Come Dine and Golf with us – Primetime in Ocotober

Primetime is our KGF group of 45+ . We welcome you to join us as we fellowship and serve in various ways in the community.

Prime Time Dine And Golf Event
Friday October 19  (Weather permitting)

Our next event is Golf and Dinner at The Bunkhouse restaurant and Orchard Greens Golf
2777 KLO road Kelowna
Menu available on line at the Bunkhouse.ca
Dinner 5:30 pm (order from menu)
Golf 7 pm. ($21 plus $12 per person for power cart)
You can choose dining or golf only if you wish. We welcome everyone.
RSVP is required so Contact TonyMarkoff at  250 470 7127 (cell/text)
winotgolf@gmail.com

Stephen Minister Information night in October

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MEANINGFUL WAY TO LIVE OUT YOUR FAITH?

CONSIDER BECOMING A STEPHEN MINISTER.

Caring for people in need is at the heart of KGF’s pastoral care ministry and we are seeking to begin selecting a second team of Stephen Ministers to begin training to provide one-to-one Christian Care to others.

We are again inviting those who have the gifts of mercy, faith, and encouragement to consider joining us in our Stephen Ministry at KGF.

A Stephen Minister is a fellow Christian who is able to share their time to walk beside a person who is impacted by the struggles of life such as illness, death, job loss, spiritual crises, or other losses.

We would love to have a conversation with those who are interested in Stephen Ministry or know of someone who would be.

Information Pamphlets on Becoming A Stephen Minister are at the Starting Point Desk & an Information Evening is being hosted on Sunday, October 28th at 6:30 pm at KGF.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Wayne Laurie, Stephen Leader

Email:   mtnpeak@me.com

Phone:  250-868-9692

PrimeTime rides Wood Lake

PrimeTime took to the trails again on September 8th for a ride around Wood Lake. It was a great time of riding, enjoying connection, and checking out a new riding area for many who came. Enjoy the pictures, and come out in October for our next event. We’d love to see you. Watch for more news to come this week.

September Child dedication day

At KGF, we believe that children are a gift from God. Children are a high priority and value to us!

Child Dedication is a joyful opportunity for parents to acknowledge God’s incredible blessing of children as a gift from God (Psalm 127:3)

It is also formal recognition that the child belongs to God (Psalm 24:1) and a public commitment on the part of the parents and body of Christ to teach God’s Word and encourage them in their spiritual development.

Our next Child Dedication day is September 30th. Please contact Colleen if you would like to be a part of this celebration and commitment day. We will do this at both services.

Email colleen@kgfchurch.com for more information.

Refresh Women’s Ministry startup is here

Getting into God’s Word with a group of friends! What could be better? We are excited to announce that Refresh Women’s Ministries will begin at the beginning with Jen Wilkin’s latest study, God of Creation on the first eleven chapters of Genesis. Check out this video about the series.

We are offering two options:

Monday evening, starting Sept 17 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Dec 3 (no study on Thanksgiving)

Or

Wednesday morning, starting Sept 19 (9 -11 am) – Nov 28

Bring a friend! Prizes for those who do!! Register online. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration cost: $30 (scholarships available).

Free childcare Wednesday mornings

https://kgf.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/151644

The Journey – 2018 – 2019

The Journey is an invitation to go on a significant journey with a group of people in order to learn to pay attention to what God is up to in us, our community, and our world. . . far more than most of us generally have eyes to see. 20 weeks of group interaction, relationship building, study and journaling, mentoring, and growth under the guidance of a trained facilitator. The Journey is an intentional season to go deeper into being a disciple of Jesus.

Please join us. Dates and times are variable according to what the group decides.

Fill in the application form that is attached to the registration page.  Nancy Tordiffe will be in contact with you after that.

Register here today

Junior High camp is kicking off the season

We are SUPER excited to head up our second Junior High camp at Morningstar (Grades 6-8). At camp, we will get time to connect with each other through team games, cabin time, and camp activities. This year we will learn about the character of God through the Bible. We will also get to hear how he’s worked in the lives of our Youth Leaders as they share testimonies.

You are welcome to bring friends…just let them know we are going to be not only having crazy fun but seriously learning about what matters: Jesus!

Travel Plans:
PLEASE HAVE DINNER BEFORE DROPPING OFF (We will provide Snack Friday evening)! DROP-OFF at Morning Star Bible Camp at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 21. PICK-UP at Morning Star at 1 pm on Sunday, September 23.

Cost is $90 (if you need subsidy, please email Devan)
(devan@kgfchurch.com)

Register here today!

Gardom Lake Bible Camp summer Snapshot 2018

Greetings from Gardom,

“To The Fullest” Ephesians 3:19  “to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

 God was faithful as we walked in His strength through the summer of 2018. It was hot, dry, and smoky but that did not stop us from sharing God’s love, learning new skills, making new friends and having a lot of fun while giving our campers a great camp experience.

Total Campers: What a summer, we surpassed our total number of campers from last year with over 1750 campers for a Gardom Lake summer camp record!

Total Life-Changing Spiritual Decisions: We had 333 campers report (on their weekly evaluations) that they made a first-time commitment to Jesus Christ at GLBC this summer. Another 459 campers recommitted to follow Christ and go deeper in their relationship with Him during their week at summer camp.

3 staff baptisms: Together with the staff member’s family, church community, friends, and entire GLBC staff team, these individuals took the public step of obedience through baptism.

Junior Staff: We had 38 junior staff during July, and 39 junior staff during August, for a total of 77 junior staff. These 15 & 16 year-olds come to camp and serve for 3 weeks. They work hard to support the cabin leaders in camp activities, serve meals, wash dishes, and clean around the camp. They also have daily sessions to help them grow as leaders, and disciples of Christ. They are an integral part of camp operations and become our future cabin leaders and resource staff.

Highlights: The new Quattro Water feature was a hit at the beach – this replaced our aging Iceberg and was enjoyed by campers and staff of all ages and abilities. It was easier to climb up, slide down or jump off, and even was a fun place to hang out as there was room for up to 10 individuals at the top. Laser Tag was a great addition to our programming, it was well-received by campers and staff. Our new amphitheatre was completed half-way through the summer and became a fantastic place to do morning chapels, skit night, and movie nights. (You can see photos of the new amphitheatre in the attached photo and on our Facebook page). Once again, our weekly “Hi Mom” videos were a huge success to Mom’s but we are creatively think of new ways to say “Hi” for next year.

One of my personal highlights of the summer was recommissioning our staff back to return to their community’s. The symbolism to our staff to continue to be servant leaders as they head home was powerful. We also had communion and broke into encouragement groups to bless each other in their strengths and giftedness. This was a powerful evening and a real encouragement to our staff. It is fantastic to be a part of an “iron sharpens iron” community.

I am so thankful for the praying community that supports the ministry at GLBC. Your prayers and support create a “greenhouse” environment that brings people to Christ, inspires others to go deeper with Him, and grows Godly leaders. As always, it is my privilege and honour to lead a fantastic team through another amazing summer. Morgan Taylor to guide, challenge, and encourage the support staff here with his passion to develop young leaders; Mark Griffin and Andy Kieneker as they cooked amazing food and worked so hard in a very hot kitchen; Jim MacKnee as he addressed the many maintenance issues that arise as we bring in so many staff and campers; and Faith Scarrott as she tackles registration, phone calls, bills, administration details, and cares for staff through prayer and a listening ear.

Please continue to pray for Gardom Lake as we move into a busy season of school groups, rentals, building projects and getting the camp back into order after an intense and fruitful summer. We are looking forward to dreaming and preparing for a great summer of 2019 as we serve our great God.

 

Youth Kickoff is September 11

2018 Youth Kick Off event

Our KGFYouth KICKOFF is happening Tuesday, September 11th, 6:00 pm to 9 pm at Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church! To help launch your teen(s) into KGFYouth, here’s the THREE things we need you to do:

ONE: WAIVER
Please fill out a waiver online for your teen(s). One per teen. You can do this at SMARTWAIVER here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/v/youth2018kgf/

TWO: DONATE
Again, this year, is we are having a “recommended donation” of $50. Our youth ministry continues to grow, and as we improve our programming, and provide more food and transportation our hope is parents will partner with us financially to meet these needs.We are doing this again to prevent charging $5 for individual events and just have a lump sum at the beginning of the year to simplify things. Thank you so much for your support!

THREE: REGISTER
Please click on the “Register Now” button, and you can register your teen into our database (which is confidential), as well as make a donation. After you register, you will be sent a confirmation email, with a link to our 2018-19 Calendar!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Devan here: devan@kgfchurch.com

Here’s to another great year!
Marcus Schmaling & Devan Scollon
KGF Youth Ministry Team

Bursary recipients for 2018

Every year we as a church family come alongside students headed to college with the opportunity to apply for bursaries toward their studies. This year the recipients are

  1. Kayla Hunter                     $1000    CBC
  2. Corrie Ferch                       $1000    CBC
  3. Andre Wielemaker            $1000    Biola University
  4. Sam Bell                               $1000    Biola University
  5. John Forbes                        $1000    Prairie Bible College

Along with this bursary is the responsibility to keep in touch about their studies, and what God is doing in their lives. Here are the stories of these students.

 

Next year I will be attending Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. I am enrolled in the two-year digital media program where I will learn how to create websites, graphics, and improve on my video and photography skills, while studying the word of God and growing spiritually. This bursary has been a huge blessing for our family since there are a lot of expenses involved in this course, for example, a laptop, camera, design tablet, and editing software, not to mention tuition itself. My Mom, Dad, and myself greatly appreciate the bursary since it has helped pay for part of my tuition which has relieved us all of some stress. Thank you so much KGF church for this bursary and for the years of support you have provided for me and my family.

John Forbes

 

Hey, my name is Sam Bell. I graduated from Heritage Christian School and I will be attending Biola University this next year in Las Angeles, California. I’m so thankful for the bursary given to me by KGF and it will be put towards my education to become a broadcast journalist. I would love if you all could pray for me as I move onto new things. Please pray for my safety and health. Love you all.

Sam Bell

KGF has once again blessed me with financial assistance so I may continue Youth Work studies at Columbia Bible College. Their scholarship aids my development as a student and provides me with freedom to continue studying towards my Youth Work Bachelor of Arts Degree. More than the financial assistance, I am thrilled to know that I have a church family cheering me on at home. Your support, and KGF’s combined spurs me on to more than I could ever experience on my own. So thank you. Thank you for your scholarship, for cheering me on by your faithfulness to this church, thank you for your prayers and support. It truly makes a difference on the most challenging of days. Prayers for discernment as I enter a definitive year, leadership development, peace, and community would mean the world to me as I return for my second year in September.

Thank you, Corrie Ferch.

 

I was really encouraged to receive a KGF scholarship and feel honoured that you would support my decision to complete a graduate degree in clinical psychology at a Christian university. Your willingness to partner with me inspires me to give my all next year and to make the most of my time at Biola.  This upcoming year, I hope to complete my Master’s in clinical psychology at the Rosemead School of Psychology. This next year will involve a clinical assessment practicum at a local school, one-on-one counselling training, additional spiritual integration and theology courses. As a church family, I would really appreciate your prayer support for the mental challenge of meeting all my course requirements, for spiritual wisdom to discern the needs of my clients, and for the ability to remain focused on the bigger picture to serve God and His kingdom daily.

With appreciation,

Andre Wielemaker

 

This fall I will be attending Columbia Bible College for my second year working towards a diploma in Biblical Studies. The KGF match bursary has been instrumental in allowing me to once again attend Columbia Bible College. This year I hope to dig deeper into the words Jesus spoke during his time on earth and try to fully understand the message God has brought to us through the Bible. I am so thankful for KGF’s continued support of my education and spiritual wellbeing. This year I would love prayer for clarity in the areas of anxiety I find in the Christian faith, and that I am able to find a community of belonging. Thanks again KGF!

Kayla Hunter