June 2, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2011 - "It's not hard to meet expenses ... they are everywhere!"

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 2011 - Join us for worship at 10:30 am - Ascension Sunday, Rev. Matt McKay leading. We will celebrate the baptism of Kurtis Gemmell Allen.

AND LATER THE SAME DAY - The East York Choir is having it's 25th Anniversary concert at 3:30 pm at Eastminister United Church on Danforth, one block west of Chester. Tickets are $20/$25/$10. and can be purchased through eastyorkchoir.ca or 647-260-0740. They are doing a variety of music including Carmina Burana, some Canadian folk tunes, some jazz, some Broadway and some African music. Our own Susan McAlister and Lisa Neutel are members. This is a really good choir - trust me!

THURSDAY, JUNE 9th, 2011 - The St. John's choir will be performing their spring concert at 7:30 pm. They will offer a blend of sacred music plus some pieces from the Broadway Stage. For further information call 416-699-4237.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11th, 2011 - "Imagining Peace" Beaches Women's Day Away. Please join us for a day of community, reflection and prayer. St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Don Mills - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Cost $10.00 - Lunch and snacks will be provided - please bring your Bible and an instrument if you play. Let us know if you can attend - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AND LATER THE SAME DAY - A fundraising concert for Presbyterian Music Camp at Beaches. 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm - acts include a jazz band, a dixieland band, standup comedy and The Lost Pilgrims. This will be as much fun and entertaining as our recent Coffee House!

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support Michelle Verwey as she works at the MIBE Graduate School for Nurses in Indore, India. Michelle is teaching community health nursing, supervising and guiding students during their clinical postings and assisting in maintaining students' records. She is also part of a team tasked with setting up a health professional's learning center which promotes continuing education and life-long learning. This is proving to be a daunting task. Books dating back to the 1890's need to be sold or disposed of, and the newer books need to be assessed by faculty members to determine if the material is outdated. Library software has now been installed, and Michelle has begun the enormous task of cataloguing the books. Please pray for Michelle, the novice librarian!.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: For those of you who attended the Annual Meeting in February, will recall that it was decided to cut salaries. One of the results of this is that Don Anderson will be missing from Sunday worship for 16 Sundays. Count them - sixteen!! The first one was May lst. The next is a group of Sundays beginning June 26th right through until September 11th. Then he will be away again October 16th, November 6th and December 4th. To say he will be missed is an understatement. How can you help? Speak to your elder and consider offering your services for some of these sundays.

AND FROM THE CHILDREN ABOUT MARRIAGE!

Q: What do most people do on a date?
A: Dates are for having fun, and people should use hem to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough! Lori - age 8

A: On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. Martin, age 10

Q: When is it ok to kiss someone?
A; When they are rich! Pam, age 7

A: The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. Curt - age 7

A: The rule goes like this. If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. Howard - age 8

Q; Is it better to be single or married?
A: It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them! Anita - age 9

Q: How would the world be different if people didn't get married?
A; There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? Kelvin - age 8

Q; How would you make a marriage work?
A: Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she doesn't! Ricky - age 10

Have a good week - MB