We strive to be a community where the soul is nurtured, thanks is given, life is celebrated, creation is cared for, justice is sought, and families and individuals are united in an atmosphere of grace and acceptance.
Mission and Ministry
Living Faith is located in the family-friendly hamlet of Baxter, right across the street from the local elementary school. The congregation enjoys a loving partnership with the community and engages in local outreach and service.
Our weekly Holy Moly After School Club has been running for almost 20 years and offers faith-based activities for children and respite for families. At our monthly Messy Church celebration, members of all ages from the community and congregation gather for a meal, crafts, games, and fellowship – enjoying one another’s company while rediscovering God’s love for them.
Sundays at Living Faith
Our Sunday morning worship services are informal and welcoming. There’s no need to worry about what to wear or where to sit – come as you are and sit where you want!
Our Music Team, led by Janine Leonard, assists us in worshiping God using a variety of different music styles – from traditional to contemporary, global to bluegrass. Our messages are Bible-based and help us to discover how the ancient words of scripture can assist us in tackling the modern-day challenges of our time, leaving us with hope for the future and peace for today.
Heather Malnick and her husband, John, are proud parents, grandparents, and owners of two dogs and three cats – all rescues. Together they enjoy camping, canoeing/kayaking, reading, and spending time with family. Heather recently completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in Ministry Leadership and her thesis focused on sharing faith with children with autism spectrum disorder. She is passionate about community-needs evangelism, discovering how the church can provide support and encouragement to its neighbours.
Nancy Gallant serves as our Director of Family Ministries with a focus on Messy Church, Living Faith @ Home, and leading our weekly Holy Moly After School Club and Jr/Sr Youth Groups. Nancy is able to relate to all ages, assisting others in discovering God’s presence in their daily challenges and joys. She’s documented over 10,000 blessings in her daily blessings book!
Janine Leonard brings her passion for music, songwriting, and composing to her position as Living Faith’s Music Director. Janine is committed to assisting others in discovering how they can use their musical gifts to glorify God and lead the congregation in worship. Janine’s prayerful leadership enhances our worship experience, employing different genres of musical expression to connect with the weekly scripture and message.
Lisa Sawden serves at Living Faith’s Children’s Ministry Director, overseeing “The Bridge” Sunday ministry for elementary school age children. Lisa’s background is in primary education and she is gifted in creating curriculum, drama, and multi-sensory educational opportunities to assist children in connecting with faith.
Living Faith is blessed to have ECE specialist, Sherry Patey, serve as our Nursery Director. Sherry cares for the youngest worshippers at Living Faith, using play, crafts, stories, and songs to assist our wee ones in discovering God’s love for them.