The use of art materials can facilitate emotional expression as well as reveal new insight in your journey toward discovery, healing and wholeness. Explore your story through the creative and artistic process of art journaling. This group is open to anyone! No art experience is required.
Kathy Jarman, a certified art therapist, will be faciliating and hosting the group at her Community Art Studios: 3S230 Warren Ave, Warrenville. The group meets Mondays 7 -9p, beginning May 13 through July 29. Email Kathy at Kjarman711@gmail.com to pre-register or with any questions
Celebrate the Journey is excited to have Eric Bramlett as our guest speaker this Tuesday, May 14! Eric is the Creative Arts Director for Community Christian Church. He acts, directs, sings, writes and hosts the Pop Culture Pulpit Podcast/Blog.
Eric's been a frequent guest with our worship team, but now come hear Eric give our message! Join us on Tuesday at 7pm in the Yellow Box theater for our large group time, then stay for one of our small groups that meet from 7:45 - 9pm in the Lower Level. Anyone can join at any time.
Aurora Neighborhood Baseball League is in need of T-Ball coaches for ages 6-8 in East Aurora. Games are Saturday morning at 8 am during June and July. Volunteers are needed who have a heart to encourage children and reach out to their families. Coaches are also needed for the 9-12 league which also plays on Saturday morning and one evening per week, usually Monday. For more information contact Phil Wood at email@example.com or 630-926-5694.
It's been pointed out to me, multiple times, that I'm more than a little accident-prone. Now it's true that I could mention some annoying, medically-related balance issues that predispose me to this category, but let's face it -- I'd be playing a sympathy card that buys me, at most, maybe a two-year excuse. For the remaining years, there's basically no excuse at all.
The thing is, I earned my PhD in Advanced Klutzology at a very early age. It was a rigorous course of study, and I graduated with honors. Over the past few decades, my various extra-credit projects have included slipping off doorsteps, tripping up escalators, staggering out of buses, walking into walls, and plunging off playground equipment. Once, with a great deal of clueless Read More…
Hey Elementary Parents! This month we are tackling Patience with our 1st -5th grade kids. We'll have fun games and activities around playing it cool... and we'll be having some icy fun too! :) There are some great Bible stories around patience that will help kids remember that patience is a foundational way that we reflect God’s character. When we show patience, we are less likely to hurt our relationships with others. We are more likely to trust that God has something better for us in the future.
Patience is waiting until later for what you want now. Waiting isn’t always easy. When having patience seems too difficult, the Lord will give us strength to wait. At its core, patience is fueled by faith. We trust that what we’re waiting for Read More…
Preschoolers spend a lot of time surrounded by people who help them—their parents, their older siblings, their teachers. And, they love to learn all about community helpers like policemen, firemen and construction workers. They are just learning that they can help too. There’s nothing sweeter than a little voice piping up, saying “I help!” when you’re unloading the dishwasher or doing the laundry.
This month, we are sharing four stories from the Bible where someone used their hands to help others. Preschoolers will learn how everyone helped each other in the early church. They will hear about the rich woman who helped Elisha whenever he came to town. In the story of Nehemiah, they will see how we cannot only help others by doing bu Read More…
Have you been inspired or challenged by our current series, "Switch?" Do you want make a change even when change is hard? Then we invite you to check out Celebrate the Journey, a supportive, hopeful, helpful ministry that believes change and healing can happen through a relationship with Jesus and in community with others.
Our new Summer Term kicks off Tuesday, May 7 with a Night of Worship and the start of new small groups. This is a great time to jump in and begin that journey of change! Check out a list of small groups in the Summer brochure here.
Our large group time begins at 7pm in the Yellow Box theater. All small groups meet right after from 7:45 - 9pm in the lower level of the Yellow Box.
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There are times when it's hard to find the right words -- and there are times when we're simply reluctant to try. Words are, at best, such awkward and imperfect containers. They impose unnatural curves, edges and angles onto feelings and emotions that were never meant to be constrained.
When we experience hardships in life -- devastation, grief, unexpected loss -- when something like 9/11 happens, or the massacre at Sandy Hook, or the recent Boston Marathon attacks, those feelings and emotions can well up and overtake any semblance of rational thought. And despite our most earnest efforts to capture and hold them, they can threaten to engulf and capsize any container we might try to impose.
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Student Community proudly presents a special event with Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) on Wednesday, May 1. Beginning at 7:00 PM at the Yellow Box, COMMUNITY students and adults will hear from Becky McDonald, founder and President. Becky has spent most of her life fighting to lift women and children out of human trafficking and into dignity and worth. We believe this night will help educate and unite COMMUNITY for action.
This event is open to students and adults, 6th grade and older.
Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the content, we highly recommend parents of our Junior High students attend this event.
July 19-23 | Wonderland Camp (Camp Lake, WI)
STUDENT REGISTRATION - click here
Junior High Camp is a 5-day camp experience designed for students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2013. This year’s camp promises to be one of the best weeks of your summer. Junior High Camp will be held at Wonderland Camp. You will definitely not want to miss this week of amazing worship, dynamic teaching, and great friends. The camp will also provide many great activities including a rock climbing tower, zip line, archery, swimming pool, sports courts and a host of lake front activities.
Download the Jr High Camp 2013 FAQ document to learn more about the details of camp (departure and return times, contact information, packing list and schedule)
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Rebuilding Together Aurora, a safe and healthy housing organization that provides free home repairs and accessibility modification for low-income homeowners in Aurora, is sponsoring the 2013 Community Block Build. This event will take place on April 26th and 27th in the Patterson neighborhood. Their vision is to focus on the Grand Boulevlard Youth Center, Equatas Community Garden, shared neighbor spaces, and several homes throughout the neighborhood for a multi-block revitalization effort. HammerHeads, a division of Hands of Hope, will be taking a team to participate in this event. We are looking for volunteers to come alongside HammerHeads to make a difference in this East Aurora neighborhood. No experience necessary. If you w Read More…
Celebrate the Journey is excited to have Yellow Box campus pastor, Shawn Williams, as our guest speaker on Tuesday, April 9. Join us at 7pm in the Yellow Box theater for a time of worship and to hear Shawn Williams engage with us in an interactive Q & A time! Shawn has very generously offered to field questions from the C the J community and share with us from his life and ministry.
After our large group time, stick around for one of our small groups. You can find a list of all our groups here. All our groups are open to anyone at any time. No pre-registration is necessary. Childcare and an elementary kids program is provided. No sign ups are required.