Read updates from Pastor Layne, Director of Faith Formation!  If you would like to contact him, please feel free to call 403.242.2896 ext 342 or send an email.

Theme verse for 2017-2018 school year: Ephesians 2:10  "For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do."

From Pastor Layne Kilbreath

2018

Faith Formation April 13

Zach S inspired us with his "my story" today!  He was funny and encouraged us trust God and reach out to friends when we need help! Some Grade 9 students also shared about their Passion Projects.  To support them we will be having a Toonie Tuesday at…

Belize 2018

  My heart is full since our group returned from Belize early Easter Sunday morning!  This year seventeen grade 11 and 12 students, along with 6 chaperones served on our school’s thirteenth trip to Belize.  It’s amazing how God has used Youth…

Grad Profile

I know it's not good to covet, yet I continue to covet parent, student and community input on our Grad Profile.  This tool will help students, teachers, parents and guardians know what we're aiming for as we partner with God and make disciples at…

Choose This Day!

A popular speaker at our Do Hard Things Symposium, Alison Springer is leading a weekend for girls called "Choose this Day" in Calgary.   Who: Girls Age 12-18ish Where: FFCA High School - 2116 Mackay Road NW When: April 20-21, 2018 Why: Young Women…

Make the change!

At CCSS this week, Dwayne Peace of www.lifesynergy4youth.com challenged our students to make some changes.  He called them thumb switches.  At Faith Formation this week we interviewed Dwayne and reminded students that they have access to Jesus power…

Prayer at CCS!

We have two amazing events for our CCS families to participate! 1) The Association of Christian Schools International and Prairie Centre for Christian Education is partnering with the Alberta Youth Call 2 Prayer to host a province wide day of prayer…

Students @ Bethany Chapel

CCS Students, consider joining these sessions on Hot Button Issues on Wednesday nights from March 7 - May 23, 2018. If you go I'd love to discuss what you're learning!Pastor Layne

Update on Mr. Abma

Just before Christmas, teacher Richard was transferred to hospice here in Calgary.   A number of the staff have been able to visit him at two separate times.  Thanks to everyone who sent along encouraging notes to Richard.  We read them to him yesterday…

2017

We are thankful for our parent community!

Current parents and alumni, Len and Krista Houweling (https://www.facebook.com/youngheartsfindingjoy/) attended our most recent Faith Formation Friday! Here's what they said: "Making a difference means you have to make things happen... Calgary Christian…

UPDATE: Best news yet!

Dear Family & Friends, As most of you know, I had the “Big 3” tests last week (MRI, Bone Scan, CT Scan) and we got the results at my oncology visit this morning. Although I still have cancer in my lung, brain, bone and lymph nodes, ALL have shrunk…

Jane N Update

Dear family and friends, Because all of my visits thus far with Dr. Hao , have shown good results of stability with my tumour, we expect such results to continue and so we are disappointed when the news is negative.This morning I was told that I have…

Request for prayer - Richard and Wendy Abma

Dear Friends, We're back from a very difficult meeting. The news is hard for us to digest.  Last week's bone scan shows cancer is in 3 different bones ( rib, lower pelvis and socket of pelvis). The CTscan shows lymph nodes in chest, the large kidney tumour,…

2017-18 Update

There is so much to be excited about in Faith Formation at CCS this year!  Here are three highlights:  First, our theme verse is Ephesians 2:10: For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance…

Richard Abma Update - July 6, 2017

Here is the latest update from Richard.  The news is not good but we have hope in a powerful God who can heal and draw us close to him in difficult times.  Please keep Richard, Wendy and their family in your prayers.  Dear Friends, Wendy and I are…

God is good!

Great news from Jane Nieuwenhuis!  Let's join her in thanking God.Pastor Layne Kilbreath Chaplain/ Director of Faith Formation    Dear Family and Friends,Just returned from my visit to Dr. Desiree Hao, my oncologist. The news is GOOD! There is a…

Update from Jane Nieuwenhuis

Hi Everyone, There's some tough news from Jane here.  I wish it was going better. Let's pray that she expereinces God's healing and peace that passes understanding. Pastor Layne  ---- Dear Friends and Family, The last 2 weeks have been a difficult…

Please keep praying for Mr. Abma

Here is the Abma's latest update.  Let's continue to keep him and Mrs. Nieuwenhuis in our prayers.   Dear Friends, The results of Monday's CT Scan can best be summarized as a mixed bag. There are 4 new cancerous lymph nodes showing in this scan; the…

A Thank you from the Echefu family

Good Morning Everyone, Here's an email of thanks from the Echefu family!  It is a gift to be part of this community! In Jesus with all of you, Pastor Layne  ---   To The Board, Staff, Teachers, Parents, students of Calgary Christian School On behalf…

Update from Mrs. Nieuwenhuis - Feb 27, 2017

Dear Family and Friends,After 2 long months of waiting, (and a 3rd CT scan on Friday Feb.24th), Dr. Hao told us today that my tumour is "stable", which means it has not grown and it has not shrunk. I will remain on the Crizotinib and Dr. Hao gave me…

Wednesday Chapel

One of the things we are trying to do at Calgary Christian School is expose our students to the diverse richness in Christian tradition.  I know that some of our families observe Ash Wednesday already, and at our recent InspirAct Fair we had our Catholic…

Richard Abma Update - Feb 10, 1017

Dear Friends, Richard had his doctor appointment Wednesday.  His blood levels were good so he is starting the next round of chemo as of yesterday morning. Weight is ok but could be better if he would eat more. Food is often disagreeable or even repulsive…

Memorial Details - Blessing E

It has been beautiful to watch God empower the CCS Community to support the Echefu family!  Many of you have asked about the funeral details.  There is a wake and service of songs on February 24 @ 6pm and the funeral is March 2.  The details and Blessing's…

Let's Pray for our Students taking Exams

Jane Niewenhuis Update - January 10, 2017

Here is an update from Mrs. Niewenhuis everyone.  Let's continue to keep her in our prayers.   Dear Family and Friends, In the past 2 weeks, I have had a CT scan, an MRI, blood work and a Bone Scan. This evening, my oncologist called with some of the…

Richard Abma Update - Jan 9, 2017

Hi Everyone, I just received this email from Richard Abma and wanted to share it with you.  He's having ups and downs but I could almost hear his voice encouraging me to laugh as I read the funny parts.  He's in his second round of chemo and feeling…