November 12, 2015

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 2015 - "If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we know?"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading. We will celebrate Communion.

AND join us as we formally welcome Rafael as our new Minister and Teaching Elder at Beaches. The Induction Ceremony will happen at 3:00 with a simple reception to follow.

MISSION CAPSULES: PRESBYTERIAN SHARING ... provides grants to smaller congregations and pastoral charges as they work towards becoming self-sufficient. Central Grey-Bruce Presbyterian Cooperative Ministry in Ontario is made up of four small rural congregations with a focus on shared ministry, renewal and growth. Born out of a mixture of difficulty, necessity and an unprecedented willingness to do whatever it takes to maintain each of their individual churches as a vibrant and meaningful God-cented presence in their communities, these four congregations have chosen to step outside of their comfort zones. Members of each congregation hope to build on their strengths and gifts to continue their ministry in a new way.

COMING UP:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2015 - 7:30 pm - A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. So far we have singer Patricia O'Callaghan, Lori Gemmell, Harpist, Hilario Duran, Jazz pianist, Wes Allen, Bassist, Ian Wright, Drums, Pete Gemmell, Saxophone, The Fezziwig Singers plus Tom Power and Tom Allen as readers. Again all proceeds go to our Refugee Fund. Tickets $25.00

MORE WHY

Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?"

Because - In the middle ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called "passing the buck"?

Because - in card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would "pass the buck" to the next player.

Why are people in the public eye said to be "in the limelight"?

Because - invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer "in the limelight" was the center of attention.

Have a good week - MB