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    December 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2016 - "How to prepare Tofu: Throw it in the trash and grill some meat!"

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2016 - Join us for morning worship and another of our Jazz services at 10:00 led by Worship & Arts group and featuring Julian Anderson-Bowes and his group.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2016 - SEE ATTACHED - 3:30 - Our annual reading of A Christmas Carol - come one and all - bring your friends, bring your children, bring your relatives, bring your mother. This is the best of the annual Christmas Carol readings - other groups do not do music the way we do, nor are the readers as good. (I'm just sayin) This year the funds will go to support the Presbyterian Truth and Reconciliation - LOTS OF TICKETS AVAILABLE @ $25:00 AT THE DOOR.

MISSION CAPSULES: Rev. John Wyminga and Rev. Shannon Bell-Wyminga are ministers with the Nazko & Area Dakelh Outreach in the Cariboo region of B.C.. Shannon shares, "The ministry is about walking the long road with the people of Nazko and the surrounding area. More and more we realize that God is calling us to accompany people on the journey. We walk with them through the tragedies, the grief and the trauma that continue due to poverty, racism and the legacy of the past. We celebrate with them new births, milestones and treatment centre graduations. The power in Jesus' ministry was all about incarnation - God being present in real flesh. As we live that incarnation of Jesus' love, we trust that God's power will also be manifest as we walk the long walk to healing in our communities". Thank you for sharing this love and visition through all your support of Presbyterians Sharing ...

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2016 - Theology on Tap - 7:00 - 8:30 at Castro's Lounge, 2116 Queen Street, East (just east of Wineva). Join us for conversations about living our faith in the 21st century.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2016 - Longest Night Service, 7:30 - join us for a quiet, reflective service.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2016 - 6:30 - join us for our family service at 6:30 - a time of lessons and carols.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2016 - 11:00 - join us for our annual late night communion service - led by Rev. M.J.Perry.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25th, 2016 - 10.00 - Christmas Day morning worship led by Rev. M.J.Perry.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30th, 2016 - The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, a community based settlement centre in our neighbourhood, is hosting a Welcome Home Benefit Concert at their Queen Street location. There will be two local Toronto artists for music, and food will be provided by Newcomer Kitchen, a non-profit organization that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use slack time in a commercial kitchen to cook and sell traditional Syrian dishes.

We believe that in the face of the racist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have been expressed in Toronto recently - even in an area as socially progressive as the Beach - the Welcome Home Benefit Concert is a way for Torontonians to express their support for newcomers in a meaningful way.


Nurse, how's the little boy who swallowed coins doing? No change yet.

Police were called to a day-care center where a three year old was resisting a rest.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

The batteries were given out free of charge.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.

Have a good week - stay warm MB