Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice
The vision that fuelled the MCC Centre project was a desire to provide space for continued growth of resources which, in turn, supports MCC work locally and around the world. MCC is also committed to building relationships with churches, businesses, partners, as well as neighbours and the MCC Centre is designed to help build and strengthen these relationships. MCC Centre is the location for its administrative offices, a Material Resource Centre as well as home to a Thrift Shop, a Ten Thousand Villages store as well as Common Place Café. Many volunteer opportunities are available at the MCC Centre from quilting, assisting in one of the onsite stores, to assembling aid kits.
What is MCC Centre?
Throughout its history, MCC has responded to people in need both locally and abroad. Motivated by Christ’s example to care for those who are hungry, thirsty, homeless or sick, MCC has worked to alleviate suffering by responding with compassion. The MCC Centre will provide space for a MCC Thrift Shop, MCC BC administrative offices, local program offices, Material Resource Centre, a Ten Thousand Villages and more.
But it’s not a building that does this work. The building is simply a tool. It is the people who inhabit the building, who seek a compassionate response to issues of poverty, injustice or disaster – these are the ones making a difference. These are the people whose legacy we are building on as we move forward with a new structure that will enable us to expand and increase our capacity to respond to need.