Tuesday, 09 January 2018
Excited girls in cozy pajamas.
The smell of cookies baking.
A cozy fireplace crackling (on a tv screen) and Christmas music playing in the background.
This was the setting for our Shine girls' Christmas party. Our smiling volunteers, dressed in an array of Christmas sweaters, flannel pjs, and festive (aka gaudy) flashing Christmas jewelry welcomed the girls in from the cold. And best of all, the Christmas tree was practically drowning in presents...
Monday, 18 December 2017
Many of us have treasured Christmas memories and traditions from when we were young. It's part of the warmth and excitement we feel in the build up to Christmas. We asked our Seniors to share a favorite Christmas memory or tradition... here are a few that we received...
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...
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...
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
- A Message from the Planning Team
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...
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...
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...