Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship – Vancouver, BC
Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship fonds
Dates of Creation
2 cm of textual records
The Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship congregation in Vancouver, British Columbia, began in 1986 as the Pacific Centre for Discipleship Association for the purpose of operating the Menno Simons Centre. A number of these University students decided to start the Point Grey Fellowship (PGF) at the same time. The church was officially organized in 1987. In 1993, the congregation decided to distinguish itself as a Mennonite congregation but also to embrace its dual-affiliation status by changing its name to the Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship (PGIMF). Founding members included Ema Friesen, Henry and Hilda Hildebrand, Ed and Heide Hintz.
The congregation maintained dual membership in the Mennonite Brethren (since 1987) and Mennonite Church Canada (since 1992) denominations until 2022 when the congregation decided to leave the Mennonite Brethren Conference.
In 1995, there were 49 members, in 2000, there were 54, and in 2022, there were 67.
Congregational coordinator, Janice Kreider, served in 2002 as a congregational leader. The church does not have paid pastoral staff. They rely on volunteer worship coordinators and a pastoral care committee; worship is in English.
Leaders of the congregation include the following: Henry Hildebrand, Palmer Becker (1988–1990), John Friesen, Karen Peters, Andres Pekovich, Edward Kehler, Herb Reesor.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of bulletins, a church directory, and brief histories.
It is unclear when this material came to the archives.
- Location: Volume 403.
- Description by Shauna Hudson, July 16, 2004. Edited by Sheralyn Heinrichs, August 17, 2005; updated by Jon Isaak, February 2021.
- No restrictions on access.
- Finding aid consist of a file list.
1. Historical sketch of PGIMF on GAMEO in 2007 (www.gameo.org), FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) from the PGIMF church website (2007), and Evan Kreider's article in Roots and Branches (February 2014). -- 2007, 2014.
2. Directory. -- 1987.
3. Bulletins. -- 1994.
4. Bulletins. -- 1995.