January 13, 2011

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2011 - "Blessed are the seeds waiting in the darkness for the call of spring."

Opening tonight at the Panasonic Theatre on Yonge, south of Bloor - "Wingfield - Lost and Found" check out details at "LinkingBoomers.com"

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16th, 2011 - Join us for morning worship, 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. Following the service, we meet for our book study, bring your lunch and join in the discussion.

FYI - The reports for the Annual Report are due - in order to be ready for the Beaches Annual General Meeting in February. For details speak to Elisabeth Grant.

We will be celebrating January Birthdays following worship. As it turns out, there are only two birthdays in January that we know about. Ciaran Shantz turned 21 this week and Erin Sclisizzi - it is unlikely that Ciaran will join us as he lives in residence, but Erin will certainly be there. So, join us for a celebratory piece of cake and we can all wish her a Happy Birthday.

We have collected Birth Months from almost all of you, so if you have been missed speak to me or Linda Seiler.

OF INTEREST: Our own Kenra Greer participated in a downhill ski race last weekend at Craigleith Ski Club. It was a slalom and the conditions were icy. Many racers did not finish. Kendra's team, from Blue Mountain, lost to a team from Milton Heights BUT Kendra won a Gold medal as the fastest girl between the two teams. Forty girls in total raced and overall out of the 40 Kendra had the 2nd fastest time.
Congratulations Kendra!

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support Sam and Linda L, who have been serving in Central Asia jointly through Interserve Canada and The Presbyterian Church in Canada since 2006. For security reasons, their exact location cannot be disclosed as it is a sensitive area of the world. Sam's work as a computer consultant helps to support the projects and ministries of the foreign Christian volunteers who work through Interserve. Sam and Linda are also involved in teaching English to university students through an English Club. Friendships that have formed through the club have provided, Sam and Linda with opportunities to share their faith, and some of the students are interested in learning more about Christianity. Let us pray for Sam and Linda and their work in Central Asia.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2011 - Author's Series at Beach United Church, Wineva and Queen. Hear a reading by Alanna Mitchell, author of "Seasick" and join in the discussion following. Find out the state of our oceans and the latest information on the recovery in The Gult of Mexico following last year's oil disaster.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2011 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Join us for a night of family fun. 5 Pin Bowling at O'Connor Bowl, O'Connor Drive east of Victoria Park.

Cost #1 - two games, shoe rental $8:00 per person
Cost #2 - two games, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza, one drink $13:00 per person
For more information contact Shane Taylor

FEBRUARY, 2011 - Annual World Day of Prayer. To plan for this event, there will be an information day at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011. 9:00 - 2:30 This is the day they discuss the host country of Chile and all the aspects of the WDOP. There is a speaker and lots of information about Chile and about WDOP. It is a wonderful gathering for all church communities. For more information call Carolyn at 416-686-5746 Anyone can attend, bring a lunch - they will ask for a $10.00 donation at the door.

WINTER TIPS:

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe car wax on your headlights - it contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mix from accumlating on your lights and it lasts up to six weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one tip can make badly streaking and squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence and clarity.

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water and spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning they will be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water - preventing water from freezing.

Have a good week - MB