April 12, 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 12th, 2018 - “Prayer is not asking. It is the longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words – than words without a heart.” Mahatma Gandi

SUNDAY, APRIL 15th, 2018 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: Since the outbreak of state-led violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Safiri has been living in fear. Her husband was shot and her entire village burned to the ground. One night, fearing an attack by members of the army, she fled with her children across dangerous countryside to the Balukhai camp in Bangladesh. Their arrival brought new challenges - shelter conditions were miserable and food, water and sanitation services scarce. Safiri’s story of suffering is hard to grasp, but her needs for survival are very real. PWS&D, alongside Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance, are helping Rohingya refugees like Safiri meet their basic needs and find hope that life will once again be normal.

MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 2018 - Theology on Tap will meet at The Beacher Café

SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, 2018 - 7:30 – BPC’s Annual Spring Thaw Concert. HOT JAZZ FOR COOL NIGHTS.

Julian Anderson Bowes is an acoustic & Electric Bass player, composer and teacher and is leader of the quartet. Matthew Chalmers, percussionist. Is an award winning musician and composer. James Hill, pianist, has been performing around town with five other jazz groups. Tara Kannangara, vocalist and Trumpeter. Juno nominated band leader and performer in the Toronto Jazz scene. Tickets $20.00 – doors open at 7:00 – all proceeds go toward Beaches Refugee Fund.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, 2018 - 7:30 - Toronto Beach Chorale in their 10th Anniversary season, present L. van Beethoven’s Fantasia for piano, choir and orchestra. Featuring a professional orchestra and four guest soloists. Kingston Road United Church - tickets $25:00 or $30:00 at the door (cash only)

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America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense - human rights invented America. Jimmy Carter.

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. Oscar Wilde

I want a kinder, gentler nation. George H. W. Bush

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. Robert Benchley

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. Winston Churchill

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. Jack Paar

A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It’s a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity. Jimmy Carter

Have a good week - MB