Community Wide Events


Jan 14 – Feb. 25 – The Marriage Course is a video-based curriculum designed to help couples whether they have a great marriage or a struggling marriage. It is being offered on Sunday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm at the New Hamburg Community Centre. Each ‘date night’ includes a catered dinner, the Marriage Course video, and time to talk individually with one’s spouse. Couples can sign up at


Jan. 25 ( Thurs) 12 pm – Stories from Jordan: A Lunch and Listen at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener. Hear stories from Carolyn Gray, MCCO Material Resources Coordinator, about MCC’s peacebuilding, relief and development work in Jordan. Go to for more info or to watch live.

Jan. 27 (Sat) – 9 am – 3:30 pm – Reading the Bible as a Community of Learners…. and Teachers with Derek Suderman @ Tavistock Mennonite Church, 131 Wettlaufer Street. Register for the morning and you will experience a dynamic and interactive Bible study. The afternoon workshop is designed for current (and future) Bible study leaders such as Sunday School teachers, pastors, and youth mentors who want to reflect on the HOW of Bible study.

Jan. 30 (Tues) 1:30 to 3 pm – The Kitchen Table – A place for seniors to find support and encouragement with afternoon tea and coffee. Topic: Resiliance in the midst of the challenges. Wilmot Mennonite Church, 2995 Bleams Rd. New Hamburg. No cost.

Jan. 30 (Tues) 7 pm – Prayer in the Park – Information and prayer night at Trinity EMC (330 Conservation Drive in Waterloo)

Feb. 9 –10 – The Mennonite Disaster Service All-Unit Meeting is being hosted by Region 5 (Canada) in Winkler, MB. This event is open to all who are interested in the work of MDS. For more info or to register see our website or call our Winnipeg office at 1-866-261-1274. Registration deadline is February 2.

Feb. 9 – 11 – Women’s Retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp:  Enjoy relaxing in the new sauna, a massage, reading a book by the fire, snowshoeing or skiing through the woods, stargazing on a horse drawn sleigh ride and savouring exceptional food. Resource person is Tanya Dyck Steinmann. For more info or call 519-422-3200.

Feb. 10 (Sat) 9 am –12:30 pm – Worship Come to its Senses @ Waterloo North Mennonite Church with Don Sailers. In this workshop we will explore songs, texts, and a combination of verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate our worship.

Feb. 10 (Sat) 9 am to 3 pm – YOU can feed hungry neighbours in 2018 by participating in House of Friendship’s (HOF) February Potato Blitz. Volunteers are needed to collect donations of cash and spuds at area grocery stores. Please sign up no later than Tues., Feb. 5. For more info contact Dawn at: or 519-742-8327 x 119.

Feb. 14 (Wed) 11:30 am to 1 pm – Lenton Service and Lunch at Steinmann Mennonite Church,1316 Snyders Rd W, Baden

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Fabric Cutters Needed: We are in need of individuals willing to cut the fabric squares used in the comforters produced in our Kitchener workroom to be sent overseas. Get more info by calling Wendy Cotter (519-745-8458 ext 248) or at

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp – Registration opens February 1 for Summer 2018 with programming available for campers ages 6-16 years including Mini Camp, Teen Camp, Leadership Programs, Outtrips and much more.  Space is limited so be sure to register early.  Campership Funds (subsidies) are available. For more information, please visit or contact the camp office  or 519-422-1401.

 Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp & Retreat Centre is seeking someone to serve in a part time year-round housekeeping staff position. This position is for approximately 10 – 18 hours/week with a January start date. You can view a job description at: For more information contact Campbell Nisbet at or phone 519-625-8602.