May 3, 2018

THURSDAY, MAY 3rd, 2018 - “I was planning on starting my diet this week, but I have too much on my plate!” Ron Sexsmith

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MAY 4th, 5th & 6th, 2018 - Beach Annual Studio Tour. Friday – 6:00 – 9:00; Saturday – 10:00 – 6:00; Sunday – 11:00 – 6:00 - 15 locations featuring the work of two dozen local artists.

SUNDAY, MAY 6th, 2018 – Join us for morning worship – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

Following worship, the session has called a very important congregational meeting. 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 prayer and plan to stay for the meeting.

MONDAY, MAY 7th, 2018 - Theology on Tap will NOT be meeting. We will meet again Monday, May 14th to begin discussing Leaving Christianity by Brian Clarke and Stuart Macdonald. Due to its newness the authors’ distributor is unable to obtain sufficient inventory for commitments and Ben McNally is also unable to get us a discount. I have looked on line and the best price I can find from a somewhat ethical source is Indigo where it is $32.61 for the paperback edition. We are going to ask those who are interested to please purchase it themselves. The following book will be The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone. Ben is certain that he will be able to get us a 10% discount for this book with an order of ten. Regular price is $31.10. If you are interested in participating in a group purchase please let Erin or M.J. know.

MISSION CAPSULE: Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … support the vibrant ministry of Canada Youth. Every two years, hundreds of participants join together from across our denomination to celebrate their energetic faith. This remarkable event in July unites youth, young adults, church leaders and guests from around the world for five days of soul-satisfying worship, unique expressions of faith in large and small groups, dynamic keynotes and workshops, vibrant faith explorations and joyful celebrations! CY is a gathering place for all kinds of enthusiastic Presbyterians to worship, play, create, learn, make new friends, study scripture and share joy. More than 4,000 folks have attended CY since it began and the impact of its ministry has been felt in our camps, congregations and courts.

TUESDAY, MAY 8th, 2018 - 7:30 – Toronto Community Orchestra present Dancing with the Stars – A Journey through Classical, Folk and All That Jazz! Alexandra Bourque, Artistic Director…..featuring Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Fantasia on Serbian Themes: Sibelius’ Andante Festivo with guest soloists.
Eastminister United Church – Danforth & Chester. FREE Admission


There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker. Charles M. Schulz

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. Joe Ancis

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. Napoleon Boneparte

Boy, those French, they have a different word for everything. Steve Martin

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese. Charles de Gaulle

Have a good week - MB