November 8, 2018

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2018 - “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” George Burns

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2018 - “Music on Main” featuring the Malvern Senior Dance; Jazz Choir; and Malvern New Orleans Jazz Experience. Tickets $15.00 - Calvary Baptist Church, Main Street north of Kingston Road.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2018 – Concert of Hope at Beach United Church – 7:30 – featuring the Shout Sister Choir performing blues, folk, jazz and gospel . Tickets $20:00

Time to Reflect: In an article in the Toronto Star last Saturday, The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign was explained. This Sunday is the 100th anniversary of Armistice, the day the First World War ended. Three years ago a new campaign began to acknowledge the sacrifice of many Canadians who served in our Armed Forces during times of war – including 117,000 war dead. The Highway of Heroes Tree campaign aims to plant 117,000 trees along Highway 401 one for each Canadian war dead since 1812. As well, 1.8 million more trees will be planted – on the other side of the farmer’s fence – one for each Canadian who volunteered for military service during times of war. So far, 90,000 trees have been planted – 75,000 in the past couple of months. For more information – hohtribute.ca

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2018 - Join us for a Remembrance Day service at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate communion.

Following the service please consider joining a group to rake the leaves and tidy up the property before the snow falls.

MISSION CAPSULES: One of the joys of international partnership is inviting young people from churches around the world to attend Canada Youth, the PCC’c biannual youth conference. This past summer, sixteen youth from Ghana, Malawi, Taiwan and – for the first time – Lebanon, visited Presbyterian Churches and experienced life in Canada. At Canada Youth, international and Canadian participants had an amazing inter-cultural experience, learning, sharing faith and having fun together. The international visitors participated in all activities with great enthusiasm! On a visit to the PCC’s national office on their last day, they passionately thanked everyone for this life-changing opportunity. Through Presbyterians Sharing … we provide hospitality to young people – followers of Jesus who live in every corner of God’s realm.

CHURCH BUSINESS: In order to keep us all comfortable in the pews, a very important piece of our boiler needed to be replaced – and as most of you know, these bits are not cheap. The work has been done at a cost of $7000.00. So, Stewardship and Finance are asking for prayer, consideration and some donations to help cover this expense.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2018 - Annual Pot Luck Lunch. There will be no sign up sheet, so this will be a real Pot Luck surprise.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2018 - 7:30 – Toronto Beach Chorale celebrates the Christmas Season with an uplifting concert. They will present Bach’s Cantata 147 (Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring) as well as Buxtehude’s Magnificat along with carols and motets by Bruckner, Hassler, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Eger and Rachmaninov. The choir will be joined by a professional orchestra and guest soloists. Kingston Road United Church – Tickets at the door – cash only. General $25.00 ($30.00 at the door).

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, 2018 - 3:30 – Annual reading of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.

That’s it for me – have a good day and a good week. MB