I know it is only May, but we are already planning ahead to the first week of July for our annual Refresh project. Refresh is where the community comes together to paint (refresh) apartments and refresh our connection with our neighbours. So, if you are interested in volunteering to paint apartments, or if your apartment needs a refreshing coat of paint let us know. We will be painting from Tuesday, July 4 – Friday, July 7 and we will be having a celebratory BBQ for all the participants on Friday at noon!
Love Brampton takes place on Saturday, June 10th. The Ardglen/Orenda Neighbourhood, along with North Bramalea United Church, will be participating once again through a neighbourhood cleanup. We are looking for volunteers from the community, as well as NBUC. Let us know by Friday, June 2nd, and we will order a “Love Brampton” T-Shirt, just for you! Come out and show some love to our community.
We have a new Quarterly Update posted right here on our website. Just click this LINK.
We will be pre-registering kids for camp on Monday, June 12th at 5:30pm and Tuesday, June 13th at 3:15pm. Registration will take place at both Orenda and Ardglen – Orenda for the Orenda Camp and Ardglen for the Ardglen Camp. Registration is first come first serve. The fee is $2 per day. There are two three week camp periods: July 10 – 28 and July 31 – August 18. You can sign up for one camping period and if you would like, be put on a waiting list for the second camping period.
Attention Ardglen and Orenda youth 16 years and up. Peel Region will be at The Journey right after school on Friday, May 26th interviewing for the Summer Job Challenge. If you are interested in a great job this summer call or email The Journey for an appointment.
- 16 – 24 years of age
- Full time from July 4 – August 2
- Live in Brampton, Caledon, or Mississauga
- Cannot have been in a previous Job Challenge program
- Cannot be a relative of a Peel Region employee or program that is funded by the Region
Considerations for Youth
- On social assistance
- Living in a Priority Neighbourhood (e.g. Ardglen/Orenda)
- In Child Welfare or Youth Justice System
- Non-students in tranisition
- In school, but never employed
Food, Fun, Faith, Fitting!
Ok, so the last word of the above alliteration is a little lame and obscure, but it was the best I could do.
Potluck Sunday – May 21st!
This Sunday, May 21st is Pot Luck Sunday! It is not too late to sign up. In fact, it is not too late, even if you don’t sign up, to come with your best dish. But, the Potluck lunch is not the only thing happening this Sunday. We have a special guest musician – Mr. Steve Allin. And, the message this week is Empowered by the Holy Spirit. It is a practical message about the Spirit’s empowerment in our lives. And, of course, these is always the friendship and great time together.
Live Choir and Guest Speaker – May 28th!
On Sunday, May 28th we have a live special speaker – Debbie Johnson. On May 28th we are actually skipping ahead a week to one of our June messages. Debbie will be talking about the issue of cancer and its impact on our lives. This will be a very relevant (fitting) and personal message for all of us. But, that is not all! The NBUC Choir will also be with us presenting live music.
So, as you can see the next two weeks are all about food and faith and fun and the topics are all very fitting to our life circumstances!
So, see you at The Sunday Gathering – 10:30am at The Journey Neighbourhood Centre.
This coming Sunday will be something special.
- Not just because The Sunday Gathering is always special.
- Not just because we have great refreshments.
- Not just because we will have a great message from Jamie and Debbie.
- Not just because we will have special music.
But, because it is Mother’s Day and we will be celebrating the mothers in our midst.
Come out this Sunday, 10:30am for The Sunday Gathering at The Journey!
Journey for The Journey is a fun bicycle ride to Niagara Falls hosted by the Purpose Riders cycling club to raise funds for The Journey Neighbourhood Centre.
The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is a Brampton charity committed to bringing hope and transformation to Brampton’s Ardglen/Orenda communities walking alongside children, youth and families as they take positive steps in their lives. Your support will help to provide programming including arts, science and music for children, after-school activities for children and teens, cooking and creative arts for families, and more!
Our ride takes place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 starting at 6am at The Journey Neighbourhood Centre, 9 Ardglen Drive, Brampton.
If you wish to donate for the ride or create a riding team you can click this LINK to our Canada Helps Donation Page.