May 7, 2020

THURSDAY, MAY 7th, 2020 - “If ever there is a tomorrow, when we’re not together. There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you.”
Winnie the Pooh ….

SUNDAY, MAY 10th, 2020 - Happy Mother’s Day - Join us for morning worship from your couch, with your morning coffee. Dial 647-556-1123 OR Uberconference.com/jda2602.

MISSION CAPSULE: Globally, human trafficking is the third largest organized crime after drugs and the arms trade. Fighting human trafficking is one of the mission priorities of the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission (CANACOM). A fellowship of `14 denominations, CANACOM fosters partnership in mission among churches in the Caribbean and North America through sharing of resources, accompaniment and empowerment. In 2016, ARISE Ministry received a grant from CANACOM for its work in empowering women to break free from human trafficking. ARISE’s Executive Director, the Rev. Deb Stanbury, currently serves as the PCC’s representative on the council. By participating in the meetings, Deb is our living link with our partner churches and organizations in the Caribbean. Both ARISE and CANACOM receive support from Presbyterians Sharing.

MONDAY, MAY 11th, 2020 - Theology on Tap continues to gather via Zoom at 7:00. The current book is Misguided Love by Charles Fensham of Knox College. For the sign-in information contact M.J.

NOTE: As we continue to be isolated and deal with all that COVID-19 has brought into our lives, we are offering a virtual group so we can share our ups and downs. We are offering a meeting time once a week on alternate weeks during the day and in the evening. Would Tuesday at 10:00 am and Tuesday at 7:00 pm be a convenient time?

Some points of discussion could be: What brings you hope? What resources are you using that you would like to share? What are your biggest challenges? What coping strategies are you using to get through this time? What is helping your mental health to stay strong? What are your biggest worries?

We will be using Zoom as a platform to meet. Sue Lyon would set up the meeting and send you an email invitation. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know if you would like to participate.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th, 2020 - Beaches Prayer Group meet at 9:30 via teleconference. If you have any concerns or prayer requests please contact Katherine or one of us. Everything is kept in strictest confidence. Doug Duke, Elisabeth Grant, Sheila MacDonald, Susan Kopulos and myself.

TOILET PAPER…..

The first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th Century China.

By the 14th Century, the Chinese government was mass-producing it.

Packaged toilet paper wasn’t sold in the United States until 1857.

Joseph Gayety, the man who introduced packaged Toilet Paper to the U.S. had his name printed on every sheet.

Coloured toilet paper was popular in the U.S. until the 1940’s.

Seven percent of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper from hotels.

On the International Space Station, they still use regular toilet paper, but it has to be sealed in special containers and compressed.

During Desert Storm, the U.S. Army used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks.

In 1973, Johnny Carson caused a toilet paper shortage. He said, as a joke, that there was a shortage, which there wasn’t, until everyone believed him and ran out to buy up the supply. It took three weeks for some stores to get more stock.

More later.

Have a good week – stay safe. MB