May 15, 2020

FRIDAY, MAY 15th, 2020 - “You do not need a parachute to skydive, you only need a parachute to skydive twice!”

SUNDAY, MAY 17th, 2020 - Join us with your morning coffee for worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. You can connect by calling 647-556-1123 OR uberconference.com/jda2602

MISSION CAPSULE: Due to the loss of his leg from an infection at the age of thirteen, Halidu Dayuma thought he would never be financially stable. Some simple pieces of thread and the caring support of Garu Community Based Rehabilitation Centre in Ghana changed everything. At this PWS&D supported centre, which is committed to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. Halidu learned cloth weaving and dressmaking so that he could make an income. Inspired by his studies with skilled coaches, Halidu is now paying it forward by training more than 40 apprentices to continue the work he loves. In gratitude, Halidu reflected, “I am who I am today because of your generous work and love.”

MONDAY, MAY 18th, 2020 - VICTORIA DAY – Theology on Tap finished reading Misguided Love by Charles Fensham this past Monday. We were also fortunate to have the author join us for our discussion. We are following our traditional schedule of taking the long weekend Monday off and will reconvene on May 25th. The book we will be studying this time is John Knox by Jane Dawson. It is available from Indigo. It is also available from ABE’s books and there are two copies in the Toronto Public Library System. If you are interested in joining us please contact either M.J. or Erin and we will send you the virtual address.

NOTE: Anyone who would like to participate in a discussion group to deal with all that Covid 19 have brought to us, we are offering a virtual group so we can share our stories. Some points of discussion could be: What are your biggest challenges? What resources are you using that you would like to share? What are your biggest worries? What is helping your mental health to stay strong?

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 be a convenient time? 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.

MORE:

There was a toilet paper museum in Wisconsin, The Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue, but it closed in 2000. The museum once had over 3000 rolls of TP from places all over the world, including The Guggenheim, Ellis Island and Graceland.

There is still a virtual toilet paper museum called Nobody’s Perfect.

The Pentagon uses, on average, 666 rolls of toilet paper per day.

The most expensive toilet paper in the world is the Portuguese brand, Renova. Renova is three-ply, perfumed, costs $3:00 per roll and comes in several colours including black, red, blue and green.

70-75% of the world still does not use toilet paper because it is too expensive or there is not sufficient plumbing.

In many Western European countries, bidets are seen as more effective and preferable to toilet paper.

In 1996, President Clinton passed a Toilet Paper Tax of 6 cents per roll which is still in effect today.

Global toilet paper demand uses nearly 30,000 trees every day!! That’s 10 million trees a year.

Have a good week, stay safe, stay home ……………MB