Administrative Assistant

We are looking to add to our staff. Our Administrative Assistant Position is open.

This position aids the Senior Minister in administering the life of the church. The Administrative Assistant will develop and implement procedures that make the flow of information smooth and clear so that the message of Calvin Presbyterian is lived and shared with others. Both written (word processing and database management) and personal (phone, email, social media) communication are important parts of this position.

For a full job description and application information contact blair@calvinpresbyterian.ca

Worship in the coming weeks

Like Mary and Joseph we are spending this Christmas season without a home.

Update on Worship Services:
December 13th @ 11:00 – start at 2597 Bourquin Cr. E and move to 33911 Hazelwood (for a prayer tour)
December 20th @ 10:00 – Worship at 2010 Guilford Dr. (St. Matthew’s Anglican)
December 20th @ 7:00 – Christmas Cantata at 2010 Guilford Dr. (St. Matthew’s Anglican)
December 24th @ 7:00 – Christmas Eve Service with St. Matthew’s Anglican at 2010 Guilford Dr.
December 27th @ 10:00 – Worship with St. Matthew’s Anglican at 2010 Guilford Dr.
January 3rd @ 10:00 – Worship at 2010 Guilford Dr. (St. Matthew’s Anglican)

We thank St. Matthew’s for their gracious invitation to use their facility and to worship with them. The new facility should be completed the week of December 20th but we are being conservative in waiting for the city considering it is the Christmas season. Things look great!

Big Changes! Moving Into the Neighbourhood

Advent is a time of preparation. We anticipate God coming into the world. Knowing that God has been faithful in the past we look forward to God’s presence in Jesus Christ. Eugene Peterson translates part of the Bible as God moves into the neighbourhood with the birth of Jesus.

So do we. We are moving into a new neighbourhood. On December 20th we hope to have our first full worship service at 33911 Hazelwood Avenue. We will have two times that first Sunday, one at 10:00 and then at 7:00 pm we will have a choral presentation.

Our last full service at 2597 Bourquin Cr. E is December 6, 10:00. Rev. Dr. Hans Kouwenberg will help celebrate over 65 years of worshiping, living, and sharing in this building.

On December 13 we will have a service of Commissioning and Blessing starting at Bourquin and moving to Hazelwood. With Abbotsford Korean Presbyterian Church we will start worship at 11:00.

After we work out all of the hiccups that will inevitably come with moving, we will hold a dedication weekend culminating in a Service of Dedication on February 14, 2016.

Getting Closer Everyday

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We’ve posted a bunch more photos over on Facebook so find us and like us there. Tentatively scheduled to be in the new building by end of November or start of December. Official opening in February 2016. Meanwhile, take a look at what we are moving into and check out who we are at our old home – 2597 Bourquin Cr. East.

Cheer on CARES

2015 Dare to Care

CARES Counselling provides faithful, professional, and affordable help to people struggling with various psychological challenges. We support this ministry and a small group are running the race and others are supporting the runners at a water station. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Thanksgiving Sunday

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Thanks be to God for an indescribable gift.

There are so many things to be thankful for in this God-given world – beauty of the earth, glory of the skies, human love, to name a few.

But there is one gift which can only be described as indescribable – God’s gift to us of his Son, Jesus Christ. Through Jesus we receive forgiveness, peace with God, life to the full, and hope for the future.

This Thanksgiving, receive … and give thanks.

(The churches of Abbotsford, giving thanks together!)

Dr. Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

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Calvin Presbyterian Church welcomes Dr. Sarah Stewart-Kroeker to preach. Sarah is holds a post doctoral fellowship at UBC where she spends her time writing and thinking about St. Augustine and the Psalms. Kid Connect is happening this week and Rev. Ron Tiessen will officiate World Communion Sunday. Come to worship expecting to be fed spiritually and physically.

Youth Group Serving

Youth Group Sept 25 2015 Food Bank

We try to worship, live, and serve. A dedicated group of Calvin folks including 5 young people recently served at the Abbotsford Food Bank sorting out food. They learned that the Food Bank could really use rice, canned vegetables, beans, and soup because they get far too much non-essential foods (things like cake mixes). Calvin Presbyterian collects food for the Food Bank every time we do communion because our worship is tied to our service. Next communion is this Sunday, October 4 2015 and is World Communion Sunday. Can we top the 17 peanut butters we got last time?