February 9, 2012

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2012 - "Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" - Audrey Hepburn

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 2012 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. We will celebrate communion.

3:00 pm - Toronto Beach Chorale "Love Is..." a Concert to celebrate Valentine's Day featuring great songs of love. With works from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Lerner and Loew and more. Tickets $20.00 Youth $10.00 - at Kingston Road United Church

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2012 - Women's Pot Luck dinner - 7:00 pm - Sheila M. will be hosting. For information about how to "get into her building", call her! Come and share some food, some stories, some laughter.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2012 - Ash Wednesday service at Beaches.....and we begin Lent.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2012 - 15th Annual Free Noon Hour Concerts at Roy Thomson Hall. Orpheus Choir of Toronto - Robert Cooper conductor. Free Admission

MISSION CAPSULES: Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... help Toronto's Boarding Homes Ministry connect teams of congregational visitors with residents of local, privately-owned boarding homes. Team members enter the boarding home humbly as part of the body of Christ, setting aside their own agendas and expectations of "fixing" things. One team member shares, "Through the years, our friendships have strengthened and we have built traditions together. Trust has grown, as we share joys and sorrows in the way that good friends do. My life is richer for having made these new friends."

SATURDAY, MARCH 24th, 2012 - Beaches Women's Day Away - 9:00 - 7:00 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Don Mills. There will be an optional introductory session on Friday, March 23rd at 230 Wineva Avenue, but if you can't make the Friday night, don't let it hold you back from the Saturday event. Mark your calendars and watch for more details re: theme, costs, etc.

More - things everyone should know! -

On average, a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in church in Nebraska, USA.

Have a good week - MB