October 23, 2015

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2016 - "Everyone has the right to be stupid. Politicians just abuse the privilege!"

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2015 - Annual Beach Studio Tour. Friday, 6:00 - 9:00; Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 and Sunday, 11:00 - 6:00. Featuring 22 local artists and artisans. Enjoy ..

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2015 - Kingston Road Village Harvest Festival between Hannaford and Fallingbrook - 10:00 - 4:00 pumpkin decorating, great food, sidewalk sales and more.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2015 - 3:00 - Glen Stewart Park Ravine Nature Walk. Gather at the entrance on Beech Avenue - walk will end at Queen Street with the option to continue down to the lake.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: Edna Nampelo and her children would suffer for months whenever the well in their small village in Malawi broke down. Since nobody in her community knew how to repair the well, Edna was forced to collect water from contaminated sources. When a PWS&D - supported water, sanitation and hygiene project was introduced in her village, Edna was keen to participate. She learned how to maintain new water sources for the long term. Edna can now repair the well that brings clean water to her village. "This will help us to have safe drinking water all the time," she shares. Enabling communities to take control of their well-being helps ensure lasting hope, health and vitality for families like Edna's.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2015 - 6:30 - Beaches Women's Pot Luck Dinner at Mary Rae Shantz's home on Wineva.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2015 - 1:30 - "Bohemians in Brooklyn" at Kingston Road United Church. Tom Allen narrates this tale of how author Carson McCullers wound up sharing a brownstone in wartime Brooklyn with W.H.Auden, Benjamin Britten and Gypsy Rose Lee.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2015 - 7:00 - Ontario Presbyterian Chorus will be presenting the Gospel in song at Queen Street East Presbyterian Church. Concert includes Psalms and traditional gospel songs.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2015 - 3:00 - Service of Induction for Rev. Rafael Vallejo at Beaches Presbyterian Church. There will be a reception, Beaches is hosting, so we will need finger foods.


A little girl had just finished her first week of school. "I'm just wasting my time," she said to her mother, "I can't read, I can't write and they won't let me talk!"

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my four year old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The tooth fairy will never believe this!"

Have a good week - MB