Back Porch Stories

Set to the styling of Stuart Mclean and the Vinyl Cafe

Next Installment | December 22, 2019 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Please join us for our annual Back Porch installment of the Christmas Candlelight service Sunday December 22nd at 6:30pm featuring the Hair-Cutting Guys, The Esira Dancers, Musicians and more.

The Deep End is the latest of nine Back Porth Stories told since 2015. Pete arrives at a meeting to rally support for the community pool but thing don’t go as planned.

While sitting on the lake one summer, the Lantern’s pastors discovered the narratives of Canada’s beloved Stuart McLean and questioned why they couldn’t bring something similar to a church setting. They wondered why they couldn’t set aside ‘the sermon’ and ‘traditional singing’, at least on occasion, and replace them with meaningful home-cooked stories? Why not ask gifted musicians to assist with the story?

So here they are. The Back Porch Stories. We hope you enjoy them and please feel free to give us your feedback.

Christmas 2017 - Opa Stanley

This was the 7th installment of Back Porch Stories and we looked into the life of Opa Stanley

Unit 68 - Christmas 2016

This is the 6th installment of Back Porch Stories. A few days before Christmas, Pete gets a call from his aunt in Ontario – an aunt he hasn’t seen in 40 years. Determined to make a good impression, he hastily agrees to a visit at the South Calgary hospital campus. It’s in Unit 68 that Pete encounters his long-lost cousin Ricky – and in so doing – is forced to grapple with some of his fears and regrets of a life gone by.

Sun. Dec. 18 @ 6:30 

The Cab Ride - Christmas 2015

This was the 5th installment of Back Porch Stories and Peter found himself listening to a story of a cab driver, whom had seen everything, tell of his most touching ride ever.

Ice Hut - Christmas 2014

Peter gets in a bit of trouble removing a dock installed at his cottage on Christmas Eve before the locals arrive to experience a serene Christmas on the lake.

Stray Cat - Christmas 2013

Peter and his kids have been looking for their lost cat for weeks when they get an unsuspecting call from a man that might have some information on their lost cat.

Zorro - Spring 2013

Peter’s Dog and his neighbour’s dog bring Peter and his neighbour together but it is the adults that learn a lesson (most notably Peter).

Gazebo - Autumn 2012

Peter loves a good deal. But even a good deal can go bad and when it does it is Peter’s son that returns his feet to the ground.