Pathway Non-Profit Community Developments, a sustainable, affordable housing initiative of Streetsville United Church, Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, and Solel Congregation, has recently been recognized by the Mississauga and Peel communities:
- Pathway was proud to receive Peel’s Organization Hero Award for its continuous effort in support of crime prevention and community service. The award acknowledges one outstanding local community service organization, civic organization or service club that supports crime prevention initiatives through fundraising, volunteering, or as ambassadors for the purpose of reducing or preventing crime and improving the quality of life for students, communities or seniors.
- Pathway also received a Certificate of Congratulations from Heritage Mississauga for participating in the Reel Youth Project. Reel Youth is a not-for-profit, media empowerment project supporting youth, adults and organizations to create and distribute engaging films about the issues they care about most.
Emergency Food Cupboard Assistance Program
November 22, 2015 Update:
In October our church helped 14 people.
This week we are completely out of: men’s aftershave, men’s deodorant, hot chocolate. We also need: shampoo, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta, beef stew, peas, soup and cereal.
Please no expired items. Your HELP is needed and appreciated.
We make up cleaning supply & personal care kits and these are available to the clients every 2nd visit.
We appreciate your donations in helping the less fortunate and those who are unemployed, physically & mentally disabled and addicted. We cannot run this outreach without the help of our church family as we depend on YOU to keep the cupboards well stocked. Therefore, when doing your weekly grocery shopping please pick up a few of the items on our weekly bulletin list of needed items.
Thank you for supporting this hands-on OUTREACH to the community.
E100 – The Bible reading plan people love to complete. Our congregation starts today!
What is E100? The Essential 100 Challenge is a new way to read through the Bible. The Challenge is based on carefully selected Bible passages – 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament – that help you get the big picture without getting bogged down. It is not difficult, but requires a commitment. But even that commitment is not onerous since you can complete the readings at the pace you choose.
Whether on your own or in a group the E100 challenge will be very beneficial for your Christian growth and knowledge.
Starting November 1, you are invited to start the E100 challenge. If you want to meet with others to discuss the readings, starting Nov 5, there will be 2 discussion groups meeting weekly – Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. The groups will meet in the Library for 1.5 hours for discussion.
Click here for the complete guide (Excel spreadsheet; select Open or Run to open it).
Over the summer Ken Poulson has managed the upgrade of our parking lot. In addition to the originally contracted work, it was necessary to replace a drain pipe running from the courtyard to the street as well as the drain basin in the courtyard. In order to provide the correct drainage across the courtyard path it was necessary to relay about half the courtyard pathway. Finally excess bricks were used to create a garbage bin container area.
Note that the two aisles closest the to church have been reinforced to withstand the weight of heavier delivery vehicles. Also conduits were installed to allow the running of electrical wiring and water pipes to the two islands if desired in the future.
Parking Lot Overview
New entrance way curbs and grass
Disability parking; also site of the collapse of the old drain
Main courtyard entrance and newly laid pathway
Drain catch basin – which connects to several drain pipes from the building
Garbage bin container area.
Including all the modifications the entire project cost came to $80,500 versus an original budget of $80,000.
On Monday June 22, the pavement from our parking lot was removed and activities commenced to provide the base for a new asphalt surface.
A panoramic view of the parking lot with new gravel base.
- Building a gravel base to suitable depth to allow proper drainage of underground water and support for the new surface,
- Installation of a weeping tile drain in the centre of the two roadways closest to the church,
- Removal of some defective earth in two locations to provide a solid base to support the new surface,
- Replacement of a collapsed drainage pipe running from beside the church office stairway to the street
- Replacement of broken curbs around the lot
- Replacement of the main parking lot entrance curbs
Click on any picture to see the full size picture.
|Near aisle with the weeping tile ditch down the middle
||Centre aisle – digging out the weeping tile ditch
|Removing defective earth
|Installing weeping tile down the middle of the centre aisle
||Building a concrete pad for our garbage containers
The driveway entrances are being completely rebuilt with new curbing, etc.
Construction will continue the week of June 29 with the goal of completion, weather permitting, by Friday, July 3.
The two aisles of our currently parking lot closest to the church building were paved in 1982. In 1996, after the demolition of the old manse, the third aisle was added. After 33 years those initially paved aisles have suffered severe disintegration due to our constantly changing climate and the lack of proper sub-surface drainage.
Ken Poulsen, a professional engineer who has worked on many paving projects over the years, has evaluated the underlying soil conditions, the condition and usage of the parking lot and come up with a recommendation that provides the most value for money spent. (His four options ranged between $60,000 and $140,000; his recommended option is for $80,000.)
At the Annual General Congregational Meeting a motion is being proposed by the Official Board to repair the parking lot. The slide show below was presented at a Congregational Information meeting on Sunday, January 18.
View the PowerPoint presentation here.
View the background document here.
Organ Recital tickets can be purchase via the Organ Recital event page.
Today we are pleased to welcome Kelly Crewson as our new Administrative Assistant. Kelly brings a wealth of both administrative and IT experience to the position.
Drop by to say hello if you are around during the week. Office hours continue to be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
Kelly can be reached via email at the email@example.com address.
On a cool Saturday evening, Feb. 22, 2014, twenty-six members of our congregation gathered at Cooksville United Church for the second annual Coldest Night of the Year walk, raising funds in support of The Dam, whose mission is to Develop, Assist and Mentor youth and young moms along the journey towards reaching their full potential. Ours was the largest team and was either first or second in raising funds of over $4,000 – 36% over our goal of $3,000.
Participants elected to walk 2.5, 5 or 10 kilometers; at the 1.5 km mark we stopped in at The Dam’s relatively new Cooksville location near Hurontario and Hillcrest. On completion of the walk,organizers served a light dinner of soup and baked goods.
More pictures can be found at Streetsville United’s Facebook page:
Kudos to team captain Katie Sparrow for driving this initiative and all those whose efforts resulted in exceeding our goal.