May 17, 2018

THURSDAY, MAY 17TH, 2018 - I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it!!

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 - Community Environment Day at Ted Reeve Arena – 4:00 – 8:00

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 - Beach Garden Society Plant Sale at Adam Beck Community Centre, Lawlor Avenue, 9:00 am – noon. Be early to get the best selection from hundreds of exceptional perennials.

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH, 2018 - Pentacost Sunday – wear something red or orange. Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – service led by Julian Anderson Bowes and the group for one of our Jazz Services.

MISSION CAPSULES: “We serve, Jesus heals”, is the motto of Tansen Mission Hospital in western Nepal, which serves a population of one million. Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … support Dr. Nicholaus Bauman, a surgeon appointed to the United Mission to Nepal. As part of the Tansen Hospital medical and surgical team, made up of Nepali and international physicians, Nick reponds to referrals for gynecology, urology, and abdominal problems. Nick also teaches post-graduate students enrolled in the Medical Doctorate in General Practice. He shares, “our faith community has always stressed the importance of mission, particularly the sense that our lives are not our own, but are gifts, and that we are entrusted by God to be stewards of this gift.” Nick is joined in Nepal by his wife Becky and their four children.

MONDAY, MAY 21st, 2018 - Theology on Tap at the Beacher Café – the discussion continues on Leaving Christianity by Brian Clarke and Stuart MacDonald - join us.

TUESDAY, MAY 22nd, 2018 - Guided Nature Walk – 6:30 – 8:30 pm - Bob Kortright will lead a nature walk starting at Beech Avenue, 50m south of Kingston Road to Queen Street and the Beach. Bring binoculars.

SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018 - As part of the Doors Open Toronto 2018 - The Esprit Chamber Choir, which includes Susan and George Kopulos and Peter McKinnon, are preparing for a tour of Italy this summer. As part of the preparations, the choir is presenting a FREE concert at Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor Street, West, at 2;00 pm.


Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. Ronald Reagan

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. Charles de Gaulle

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. Nikita Khrushchev

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. Henry Kissinger

My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight! John F. Kennedy

In politics, you need two things: friends, but above all, an enemy. Brian Mulroney

If you want to know who is going to change this country, go home and look in the mirror. Maude Barlow

Have a good week - MB