January 30, 2019

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2019 - Old age is when you know all the answers but nobody asks you the questions……Anonymous

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2019 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading

MISSION CAPSULES: Life is difficult in Romania. The monthly salary of a school teacher is the equivalent of about $250.00 USD, so many people feel forced to leave in search of work in other EU countries. This economic migration is creating new challenges for the Romanian society. There are over 300,000 migration orphans and a growing number of elderly people who are left behind. The good news is that they are not left alone. Since 2011, Diakonia Christian Foundation for Social Work of the Reformed Church in Romania has been reaching out to Roma children, people living with disabilities, and the elderly. In 2017, the foundation’s social workers and volunteers made over 8,200 visits to the elderly, providing services such as helping with personal hygiene, cleaning and providing medical care or devices. Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … are helping to accompany and care for vulnerable people in Romania.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th, 2019 - 7:00 - Theology on Tap at the Beacher Café, Queen & MacLean. Last week was cancelled due to bad weather, at time of writing, it is on for next week.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2019 - Following worship we gather for our annual congregational meeting. The annual reports have been printed and are ready for pickup.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2019 - 3:00 - Toronto Beach Chorale present a concert to warm the winter’s chill. MAPLE SUGAR MUSIC, a toe-tapping salute to Canadian folk music featuring La Messe Quebecoise. A work for choir, folk fiddle and spoons by Quebec composer Pierick Houdy with award winning violinist Christian Vachon. A special Silent Auction includes a hand made quilt and an original numbered print by Canadian artist Doug Comeau plus giant gift baskets.
At Beach United Church – tickets $25:00 in advance or $30.00 at the door (cash only)

Idle Thoughts of a Retired Person

I had amnesia once - - or twice.

Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic!

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.

What is a “free” gift? Aren’t all gifts free?

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when they grow up they will never be able to merge onto a freeway.

Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

Have a good week, stay warm MB