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


for the Congregational CORN ROAST friendship lunch, following our morning worship,
on Sunday, September 3rd
(Labour Day Weekend)

Everybody welcome, so bring a friend, too.
*Sign up sheets are now in the Gathering Space*

Summer Coffee Concert

Wednesday, August 23rd at 10 am
Concert begins at 11 am

Minimum Donation of $5.00 to cover costs would be appreciated.

Invite your friends and neighbours to hear the “Mennonite Concerto”

Regular Coffee Concerts begin on Wednesday, September 27th.

Calvin Church Office Hours

The Administration Office Hours for Monday, August 28th to Friday, September 1st are:

Monday               Closed

Tuesday             8:30 – 1:30

Wednesday       8:30 – 1:30

Thursday            9:00 – 2:00

Friday                  9:00 – 2:00





Calvin Clappers

The “Calvin Clappers” handbell choir is looking for new ringers for their upcoming season. The director, Sharon, has selected beautiful music for both the fall and Christmas seasons, and the first practice will be on Saturday, September 9th at 9:30 am. If you read music and would like to learn to ring hand bells, please contact Margaret Ward at (604) 853-6370.