August 20, 2020
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2020 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: Ravaged by almost three decades of conflict as well as recurrent droughts, Somalia’s population suffers from chronic food insecurity. Lacking access to basic necessities, many are vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. In response, PWS&D and Canadian Foodgains Bank are providing vital humanitarian assistance to those in need. Pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under five, are being screened for malnutrition and receiving supplementary feeding. Additionally, the project is empowering vulnerable women with lessons about how to prevent further malnutrition, eat a balanced diet and maintain nutrition, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need.

NOTE: Please consider and pray about how you will personally respond to the reopening of Beaches for Worship. The session needs to know how you feel and what your plans are. We understand that some of you might not be ready to gather for worship in the sanctuary, but as we make plans for the future we need to know how you feel. Do contact your elder and if don’t know who your elder is, the church office. Katherine McCloskey – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Michael Brett/Heather Crisp - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it John Struthers - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Don Anderson - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Erin Sclisizzi - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Jay Stryker - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tim Murray - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Elisabeth Grant - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Marlene Barnett - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Church office - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MONDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2020 - Theology on Tap continues to gather. 7:00 by Zoom – for information contact M.J. or Erin.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2020 - Beaches Prayer Group continues to gather at 9:30. If you have any concerns, contact any one of us, everything we discuss is absolutely confidential. Over many years we have held most of you up in prayer, your families and your friends AND we have witnessed many positive answers, many times. Elisabeth Grant, Doug Duke, Sheila MacDonald, Susan Kopulos, Katherine McCloskey and me.

NOTE: As you might have heard by now, the Federal Government has given approval for sponsored refugees to travel to Canada. After we have proven sponsorship Hasan and his family will be free to come. It could be six days, six weeks or six months, but it’s happening.

STUFF:

So many coronavirus jokes out there, it is a pundemic!

Finland has just closed their borders. No one will be crossing the Finish line!!

Due to the quarantine, I’ll only be telling inside jokes!

Now is not the right time to surround yourself with positive people!

There will be a minor baby boom in nine months, and then one day in 2033 we shall witness the rise of the quaranteens!!

The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear – WHO let the dogs out!

Why do they call it the novel coronavirus? It’s a long story.

I’ll tell you a coronavirus joke now, but you’ll have to wait two weeks to see if you got it!

Have a good week - stay safe, we need each other. MB