November 06, 2014

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2014 - The cure for boredom is books, there is no cure for books!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2014 - Christmas Bazaar - Kingston Road United Church - 11:00 - 3:00 - Bake table, jams, preserves, books, Christmas crafts, tearoom

Scarborough Bluffs United Church - Warden & Kingston Road - 11:00 - 2:00 - Country store, granny's attic, baked goods, silent auction, quilt raffle, lunch.

Fallingbrooke Presbyterian Church, Christmas Craft sale - 10:30 - 2:00 - baby gifts, Christmas crafts, silent auction, jewelry, baking, tea room

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2014 - Join us for an intergenerational morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. M.J.Perry leading - we will celebrate communion. Following worship our Book Study will continue. THE BOILER/FURNACE HAS NOT YET BEEN REPAIRED SO DRESS WARMLY.

MISSION CAPSULES: During the Advent season we celebrate the amazing gift God gave - Jesus! This gift changed the world. It is with this same spirit of generosity that we too can make a difference for countless others in our global village. Each week of Advent, PWS&D challenges individuals and congregations to share the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ's birth with those in need. The real spirit of Christmas is not the spectacle of lights and gifts, but your willingness to give to those you have never seen or met. In the midst of poverty and disaster, the Christ light shines. To learn more about the Advent Challenge visit WeRespond.ca PWS&SD.

EVENTS TO WATCH FOR:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 2014 - Rev. Wes Denyer, our Interim Moderator, will lead worship. Following worship there will be a congregational meeting to discuss our future.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 13h and 20th, 2014 - Christmas Artisan and Craft Show in the Narthex.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2014 - 3:00 - A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas - so far we have Michael Enright and Sean Cullen as readers.

NOTE: As you know, Beaches has sponsored two refugees from Iran this past year. Their financial support comes to an end in December. They are both still looking for stable full-time work in order to become financially independent. Hossein is a mining engineer by trade and Navid is a photographer - but they are open to working in other fields. They both have university degrees and speak English very well. They are permanent residents of Canada, have Ontario drivers licenses and have good computer skills. They are both hard-working, nice guys. If you have any leads that you think might be appropriate, please contact the Chair of the Refugee Committee, Klaas Kraay, as soon as possible, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ACTUAL ANSWERS TO A 6TH GRADE HISTORY TEST.....

- Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

- Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he ever reached Canada.

- Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines.

- The Greeks were a highly sculptured people and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth!

- Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

Have a good week - stay warm - MB