October 09, 2014

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2014 - "Cherish your visions, the music that stirs in your heart" - Unknown

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2014 - Thanksgiving Service at 10:30 - Rev. M.J.Perry leading. We will celebrate Communion. This is to be an inter-generational service and bear in mind that our nursery is available.

MISSION CAPSULES: World Food Day is a day to raise public awareness of world food production and the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. God created the earth to sustain us and yet 870 million people do not have enough to eat. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to end global hunger by providing food in times of emergency and by helping small-scale farmers increase crop yields. In Guatemala, PWS&D's partners are working to teach 440 families sustainable farming techniques and help mitigate the effects of climate change. "We eat healthier now because our maize and beans are grown using organic fertilizers," says Miguel Quintanilla. "The money we are spending on chemical products is now buying necessities for our home. We are not mistreating our land; instead we are making the land more fertile."

NOTE: As of this afternoon, our furnace is not working and so there is no heat. This may or may not still be the case for Sunday - so dress appropriately. It WILL be fixed but at this point we are not exactly sure when.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2014 - Poppies, Poetry and Song - A Remembrance of the Great War, at St. John the Baptist Norway - Woodbine & Kingston Road. 7:30 pm - $10.00

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th - 26th, 2014 - Beach Studio Tour - visit 22 artists in 13 locations in the Beach.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2014 - Halloween on Queen - Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens. Noon - 4:00 pm - lots of activities including face painting, pumpkin decorating & carving contests, stilt walker, costume parade 2:00 from Kew Gardens to Ivan Forrest Gardens.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2014 - Singing in the Spirit: An Inspirational Workshop" - 2:00 - 5:00 - This is a rare and joyful opportunity to nurture choir and congregational singing and discover ways to engage your neighbours through music. Dr. Michael Hawn is Professor of Church Music and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at Perkins School of Theology, Texas. He specializes in cross-cultural worship and enlivening congregational song. We will explore shaping our faith and relationship with God through singing; ways choirs can nurture congregtional singing, and how music can serve as a venue for outreach with your neighbours of all ages. Bayview United Church, 2609 Bayview Avenue, Toronto - south of Hwy 401 with parking and full accessibility. $10.00 - register by October 21 by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MORE - NEW MEANINGS FOR FAMILIAR WORDS

Pharmacist - a helper on the farm
Polarize - what penguins see with
Primate - removing your spouse from in front of the TV
Relief - what trees do in the spring
Rubberneck - what you do to relax your partner
Selfish - What the owner of a seafood store does
Sudafed - Brought litigation against a government official

Have a good week - MB