September 12, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, 2017 - “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” Pooh

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - Butterfly Way Parade and Pollinator Party at Kew Gardens – 1:00 – 5:00 – Parade begins on the boardwalk at 1:00.

AND Cigarette butts are the most littered items on our Beaches – they don’t biodegrade, they leach toxic chemicals into the sand and water. With all the flooding this summer, it’s been difficult for cleaning equipment to access and clean our beaches – so we are going to lend hand and we need help. If you can help please register online – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2017 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Heather Crisp leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: In her community in Nicaragua, Sandra believed she was feeding her children wholesome, nutritious food. But the chips and soda that made up the bulk of their diets led to illness and delays in growth. PWS&D supported community promoters are helping families like Sandra’s improve their nutrition by discussing the benefits of locally grown, fresh produce and helping establish household gardens. Sandra now understands that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is important for a healthy future. Today her children are energetic and healthy. For Sandra, this project is the beginning of a brighter future for her family and community. “Our mission is to share what we have learned so that our community will prosper with healthy and active families.”

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2017 - Theology on Tap – Beacher Café

COMING UP:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2017 - At the Balmy Beach Club – an author’s dinner, featuring Peter Robinson and Gord Downie. Tickets are $70:00. Gord Downie will be talking about his book Secret Path. This evening is being organised by St. Aidan’s Church.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017 - Presbytery Youth Progressive Dinner – the Youth Committee has planned a progressive dinner which will begin at 5:00 at St. Andrews; move on to Rosedale and finish up at Riverdale.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 2017 - 2:00 – 4:00 – Kingston Road United Church - Toronto Beach Chorale – come and participate in a free, open choral rehearsal….Love to sing? Drop in and sing with the Toronto Beach Chorale and participate in Canada’s Culture Days celebrations. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how choral music is rehearsed and practise a few vocal techniques as a member of the audience. Artistic Director and Conductor, Mervin William Fick will guide us through a lively, open working rehearsal as we prepare for our 10th anniversary 2017/18 season.

MORE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE …..

- A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3 – ½

- During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur” a small red car can be seen in the distance and Heston is wearing a watch!

- On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (that explains a few mysteries)

- Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during WWII were made of wood.

- The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

- There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

- The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.

- The very first bomb dropped by the allies on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

AND THIS – I have been told that a duck’s quack does echo.

Have a good week - MB