Articles in Category: SBC Blog

Closing the Gap

  • By Pastor Lee Young
Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Greetings from Mexico...

We are are all running full blast now and seeing much accomplished. The house builds are both progressing rapidly and it looks like we will be finished them without any major difficulty. It is great to have experience in construction and teamwork...

Date Night Challenge 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

And it's back! SBC's Date Night Challenge! As a church we are always looking for ways to encourage married couples to set aside time to focus on each other. And to that end we are introducing the Date Night Blog Challenge. Here are the details...

Let Your Light Shine

  • By Bree Young
Monday, 06 March 2017

On Sunday, February 12 we had a Church Wide Faith at Home event: Let Your Light Shine. It included all SBC Church family members; the young, the old and the in-between. Together we worshiped and learned how to let our lights shine.

Relentless Giving

  • By Pastor Jack Borchert
Monday, 20 February 2017

Two weeks ago I had the honour of speaking at two funerals, one for our beloved Dorothy Miller who has been a member of our Summerland Baptist church family for many many years, and another for a dear lady at the church where we served in Kelowna. Both of these women lived well into their 90’s and left such a wonderful legacy of love, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, joy, patience and peace...

The End is the Beginning

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Monday, 06 February 2017

“At my age, what can I really do that would make any difference? I’ve paid my dues and have earned the right to coast through the sunset years of my life”. This sentiment is voiced (or insinuated) by many senior adults in our culture who feel that they are well past their prime and besides… they feel that they have little to offer that anyone would want. At Summerland Baptist, we have a Seniors culture that is far different...

Happy Birthday Jesus!

  • By Tammy Van Delft
Monday, 23 January 2017

As I walked through the stores at the mall shortly after Christmas, I noticed that all signs of Christmas are gone and it's already long forgotten. Shelves once packed with ornaments, lights and wrapping paper are now replaced with Valentine’s Day cards, candy and chocolates. It always seems funny to me how quickly we rush to the next holiday, or fun event, to fill our time...

Thanks Mortimer!

  • By Pam Borchert
Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Over the Christmas season, I listened to an online sermon in which the speaker asked the audience, “which character in the Christmas story can you most relate to?” He went on to say that he identified most with Herod. That’s all I remember because I promptly fell asleep (it was bedtime)...

Greetings from Mexico!

  • By Pastor Lee Young
Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Greetings from Mexico!

The ministry is finally underway and the travel is now behind us. We had uneventful airport stops, flights and border crossings. Things went very smoothly and we arrived in San Diego for our first day! We had the chance to swim in the ocean, walk the beach, go for seafood and get to bed early for a great sleep...

Connection Without Obligation

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 14 March 2017

As passionate followers of Jesus, it is both our responsibility as well as our joy to introduce people to the same hope, freedom, joy and REST that we have found in His transforming presence in our lives. Now, I don't know about you, but I have found myself many times taking that passion and manipulating it into a misguided quest that results in repelling, rather than drawing, others to faith and "Life"...

Can We Be Sure?

  • Pastor Larry Schram
Monday, 27 February 2017

Is it possible to really be certain about anything these days? Science reports, news sources, public leaders and historical records are openly challenged at every turn. Christian leaders who historically were charged with reminding people about some certainties are routinely mocked by the larger culture and regularly labeled as untrustworthy false teachers by fellow Christians. Even long standing certainties like gender identification are now apparently in flux leaving us in a place where we can no longer even be sure if someone is male or female. In this unparalleled time of uncertainty, skepticism and questioning, certainty about anything has clearly fallen to an all time low...

Money for Minivans

  • By Caroline Isaak
Thursday, 09 February 2017

The Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group is so pleased that the two families that we have been assisting in resettlement are now both proud owners of minivans! Money was generously donated by churches, businesses, and individuals within our community to aid in driving lessons, new tires and repairs to the vehicles in order to make them road worthy.

Understanding Poverty

  • By Pastor Lee Young
Sunday, 29 January 2017

Poverty. It is difficult for many to really understand the reality of poverty in 3rd world countries. It is hard for us to even understand the concept and most often we can find ourselves redefining it because of our own worldview and experience. Poverty is a complicated and diverse issue that is hard to explain to adults, never mind 50+ middle schoolers and high schoolers...

We Stop for One: A Story of Hope

  • By Teresa Braam
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

In October, a few of us on the Hope Aglow team made the trek to the Dominican to show our love and support to New Hope Safe Home + School.

This post, albeit a few months after our travels, is actually very timely as January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. A month dedicated to spreading the awareness of modern slavery. Currently, there are 27 million people in bondage across the globe and the average age of a trafficking is 12 years old...

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