December 5, 2018

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2018 - “The older a person gets, the farther they had to walk to school as a child.” Anonymous

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2018 - Deck the trees of Glen Stewart Ravine – 10:30 – 11:30 am – Bird friendly tree decorating, scavenger hunt and more. Refreshments and materials provided. Meet at the Glen Manor entrance to the Ravine.

Holiday Craft Market and Bake Sale at St. Aidan’s Church, - 10:00 – 3:00 - Art Exhibit and Art Sale.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2018 - Second Sunday of Advent – Join us for morning worship at 10:00 Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate Communion. We will be writing letters for Amnesty International.

After worship, Beaches Choir CD’s will be offered for sale in the Narthex! There are four professionally produced CD’s – including a CD of Christmas music. Prices are too good to pass up – great gifts.

MISSION CAPSULE: In many parts of the world, girls face barriers to education and other opportunities to earn a living. In Afghanistan, Zarmina felt frustrated by her community’s belief that a girl’s place is in the home and not in the classroom. In an effort to make life better for her daughters, Zarmina participated in gender equality training with PWS&D partners. Zarmina shared what she learned about a child’s right to an education with other mothers, fathers and village leaders. As a result of her advocacy, the community now supports girl’s education. “We hope that one day there will be no child out of school, not only in our community, but in the entire country.”

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2018 - Theology on Tap are not meeting this evening. It will resume in January.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2018 - Advent Service – Lecto Divina – 7:00 - Bible Study and Communion

Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park. 7:30 – 8:30 - Carol singing, hot chocolate and cider. Salvation Army Band.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2018 - 7:30 - Beaches Women’s Pot Luck and Concert. Featuring Hugh Donnelly and David Linderman of The Lost Pilgrims. Please bring finger food to share.

Coming up:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2018 - Longest Night Service – 7:30 – A quiet service of reflection, prayer and healing

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, 2018 - 3:30 - Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” reading, with Tom Allen; Richard Waugh and Barbara Croall AND Wes Allen bass, Evan Cartwright drums; Aaron Comeau Guitar; Barbara Croall Pipigwan; Lori Gemmell harp AND The Fezziwig Singers. Tickets $25:00 – part of the proceeds will go to support the Indigenous Ministries of the PCC

For Christmas Carol we need food, it’s become a tradition….. Please bring homemade cookies; squares and scones. For further information see Debbie Murray.

MORE PUNS:

The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: Keep off the Grass.

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you’d be in Seine.

Have a good week - MB