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|Back row: Beatrice Pauls, Alan Gurney, Ed Ratzlaff
Front row: Bev Dyck, Eleanor Ratzlaff, Susan Meszaros
Our 4th annual Pot Luck Get-Together was held in the lovely and spacious home of Darryl and Beatrice Pauls in Winnipeg on September 14, 2012. We enjoyed a delicious meal while telling stories and remembering funny experiences at Providence, along with the many changes that have happened over the years. We talked about upcoming events to look forward to this fall. If you would be interested in hosting such an event in your home or attending an event in your community I’d love to hear from you. Give me a call at (204) 433-7488 ext 251 or click here to email me!
August 6, 2012
On August 6, 2012, over 200 alumni, faculty, friends and family of Dr. Henry Schellenberg’s met in the Providence University College Chapel to sing and to celebrate him and the influence that he has had on all our lives, and to infuse him with strength and courage as he once again battles cancer.
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|Photos courtesy Anthony Shellenberg - www.anthonymarkphotography.net|
The choral section was set up with the men and women facing each other across the aisle, while spectators sat in a few rows in the back, as well as in the balcony.
The evening started off with “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty”, with Robert Neufeld at the organ. We quickly realized that this was not just another ordinary concert- the passion, joy and love of music flowed through the room, and it seemed as if the rafters were lifting to accommodate the full, vigorous sound coming from over 200 voices.
Dr. Schellenberg conducted almost all of the songs that evening. We sang old favorites from over the years- some were rustier than we remembered (but still so much fun to sing!), but most of the songs fell together beautifully- the harmonies were magical. Soloists from over the years were featured in a few songs, and Dr. Schellenberg himself sang the solo in “The Beatitudes” as one of his former students conducted the choir.
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The feeling of awe that descended on the room was amazing- there was no doubt we were a part of something very special that evening.
Alumni and students shared stories, laughs, tears, and there was even a limerick written for Dr. Schellenberg as a thank you for all the ones he’s written for us over the years.
The evening ended with a rousing version of “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, and we left with our hearts filled to overflowing.
Dr. Schellenberg has truly built a tremendous legacy over the years- he holds a special place in all our hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with him as he goes through this season of life.
-Gloria Froese (BA 2005)
August 23, 2012
|3rd row: Marv and Arlene Giesbrecht
2nd row: Earl and Ruth Reimer
1st row: Lloyd and Kathy Thiessen, Dr. David Johnson
Our third Alumni Pot Luck Get-Together was held in the beautiful home of Lloyd and Kathy Thiessen in Winkler on August 23, 2012. We appreciate the generosity of Lloyd and Kathy for hosting this fun event. It was a relaxing and enjoyable evening of reminiscing, story telling and sharing family pictures. Dr. David Johnson gave a short devotional and we also talked about upcoming events and changes happening at Providence. If you would be interested in hosting such an event in your home or attending an event in your community I’d love to hear from you. Give me a call at (204) 433-7488 ext 251 or click here to email me!
July 5, 2012
3rd row: Howard Dueck, Bruce Peters, Gus Konkel
Our second Alumni Pot Luck Get- Together was held at the home of Wayne and Connie LeMay in Grunthal on July 5, 2012. We had a lovely evening in their spacious home and were all able to sit at their long dining room table. After Gus Konkel gave a blessing for the meal, we enjoyed a delicious variety of food that was brought by all. Gus even signed some WBC souvenir plates for anyone who wanted one. The evening went by quickly with lots of story telling and laughter. If you would be interested in hosting such an event in your home or attending an event in your community I’d love to hear from you. Give me a call at (204) 433-7488 ext 251 or click here to email me!
Front row, left to right: Venus Cote, Martha Pitre, Christina Orenstein, Clara Schnupp, Clair Schnupp (instructors)
The Diploma in Biblical Counselling was offered at Fredericton, New Brunswick in three modules from January 2011 through June 2012. During that time the students also completed three video courses. Most of the eleven graduates are involved in the First Nations Outreach in Saint Mary’s First Nation, in an Overcomers recovery group, and other caregiving ministries. The local organizers, Martin and Susan Bear, have experienced God’s healing in their marriage, and they wanted to be better equipped to share a message of healing and hope in their community. They and the others students are grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the program in their own community.
We had our first Alumni pot luck get- together at the home of Dick and Lotti Klassen in Steinbach on May 10, 2012. Our gracious hosts provided a warm atmosphere for a fun filled evening with great food, reminiscing and laughter. After a delicious meal and visiting, Gus Konkel provided a thought provoking devotional, followed by opportunity for questions and discussion. We also talked about upcoming events at Providence and our future plans to have more Alumni get-togethers in various communities. If you would be interested in hosting such an event in your home or attending an event in your community I’d love to hear from you. Give me a call at (204) 433-7488 ext 251 or click here to email me!
|Back Row: Gus Konkel, Tony Penner, Bertha Penner, Al Peterson,
2nd Row: Lina Klippenstein, Susan Meszaros, Esther Konkel, Pat Eichhorst, Bill Eichhorst
Front Row: Lotti Klassen, Bev Swanson, Charlotte Penner
Faculty Speaking Engagements
Keeping our Alumni connected to Providence and our Faculty is vital. One way this can be done is by informing you when our faculty will be teaching/preaching in your area.