Firehouse Teen Centre is set to host their 3rd Annual Silent/Live Auction and Spaghetti Supper on Nov 23, 2012. Funds from the event will go to support the ongoing operations of the centre. “This event has proven in previous years to be a great way for the community to show support for the work being done with teens in Cornwall” said Glenn Rowe, Executive Director of the centre. The centre operates two evenings each week. Thursday from 7pm-9pm the doors are opened to host what is simply called “The Centre” which is equipped with a FREE games room including billiards, air hockey, table hockey, video game systems and more. Volunteers use the lounge area which has comfy couches and chairs as a great “hang-out” area to chat with the teens and their friends. The Centre is also equipped with a cafe serving as a great place to grab a bite to eat but while completing home-work at the tables or computer lab. Teens are able to do all the above while listening to appropriate music through what they call “a kick’n sound system”. “The Centre” is open to all teens aged 13-19.
Saturday evenings the doors for The Centre are opened to host another instance of “The Centre” from 6:00pm to 7:30pm; however, the focus of the evening is “The Gathering” which runs from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. At The Gathering, teens are taught about the Love of Jesus Christ and how He can impact their lives. The Gathering goes way beyond religion. Christ is not just a historical figure; He is very real today. The Gathering is the place where teens can learn how Christ relates to their own lives. “I was invited to visit Firehouse by a friend and after attending a few times came to realize that Jesus is relevant to me, even now in 2012.” said Danial Sabourin-Leduc, a high school student hoping to be a Pastor one day.
“We are all excited to see what churches typically call ‘street kids’ come back time and time again to hear the Gospel. Although politicians, business executives and many other adults may try to make teaching about Jesus a taboo happening, the reality is teens don’t like to be told what to do and are free to make up their own minds. They continue to come because they are finding what they have been looking for… the Truth.” said Rowe. Volunteers are comprised of adults with a like passion for teens that themselves attend various different churches within the city.
The fundraising event will be held at the centre located at 208 Second Street East. Tickets are $7.00 for individuals or $25.00 for a family. To reserve tickets, either email info@FIREHOUSEym.com or call 1-888-511-5874. Tickets will also be available at the door.