November 30, 2012

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 2012 - ADVENT BEGINS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2012 - Christmas in the Park. Tree lighting at Kew Gardens 5:00 - 7:00pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2012 - First Sunday of Advent - join us for worship at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. Following worship there will be a Congregational Meeting to discuss the sanctuary windows. Advent Study begins, following the Congregational meeting. We will gather at Anne & Rick Gardner's home on Glen Manor. We will be studying, reflecting and discussing the lectionary readings for the following Sundays during Advent. There is no preparation necessary and no obligation, just come along and join in. For information go to: http://www.textweek.com

ALSO, this Sunday is the day to turn in your votes for our elder's election. Today is the last day.

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterians Sharing ... supports The Rev. Katherine McClosky as she serves as chaplain at Evangel Hall Mission in Toronto. For almost 100 years, Toronto's Evangel Hall Mission has worked hard to break the bonds of loneliness, isolation and despair in Toronto's downtown core. Everyone is welcomed with a warm smile and a kind heart as they take part in the various programs offered by the mission. As part of a dynamic EMH team, Katherine helps people through transitions and difficulties in their lives, letting them know that God is with them and loves them. Let us pray for Katherine as she witnesses the gospel through her compassion and love.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2012 - 7:00 pm "Light up the Beach" along the boardwalk. Beginning at the foot of Leuty Avenue, lighting 20 trees along the way. There will be music and hot chocolate. Bring a non perishable food item for Second Harvest.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2012 - 7:30 pm A Christmas Carol, this year's readers are; CBC Radio's Tom Allen and Eleanor Wachtel, actor Brent Carver, singer/song writer Molly Johnson and our own Bruce Dinsmore. Musicians, Lori Gemmell, Harp, Wes Allen, bass, Evan Cartwright, drums, Don Anderson, piano and the BPC Choir. Tickets at the office or after worshp $20.00

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2012 - International Human Rights Day is December 10th. Beaches will be doing it's annual "Write for Rights campaign" after church.

PLEASE NOTE: We continue to run a deficit of approximately $6,500.00. We do not have the luxury of ending the year with a deficit, so please consider whether you can help make up the balanced budget we approved at our AGM this year. Michael Brett.

AND MORE OF; --

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain!!

Babies ae born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches two to six years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors!

Have a good week - MB