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Men's Golf Tournament Recap

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The annual SDBC Men's Ministry Golf Tournament took place on Friday, June 21st at the Links at Hampton Cove. Twenty men gathered together for a time of fun and fellowship. The weather was perfect as the men set up around the putting green for the warm-up putting challenge. "Grand Marshall" Eric Tegelberg organized the crew and made sure that those uber competitors kept within the rules. While many tried, ultimately, Rob Gibson prevailed and was crowned the winner.

The main event was the reputed "pink ball" team challenge that pitted teams against other teams. Individuals within the team took their turns playing the pink golf ball for one hole each. The competition was best ball, so the team score on each hole was the best score. If a person playing the pink ball lost it, he was then given a yellow ball to play. If teams lost both balls throughout the round then penalty strokes were added to their score at the end of the round. Suffice it to say, there was extra pressure for players when playing one of the coloured balls! It is amazing how attracted these pink and yellow balls were to water hazards, ditches, blackberries, and other out of bounds areas.

Players hung around on the final hole to watch other teams finish. Sean Bremner put on a display by driving the green more than 250 yards on the final hole. The golfing was fun but most seemed to enjoy the fellowship within each group and together at the end of the round.

Relaxing on the patio after the round, the men were served a BBQ dinner while they enjoyed the opportunity to fellowship with each other. Prizes were provided for both good golf and good tries! One of the major goals of SDBC's Men's Ministry is to create opportunities for men to have fun and socialize and this event definitely accomplished that goal.

Our Men's Ministry will continue to be busy this summer and fall providing opportunities for guys to get together at events such as a Vancouver Canadians game and a Vancouver Whitecaps game. If you are interested, or would simply like to be informed of other upcoming events, please visit our website.

Posted by Dave Sowerby

Kids with a Heart for God

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Our children and family ministries exist to see families in our church become followers of Christ with a strong heart for God. Our children are a gift from the Lord and have been entrusted to us, that we would raise them in the way they should go. Parents are accountable to God for raising, shaping, and preparing their child for a life of serving God's Kingdom.

At SDBC, we value the families who attend each week and we are committed to assisting each family in raising their children to be Christ-followers with a strong heart for God. Seeing children who have a desire to share the gospel with their friends brings so much joy to God's family.

Our Sunday morning program teaches our kids memory verses and bible stories to give them a foundation for their faith journey. Our kids have been inviting their non-church friends almost every week to come to our Sunday morning program. It is so exciting for our leaders to see new faces because it means a heart can be touched or a family can be loved.

Our kids also go beyond our community and bring food for the hungry each week, as well as hard earned money for the kids ministry programs at WINGS. Their hearts were really touched when they learned about the WINGS ministry and that there are kids in their own community who may not have enough food to eat or enough money to purchase food.

None of this can happen without our great volunteers! Thank you to all who serve in SDBC Kids and love our kids. Each week, we need 17 volunteers to run our program. Currently, we are running our program with about 12 on any Sunday. We need more volunteers to be in the kids rooms, as well as at the bus, where you would be the first contact for all the kids and sign them in for our program. 

It is our desire to help families in the most significant area of their lives, training their children in the way they should grow, but we need your help. Please consider serving with us and making a difference in the lives of our families. To find out where you can help, email Sue Gibson, our Director of Family Life.

Posted by Sue Gibson

Director of Worship Arts Update

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As we've mentioned before, Gatlin Saip will be transitioning out of his role as Director of Worship Arts at our church in order to pursue a master's degree and continue serving as a teacher at South Delta Secondary School. Although he'll be remaining as a part of our church family and continuing to participate as a part of the worship team, this Sunday will be Gatlin's last Sunday as the formal Director of Worship Arts at SDBC.

Gatlin has led us in worship since August of 2017 and helped us grow in our walk with Christ. He joined SDBC at a very important time as we transitioned from having two separate services to worshiping together again. We especially appreciate his leadership through this challenging time and we're thankful for his service to the church family. Please continue to pray for Gatlin as he pursues further education and as he serves as teacher for our next generation at SDSS.

Moving forward, we have decided to hire an Interim Director of Worship Arts for the next four months. Jayson Oldham has agreed to serve us in this interim role at this time, and we're excited to have him join us in July. Please pray for him as he serves in this role.

We will continue to search for a person to take on the more permanent role of Director of Worship Arts at our church. Please be in prayer for this on-going search.

Posted by Paul Park

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