December 13, 2013

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2013 - "Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout."

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2013 - Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, Kingston Road & Warden, present "The Spirit of Christmas" 7:30 pm - Stories; Christmas music and a dramatic presentation by the Shower Curtain Puppeteers. Tickets $15.00 plus a non perishable food item.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2013 - 10:30 am - Join us for morning worship, Rev. Matt McKay leading. The Minutes of our Congregational Meeting last Sunday are attached.

3:00 pm Our Annual Dramatic Reading of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Debbie Murray is organizing some goodies for intermission. If you can supply Christmas cookies; shortbread cookies or Christmas cake it would be greatly appreciated.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2013 - Annual Boarding Homes Christmas party. We are making Christmas bags for each of the ten men in the home, if you can help please bring your gifts on Sunday. Mary Shantz will be collecting any gifts of items or money Sunday as it is her last day to be able to shop.

MISSION CAPSULES: St. David's Inner City Outreach in Hamilton, Ontario, provides programming and outreach to residents in Hamilton's north end community, one of the most poverty stricken areas in Ontario. This area is densly populated, with no amenities. Poverty, crime and hunger are chronic. The ministry's "young moms" program is making a big difference. It is designed to promote healthy living, teach life skills and encourage young mothers to discuss issues and have fun. Teenaged moms do not have much support at home, and enjoy coming to a place where they feel accepted. Moms in their twenties enjoy fellowship, share a meal together, and discuss current issues. Supplies such as diapers, formula, clothing, gift cards and bus tickets are available for those who need them. Presbyterians Sharing ... is making a difference in the lives of these young moms.

More from Steven Wright

- What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

- Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!

- If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

- I intend to live forever - so far, so good!

- Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now!

- When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane!

Have a good week, enjoy the season. MB