On Sunday, November 19, it was announced that Rev. Alex Schoeber would be assisting Calvin with its day-to-day operations during this time of transition. We welcome you with open arms!
Axel was born in Alberta and raised in Vancouver. Son of immigrants, he learned to function as a “third-culture kid,” speaking and being both German and English.
He did well in school, but it took until late high school before he understood the reason for his study. He was introduced by friends to faith in Jesus and now had a purpose to undergird his work and learning. It was to know and love the Lord and make known the reality, wonder and beauty of God’s presence through Christ to all us.
He started as an elementary school teacher in Lillooet, B.C., but soon felt called into ministry. He has been a pastor in Baptist churches in Jasper, Calgary, Penticton and Victoria for 27 years. He then was invited to equip pastors for over 8 years at Carey Theological College in Vancouver, finishing that work in the summer of 2017.
Axel has studied a lot, obtaining a Bachelor of Education, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology in New Testament, Doctor of Ministry in disciplemaking, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy, both in Reformation History.
He has been married for 40 years, and has two married children and three grandchildren. Axel also coached soccer at a competitive, provincial-level for several years, twice finishing second in BC.
Axel is pleased at this time to assist Calvin Presbyterian in embracing a new future.
Cascadia Wind Ensemble will be holding their Christmas Concert at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 33911 Hazelwood Avenue, Abbotsford, on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 7:00 pm. You can purchase tickets online at cascadia-christmas-party.eventbrite.ca. Please see their website for more details.
Lyric Singers, Somerset Trio, and Valley CrossWay Choir will be presenting a joyous concert entitled “Sounds for the Seasons and more…” on Saturday, November 25th at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Calvin Presbyterian Church.
They will perform sacred and secular selections of choral and instrumental works.
Tickets are $15.00 and can be reserved at (604) 340-4353.
This year’s edition has larger white spaces that allow more room for recording events and information. The theme is light and how the light shines in the darkness. With images from across Canada, the calendar’s uplifting messages and colorful design will light up any space.
The cost (including tax) is $6.00 each.
Purchase one for yourself and one for a friend!
Contact the church office at (604) 859-6902.
Glen Soderholm, singer / songwriter, from Guelph, Ontario, will be performing in the Chapel of the Epiphany at VST on Friday, November 17th.
Glen is an ordained Presbyterian minister who is currently involved in a house plant and is serving the wider church musically (as well as sitting on the St. Andrew’s Hall Board.)
This FREE concert will be a great way to move into Advent and is sponsored by VST, St. Andrew’s Hall and University Hill Congregation.
All are welcome!
PWS&D representative, Guy Smagghe, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church, 20867 – 44th Avenue, Langley at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.
Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’, and other programs, in Malawi.
Come and find out how your PSW&D contributions are being used to help others.
Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!
The Church office will be closed on Friday, November 17th.
Carole Sookdeo and Colleen Kouwenberg are having a Tea and Craft Sale again this year. It will be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Carole’s home, 2831 Ash Street.
Items for sale will include Christmas table runners handbags, infinity scarves, retro-aprons, hot mats, children’s stuffed cats and monsters, plus much more.
Come and bring a friend!
Thanks to Jo Blaak
for the wonderful performance at the latest Coffee House.
Look forward to the
next one in the New Year.
The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 am at the Roseland Restaurant, 12-33550 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford.
The guest speaker will be Ken Baker, and he will be speaking on the topic of “Aeroplanes”.
We would love to have you join us!