November 18, 2016

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2016 - "There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in the UK."

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 2016 - Christmas Bazaar at Faith Presbyterian Church 10:00 - 1:00 -

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2016 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Jacob Lee leading.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2016 - Toronto's Annual Santa Claus Parade.

MISSION CAPSULES: With the aim of helping communities care for orphans and vulnerable children, PWS&D partners started working in Sobola, Malawi to support a new Community Based Child Care Centre - and it is making a big difference for two year old Memory and her family. Before the project, Memory would stay home while her parents went to work because there was no care centre in her village. Now Memory is learning the alphabet, meeting friends and eating a warm meal every day under the supervision of trained caregivers. Memory's mother Emily is especially grateful to PWS&D partners for mobilizing support for the centre - Memory is safe, happy and well equipped for when she will start primary school.

From the Refugee Team: We have received some possibly encouraging news. We have been told that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is now 80% of the way through processing the 150-odd Syrian cases they had that were matched in late 2015 early 2016 but had "stalled" primarily due to incomplete security and background assessments. All five such PCC cases have now been addressed: One arrived this week; One is due to arrive next week: One group took a replacement case and the family arrived this week; One group has accepted a replacement case and is awaiting their arrival and, as you know, we at Beaches decided to wait for the conclusion of processing of the family we originally sponsored. Let's keep this family in our thoughts and prayers, and hope that they are fully cleared to arrive soon.

Klaas J. Kraay

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, 2016 - First Sunday of Advent - following worship we will have our Advent Pot Luck lunch. Sandwiches, cheese, crackers, fruit and anything else that does not require a lot of utensils.

NOTE: At our Jazz Service last Sunday the coffee was provided - free of charge - by The Remarkable Bean - Queen Street just east of Beech. They have done this for us at each of our Jazz services.

MORE LEXOPHILES

A plateau is a high form of flattery.

A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class. It was a weapon of math disruption.

A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: "Keep off the Grass"

A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

Have a good week - MB