LMF CHRISTMAS SOCIAL
LMF’s “Starry Night” Christmas Social
An evening of Finger Food, Seasonal Refreshments,
Carol Singing, and Fun!
Saturday, December 5th at 6:30pm
-Bring your favourite savoury appetizer to share
-Dessert and refreshments will be provided
Cost $10 Tickets available from Esther H
If you have a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree of any size to lend us for this event,
bring it to church on Sunday, November 29th.
Trees can be set up and left in the sanctuary. Thanks!
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Findings – Conversations on next steps for our churches
Saturday, November 28th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
to discuss the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Recommendations; specifically that pertain to the churches in Canada and how we might respond as churches in MCBC. You can find the recommendations here:
Meeting at Langley Mennonite Fellowship 20997 – 40th Avenue Langley, BC.
Cost: $10 includes lunch
Canadian Mennonite fundraiser banquet with Brander McDonald
Brander McDonald, Indigenous Relations Coordinator for Mennonite Church British Columbia will share his music and talk about his work as the main feature of Canadian Mennonite’s annual banquet to be held at Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40 Ave, Langley, BC, on Saturday, April 18 at 6pm. McDonald, billing himself as a Cree First Nations believer in Jesus, speaks of his two passions, “One, the passion of what it means to be a First Nations cultural person and to be fully engaged as a lifelong follower of Jesus. Not the Jesus of residential schools of the past, not of government policy, but the Saviour represented in the gospels and even of Anabaptist traditions. I have a passion to share what it means to carry this cross-cultural heart for the healing of my native peoples and the church community to which I grew up in. The second passion is being a singer/songwriter who can share these same stories and lessons through song and speech.”
Tickets to the event are free. This is a fundraising event open to all Mennonite churches, and a call for donations will be made at the end of the night. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets early by calling the church at 604 530 0333 or emailing the church office at langfell @ telus.net
Good Friday service, 3rd April, 11am
Easter Sunday service, 5th April, 11am
Celebration gathering for Darryl Klassen
A celebration is being planned to give thanks for Darryl Klassen’s 25 years of making connections among us through MCC BC’s Aboriginal Neighbours Program. There will be a sharing circle followed by a pot luck meal. Please bring your stories, songs and and some food to share and join us at at 3pm on Sunday, January 18 at Langley Mennonite Fellowship.
The annual LMF Goods & Services Auction is on Saturday 15th November at 6.30pm. An evening of giving and receiving with desserts, wine and cheese, door prizes and a wide selection of items to bid on. Proceeds above those going to LMF will go to support the humanitarian work of MCC in Iraq and Syria.
Sunday services at 11am
Christmas Eve service at 7pm
Christmas Day service at 10am
Today, 1 in 11 Canadians over 65 has some form of dementia and one in three knows someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Aging and end of life issues affect all of us and those we love, and can leave us feeling vulnerable and helpless.
On October 25th and 26th, pastor and seniors’ home chaplain Ingrid Schultz will guide us in reflecting positively on how Christian faith and scripture address these issues and how we can support elders in our communities. We will learn how to communicate with elders with dementia, and we will consider what they can teach us about compassion, vulnerability and hope for our own spiritual journey.
You are invited to join us for a workshop on Saturday and our 11am service on Sunday: see details below.
Ingrid Schultz is Chaplain at Menno Home, Abbotsford and former pastor in Vancouver.
SAT, OCT 25
Workshop, 9am – 1pm.
Session 1: Power in Weakness: What Elders with Dementia teach us
Session 2: Connect Don’t Correct: Communicating with Elders with Dementia
Please register by Wednesday 22 October for the Saturday workshop either on the form in the foyer or by email at langfell.at.telus.net. Tickets are $10 and include a light lunch.
SUN, OCT 26
Sunday morning adult discussion group, 10am: Exile and Hope: Dementia and the Faith Community
Sermon (service at 11am): Ending Well: Learning from Joseph’s Story (Genesis 47: 29 – 50: 26)
Both the Sunday events are free and open to all.
Advent and Christmas services, 2013:
Advent services December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 11am.
Christmas Eve service 7pm.
Christmas Day service 11am.
Walk for Reconciliation
Sunday 22nd September, 2013
There will be no service at LMF this day as we join in the Walk for Reconciliation, part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Gathering begins at 8.30am. At 9am there will be an opening ceremony featuring a speech by Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr and a Baptist pastor, and the Walk is scheduled to start at 10am at the Vancouver Public Library/Queen Elizabeth Theatre. You can walk for 2km or 4km to the celebration gathering place near Science World/Creekside Park. The Walk is set to be a historic event and one that many are saying will be a pivotal moment for Canada. Being in the Walk means, very simply, that our hearts and minds are open to a shared understanding with all of our Canadian neighbours and specifically with our Aboriginal neighbours. LMF commits itself to the work of reconciliation, in this important culmination of the TRC events in Vancouver. Please make plans to join us.
More information will follow by email about transportation, carpooling, meet-up locations and times.
For more information on the TRC see Mennonite Church BC’s page here.
For more information on the TRC in general see here.