The Sunday Coffee Hour Ministry

Coffee CupTo all of you who are already serving in the Coffee Ministry, we give you a big Thank-You for your time, energy and devotion. Lois Lochhead is seeking more volunteers to help on Sunday mornings.

 If you are currently helping, your name will continue to be on the Coffee Team list UNLESS you contact Lois that you are unable to help out. Please indicate to Lois if there are particular Sundays throughout the year that you are unavailable. The schedule is being made up for October 2016 to October 2017.

Thank you, and God Bless.

Lois (604) 855-4446 or email

Calvin Clappers

Calvin Church’s handbell choir is preparing for the fall season, and we are looking for  ‘New Ringers’ who can read music and have an interest in learning a new and                   fun instrument.

The handbell choir was started by Lorraine Loewen in 1988 and consists of eleven ringers. We have three octaves of beautiful handbells and hand chimes, as well as a library              of music suitable for two or three octaves.

Music not only provides a good workout for the brain, it is also good for memory,                  , coordination, and discipline and keeps you younger and healthier for longer.

Our first practice is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th at 10 a.m.                        Please join us, and let’s keep those bells ringing

For more information, contact Margaret Ward at (604) 853-6370 or email.


Violin Lessons for Beginners

calvinpbtnstringsFALL2016DualPosterJo will be providing violin lessons this fall for those of you interested in learning how to play that old Stradivarius tucked away in your closet!

But, even if you don’t have a violin, two sessions are being offered: one for children aged 7 to 11 and one for adults 19 years and older (even much older!)

All lessons will be on Thursdays from mid September to the beginning of December. Registration forms are available from the church office.

Please indicate whether you prefer a 2:30 or 7:00 pm class. If there are enough registrants, both times might be made available.

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Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally

Fall tree                    September 14, 2016

10:00 am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30)

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

1480 George Street

White Rock, BC

Cost – $10.00

Discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial

Guest speaker – Dr. Karen Henriksen,

Medical Missionary at Rio da Huila Medical Centre in Angola

Hear about her work there and the growing of spirulina for the malnourished.

RSVP to Joan Grant604-770-2927 or email by September 7th to confirm attendance

Please note that we need to know how many are coming, in order to plan for lunch. If you are reporting for a group, it would be appreciated if you give Joan all the names of those attending. Thank you!

We hope to see you there!




Camp Douglas

CookiesA Call for Cookies Camp Douglas

If you are looking to donate in some way to Camp Douglas, we are always in need of cookies for the campers. Every night before campfire, campers enjoy a cookie or treat at Mug Up which has been made with love for us by people in the congregation.

If you would like to donate cookies to the cause, please contact the administrator.

Please note: all snacks must be nut free.

Calvin Strings


The string program at Calvin Church is considering offering group violin classes for adults and would be strictly for beginners.

They would be held either Thursday afternoons (2:30pm – 3:30pm) or Thursday evenings (7:00pm – 8:00pm).

If you think you may be interested, please contact the church office at (604) 859-6902 or Jo Blaak at (604)309-7976.



Gallery 7 Theatre


Gallery 7 Theatre presents Summer Drama Blast 2016, an explosion of theatre fun for young people ages 6 – 18.

Summer masksOne-week camps run July 4-22, 2016

Abbotsford Community Arts Addition

2329 Crescent Way

Explore the performing arts in a fun and life-affirming environment. Age specific camps available for younger children plus Performance Intensive, Activing for the Camera and Improvisation for teens!

For more information, call (604) 504-5940 or visit their website.