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

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…

Prayer Updates from Mrs. Niewenhuis and Mr. Abma

We thank God for the care and support Mrs. Niewenhuis and Mr. Abma are receiving from the family, friends, Churches and the CCS community! Here is an update:    From Mrs. Niewenhuis (Nov. 16): Hi Layne, Aside from the fatigue and the sore esophagus,…

Good News from Mr. Beeksma!

We're thanking God that Mr. Beeksma's shoulder surgery went well yesterday with no complications.   Please keep his healing in your prayers - we expect him back in the classroom in three weeks.

HS Only Chapel Follow-Up

In last week's High School only chapel we interviewed an athlete about some of the things she's learned about God and life through sports. Jordhynn Guy currently coaches our High School girls volleyball team with me (Pastor Layne) and Sara Wagar. Prior…

Prayer - From Mrs. Niewenhuis - Nov. 4, 2016

Good morning, dear family and friends, After a head CT scan last week Thursday, followed by an MRI of my brain on Wednesday night, the doctor phoned yesterday to let me know that there is a small spot of cancer on my brain. Thus, all the places that…

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: -…