December 11, 2015

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2015 - 8:00 pm - Dylan Thomas' brilliant prose poem "A Child's Christmas in Wales" read by Tom Allen and Tom Power, with music by Patricia O'Callaghan, Hilario Duran, Lori Gemmell, Peter Gemmell, Wes Allen, The Fezziwig Singers and so, so many other great musicians you will just have to come to understand how delightful it will be. Tickets $25.00 at the door - arrive in good time, it tends to fill up! Proceeds to support our refugee program.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th, 2015 - Sadly, our sister Henriette deKloet died this week following her fight with brain cancer. Funeral arrangements are to be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetary Visitation Centre. Visitation - Saturday evening 6:00 - 9:00. Celebration of Life - Sunday afternoon 5:00 - 6:00. Enter through the eastern entrance.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2015 - Third Sunday of Advent - join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading. This is our Write for Rights Sunday.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2015 - Annual Christmas Party for the men at our Boarding Homes Ministry. Each year, Beaches creates gift bags for each of the men in the home. Please consider giving to this important ministry. You could team up with someone to give ten items (ten sets of gloves, socks etc) or give a cash donation so that the team can purchase gifts. We will be able to collect your donations on Sunday, December 13th, following the worship service.

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterians sharing ... supports new congregations as they respond to specific needs in their communities. Lighthouse Evangelical Arabic Church is meeting the needs of Arabic speakers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Bahgat family was part of a Presbyterian church in Egypt before coming to Winnipeg in 2001. The first time they attended Lighthouse church, Rev. Ibrahim Zabeneh preached about the vision of the church and God's desire for Lighthouse to reach out to the community. At the end of the service, the Bahgats approached Rev. Zabeneh and said, "this church will be our church. We are committed!" They had been longing for a church where they could feel at home in Winnipeg and were thrilled to have found a welcoming place where they could worship in their own language.

Refugee Team: The Refugee Team is committed to sponsoring a family of at least three people as soon as possible. There is currently $9,000 in the 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 to the Fund and let family and friends know that they can donate as well. Cheques should be made out to Beaches Presbyterian Church and Refugee Fund noted on the "Memo" line.

Truths that Children have learned.

- no matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.

- when your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.

- if your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.

- you can't trust dogs to watch your food.

- the best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap.

have a good week - MB\