December 04, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 2013 - No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning!!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2013 - Beach Jazz & Reflection - featuring Cadence - Ross Lynde, Carl Berger, Kurt Sampson, Vocals and Lucas Marchand - "Cool Yule" Beach United Church, Wineva & Queen, 4:30 - 5:15

AND "He's Here" an evening of songs and stories with Jeanine Noyes. Celebrate the Christmas season. 7:30 pm at Beach United Church. Tickets $20.00

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2013 - Join us for morning worship, the Second Sunday of Advent, Rev. Matt McKay leading. We will celebrate Communion. Following the service there will be a Congregational Meeting. Bring a sandwich and please do plan to stay. The future of Beaches is at risk and we need you to attend and be part of the discussion.

LATER THE SAME DAY: Toronto Beach Chorale present "Christmas Near Downton" Traditions in Music at Kingston Road United Church. Music will include traditional seasonal favourites along with works from renowned early 20th century composers. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for Community Centre 55's "Share a Christmas Program" Tickets at the door (cash only) $25.00 Youth $12.00 You can purchase tickets ahead of time from Susan Kopulos for $20.00.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2013 - The Child in our Midst - Celebrate diverse holiday traditions with an evening of story and song. Featuring Dan Hill; Harpist Lori Gemmell, Storyteller Rukhsana Khan and others. Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Avenue, at Chester Subway Station. 7:00 pm Tickets $25.00, Child/student $10.00 In support of the Nancy Peters Massey Centre Fund.

MISSION CAPSULES: Asuncion grew up in a community abundant with cattle before moving to Nacala ten years ago. After realizing there was no butchery in her new town, she decided to open her own business and has become a very successful entrepreneur. With support from PWS&D and partner COCAMO - an organization that supports community development through grassroots micro-enterprise in Mozambique - Asuncion joined a savings group and received a small loan, which she used to purchase a cow. With subsequent loans she expanded her business by investing in a refrigerator and a portable barbeque. Asunction says, "I believe that any hard working woman with initiative could get a lot from these services."

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2013 - 3:00 pm - A dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol - featuring CBC's Tom Allen and Michael Enright. Bryce Kulak and Sarah Harmer, and musicians, Lori Gemmell, Wes Allen, John Abberger, Evan Cartwright, Joey Wright, Pete Gemmell, Don Anderson and the Fezziwig Singers. Tickets $25.00

Note: We need snacks for this event: Debbie Murray is organizing the food and needs Christmas cookies, shortbread cookies, Christmas cake or cash. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2013 - Annual Christmas Party for the Boarding Homes. The team are putting together Christmas bags and could use some help. There are ten men and the team have suggested - gloves, socks, mugs, soap, candy, a Christmas decoration, viva puffs (a favourite) for each of the men. If you prefer to give money, see Mary Rae Shantz no later than December 15th.

WISDOM FROM STEVEN WRIGHT:

- Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back.

- 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot!

- a clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

- If you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain.

- The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

- OK - so what's the speed of dark?

Have a good week MB