June 21, 2012

THURSDAY, JUNE 21st, 2012 - "A penny saved is a government oversight!"

SUNDAY, JUNE 24th, 2012 - Join us for morning worship, Rev. Matt McKay leading. THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY SERVICE BEFORE SEPTEMBER.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24th, 2012 - Bach Children's Chorus benefit concert at St. Nicholas, east of Warden on Kingston Road. Tickets $20.00 funds raised to go to the Churches by the Bluffs Foodbank. www.stnicholasbirchcliff.com

AND - World Peace Festival in Kew Gardens - noon - 5:00 pm. Featuring a performance by Children's Peace Theatre, magic, music, poetry, yoga, Sound Healing, a flag ceremony, drumming and more. Bring a picnic.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2012 - Join us for our first summer worship service at 6:30 - dress casual, bring the children, bring your friends. Following worship we will begin a book study. The chosen book is Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren.

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterians Sharing ... supports the Mission Track program of Canada Youth, which offers participants a chance to learn more about mission at our National Youth Conference, held every three years at Brock University in St. Catharines. Participants take part in a hands-on mission experience, are educated on how the Presbyterian Church in Canada does mission and join together to form a small community united in serving and living out Christ's call to discipleship. This weeklong program is an excellent experience for the young people of our denomination who think they would like to become more involved in mission in the future.

NOTE: Our own Doug Duke, will be joining cycling enthusiasts and volunteers in the Parry Sound area to do his part in the fight against Parkinson's. "Pedaling for Parkinson's" goal of $50,000.00 can be reached if we help by pledging to support him in his participation. Go to the link - more than 100,00 Canadians live with Parkinson's. http://psc.r-esourcecenter.com/event/index.asp?Event_Id=29

MONDAY, JULY 2nd, 2012 - The Boarding Homes Ministry will be holding it's annual Summer BBQ with the residents. As in the past they could use some help with dinner. Please consider providing a salad or a dessert for the dinner. Thank you. The members of the Boarding Homes Team are; Mary Rae Shantz, Erin Sclisizzi, Jay Stryker, Fairlie Ritchie, Tim Murray and Kate McGee

NOTE: Dr. Tory Hoff, Psychologist, is looking for a full-time office manager with strong administrative, secretarial and payroll skills and, preferably, knowledge of bookkeeping and income tax for a small business, experience dealing with insurance companies and lawyers, and the ability to prioritize and follow through with numerous details. He sublets from and is also part-time staff at Christian Counselling Services at Carlton and Yonge. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 416-698-8662

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was:

1. A four year old child, whose next door neighbour was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbour, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'.

2. Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different hair colour than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted. A little girl said, "I know all about adoption, I was adopted". What does it mean to be adopted?, asked another child. "It means, said the girl, that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy"..

Have a good week - MB