July 06, 2017

THURSDAY, JULY 6th, 2017 - “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be”

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, JULY 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017 - Beaches Jazz Festival begins at Jimmie Simpson Park (didn’t know this was part of The Beach!)

SUNDAY, JULY 9th, 2017 - Leslieville Flea Market at the Ashbridge Estate. 10:00 – 2:00

SUNDAY, JULY 9th, 2017 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. M.J. Perry leading. We will celebrate communion. We will meet after worship to discuss whether and how we can help Sobhiya – the 16 year old Syrian girl. Gareth will be joining us at this meeting – he is a very valuable ally and we expect to have more information about her situation.

MISSION CAPSULE;

Sitting outside her home on a warm, sunny day in South Sudan, the sudden crack of distant gunfire wasn’t immediately concerning to Besta. But when the gunshots became louder and more frequent, she grew fearful and her husband decided they must gather their children and flee. Amid a frantic crowd, they ran to save their lives. Now settled in a makeshift shelter, the family was safe, but worried about where their next meal would come from. Besta longs to return to her farm but she acknowledges that the food rations her family received from PWS&D through a Canadian Foodgrains Bank – supported project have been a source of hope. Despite the hardships she has experienced, Besta is grateful to have something to feed her children.

TUESDAY, JULY 11th, 2017 - Tuesday’s at Fallingbrook – 7:00 pm – Rev. Jim Biggs leading

NOTE: M.J. Perry has advised that the books are now available for the next book study. She will bring them to church this Sunday, July 9th – the first meeting will be at The Beacher Café, August 24th.

FRIDAY, JULY 14th, 2017 - Kevin McCloskey is hosting a coffee house at St. Augustines Church – start time is 7:00. More information next week. A $5:00 donation includes coffee, tea, cold drinks and cake.

MORE REASONS TO LOVE CANADA

Maple Syrup; Dr. Frederick Banting; Algonquin Park; k.d.lang; Fiddleheads; Public Healthcare; Lester B. Pearson; Arcade Fire; the Maple Leaf; Pierre Elliott Trudeau; Big Nickel; Rush; Jann Arden; Rick Mercer; The Maple Leafs; Northern Lights; Glenn Gould; Our Flag; Toboggans; Farley Mowat; Anne Murray; War of 1812; Hugh MacLennan; Freedom; Yannick Bisson; Poutine; Barenaked Ladies; Franklin the Turtle; Margaret Atwood; Tolerance; Alexander Graham Bell; Indigenous Wisdom; Peacekeeping; Gordon Lightfoot.

More later ….

Have a good week - MB