April 27, 2018

FRIDAY, APRIL 27th, 2018 - “ Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” Mark Twain

SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, 2018 - SPRING THAW – A concert of Hot Jazz for Cool Nights. - 7:30 - Featuring Julian Anderson-Bowes, Bass, Matthew Chalmers, percussion, James Hill, Piano, Tara Kannangara, vocals & trumpet. Tickets $20.00 at the door. Proceeds to Beaches Refugee Support Fund.

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00, Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: Inspired by the words in Matthew’s gospel, Lighthouse Arabic Ministry is a shining light in the city of Winnipeg, inviting all to see how great and wonderful God is. The congregation is known for providing newly arrived Arabic speaking immigrants with a spiritual home and support through Christian community. This ministry, supported by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … is one of the PCC’s most recent new church developments and has seen consistent growth since its founding. The ministry is broad and reaches many. It is exciting to see people’s lives change as they follow Jesus. For people struggling to adapt to Canadian society, it is truly a lighthouse offering direction and pointing to God’s love.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, 2018 - Toronto Beach Chorale presents Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Fantasia for Piano, Choir and Orchestra at Kingston Road United Church – 7:30 pm – Featuring Jocelyn Fralick, soprano, Lillian Brooks, mezzo soprano, Sean Clark, tenor, Max van Wyck, bass. Tickets $25:00 or $30:00 at the door. torontobeachchorale.com

MONDAY, APRIL 30th, 2018 - Theology on Tap at the Beacher Café continues. Join in the discussion.

SUNDAY, MAY 6th, 2018 - NOTICE – The session has called a very important congregational meeting for Sunday, May 6th, 2018 following the worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to consider extending a call to the Rev. Katherine McCloskey. Katherine is currently our minister on annual appointment by the presbytery. A call would make Katherine our minister without term. The call would also provide Katherine and the congregation greater certainty and stability as we move forward in faith. If the congregation votes in favour of the call, the call will be presented to the Presbytery of East Toronto for its consideration in June. Please make this a matter of pray and plan to stay for the meeting.

STUFF:

If anyone tells you that America’s best days are behind her, they’re looking the wrong way. George H. W. Bush

I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot and all I can say is that we haven’t melted. Jesse Jackson

Governments never learn. Only people learn. Milton Friedman

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. George Bernard Shaw

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius or French. Madeleine Albright

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. J. Bartlett Brebner

Have a good week - and come to the concert on Saturday. MB