October 25, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2017 - “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you, you have to go to them sometimes.” Pooh

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2017 - Halloween on Queen – Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens – noon – 4:00 - Dress to impress for our costume contest. Plus games; crafts; face painting; live music; magicians; stilt walkers.

AND Jazz Vespers – 4:30 – 5:15 at Hope United Church, Main & Danforth, featuring guitarist Christopher Platt and pianist Josh Smiley.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2017 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – this Sunday one of our Jazz services will be presented. Bring your friends featuring our favourite jazz group.

MISSION CAPSULES: Have you ever found yourself stuck and in need of good advice? Thanks to Presbyterians Sharing … ministers and ministries across Canada are receiving the encouragement and guidance they need to thrive through a variety of coaching networks. Programs such as the New Church Development Coaches and the Social Mentor Network bring direct support to ministries by matching them with trained coaches who provide guidance and support. Whether getting a new church staff off the ground or navigating the challenges of managing a church-based outreach mission, coaches help leadership teams hear where God is calling them and equip them with the tools needed to follow God’s call. In 2018 Canadian Ministries will pilot two new coaching programs in the area of evangelism and congregational renewal!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2017 - Theology on Tap at the Beacher Café - 7:00 – join us for a good discussion on the book Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell.

FYI - Our weekly offerings to date, are down from the same period last year, so the members of your Stewardship & Finance Committee would ask that you prayerfully consider: 1) Whether your situation will allow you to give through PAR in a regular monthly way, and 2) Whether a review of your level of giving is warranted. You can make giving to Beaches easy and simple while, at the same time, providing the church with a stable, predictable source of revenue each month. HOW?.....by joining the Pre-Authorized Remittance plan (PAR).

Your offering would be drawn monthly directly from your account; no need to remember to write a cheque nor to have cash available nor consider what to do should you be absent on a Sunday. It is a safe and secure process. For more information about PAR, see Sheila MacDonald or go to www.presbyterian.ca/stewardship/par On behalf of your Stewardship Committee, thank you for your strong, on-going support.

More lexophiles

The guy who fell into an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.
He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it!
And finally
Those who get too big for their britches will be totally exposed in the end.

Have a good week - MB I will be away for the next while.