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Who we are

We invite you to come with us on our communal journey of faith. Join us as we learn what it means to be a community living out the grace, love and joy which God has promised to us and which Jesus proclaimed through his life, teachings, death and resurrection.

 

We are a community grounded in the Mennonite/Anabaptist understanding of Christian faith and life. Our congregation belongs to Mennonite Church BC, a member of Mennonite Church Canada. The Anabaptist tradition began in Europe in the 1500’s as part of the Radical Reformation and today is a multi-ethnic worldwide community connected through Mennonite World Conference.

Langley Mennonite Fellowship was founded in 1979 and seeks to be a community of faithful Jesus followers committed to personal reconciliation with God through Christ. Through this personal renewal we are committed to work towards reconciliation in our world, living out the love that Jesus modeled for us for friend and enemy alike. LMF seeks to be a Christ-affirming safe space where people can think about matters of faith and encourages a spirit of openness so that all can feel free to share both faith and doubts and engage in meaningful spiritual conversations.

From its beginnings LMF has sought to find concrete ways of living out the reconciling love of God. This has been expressed through a variety of avenues such as working with single mothers and their young children, establishing a victim-offender reconciliation program, sponsoring refugees and supporting the work of Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Read our Statement of Faith here.

Our structure

LMF seeks to discern and encourage the gifts of all participants in leadership and worship, encouraging the ‘priesthood of all believers’. This is reflected in the variety of persons active in the life of the church in mutual ministry and nurture. It is also reflected in our commitment to make decisions by consensus and to be intentional about listening to all voices in the community as we make decisions. Staff consists of Henry Krause & Ian Funk, pastors and Marlene P. & Lucia Eitzen, office administrators.

Worship

Our worship on Sunday mornings offers a variety of experiences. We value music and encourage a wide diversity of musical styles including traditional four part harmonies and international music, as well as Taize and Iona-influenced songs. A variety of instruments can usually be heard on a Sunday morning accompanying the singing. We welcome a diversity of persons participating in worship leading, telling the children’s story, scripture readings and preparing the message.

What we offer

Sunday School is provided for children during the service, and youth and adults are also invited to participate in discussion and study before the service. There is also a coffee and snack time before the worship service. Mid week activities include a number of home groups, interest groups, and youth gatherings. Most of the year we have a monthly potluck on the first Sunday of the month and we also participate in an annual retreat weekend away at Camp Squeah, our denomination’s church camp.