COVID-19 response

by Webmaster on March 22, 2020

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The Pacific Centre for Discipleship Association is closely following advisories from the Minister of Health, Provincial Health Officer, and the BC Centre for Disease Control in our response to the state of emergency prompted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we pray for the brave women and men providing essential services in our community, we are taking the following actions at 4000 West 11th Avenue:

  1. The Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship has suspended worship services in the chapel until further notice.
  2. Signs have been posted in and around the Menno Simons Centre, reminding residents and guests to wash their hands, not to touch their faces, keep their distance, and stay home & seek help if sick.
  3. Additional paid daily cleaning duties have been instituted.
  4. Monthly community meals normally open to alumni and friends have been suspended, and the weekly gatherings for residents in the building are limited to 26 or fewer people.
  5. Residents and the Residence Coordinators are caring for each other, providing emotional and spiritual support during this time of stress and uncertainty as university classes and social activities have all been cancelled. If any resident exhibits symptoms that indicate a potential for COVID-19 infection, all appropriate medical protocols will be followed.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Menno Farewell – Alumni Event on Sat. Mar. 14 @ 2pm

by Webmaster on February 22, 2020

The Menno Simons Centre has been sold in order to raise capital for a new building on the corner of University Boulevard and Chancellor, across the street from UBC and Regent College.  Although the Menno Simons Centre will not be accepting applications for this summer and fall, we will still be networking with students on and off campus.  The envisioned new ‘Menno Hall’ should be able to accommodate three times as many students as our present Centre. Further news will be posted on this site and our new one at mennohall.ca.

Farewell to Menno

Join us on Saturday, March 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 4000 West 11th Avenue as we celebrate the legacy of the Menno Simons Centre, and say farewell to the building that has housed our ministry for over 34 years!

We will be looking back on fond memories with alumni, church members, and supporters as we leave this building in May 2020 to embark on a new project on UBC campus. Refreshments will be provided as we join the extended Menno Simons Centre community for worship and sharing.

You can RSVP to this March 14, 2020 event and connect with us on our Menno Simons Centre Facebook Page.

If you are unable to attend but would like to share memories or photographs, please send us a message.

 

Abendmusik Lenten Vespers – 2020

February 13, 2020

Please join the Abendmusik Vesper Choir at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of Choral Music for the Lenten season. See maps and links to driving directions on the “Hear us sing” page. Saturday, March 7, 2020, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC Sunday, March 8, 2020, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 […]

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Abendmusik Advent Vespers – 2019

October 31, 2019

Please join the Abendmusik Vesper Choir at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of Choral Music for the Advent Season season. See maps and links to driving directions on the “Hear us sing” page. Saturday, December 7, 2019, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC Sunday, December 8, 2019, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, […]

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Resident Coordinator Update

June 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the RC Search Committee’s selected candidates have been approved by the PCDA Board to continue our ministry at the Menno Simons Centre as follows: Adam & Bethany Parsons are confirmed as our next Residence Coordinators, starting Monday, August 19th after they move into the MSC Coordinator’s Suite on the […]

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Transition timing set: May 31, 2020

May 31, 2019

At an Extraordinary General Meeting on May 6, 2019, the PCDA approved the sale of the Menno Simons Centre to a local company, including a lease-back through May 31, 2020. Until then, our programs at the MSC will continue as usual, and the Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship will continue to meet in our chapel until […]

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Alumni & Supporters BBQ – Sat. June 1st @ 6pm

May 26, 2019

You are all invited to join us for the Alumni Summer BBQ this coming Saturday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Menno Simons Centre. Meat and veggie burgers will be provided, along with some sides, but if you have a salad or dessert dish that you could bring to share, that would be appreciated. […]

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Abendmusik Lenten Vespers – 2019

February 3, 2019

Please join the Abendmusik Vesper Choir at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of Choral Music for the Lenten Season season. See maps and links to driving directions on the “Hear us sing” page. Saturday, March 9, 2019, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC Sunday, March 10, 2019, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 […]

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Relocating our ministry to the UEL

November 17, 2018

At our Annual General Meeting on October 1, 2018, the PCDA has decided to sell the Menno Simons Centre (MSC) by the middle of next year in order to pay off our debt on the Bernice Gerard Ministry House (a.k.a. the G House). If you know of an organization that may be interested in purchasing […]

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Abendmusik Advent Vespers – December 2018

October 21, 2018

Please join the Abendmusik Vesper Choir at 7:30 p.m. for an hour of Choral Music for the Advent Season season. See maps and links to driving directions on the “Hear us sing” page. Saturday, December 1, 2018, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC Sunday, December 2, 2018, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 […]

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