Resident Coordinator Update

by Webmaster on 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:

  1. 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 preceding weekend.
  2. Thomas Bergen is providing continuity, as our half-time Remote Residence Coordinator for the two months of mid-June through mid-August, supervising the Interim On-Site RCs (Chloe & Madeline – see below), and keeping up with all scheduling, communications and other coordination tasks, plus transitional Q&A time to help the new Coordinators settle in.
  3. Two of the summer Residence Assistants (RAs) have been hired as Interim On-Site Residence Coordinators for additional paid work, under the supervision of the Remote Residence Coordinator (Thomas):
    a) Chloe Derrenbacker until July 24
    b) Madeline Sawatzky until August 18

Our contact form and office phone number all remain in use as usual.

Transition timing set: May 31, 2020

by Webmaster on May 31, 2019

Menno Simons Centre sold real estate sign by CBRE Vancouver

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 they find a new gathering place. The new owner will be making plans for renovations in the building, with further news to follow. We are very grateful to our realtors at CBRE for finding good hands for our property to be sold to! Now we can move forward with financial certainty on our plans to relocate and expand our ministry at our UEL site, in partnership with the MCC Legacy Trust.

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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Why apply to live at Menno? Watch our promo video!

May 1, 2018

We are now accepting applications for Summer (May 2018-August 2018) and Fall/Winter (Sept. 2018 – April 2019). Watch our 5-minute introductory video about the Menno Simons Centre, featuring interviews with the Residence Coordinators as well as former residents. You’ll also hear from a Residence Assistant (RA) about what makes our student residence near UBC so special […]

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Abendmusik Lent Vespers – March 2018

February 8, 2018

Please join us 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 10, 2018, 7:30 pm, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC Sunday, March 11, 2018, 7:30 pm, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 […]

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Emerging Adulthood mini-conference – Sat. Jan. 20, 2018

December 18, 2017

Join us on Saturday, January 20th for a talk by Gil Dueck (Academic Dean of Columbia Bible College) followed by panel & group discussions to explore a variety of topics related to Christian ministry with emerging adults. Free Registration: sign up using Eventbrite (we need to know how many are coming) Who should attend:  Anyone interested […]

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Abendmusik Advent Vespers – December 2017

October 4, 2017

Please join us 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 9, 2017, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC Sunday, December 10, 2017, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 West 27th Avenue, […]

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