10th Annual Women's Retreat: May 1-3

When:  May 1-3, 2015
Where: RockRidge Canyon Resort
(near Princeton, BC)
Cost:   $170/person ($155 for the first 30 registrants)

Our 10th annual women’s retreat is taking place on May 1-3, and our theme is called A Life Well Travelled. Registration is $155 for the first 30 guests, and the $170 for those that register afterwards. The registration deadline is April 15, 2015. Download a registration form here, as well as a RockRidge Canyon Health Consent Form. The retreat is being held again at Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC.

We are pleased to have as our guest, international speaker Connie Cavanaugh. Connie is as real as it gets when she speaks to thousands each year. She will encourage your faith with hilarious stories and sensible biblical teaching. Connie’s best-selling book, From Faking it to Finding Grace blows the cover on her 10 year season of spiritual dryness as a minister’s wife. It offers hope for those who hide their doubts behind Sunday morning smiles. Her book, Following God One Yes at a Time shows you how to stick with God in your no-Hollywood-ending life where “stuff” happens. Connie and her husband Gerry Taillon have three married children and five grandchildren. To find out more about Connie, visit her website at

For more information about the retreat, contact Nina Roffey at*ninacroffey*2015 Women's Retreat.

Registration Forms

2015 Women's Retreat Brochure & Registration Form (1.9MB PDF)
RockRidge Canyon Health Consent Form (0.2MB PDF)


Looking for Business Directory Entries

There are many people that run businesses at Emmanuel and we would like to form a directory to allow people to network with other people in business, as well as provide our people an opportunity to see what businesses are available through others in the church.

We hope to have the directory out this Spring. Feel free to download the Directory registration form. Or e-mail the church office (office*Business Directory) for more information.

Business Directory Sign-up Form (0.1MB Word Doc)


Spring Break Wild West Camp: Mar 16–19

When: March 16-19, 9 am to noon
Where: Emmanuel Church
Cost: $20

For those kids in kindergarten to grade 6, we've got something special lined up, and it promises to be a rip roarin' fun time! We have lots of games, crafts, crazy tall tales, and yummy grub to eat. All it costs is $20 for all four days.

Contact Leah Johnston if you have any questions. Registration is at the door. Hope to see ya there!


Annual General Business Meeting: Mar 1

When:  Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Auditorium

Once a year the membership of Emmanuel Church is called together for our official church business meeting. The goal is to deal with the previous twelve months and to cast our vision for the year or years ahead.

Members are strongly encouraged to attend this important AGM. Adherents are also welcome to come.

Annual Business Meeting: 6 pm

For all members and adherents of Emmanuel Church. We will be voting on Stage 2 of finances for our auditorium. In addition, we will be electing 2 deacons to our Leadership Team, nomination ballots are in this week's bulletin. We will receive a report on 2014 finances and pastoral reports. It's a night for review and vision casting.

Included in the events will be the receiving of individuals into membership. Come join us for this important meeting. There will be coffee and doughnuts for the adults. We have arranged for supervision for the babies and older children so those with children can attend. Mark it on your calendar!


Seek God for the City 2015

Emmanuel Church joins with thousands of churches during the 40 days leading up to Palm Sunday. The purpose is to help us pray over our city and also the world with a clarity, authority and relevance. How do we do this? There is a 40-day prayer guide with biblical ideas for prayer for each day. These booklets can be picked up at the info desk or the church office for a suggested donation of $2.

Seek God for the City 2015 helps you pray with clarity and biblical hope for others.

  • Renews the confidence of everyday believers to pray with clarify, authority and relevance.
  • Connects God's promises with insightful ways to pray for the needs and challenges of our city and community.
  • Sustains hope for God to bring transforming blessing in our city.
  • The companion app is available for your smartphone & tablet.


6th Annual Warriors Faith Night: Feb 20

Come and join other West Kelowna church groups on Friday, February 20, at Royal LePage Place for the West Kelowna Warriors versus the Chilliwack Chiefs in BCHL Junior Hockey.

The evening features video testimonials by Warriors Team Chaplain, Don Richmond, the players and coaching staff.

Come support your local team and also your local chaplaincy (our missions partners). Watch our pastors play a game of boot hockey with the other pastors of the Westside.

Call the church office or visit the info desk to purchase your group tickets.

When: Friday, February 20 at 7 pm
Where: Royal LePage Place
2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
Cost: Group tickets are $8 each – contact the info desk or church office



Depression Support Group: Starts Jan 29

When:  Thursdays at 7 pm (starts Jan 29)
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Youth Room

If you deal with depression, this group is a safe place to talk about it and to hear from others who are also struggling. Sometimes we will look at books or other materials, but that is not the primary purpose of meeting together.

This group starts on Thursday, January 29, and will meet every Thursday at 7 pm in the upstairs youth room at Emmanuel Church. If you have any questions, please call Ken Cooper at 250-300-1310.


The Marriage Course: Starts Jan 31

When: Saturdays at 6:30 pm (Jan 31 - Mar 14)
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Chapel
Cost: $60 per couple for dessert and workbooks

The Marriage Course was so successful last year, we are running it again this year. It is for any couple who wants to build a strong and lasting relationship. The course, while based on Christian principles, is very helpful for any couple, with or without a Christian faith or church background.

The Marriage Course starts on Saturday, January 31, and lasts for 7 weeks. The cost is $60 per couple, which includes a wonderful dessert each night and the workbooks.

The Marriage course covers seven areas vital for marriage. Topics include:

  • Building Strong Foundations
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Impact of Family: Past and Present
  • Love in Action
  • The Art of Communication
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • Good Sex

Each evening begins with dessert, followed by a talk, then an opportunity to discuss the topic as a couple. Privacy of the couple is always respected. There is no group discussion and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else.

Register at the info desk, or call Dave or Peggy Gowing at 250.718.0089. Space is limited, so please register early to ensure a spot.


Overcomers Outreach Recovery Group: Starts Jan 19

When:  Mondays at 7 pm (starts Jan 19)
Where: Emmanuel Church

This is a Christian-based 12-step program that will help group members deal with three areas of recovery:

  • Addictions from alcohol and drugs
  • Compulsive behaviours such as pornography, overeating, and gambling
  • Healing from past pain and emotions such as anger, resentment, fear, guilt, and shame

This group meets Mondays at 7 pm and it starts on January 19. For more information, please call Doreen Zyderveld Hagel at 778-363-2176.


Week of Prayer: Jan 11 - 17

When:  January 11 - 17, 2015
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Campus

Every year at Emmanuel Church we dedicate a week to prayer at the beginning of the year to start things off on the right foot. This year, the Week of Prayer is from January 11 through 17.

There are three ways that you can participate in the Week of Prayer:


  • Pray Each Day – Take time to pray each day on your own.
  • Attend Prayer Services – Emmanuel is hosting evening prayer services on Sunday, January 11 at 7 pm and Wednesday, January 14 at 7 pm. Join us.
  • Complete Prayer Stations – Sign up to spend an hour with God at our prayer stations. Times are available from 6 am to 9 pm each day from January 11 to 17. A favourite of many people, this is a great way to start the year. Sign up in the foyer to save yourself a slot.