LMC News

 January 14, 2022

Church Family Skating Event. On Saturday, January 22, everyone is invited to join Loaves and Fishes on the ice at Hawrelak Park in the afternoon. Please let Pastor Kevin know if you plan to attend, and we’ll look for you.

On February 4-6, all are invited to Lendrum’s annual Mid-Winter Study Conference (online + in person).

Title: The Good Life – Positive Psychology and Christian Faith
Speaker: Dr. Delmar Epp, Associate Professor of Psychology, has taught at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg since 2000.
In this series, we explore aspects of the good life from the perspective of Positive Psychology, in light of Christian faith. Positive Psychology asks how people can be happier, live more fulfilling, productive, meaningful lives. We consider how the emphases we find in Christian communities, on relationship, forgiveness, hope, gratitude, etc. lead to increases in our physical and psychological health, and to a sense of meaning in life.
Friday Feb 4, 7:30 pm – The Good Life I: Happy are those… – We explore worldview assumptions of Positive Psychology and Christian theology, and find competing ideas, but many points of contact. We consider the goal of happiness in its varied meanings.
Sat Feb 5, 7:30 pm – The Good Life II: Living Well – We focus on Positive Psychology’s goals and emphases in building resilience and strengths of character, emphasizing virtues and their practice to find common ground with Jesus’ teaching.
Meditation in Sunday Service Feb 6 : Flourishing in Faith;
Post-Sermon Reflections – Prof. Epp will be available for discussion after the service

Volunteer Opportunity. The church office is looking for 2-3 volunteers who can be called to maintain office hours when staff are on vacation or sick. The responsibilities are negotiable, but would include opening the building and answering phones. If you’d like to join us as a back-up, please contact the church office or one of the pastors so we can talk about training and availability.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has begun its clean up and rebuilding work in Princeton BC. Gordon B is coordinating a volunteer trip for the period January 16-29. Please contact Gordon if you are interested in joining this trip.


  • Tuesday, January 18 – Kae (Neufeld) “All I Know About Faith, I Learned From Trees”. During my years of long distance walking I have learned many things from nature. The lessons we learn from nature can help us navigate some of life’s challenges.
  • Tuesday January 25 – (tentative date) Harold (Wiens) on his novel, Return to Odessa
  • Tuesday, February 1 – Arnie (AKA Dr. Voth) will be speaking with us again about the current state of COVID-19. Please send me your questions so that I can forward them to him in advance.

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