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Theme Verse for 2016 - 2017  

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 

From Pastor Layne Kilbreath

2016

Update from Mr. Abma (Oct 31, 2016)

Dear Friends, Since Sept 20 when the words "cancer" and "chemotherapy" were first directed my way I have had much reservation about beginning treatment. Literature from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre didn't make it much more appealing when we read that…

Mrs. Nieuwenhuis Prayer Request - Oct. 31, 2016

Here is the latest update from Jane Nieuwenhuis, former elementary teacher at CCS and who is still very well-connected and loved in our community.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Dear Family and Dear Friends,I thought I would just give…

High School Student Input

Nov. 4, 2016 is a High School only Chapel, the Middle School is off for parent-teacher conferences. High School student's, tell me what you'd like to discuss by clicking this link.

Please continue to pray for Mr. Abma and Mrs. Niewenhuis

Thanks so much for your prayers, notes of encouragement and meals to the Abma and Nieuwenhuis families.  They are very appreciative of these gifts and both are sensing God's care and in good spirits much of the time.  Please target your prayers toward…

Mr. Abma Update

Yesterday afternoon I met with Richard and Wendy Abma.  After what seems like a touch of the flu for both of them while they were attending a nephew's wedding in Ottawa this past weekend, they are home and doing as good as can be expected.  Richard has…

Prayer for Mr. Abma and a former teacher, Mrs. Nieuwenhuis

Recently Mr. Abma described his latest news from the Doctor as a kick in the teeth.  Last night I learned of another, Mrs. Nieuwenhuis (former CCS Elementary teacher now teaching at Heritage Christian) has a lung tumor.    Please pray that Jane and…

Grade 4 Masterpieces

Last week, prompted by their grade four teachers, (Mr. Heppner, Mrs. Vandermeer and Mrs. Williams), students created beautiful pieces of sidewalk art to encourage the people who walk the sidewalks near the Elementary School.   One woman saw these messages…

Prayer for Mr. Abma

Below is the text of an email Pricipal Boody sent out yesterday.  It includes requests for prayer from Mr. Abma himself.  Please hold Mr. Abma and his family in your prayers CCS Community. Dear students, parents, and friends of Calgary Christian School,…

This Thursday!

Jam session and pizza at the Emmanuel Church after school this Thursday, Sept. 29.  Have your parents pick you up at 5:30. 

Opening Day Chapel!

Today I asked our Secondary students to invite their Pastors, Youth Pastors, Youth Leaders and guest(s) to a special event at our school in the evening on September 15.  I'd love you to join our students and extend these invitations too.  For more…

School 2016 - 2017 is almost here!

We're ramping up to welcome students for another school year and excited about what God will do through our theme verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).  We'll ride this wave through the whole year and are excited…

Pastors, Youth Pastors & Leaders - You're invited!

Calgary Christian School invites Pastors, Youth Pastors and Leaders, and their guests to a night of inspiration!What: Beyond Sight movie screening When: September 15 at 7 PM Where: Calgary Christian School - 5029 26 Ave SW  Guests will be able to: -…

Volunteering in your community?

#CCSCommunity: On September 20 our Grade 7-12 students will spend the day building community in their Peer Advisory groups and serving the community. We'll help clean up Camp Chestermere and are hoping to re-roof the baseball shed at Optimist Park. We…

Peer Advisory Student-Led Devotions

Student and Teacher Survey

ES Leadership Conference

Palliser Regional Schools invited grade 4 - 6 students across the District to apply for their school's Leadership Team.  Here are our student's responses to the question: "List three to five things that the school is doing well.  Explain why."  …

HS Chapel

This past Friday the CCS High School Chapel hosted some Camps, YWAM and a Gap Year Program. Many of our students are off to University but we wanted to present faith formation opportunities that would help students learn about more about who God has…

Grade 6 Leadership

I had a great time thanking the Grade 6 Lunch Leadership group yesterday with Pizza and Bubble Soccer! These students provided many great examples of how to love the neighbour right in front of you throughout this year!

Run for Water Update

Just watched this amazing video from Run for Water. You dream your whole life about participating in something like this. And then your friend and daughter's teacher invites her on such a trip. Thank you Joline Olson for starting Run for Water Calgary…

Please continue to support the Funk's Spring Break Mission Trip in prayer

As many of you know the Funk's are in Zambia, Africa with Seeds of Hope. Please continue to keep their team in your prayers. You can find pictures of their trip on Facebook at Seeds of Hope Christian Ministry and read a blog entry about their trip at:…

Marit Cup 2016

What an amazing day at the Marit Cup!  We were honored by the McKenzie's, who joined us once again and by Mark Klassen, the recipient of Marit's pancreas and a kidney. Mark spoke to our students about the gift of life he received from Marit and dropped…

Marriage Conference

A Day together is a one day marriage course created by FamilyLife Canada.  It's a fun, yet real way to re-connect with your spouse.  You will likely delve into some serious issues, but at the same time laugh with well-timed comic relief.  There is…

Take MS Chapel Home

Today was an exciting day in Middle School Chapel!  In keeping with our vision to develop the gifts and passions of our students, High School Student Cassie delivered a passionate and personal message titled, "You Are More Than Enough."  Please ask…

My heart is full to see what God is doing in our school!

Here are three examples: First, thanks to a generous donor in our community, I'm excited to write that all of the Grade 9 and 10 students have participated in the Dwayne Peace Small Groups!  In all four groups this week there was the strong sense that…

#CCS Community

This morning some teachers and I gathered to pray for the families of the two boys who died in a horrific accident at COP this weekend, and the six others who were injured. Two of the injured are from Heritage Christian School. Please pray that God brings…

We Day GLOBAL

WE Day GLOBAL Chapel This past Friday, February 5, our Volunteer Team created a CCS WE-DAY (GLOBAL) in our secondary chapel.  Numerous students shared how they are "serving with the strength God provides" around the world (1 Peter 4:11).  All of us…