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TODAY Paper – Monday July 20

Welcome To Virtual Camp Meeting 2020

President’s Message

“Reflecting the Shepherd”

Dear members and friends of the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,

Welcome to Camp Meeting 2020 – our very first Virtual Camp Meeting.

Alberta has been in the midst of a global Pandemic for the last several months. This has resulted in a lot of change in our lives.

  • Many people have become unemployed.
  • Many others have been working from home.
  • Children have gone online in receiving their education.
  • Churches have been forced to close.
  • Social Isolation, just to mention a few.

Churches have responded to this by using technology to allow for the continuation of ministry.

  • Weekly Church services
  • Weekly Prayer Meetings
  • Board meetings
  • Bible Studies
  • Sabbath School services etc.

In keeping with this trend, the Alberta Conference would like to offer Camp Meeting Online. Many of the usual speaking times and activities will be maintained.

Our theme for this Camp Meeting is “Reflecting the Shepherd”. As we look to the life of Jesus, it is our hope that we will reflect his example in our own lives.

Please plan to join us, as we share in virtual Camp Meeting 2020. Looking forward to having you there.

Pastor Gary Hodder
President of the Alberta Conference

Virtual Camp Meeting Overview

  • Programs are about an hour or less in length.
  • Daily Disciples and Prayer Meetings are hosted on Zoom. Meeting details can be found by registering on the Virtual Camp Meeting website.
  • All other programs will be embedded on the Virtual Camp Meeting website and premiered through the Alberta Conference Facebook page and YouTube channel. Youth meetings will also be available on the Youth Facebook page.
  • Programs will be archived on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.
  • There will be moderators on each platform during the meetings to engage with viewers and connect them with technical assistance as needed.
  • Technical support is also available during the first weekend by calling the Conference Office at (403) 342-5044. We will be available approximately 30 minutes before the program begins.
  • Technical assistance for the Zoom morning devotions and prayer meetings is available by calling the appropriate phone number included in the connection information.
  • We encourage members to give through the Conference church as is customarily done at Camp Meeting and to reduce the work for local church treasurers. Still, members can donate online through their local church if they wish. Giving information is available at
  • The Conference will be posting to the Twitter and Instagram accounts as well.

“Be Still”

Virtual Youth Camp Meeting! Meetings are daily @ 7:00 pm. Monday July 20, be sure to tune in to hear Pastor Bryan Saint-Louis speak on the topic of “Does God Care to Listen”

Education Children’s Hour Program

Hosted by Brent Van Rensburg, this is a lively daily program Monday to Friday @ 10am especially for your kiddos (ages 5 – 12 years) with singing, nature nugget and a story!  Set a reminder so your kids don’t miss any of the fun!

Monday Schedule

Monday Morning:

  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am – Daily Disciple – Principle #3: Scripture Picture & Prayer
  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am – Daily Prayer Meeting – Be A Peacemaker
  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am  – Education Children’s Hour

Monday Afternoon:

  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Noon Prayer Time
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Dialogue With Debbie

Monday Evening:

  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Evening Meeting
    • Adult Speaker – Pastor David Guzman
    • Youth Speaker – Pastor Bryan Saint-Louis

Dialogue With Debbie

Dialogue with Debbie takes place Monday to Friday at 1pm.  At a “normal” camp meeting, Debbie’s interviews are aired over the radio in an audio format. But this year, you get to enjoy the dialogue via video!

  • MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020 – President and Partners in Ministry – Pastor Gary and Almyra Hodder; Youth and Uniform Ministries – Pastor Lyle Notice and Pastor Rudy Alvir; ABC Christian Store – Larry Wilton

Daily Disciples

Join us for an exciting interactive meeting each morning in learning practical principles in how to live daily as Disciples of @ 7:00 am from Sabbath July 18th to Sabbath July 25th.  There will worship time, sharing time, lesson time and a daily challenge to put to use what you learn!  Jesus gave the instructions to “Go and make disciples,” these principles will inspire you to both live as a disciple and teach others!  Join Pastors Ted and Sandra Deer as they, together with a daily  presenter, share these powerful messages!

Daily Live Online Prayer Meetings

Join Prayer Ministries Coordinator Honey Todd and her team, including Pastors Ian Bramble, Matthew Piersanti, and Don Corkum, as they lead us into a time of transformational prayer. Take this opportunity to connect to the Shepherd and one another in the morning with your brothers and sisters. How does prayer impact our lives? In our time together, we will explore how prayer can help us: Be a Safe space for the Marginalized Be Humble Be Pure In Heart, Be a Peacemaker, How to Speak Life, Be Fully Dependant on God, Be Fearless, Be Accepting and How to be Intentionally Loving.

Please note that you must register in order to participate in the live online prayer meetings.

Offerings for Virtual Camp Meeting

We recommend donations for Virtual Camp Meeting offerings be made through the Alberta Conference Church by following the links below for AdventistGiving or eTransfer.  Cheque, Money Order or Bank Draft can be sent to the Conference Office as well.  Offerings being collected during virtual Camp Meeting are: . . .

ADRA Virtual Camp Meeting Promo Video

Got An Announcement?

To have your announcement included in the daily Virtual Camp Meeting TODAY ePaper, please email: To have your announcement included in a particular day’s aPaper, your announcment must be received by 3:00 pm the previous day.

Stay Connected

There are a number of ways to stay connected with the Alberta Conference and to be kept informed on what is happening throughout the Conference: