Love & Respect Marriage Seminar: Nov 7-8

When:  Friday, Nov 7 to Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Campus
Cost:    $20/couple or $10/person

The Love and Respect Marriage Seminar is for couples who want to revitalize the way they communicate with each other and understand each other. It's also helpful for someone who may have an unresponsive partner, providing tools for strengthening the relationship. One doesn't need to be a Christian to understand or embrace the concepts that will be presented.

David and Sabine Simpson are hosting this seminar, which will start on Friday, November 7, at 7 pm, with session 1. Session 2-5 run Saturday, November 8 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The cost is $20 per couple or $10 per person.This includes seminar notebooks, Saturday morning breakfast and coffee breaks. You can sign up for the seminar at our info desk, or call the church office*office*Love and Respect Seminar at 250.768.7638.For more information on the seminar, check out:


Connecting Points: Sep-Dec 2014

Life’s a journey. Discipleship is a long walk alongside other towards Jesus. Who are you walking alongside on your journey of faith?

Many of our small groups are starting up for this Fall session. Check out our Connecting Points Brochure (also available in print at the info desk or in your mail box) for a guide to community life at Emmanuel.

A connecting point is a purposeful space or environment designed to help people belong to each other and become more like Jesus. Be sure to get involved this fall.

Connecting Points Brochure (Sep-Dec 2014) (11.6MB PDF)


Ministry Sunday & Fall Kick-Off: Sept 14

Ministry Sunday is about finding out where and how to connect at Emmanuel church. Grab yourself a name tag at the beginning of each service, walk through the ministry tables set up around the sanctuary, and find out where you can get involved! There will be opportunities for volunteering as well as signing up to a small group. Also, our Interim Pastor, Paul Cassidy and his wife Judy will be joining us for the first time.

Join us later in the afternoon at 4 pm for our Fall Kick-off. Taking place at Westbank Town Centre Park just a block from the church, it’s a great family event full of activities for the kids, including jump castles, cotton candy and crafts. We will be serving burgers and hot dogs. Please bring your own chair. Everyone is invited, and feel free to invite anyone you’d like to come along!


Spiritual Emphasis Days: Sept 7-8

When:  Sunday, Sept 7 at 9 & 11 am, 7 pm
             Monday, Sept 8 at 7 pm

Where: Emmanuel Westbank Campus

Start the new season off on the right foot! We encourage you to prioritize your spiritual walk by taking this weekend to focus on your relationship with God. We are pleased to have special guest Brent Cantelon with us for our morning services on September 7. Brent will also be speaking on Sunday night at 7 pm and on Monday night at 7 pm. Plan to attend!


Back to Two Services: Sept 7

The fall season is upon us and starting on September 7 we are back to running 2 services, one at 9 am and one at 11 am. Sunday School classes are available for all ages during the first service. We have a kids church program for second service.

Due to our building project, please be aware that we will be having two way traffic in and out of our parking lot. Please use extra caution when navigating around the building.

Our Peachland Campus will be joining us in the fall during our transition time. It's great to be together, and we welcome them into our services.


Hamre Farewell: Aug 31

When:  Sunday, August 31 at 10 am & 4 pm
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Campus

On August 31, we are saying farewell to Pastor Derrick and Sara-Lee Hamre, along with their children, Tori, Simone, and Joel. The Hamres have served faithfully at Emmanuel church for over 17 years. They have been called to pastor Christian Life Assembly in Langley, British Columbia.

The day will start with a service at 10 am, which will include testimonies and a commissioning, as well as a love offering for the Hamres. Pastor Derrick will also be the speaker for that service.

Later at 4 pm, there will be a reception at Emmanuel, where we will celebrate the ministry of the Hamres through the years. All are welcome to attend!


Summer BBQs: Thursdays from July 3

When:  Thursdays at 6 pm
           (through July & August)
Where: Gellatly Nut Farm
           (2375 Whitworth Rd,
           West Kelowna, BC)

Come join us as we kick off our barbeque season! Every Thursday throughout the summer we gather to eat together, and meet new people in a casual environment. Bring your own meat to barbecue and a salad or dessert to share. We’ll provide all the rest.

Our first barbeque of the season features a baptismal service as well! If you are interested in being baptized, please contact one of the pastors for more information.

The barbecues start at 6 pm and generally end around 8 pm, although there is no specific time limit. There will be barbeques set up for cooking. Emmanuel also provides the condiments, utensils and juice, and you provide the rest. Join us on Thursday evenings for some summer fun.

For more information, please contact Jeff Bjorgan*jeff*Summer BBQ Question.


Okanagan Family Camp: July 18 - 20

When:  July 18-20, 2014
Where: The Faith Mission Retreat Centre
             (4690 Hoath Rd., Falkland, BC)

Emmanuel Church is supporting Okanagan Family Camp, and we encourage you and your family to attend. Taking place on the grounds of what was formerly Okanagan Pentecostal Camp, this three day retreat is an affordable experience for the family with great speakers and fun activities for kids of all ages.

Early bird registration is due by June 6, 2014. For more information, feel free to download their brochure here.

Okanagan Family Camp Brochure (1.2MB PDF)


African Children's Choir: July 6

When:  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 10 am
Where: Emmanuel Westbank Campus

We are pleased to be hosting the African Children’s choir on July 6, 2014 during our Sunday morning service. The African Children's Choir is a large choir made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations.

Since its inception, the choir has included children from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana. Many of the children have lost one or both parents to AIDS and other poverty-related diseases, and all of them are victims of extreme poverty. Over the years they have performed for and before the United Nations for its UNAIDS summit, as well as have appeared on numerous television appearances. Come join us for this joyous musical experience!

We are looking for billets to host members of the choir. Please contact the church office*office*African Choir Billeting for more details.


Men's Retreat: Jun 20-22

When:  June 20-22, 2014
Where: RockRidge Canyon Resort
             (near Princeton, BC)
Cost:   $205/person (higher for private rooms)

We have a great opportunity to take part in a men's retreat put on by Young Life at RockRidge Canyon. Take a look at this online overview. We would love to have you come along with us. Emmanuel men would attend the shorter June 20-22 option, and would sleep in the shared dorm rooms (although if you wanted a hotel like room you would be free to do that as well).

Retreats like this are a great way to get to know guys better, build your faith, and be encouraged. It is important to take time out of our busy schedules to recharge the spiritual batteries. Talk to Dave Hanson*dhanson*2014 Men's Retreat or Marc Berthaudin**marc.berthaudin*2014 Men's Retreat for more details.

The cost of the retreat is $205 for 2 nights in a shared dorm room. Private accommodations are also available.

2014 Men's Retreat Website