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Church Safety and Risk Management

Risk Management is now part of the Financial Review of our local churches since the 2018 review done at the beginning of 2019.

Find church safety information and resources that can help prevent losses and injuries at your church and during church-sponsored activities by going to

All churches throughout North America are encouraged to hold an annual safety drill during Safety Sabbath®. The official date of the next Safety Sabbath® was previously scheduled for March 28, 2020.

Given the current climate much of the world is facing in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, ARM is reassessing the best time frame for Safety Sabbath. We will communicate with you as soon as possible when we believe it is wise to continue with this event.

Interview with Daniel Saugh

Daniel Saugh is currently serving as the Canadian Programs Manager (National) and the Adventist Ministries of Compassion Coordinator for the SDACC. The executive secretary of the Quebec Conference recently had a interview with him. Read more to get more insight on the recent ADRA grants in reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic 

  1. How long have you been working for ADRA and what is your role?
Last year September 2019, I received a call to serve at ADRA Canada and started in October 1, 2019 to the present time.  I am currently serving as the Canadian Programs Manager (National) and the Adventist Ministries of Compassion Coordinator for the SDACC.
  1. What is ADRA doing to support churches responding to the COVID-19 crisis?
ADRA responded immediately to the crisis in March when we learned of it launching into action to offer emergency assistance to priority areas such as food relief, psycho social care and vulnerable groups in need of assistance.
  1. What are some of the criteria that have been used for the ADRA grant?
Some of the criteria we used were very specific and needed to demonstrate alignment with them such as:
  • Ability to implement the suggested activities while adhering to the federal and provincial safety and security procedures, including those for COVID-19
  • Ability to prove that the suggested response is a gap in the community that is currently not funded by the Canadian government or other humanitarian agencies and reaching out to the most vulnerable.
  • Ability to prove that the proposed intervention is deemed effective in addressing the identified gap, given the context.
Ability to have in-kind or cash contribution e.g. volunteers, equipment, assets, or matching funds from the church or conference or other
  1. How many churches in Quebec and Canada received funding under the ADRA grant?
We would have really liked to fund more projects in Quebec but 4 churches were selected.  Moreover, we have funded over 34 projects across Canada out of over 88 proposals we had to read, review and select.
  1. Where is the ADRA grant money coming from?
The ADRA grant funds comes from ADRA’s emergency assistance funds, the SDACC, ADRA International, and the NAD ACS department, which helped us to provide more funding to conferences to fund projects that was able to be funded beyond the initial ADRA assistance.
  1. How does ADRA Canada see what is happening in the churches of the Quebec Conferences in response to the crisis?
ADRA really appreciates the work that is happening in Quebec and we want to continue to support the work there by partnering with the Conference and churches to meet the humanitarian and disaster relief needs.
  1. What expectations are there in regards to the churches that have received an amount of money under the ADRA grant?
The expectations of churches who received the emergency funds is that they will use it well according to the criteria; work closely with their project managers; report back to ADRA and the QC Conference and; and finally serve as a example of how ADRA can collaborate to work in for future projects like these.
  1. What are some of the ways in which ADRA Canada will continue focusing on projects for Canadians?
ADRA is committed to rebuilding its Canadian Program (national program) by working in partnership with our conferences across Canada and the SDACC so we can be present to respond to any emergency, crisis or disaster that may arise.  We will work to train volunteers and  support them in their area of service.  We are here as a resource and to make our presence and ministry to others known so that we can point them to Him the Savior of the world.
  1. Do you have anything testimony to share related to the ADRA grant?
We are very to happy to hear that the funds received are helping meet many needs.  One testimony comes all the way from the Nunavut Territory close to the artic circle where it look a long time for food and supplies to get there.  Once they received it, some of the Inuit people really appreciated the love and care shown to them.  Many had shortages of food but because of the partnership with our church groups in Nunavut we were able to get food and essential items to this remote community.
  1. How can the Quebec Conference support the ministry of ADRA Canada?
We are grateful for the prayers and generous financial support from the Quebec conference.  We are all on the same team and when one shines we all shine for God’s glory.  Please continue to pray for us and thank you for giving to ADRA a gift, because this gifts helps to bless others by giving back.
  1. Do you have a final word for the churches and members of the Quebec Conference?
We wish great success to all the churches and QC conference to continue to be God’s hands, feet, and voice to help, heal, lift, encourage and give hope from the Source of all hope as we fulfill our motto at ADRA, to serve humanity so all may live as God intended, both here and now, and in our eternal home soon to come.

Let Justice Roll

The death of George Floyd has forced America to engage in the difficult conversation about the chokehold that systemic racism still has on its people. We see the length of the arc of moral justice and know that it bends only when we tug on it.

Let Justice Roll is a virtual conference for pastors in North America to share best practices of what we can do about systemic racism. Pastors, church leaders, and specialists will share from their experience and expertise on what practical steps pastors can take to bend the arc of justice.

See more on the NAD Ministerial website 

Adventist World Radio Medical Symposium

Can treatments used during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak be used to combat the pandemic we currently face? Learn from top medical professionals from across the country for an online symposium as they share lessons learned that could be applied today!


Zoom Quebec Phone Number

Dear members, if you are joining Zoom meetings by phone, please make sure that you call the Quebec local number 438 809 7799. This is especially important for those who do not have a Canada-wide or US long distance plan. If you are unsure about your home phone or mobile plan, please consult your phone service provider. This number should work even if it may not always be displayed in the invitation email because it is a Zoom access number. We suggest that you save this number into your phone and name it ZOOM QUEBEC and save it to your favorites as you are using it quite often. Hence, when you need to call in, you will only need the meeting ID and password (if applicable).

For more tips on how to use Zoom, click here

ADRA’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

As you know, we are faced with the COVID-19  pandemic. As a  result, there is a great isolation. This will have an adverse effect on the most vulnerable among us, our seniors. Through this crisis, we have an opportunity to serve the Lord and our community. As such the ADRA and Community Services Departemet encourages the local churches to extend a helping hand to their communities.

Here are some things you can do to make a difference in the lives of the needy:

  • Put an emergency plan in place.
  • Identify and tap into government and community services aimed at helping those in need.
  • Find out if they have any essential needs, and where possible, supply them through yours and other resources such as Meals on Wheels, Sun Youth, and local food banks.
  • Please keep in mind that you must not come into direct contact with seniors or any individual who is sick. As you practice the best hygiene, you may ring doorbells and leave care packages at home entrances.
  • In light of church closures, please keep in touch with members who may be lonely.
  • Keep in touch with seniors through the telephone and social media.
  • At this time, our conference/ADRA does not have any financial aid; however, should you be aware of a dire situation, please let me know and I will try to see if I can get assistance for you.


May God bless you,

Jesinthia Bynoe

Quebec Conference Community Services Director


Useful Links:

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Let us pray for our brothers and sisters in Rimouski

Rimouski is a town of approximately 50, 000 people situated in the lower St. Lawrence region. Located three hours away from the national capital and about six hours away from Montreal, this little town exudes tranquility on the borders of the world’s greatest estuary which, at its highest point, reaches 50kim in width.

Although there is not yet an Adventist congregation in Rimouski, faith in Jesus’s return is quite alive in the hearts of many people. Some of them have been Adventist for a long time and have lived in the area for some time such as Dr. Pierre- Paul Lemelin and his wife Josée. Recently, the arrival of many students and immigrants has raised the number of Adventist members. As a result, my family and I came to worship the Creator with sixteen other adults and children in a hotel in Rimouski on Sabbath, September 28th, 2019

After Sabbath School and worship service, we had a interesting conversation about the future of this group. These brothers and sisters usually meet at the Lemelin’s but not all of them own a vehicle. Furthermore, the Lemelins live in Mont Joli which is 30 minutes away from Rimouski. Every Sabbath, the Lemelin family must therefore pick up and drop off all their brethren. As their numbers grow, this becomes quite the challenge. For example, there is Florine, originally from Rwanda, who does not yet speak French and has six children. Children and mother can never attend a worship service on the same Sabbath.

Our brothers and sisters in Rimouski would like to have a public space where they could meet regularly and or invite their friends and colleagues. They want to share brochures and pamphlets. They feel the need to connect more with the rest of the Adventist community in Quebec. Ideally, a guest preacher could come by once in a white or quarterly, during communion service. As they shared their desire to further the cause of the Gospel, they rejoiced when they were told of the possibility to offer their tithes and offerings online.

I left Rimouski with a greater conviction that there was much work to be done in the land of Quebec at large, and in Rimouski in particular. My colleague, Rémy Ballais, will head there in October to meet this group and probably hold a communion service. The challenge, however, is still present. Once again, the words of Jesus echo: The harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Let us pray that the Lord opens doors so that the good news of Jesus’ return might be preached with strength in Rimouski.

New Pastor: Luis H. Bon Jr.

Pastor Luis H. Bon Jr, is a newly appointed pastor of the Quebec Conference Seventh-Day Adventist Church hired directly from the Philippines. The two Filipino Adventist churches in Montreal, Mount-Carmel and Montreal Filipino, are glad to welcome him after the departure of their previous Pastor, Joseph Batiancila, recently called to ministry in Alberta.

Pastor Luis Bon was born in the town of Magallanes, in the province of Sorsogon, in the Philippines. He is the seventh eight children. At a very young age, his father, who was the head elder at their local church, trained him to preach. His teachings bore fruits for at the tender age of twelve, the young Luis Bon was chosen to be the first Filipino child preacher to preach during Sabbath School at the General Conference of 1985 in Louisiana. The following year, he was invited to speak at the 1986’s Expo Canada in British Columbia.

Heeding God’s calling to Ministry, he attended the Philippine Union College – Naga View Campus in 1987 for his secondary education and pursued Theology in Mountain View College, Malaybalay, Bukidnon in 1994. He obtained his Master’s degree in Religious Education from the Adventist University of the Philippines in 2000. He then joined the South Central Luzon Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist in October 2003 and after twelve years of serving as District Pastor, he became the Conference Evangelist in 2017. Pastor Bon also has experience in the fields of academy chaplaincy and Bible teaching.

He is now married to Beryl Reburiano-Bon, and they are blessed with two children: Gilbert and Erika Jan Louise. He is presently assigned to lead and nurture the Filipino Churches in Montreal. With God’s leading, the Holy Spirit’s providence, and with the help of the Filipino brethren, Pastor Bon envisions planting two new churches and organizing a Filipino District in the area governed by the Quebec Conference. The Conference is grateful to have him and can’t wait to see what the Lord accomplishes through his ministry.



Sabbath School Order Modification Deadline

Dear brothers and sisters,

Please note that your orders for Sabbath School Lessons cannot be modified after a certain date. Please refer to grid below for guidance.

Échéance/ Deadline Trimestre / QuarterPériode / Period
20 Au. 1Janv-Mar
20 Nov.2Avl-Jun
20 Fé. 3Jul - Sept
20 Mai4Oct- Déc