August 04, 2016

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2016 - "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people in it who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it" Albert Einstein

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th, 2016 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. M.J.Perry leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: PWS&D responds to situations where indigenous people are marginalized and denied their rights. Like many other indigenous Maya-Mam women of Guatemala, Aurelia Jimenez has suffered discrimination and poverty. "Our lives are hard," she shares, but she is committed to making a difference for her family. Through a PWS&D supported program, she and other Maya-Mam women are learning how to improve the way they plant crops and prepare the new food they are growing. The program also promotes gender equality and women's rights. Because of this, Aurelia found the courage to advocate for herself within the broader community - inspiring others with a vision for a brighter tomorrow.

MONDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2016 - Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine & Volunteers will meet at Williamson Road & Glen Manor to remove invasive burdock in the park. - 10.00 am - tools etc will be provided.

PAUSE: Practice the pause; when in doubt, pause; when angry, pause; when tired, pause; when stressed, pause; and when you pause, pray.

AND FROM THE CHILDREN:

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted it on the apple tray: "Take only one, God is watching" Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "take all you want. God is watching the apples ...."

Have a good week - stay cool - MB