November 15, 2013

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2013 - "We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount". Omar Bradley

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 2013 - Christmas Bazaar at Calvary Baptist Church - Main Street - 10:00 - 2:00 Bake Table includes home made meat pies; gifts; crafts;

St. Theresa Parish, Shrine of the Little Flower, Midland & Kingston Road 10:00 - 1:00 - Bake Table includes home made apple pies. Christmas table; lunch room.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2013 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. We will celebrate the baptism of Jacob Kraay, son of Klaas & Mary Beth.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2013 - Following Worship there will be a Refugee Committee Meeting in the Prayer Room. Our Refugees could be arriving as soon as early December.

NOTE: Our own Robyn Allin left yesterday to travel to Jordan and Israel as part of a team building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterian World Service & Development has been working in Afghanistan for five years to raise awareness about the importance of girls' education. We have seen the positive impact - a total of 5,400 girls have enrolled since the project began. PWS&D is also taking steps to improve the quality of education children receive. Through a series of trainings, teachers are learning how to make the classroom one that is welcoming for students, where education is interactive and student participation matters. "Since we started using these methods within our classes, it seems that the students are really motivated and coming to school with lots of passion." says Nasreen , a teacher at the Bibi Maryam School.

IN THE LIFE OF BEACHES CHURCH - look for a letter from session. Plan to attend a Congregational Meeting after Worship on December 8th, 2013.

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2013 - 7:30 pm - Toronto Beach Chorale present, "Christmas Near Downton" at Kingston Road United Church. Guests will be soprano Eve Rachel McLeod and baritone Jason Nedecky along with a string ensemble. Traditional seasonal favourites; Finzi"s "In Terra Pax"; Holst's "Christmas Day" and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for Community Centre 55's "Share a Christmas Program". Tickets $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door, cash only. Youth $10.00. $12.00 at the door.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2013 - 3:00 pm - Beaches Annual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Readers this year will be CBC's Tom Allen and Michael Enright. Rev. Matt McKay, Bryce Kulak and Sarah Harmer. Musicians, Lori Gemmell, harp, Wes Allen Bass, John Abberger Oboe, Evan Cartwright, drums, Joey Wright, mandolin, Pete Gemmell, saxophone, Don Anderson, Piano and the Fezziwig Singers. Tickets $25.00

More of the same -

A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call watever you hit the target.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a mechanic.

Have a good week - MB