November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2014 - "Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other." Oscar Am ringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2014 - Christmas Craft and Bake Sale - St. John's School gym - 780 Kingston Road - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2014 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - our own Dr. Jim Olthuis leading. As you read this know that the new boiler is being installed. The team are aiming to be able to give us heat by Friday. So, pray for the warm!

MISSION CAPSULES: "Typhoon Haiyan destroyed our house and boat. We were left with nothing", says Alan Padilla, a fisherman from Embarcadero, Philippines. "When we heard the warning, my wife and children evacuated to the village school. I stayed to guard the house and boat. But later my brother came to tell me that I should also evacuate." This warning saved Alan's life. On November 8th, 2013, fierce winds and high waves hit the Philippines, affecting nearly 14 million people. One year later, work is ongoing to rebuild and construct more typhoon resistant homes and help families like Alan's recover lost livelihoods. PWS&D responded through the ACT Alliance, which provided 115,000 people with food in the immediate aftermath. PWS&D continues to support rehabilitation and disaster preparedness work.

NOTE: Evangel Hall has entered into an agreement with Mountain Equipment Co-op where they are willing to donate to Evangel Hall, coats, jackets, sleeping bags and backpacks that have been returned. Evangel Hall cleans them but many items need to be patched, sewed or have zippers replaced. If anyone is interested in helping to repair these items (which can be done in your home and will be delivered and picked up) please contact Jo Ann Hislop at 416-504-3563 ext. 222 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COMING UP: Beaches Craft & Artisans Show in the narthex - December 6th, 13th and 20th. A good place to do some Christmas shopping.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2014 - 7:30 pm - Toronto Beach Chorale, together with orchestra and soprano soloist, celebrates the festive season with John Rutter's Magnificat. The program is introduced with a selection of seasonal favourites. Kingston Road United Church, Kingston Road and Scarborough Road.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2014 - 3:30 pm - A Child's Christmas in Wales with CBC's Tom Allen, Michael Enright and Sean Cullen reading. Great music and snacks included. (Link to Poster)

More Grade six History test answers:

The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couplet.

Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He wroe Donkey Hote. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.

Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backwards and declared, "A horse divided against itselt cannot stand." Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead!

Have a good week - MB