FOCUS is a friendship group for international students and other internationals. Its purposes are to help those new to Canada, make friends with Canadians, and other internationals, learn about Canadian culture, and assist with any needs. FOCUS is a Christian ministry and many activities are provided to allow anyone interested to learn about our faith. We warmly welcome people of all religious and cultural backgrounds to all events.
To be notified regularly about events and activities, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
Transportation is provided for meetings and outings. However if you have your own car, your help in driving would be appreciated. Car seats are mandatory for kids aged 8 and below.
International Friendship Nights
Get to know other Internationals and Canadians on an informal basis. We meet for social night/event once a month and bible studies for the other nights. During bible studies, there is one group for people comfortable with English and a second group for those wanting to learn English as well as the Bible. Children are welcome and will engage in separate activities.
Date & Time: Friday night from 6:45 – 9:15 p.m.
Place: Knox Church, 50 Erb St W, Waterloo.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. for a ride at the parking lot of Tatham Centre at the University of Waterloo. If this is not convenient, call Dorothy at 519-500 2218 or email email@example.com and we can arrange to pick you up at another convenient location.
Jan 10 * – Saturday
Sleigh Ride at St Jacob’s Horse Drawn Tours
Take in the beauty of Ontario’s winter wonderland on a sleigh pulled by horses and enjoy snacks & hot drinks later. Meet at Tatham Centre parking lot at 12.30pm. Please dress warmly.
Jan 16, 23, 30 – Bible studies
Feb 6 – Bible studies
Feb 13 – Movie Night – “A Vow to Remember”
A nice way to celebrate true love
Feb 20, 27 – Bible studies
Mar 6, 13 – Bible studies
Mar 18 * – Wednesday (time & venue to be advised later)
Talk by John Lennox at UW
John Lennox is a professor of mathematics at Oxford University, a brilliant science philosopher and Christian author. He has debated atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.
Mar 27 – Bible studies
* Please note that dates marked with * mean that they replace the Friday night meetings
English Conversation Circle
Improve your English with Jim and Larry, two Canadian gentlemen who love to interact with internationals. Meet at 9.30am every Monday at Williams Fresh Café at University Plaza. For more information, email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org