March 02, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2016 - "Don't let schooling interfere with your education" Mark Twain

FRIDAY, MARCH 4th, 2016 - 6:30 - Women's Pot Luck Dinner - Elizabeth A. hosting.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5th, 2016 - Jazz & Reflections at Beach United Church - 4:30 - 5:15 - Jake Hiebert Trio - Gospel Jazz ...

SUNDAY, MARCH 6th, 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Lent - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: March 8th is International Women's Day - Simiona, Santa, Isaura and Leona are Maya-Mam women living in Guatemala. Unfortunately, like many other indigenous women striving to provide for their families they are faced with descrimination, unequal treatment and the unrelenting cycle of poverty. Through the local PWS&D supported group called United for Development, however, their lives have been transformed. They are learning how to properly raise livestock, produce organic fertilizers and diversify crops to increase their yields. After receiving training in small business development, they are also empowered to use their household income to support their families and community. Through the program, women are inspired to claim their rights to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of those around them.

REFUGEES: We still don't have any more information about exactly when the family we are sponsoring will arrive. We were told it would be late February or early March - that means, any day now. It's time for us to move to the next phase of our preparations. We have a furnished apartment ready but it will only be available for a month. Below is a link to a shared document that lists the basic furnishings that we will need to set them up. Please have a look and see whether you can contribute any of these items and if so, sign in.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QXaUQL1WKFVQbrerfxa6be7odCr18fsO5BMRBTF2OLE/edit?usp=sharing

OR come to church and sign the form in person.

COMING UP: GOOD FRIDAY - 7:30 pm - Toronto Beach Chorale Concert at Kingston Road United Church - presents Gabriel Faur's Requiem........as well as his Messe Basse and award winning Cantique de Jean Racine. Works by fellow French composers Gounod, Franck, Poulenc & Saint-Saens will also be featured. Tickets $20.00 ($25.00 at the door)

SATURDAY, MAY 7th, & JUNE 11th, 2016 - Young Children in Worship Training. Guildwood Presbyterian Church - 9:00 - 4:30 - Dr. Laura Alary leading. $135.00 per person. (Beaches can fund two to attend)

EASTER SERVICES:

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 20th, 10:00
THURSDAY, MARCH 24th, 2016 - Maunday Thursday dinner & service 6:30
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 25th, 2016 - 10:00
EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 27th, 2016

MORE LEXOPHILIA:

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

Broken pencils are pointless.

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus!

I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last!

Have a good week - MB