Embassy Winter 2017 Connect GroupsĀ 

Connect Groups are groups of 10-20 people who meet once every two weeks. Groups meet all around the city and do everything from fitness to DIY projects to book studies! These groups are a fantastic place to meet friends, learn, and try something new. It is a great way to connect in a personal way.

Take a look at our Connect Groups below and choose the one(s) that interest you! Once you submit the form, the leaders from your selected connect group(s) will contact you with more details.

If you have further questions please email connectgroups@the-embassy.org. We will have a leader follow up with you!






OneROOF is a centre for at-risk or homeless youth. The place provides a place for basic necessities, a home base, and meals for youth, as well as a shelter in the basement. Additionally, OneROOF seeks to provide education and essential life skills to youth so that they would hopefully get off the streets completely. We prepare a dinner (6-7), eat the dinner and spend time socializing with the youth (7-8), and organize/participate in a pre-planned activity with the youth (8-9), which is often just playing cards.

  • Day of the Week: Wednesdays (weekly)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: OneROOF, 242 Queen Street, Kitchener, Ontario
  • Leaders: Shantelle Matos



Chasing the Wonder

The hope with this approach is that each member of the group is able to grow in confidence in their relationship with Jesus and to build deeper community with one another. Each member of the group will have some ownership over the connect (ie: a topic with a few scriptures will be given to a person randomly selected [name in a bucket style] 2 weeks in advance) so the person can reflect and journey through relationship with the Father and come to share from that. If that doesn't intrigue you enough, we will also play various games as well!

  • Day of the Week: Thursdays (bi-weekly)
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WLU Arts Building
  • Leaders: Chike Onyeoguzoro, Neil and Alyssa Thomas



The Game Cafe

Party games, strategy games, card games, video games, and board games. The Game Cafe Connect will meet every Tuesday from 6-9 pm at 227 Murdock Avenue to hangout, play games, and drink coffee. Every week we will have a different theme, or game, and once a month we will hold a competition for a gift card to a real board game cafe!  Games will be provided. We will kickoff the fun on January 10th and go until the end of the term!

  • Day of the Week: Tuesdays (weekly)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: 227 Murdock Avenue, Waterloo, Ontario (through the garage door and down the steps)
  • Leaders: Nathan Lambert and Erin Fortier



Guys Connect

This is a group for guys to meet up and build relationships with other guys. This will not be a regularly meeting group but we will have events periodically throughout the term. Sign up and we will keep you up to date on when we are meeting next! 

  • Leaders: Jordan Sipes and Jared Murphy



Movies & Games

This connect is focused on hanging out, chatting and building relationships! We will be playing everyone's favourite games (board games, card games, video games, etc) and watching movies! Feel free to bring your own games, some snacks and maybe a movie or two.
  • Day of the Week: Thursday night (Weekly)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: 389 Allenby Crt, Waterloo
  • Leader: Isaac Karelse and Kate Korell



Airsoft Guys

An Airsoft connect where we will talk about gear, and strategy, plan/attend events and games,  upgrade guns and generally chill. You don't have to have the gear to join, as I ( Aaron ) and many of my friends already have gear that will loan out to new players or new people checking out the sport. We will discuss all things airsoft, as well as plan to play at least once a month. In order to purchase any guns according to Canadian law, you must be at least 18 years of age, however for those under 18, all you need is parental consent. Any location where we will be playing will require parental consent or a waiver to be signed that would be the only restriction to this group. 

  • Day of the Week: Tuesday Evenings (bi-weekly)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: 84 Westmeadow dr Kitchener Unit 11
  • Leader: Aaron Carter

Around the Table

A bi-weekly group that will be centred around cooking and/or baking meals. The goal is to connect people and build relationships through the love of food and food prep, and we would watch a movie or play games after. We want it to be very engaging for everyone involved, so we plan to have certain country themes (from around the world) planned for every meeting week and members will be able to select what dishes under the chosen theme we would make. And also have members contribute to the meal of the week in whatever way they can (if possible).

  • Day of the Week: Wednesday Nights(bi-weekly)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: 634 Erb Street West, Waterloo
  • Leaders: Danny Okezie and Jericco Vera



Embassy Cinema

Embassy Cinema is a group dedicated to the gathering of fellow film lovers where we can talk about movies, watch movies and get to know one another better. I want to make this group happen in order to expose people to films that they wouldn't normally see, such as contemporary, classic and foreign films from directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky, Federico Fellini, Michael Haneke, Woody Allen, Wim Wenders, Robert Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard, Krzysztof Kieslowski and many more.

  • Day of the Week: Thursday Nights (bi-weekly)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: 463 Bridgeport Road, Kitchener
  • Leaders: Daniel Smith and Evan LeRose



Heart & Home

The purpose of this group is to offer a place for people to be welcomed home, relax, have fun, and build friendships.  Come join us for food, games, chats, movies and more!  New friends are always welcome each week.

  • Day of the Week: Friday Nights (Weekly)
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: 15-15 Greg Ct, Kitchener
  • Leaders: Thomas and Lee Gray, Ryan Lockley




Red Frogs

The purpose of this connect group is to hangout with fellow Embassy goers while also serving the students on campus. It's a taste of what Red Frogs does and a great way to start on our team!

  • Day of the Week: Thursday Nights (Weekly)
  • Time: 7:15pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Food Court at Laurier
  • Leaders: Brandon Sanders and Emily Sider




Uninvited: Girls Connect Group

Uninvited is a new book by Lydia Teurkerst. As women we often feel left out and uninvited. What can we do about this? What does the Bible have to say about this? Join us as girls to meet and discuss. Book purchase recommended but not required.

  • Day of the Week: Wednesday Nights (Bi-Weekly)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: 174 Bristol St., Waterloo
  • Leaders: Emma Richardson and Renee Lea