Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yellowknife Church Bans Styrofoam Dinnerware

Living in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada has had an impact on the members of the Yellowknife Seventh-day Adventist Church. This month they have made a commitment - ‘No More Styrofoam.’ Members Liza and Rony Roy are leading the the church towards a more ‘green’ attitude. “From now on our fellowship meals will be BYOP (Bring Your Own Plates),” Liza said. The church will no longer purchase styrofoam dinnerware and will simply use up whatever is on hand.

“When we get to the last styrofoam plate we will commemorate the moment," says Pastor Brad Dahr, “we were thinking about a second of silence for every year it takes for styrofoam to break down in a landfill but then we could be standing there for a very long time!” For visitors who don’t know about the BYOP rule the church has dinnerware on hand. “Our original Kingdom Assignment from God was to care for the earth and everything in it. Even though the world is in a fallen state and will soon be renewed by the second coming, God’s calling to be good stewards of its resources and environment still stands,” says Pastor Brad Dahr who applauds his members’ initiative in this area. “It’s one thing to talk about what we believe but we need to walk the talk.”

The Seventh-day Adventist church has been serving the Yellowknife community for over 30 years and is located at 5008 Forrest Drive. Services are every Saturday morning at 10:30 starting with small groups for adults and children with services starting at 11:30. On the web they are at while the church office can be reached at 873-6767 or by email at

Four College Heights Youth Baptized at Oshkosh Camporee

Pastor Moises Ruiz shown in the middle of the four youth baptized.

On August 15, 2009, at the Oshkosh Camporee in Wisconsin, four of the youth from the College Heights Church were baptized at the International Pathfinder Camporee. Rachel Davis, Jordan Southcott, Josh Southcott, and James Southcott all made a public declaration of their faith in Jesus. It was an exciting conclusion to the camporee.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Huge Success in the Edmonton Spanish District

PRAISE THE LORD!!!! We baptized 14 more souls for the King last weekend. Youth Campaign "VUELVE" was a complete success for His Glory. Edmonton Spanish District has reached 39 baptisms so far in 2009 Year of Evangelism. Thanks youth! Thanks to all faithful people of God.
Julio Morales, Pastor

Sherwood Park Care Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary

You are invited to come and celebrate with the residents, staff, and family of the Sherwood Park Care Center on September 24-26, 2009. This long-term care facility has been in operation for 40 years! The weekend will be full of reminiscing beginning on Friday where we will focus on the current residents with a music festival and spiritual service. On Sabbath morning, there will be an old-fashioned church service held in a tent in the courtyard of the Care Center, and in the afternoon there will be a rededication of the Care Center. Sunday activities will begin at 2 p.m. and is a day highlighting the history of the Care Center, tours, and a BBQ. Mark your calendar and plan to attend, you won't regret it!!
Carol Paisley
Executive Assistant to Gerald Northam, Executive Director

Althea Turnbull Obituary

With the same grace and beauty through which she lived her life, Mrs. Althea Turnbull passed away at sundown on Sabbath, September 5, in Edmonton, Alberta. She will be remembered by many whose lives she touched through her genuine kindness, compassion, and enduring love! Althea served her church as treasurer for many years. We celebrate her life on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the Lethbridge Seventh-day Adventist church, 2606 - 16 Avenue South.

Pfannmuller Obituary

William (Bill) Wensel Pfannmuller was born on July 28, 1918, and passed away on September 2, 2009, in Abbotsford, B.C. He is survived by his wife Julie; daughters, Leanne (Walter) Chiakowsky of Abbotsford, B.C., and Gwen (Eugene) Skoretz of Langley, B.C.; sons, Barry (Delores) of Abbotsford, B.C., Roy (Pam) of Coldstream, B.C., and Dean of Abbotsford, B.C.; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, June (Ben) Weich of Hanna, AB,and Lorraine (Victor) Fast of Kelowna, B.C.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

General Conference Atlanta JUNE 23 - JULY 3, 2010

Eventful Summer for Edmonton Mill Woods

(clockwise from top left) Adult choir singing praises on Community Guest Day; Kindra, CreeAnn,and Tiffany (l-r) happily serving potluck lunch; Children's presentation of the armour of God on Thirteenth Sabbath in June; Youth Ministries outreach in Mill Woods Park on July 25.
"To God be the glory, great things He has done." It has been an eventful summer at Edmonton Mill Woods SDA Church. On Women's Ministries Day, June 13, several sisters in our congregation were given tokens of appreciation and commended for their individual contributions. As well, Ralph presented three women from the community - Agnes, Patricia, and Lorna - with certificates for their completion of an eye-opening group Bible study on the book of Romans.

Pastor Ishmael Ali from Calgary Garden Road was guest speaker for Community Guest Day, June 20.

At the end of June, the Youth Ministries Department held a bottle drive fundraiser, and the overwhelming community support enabled our church to present $1000 for airfare for one of our youth and her mother to travel for her surgery at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. We are thankful that she is healing up very nicely!

The theme for July 25's Youth Day was "Be Ready," with CUC student Joseph Augustine as guest speaker. The Sabbath afternoon was particularly hot, but it was perfect weather for our Youth Ministries outreach activity in Mill Woods Park--the distribution of free cold bottled water with a tag of introduction to our church.

Pastor Lawton Lowe's Death

Elder Lawton Lowe, a long-time warrior for God laid down his burdens Friday, August 28, 2009, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. As many of you know Lawton was used mightily by God. Thousands of individuals in Canada and throughout various parts of the world will trace their introduction to Jesus back to a Lowe evangelistic meeting. Please pray for Esther, Gary, Rick, and the entire family as they process the loss of their loved one. The family has planned a memorial service for Elder Lowe on September 20, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Fonthill United church on Hwy 20, in the village of Fonthill on top of the hill. Contact: Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Box 926, Fonthill, ON, L0S 1E0; phone: 905-892-6433; email:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

60th Wedding Anniversary

Vernon and Doreen Gimbel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 25, 2009. They were married in the CUC Chapel in 1949. They have two children, Ivan (Sharon) of Lacombe, and Sherry Lee (Rob) Olynick of Quill Lake, Sask. They also have five grandchildren and two great-granchildren. The Gimbels reside in Lacombe.