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VIBRANT Revival. RELEVANT Evangelism. HEALTHY Community. PASSIONATE Youth.

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NOVEMBER 8 2012

YOUTH RETREAT (pages 2-3) Passionate Adventism (page 4) In The News (page 5) Planned Giving (page 7) Napkin Evangelism (page 8) Pastor Appreciation (page 9) Missing Members (pages 10-11) EDUCATION (pages 12-19) Coming Events (pages 20-27) ABC (page 28)


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THIS WEEKEND! YOUTH RETREAT

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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 Seriously Ridiculous Schedule

Friday 6:00 Registration 7:30 Seriously Ridiculous 10:00 Refreshments Sabbath 7:00 Devotional 8:30 Breakfast 9:45 Seriously Ridiculous 1:00 Lunch 2:00 Groups 3:00 Breakout Sessions 4:30 Breakout Session 6:00 Supper 7:30 Seriously Ridiculous 10:00 Activity   Sunday 7:00 Devotional 8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Activity  10:45 Worship and Praise  11:45 Activity 1:00 Lunch 2:00 Activity 3:30 Breakout Session 4:45 Breakout Session 6:00 Supper 7:30 Seriously Ridiculous  10:00 Activity Monday 8:30 Breakfast 9:45 A Seriously Ridiculous Idea 10:30 Head home

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THIS WEEKEND! CORNERSTONE SDA CHURCH

+GOD COMES SIDEWAYS: re:telling the Story of Our Faith +THE PEARL: What Was Jesus Selling? +AWKWARD AND AWESOME: Adventists Dancing +WHO WANTS TO BE THE REMNANT: Affording Generosity +LOVING BABYLON: Oh Sweet Evangelism! +ADVENTIST STORY: A Larger Edition

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IN THE NEWS We need to examine all forms of bullying COQUITLAM NOW NOVEMBER 2, 2012   We were all jolted this past month when we were confronted with the news of Amanda Todd's death - no, suicide - and the emerging story of bullying along with it. Amanda's YouTube video so poignantly captured the ethos we were all feeling. For many of us, our minds raced to our own experiences with bullying, both past and present, which called us to mindful reflection on life and the stories that shape us. We were reminded of one of the darker sides of life. Perhaps many of us may only have gone to our playground and school memories. But bullying takes all sorts of shapes and sizes. And while many of us may most readily connect bullying to a school playground, the truth is that bullying transcends its stereotypical connotations. Isn't it true that kids learn to bully by watching us? Just think of the majority of political campaigns. In fact, right now just south of us we have a very obvious case of adults playing in the realm of bullying. Consider the copious amount of evidence in our corporate and business worlds right now that resembles bullying. Furthermore, consider the National Hockey League's present labour dispute. We may not consider it bullying, especially not from a surface view, but when you dig deep into the stories and consider the various messages and tactics, bullying tactics are so evidently the foundation. But bullying goes even deeper into the fabric of our current world. Over the past several years my eyes and ears have been alerted to the world of a human rights disaster called human trafficking. Human trafficking is the illegal business of buying, selling and trading in human beings for the purposes of exploitation, especially but certainly not exclusively, dealing with sex and forced labour. Bullying has become big business. Only the global drug trade remains more lucrative, and that is only because hiding drugs is easier than hiding other humans, who happen to be mostly women and small children. I wholeheartedly support every local attempt at raising awareness and effectively dealing with the most obvious of our own problems. Our schools must be safer. Our students need to be informed and challenged to live life in a more compassionate way. We need rallies and vigils regularly. We need enhanced, updated and relevant curricula. We need forums for discussion and safe places to go for help. We need outreach workers and well-established avenues for help. Bullying needs to be stopped. However, we must also raise our collective voices to oppose all systemic malignancies, including the more subversive forms of bullying I alluded to earlier. Modern-day slavery is not a majority-world problem. It is not simply a Southeast Asian phenomenon. We must speak up about the global appetite that fuels the human trafficking industry. Somewhere along the line we developed deep-seated entitlements that give us license to abuse and mistreat, for our own purposes, those who are supposed to be our neighbours. We either gain a superior feeling of self-worth when we utter vocalized darts of rejection and hurt on the playground of life, or we benefit economically, or worse, we gain some form of personal advantage or satisfaction from the abuse and misuse of another human. This, too, must stop. If you are interested in the intersection of bullying and human trafficking as it relates most specifically to sex trafficking, I want to invite you to a documentary screening of the film Sex and Money: A National Search for Human Worth at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. A panel discussion involving several local leaders will follow the film. The screening is being hosted by the Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, and is an admission-free event. Stevan Mirkovich is the pastor at Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist Community Church in Coquitlam, which he describes as "a church that wants to raise its voice in advocacy of those who are being marginalized and oppressed. "Read more: http://www.thenownews.com/news/need+examine+forms+bullying/7487554/story.html#ixzz2BgcmRVIQ

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HURRICANE SANDY AID Personal Care Kits Needed Churches and small groups such as youth groups, Bible study groups, Sabbath school classes, and others, can also help by making personal care kits to hand out to people who are not able to use their homes due to flooding or wind and tree damage. There are 11 different types of care kits that can help people who are displaced from their homes and schools. Go here for the list and contents of each. Donate! http://bit.ly/UeoIXx http://bit.ly/RtpfHN

Hurricane Sandy has left millions of people in need of food, water, personal care items, cleaning supplies, shelter, and much more. Trained Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) volunteers up and down the east coast of the United States are hard at work providing emergency assistance in Christ’s name. With your help, they can do much more. ACS DR is a well-respected disaster response leader that can leverage

Hurricane Sandy has left mi care items, cleaning supplie Community Services Disaste the east coast of the United assistance in Christ’s nam ACS DR is a well-respecte

donated dollars. Please consider making a donation to ACS DR and help your church make a difference in the lives of Hurricane Sandy survivors.

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PLANNED GIVING Q and A regarding Charitable Insured Annuities Q. "I understand insurance, but what's an annuity?" A. An annuity is like a life insurance policy in reverse. You give the insurance company a lump sum of money and in return are given a guaranteed regular income, usually monthly, for either a specified period of time or for life. Often the income you receive from your annuity is higher than interest offered by GICs. Annuities are among the safest investments available as they are financially backed by Canada’s insurance companies, which, like our banks, are the envy of the world for their stability and asset quality. Annuities offer a distinct tax advantage since regular annuity payments are made up of both a return of your own capital and interest. Only the interest is taxable. Q. “What kind of assets can I contribute for an annuity?” A. Almost all contributions consist of cash, however listed securities and mutual funds are also accepted however any capital gain is taxable. Q. “How does the church benefit from my Charitable Insured annuity?” A. Evangelism, properties, special projects such as community outreach programs (home repairs, health seminars, soup kitchens etc.)

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Sven Tornlov, Director, Planned Giving Department. Email: stornlov@bcadventist.ca Phone: 604.853.5451 ext. 404

illions of people in need of food, water, personal es, shelter, and much more. Trained Adventist er Response (ACS DR) volunteers up and down d States are hard at work providing emergency me. With your help, they can do much more. ed disaster response leader that can leverage

onsider making a donation to ACS DR and help ence in the lives of Hurricane Sandy survivors.

Charitable Insured Annuities An insured annuity is essentially a prescribed life annuity and a permanent life insurance policy, purchased together. An annuity provides a guaranteed regular income stream, while a permanent life insurance policy provides a cash payout upon death. The combination of the benefits provided by these products is ideal for those seeking guaranteed income with the preservation of their capital. An insured annuity pays a higher guaranteed after-tax income for life, compared to most traditional alternatives.

Your Investment $

Example of $100,000 Investment Male Age 7 Non-Smoker Annual Income GIC

ANNUITY

GIC Rate of Return

3.0%

7.9% *

Annual Income

$3,000

$8,364

Taxable Portion of Income

$3,000

$1,128

Less: Payable on income at 30%

(900)

(338)

Less: Life Insurance Cost

n/a

(4,476)

Tax Credit from Charitable Donation

n/a

$1,956

Your Annual Income

$2,100

$5,506

*Equivalent GIC Rate – Annuity and Insurance Rates as of July 16 – 2012. Tax r individual annuity “GIC rate of return” is an equivalent GIC rate, available for couples, subject to life insurability.

Graph of Cumulative After-Tax Income Comparison PAGEGIC 7 Incom of $2,100 versus Annuity Income $5,506 Charitable Insured Annuity

GIC @ 3.0%


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PENTICTON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH QUESTIONS FOR GOD Dr. Ern Brake warned the Penticton church beforehand. There would probably be no baptisms from his evangelistic series. Instead, the focus would be on getting unbelievers and nominal Christians a step closer to God. With a presentation that appealed to the post-modern mind, attendance for the 9-day “Questions for God” series averaged 65, half of them non-members. Between 15 and 20 of these stayed for the duration. One man, who had been attending the Tuesday evening men’s meetings, really appreciated the session on reasons to believe. While guests found the meetings very insightful and helpful, members found them refreshing in regards to doctrines and teachings. In what he termed “napkin evangelism”, Dr. Brake used simple line drawings to illustrate the points he wanted to make, and people responded nightly. Although the series ended October 20, at least four people are still attending church because of it. One of the highlights of the meetings was a break for refreshments and fellowship, followed by another 15-20 minutes for questions and answers. It was an open time in which people could share and ask any questions that were on their hearts, and get answers. Summing up the series, Pastor Greg Wellman says, “It was a very relevant seminar. Our own members needed it and were refreshed by it. It was a positive demonstration to our community that we care about the truth about God.”

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OCTOBER: PASTORS APPRECIATION MONTH We have received a few pictures and emails about how churches celebrated Pastors Appreciation Month. For the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing some pictures and words. If you want your pastor to be featured in our BC Alive, send me pictures or words describing how you really appreciate your pastor. Email: caguilar@bcadventist.ca CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH APPRECIATES PASTOR COLIN! Members and friends of Creekside Community Church shared ONE word that described Pastor Colin --- had these words in Wordle and then framed. Beautiful words. Everyone also wore the awesome pin - I Heart My Pastor!

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CHILLIWACK SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH The Chilliwack SDA Church in Chilliwack BC is looking for the following missing members:   Victor Fritsch Renee Fritsch Steven Jankovics Tracy Jankovics Anne Negladuik Jane Djonov Phillip Djonov Nadine Johnson     If you have any contact information for any of the above individuals, please contact Pastor Michael Hope at mthope7799@sbcglobal.net or the church clerk, Shirley Johnson at johnson8@telus.net  

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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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DEER LAKE SCHOOL

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Photos by Angel Anjalica Solomon, Deer Lake School Grade 11

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AVALON ADVENTIST JUNIOR ACADEMY Our Fall Fiesta with a Spanish Flair took place on October 28. There were a number of fun events and a good time was had  by all. Money raised will go to our mission and class trips. The grade nine and ten students will be going to Belize in the new year. By Clifford Wood, Principal  

Kashia pummelling the pinata

Veronica doing the limbo

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Paul hosting the event

Ekikah and Gabrille on the balance beam.

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HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING

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ADRA MISSION TRIP

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WESTMINSTER SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

The  Westminster  Seventh-Day   Adventist  Church  Choir  presents...

I  AM  THE  LIGHT Featuring special performances by talented and renowned vocalists and musical instrumentalists, with performances on harp, violin, flute, organ, accordion, clarinet, trumpet & voice.

The Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church 7925 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. (corner of 11th Avenue & 6th Street)

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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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BC Alive: November 8, 2012  

British Columbia Weekly Newsletter. British Columbia Conference serves 101 churches and 17 schools throught British Columbia and the Yukon

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