Our little white church is set in the peaceful country setting of Mount Lehman, surrounded by God’s beauty: rolling fields, flowers, trees, and quiet country roads. Our laid back pace reflects our tranquil setting, and you can almost feel stress dissolve as you walk from the car to the door.
Smiles abound, and we commune with one another with joy and caring as we share in the love of the Lord. A potluck dinner, a talent show, or any service or event are opportunities for us to share laughter, and we do love to laugh!
We teach children about our merciful, kind and loving God, and how to lead meaningful, honest and happy lives. Come and find out, any Sunday at 10 am. If you ever feel lonely, you won’t when you walk in!
We are very sorry to see that Rev. Michael Collison, Pastor and Christine, his wife, have retired as of November 30, 2021. They were a great team for 19 years, with us.
As at July 1, 2023, we are happy to welcome Rev. Tracy Fairfield as our Minister. We will be sharing her with Aldergrove United Church, who will attend with us at our church every Sunday until December 30, 2023, until we decide both of our futures.
s early as 1888, pioneers of the Mt. Lehman area were meeting to worship. They first met in homes, and then in the first schoolhouse. These pioneers were mainly Protestants from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario. The church was initially a Congregational Church served by three alternating ministers: an Anglican, a Methodist, and a Presbyterian.
The building of the church was begun in 1894 on land donated by Mr. A. McCallum. It was built with hand-hewn timbers that still provide a solid base for the original structure. Before it was completed, a large tree fell on the east end of the building, resulting in major repair work before it could be used for worship.
By March 1896, the church was dedicated a Presbyterian Church by Rev. A. Dunn.
In 1910, a manse site was purchased adjoining the north side of the church at a cost of $100. In 1912, Rev. And Mrs. Alder and family moved into the new manse. The home and property were later sold.
Following the vote of Union in 1925, Mt. Lehman United Church became part of a four-point pastoral charge with Clayburn, Poplar and Pine Grove. Ultimately, Clayburn and Poplar left the charge, and Pine Grove was closed down.
Mount Lehman joined the Aldergrove charge in 1960, sharing a minister and a secretary. After 28 years of support and friendship, Aldergrove moved to a full-time minister, and Mt. Lehman became an independent church. From 1992 the church was very well-served by teams of three semi-retired ministers.
In 2002, Rev. Michael Collison began service at Mt. Lehman, first as a ministry team member, and since 2003 as its Minister. The pulpit continues to be shared with guest speakers as well. We are sorry that Rev. Michael Collison retired on November 30, 2021.
Mt. Lehman’s church has been based in the local Mt. Lehman community for nearly 120 years. The congregation is also from Abbotsford and a significant area of the Lower Fraser Valley.
Our vital ministries of Christian worship, Sunday School, Bible study, Prayer gatherings, Choir music, and fellowship events provide the foundation of our Christian outreach among our local community, the Abbotsford region, and our global witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ.