday, 29 May 2017

Well, rather than a date night we turned this into a date day as our daughter was in a skating camp in Kelowna for the day. We took the opportunity to spend the day together and have some fun and a little adventure...

Challenge Accepted! Date #2

  • The Schroeders
Monday, 15 May 2017

Date my hubby? What's that?

Of course I like spending time with him on a day to day basis, but with young children, and the adventures of off grid living an hour from town, dates haven't exactly been high on the priority list. Unless you can count the nightly "ahh" moment when the children finally are asleep. Having the reminder (and deadline!) to make time for each other seemed like a great idea... 

Challenge Accepted!

Monday, 08 May 2017

The Challenge: Creatively plan a date night that keeps within a $25 budget and blog about it on our SBC blog.

The Prize: The couple whose blog post receives the most votes will receive a night at the Summerland Waterfront Resort and a $75 gift card to the restaurant of their choice. We want to express our appreciation to the Summerland Waterfront Resort for donating a night's stay at their beautiful resort. Thank you for your generosity and support! 

Jesus is Calling

  • Pastor Larry Schram
Monday, 24 April 2017

My friends, Jesus is calling.

In a way that I cannot deny, Jesus has called me to embrace a new ministry role and a new beginning in a new location. We did not seek this call and therefore repeatedly tested it with the Lord seeking confirmation. He provided that confirmation with incredible clarity and consistency...

Have a Heart!

  • By Heidi Friesen
Monday, 10 April 2017

Every year, on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, SBC hangs heart-shaped prayer requests that have been printed out by our SBC Kids and hung from the ceiling in the foyer. Our church foyer looks beautiful and seeing the hearts reminds us to love and to pray for the kids God has given to our church family...

Challenge Accepted! Date #7

  • The Goertzens
Thursday, 01 June 2017

So after almost 45 years of marriage, how do you do something exotic and really special and inexpensive? How about a date in Maui! Is that even possible for $25? Well, you do need to be creative and willing to do something just a little different, like spending 3 months or more at Haggai Institute in Maui. But that’s not too hard...

Challenge Accepted! Date #5

  • The Loeppkys
Thursday, 25 May 2017

Reliving our Honeymoon on $25

It’s easy to get caught up in daily life, thinking about the day to day and forgetting sometimes about the magic that brought you together in the beginning of your marriage. That’s what our date was all about. We decided to go back and relive some memories that we made on our amazing two month honeymoon in Europe, which was nine years ago...

Challenge Accepted! Date #3

  • The Riemers
Thursday, 18 May 2017

$25 date night planning. This is how it went:

“We need an idea for the $25 date night.”

“Hmmm. What about going out for dessert and a long board?”

“We could. Nice but not too exciting.”


“Or, we could hitch hike to Kelowna with a sign that says invite us
over for dinner!”

Silence (with an eye roll)...

Challenge Accepted! Date #1

  • The Knorrs
Thursday, 11 May 2017

We were on our way to Vancouver anyways so we decided to stop in at Harrison’s Hot Springs and do our date night there. We had a few goals: Keep it under $25 of course, soak it up in some hot springs and find a waterfall to explore...

Dad's and Sparks - Better Together!

  • By Carolyn Wiebe
Thursday, 04 May 2017

At SBC we love and welcome kids and we hope it shows. Whether your kids are 2 weeks old or graduating high school, we consider it a privilege and responsibility to have them entrusted to us for any of our events.

Our Sparks girl’s club is an opportunity to spend time with the girls from our church family as well as the community. Every year a huge highlight for both the girls and us as leaders is Father Daughter night and this year was no exception...

Solving the Orange Mystery 2

  • By Bree Young
Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Earlier this year Tammy wrote a blog post called Solving the Orange Mystery. This is part two. For our children's programs, SBC Kids Preschool and Elementary, Spark and Spudz, all follow Orange.

Orange is simple - it’s a strategy...

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