Community Wide Events


Oct. 17 to Dec. 5th (Tuesdays) – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Calm in the Storm: Stress management for students: Learn mindfulness skills to help with acknowledging & living with stress, feeling out of control, suffering & anxiety, multitasking. For high-school aged youth. To register contact Shalom Counselling @ See poster on board or talk to a youth leader.

Nov. 22 (Wed) – 4 to 6 pm – MennoHomes is hosting an Open House of our recently completed housing project in Elmira at 7 Memorial Ave. Join us at The Foundry.

Nov. 23 (Thurs) – 4:30 pm- Walking with Our Sisters Six Nations is a commemorative art installation to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit People. Join us on a tour of the exhibit at Conrad Grebel College.

Nov. 24 & 25 – 8 pm – Journey to Bethlehem – St. James Ev. Lutheran Church, Perth East, invite everyone to attend a nativity re-creation with live farm animals in the church’s red shed. Refreshments to follow. See poster on bulletin board for more info.


Nov. 25 (Sat) – 7 pm – MennoHomes Fall Concert and AGM featuring Inshallah Ensemble Choir, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener.  Everyone welcome! For more information visit

Nov. 26 (Sun) – 6 pm – Theatre of the Beat at the Huether Hotel’s Jazz Room in Waterloo – an intimate fundraiser for a new van to keep the troupe on the road. Entertainment includes No Discernible Key, Dan Root, Theatre of the Beat and a Silent Auction.   $20 Tickets include entry and appetizers. For details and ticket purchases go to

Nov. 26 (Sun) – 2:30 p.m. at  Detweiler Meeting House, 3445 Roseville Road, Roseville. Fifth Annual Welcoming Advent, featuring the music of Lifted Voices from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Some of the music will have a particular Advent theme. More information: Sam Steiner, 519-884-1040.

Dec. 1 (Fri) – 7:30 pm – Don’t miss the Grebel Chamber Choir’s term-end concert, Rejoice in the Lamb, set to the peculiar poetry of Christopher Smart. The concert will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church.

Dec. 2 (Sat) – 10 am- The Peace Society’s Make-a-Difference Market is back, featuring local and fair-trade vendors, food, and festive music. Location: Conrad Grebel College.

Dec. 2 (Sat) – 2 pm & 7 pm – The Teen Challenge Men’s & Women’s Choir Concert – Home for Christmas at Cedar Creek Community Church, Cambridge.

Dec. 3 (Sun) – 3 pm – Three Choirs at Christmas – Join Menno Singers, Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir, and Menno Youth Singers at “Come Emmanuel,” at St John’s Lutheran Church (22 Willow St, Waterloo). Tickets are available from choristers, at the door and online at

Dec. 3 (Sun) – 3 pm – Jubilation Male Chorus – Christmas Benefit Concert at W-K United Mennonite Church. Robert L. Shantz – director. Freewill offering in support of Ray of Hope Inc. Bring your family and friends for a great afternoon of music.

Dec. 8 (Fri) – 7:30 pm – Laugh and Celebrate Christmas with Phil Callaway at Maple View Mennonite Church. Phil’s unique storytelling and humour presents listeners with the hope of Jesus. Tickets are $10, available by contacting the church office (519-656-2946).

Dec. 9 (Sat) – 7:30 pm – Handel’s Messiah at Centre in the Square – The Grand Philharmonic Choirs and  KW Symphony with guest soloists: Jacqueline Woodley, Soprano; Marjorie Maltais, Mezzo-Soprano; Andrew Haji, Tenor; Russel Braun, Baritone. Along with the timeless beauty of Handel’s music, we will project breathtaking, hand-crafted images from the Saint John Bible. Tickets: 519 578 1570

Dec. 10 (Sun) – 7 pm – John B. Miller and Friends – Songs of Advent and the Birth of Jesus. Spend an hour breathing in the hope of Jesus through music. Location: Shantz Mennonite Church. All are welcome.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: The Canadian government will match donations designated for the Rohingya refugee crisis until November 28. Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund:

A Century of Relief, Development and Peace in the name of Christ – MCC will be turning 100 in 2020 and we want to celebrate! We hope to bring together a small group of our supporters to lead our birthday celebration. Do you have ideas for celebrations? Are interested in joining the centennial team or have suggestions of others to join the team? Contact Sheryl Bruggeling at 519-745-8458 ext 265 or

Volunteers Needed in Kitchener – MCC’s Material Resources and Building Maintenance departments are looking for up to three volunteers each to assist on a weekly basis at our 50 Kent offices. For more info about volunteering in Material Resources, please contact Carolyn Gray at 519-745-8458 ext 234 or go to and for more info about volunteering in our Building Maintenance department, please contact Bob Lebold at 519-745-8458 ext 224 or go to