May 28, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 28th, 2015 - "By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere." Billy Crystal

SATURDAY, MAY 30th, 2015 - Beaches Artists' & Artisans' spring market at Beaches Presbyterian Church - 11:00 - 4:00. Spring fashions for you and your home. Unique gifts created by local artists. Final day of this annual event.

SUNDAY, MAY 31st, 2015 - Church Bells Ring at St. Aidan's Anglican Church - 12:00 noon - to mark the completion of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The bells will honour the survivors of the residential schools, and mark a commitment to continuing this work among all Canadians.

SUNDAY, MAY 31st, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. M.J.Perry leading. Following worship the Presbyterian Catechism study will continue in the prayer room.

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterians Sharing ... is helping Tyndale St.Georges Community Centre transform lives in Montreal's Little Burgundy neighbourhood. Through empowering programs, Tyndale is helping each member of the community to have the opportunities and skills needed to realize their potential. Volunteer and former Little Burgundy resident Idil shares what Tyndale made a difference in her childhood and teen years. "Why do I volunteer at Tyndale? I do it because I strongly believe in the power of community service and because I know what it did for me and others." A scholarship from the Centre helped Idil attend university and she has now started a Masters degree in Social Sciences and Humanities. She shares, " I can honestly say I would have never been able to do it without the support of my community."

WHY?

Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left?

Because - When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right......and that's where women's buttons have remained.

Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?

Because this comes from the French work m'aides - meaning 'help me' - and is pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.'

Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'?

Because in France, were tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'the egg'. When tennis was introduced in the US Americans mispronounced it 'love'.

Have a good week - mb