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 Chaplain, Jessie Reesor Rempel, 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 Jessie!


Date

Theme

Speaker

Sept. 14

Wild Hope Theme Intro

Jessie RR

Sept. 21

Faith, Climate, Justice

Faith, Climate, Justice WR

Sept. 28

A Hopeful Global Communion

Jessie RR

Oct. 5

Grebel Green Team

Dorothy Isaac and Student Rep

Oct. 12

READING WEEK

 

Oct. 19

Jesus and (Food) Justice

Jessie RR

Oct. 26

Natural Resources:

How do we stay hopeful when the current state of the world leads us to despair?

Rev. Peter Boullatta (Shalom Counselling)

Nov. 2

Creation and Creativity

Jessie RR

Nov. 9

Hope Through History

Dr. David Neufeld

Nov. 16

Lament and Active Hope

Rev. Michiko Bown-Kai

Nov. 23

Advent Longing for Hope

Jessie RR

Nov. 30

Music and Hopeful Activism

Laura Enns

Dec. 7

Lessons and Carols

N/A

COMMUNITY SUPPER 5:30pm

Central to community life at Grebelis this one-hour weekly Wednesday dinner. 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 conflict, email grebelstudentservices@uwaterloo.ca.


Date Title Speaker

Sept. 14

Student Council Election Speeches  

Sept. 21

MEDA: Business Solutions to Poverty Hannah Hill and Paul Heidebrecht

Sept. 28

My Career as a Content Creator Katie Steckly

Oct. 5

Pope's Apology Jeremy Bergen 

Oct. 12

Reading Week - No Community Supper  

Oct. 19

Factfulness - Ten reasons we are wrong about the world and why things are better than you think. Dorothy Nyambi

Oct. 26

Francie's Got a Gun Carrie Snyder

Nov. 2

Government Sponsored Refugees Gideon Prins

Nov. 9

Project Ploughshares  

Nov. 16

Trans Day of Remembrance Rev Michiko Bown-Kai

Nov. 23

UW President Address

Dr. Vivek Goel

Nov. 30

Fertile Ground Angie Koch

Dec. 7

Banquet