Abendmusik Advent 2021

by mennosimons on October 21, 2021

Abendmusik Vesper Choir Logo

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). Donations will be gratefully accepted in support of the Menno Hall project, our new student residence to be constructed at the gateway of UBC in the University Endowment Lands.

NOTE: there will be no service in Abbotsford this time, but we look forward to being back at both locations for Lent in March.

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

by mennosimons on 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, or (if you want to vote on motions) pay the annual membership dues (in which case we will follow up with the Zoom instructions as well).

Jan 20 Webinar: Anabaptists on Campus

January 6, 2021

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

September 24, 2020

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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Introducing Joshua Kuepfer, AIMC

August 30, 2020

The PCDA is pleased to introduce Joshua Kuepfer as our Anabaptist Interim Ministry Coordinator (AIMC). He is an alumnus of the Menno Simons Centre and has experienced living in other Christian communities such as A Rocha and with MCC in Uganda. On a part-time basis, Joshua will be working under the direction of our Campus […]

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[FILLED] Job opportunity: Anabaptist Interim Ministry Coordinator

June 25, 2020

[POSITION FILLED AS OF JUNE 21. The selected candidate will start on Sept. 1, 2020. An introduction announcement will be made here shortly before that date]  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 […]

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

June 5, 2020

And so, the finale … This newsletter comes as the final chapter closes on the Menno Simons Centre as we know it. And what an interesting finale it has been! Although the ending to the year was not what anyone expected or planned, the community flourished through difficult times. Read our 15th issue for a […]

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COVID-19 response

March 22, 2020

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, […]

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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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