May 02, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 2nd, 2013 - "What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus!"

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 3rd, 4th & 5th - Annual Beach Studio Tour. Friday, 6-10:, Saturday 10 - 6:, Sunday 11 - 6: Featuring 25 artists, including for the first time, Sue Obata, Glass artist.

SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2013 - Beach Jazz & Reflection 4:30 - 5:15 at St. Aidan's Anglican Church. Featuring Jane Bunnett, Saxaphone and Hilario Duran, Piano - Cuban Jazz.

SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2013 - Toronto Chamber Choir Concert at Grace Church on the Hill. Featuring Tomas Tallis 40 voice motet "Spem in Alium" as well as the Requiem by Durofle. A free pre-concert talk about the music at 7:45. For more details check the link: www.torontochamberchoir.ca

SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 2013 - Join us for morning worship, Rev. Matt McKay leading. 10:30 am

Cantemus Singers, a concert of madrigals and motets on the theme of love, at St. Aidans Anglican Church 3:00 pm - Tickets at the door, Adults $20.00

A Concert at Kingston Road United Church, 1:30 pm - Vocal gems with soprano Julia Dawson and tenor Lucas Levy - Tickets $20.00

MISSION CAPSULES: Imagine living in a country where every university is required to teach a course on HIV. In Kenya, HIV is such a major health and socio-economic problem that it is a mandatory subject for students. "That's my job," says Dr. Rick Allen, a community health physician serving the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. "The course I teach at the Presbyterian University of East Africal covers the many aspects of the HIV and AIDS issue, with a special emphasis on human rights. About 120 students take the course each trimester". Rick is also helping with the Church's ongoing HIV and AIDS training courses. In 2012 over 350 pastors took a one-week course to learn skills needed when dealing with HIV in their parishes. Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... are helping Rick Allen to carry out God's work in Kenya.

NOTE: On March 21st, 2013, the Canadian Government announced, as part of a 2013 federal budget, that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) are to be amalgamated. This will end 45 years of CIDA as a stand-alone agency.

We have been asked to send a personal letter - or email - to the Prime Minister telling him why a continued focus on poverty reduction is essential to Canada's aid program and outline why the Minister responsible for development and humanitarian assistance needs a clear mandate to pursue this objective. Please go to the website to learn more about this. http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/2013/04/22/changes-to-aid-letter-campaign/ Thank you.

MORE WHY!

Why isn't there a mouse flavoured cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Have a good week - MB