Men’s Basketball – Tykee’s Basketball League
7:00 – 9:00pm
Join men ages 19 and up for some pickup basketball. No skills are required, just come and get some exercise, meet new people, and enjoy the camaraderie.
6:30 – 8:30pm
A delightful group of Moms of all ages meet on Thursday evenings. Our volunteers offer discussions on a variety of topics such as health care or nutrition. Resources like bus tickets, diapers and gift cards are provided each week for the Moms. They are also treated to parties, makeovers and cooking classes.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Teen Zone is an amazing night of pool, foosball, air hockey, movies, chill time, video games and more. We also reserve time for “The Gathering” where we all have a meal together discussing their day, issues and concerns. It is for ages 14 – 19 and is held at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre.
7:00 – 8:00pm
Discovery Club is for ages 6 to 13. This club exposes children to a wide variety of new experiences. Singing, cooking, carpentry, sewing, drama, guitar lessons, and guest speakers are all part of the fun. Snacks and bible stories are a very important part of the evening.
Every January we have a Winter Retreat for our Senior Teen/College & Career group. This is a time for young people to get away from the harsh environment in which they live. It is a time of refreshment and opportunity for them to meet Jesus.
- Since 1995 over 2,000 Teens have headed off to Teen Ranch in Caledon Ontario. This a time for the teens to get away from the many trials of life and enjoy a time of fellowship.
- Horseback riding, Tubing, Ice Skating, Hockey are just a number of the activities.
- The team of leaders all come prepared with devotionals to share with the teens in addition to our guest speaker who presents the Gospel message
Each summer through the help of area Presbyterian Churches, businesses and individuals, we have been able to send between 120 – 150 children to Christian camps. There are hundreds of children in this area who could benefit from a week at summer camp. Although there are many social services that send children to camp, and we applaud their efforts, we need to be more diligent in sending these children to Christian camps. This may be the only opportunity they ever have to hear the gospel message.
All of the funding generously comes from individual donors and many area Churches. In addition, ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees have supported the camping program for the past twelve years.
As well as our weekly and monthly programs we offer an Annual Community Christmas dinner and Hamper program, basketball tournaments and clothing, furniture and food support throughout the year.
CHRISTMAS HAMPER & TOY PROGRAM
The Christmas Hamper program began many years ago and we were able to send out 20 hampers to families. Now through additional resources, a host of volunteers deliver well over 120 hampers each year. Each Christmas we are able to deliver gifts to needy children in the community.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COMMUNITY
One of the most joyful times of the year is Christmas and certainly hosting a Christmas Turkey Dinner for over 340 people is a joy. People receive their invitations in the mail and we always have a full house. Santa visits and brings a toy for all of the children.
We have many needs within the Ministry. We urgently need more leaders and helpers for our weekly children’s programs, drivers for our various outings and camp. We are looking for worship bands, guitars, piano, singers, soloists etc. to take part in our Monday night Youth Service. We have financial needs to provide Bibles, devotionals, crafts, sports equipment and snacks. We accept donations of furniture, food (such as sandwiches and cookies for the kids’ groups). Most importantly, we ask that your group or church commit to PRAYER. Please pray for the neighbourhood and pray for the programs. Ask God to bless this work and lead the children and their families to Jesus.
If you are interested in helping with one of our programs or helping with a community-wide outreach activity, such as Christmas Dinner Camping, winter retreat please contact us today at 905-664-2838