May 03, 2019
Nearly fifty years ago, on September 16th, 1969, the founders of Chilliwack Christian School along with 200 grandparents, parents, students, and committed stakeholders gathered to officially open a four-classroom school to approximately 60 students and 4 staff members. The celebration in 1969 was the result of nearly 15 years of hard work by the Chilliwack Christian School Society, driven by their deep commitment to starting a school in the Eastern Fraser Valley where Jesus and the Kingdom of God pervaded every subject, every teacher, every relationship, every day.
Since 1969, Chilliwack Christian School has undergone numerous transformations. There were building projects in 1983 and 1992, and Unity Christian High School, in partnership with Agassiz Christian School, opened its doors in 2001. In 2013, an addition to Unity Christian School was completed in order to start a Pre-K – 12 school, and the original Chilliwack Christian Elementary School closed its doors. Experiencing rapid student growth, a second addition was made in 2016 to accommodate 4 more classrooms.
Despite all the changes and transformations, the original mission and vision of Chilliwack Christian, now Unity Christian has remained steadfast. Unity Christian School is committed to providing a Christ-centered education where students are engaged in the Word and the world. There are generations of board members, principals, teachers, grandparents, parents, students, staff, and community stakeholders that have given of their time, energy, skills, finances, and thoughtful prayer along the journey to bring us to where we are today.
The 50th Anniversary Taskforce invites you to join together, much like the 200 did in 1969, and celebrate A Story of God's Faithfulness. On Friday, May 3rd, we will be gathering together at the Chilliwack Golf Club at 7:00 pm to hear the amazing stories from Unity Christian’s history to reminisce and relive as well as be encouraged and inspired. But more importantly, through the sharing of stories, we will be reminded that the story of Unity Christian School is one that reflects God’s great faithfulness. There have been many chapters added to the story. Some of the chapters have been challenging, with financial worries and limitations of facilities, while others have been uplifting and action-packed, with student growth and expansion, but through it all, God has remained faithful.
The celebration continues at Unity Christian School on Saturday, May 4th. You are welcome to stop by anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to enjoy carnival games, school tours, alumni games, picture displays, and a barbeque.
Your presence would be deeply appreciated. Let’s join together and celebrate 50 years of Unity Christian School (formerly Chilliwack Christian School) and God’s faithfulness.
Unity Christian School has been offering quality Christ-centred education in Chilliwack and the Upper Fraser Valley area since 1969. Matching the values of home and church, we work together to build a strong foundation in the lives of children and teens.