November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 2015 - One month today is Christmas!!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2015 - Free Seniors Movie at the Fox. 10:30 am - Showing "Remember" with Christopher Plummer. Doors open at 10:00

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 2015 - Christmas Craft Sales at Beach United Church and St. John the Baptist Norway - 9:30 - 2:00

AND - Light up the Beach on the Boardwalk. 7:00 pm Follow Santa as he illuminates 80,000 Christmas lights. Music and hot chocolate.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 2015 - First Sunday of Advent - join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading. There will be Sunday School in the worship center during Advent.

MISSION CAPSULES: Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support and strengthen connections with international mission partners. The PCC has had a close relationship with the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon for thirty years. This has included the presence of personnel teaching at the seminary, visits to the school to learn about issues in Middle Eastern theological education and financial support for special initiatives. At the 2015 General Assembly, Dr. George Sabra, President of NEST, asked that we continue to partner with Christians in the Middle East. "Stay related to us," he said. "Stay aware of what is happening to us; encourage us and support us morally, spiritually and materially. And above all, keep us in your prayers to God almighty, the Lord of our lives and of all history, in who love and mercy our ancestors, our parents and grandparents, have always trusted."

COMING UP:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2015 - Advent Pot Luck Lunch at Beaches.

AND Later the same day:

7:30 pm, Toronto Beach Chorale present the Messiah at Kingston Road United Church. Don't miss this holiday event, 70 people from the community, who love to sing come together to perform this wonderful piece of music, with special guest soloists and musicians. General Admission $25.00, youth (7-18) $12.00.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2015 - 7:30 pm - A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. So far we have Tom Power and Tom Allen as readers. Musicians include Patricia O'Callaghan, singer, Lori Gemmell, harpist, Hilario Duran, jazz pianist, Wes Allen, bassist, Ian Wright, drummer, Pete Gemmell, saxophone plus the Fezziwig Singers and many others.

Debbie Murray is co-ordinating the snacks again. We need squares, cookies, chocolate, cake, tarts, apple cider, fruit tray. Items should be bite size and able to be served on a napkin. Please contact Debbie.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2015 - Beaches Annual "Write for Rights Campaign" in co-operation with Amnesty International.

From the Refugee committee: The team met after worship last week and is committed to sponsoring a family of at least three people as soon as possible. There is currently $9000 in the Refugee Fund, but we will need at least $14,000 ( and very likely more) in order to do this. Please prayerfully consider whether you can earmark a donation for the Refugee Fund and please let family and friends know that they can donate as well. Klaas Kraay

Stuff:

Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?

Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

How come abbreviated is such a long word?

Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

Have a good week - Happy Advent - MB