November 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2017 - “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” Pooh

Tis the Season for Christmas Craft and Bake Sales at local churches. Check out your copy of Beach Metro News.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2017 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: AIDS is now the leading cause of death among teenagers in the sub-Sahara in Africa, a region still devastated by the AIDS epidemic. The deaths can be avoided through prevention and treatment, education and healthcare. The Presbyterian Church in Canada through PWS&D supports HIV and AIDS programs that fight against stigma and discrimination ,teach and equip people to prevent the spread and the transmission between mother and child and provide home based care and medication to those with the disease.

NOTE: Calvary Baptist Church Food Bank is in need of help. I spoke to a worker there who said their demands from the community have increased by almost 50% and they regularly run out of the basic foods. Please think about donating something for them to add to their supplies.

CHRISTMAS GIVING: Laura Alary has written several children’s books – among them her Children’s introduction to Lent and this year; a book about Advent. We will have several of these books on hand for the next few Sundays. One of us will be there to take orders after worship.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2017 - Jazz and Reflections – 4:30 – 5:15 – at Beach United Church featuring New Orleans Christmas X-centric Dixieland with special guest Bill MacLean.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2017 - Advent 1 - Following worship Annual Advent Pot Luck Lunch.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Toronto Beach Chorale present The Messiah at Kingston Road United Church.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2017 - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Tickets $25.00 – proceeds to the refugee Fund.

THINGS TO PONDER:

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices, take it or leave it! Buddy Hackett

Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else. James Thorpe

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller

There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt dosen’t get any worse. Quentin Crisp

The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other. Johnny Carson

We are having something a little different this year. Instead of a turkey, we are having a swan. You get more stuffing! George Carlin

Have a good week - I will be away again for a couple of weeks. MB