October 6, 2011

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2011 - "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory"...... Albert Schweitzer

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2011 - Thanksgiving Sunday - we celebrate worship with an interdenominational service at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. We will share communion and we are all asked to bring something for the food bank.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2011 - 9:00 am - Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church - Glen Road and Kingston Road - are hosting a Community Breakfast with one of Canada's leading stem cell researchers. Most families have been affected one way or another by cancer. Discover what promising signs there are in cancer treatment today. The presentation is expected to end around 10.30 with Q and A period to follow. Cost is $5:00. for info - www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2011 - 2:00 pm - Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts - presents Memories of Scotland featuring the Richmond Hill Centennial Pipe Band. www.memories-of-scotland.ca

NOTE: The congregational visioning event went very, very well! Session will be gathering the responses, drafting a report and bringing the next steps to the congregation very soon.

MISSION CAPSULES: Imagine trying to read or understand the Bible if it wasn't available in your native language. Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... are helping to translate the Bible into several languages: Hakka in Taiwan; Kotoko in northern Cameroon; Izii, Ikwo, Ezaa and Mgvolizhia in Nigeria; and Mauritian Creole in Mauritius. Bible translation is a complex process. It can be a challenge for translators to capture the nuances, imagery and poetry of the Bible stories and to keep the text faithful to the original Hebrew and Greek. Let us thank God for those Bible translators who are helping to shine the light of Christ for people who yearn to read the Bible in their own language.

NOTE: To date, Beaches Prayer Group - who meet Wednesday mornings - have given out a total of 21 Prayer Shawls. We do have a supply on hand and if you have someone that you feel could benefit please let one of us know.


When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water!

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home even when you wish they were!

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car!

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be!

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine!

You are never too old to learn something stupid!

Happy Thanksgiving - have a good week - MB