Strong Start kids celebrate Easter

At the end of the day everyone went outside for an Easter egg hunt

Moira Crystall (l) and Kelsey Rexin play with their guest

Moira Crystall (l) and Kelsey Rexin play with their guest

On Wednesday, April 16, the Vavenby Strong Start program put on a special day for its children to celebrate Easter.

The craft was egg colouring and decorating. The children listened to two stories about Easter bunnies.

Moira Crystall and her mom brought a special guest – their pet rabbit Bubbles.

Nathaniel eggAt the end of the day everyone went outside for an Easter egg hunt. Student Nathaniel Weber said, “This was a great Easter egg hunt.”

Swap and Shop on Sunday

The Fine Things Thrift store, situated across from the fire hall, will be hosting on the grounds of the store an “All Things Spring” Swap and Shop on Sunday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The space on the grounds is free but people must supply their own tables. The store is not taking part.

A Swap and Shop is when people buy, sell, and/or exchange goods.

This is a time to buy those things that one didn’t know they needed and to get rid of the things that they kept tripping over at home.

Alberta Bible students visit

Four students and one teacher  from Alberta Bible College (ABC) in Calgary recently visited the area for six days.

The students came to serve others for  their Spring Ministry Program. They helped with a youth rally in Kamloops (which included our Y2C Youth) on Friday, April 11, and worked at the Clearwater Christian Church building on April 12, cleaning inside and out. Sunday morning they taught and preached there.

The CCC fed them heartily over the weekend. Half of the group taught Bible lessons to the children in Vavenby Christian Church Sunday, April 13. On Wednesday evening the whole group participated with a junior youth group in Clearwater.

The students attended a pastoral retreat on Aveley Ranch. They slept at the Vavenby Christian Church, ate breakfast there, and had lunches and dinners at Aveley Ranch. Ian Moilliet taught daily sessions based on his book, The Shepherd’s Heart. Between sessions they participated in chores, inside and out.

In order to meet new people the students ate lunch on Wednesday at Vavenby Christian Church’s free Community Coffee and Soup group. This is still going strong and always seems to be increasing in numbers. It is open every week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Seth Moilliet, attending his first year at ABC, did not come home to Vavenby. He went to Clyde, a town in northern Alberta, to serve in his Spring Ministry.