December 17, 2015

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2015 - One day last week saw a Magnolia tree in bud! That's just wrong.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2015 - 7:30 - Holiday Concert with Juno award Cadence at Beach United Church. Tickets $20.00 - children $10.00.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2015 - Free Skate Day with Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon at Ted Reeve Arena - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading. We will celebrate Communion.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2015 - 7:30 pm - Longest Night Service - this is a time of hope, healing and learning to walk in the dark that sometimes envelops our lives.

MISSION CAPSULES: Thank you for your generous gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... Together with Presbyterians across Canada, you are encouraging and equipping congregational renewal and development; supporting inner city, native and refugee ministries; sending mission personnel to work with our international partners; developing innovative ministries for children and youth; equipping ministers and lay leaders to do effective ministry; bringing people together to share experiences and learn new skills through events like Stewards by Design and Canada Youth; supporting healing and reconciliation ministries ... and so much more! As we participate together in the life-giving mission of God, we are making a difference, in Canada and around the world.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2015 - 6:30 - Family Christmas Eve service with lots of singing.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2015 - 11:00 pm - Communion service. Hope to see you there.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28TH, 2015 - 7:00 PM - The Emmet Ray, 924 College Street, West

AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH, 2015 - 9:30 PM - Rex Hotel, 194 Queen Street West featuring Kelly Jefferson, Tenor Sax; James Hill, piano; Julian Anderson-Bowes; Bass and Anthony Fung; (Boston/Toronto) Drums. with special guests - Andrew Marzotto, Guitar (Boston/Toronto) and Simon Moullier, Vibraphone (Boston/France) Performing new music by members of the band.

MORE GREAT TRUTHS:

Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree!

Wrinkles don't hurt!

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts!

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held it's ground!

Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside!

Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy!

Have a blessed week - Merry Christmas everyone - I will be away next week. MB