June 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2012 - "The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement!"

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2012 - Join us for the first of our Summer Evening Services at 6:30 - it will be casual, bring the children, bring a friend. Worship leader - Rev. Matt McKay.

SUNDAY, JULY 1st, 2012 - "HAPPY CANADA DAY"

MONDAY, JULY 2nd, 2012 - The Boarding Homes Ministry will be holding it's annual Summer BBQ with the residents at Edgewood. Please let one of the members of the Team know if you are able to provide a salad or a dessert for the dinner. Thanks. The members of the Team are: Mary Rae Shantz, Erin Sclisizzi, Jay Stryker, Fairlie Ritchie, Tim Murray, Kate McGee

MISSION CAPSULES: The Stonegate neighbourhood in Etobicoke, Ontario is comprised of a number of low-rise buildings. Over half of the children in this community come from low-income families. Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... help Stonegate Community Ecumenical Ministry reach out to build a stronger, kinder and more just community. Their popular initiative "Lasting Family Connections" strengthens and supports the development of healthy and lasting relationships between parents and their children. Play therapy workshops let families have fun, meet new people and learn new ways of interacting - creating healthy bonds that will last throughout a lifetime!

More from Leo Buiscaglia's "most caring child" contest.

- On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was. "We're behind 14 to nothing", he answered with a smile. "Really," I said, " I have to say you don't look very discouraged". "Discouraged", the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face...."why should we be discouraged? we haven't been up to bat yet!"

- Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, through she feared he would not be chosen.
On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. "Guess what, Mom," he shouted and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me ... "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."

Have a good week - MB