Women’s Delight Retreat

I came home this last weekend from my time away feeling so blessed and filled with joy. With a busy life at home, I left last Friday- retreat bound –  needing to let go, recharge and truly experience the delight that God wants for us but ended up being completely blown away. Along with delighting in life with women, time with God, and in late night laughter and fun, God also showed me just how much he delights IN ME. Our speaker, Heidi Mclaughlin, set the stage for understanding the true meaning of Delight. I am so thankful for all the women there and for the others who shared the vision for the weekend. Can’t wait for next year!

Lindsay N.


The women’s retreat was so much more than I expected. The accommodations were actually quite nice for a camp, and the food was out of this world. (Eggs Benedict for breakfast the first day, are you kidding me?!) So much love and prayer went into the planning and it was evident. The atmosphere was so welcoming and everyone was so happy to be there. I connected with God in in so many ways; the prayer walk was revealing, the worship was glorifying, and the message Heidi brought was inspired. I will be back for sure next year and I would strongly encourage anyone else who is considering it to make the commitment.

Becca Hendricks


I’ve always looked forward to these weekends away. A chance to unplug and connect with women, not technology. I loved hearing their stories, their struggles, and their journey of faith. This retreat was so well organized from beginning to end and the food was amazing. It was the perfect venue for worship, socializing, and to listen to God while being immersed in His beautiful creation. This weekend recharged me in every way and I’m so thankful to the incredible lead team for making this retreat happen!
 
Alyssa

Youth Gardom Camp Night

Enjoyable Impact concert

On Thursday evening 3rd May 2018 IMPACT [KGF 60+ ministry] had a Pot Luck Dinner and an evening of Gospel Country Music featuring Gospel Music Hall of Famer Billy Chernoff and local artist Dianne Wirtz.  The evening was a great time of fellowship, 75 enjoyed fellowship over a delicious meal and a foot tapping, inspirational time of wonderful music and testimony.

Small potatoes and Fun at Gleaners last weekend

On April 28th the Primetime Adult Ministry (age 45+) from Kelowna Gospel Fellowship went to the North Okanagan Valley (NOV) Gleaners facility. We had the joy of cutting potatoes and celery for the morning as we chatted and laughed about life and family. Those who had never been to the Gleaners facility also had the opportunity to tour the plant, and all it entailed, as well as see the huge staging area for medical supplies being shipped.

Brad, one of the board members, who worked with us on Saturday, told us that “in 2017 every 4 hour shift by a volunteer produced 852 servings, or 213 servings per hour.”  That’s amazing. The produce that comes in is donated by farmers right here in the Okanagan, and from as far away as Walla Walla, Washington, where a supplier donates tons of sweet onions to the cause.

Gleaners is supported in this the work through a used furniture store in Vernon. The furniture donated is sold, often within the week, and monies used to support the processing plant. Furniture from the store is also given to local people in need.

You can check them out here. 

What a great way to spend 4 hours. If you or your group are interested you can contact them through the website http://www.novgleaners.org/.

Rookie Night Fun

We had the absolute honor of celebrating our Grade 5 students entering youth last Tuesday with our annual Rookie Night! Teams traveled “all around the world” to complete challenges and take down Dr. Gustav with 16 cans silly string! Welcome Grade 5’s, we pray that God will grow you and lead you in this next season!

Check out Youth Facebook page for more fun from the evening.

Grade 5 Youth Welcome

We welcomed our grade 5 students  into Youth Group on Sunday. Children’s Ministry Director Sue, was able to pray for the students and provide them a devotional book before they where swept away on a secret mission.

Child Dedications April 29

Converse Bonfire Evening

Youth Spring Mission Trip

Well it’s been an incredible 2 days on our SPRING BREAK Student Missions Trip! CBC is such a beautiful place. Our crew keeps remarking how kind and loving everyone is…this place has such a community culture. Several of our students really want to go. You can’t communicate a community via a brochure: so important to bring our young people here to breath the culture. Went to worship (vespers) last night, worshiped with our team and over a 100 students, all student led. Very cool. Jeremy Walker has proven to be a very caring, capable, and fantastic host thus far. We’ve been exploring the theme of listening to God, through Scripture, prayer, and creation.

 

We’ve caught a class on “effective relationships,” met so many amazing and kind students here at Columbia Bible College, done some really cool leadership exercises. Today we went for a 3 hour hike up to Lindeman Lake for some solitude and scripture reading. We feel like we’ve been down here for a week, with all that God is teaching us. From the difference between our general calling and specific callings in Christ, to how we need to pay attention to how God speaks to us in our everyday lives, it has been so encouraging for everyone. Tomorrow we wrap up our CBC portion of the trip, and head down to Vancouver to serve with MB Mission! Please continue to keep us in our prayers as we continue to grow, learn, and serve!

 

 

 

God’s Timing for the KGF Refresh – OVPCC Shower

“One of our pregnant clients moved recently. She had been in a living situation that was crowded and not set-up for a newborn. When a place came up that was good, she had to move quickly to secure it. All of her and her partners funds were pulled together for damage deposit and first month’s rent. We received a call from her the first week of March asking if we could help her with food as her monies,…except a couple of dollars…had gone into securing the new place. Her appointment at the Food bank was days away. So we provided her with a couple of gift cards to Walmart.

After giving those cards away we started praying for Walmart cards as I had only one $10 card left. That was March 5. On March 12 the  KGF Ladies group invited us to their group to give us a shower of baby items for new mothers. Amongst those gifts were 10 Walmart cards as well as cash gifts for a few more! This was a definite answer to prayer that exceeded our expectations. Thank you women  of KGF for your generosity! It makes a difference to our clients and our faith!”

Norma Cody from the Okanagan Valley Pregnancy Care Centre