Rosie Perera has collected and edited many tracks of our congregational singing from Hymnal: A Worship Book, Sing the Journey, and other sources using our worship service CD recordings. It is available here.
The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches will hold its National Assembly on June 5-6, 2020. The video reports and all of the Annual General Meeting materials are available at mennonitebrethren.ca/2020agm to view or download. For your reading convenience, you can temporarily download our own copy of a single PDF (CCMBC-2020-AGM-booklet – 151 pages) containing all reports, but the official documents should be referred to directly from the CCMBC’s site.
The Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in British Columbia held its annual general meeting on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The BCMB Report Booklet was available for all to view, and a change in the bylaws proposed was held in abeyance due partly to lack of proper notice, but also to permit further discussions on the import of the proposed changes. A further meeting will be held in November 2020 to forward the discussion about changes to the bylaws, in particular requirements that member churches be led by a credentialled pastor, that congregations who have joined other denominations are deemed to have automatically withdrawn, and that congregations accept and use as guidance the Common Understandings document in a place of primacy alongside the Confession of Faith.
The MCBC 2020 AGM (Saturday, February 29th) and LEAD Conference (Friday, February 28th) were held at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church (32860 Cherry Avenue, Mission). The LEAD conference (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) featured several workshops on various mental health issues found in the church and how churches can best deal with them. Speakers featured included Sue Nickel and Daniel Whitehead (Sanctuary Ministries) both of whom have been speakers at PGIMF. The report book is available from the MCBC website or you can download it directly here.
For 4th Advent on Sunday, December 22, 2019 we have a video of Rosie’s artwork slideshow, accompanied by the 5 scripture readings, 5 violin interludes, and the choir singing as if it was a closing song: PGIMF-2019-12-22-4thAdvent.mov (streaming 720p movie, 20 minutes). If you prefer to only listen to the audio, the full 22-minute soundtrack is 2019-12-22-fourth-advent.mp3 as well. Neither the video nor the audio can be posted on our service record due to the complexities of getting copyright clearance.
2019 PGIMF Coffee House was a simple event to celebrate the many talents at PGIMF. With various acts from poetry reading, musical performances, to story readings, everyone enjoyed an evening full of talented acts. See the videos of some of the performances on Google Drive