December 15, 2011

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2011 - "Ten days until Christmas!"

7:30 pm - Toronto Chamber Choir with the Ontario Philharmonic and guest Michael Burgess are performing the Messiah at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa. They are also performing at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa Friday evening at 7:30 and on Saturday at Christ Church Deer Park in Toronto at 8:00 pm - great choir, great concerts.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2011 - "This Child" a musical celebration at ForwardBaptist Church, Gerrard Street East of Woodbine. 7:00 pm - info - this-child.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2011 - Pancake Breakfast at Beaches Rec Center 9:00 - 11:00 am -kids activities, live music and a visit from Santa. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2011 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Join us for morning worship, Rev. Matt McKay leading. Christmas Carols at 10:15 worship at 10:30.

Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol reading at 3:30 pm. Tickets available at the door. $20.00. This year the readers are CBC's Tom Allen and Laurie Brown. Actors Sheila McCarthy and Sean Cullen. Back by popular demand is Michael Brett. Also featuring Buck 65 who will perform a new song. The musicians include Lori Gemmell, harp, Kevin Fox, Cello, Wes Allen, bass, Joe Macerollo, accordian, Drew Jurecka, fiddle/sax, Geoff Somers, fiddle/mandolin, Evan Cartwright, drums and Don Anderson, piano plus the BPC Choir.

Debbie Murray is organizing the food and needs Christmas and/or shortbread cookies. Squares, mini scones, chocoates, apple cider. Donations can be dropped off at the church on Sunday, December 18th by 1:00 pm. If you could contact her to let her know what you are providing she will then be able to shop for the rest. Thanks. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 416-691-7592

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2011 - Beaches Annual Boarding Homes Christmas Party. Then on Christmas Day we are helping to provide a full Christmas dinner for all the men in this Boarding Home. If you wish to help contact Mary Rae, Erin, Jay, Fairlie or Tim.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2011 - The Arts Engine a Christian theatre company is presenting it's Christmas show 2000 Candles at the Walmer Centre Theatre, 188 Lowther Avenue, December 20th - December 23rd at 8:00 pm. Tickets and information www.2000Candles.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2011 - Longest night service - 7:30 pm - a quiet service of prayer and healing.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2011 - Lessons and Carols 6:30 pm Late Night Service with Communion 11:00 pm

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... help seminary students gain valuable experience with the unique issues in rural and remote congregations. Each summer up to five congregations are paired with a student from one of our three theological colleges. Dennis Howard, a student at the Vancouver School of Theology, worked at Knox church in Winnipegosis last summer. He writes, "I would like to thank the Presbyerian Church in Canada for supporting me in what was an amazing summer experience. I taught and I learned; in retrospect I think I learned much more than I taught." Let us pray for these theological students as they discover the joys and challenges of rural ministry.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Construction for The ramp has been started - they were held up yesterday waiting for the work to be inspected and today we are expecting rain - so - it might not be finished for Sunday. Be prepared to use the north doors.

MORE LAWS:

Law of Mechanical Repair - after your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch!

Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will!

Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.!

Law of the Theatre and Hockey Arena - at any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle always arrive last. They are also the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer or something else and who will leave early.

The coffee law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold!

Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug!

Have a great week - MB