December 12, 2014

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2014 - "Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." Nikita Khrushchev

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2014 - Beaches Artists and Artisans Show - 11:00 - 4:00 - This event brings together the talent of local Artists working in wood, leather, glass, pottery etc. One of our refugees Navid will be available to take family Christmas photographs. Please plan to support this event.

Visit Santa at the Cottage - 11:00 - 3:00 - at the Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens. Bring your camera. Hot chocolate and cookies supplied. Donations of non-perishable food items for the food bank will be welcomed..

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2014 - Third Sunday in Advent - join us for morning worship. Joon Ki Kim leading.

3:30 - A Child's Christmas in Wales - a dramatic reading featuring Tom Allen, Michael Enright and Sean Cullen. Great music and yummy snacks. $25:00 at the door.

About the "Yummy Snacks" Debbie Murray is coordinating the food and would appreciate Christmas cookies; shortbread; squares; chocolates; brownies; macaroons, mini scones; crackers & cheese; grapes; strawberries etc. Items should be bite size and ready to serve.

2:00 pm - Toronto Beach Chorale present Festive Carols; Concert and Sing along at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Road - south of Gerrard. Tickets $15:00, Seniors, Artists, Children $10.00

MISSION CAPSULES: Patrick and his wife Caroline live with their newborn baby in northern Malawi. While Caroline was pregnant, the couple received visits from their village safe motherhood committee. "This was the first time I realized it was risky for my wife to deliver at home." remembers Patrick. After that visit, Patrick began to act as a male motivator. Through PWS&D's maternal health program, male motivators are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help other men understand the effects of pregnancy and delivery for their partners and to take an active role in the welfare of their families. Patrick recalls travelling to the health facility early to ensure they were ready when Caroline went into labour. Patrick's experience of a happy and healthy delivery just reinforces for him "why men should always be with their wives during pregnancy!"

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2014 - Christmas party for our men in the Boarding Home. Traditionally, Beaches congregation provide a gift bag for each of the ten men. Please consider donating ten items (or pairing up with someone) for these gift bags. Sample gifts would be socks, gloves, scarves, hats, personal items, mugs, Christmas decorations, candies. If you want to donate cash the BHM team will purchase gifts for the men. Please bring items to church on Sunday, December 14th. As well, we provide a dinner on Christmas Day, with support from one of the local service clubs. This year we were not able to secure funding, so if you could consider donating a small amount toward the dinner, it would go a long way to make this a special day for the men.

MORE FROM QUESTIONS SET IN LAST YEAR'S EXAMS. THESE ARE GENUINE ANSWERS FROM 16 YEAR OLDS!

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death!

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour.
A. Keep it in the cow.

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie!

Q. What does "varicose" mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control.
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium!

Q. Give the meaning of the term"Casarean section"
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome!

Have a good week MB