November 25, 2010

NOVEMBER 25th, 2010 - One month today is Christmas!!!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, 2010 - Beaches Annual Art & Artisan's show & sale. Come early, come for lunch, come to shop, but do come!! If you can help with set up, take down, serving lunch, making coffee, whatever, please call Linda Seiler or Debbie Murray.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 2010 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - join us for Christmas Carols at 10:15 and worship at 10.30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading.

ADVENT BOOK STUDY begins this Sunday after worship. We will be studying the book "The First Christmas" by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. The First Christmas helps us get behind and inside the birth/infancy narratives in the gospels to discover their rich meanings. Get the book; come to church; bring your lunch; the discovery continues after service.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 2010 - Women's Fall Circle - "Grandmothers to Grandmothers" speaker Carolyn Nixon will share stories of "the unsung heroes of Africa" grandmothers who parent again in raising orphaned grandchildren. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Avenue - Coffee at 8:30 am - 9:00 - noon - there is no charge. for info - 416-694-5969

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support the University of Saskatchewan's Ecumenical Chaplaincy, a team ministry where peer ministers (students) work alongside the chaplain, Rev. Ursula Wiig. The peer ministry program provides leadership training that has the potential to benefit the larger church and community for years to come. A peer minister shares, " Working with others, both within and outside of the Chaplaincy, was the most enriching part of my work. The opportunities to learn and to simply pray with others was a truly excellent experience." Rev. Ursula Wiig writes, " Clearly, our ministry in enriched just as much as the peer ministers are."

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2010 - SEASON SONGS - Eastminster United Church, Danforth Avenue just west of the Chester Subway. 3:30 pm - admission $20.00; seniors $15.00; students $10.00 - presented by The East York Choir - join them for a celebration of the season with an eclectic mix of Early music, carols, gospel, jazz and world music. Our own Susan McAlister is a member of this choir.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2010 - 3:00 pm - BEACHES ANNUAL READING OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Mark your calendars. More information to be announced.

The Philosophy of Ambiguity - For those amused by ambiguity and the idiosyncrasies of English.

- If monkeys and apes evolved into men and women, why do we still have monkeys and apes??

- Atheism is a non-prophet organization!

- would a fly without wings be called a walk?

- if a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

- what do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

Have a good week and don't forget your pennies! MB