Chapel and Community Supper

A shadowed goblet at dish in front of Grebel blue and green stained glass
Students gathered at large table eating and talking at Grebel Community Supper

Each Wednesday, students, faculty & staff gather for Chapel and Community Supper.

CHAPEL | 4:30pm

Grebels chapel progam exists to nurture and support students in their faith journey while at university. There is one weekly chapel service and many informal opportunities to connect. While chapel services reflect the faith and values of the Mennonite tradition, a wide variety of faith backgrounds are welcome in our gatherings.

The Visiting Chaplain, Chip Bender, leads a student Chapel Team in planning the weekly service. The Chapel Choir usually accompanies the Wednesday service in Fall and Winter. This service is open to all. If you would like to be on the Chapel team, contact Chip!


Community supper is a one-hour weekly dinner on Wednesdays that is central to community life at Grebel. It is a time for residents, associates, faculty, and staff to gather for delicious food, announcements about upcoming events, and a short program that varies from week to week. Students are expected to put this time into their calendar and attend each week. If you have a schedule conflict, email

January 10

No small talk with Marcus Shantz and Kayla Burmaster

January 17

Student Council elections for winter 2024 with Kayla Burmaster

January 24

Stories in need of protagonists with Johnny Wideman from Fraser Lake Camp

January 31

30 years later: reflections on how Grebel shaped my life across five countries and several careerswith Grebel alumnus Ian Stokes-Rees

February 7

Living together in peace, friendship, and respect with University of Waterloo’s Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Elder Myeengun Henry

February 14

Importance of recognizing Black History Monthwith Greg Campbell, Black Studies Instructor at the University of Waterloo

February 21

Reading Week, no community supper

February 28

Music as a source of relational learning with Grebel alumna and current MTS student Mykayla Turner

March 6

Climate action for peace with Mennonite Central Committee Ontario staff person Ken Ogasawara

March 13

Poverty in the Waterloo Regionwith House of Friendship family outreach worker Marjorie Ann Knight

March 20

Student Council President 2024-25 electionswith Kayla Burmaster

March 27

Student Council elections for fall 2024 with new Student Council President

April 3

Graduating student reflections

April 9

Term-end banquet