November 05, 2015

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 2015 - The City of Calgary asked for votes to rename their airport after Stephen Harper. However, they received more votes to name a new landfill after him.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2015 - 6:30 - Women's Pot Luck Dinner at Mary Rae Shantz's, 230 Wineva.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2015 - Christmas Bazaar at Kingston Road United Church 11:00 - 3:00 - Preserves, books, crafts, jewelry, tea room and much more.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2015 - Queen Street East Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Bazaar and Tea. 11:00 - 2:30

AND - 7:00 - The Lost Pilgrims in Concert - Donway Covenant United Church in Don Mills.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2015 - Tom Allen presents "Bohemians in Brooklyn" 1:30 - A tale of how author Carson McCullers wound up sharing a brownstone in wartime Brooklyn with W.H.Auden, Benjamin Britten and Gypsy Rose Lee. Adults $20.00, Students $10.00, children under 12, free.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading, who will preach a sermon on "The Grass that Suffers". The sermon is taken from a Swahili proverb: (when elephants fight, the grass gets hurt) We will honour Remembrance Day.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2015 - 7:00 - Ontario Presbyterian Chorus present the gospel through the singing of Psalms, traditional gospel songs and other music. Queen Street East Presbyterian Church.

MISSION CAPSULES: In rural Afghanistan, young Tasal spent each day helping his father Zaman raise livestock and cultivate crops on their parcel of land. Tasal was happy to support his family, but because he was busy helping his father during the day, he didn't get the chance to go to school. PWS&D Girls Education Project team conducted meetings in Tasal's village to teach members of the community about the ways that an education can help girls and boys access opportunities for brighter futures. At the end of the session, Zaman was inspired to enroll his son at the local school. "I now understand that it is not only his right to go to school but it is also my responsibility to encourage him and support him", shares Zaman.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2015 - Join us as we formally welcome Rafael as our new Minister and Teaching Elder at Beaches. The Induction Ceremony will happen at 3:00. A simple reception will follow after the service.

LOOK FORWARD TO:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2015 - 7:30 - Toronto Beach Chorale presents Handel's Messiah at Kingston Road United Church. When 70 people from our community, who love to sing, come together to perform Handel's Messiah you want to be there. Tickets $25.00, Youth (7-18) $12.00

MORE WHY:

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

Because: This comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' and is pronounced approximately 'mayday'.

Why are so many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs?

Because: long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called 'pygg' When people saved coins in jars made of this clay the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig ...... and it caught on.

Have a good week - MB