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

2017

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…

2016

Please pray for light in the darkness - Echefu family

CCS Community.  We have been hit by a tragedy this Christmas.  Blessing, loving mother of four of our students in Grade 5, 7, 10, and 12 has passed away due to a brain aneurysm on Dec. 23.  As you'll read, Jesus presence is touching this family and…

Dec. 22, 2016 - Good News from Mrs. Niewenhuis!

Dearest family and friends, Yesterday I had blood work again after the 2 weeks "off" of my targeted therapy pills and the Cancer Pharmacist phoned to say my liver enzymes are back to normal and I can resume taking the "Crizotinib!" Dr. Hao (oncologist)…

Update from Mrs. Nieuwenhuis (Dec. 8, 2016)

Hi family and friends, Yesterday I had blood work done as I was complaining of being dizzy off and on. Today I received a call from the cancer Pharmacist to say that I need to stop taking the Crizotinib for 2 weeks as the "ALT" and "AST" numbers in my…

Update on Mr. Abma - from Principal Mr. Boody

Hi Everyone, I had a phone call with Richard this morning, and learned the following:  he just took the last pill of his first 28 day chemo cycle (he is slated to do 3 cycles) he has 14 days off from chemo now, which should provide some recovery for…

Can you provide Christmas baking for staff?

Next Friday, December 2, we will be celebrating what God has been doing in our Teaching for Transformation initiatives so far this year.  If you can provide some Christmas baking for this celebration, please click on this link.    Thank you - Pastor…

Alienation will be at CCS on Nov. 25

This Friday our Secondary students will participate in the Alienation show during Chapel.  Three men and a female narrator share how they've overcome alienation in their lives and dealt with topics like acceptance, bullying, racism, suicide, self-confidence,…

Mrs. Nieuwenhuis Update - Nov 21, 2016

Dear family and friends, Today we learned that in the cancer world, when a tumour is not "worse" (as in, it has not grown), then things are considered "better,"  as in, good. While the Dr. said it is too early to tell if my lung tumour has actually…

Winter Clothes for Syrians

In cooperation with Partners Relief and Development, one of our Grade 12 Students is collecting winter clothes for Syrians as part of her Senior Project.  Students can bring clothes to school this week (Nov. 21-25) and next week (Nov 28-30) place them…

Dr. Setan Lee

Thanks to a student, we were able to host Dr. Setan Lee of Transform Asia at our Secondary Chapel today!  A survivor of the Khmer Rouge, Dr. Setan shared a powerful message of Jesus power to help him forgive.  Please ask your student what they learned…