Introducing Menno Hall

by mennosimons on June 9, 2022

Introducing Menno Hall
Menno Hall will be a vibrant, distinct and connected community that will build on history, support change, and provide a positive new addition to the UEL. Visit the new website at If you want to see Menno Hall become reality, please let the UEL Manager know at before the submission deadline of 4:00 p.m. on Wed. June 15. Be sure to include your name and mailing address when you express your support for our rezoning application.

Rezoning signIt’s been two years since the Menno Simons Centre closed, and we are now very excited to share our vision for a new Menno Hall student residence project at the gateway of UBC in the University Endowment Lands (UEL) since our rezoning application has been accepted.

Register with Zoom to join us for an Information Session at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The agenda will be:

  • Presentation of some of the architectural materials that will be on display at the Public Open House event being scheduled for the beginning of June
  • Q&A time with the project development team.

The UEL’s public consultation period will run from mid-May through mid-June, so we want to inform you about what we’re proposing and how you can help.

Video of Lent Abendmusik Vespers 2022 in Vancouver

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Watch the 1-hour recording of the live stream from our Lenten Abendmusik Vespers service held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in St. Philip’s Anglican Church. You can follow along by reading the programme handout (PDF). NOTE: you don’t have to join Facebook to watch the video; you may have to un-mute the video to hear […]

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Abendmusik Lent Vespers 2022

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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, April 2 in Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC (map) Sunday, April 3 in St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 West […]

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Video of Advent 2021 Abendmusik Vespers in Vancouver

December 8, 2021

Watch the 49-minute recording of the live stream from our Advent Abendusik Vespers service held on  Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm in St. Philip’s Anglican Church. You can follow along by reading the program handout (19-page PDF). We very much appreciate it when you donate to the PCDA to support the choir and Menno Hall, […]

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Abendmusik Advent 2021

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Join us in Vancouver on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm in St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 West 27th Avenue, Vancouver, BC (map for directions) or watch the Livestream online (on Facebook, but no account required) and follow along by downloading program handout (19-page PDF). Donations will be gratefully accepted in support of the Menno Hall […]

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2021 AGM on Zoom Tue. Oct. 12 @ 7pm

October 1, 2021

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pacific Centre for Discipleship Association (PCDA) will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, October 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to participate in the governance of our society. To receive the Zoom meeting connection details by e-mail, please fill out the contact form to attend as a guest, […]

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Jan 20 Webinar: Anabaptists on Campus

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We’re hosting a webinar anticipating the new residence in development on UBC campus.  Join us to explore questions like: What distinguishes an Anabaptist heritage and ethic today? How do Anabaptists view the intersection of faith and study? How do Anabaptist values inform campus ministry? How can an Anabaptist student residence serve the campus? Who is […]

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Abendmusik Advent 2020

December 5, 2020

The Abendmusik Vesper Choir is pleased to share the recording of our 2020 Advent worship service: Listen to the 23-minute MP3 audio file Read the prayers and lyrics by viewing the 6-page PDF of the program hand-out as you listen. While our pre-COVID choir normally consists of 24 singers, we had 9 masked singers and a […]

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‘Home Together’ book by Thomas Bergen

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We are pleased to announce the release of Home Together: Student Ministry at the Menno Simons Centre! Written by Thomas Bergen (a former Residence Coordinator), this book gives a compelling account of how the Menno Simons Centre engaged emerging adults in a community of discipleship and belonging for over thirty years. The book is eligible […]

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