News & Events

Jan
26
Sun
Potluck Lunch + Congregational Meeting @ PGIMF
Jan 26 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Please stay after the service for our potluck lunch and attend the congregational meeting where the business of the church will be transacted.  Members and regular attenders all welcome.

Feb
7
Fri
Reconciliation Workshop @ Peace Church on 52nd
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm

If Canada is a settler colonial society, how does that shape discipleship?  If dispossession is the fundamental injustice that needs repair, what Biblical resources do we have to address it?

The Cost of Colonialism: the Joy of Jubilee

February 7-9, 2020

Friday: 7pm – 9pm | Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Peace Church on 52nd, 659 East 52nd Ave, Vancouver, B.C.

Join Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite Church Canada’s direct of Indigenous – Settler Relations for 1-1/2 days of courageous conversation as we contemplate the practice of Jubilee.  No cost, food provided everyone welcome.  To confirm your presence, please email Lucia Eitzen at lucia.eitzen@gmail.com.  for schedule and details, see www.tinyurl.com/JoyofJubilee

Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Monthly Meeting (Quakers) Reconciliation Committee & Mennonite Church BC’s Indigenous Relations Working Group

Mar
14
Sat
Farewell to Menno Simons Centre Alumni event @ Menno Simons Centre
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Together with the Menno Simons Centre Alumni Committee, the PGIMF Social Committee is coordinating an informal afternoon celebration and tea on March 14th, 2020 to remember the many faces who have passed through the doors of the Menno Simons Centre as student residents, as residence coordinators, and a church attenders and members.

With a brief time of worship and singing, there will be some remembrances of the many residence coordinators, time for stories and speeches, a memory board or wall, and a public time to recognize the key people who envisioned the Menno Simons Cnetre and kept it going for so many years.

For more information, contact Nimaya on the MSC Alumni Committee or Diane or Chan on the PGIMF Social Comittee

Apr
21
Tue
MCBC Vancouver Pastors’ Lunch @ Menno Simons Centre
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

We are hosting the Mennonite Church British Columbia (MCBC) Vancouver-area pastors’ lunch in the dining room of the Menno Simons Centre at 4000 West 11th Avenue on Tuesday, April 21st from noon to 1:30pm.

MSC dining room table

Photo by Jaime Lauren for the MSC

 


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Good News

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