Before the Protestant Reformation, Biblical interpretation rested solely in the hands of priests and church leaders. Today, however, anyone can read a Bible and come to their own understanding of scripture. But neither model is based on the way that scripture was read and understood in ancient times. For the early church Biblical understanding was always a community process that safeguarded believers from the abuses that can occur at both extremes of the spectrum.
Join us this Saturday at 11:00 am as Pastor Grant shares the message, “Community of Truth.”
AOK Charity Golf Classic

We are excited to announce that our AOK Charity Golf Classic is happening on September 10 at Morgan Creek Golf Course!
Without this tournament, Acts of Kindness wouldn’t be able to repair homes, feed kids, send kids to camp, give away cars to struggling families, provide free oil changes to single moms, provide free dental care and feed those in need, and so much more!
Visit to find ways you can help us help others through this tournament!
Back 2 School Celebration

The summer sun is shining and we are already starting to plan for school! Our Back 2 School event is less than a month away and helps support kids who need help with getting school supplies and preparing them for the upcoming school year.
Who: Parents and Children
When: August 25th @ 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: AOK Centre
Why: Providing Backpacks, Haircuts, Kids Clothing, Bouncy castles & refreshments
*If you want to help you are welcome to grab some extra school supplies such as thin washable markers, crayons, pencil crayons, sharpeners, kids scissors, erasers, Elmers glue sticks, Elmers white glue, pencil box/case, lunch kits and backpacks and of course you can make a cash donation to help these kids get what they need for the new school year. Please drop items off at the church office and/or the cart in the atrium on Saturday.
If you are interested in volunteering your time or talents please let us know by calling 604-514-8335.

Kids Zone Day Camp registration is now open for our exciting summer camps for kids ages 5 to 12 for this summer.
There will be 8 weeks of great speakers, fun activities and new friends!

General Cost: $200 per child per week.
Cooking, Art & Music camp: +$50 for supplies and professional instructors
Extended Care: $60 per week (8-9 am & 4-5:30 pm)
CLICK HERE to register online, and call the office (604-514-8335) to pay.
Worship Academy

Worship Academy Conference 2019 is happening this fall and we are so excited to be hosting this impactful event!
Worship Academy Conference is a one day conference bringing together musicians, worship leaders, technicians and transformative thinkers. During this conference, you’ll be challenged to grow with action-driven sessions led by innovative leaders. We hope you will also leave refreshed as you pursue excellence in your ministry!
Worship Academy 2019 will take place October 26, 9 am – 6 pm at Church In The Valley.
To REGISTER & for more information on speakers and workshops go to
CIV Prayer Ministry

Have you heard the great news? We will be presenting a seminar about Prayer Blankets at Hope Camp Meeting next month! You are invited to become a part of this growing ministry before that time by joining us on Mondays @ 6:30 p.m. in the Keith Tall Chapel where we share updates through the letters and stories recipients pass on to us and ‘Prayer-tie’ blankets for specific individuals.
Women’s Ministry – Fall Retreat

September 27 – 29, 2019
The Women’s Ministry is excited for the retreat happening at Camp Hope this Fall. Heather Quintana is invited to speak, she is the editor of Vibrant Life, the health magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the oldest health magazine in the United States. She is also the author of Momentum, a daily devotional for teens. A graduate of the Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Heather holds a Master of Divinity degree and is married to a pastor. Widely published in a number of magazines, she also writes encouraging messages for women on her blog,
For more information and to register visit or call the BC Conference office for Mary Pillai at 604-853-5451 ext.105 or email

AOK Nightshift Donations
AOK Nightshift will be collecting donations all through October (13th, 20th, 27th) for the Nightshift as well as our community services. If you are willing to contribute to these awesome ministries please leave donations in the red cart in the Main Atrium.
NightShift Needs:
Peanut Butter (Smooth), Jam, Canned Tuna or Chicken, Ketchup/Mustard, Ground Coffee (bulk), Dry Creamer, White Sugar (bulk), Mayonnaise, Soft Snacks (granola bars), Protein Drinks, & Beans