Sept 17 – Axel Schoeber

Axel Schoeber was our special guest pastor on September 17. He has been an elementary school teacher and a Baptist pastor for 27 years in Jasper, Calgary, Penticton and Victoria. He also served for eight 1/2 years as Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry at Carey Theological College. He has become a consultant for online theological course design, and delights, with his wife Karen, in his family of two adult children, their spouses, and two (soon to be three) grandchildren. Axel has also coached youth soccer at the provincial competitive level.

If you missed it, his sermon on the complexity of forgiveness was worth hearing.

Kid Connect will begin Sunday, September 17.  It is open to children up to grade 6.  Parents of preschool children who are new to our program should accompany their children for the beginning sessions.  Registration forms will be available.

Calvin Presbyterian Strings

The Calvin Presbyterian Strings, a group that has been in operation for four years, is offering beginner group lessons once a week for children aged 7-11 years old as well as adults. The introductory term for children offers 12 lessons and begins Thursday, September 14th and ends November 30th. The introductory term for adults offers 12 lessons and begins Tuesday, September 12th. There will be two additional terms offered for those students who want to continue. For children who have taken two or more years of violin, there is an intermediate class that begins September 15th and ends December 1st. The cost for the introductory term is $100.00, which includes a $10.00 registration fee. For more information, please contact the Calvin Presbyterian Church office via email at or by phone at (604) 859-6902.

Mennonite Heritage Museum

The Mennonite Heritage Museum at 1818 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, is hosting a very special event celebrating the art of Hilda Janzen Goertzen. A special concert and reception will be held on Sunday, September 10th at 3pm & 7pm, featuring the music of Calvin Dyck and Betty Suderman from their CD “The Dancing Violin”. Tickets are available at the Museum or on Further information about the art exhibit running in September is available at

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Around 200 people were in attendance to watch Darren Creech give an incredible performance in the latest of the concert series underway at Calvin. His music conjures up images that I’m sure the composer wanted us to see!  Mel Bowker joined up with Darren in a dual-piano rendition of the Mennonite Concerto in the second half of the performance.

The attendance keeps growing at each concert – the word is getting out that the calibre of performance is outstanding. The next in the series of performances on Wednesday, September 27 features Lixia Lee on the piano and Lee Duckles on the cello.



GriefShare Seminar Support Group, a 14 week video seminar with a Christian base, will take place on Tuesdays from August 22nd to November 21st, 2017 from                            7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford. The cost is $25.00 (for workbook & refreshments). Please contact the Central Heights Church Office at (604) 852-1001 or email You can also check out their website at


MCC BC is hosting its 48th annual Festival for World Relief – a weekend of food, fun, and fundraising for MCC’s work of responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice in the name of Christ.
Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th, 2017
at TRADEX, Abbotsford
Check out the website at