We are looking to hire an Anabaptist Interim Ministry Coordinator to provide hands-on leadership and support to the Board of the PCDA during the gap year(s) between the end of our work at 4000 West 11th Avenue and the opening of our new “Menno Hall” project at the UBC Gateway (corner of Wesbrook & University Blvd). This quarter-time position will help us with our social media presence, special events, and networking with UBC campus ministries.

For details and how to apply, see our job posting at pcda.bc.ca/anabaptist-interim-ministry-coordinator-2020-job

 

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

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 […]

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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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