June 14, 2018

THURSDAY, JUNE 14th, 2018 - “I smoke cigars because at my age if I don’t have something to hang onto, I might fall down.” George Burns

SATURDAY, JUNE 16th, 2018 - East End Triathlon at the Birchmount Community Centre. This swim-bike-run event has categories for kids as young at 3 and all the way up to adults. Focus is on fun and participation. www.familyfunfit.ca

SUNDAY, JUNE 17th, 2018 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: History matters! Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … support Louise Gamble as she works with our partner church, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, to transcribe and translate reports and correspondence of the Canadian North Formosa Mission. These documents are records of the development of the Christian Church in North Formosa, from the point of view of its missionaries. It includes over 7,000 documents from 1868 to 1923. Louise works in partnership with her talented and dedicated Taiwanese colleague, Mr. James Chen. They are working on the third and final series (1915-1923), which documents events during WW1 as well as issues such as Canadian church union and the growing theological tensions in North America. When finished, this series will likely be over 1500 pages!

MONDAY, JUNE 18th, 2018 - Theology on Tap – join us for discussion at The Beacher Café, Queen & MacLean. 7:00

FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2018 - Moonlight Madness – sidewalk sales - Queen Street shops open until 10:00 –

SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2018 - Celebrate summer and The Beach – Leuty Boathouse 11:00 – 4:00


It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.

Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, the period was call the honey month…….which we know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts……. So, in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them “Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase – “Mind your P’s and Q’s”

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.

Have a good week - MB