JOIN US AT 11AM ON October 9, 2022
Our first service is this Thanksgiving Sunday! Join us at 11am as we start this exciting new season and celebrate with us afterwards with BBQ lunch.
The building and our ministries are still under construction but we are excited to see how God will use this time to help people meet Jesus, grow as apprentices to Jesus, be known in the community, and impact Aldergrove with the Gospel!
Sundays, 11:00 AM.
Of the three services offered at NLCC pre-Aldergrove, 11:00 am is by far the most popular service time. It's helpful for volunteers who need to be at church hours before the service time, and most students and young adults love 11:00 am. Like everything we do at Aldergrove, we want to be flexible and adaptable. Several months post-launch, the service time will be reevaluated to ensure it's still the best choice.
For those who need an earlier service time and are passionate about planting in a community with a medium-sized church, we would love for you to consider our Yorkson Campus. Yorkson meets at 10:00 am weekly at Richard Bullpit Elementry in the neighbourhood of Willoughby. NLCC Yorkson is a great congregation!
Most services will have 4-5 songs, a 10-minute intermission for coffee and connection, a 30-minute message, prayer and announcements. Most services will run from approximately 11 am - 12:15 pm.
Coffee is served before services. For the first few weeks, people will be encouraged to use nametags to make getting to know each other easier!
Kids aged 3 to grade 5 start in the service and are dismissed at intermission for Sunday School. Kids' programming will happen most Sundays.
Middle & High School Youth (MSY & HSY) will spend most weeks in the service but be dismissed at intermission twice a month for their own time together.
Communion will be celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.
If you previously attended NLCC at either the Walnut Grove or Yorkson campuses, the best way to tell us that Aldergrove is your home campus is to update your giving information HERE.
Throughout most of the year, Aldergrove will track with the sermon series being done at our Walnut Grove and Yorkson campuses. There is the freedom for Kevin to choose to do our own series when appropriate. The Aldergrove preaching schedule is expected to be roughly:
Kevin Schultz - Twice a month
Jon Reesor - Once a month
Matthew Price - Once a month
(a small portion of Matthew's sermons may be video sermons)
Other - 1-2 semester
(we want to have room for other NLCC staff and lay preachers)
For the first month or two, no part of the service will be online. We plan to start posting sermons online before Christmas. It is undecided if NLCC Aldergrove will regularly stream or post entire services online.
Some renovations will be ongoing until Spring 2023. Aldergrove is launching amid a construction project, so coming to church might mean getting dust on your pants, smelling paint fumes, or walking over unfinished floors.
Some things still in the works include:
We have two rooms set aside for the Nursery (birth to 2 years old): the Nursery and the Nursery Play Room. The Nursery is intended for those kids not yet walking, and the Nursery Play Room is for those walking.
These rooms are stocked with age-appropriate toys and supplies, and though we won't have volunteer supervision at this point, these rooms are open to all those with young children
We have a wonderful program for our kids aged 3 and 4! Families check their kids in at a kiosk before the service begins and then start the worship service together. After the first block of worship, the parents will take their kids to the gym and drop them off for 60 minutes of Kids' Church. This includes musical worship for the kids, a story, and opportunities for the kids to engage with and respond to what they have heard.
After the service, parents will return to the gym and pick their children up.
NOTE: Juniors and K-5 will meet together in the gym for the month of October. Our goal is to have the classrooms ready by Sunday, November 6, at which point the Juniors will head downstairs to their own space for Kids' Church.
We have a wonderful program for our kids from kindergarden to grade 5! Families check their kids in at a kiosk before the service begins and then start the worship service together. After the first block of worship, the parents will take their kids to the gym and drop them off for 60 minutes of Kids' Church. This includes musical worship for the kids, a story, and opportunities for the kids to engage with and respond to what they have heard.
After the service, parents will return to the gym and pick their children up.
NOTE: Juniors and K-5 will meet together in the gym for the month of October. Our goal is to have the classrooms ready by Sunday, November 6, at which point the K-5 will head downstairs to their own space for Kids' Church.
MSY (Middle School Youth) is a fantastic place for those in Grades 6-8 to come, have fun together, build friendships, and encounter Jesus. Two Sundays a month, MSY will be dismissed during the service for our own MSY time of learning from God's Word and having fun together. And every other Friday at 6:30pm are our MSY Nights! Once a month it will be at the Aldergrove Campus and once a month we'll meet at Aldergrove and carpool to join the other campuses at the Walnut Grove Campus. For more info, check out the schedule at nlcc.ca/msy.
We're creating and forming so many great teams! Teams are both a great place to get connected to a community, and a great way to use our gifts to serve others.
Here's a link with more info on joining an Aldergrove team!
Planting churches has proven to be the most effective way to introduce new people to Jesus, develop new leaders, create community and impact a community! That's why NLCC is a planting church and why we're already thinking about when we can plant our fourth campus!
Aldergrove is a community dedicated to prayer. Our trained prayer team will be available during Sunday services to pray with and for you. Prayer will regularly be offered after the sermon during the closing worship set near the front and in the prayer room during the service.
There are lots of options for you - from pre-authorized giving, to online with your credit card, to making donations through online banking. Read about all the options here!
For those who have previously given via online banking from Walnut Grove or Yorkson who now attend Aldergrove, we'd ask that you set up a new North Langley Community Church 'bill payee' using an Aldergrove account number. (ALDG plus your 4 digit giving number) Your 4 digit giving number will stay the same, but adding the ALDG will indicate that Aldergrove is now your home campus. Thanks!
The life of an apprentice of Jesus consists of more than coming to church on Sundays. We want anyone that attends NLCC to be practicing their faith with others in community. Life Groups are the place to share life with others and grow in apprenticeship to Jesus. To get connected to a Life Group check out our Life Together sessions. There are three sessions in Life Together and it is all about learning about NLCC and getting connected into a Life Group. It is for the person brand new to NLCC Community and the person who has been a part of our church for years.
Life Together at Aldergrove is launching in November. See you there!
Kevin Schultz, Campus Pastor.
Jon Reesor, Aldergrove Associate Pastor.
Isaac Alstad, Aldergrove Worship Intern.
Matthew Warnock, NLCC Youth Intern (dedicated to Aldergrove on Sundays).
More info HERE.
Due to renovations being done Monday - Friday, Aldergrove won't launch with mid-week programming. We intend to offer some mid-week events and programming when the facility is more usable.
Mid-week programming details to come!
Kids, youth, tech, prayer, local outreach, guest services, etc. There are so many great teams being formed that will make Aldergrove unforgettable! Let us know what areas you’re open to getting involved with!
Life Groups are the backbone of a church. For many, being in a Life Group is one of the most significant parts of faith and community development. Let us know if you plan to join or lead a Life Group this fall!
Planting a church is hard and costly. Isn't it easier to just stay at my current church? There are four big reasons why so many are stepping out of what's easy and comfortable to be a part of something new that God is doing.
The history of NLCC Aldergrove is intrinsically connected to the history of Bethel Mennonite Church. Starting in the 1930s, Bethel Mennonite Church has been a Light and a Witness to the Gospel in East Langley for over 80 years. We are so grateful to God for the congregation of this church who approved a merger that saw our new campus of NLCC planted through the amazingly generous donation of the property and building! We encourage you to click below to learn more about the rich and beautiful history of what God has done through Bethel Mennonite Church: