May 24, 2018

THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2018 - “What if the ‘Hokey Pokey” really is what it’s all about?”

FRIDAY, SATAURDAY, SUNDAY, MAY 25th – 27th, 2018 - Beach Guild of Fine Arts present – Small Paintings for Small Spaces at The Gardener’s Cottage, 30 Lee Avenue, - Friday – 3:00 – 8:00; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 5:00.

SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018 - As part of Doors Open Toronto 2018 - The Esprit Chamber Choir – with our own Susan and George Kopulos and Peter McKinnon are presenting a FREE concert at Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor Street, West, (near The West Mall & Bloor) at 2:00 . The choir is preparing for a concert tour of Italy this summer.

SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018 - “Care for the Caregiver” A discussion about caregiving at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue – 1:00 – with Vivian Chan, MDiv, Family Life Centre Therapist.

SUNDAY, MAY 27th, 2018 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Deb Rapport leading. Rev. Deb Rapport is a Community Chaplain and executive Director of ARISE Ministry. ARISE offers hope to those involved in the sex trade through providing outreach, case management and pastoral care. She is a Presbyterian Minister and has been engaged with street-involved youth and women since 2007

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT - We have weeds, and more weeds and then more. The neighbours think the church is closed. If you have an hour, or a half PLEASE stop by and pull. If you can’t tell what is a weed what is not a weed – if there are too many of them, pull them.

MISSION CAPSULES: Zindaba’s story is not uncommon in many Malawian communities – children want to go to school but their families can’t afford the fees. Zindaba feels very fortunate that her aunt paid for her first two years at school, a time the girl recalls with great joy. “The teachers were good and encouraged us a lot,” she shares. Unfortunately, the expense became too great a struggle for her aunt. When Zindaba had to drop out, she never imagined she’d make it to university, but education support from PWS&D helped pay her school fees and gave her support to pursue her dreams. Today, proudly displaying her university class scores, a smiling Zindaba talks about training to be an accountant.

MONDAY, MAY 28th, 2018 - Theology on Tap – at the Beacher Café 7:30

NOTE: Furniture Bank is a registered charity that provides quality furniture to people in need and is currently seeking donations of gently used furniture and used housewares. Your used furniture will change a life. Call 416-934-1229

MORE STUFF:

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. Dudley Field Malone

To think is to differ. Clarence Darrow

It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear! Dick Cavett

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me. Dave Barry

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. Robert F. Kennedy

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill

Have a good week - MB

 

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