Announcements – ARBC

Find out what is happening at our church, our denomination and our camps.

Events and Opportunities

Pastor Ryan and Sharon will be away next week at the CBWC Assembly. Pastor Ryan will be gone all week (May 24-28). Sharon will be in the office Tuesday and Wednesday (May 24-25) and leaving Thursday for the Assembly. They will return on Saturday and expect to be at church on Sunday May 29.
Come help clean up our church yard and get it ready for summer on Saturday June 4 from 9 to noon. Bring tools if you have them. More details to come!
We will be celebrating a baptism on Sunday June 6 in the worship service.
Our spring congregational meeting will be on June 7 at 7 pm in the church basement.
Join us for our annual Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic on June 26 in Kinsman Park South. More details to come!
Congratulations to Allen Ren for receiving the Cameco Literacy Learner Award on May 11! Here she is with her husband and Lieutenant Governor Merasty, who presented the award. We wish you all the best in your future English endeavours!
Pastor Ryan has invited us to take the “One Another” challenge in conjunction with his new sermon series of that name. He asks us to choose a “one another” goal and work on it for two weeks, keeping track of how it is going. After two weeks, evaluate and keep going or choose another goal. This is from a suggestion by Adele Calhoun in her Spiritual Disciplines Handbook. If you are not challenged by any of the “one another” words in the picture, there are plenty more to be found in the New Testament.
Get Active to support education on June 19-26! Because of COVID, many thousands of children in various countries were unable to go to school effectively over the past two years. Many still can’t. Canadian Baptist Ministries is there to help by supplying school supplies, devices, places with internet where kids can work, and homework help. Sign up on our Active in Mission page, pledge or donate, find people to get active with you, and walk, bike, run, cartwheel, swim, dance, whatever you like, in June!
Students aged 12-19 and leaders aged 20+ will be gathering in Nelson, B.C. from July 3-9 for a week of service. There will also be worship and learning and fun. Find out more on the CBWC website.
Join Mark Doerksen and Cindy Emmons as they host Dr. Ed Neufeld in a new podcast on the Book of Revelation. Take-aways from the first episode: 1. Revelation is not a puzzle to be solved; it is intended to guide believers through the troubles of life, especially persecution. 2. All the symbols found in Revelation have their source in the Old Testament. There are several episodes already at heartland3.podbean.com, and another one comes each Wednesday!
CBM has worked with Ukrainian partners to provide relief in Ukraine in the past. In response to the Russian invasion, they are sending immediate emergency relief. You can contribute and find out more on their website. There are also updates on the situation and prayer points to help you pray.
Would you come a bit early to church on Sunday and welcome people as they arrive? Let the office know to be put on a schedule, or just come early and do it. Thank you!
Summer Camps are happening this summer at Katepwa Lake Camp! There are camps for Scampers (ages 6-8), Mini Adventurers (ages 7-10), Juniors (ages 9-12), Junior Teens (ages 12-15). Find out more and register on their website! There will also be Leaders in Training (grade 10 and up).
Katepwa Lake Camp Family Getaways will be happening again in August! Spend two nights at a fully accommodated family vacation. Find out more on their website.
Now that the provincial government has lifted all COVID restrictions, you do not have to wear a mask at church. However, you are still welcome to wear one if you wish. We still have some pews blocked off for social distancing, and masks and hand sanitizer available at both entrances. Please respect each others’ choices and leave extra space for those still wearing masks. Thank you for making everyone feel safe.

Sunday Morning

The front of the sanctuary
Our in-person Sunday worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Masks are mandatory again.
Pastor Ryan leads a study on the New Testament books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the church library.
Those who prefer to worship online meet at 9:30 on Sunday mornings on zoom to read and discuss Scripture, pray together, and visit.
Those who prefer to worship at home meet at 9:30 on Sunday mornings on zoom to read and discuss Scripture, pray together, and visit. We have a “self-serve” online worship service too.
Babies and a parent are welcome to use our Nursery, located next to the sanctuary, where they can relax together and still see and hear the worship service.
Babies and a parent are welcome to use our Nursery, located next to the sanctuary, where they can relax together and still see and hear the worship service.
Toddlers are well cared for downstairs. Care is provided but parents are welcome to stay if they like.
Toddlers are well cared for downstairs. Care is provided but parents are welcome to stay if they like. Please register your toddlers online or pick up a paper form at the back of the sanctuary. Thanks!
Children aged 3-5 worship, learn, and play together in Godly Play, next to the sanctuary. Masks recommended.
Children aged 3-5 worship, learn, and play together in Godly Play, next to the sanctuary. Masks recommended for children and required for teachers. Please register your preschoolers online or pick up a paper form at the back of the sanctuary. Thanks!
Kids in Grades 1-6 will find lots of creative Scripture teaching downstairs in Argyle City. Masks required for all students and teachers.
Kids in Grades 1-6 will find lots of creative Scripture teaching downstairs in Argyle City. Masks required for all students and teachers. Please register your children online or pick up a paper form at the back of the sanctuary. Thanks!

Weekly Church Activities

Living Springs Church hosts a weekly 12-Step Recovery Group at our church for anyone struggling with grief, addictions, or anything else. It meets Monday evenings and at the moment meetings are on Zoom. Contact the church for more information or to be put in touch with the group facilitator.
Living Springs Church hosts a weekly 12-Step Recovery Group at our church for anyone struggling with grief, addictions, or anything else. It meets Monday evenings at 7 pm in the church basement. Contact the church to be put in touch with the group facilitator.
Men meet for Bible study, prayer and fellowship on Tuesdays at noon over zoom.
The Prayer Team meets Wednesday mornings on zoom to pray for our church, our community, and the wider world. If you would like to join them or ask them to pray for a concern, please contact the office.
The Mandarin Fellowship group holds a Bible study Fridays at 7 pm and meets for prayer on Sundays at 7 pm over Zoom. There is also a study for people interested in Christianity on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. All of these are for people who speak Mandarin.
The Saturday Bible Study group is studying the Book of Hebrews with a RightNow Media video series. They meet at 11:30 am on Zoom. If you don’t have a RNM account and you are affiliated with our church, you can get a free account here.
The CBWC’s C2 (Century 2) program allows churches and camps to apply for grants to improve facilities or equip themselves for new and innovative ministries. Four times a year they put out a special appeal for a particular project. The 2022 Spring project is for First Baptist Church in Penticton to create a larger and more level accessible platform to allow space for dramas and large performances by the church and the community. If you would like to donate, go to the CBWC website.
Canadian Baptist Ministries has joined UNICEF's Love My Neighbour campaign to raise money to buy vaccines for poor countries. $25 provides transportation and two shots for a person who otherwise would not get a vaccine. With COVID rising alarmingly in many poor countries, this is a way we can help. The federal government will match all donations so your gift will reach twice as many people. Donate at the link above. #GiveaVax
Canadian Baptist Ministries has joined UNICEF’s Love My Neighbour campaign to raise money to buy vaccines for poor countries. $25 provides transportation and two shots for a person who otherwise would not get a vaccine. With COVID rising alarmingly in many poor countries, this is a way we can help. The federal government will match all donations so your gift will reach twice as many people. Donate at the link above. #GiveaVax
Here is the February 2022 CBWC Newsletter from the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, and the latest news from the Heartland (Saskatchewan and Manitoba).

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Photo Credits

All Photos are from Unsplash unless otherwise indicated.
Nursery Photo by Larry Crayton
Toddler Photo by luis arias
Godly Play Photo by Lucas Alexander
Argyle City Kids Photo by Austin Pacheco
Tuesday Men’s Group Photo by Rod Long
Wednesday Prayer Group Photo by Michael Heuss
Friday Mandarin Study Photo by chris liu
Saturday Study Photo by Kelly Sikkema
Sunday Bible Study Photo by Dylann Hendricks | 딜란
Sunday Connections Cafe Photo by Ryan Mendoza
Desk Photo by Kristina Paparo
Work Day Photo by Jonathan Kemper
Spring Meeting Photo by Beth Macdonald
Picnic Photo by Mason Dahl
Greeter Photo by Kristina Paparo
Library Photo by Seven Shooter
Mask Photo by Jacek Pobłocki
Hand washing Photo by Kristine Wook