Baby shower

Saturday, May 27 at 3:00 pm in the Fireside Lounge

There will be a baby shower for baby Jasmine, the adopted daughter of Danica. Jasmine will be celebrating her first birthday in June.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Leeta York at (604) 853-9102 or Joyce Tiessen at (604) 850-9516.

Memorial Garden Dedication

The Rev. Dr. Hans Kouwenberg presided over the dedication of the Memorial Garden on Sunday, May 21.  The cremains of Donald Cossar Ramsay, late husband of Jane Ramsay, and those of John Morley Lochhead, late husband of Lois Lochhead, and were interred.

"Be present with all who come to this place when they are sad, when all seems lost, or when they want to reflect and remember; and awaken each one to new life by your resurrection power"

Camp Douglas update

Work Party

Our annual Camp Douglas work party is approaching fast! On Saturday May 27 put on some old clothes, grab your tool box, hop in the car and
head to the Sunshine Coast!

We will have a wide variety of jobs requiring a range of skill levels calling your name! A BBQ lunch will be provided.

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Fund Raiser

The annual Camp Douglas Fundraising dinner will be an un‐dinner this year. No need to check if you’re free, think about what to wear, worry about your elbows on the table, or not being able to read the small print on the menu. You won’t be late or get stuck in traffic. Parking will not be an issue. Vegetarian, gluten‐free, low carb, or zero calorie dietary needs will absolutely be accommodated.

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Festival of the Voice Concert

Joy Vox

Local groups, including The Joy Vox Choir, will be performing at the Festival of the Voice Concert at Calvin Presbyterian Church. The proceeds will be going to the Abbotsford Food Bank.

Saturday, May 27th, at 7:00 pm
Tickets are $15 at the door

Upcoming Services

During this season of transition, we are welcoming outstanding preachers to Calvin every Sunday. Coming up:

Sunday, May 14th  Mother’s Day!

Professor Jason Byassee of the Vancouver School of Theology will be our guest preacher, speaking on the theme “Newborn”.  Jason is the author of several books and a regular contributor to Christian Century magazine.

There will be a special gift to honour all the mothers who are present.

Sunday, May 21

Andrea Perrett will be our guest preacher. She is a recent graduate of Vancouver School of Theology, is one of the finest young leaders in the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

There will be a dedication of our memorial garden following worship.

Sunday, May 28

Bob Paul will be our guest preacher. Before coming to Calvin as Interim Moderator, Bob served as a pastor for forty years and Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall. He loves being involved in a local congregation again.

Grant Allan Funeral

Monday May 15, 1:00 p.m.

We will gather to celebrate the life of Grant Allan, who passed away suddenly on April 23. A reception will be held following the service, with opportunities to share stories and tributes to Grant.

Next Congregational Gathering

Following up on the pledge to increase communication in the congregation, the Session has set Wednesday evening, June 14 as the date for the next Congregational Gathering. Save the date and plan to come out and join the conversation about the present and future of our church.

Congregational Gathering Well Attended

Sixty-four members gathered in the Great Hall Wednesday evening May 3, for a conversation about Pastor Blair Bertrand’s recent departure, various needs in the congregation, and a preview of steps that will be taken in the coming months. Interim Moderator Rev. Bob Paul led a discussion during which many helpful questions and comments were offered by those present.

A Heartfelt Goodbye

March 25, 2017 was Blair’s last day serving as pastor at Calvin Presbyterian Church. A luncheon celebration followed that Sunday’s service that was joyful and thankful, but with tears being shed all at the same time .

Pastor Blair has given so much to this church and will be missed by so many in so many ways. If it were not for him, we would not be enjoying the worshipping experience we now have nor the kinds of opportunities that our new facilities afford for announcing to the world of Christ’s grace and promise for us!

We wish Blair, Vivian, Garett, Sage, and Zoe all the best in wherever their path with Christ leads them.