December 4, 2019

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 2019 - “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Satchel Paige

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2019 - Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting at Kew Gardens Bandshell. 5:30- 630 - Caroling, hot chocolate, entertainment

AND - Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church. 4:30 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” featuring Tom Reynolds Trio – Tom Reynolds, piano, George Koller on Bass and Lorne Nehring on drums

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7th & 8th, 2019 - Beach Guild of Fine Art Show & Sale at the Gardner’s Cottage, Kew Gardens. Saturday 10:00 – 8:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 5:00

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2019 - Deck the Trees with the Friends of the Glen Stewart Ravine. 10:30 – 11:30 – String the trees with our bird friendly decorations

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2019 - Second Sunday of Advent - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate communion.

MISSION CAPSULE: For Ahmad and Sarah and their daughters Reem and Rana, each day brought distress thinking about what the future might hold. Their home in Al Raqqa, Syria had been bombed, and acts of brutal violence were taking place in their own neighbourhood. The family escaped to Kfarbo and forged a home in a cramped, unfurnished apartment. Navigating the streets of a brand-new city, in a country broken by over eight years of civil conflict, Ahmad and Sarah prayed each day for peace and relief from hunger. Their prayers were answered when the family received their first food and hygiene basket through a PWS&D supported project with Canadian Foodgrains Bank partners. “It came at the right moment,” says Ahmad.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2019 - Beaches Annual reading of Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol - 3:30 – featuring CBC’s Tom Allen, Derek Boyes and Zenna Davis-Jones with Wes Allen bass, Don Anderson piano, Julia Aplin voice & dance, Aaron Comeau guitar & pump organ, Lori Gemmel harp, Patricia O’Callaghan voice AND The Fezziwig Singers.

NOTE: It’s that time again and Debbie Murray is looking for goodies to serve at intermission for A Christmas Carol. She is looking for cookies; cakes, scones; and squares. Please keep them small – easy to pick up – nothing mushy……..

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2019 - Theology on Tap continues to gather at the Beacher Café at 7:00

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2019 - Toronto Community Orchestra, present a seasonal concert at 7:30 at Eastminster United Church, Danforth Avenue, east of Broadview. Free admission, donations accepted.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2019 - Celebrating Abundance by Walter Brueggeman is an Advent book Study – 1:00 in the Prayer Room.


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Derek Bok

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. Robert Anthony

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. H.G. Wells

Have a good week - MB