News: January 2016

January 29, 2016

ABC Is Getting Around!

Hey all! Around ABC we are getting ready for all of our Partnering Weekends this semester! Here is a list of dates and places we are sending teams! We can’t wait to see you, check out when we will be sending a team your way!

January 23 and 24: Christ’s Church of the Meadows
January 31: Oak Park Church of Christ
Feb 5-7: DVM snow camp
Feb 5-7: Nanton Church of Christ
February 26: Multi youth group event for Calgary!
February 26-28: Bow Valley Christian Church
February 26-28: Outlook Church of Christ
March 4-6: Glen Elm Church of Christ
March 11-13: EMERGE!
March 20: Calgary Church of Christ

We are so looking forward to seeing you!

Photos from Alberta Bible College’s post

January 28, 2016

A glimpse of MISSION FAIR at ABC January 27th. Great worship…amazing message…fabulous food…inspiring connections with servant hearts who challenge Christ-followers to BE the church…

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Timeline Photos

January 26, 2016

This week, ABC is hosting Mission Fair on Wednesday and Vocational Opportunities Day on Friday! We are excited to hear about what God is doing through His servants as they share their experiences and inspire us to live missionally.

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Emerge

January 22, 2016

Coming Soon . . .

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DVM Family Camp 50th Anniversary!

January 19, 2016

Marvel Dunbar Obituary – Modesto, California – Lakewood Funeral Home

January 15, 2016

Obituary for Marvel Dunbar (1916–2016)

Marvel Dale Dunbar, died Sunday, January 10th, at the Alexander Cohn Hospice House, Hughson, California, at the age of 99 years. On March 6th 2016, he would have been 100 years old.

Marvel was born in Garwin, Iowa, in 1916 shortly before the Dunbars first immigrated to Vulcan, Alberta, in 1917. After a stint in Lewiston, Idaho, where they were introduced to the Restoration Movement via the ministry of First Christian Church, they returned to Vulcan in 1921 to farm. They were part of James Earl Ladd’s six weeks of evangelistic meetings that culminated in the organization of Vulcan Church of Christ in 1925.

In 1930, Marvel moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta, where he and his twin, Marie (Rempel), graduated from Grande Prairie High School. Further studies were delayed by the Great Depression, but eventually Marvel made it to Lethbridge, Alberta to study at Alberta Bible College (which soon relocated to Calgary). Marvel graduated from ABC in 1941, married Marie Gonyea, and they started their family by adopting Allan who was the eldest of five.

Marvel and Marie ministered with congregations in Black Diamond, Alberta (a tough ministry in the first major oil boom area), the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ (Regina, Sask.), Central Christian Church (Charlottetown, P.E.I.), McKinley Park Christian Church (Tacoma, Wash.), and Ceres Christian Church (Ceres, Calif.). Their ministries resulted in significant numerical growth in congregations they served, including Central Christian Church in Prince Edward Island. There, they laid the groundwork that led to the founding of Maritime Christian College shortly after they were called to Tacoma.

In the latter years of his ministry in Modesto, Marvel served as an interim pastor in the area, hospital chaplain at Memorial Medical from 1980-1983 and as a and service provider at Lakewood Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Hughson, California. For hundreds of families who had church affiliation or no connection with any church, Marvel gave pastoral support and led services that honored the memories of their loved ones.

After retiring, due to declining health, Marvel returned to his favorite hobbies. Starting from scratch with Redwood fence posts, he shaped and outfitted 198 model ships as well as putting many of his thoughts and memories in a series of self-published books. His sharp mind right up to the end was a blessing to family and friends alike.

In his ministries, Marvel was known as an accomplished preacher, for a deep commitment to the Word, a love for the lost and for Jesus.

Predeceased by parents: Herman and Shada Dunbar, sisters Olive (Gene) Kuykendall, Freda (Bert) Maisey and Marie (Frank) Rempel, brother Doyle (Jean), and former wife Marie. Marvel is survived by: wife Vickie Goff Dunbar, her daughter Cheryl Harvey and son Robert Goff. Marvel’s sons Allan , Dana, and Wayne, his daughters Sheryl Olsen and Ann Valentine and 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service, celebrating his life of Christian service and selfless ministry to others, will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave. Hughson, CA. For details, see http://californiaobits.tributes.com/obituary/show/Marvel-D.-Dunbar-103194775

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January 11, 2016

Russ Kuykendall passed on the following sad note from Allan Dunbar this morning. Marvel was our oldest living alumnus.

Allan Dunbar sent me a note asking I pass along to you that his dad, Marvel, died Sunday, January 10th at the age of 99 years. On this upcoming March 6th he would have been 100 years old.

Marvel was born in Garwin, Iowa, in 1916 shortly before the Dunbars first immigrated to Vulcan, Alberta, in 1917. After a stint in Lewiston, Idaho, where they were introduced to the Restoration Movement via the ministry of First Christian Church, they returned to Vulcan in 1921 to farm. In 1925, they were part of James Earl Ladd’s six weeks of evangelistic meetings that culminated in the organization of Vulcan Church of Christ, in 1925.

In 1930, Marvel moved to Grande Prairie where he and his twin, Marie (Rempel), finished their junior and senior high school education. Further studies were delayed by the Great Depression, but Marvel graduated from ABC in 1941, married Marie Gonyea, and they started their family by adopting Allan who was the eldest of five.

Marvel and Marie ministered with congregations in Alberta, Prince Edward Island, Washington, and California. Their ministries resulted in significant numerical growth in congregations they served, including Central Christian Church in PEI, and they laid the groundwork that led to the founding of Maritime Christian College shortly after they were called to a church in Washington.

In his ministry, Marvel was known as an accomplished preacher, for a lively sense of humour, as a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants piano player, for a commitment to the Word, and a love for the lost and for Jesus.

Arrangements are TBD. Condolences may be mailed to Allan and Judy at:

Allan Dunbar
266 Arbour Dr. W
Kalispell, MT 59901

Please pass along to any you know who might want to know and/or pass along condolences.

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On behalf of ABC, we all mourn with the family and at the same time celebrate a life well lived.

Dr. Stan Helton

Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture 2016

January 11, 2016

Several faculty and adjuncts of Alberta Bible College enjoyed dinner and conversation last evening with Larry Hurtado who is currently in Calgary to do the Craigie Lecture at University of Calgary. The lecture will take place Tuesday evening at 7:30.

https://arts.ucalgary.ca/pcm2016

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January 8, 2016

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel our MOVIE NIGHT intended for tonight. Please let anyone you know who was planning to join us this evening that we will reschedule the movie UP for another time.

Don’t forget to plan on joining us Friday, February 26th — we have a cool night planned for youth groups and young adults. See you then!

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