June 10, 2021

THURSDAY, JUNE 10th, 2021 - “If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and colour, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.” George Aiken

SUNDAY, JUNE 13th, 2021 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate communion, have some wine/juice and bread at the ready.

MISSION CAPSULE: The massive explosion that struck the city of Beirut in August 2020 left many people injured and many homes damaged. PWS&D responded to the devastating effects by meeting the needs of vulnerable people in Lebanon. Families received essential supplies, such as food and hygiene items, to sustain them as they started to rebuild. Additionally, PWS&D assisted in restoring homes and schools and provided water and sanitation kits to families, as well as school kits to children.

BEACHES HISTORY LESSON: During the 80’s when Drew Strickland was minister, it was decided to do something to make the church building a bit more welcoming – let’s face it, it’s not the most attractive church building! At the time, one of our members was a successful artist/sculptor and along with a team, designed a piece to be built between the main sidewalk and the steps to the center doors. It was to be an arch with built in benches – an impressive piece to be sure. The church applied to the Presbytery for funding and the steel was ordered. Said steel was delivered and rested in what was then the area under the sanctuary. However, artist/sculptor’s home life fell apart and he was not emotionally capable of building said structure. Presbytery wanted to know what happened to the funding – we had to produce something or return the funds. At the time, Drew and his family lived on a street that also housed many firemen. In conversation it came up that we had this problem and several of the firemen offered to help. The cross was designed, a team arrived and once it was put together it was put in place on the front lawn. Later in the year, Drew was outside one day when two women walked by and one said, “I wonder why they put a cross on the lawn in front of this building.” Drew spoke up and said “it’s a church” one of the women said, “it’s never been a church” so Drew took them both inside and they were amazed.

MONDAY, JUNE 14th, 2021 - Theology on Tap will gather at 7:00

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16th, 2021 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30

MORE FROM THE CHILDREN:

Name one measure which can be put into place to avoid river flooding in times of extensive rainfall (eg in Mississippi) - Flooding in areas such as the Mississippi may be avoided by placing a number of big dames into the river.

Name six animals which live specifically in the Arctic - Two polar bears, four seals.

How does Romeo’s character develop throughout the play? - It doesn’t, it’s just self, self, self all the way through.

Name the wife of Orpheus, whom he attempted to save from the underworld - Mrs. Orpheus

Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed - At the bottom

What happens during puberty to a boy? - He says goodbye to his childhood and enters adultery.

Have a good week - MB