November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 2014 - "I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." Charles de Gaulle

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 2014 - Craft sale at St. John's the Baptist Norway Church, Woodbine & Kingston Road. - 9:30 - 2:00 - featuring local artisans plus lunch and bake table.

Kingston Road United Church - Kathy Sayers Bake swap and Social. 2:30 - 3:30 - bring items to be swapped plus $5:00 donation for Sick Kids Hospital and/or a donation to the food bank.

Christmas Market at Beach United Church - 10:00 - 2:00 - Bake table; "world famous meat pies" Christmas ornaments and lots more.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 2014 - First Sunday of Advent - join us for worship at 10:30 - Philip Yoo leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: The Presbyterian Church in Canada, through PWS&D continue to support HIV & AIDS programs that fight stigma and discrimination, teach and equip people to prevent the spread, and provide home based care and medications to help those living with the disease cope. PWS&D works with partners to prevent the transmission between mother and child, provide counseling and testing, and support and care for orphans and vulnerable children. Take the lead, inspire others to learn more, and raise funds for PWS&D's AIDS programs. To learn more about our church's work in the fight, visit

NOTE: There has been some discussion lately about our Sunday School programs - for your interest and information there is a website that should be checked out. It is a really interesting read and ideas to ponder.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2014 - Toronto Beach Chorale celebrates the festive season with John Rutter's jubilant Magnificat. Rutter's work features lyrical, irresistible melodies and brilliant, colourful orchestration. We introduce the program with a selection of seasonal favourites. Kingston Road United Church - 7:30 pm - Tickets $20.00 in advance; $25:00 cash at the door; Youth $10:00 advance $12:00 at the door.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2014 - V0CA Chorus present Winter North & South, featuring Lori Gemmell Harp; William Beauvais Guitar; Michelle Coltan; Ray Dillard Percussion and Les Allt Flute, Tin Whistle, Pan Pipes. 7:30 pm - Eastminster United Church, Danforth Avenue near Chester. $25:00 general admission, $20.00 seniors, $10:00 students

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2014 - 3:30 pm - A Childs Christmas in Wales, featuring Tom Allen, Michael Enright and Sean Cullen. Great music as well as Yummy snacks. Tickets $25:00 - in support of the Boarding Homes Ministry and BPC.

ALSO for this event we need the yummy snacks. Christmas cookies; shortbread cookies; squares; chocolates; macaroons, mini scones; crackers & cheese; grapes; strawberries, apple cider. All items must be bite size and ready to serve. Cash donations will also be accepted - contact Debbie Murray.


In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled biscuits, and threw the Java.

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out: "Tee hee, Brutus"

Joan of Arc was burnt to a Steak and was canonized by George Bernard Shaw.

Queen Elizabeth was the "virgin Queen". As a queen she was a success. When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted, "Hurrah"

It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking. Sr. Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100 foot clipper.

Have a good week. MB