This is the time of year when some of our youth may be graduating from elementary school, junior high school, high school, college or university, and we wish to acknowledge and applaud their achievements. If you are graduating, or would like to recognize someone who is, please contact Janet at the church office by Friday, June 8th. Thank you.
Once a year, at the end of May, a special ecumenical service is held at the Westminster Abbey in Mission – an Evening of Sung Prayers inspired with the music of Taize. Come and enjoy an hour of song, stillness, beauty, prayer and community led by Cathy Hardy & friends and the boys of the Seminary of Christ the King, Westminster Abbey.
Saturday, May 26th from 8:00 – 9:00pm
34224 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission
For more information, please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring Joy Vox Community Choir and Voce Destino
Special Guests are Amy Stephen and Amir Haghighi
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Calvin Presbyterian Church, 33911 Hazelwood Avenue, Abbotsford
$15.00 tickets available at the door and at www.eventbrite.com
Partial proceeds go to Abbotsford/Mission Food Bank
Although she was a much-praised and highly accomplished musician with more than 450 compositions to her name, it’s possible that you’ve never heard of Fanny Hensel. You might recognize her brother’s name: Felix Mendelssohn. Her lack of recognition speaks more to the times in which she lived than her talents and yet Fanny Hensel is only one of many female composers who would never achieve the acclaim that their male counterparts did.
So when selecting music for the Valley Festival Singers’ spring concert, conductor Joel Tranquilla chose to highlight music that would draw attention to the wealth of contributions made by females. Songs of Strength and Beauty is a special concert program for the Mother’s Day weekend that will feature music for, by and about women. Along with music by Fanny Hensel, the concert will also include works by Nancy Telfer, Sarah Quartel, Joan Szymko and others.
The concert is set for the Mother’s Day weekend but it will speak to a broader narrative than motherhood. Works from Purcell, Handel and Schubert focus on poetry by and stories about women. The concert also reflects a wide variety of styles with music from Africa, poetry from Japan and an arrangement by Tranquilla of Leonard Cohen’s Bernadette.
May 13th, 2018 at 3 pm
Calvin Presbyterian Church – 33911 Hazelwood Avenue, Abbotsford, BC
Tickets at House of James, on Eventbrite, and at the door.
Adults – $20.00 Seniors – $15.00 Students – $5.00 Children 10 & under – Free
May 18 & 19, 23 – 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: May 19 & 26 @ 2:00 PM
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Mystery and intrigue surround six strangers stranded at an English boarding house during a snow storm when one among them is murdered. The suspects include the newly married couple running the guest house, a spinster with an obscure background, an architect more suited to be chef, a retired Army major, and an unexpected arrival whose car has overturned in the snow. The job of solving the murder falls to a policeman, who’s investigation rattles nerves and shakes many a skeleton in the closet. Agatha Christie’s most famous and riveting thriller will leave you guessing until the very end!
On Friday, May 11th, Calvin Church will be hosting the next Calvin Coffeehouse Concert. The feature artist this month is 78 rpm trio with Lloyd Bates, Eric Bates and Don Blaak. They are a jazz trio playing instrumental arrangements of jazz standards. Doors open at 7:00 pm in the Gathering Space, with an open mic at 7:30 pm and 78 rpm trio performing at 8:30 pm.
Admission is free, with donations accepted for the musicians, and refreshments are available for purchase.
Invite your friends out for an evening of coffee, tea and good music
Camp Douglas will be holding a Gala Night at Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, in the Northwest Auditorium, on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm. It will be a fundraising evening featuring door prizes, an auction, and live entertainment. Tickets are $25.00 and can be requested via email at email@example.com.
Mega Work Party
Who: Anyone and Everyone! There are jobs for all skill sets
Price: Free! (You have to get yourself there)
What: A MEGA Camp Douglas Work Party
When: Saturday May 26th
Where: Camp Douglas 1341 Margaret Road, Roberts Creek, BC
Why: To join together and get Camp Douglas prepped and ready for the summer!
Who: Youth Grades 7-12 and Youth Leaders
Price: $25 (doesn’t include your transportation)
What: A Presbyterian-wide Youth Retreat
When: Friday May 25th – Sunday May 27th
Where: Camp Douglas
1341 Margaret Road, Roberts Creek, BC
Why: To join together and get Camp Douglas prepped and
ready for the summer, and also have a fun time
Anyone who is staying for the weekend needs to fill out a registration form. If you would like a registration form, please contact Janet in the Calvin Church Office at (604) 859-6902.