October 01, 2015

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 2015 - Missed going to the gym yesterday - that's 1500 days in a row!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, 2015 - Julian Anderson Bowes will be performing with his Quintet. 8:30 Array Music Space, 155 Walnut Avenue. They will be recording the live performance as well as teaming up with Matt Fong's Future Machine, making it a double Bill. He and his band will also be performing on Sunday, October 4th, at 9:30 pm at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar (194 Queen Street, West)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 2015 - Fall Fest and Antique Appraisal - Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, Warden & Kingston Road. 9:00 - 1:00 - This is not a yard sale. Antique Appraisals ($5:00 per item) Vintage treasures, clothing, home baking, books, knife sharpening, breakfast and BBQ lunch.

AND Jazz and Reflections - Beach United Church, Wineva & Queen, 4:30 - 5:15 - featuring Jane Bunnett and Friends.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading. During this service we will celebrate the Blessing of Animals. Bring your dogs, cats, gerbils, whatever OR photos of them.

Following worship there will be a congregational meeting to discuss Rafael's contract.

MISSION CAPSULES: With support from Presbyterians Sharing ... the Stewards by Design conference helps congregations think about their mission and ministry and find the resources needed to do what God is calling them to do. Participants explore the concept of stewardship as not just a financial matter but also a spiritual matter concerned with all aspects of life. Led by Dr. Kennon Callahan, the conference helps congregations grow generous givers, expand and strengthen their mission and ministry, make generous giving an ongoing, joyful congregational experience, and develop a concrete plan suited for their unique congregation. The application deadline for the April 2016 conference is November 2nd, 2015. For information go to presbyterian.ca/stewardsbydesign.


When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries are the only fruit whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could knock the bridge down.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

Have a good week - MB