May 28, 2020

THURSDAY, MAY 28th, 2020 - I came across a photo of a 1913 Kew Beach Presbyterian Sunday School picnic – this week. Interesting. That church became Kew Beach United and the Presbyterian part became Beaches.

SUNDAY, MAY 31st, 2020 - Join us for our Pentacost Service at 9:45 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. In Acts 2, seventy people gathered to celebrate Pentecost. They experienced the presence of God’s Spirit both in them and around them in three different ways. They heard and felt the wind. They saw and felt the touch of what looked like tongues of fire, that rested on everyone who was there and then they were able to speak in a number of different languages as prompted by the Spirit. Pentecost is a time when we remember how God’s Spirit was able to fill that room and every person there. We celebrate the power of God to be present within us and within Beaches church. It is something that Worship and Arts are inviting us to do this year even though we will not all be together in the same place. During Church and during the coffee time we can show off our Pentacost fashion choices. I will be wearing red, which is a Spirit colour and also one of the colours that is found in fire. There will be a time of sharing at the beginning of worship during which I will talk about the fact that although we cannot see the wind, we can see the power of the wind when it is blowing. Please think about how you experience Spirit in your own life and bring that with you to share on Sunday. Some people might bring an instrument or music to talk about or share. Someone else might bring bubbles to blow or a wind chime or streamers to wave as the spirit moves them too. All of this can be talked about when we break for coffee. Because Pentecost celebrates the birthday of the church, please bring a bit of birthday cake or a cup cake or a favourite party snack to enjoy at our Beaches after church coffee hour. Katherine.

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Good luck – see you there.

MISSION CAPSULES: Polio left 20 year old Kafietula and his 10 year old sister Shohita unable to walk. One day, arson and killings in their neighbourhood forced these Rohingya children to flee their home. For a week, Kafietula’s family members carried him and his sister until they reached safety in Bangladesh. There are many families like Kafietula’s who after brutal journeys are far away from home and without food or proper shelter. Working with partners at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWS&D is providing food to help them stay healthy, many Rohingya people can begin to dream again. “Shohita is able to go to school and is learning English. She has a dream of being a teacher and wants to help others.”

MONDAY, JUNE 1st, 2020 - Theology on Tap with gather via Zoom – to get details of how to connect contact Erin or M.J.


I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

In filling out an application, where it says, “In case of an emergency, notify …” I answered “a doctor.”

I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit, the target.

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

I’m supposed to respect my elders but it’s getting harder for me to find someone older than me!!

Have a good week – stay safe. MB