Site work has begun! Drive by the site and you will see a new sign and large machinery moving earth. True to their word, BA Site Services began reshaping the site, lowering the south end and raising the north end so that we may begin pouring a foundation. The Building Committee continues to work in smaller teams on items such as pews.
The Abbotsford Food Bank Is in desperate need of the following items: Chunky soup, Canned ham & Chicken, Boost & Ensure, canned vegetables, cereal, peanut butter, diapers (size 4-6), powdered milk, pasta & sauce, canned meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and dairy.
The First Sunday of each month we come to the Lords Table and Celebrate Communion. This is a special time to think of those in need and bring an extra gift to place in the basket as you enter the church. Thank you for your generosity!
Congratulations! Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand
"It's a Go"
Calvin will be moving into new digs.
Over 18 years of saving, scraping and planning has finally paid off.
The congregation to-day voted to go ahead with the building of a new facility, on the property at Hazelwood Rd and Highway 11 (Mission Highway).
One small item is to be resolved with the municipality and then Building permits will be issued. Ground breaking is set to start early spring.
Praise God for His Blessings.
And a big thank you to those who have worked so dillagently to bring us to this point in the History of Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Calvin Church is part of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, a church family of about 750 congregations, with a history spanning almost four centuries of Canada’s story, with roots in the European and Scottish Reformation. Today, the PCC ministers to people of many European, African, Asian, Central and South American origin, as well as to First Nations’ peoples. Calvin Church was, in fact, first established in 1946 as a Hungarian-speaking congregation; it became English-speaking in the 1970’s. Most congregations of the PCC, including Calvin Church, have representatives of Canada’s wide multi-cultural mosaic within their membership.
The affairs of the congregation are guided by the Pastor and Elders (who are elected by the congregation). They set the vision and have oversight of the membership, discipline, worship, Christian education, stewardship and mission of the congregation. They encourage the work of various ministry teams, such as worship, congregational life, pastoral care and mission & outreach, and committees, such as the Facilities and Finance committee, and the New Building committee, all of which carry out the work and witness of the congregation.
You may become a member of the congregation, either by transfer of certificate from another Christian denomination or by making a profession or reaffirmation of faith. A series of inquiry and orientation classes are held annually.
We publish a congregational directory for members and adherents (friends and supporters) of the congregation