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OCTOBER 25 2012

CHURCH Reports (pages 2-6) EDUCATION (pages 7-13) OBITUARY & MISSING (pages 14-15) EVENTS (pages 16-27) ABC (page 28)


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MERRITT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Merritt Friendship Outreach has been functioning for 5 years from the Merritt Church basement. It reaches out to a rather varied group of people of every age: from single moms with children to elderly and handicapped. It has grown from very humble beginnings to what it is now. 70% of our regular friends are Native people and while not everyone is having issues with varied dependencies, many do. Focus of Friendship Outreach is to reach and help people on a practical level first people for whom the society has little hope. Our motto is to extend unconditional love, full respect and acceptance and noncondemnatory approach. We function on 40 Sundays during the year. While we provide feeding, clothing, furniture, friendship and prayer support for 60 – 120 people for those who come each week directly, we also extend help to at least 4 Native Reservations and one other small Christian ministry through several key Native leaders. ADRA Canada’s grants and good relationships with Food Bank and generous donors from varied communities enable us to continue this ministry – as this is a ministry run on love by faith, prayer and volunteerism of most Merritt Church members and increasing number of non-members. Most of these are recovering from their varied dependencies and addictions. Good number of these dear people started attending the church. We praise the Lord for giving us this practical spiritual ministry that starts by meeting the felt needs, but does not end there as we attempt to minister to the whole person with the love of God and share the good news within the context of people’s culture or sub-culture. While we do not have people baptized yet we pray and work toward this end and believe that the sowing and nurturing work will bring a harvest of saved people. As an additional benefit this kind of ministry not only gives the church good name and favour in our area, among other Christian communities and local government representatives but it is opening generous hearts of people who are starting to supply some of the needs our ministry could not do without. It also has brought involvement of nearly every church member and keeps the Merritt church active in reaching out. We are blessed with a good lay leadership both of the Friendship Outreach and also in the church.   Karel Samek, Pastor for Merritt and Ashcroft Seventh-day Adventist Church

From left to right: Jimmy Fountain our key Native elder and one of music leaders and member of our church, Jude Norberg assistant leader of Friendship Outreach and member in Merritt (Jude is Jewish), Dorothy Manweiller, Leader of the Friendship Outreach and member of Merritt church, Steve Gontar a singer and guitar music leader – supports Merritt church, and Pastor Karel.

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CRESTON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH The Creston SDA Church Personal Ministries Department funded the mailing of 4000 copies of the book "The Looking Glass, Seeing What's Coming" to residents in the Creston area.   This book is one of the abridged versions of the Great Controversy.  Please join us in praying that the receivers of this book will be led to Christ and His message for the times we are living in. By: Dawna West, Communications Secretary, Creston SDA Church

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ABBOTSFORD SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Sarah Mowat was baptised October 20, 2012 at the Abbotsford Seventh-day Adventist Church by her school chaplain Pastor Jim Gaul from Fraser Valley Adventist Academy. “Having a chaplain at our school made it very convenient and easy to have baptismal studies. Every Monday at lunch, I would go to Pastor Jim's office for Bible studies. I love Pastor Jim because he is so kind and caring. He always says ‘hi’ and makes you feel accepted.” Because of her love for Jesus, desire to serve Him and deepen her relationship with Him she “knew it was the right decision to get baptised.” She attributes her parents and her older sister being a positive example and an influence in her decision. Sarah is thirteen years old and is in grade 7 at Fraser Valley Adventist Academy. By: Grant Misseghers, Youth Pastor for Abbotsford Seventh-day Adventist Church

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CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH Creekside Community Church kicks off Homelessness Action Week. Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness has this press release: Creekside Community Church has partnered once again with the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness to help address some of the urgent needs facing Burnaby residents who are ill equipped to deal with the onset of winter due to issues of poverty and homelessness. “There are far too many Burnaby citizens who are living in extreme poverty, or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Faith Communities wishing to assist vulnerable people during the winter season need look no farther than our own neighbors,” said Wanda Mulholland of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness. “We have a long legacy in Burnaby of Faith Communities coming forward to assist vulnerable Burnaby citizens in so many practical ways,” stated Mulholland. “From providing food, blankets, sleeping bags and tarps, to collecting clothing or hotel toiletries for the Progressive Housing Society Homeless Outreach Program and the Extreme Weather Shelter operated by Lookout Society, the Faith Community have been there. Without their support these programs would not be able to provide effective assistance.” Pastor Colin shared this: “we got significantly more than last year. I would guess around 60 bags of clothes, 3 large boxes of toiletries and 2 boxes of food. We also got some cash donations. We almost filled the Progressive Housing van.” The Crossing was the only other Adventist Church to help out and 2 of the United Churches in Burnaby contributed as well. The rest of the donations came from the community.

From left to right: Tara Emmons, Carla Kronberg (holding Avery Reid) Carla Tolman-Reid, Betty Aguilar (all Creekside members) Wanda Mulholland, coordinator for Burnaby homeless task force, Colin Griffiths, Kalie MacIntosh case worker for Progressive housing in Burnaby

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CORNERSTONE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Cornerstone Extreme Home Makeover 2012 - Gagnon Family This is a video documenting our 10 day extreme home makeover this past Sept 2012! The HomeTeam (www.cornerstonehometeam.org) is a ministry of the Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist church in Coquitlam BC. www.coquitlamsda.com View the inspiring video here: http://youtu.be/s-1XDbKwa-o Read the article from the Province here: http://bit.ly/Rlbab6

Mike and Angie Gagnon with their daughter Deandra, centre, marvel at their patio. Photograph by: Kim Stallknecht , PNG

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FRASER VALLEY ADVENTIST ACADEMY

Mrs.  Brock,  Vice-principal Mrs.  Brock  will  be  leaving  her   position  as  vice-principal  of   FVAA  to  begin  a  new  job  work-­ ing  for  the  BC  Conference  Edu-­ cation  Department  beginning   Oct.  1.     Mrs.  Brock’s  cheerfulness,  ex-­ pertise  and  chocolate  will  be   sorely  missed. Best  wishes  and  congratulations   on  your  new  assignment,  Mrs.   Brock.

Students,  be  sure  to  stop  by  the  office  to   say  good-bye  to  Mrs.  Brock  before  she  gets   away.

Fraser  Valley  Adventist  Academy

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DEER LAKE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL CAMP OUT

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DEER LAKE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL CAMP OUT

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OBITUARIES The Surrey SDA Church would like to express their condolence to Don Calder, daughter Donnajean & Carl Crawford, grand - children and great grandchildren - with the passing of Inez Calder. Inez and Don Calder celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary on September 20, 2012. Don’s “Sweetheart” Inez, passed away September 30,2012, just 4 days short of her 101st Birthday. A sweet little Lady who was loved by many. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For more information contact: Gudrun Jacobsen, Communications Secretary Surrey SDA Church Tel.: 604-584-9594

It is with sadness we inform you of the passing of Charles Brousson, Thursday morning October,18, 2012.  Charles will be greatly missed and our sympathies go to June, Brad and Carmen and each of the other children, grand-children and great grand-children.   Service arrangements will be announced and emailed when details are finalized.   Please keep the family in your prayers as they face this difficult time.   A memorial service for Charles Brousson will be held at the Abbotsford Church on Friday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments to follow downstairs after the service Clarence Goertzen passed away on October 8th. He served the church in many capacities beginning as an evangelist in 1947 in the Newfoundland Mission! At the time of his retirement in April of 1986 he was Superintendent of Education for the BC Conference – a post he held since January 1977. He is survived by his wife Lila. His service is Sabbath afternoon at 4:00 pm at Abbotsford Church.   -          Pastor/Evangelist – Newfoundland (1947-1952) -          District Leader – Alberta Conference (1952-1960) -          Pastor-Evangelist – Southern Asia Division (1960-1967 -          Asst. Instr. In Education – Andrews University (1968-1972) -          Mission Service – Principal Ayer Manis – Southeast Asia Union (1972-1976) -          Superintendent of Education – BC Conference (1977-1986)

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OAKRIDGE ADVENTIST CHURCH

The Oakridge Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vancouver, BC is looking for the following missing members: Aranka Belezney Colin O'Brien Daisy Preisler Debbie Eccleston Debra Lee Eilers Edwin Preisler Fe Lim George Kis Girmay Keste Graham Thomas Hayle Lee Jason Sommerville Joan Fyfe John Madill Kuniko Ishikawa Lorellei Sullivan Nekkola Fox Robert Armstrong Robert Hartman Ronald Knorr Sharon Randhwa William Hartman

If you have an address of phone number for any of the individuals listed above please contact the Oakridge Seventh-day Adventist Church office at (604) 266-6726 or email at osda@telus.net.

5350 Baillie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3M5 Telephone: 604.266.6727 Email: osda@telus.net www.oakridgeadventist.ca www.lifedevelopment.ca

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HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING

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ADRA MISSION TRIP

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CORNERSTONE SDA CHURCH

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CAWSTON, BC Revelation of Hope' Evangelism in Cawston with Justis St. Hilaire. November 2 to November 24. For more information, contact: Greg Wellman, Pastor for Penticton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 250.492.3135

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MEN OF HOPE

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OCTOBER 25 | 2012 Men of Hope 2012

Men of Hope 2012

+RETREAT SCHEDULE

+GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Friday 6:00 " p.m. " "

Supper

7:00 " p.m. " " " " "

THE MEASURE OF A MAN Winston Hurlock

Pastor Winston Hurlock is an ordained minister who has been a spiritual and dedicated pastor within the Ontario Conference for 24 years. He has served as the senior pastor at the Scarborough Seventh day Adventist church for the past 10 years. 

Sabbath 7:30 " a.m. " "

Breakfast

9:30 " a.m. " "

Sabbath School

11:00 "a.m. " " " " "

WHEN MEN FAIL; SOCIETY FALLS Winston Hurlock

12:30 "p.m. " "

Lunch

1:30 " p.m. " "

Free Time

4:00 " p.m. " " " " "

SEMINAR ON STRESS - PART 1 Cameron Johnson

6:00 " p.m. " "

Supper

7:00 " p.m. " " " " "

CONCERT featuring Winston Hurlock

Pastor Cameron Johnston is an ordained minister, author, international speaker and stress fitness coach.

8:30 " p.m. " "

Volleyball & games

Sunday 8:00 " a.m. " "

He is a burn-out survivor who has helped tens of thousands of people across Canada, U.S. and Australia manage modern stress better.

Breakfast

9:00 " a.m. " "

Winston Hurlock

He will be presenting the seminar Cooling Down the Stress Soup a unique and fun seminar where participants master eight stress resilience secrets that everyone in our fast-paced and busy world needs to know.

9:45 " a.m. " " " " "

SEMINAR ON STRESS - PART 2 Cameron Johnson

He holds a B. A. in music and theology from Oakwood College, and an M.A in music and theology from Andrews University. Additional certification was earned at the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  Some of his accomplishments include serving as a Music Coordinator, over a fourteen-year period, for Camp Meetings organized by the Ontario Conference, and travelling as a soloist with a team for the ‘It Is Written’ telecasts. He has travelled extensively preaching, and lecturing on different subjects that helps to enhance the spiritual lives of humanity. He has also spent many years researching and studying contemporary issues pertaining to music and worship, notably those deemed critical to the Church. His passion is to inform, educate, and help resolve key generational concerns among church members, with the purpose of facilitating a healthy, dynamic, spiritual environment. Most recently he was awarded The Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to the community and to Canada at large.

+SEMINAR PRESENTER

Pastor Johnston pastors the Cariboo Central and 100 Mile House Seventh-day Adventist Churches.

+MEN OF HOPE | Registration Form Name _____________________________________________________ Date ____________________ Email _____________________________________________________ Phone ___________________ Home Church _______________________________________________________________________ Roomate(s) Name ____________________________________________________________________

+Weekend Costs

(Last day to Register, October 29. Cancellation Fee: $10)

Please check: (costs include room, board and registration fee) ____ 1/room!

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$180

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$130 each

____ Dorm room (up to 9 in a room)!

$95 each (must bring towels and bedding)

____ Sabbath Only*!

$40 (This includes Registration fee and two meals for Sabbath)

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*note: Sabbath only registrants must register by October 29 also.

Total Due _______ Method of Payment (Please circle) CASH CHEQUE CREDIT CARD (VISA) (MC) Name on Card _______________________________________________________________________ Card Number _______________________________________________________________________

For more information call Pastor Tom Glatts at 604.866.6912 To Register call Sylvia at 604.853.5451 ext. 300 or email Sylvia at sculmore@bcadventist.ca or fill this form and mail to Men’s Ministries Box 1000 Abbotsford BC V2S 4P5

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YOUTH RALLY

SERI USLY

RIDICULOUS 1  CORINTHIANS  1:23-­25 November 9 – 12, 2012 All Youth ages 13 and up REGISTER NOW! Early Bird: $99 After October 29: $115 For more information & registration Call Shelley: 604.853.5451 x 413 e-mail Shelley: Shelley slewis@bcadventist.ca www.bcyouth.ca

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2012 Youth Retreat (Age 13+) November 9 – 12 “Seriously Ridiculous” Last Name

First Name

Age/Adult

Address

Phone Number

City

Prov

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Male/Female

PC

E-mail

Cost is $115.00. There is an Early Bird price of $99.00 IF your application with full payment is received by October 29, 2012. Price includes meals from Sabbath breakfast to Monday brunch and accommodations. Bring your own bedding and towels. Bring a sack supper for Friday night. (Note: Our Retreat this year will run from Friday evening to Monday morning) If your application cannot arrive in our office by November 5, please call us at 604-853-5451 ext 413. Please be sure the financial work sheet is filled out correctly. If requesting an invoice to your church or school, you must have the Pastor, Treasurer or Principal sign for approval. Invoiced applications will be billed after the Youth Retreat. The Early Bird price is available until October 29 only. Applications received after October 29 will be subject to the full $115.00.

FINANCIAL WORKSHEET

$ 99.00 Total cost if payment/application is received after October 29, 2012……………………………..$115.00 Total cost of the Retreat if payment/application paid in full by October 29, 2012…………..

Enclosed MO/CK#

OR Visa

MC

Invoice

$

(A)

$

(B)

(1st payment can be the full amount of $99.00 (must be paid in full by Oct 29) or the $50.00 minimum (non-refundable). If  your  church  is  paying  a  portion  or  all  of  the  fees,  please  check  “Invoice”  and  indicate  the  amount  to  be  billed  on  line  A)

Visa/Master Card #

Exp Date

Signature

Enclosed MO/CK#

OR Visa

MC

(2nd payment for the balance owing. Use this line only if full payment was not made on line A or your church Is paying the portion of your fees (Line A). You can still claim the Early Bird price if your application and remaining Balance is received by October 29)

Visa/Master Card #

Exp Date

$ Signature

(Total Fees)

I wish to apply as an Adult Leader (must be willing to mentor 7 youth attending). Free if approved by Brian Wahl.

Invoice Request (Amount from Line A) Please invoice the

church/school the amount from line A

Pastor, Treasurer or Principal –must sign for invoice

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ADVENTIST BOOK CENTER MOBILE Date Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct 29 Oct 30 Oct 31 Nov 1 Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 4 Nov 12 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5

Day Sunday Sunday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat Nite Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sat Nite Sunday Sunday Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Sat Nite Sunday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat Nite Sunday Sunday Thursday Friday Sat Nite Sunday Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Location 100 Mile House Williams Lake Prince George Mackenzie Dawson Creek Chetwynd McBride Revelstoke Golden Cranbrook Creston Crescent Valley Trail Grand Forks Kelowna Kelowna Oliver Lytton Fountainview Ashcroft Williams Lake Quesnel Burns Lake Smithers Kitwanga Terrace Terrace All Nations - Terrace Hazelton Prince George McBride Kamloops Vernon Kelowna Kelowna Penticton Victoria Duncan Duncan Nanaimo Courtenay Campbell River Port Hardy Richmond

Open Hours 1-2pm 5-8pm 5-7pm 11-Noon 6-8 pm 2-6pm 3-6pm 4-5pm 7-8pm 5-6pm 3-6pm 4-7pm 5-7pm 5-6pm 6-8pm 10am-2pm 5-6pm Noon-1pm 5-6pm 7-8pm Noon-1pm 6-9pm 4-6pm Noon-1pm 5-6pm 11am-noon 6-7pm 11am-2pm 4-6pm 2pm-6pm 5-7pm 3-6pm 5-6pm 11am-2pm 5-7pm 10am-2pm 5-6pm 2-7pm 1-3pm 5-6pm 3-7pm 2-3pm 4-6pm 2-6pm 3-7pm

Address

5489 Saunders Cres 782 Ninth Ave N 4388-15th Avenue 260 Osilinka Road, Mackenzie, BC 9201 14 St 6189 Dokkie School Lamming Pit Road 662 Big Eddy Road 917 11th St 300 6th Avenue South 713 Cavell Street Community Hall Hwy 6 1471 Columbia Ave 4500 Hillview Road 1035 Hollywood Rd. 7916-370 Ave G'wsep Gas Station 40km North of Lytton on Hwy 12 409 Bancroft St, 782 Ninth Ave N 1518 Maple Dr 136 4th Avenue 3680-4th Avenue Skeena Valley Nursery 5401 Mcconnell Ave 3312 Spark Street 4949 Sunnyside Road 4388-15th Avenue Lamming Pit Road 364 Fortune Drive 1802 45 Avenue 1035 Hollywood Rd. 290 Warren Ave. West 729 Cordova Bay Road 3441 Gibbins Rd. 2400 Highland Blvd at Hollyrood 4660 Headquarters Rd 300 Thulin Street 4640 Byng Rd 8711 Cambie Road

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