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State of the City

Waterloo Mayor Dorothy McCabe will present her thoughts about Waterloo's challenges, opportunities and ambitions on Thursday, May 2 from 7am - 9 am at an event at Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University.  This is a fundraiser by Rotary Waterloo with proceeds going to SHOW, Supportive Housing of Waterloo.  Besides wanting to support raising funds for SHOW, you may want to attend in support of one of our members at First who we know is very involved with SHOW and will be honoured at the event.  Tickets can be purchased at

oneROOF Youth Service

oneROOF Youth Services is once again hosting our annual National Youth week event and we need your help spreading the word!

Youth Week is a collection of events in support of oneROOF Youth Services, spanning the first week of May each year. Throughout the week, the young people who access oneROOF Youth Services have the opportunity to participate in a variety of unique programming, from special meal days to friendly games and sports tournaments. Learn more about Youth Week, here.

Each year, we close out Youth Week with a grand fundraising event, open to the public. You are welcome to attend our FREE Night Market & Concert, happening Friday, May 10th, 2024 6:00pm - 10:00pm. This fundraising event offers us the opportunity to connect with and support local businesses and artists while raising funds and awareness for oneROOF Youth Services.

oneROOF Youth Services is committed to providing for the safety, support and overall well-being of youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, ages 12-25, in Waterloo Region. Learn more:

See the attached flier

Grand Philharmonic Choir

presents "Music for A Changing Earth" Sat. April 27, 7:30 p.m. at St Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener

With Musicians of the K-W Symphony. Mark Vuorinen, conductor.

Evocative works by Palestrina, Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, and Katerina Gimon will focus on our precious planet.

Tickets $36 ($21 for under 30s and students, $11 for high school and younger) at the door or from Centre In The Square box office, 519-578-1570



Saturday, May 4, 7:30pm (St Matthews Lutheran, Kitchener) and Sunday, May 5,

3:00pm (Wallenstein Bible Chapel): Menno Singers with Artistic Director Brandon Leis joins voices with the Heart Cry Ensemble to present 'My God is a Rock - Songs to Celebrate God's Faithfulness.' Tickets $20, Child/Student $5 at or at the door.


The KW Symphony Players Association

presents "Young Brilliance", featuring pianist Murasaki Matsutani, conducted by Andrei Feher. Saturday May 11th at 7:30, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. For tickets, visit SAVETHEKWS.CA

 Westminster United Church (543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo)
Saturday, April 27 beginning at 7:00 pm for our fundraising concert with
Rescue Junction. 

Free will offering to attend the concert.  There will be a social reception after the concert, and a raffle for some excellent prizes!

Rescue Junction is an award-winning Canadian bluegrass band based in Ontario that has been travelling and singing together since 2009. Originally comprised of brother and sister, Kyle & Kaitlyn Gerber on mandolin and guitar respectively, the band has grown to include Roger Martin on banjo, Dallas Roth on upright bass and Nick Huber on dobro. Rescue Junction combines a plethora of musical tastes with their passion for bluegrass resulting in a unique, refreshing style. From gospel quartet numbers to traditional and contemporary bluegrass to original songs, audiences can expect an exhilarating time with the band.


Sunday, April 28, 2024, 4 p.m. Bach, Cantata 9, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her Homilius, Unser Vater 

  • Elizabeth Lepock, soprano 
  • Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo-soprano Bud Roach, tenor 
  • Ben Wallace, baritone 
  • Kenneth Hull, conductor 

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church 23 Water St. North, Kitchener, Ontario 

Free admission 

Donations requested

Worship with Taize songs, Scripture and Silence

There will be two Taize services this spring!  Please mark your calendars and share the following information with your friends and faith communities:

  1. Sunday, April 28th, 2024 at Sterling Avenue Mennonite Church (57 Sterling Ave North) at 7 PM.
  2. Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Lincoln Road Chapel (145 Lincoln Road, Waterloo) at 7 PM.

Please see these additional Taize resources:

Check out our KW Taize's Facebook page or
Weekly services are posted on Taize's Youtube page
Daily audio from Taize and more can be found on Taize's website

Cedar Hill United Church

"An Enduring Legacy, A Beacon of Hope"

Cedar Hill was formed as an amalgamation of First United Church, Cambridge and St. John's On the Hill in 2017

To mark the 200th Anniversary of First United, Cambridge, there is a celebratory concert on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Cedar Hill United Church is at 241 Cedar Street, Cambridge, ON


April DaCapo Chamber Choir Concert


Tickets available online until 4hrs before the performance, or at the door (cash only).

Saturday April 20th, 7:30pm and Sunday April 21st, 3pm

Trillium Lutheran Church, Waterloo

This April, long-time friends of the choir - mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo and pianist Catherine Robertson - will join us for our season-ending concert.

The concert explores many types of "dualities" - birth/death, spring/fall, love/hate, childhood/old age. The program also contains a mix of old and new repertoire - including 5 selections that are brand new for the choir.


  • Spring & Fall to a Young Child ~ Tawnie Olson
  • From The Ninth Elegy ~ Elizabeth Knudson
  • Earth My Song ~ Kirke Mechem
  • You Speak Violets ~ Nicholas Ryan Kelly
  • I had no time to hate ~ Gerda Blok-Wilson
  • A Heart in Hiding ~ Gwyneth Walker
  • Lead Us Home ~ Matthew Emery

Ticket prices:

Adults $30 | Seniors (65+) $25 | Post Secondary Students $15 |

Youth & Children (18 & under) $5


Conrad Grebel University College is accepting student residence applications for the 2024/25 academic year. Grebel is an enthusiastic residence community that houses University of Waterloo students on the UWaterloo campus. Students in any year of study are welcome. Learn about rooms, spaces, food, fees, and important dates at .

The Annual Spirituality and Aging Seminar will take place on Friday, June 21st in-person and virtually at Conrad Grebel University College. Rev. Dr. Mark Roberts presents "From Problems to Possibilities: Faith Communities enabling those in the third third of life to flourish." This seminar challenges the narratives about elders in communities, churches, and society at large; exploring the role churches can play in empowering older adults. Visit for registration information. Professionals, practitioners, and all interested are welcome.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp is a place where youth in grade 6-12 develop and enrich relationships, faith, musicality, and leadership in a fun and supportive summer camp environment. Hosted at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, August 11 to 23, 2024. Register by April 12 for early-bird camp fees