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Saturday, November 4, 2023 – An educational session to learn about Hospice Waterloo Region Programs and Services for you. LGBTQ+ and Allies Potluck.

Where:  Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St E, Waterloo

Time: Meet at 6, Eat at 6:30

Bring:  your own meal, or food to share

RSVP: to Liz at

Free-will offering accepted

The local Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers for Grandmothers group, called OMAS SISKONA, is hosting a fundraising event on Sunday November 12th at Parkminster United Church from 1:30 to 4:30, featuring gift baskets, crafts, baked goods, artisan market, books, games, puzzles, tea room, as well as face painting for kids and their own room to shop.  Start your Christmas shopping early and support our African grandmothers.

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 7:00 pm - Book Discussion with author Clarence Cachagee

Join Clarence Cachagee and a group of up to 12 to discuss Cachagee’s memoir, North Wind Man. Clarence originates from Chapleau Cree First Nation and calls Waterloo Region home. He is a helper, visionary, and Indigenous Community Educator, who founded Crow Shield Lodge, a place for land-based Indigenous and settler healing and reconciliation.

North Wind Man is a story of Clarence’s lifelong journey and path to becoming a helper. It is co-authored by Seth Ratzlaff, an emerging writer of Mennonite heritage who explores the intersection of storytelling and peace.

How to get the book:

Borrow from KPL and WPLn buy from Crow Shield Lodge or Wordsworth Books, or contact Shirley Irish for one of the 4 books she has available to borrow.

Location: The home of Jeanne Foster, 93 Maplewood Place, Kitchener. If this interests you please call, text or e-mail Shirley Irish of First United Church, 519 884-8030, The first 12 people to sign up will enjoy this opportunity.

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3pm. Menno Singers and Mennonite Mass Choir present Handel's Messiah  with artistic director Brandon Leis, a 230 voice choir, soloists Bethany Hörst (soprano), Jennifer Enns Modolo (mezzo soprano), Owen McCausland (tenor) and Nathan Keoughan (baritone) along with orchestra members of the former KW Symphony. Tickets are on sale now at the Centre in the Square Box Office.  <>

Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo:

Interested in pastoral training? Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo offers a two-year Master of Theological Studies degree for people from a range of academic backgrounds. Integrate academic study and practical internships to prepare for a pastoral role in congregations, chaplaincy in hospitals, prisons, or elder care facilities, or social service work in varied settings. Full-time Canadian/permanent resident MTS students are eligible for full tuition scholarships. Learn more at

What is the role of the Church in secular society? How do we bring diverse views together? How does leadership change something in motion? Can you renew without change? These questions and more will be addressed at a four-day online workshop on “Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal,” offered by Conrad Grebel University College’s certificate program in Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership. January 23-26, 2024. Register today:

High School Students! Are you thinking of attending the University of Waterloo? On Saturday, November 25 from 10-5, attend the UWaterloo Open House and stop by the Conrad Grebel University College residence, right on the UWaterloo campus. Learn about the supportive residence environment that this small and vibrant faith-based community can provide for students studying in any faculty or program at UWaterloo.

Build a purposeful career with the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. Connect theory, analysis, reflection, and practice to advance nonviolent peacebuilding and community-led change in a rigorous course-based professional degree program. For more information, visit  or register for an upcoming information session.