July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30th, 2014 - All you need is love, a tiara and maybe a cookie!!

JULY 30th - AUGUST 10th, 2014 - Beach Guild of Fine Arts Summer show and sale at Todmorden Mills, Pottery Road. Hours Tue.Wed & Fri 10:00 am - 4:30pm Thurs. 10:00 am - 7:30. Sat & Sun Noon - 5:00 pm. Large and small paintings by the Guild's artists. Admission and parking are free.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 2014 - Join us for morning worship - 10:00 am summer hours - Rev. Rodger Hunter leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: Grace Halawa proudly shows off the vegetables and fruit trees she planted near her home in northern Malawi. Grace is part of a PWS&D supported program that is working to build sustainable livelihoods for 50,000 men, women and children. Like many others in Malawi, Grace and her husband are looking after five orphans from within their community. Prior to joining the program, Grace and her family were able to eat only one meal a day. Grace received Cassava, soy, maize and sweet potato seeds, as well as grafted orange, mango, papaya and guava tree cuttings. She is thrilled to share how the plants, seeds and support have impacted her family: "This has made a very big difference for our future. Now we have different seeds and diversified our diet, meaning that we have more food security".

PLEASE NOTE: The session of Queen Street East Presbyterian Church have invited Beaches Presbyterian congregation to worship with them on the Sundays of August 17th and 24th. Their minister, Rafael Vallejo will lead worship at both services. This is an opportunity for Beaches as we continue our journey of discernment for our future. Queen Street East is at Queen and Carlaw - street parking - service is at 11:00 am. There will be no services at Beaches on those two Sundays.

Please seriously consider joining us in this endeavour. We need your input.....AND...we would like to hear your opinions on this subject. Write to your elder, the clerk or the office.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th, 2014 - As the church is free of tenants during August, the property committee is going to take advantage and "do" the narthex floor. John Struthers and Jay Stryker will be supervising this event. Elizabeth Adam has offered to make lunch. If you have some time, PLEASE, consider coming out and helping. It's a big job but the more hands the easier it will be.

More "Eating in the Fifties"

Cooking outside was called camping!

Seaweed was not a recognized food.

"Kebab" was not even a word, never mind a food!

Prunes were medicinal.

Surprisingly, muesli was readily available but it was called cattle feed.

Water came out of the tap and if someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock!!

The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties - elbows!

Have a good week - MB