April 15, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 15th, 2014 - Welcome to Holy Week

THURSDAY, APRIL 17th, 2014 - MAUNDAY THURSDAY - 6:00 pm - Potluck dinner of homemade soups; fruit; cheese & bread. Followed by annual Tennebrae Service in the Sanctuary.


SUNDAY, APRIL 20th, 2014 - 10:30 EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE - led by Rev. Matt McKay. We will celebrate Communion. During our coffee time we will be joined by the refugees we are currently sponsoring - Navid and Hossein - let's give them a warm Beaches welcome.

MISSION CAPSULES: At the age of five John Avoka suffered from Meningitis and a stroke, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Years later, feeling dejected, helpless and hopeless, John finally received the care and support he needed to realize his full potential. Through the PWS&D supported Garu Centre in Ghana, John received a tricycle so he could move independently. The program also offered him agricultural training. Today, John is no longer helpless or hopeless, but confident, cheerful and filled with thanks. He is a successful farmer and grows more than enough food to feed his wife and children. Recognizing his tremendous achievements, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has earmarked him for their "best farmer" award.

FRIDAY APRIL 18th, 2014 - Toronto Beach Chorale present Vivaldi & Italian Baroque - a concert at Kingston Road United Church 7:30 pm - A Chamber Orchestra will accompany a combined choir to present Vivaldi's Gloria in D. Major. In addition, the orchestra, split into two ensembles, will accompany two separate choirs in presenting Vivaldi's works for double chorus - Beatus Vir, Kyrie in G. Minor and Lauda Jerusalem.

BEACHES HISTORY: Recently while clearing out some accumulated things I came across a hand drawn map of the Beach that was done in the late 60's early 70's - and while Beaches Presbyterian was not present on the map, there was a Kew Beach Presbyterian Church on Wineva and it is dated 1802. That is where we began. Beaches Presbyterian came into existence during the early 1920's. From what I have been told by "older" members when I joined, originally we owned the land over to MacLean and to the north of us where Royal LePage is now, there were tennis courts. I don't remember the tennis courts but I do remember a Toyota dealership on that site.


The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Have a blessed week - MB