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    March 23, 2023

THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2023 - “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there”
Lewis Carroll

FRIDAY, MARCH 24th & SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 2023 - Rock Fest at Guildwood GO Station parking lot. Presented by Beaches Jazz Festival.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26th, 2023 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: In Haiti, PWS&D is supporting farmers and their families. As a farmer, 62 year old Emmanuel Joseph has experienced changes to his land for decades. When Emmanuel joined a farmer’s collective supported by PWS&D in 2013, he began learning conservation agriculture practices like composting and crop rotation. Now Emmanuel’s garden produces more and better food year round and his wife is able to bring produce to the market to sell. Projects focusing on food security benefit farmers and their loved ones by providing education and resources to help achieve better food security and address the impacts of climate change – both now and in the future.

NOTE: Please be aware of a scam using PWS&D’S name and share this information. We are aware of at least one instance of a member of a Presbyterian congregation receiving a phone call pressuring them to donate to PWS&D (and the Presbyterian Church in Canada) do not solicit funds over the phone, demanding that banking information be shared. The only instance someone from the PCC will call a donor is if card information used for monthly donations needs to be updated or information mailed to the church needs to be clarified. Be careful and do not fall prey to people using PWS&D’s (or the PCC’s) names in fraudulent attempts to solicit funds. If you are ever in doubt, hang up and call the national office at 1-800-619-7301. If this happens to you please also report it to the national office.

MONDAY, MARCH 27th, 2023 - Theology on Tap is a conversation for people interested in the place of religion in today’s world. We gather in casual environments, usually the Beacher Café, but sometimes the topics take us to other places. Conversation is stimulated by books, articles, films, art and news events. We’ll be discussing the forward and chapters 2, 3 & 4 of the book “Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman on the 27th at the Beacher. Some gather for dinner at 6:30 and the discussion begins at 7:00. We will not be meeting on April 3rd, Holy Week or on April 10th, Easter Monday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th, 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will meet in the prayer room at 9:30

British Humour is different:

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. newspapers.


8 years old

Hateful little bastard



1/2 cocker spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour’s dog


Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd

Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound


Also one gay bull for sale


Must sell Washer and dryer 100 pounds!


Worn once by mistake

Call Stephanie

Have a good week - MB

    March 10, 2023

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2023 - “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult!”
Charlotte Whitton


SUNDAY, MARCH 12th, 2023 - Third Sunday of Lent – join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading - we will celebrate communion.

MISSION CAPSULE: When Sieglinde – a single mother living in the Little Burgundy area of Montreal first arrived in Canada, she wasn ‘t sure where to turn for help to integrate her son into their new surroundings. Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre provided a safe space where she and her son received the assistance they needed. “My son learned so much from his experience at Tyndale – how to be independent and play with other children, how to be confident and learn to regulate his emotions. But most importantly, he was happy. Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … are helping Tyndale St. Georges have a positive impact in the lives of people in the community of Little Burgundy.

NOTE: This Sunday Debbie Murray will be hosting a bake sale after church.

NOTE: The church’s new handy man, Patrick Reilly, is looking for an apartment and can afford $1600 per month. Since he has been homeless for the past couple of years and had had his ID stolen, it will be virtually impossible for him to find one on his own. If any of you have an apartment, or know of an apartment to rent, please get in touch with Peter McKinnon and give him the details to pass on to Patrick.

MONDAY, MARCH 13th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather via Zoom OR at the Beacher Café at 7:00

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th, 2023 - Beaches prayer group will gather in the prayer room at 9:30

Upcoming Services …..

THURSDAY, APRIL 6th, 2023 - Pot Luck dinner of soup & salad followed by Maundy Thursday service in the sanctuary

FRIDAY, APRIL 7th, 2023 - Good Friday service at 10:00

SUNDAY, APRIL 9th, 2023 - Easter Service

TWO JAZZ SERVICES plus a SPRING THAW CONCERT - watch for details.


It’s not whether you win or lose but how you place the blame!

The original point and click was a Smith a Wesson!

Red meat is not bad for you – fussy geen meat is bad for you!

We are born naked, wet and then things get worse!

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Have a good week - MB

    March 2, 2023

THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2023 - “The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment!” T. H. White

SATURDAY, MARCH 4th, 2023 - Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church – 4:30 – Summertime at the Beach - join Paul Novotny and Robi Botos for jazz originals and favourites.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5th, 2023 - Second Sunday in Lent - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: In Pakistan, Gauri learned how to cut and sew at an early age. As an adult, this knowledge allowed Gauri to contribute to her family’s income by working as a seamstress. After her husband was killed in an accident, Gauri’s income was not enough to provide for her family on her own. Gauri was selected for a PWS&D project that provides emergency food assistance to families in need, as well as longer term support through small business training and development. The food aid the family received made it possible for Gauri to save a portion of her monthly income that would have otherwise been spent on food. With the money she saved, Gauri was able to further her child’s education and stock her tailoring shop with more materials.

MARCH BIRTHDAYS - Michael Brett, Tineke Jorritsma, Maureen Monk, Gary Lyon, Marlene Barnett

MONDAY, MARCH 6th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather via Zoom and/or at the Beacher Café at 7:00

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will meet at 9:30 in the prayer room.


The donkey told the tiger, “The grass is blue”

The tiger replied, “no, the grass is green”

The discussion became heated and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.

As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: “Your Highness, isn’t it true that the grass is blue?”

The lion replied: “If you believe it is true, then the grass is blue”

The donkey rushed forward and continued: “This tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him”

The king then declared, “the tiger will be punished with three days of silence”

The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating, “The grass is blue, the grass is blue”

The tiger asked the lion “your Majesty, why have you punished me? After all, the grass is green”

The lion replied “You’ve known and seen the grass is green.”

The tiger asked, “so why do you punish me?”

The lion replied “that has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading tor a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey - and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true.”

The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn’t care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.

When ignorance screams, intelligence moves on.


    February 24, 2023

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2023 - Four weeks from Monday is the first day of Spring…..

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2023 - First Sunday of Lent - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2023 - Toronto Beach Chorale, with professional orchestra and soloists in a performance of Vivaldi and the Italian Baroque at 2:00 at Beaches Presbyterian Church. Beaches members in the choir: Susan & George Kopulos and Peter McKinnon.

MISSION CAPSULE: With support from Presbyterians Sharing … the Newcomers Mission has faithfully been providing assistance and spiritual care to newly arrived immigrants and refugees in Peterborough, Ontario and the surrounding area since 2016. In recent months, the Newcomers Mission has expanded to offer a Ukrainian gathering program that has reached over 40 Ukrainians who fled to Canada because of the war in their country. It provides a place of belonging and care for people living through very difficult and vulnerable situations. Many have turned to this ministry for friendly conversation over a warm meal, assistance accessing services, as well as spiritual support and prayer. Through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … the church is helping to “welcome the stranger”.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2023 - Lenten Study begins at 10:00 am over Zoom. You may download a free devotional guide. Please choose the interactive guide as this includes access to a Podcast, which will be the focus of the Monday morning discussions as well as the readings themselves. Free Lent Devotional Guides. Please reach out to Katherine if you are interested in participating so that she can share the zoom meeting link with you…..all are welcome.

NOTE: Check out the winter installations along the Beach – and two in the park at Glen Manor & Queen


By the time you are 80 years old you have learned everything. You only have to remember it! George Burns

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative Maurice Chevalier

I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to Albert Einstein

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old. Mark Twain

The idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley Montagu

Have a good week MB

    February 16, 2023

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2023 - “There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Sylvia Plath

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2023 - Music for the Soul with Gillian Stone – Beach United Church – 4:30

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2023 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

Annual Beaches General Meeting will take place in the sanctuary following the service. This is an important meeting – we need your input.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2023 - FAMILY DAY – Free Community Skating Party at Ted Reeve Arena – 10:00 – 1:00 – FREE hot chocolate and popcorn. Please bring your own skates and helmets.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 2023 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Aidan’s on Queen – 5:30 – 7:00

MISSION CAPSULE: Climate change, conflict and COVID have combined to create a global food crisis where 50 million people in 45 countries suffer from acute hunger. PWS&D with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance, is responding in South Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia – countries where hunger needs are worsening daily. This crisis has disproportionately adverse effects on women and girls who make up 60% of those affected by food insecurity. Without proper nutrition, women can experience higher mortality rates for themselves and their children. With support from the church PWS&D distributes food packages with essential nourishing items and provides families with cash assistance helping ensure that families are fed.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2023 - Ash Wednesday Service – 7:00 – Beginning of Lent

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2023 - Toronto Beach Chorale, with professional orchestra. Soloists Jennifer Kraffe, Soprano, Rachel Miller, Alto, in a concert performance of “Vivaldi and the Italian Baroque” - 2:00 - Adults $30:00 Youth $15:00

At Beaches Presbyterian Church NOT Kingston Road United.


The important thing to remember is that I’m probably going to forget - unknown

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two
Sir Norman Wisdom

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest
Larry Lorenzon

The older I get, the better I used to be
Lee Trevino

I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.
Bob Hope

I’m 59 and people call me middle-aged. How many 118 year old men do you know?
Barry Cryer

Have a good week M

    February 10, 2023

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2023 - “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience; this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2023 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate communion.

MISSION CAPSULE: In many small rural communities in Ghana, lay preachers, evangelists and catechists play a crucial role. Under the direction of a district minister, who has many congregations under their care, lay leaders provide much needed spiritual leadership. While they share a deep commitment to their call to ministry and service in the church, many have not received formal theological training. To equip these lay leaders with helpful tools for effective ministry, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana established three Lay Training Centres which receive support through Presbyterians Sharing …

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will NOT meet this evening.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather in the prayer room at 9:30

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2023 - Beaches Annual General Meeting following worship. Bring a sandwich.

NOTE: We – Susan Kopulos, Peter McKinnon and I, have made four windows to hang in front of the south windows in the sanctuary. They have been finished for some time but we need a carpenter to build the frames. Originally John Struthers was planning to build them as he did the ones in the Glen Manor windows. We have the wood, but so far anyone we have asked has turned us down. SO if you know of a good carpenter would you let one of us know.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2023 - Ash Wednesday service.


Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your retirement home.
Phyllis Diller

Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.
George Burns

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
Kitty O’Neill Collins

Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.
Robert Orben

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us …. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us ….. at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all!
Ann Landers

It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.
Andy Rooney

Have a good week MB

    February 3, 2023

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2023 - “The Word. For the word of God in Scripture; For the word of God among us; For the word of God within us; Thanks be to God”

Today is “Feed the Birds Day”. Food for birds becomes scarce during the depths of winter in the northern hemisphere. The best food sources are black oil sunflower seeds, peanuts and suet, offering vital energy, protein and fat.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th, 2023 - Jazz & Reflections at Beach United Church – 4:30 – featuring jazz singer Faith Amour and guitarist Eric St. Laurent.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 2023 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE; For over 75 years, PWS&D has faithfully responded to serve those in need around the world. Together with our partners we are making a positive difference. We are working together to care for the poor, sick and vulnerable, helping restore human dignity, ease the pain of want and promote community cooperation that benefits all. As people of faith, we are responding to Christ’s call to walk with the distressed and marginalized, and work towards equality, human dignity, peace and care for God’s creation. United, we are working towards a world that is sustainable, compassionate and just.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS - Klaas Kraay, Don Anderson , Liz vanZanden, Sybil Hiraishi

BEACHES NEWS; Several years ago, Dawna Duff one of our elders, turned on her pottery wheel and designed and made our communion cups, communion plates and the Blessing Bowl in memory of a loved one. Before Covid the Blessing Bowl represented an opportunity for the congregation to celebrate and/or reflect on particular blessings they have enjoyed in the recent past and perhaps give a little extra in response. Session has decided to put this into practice again. If you put your donation in an envelope with your name on it, our Treasurer can issue a charitable receipt. Organizations that we will be supporting will be announced each Sunday.

MORE: Debbie Murray will be hosting a Bake Sale one Sunday in February – all proceeds to go to Beaches Church.

AND MORE: Our Girl Guides, with the help of elder Heather Crisp, have been given permission by the city to plant a “Pollinator Garden” on our property in the spring. Watch for more news of this endeavour.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather at the Beacher Café at 7:00 – also available on Zoom

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30 in the Prayer Room

Check out the refurbished washroom by the Prayer Room – compliments of Peter McKinnon and Don Anderson.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2023 - Ash Wednesday

MORE PUNS: An armed man ran into a real estate agency and shouted: “Nobody move”

Why did the Mexican take anti-anxiety medication? For Hispanic attacks

I asked the surgeon if I could administer my own anesthetic. He said, “Sure, knock yourself out”!

I got into a fight today with 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. The odds were really against me.

In Britain it’s called a lift but Canadians call it an elevator. I guess we were just raised differently.

The Almighty said to John, “Come forth and ye shall receive eternal life” But John came fifth and got a toaster instead.

I have two unwritten rules: 1, 2

Have a good week – stay warm MB

    January 26, 2023

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th, 2023 - “Education is when you read the fine print, experience is what you get if you don’t”. Pete Seeger

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2023 - Join us for worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

COMING UP: Annual General Meeting – Sunday, February 19th, 2023 – following worship. Committee reports are needed as soon as possible – please forward to Julian.

ASH WEDNESDAY - Beginning of Lent

MISSION CAPSULE: One day, a neighbour asked the Rev. Tim Choi, Executive Director of Edmonton Urban Native Ministry in Alberta: “What difference has the ministry made after all these years?” This prompted the Rev. Tim to think about the impact the ministry has had on indigenous people in Edmonton’s Eastwood community. He reflected that the journey towards healing and reconciliation must be like a long and flowing river. The harm caused by generations past requires many future generations to heal. In this sense, Edmonton Urban Native Ministry is like a little brook that runs alongside this river. God has shaped this ministry into a place of hope for all who gather here. Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … are helping us on the path to healing and reconciliation through indigenous ministries like EUNM.

OF NOTE: In 1959, a coffee maker was an optional extra in Volkswagen cars…..

AND THIS - If ever there is a tomorrow, when we are not together. There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you.
--Winnie the Pooh


I never thought orthopedic shoes would really work for me. But I stand corrected.

Once upon a time there was a king who was only twelve inches tall. He was a terrible king but he made a great ruler.

A Mexican magician says he will disappear on the count of 3. He says: “uno, dos …” Poof. He disappeared without a tres.

I wrote a book on how to fall down the stairs. It’s a step by step guide.

My son was chewing on electric cords, so I had to ground him. It’s OK, though. He’s doing better and conducting himself properly.

My friend claims that he “accidentally” glued himself to his autobiography, but I don’t believe him. But that’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

Have a good week - MB

    January 20, 2023

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2023 - “The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.” Doug Larson

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 2023 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

BEACHES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – SUNDAY,FEBRUARY 19th, 2023 - Following worship. Committee Reports are due, please forward to Julian.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2023 - Ash Wednesday Service

MISSION CAPSULE: In Nepal, 51 year old Lahia Tharu was suffering from a numb left foot. Lahia first sought help from a traditional healer – a practice common in rural Nepal. When the condition of her foot did not improve she went to a nearby hospital. Tests confirmed that Lahia had leprosy and referred her to the PWS&D supported Shining Hospital. There she received medication and treatment and was sent home to recover. Reflecting upon her experience, Lahia said that she is thankful and happy for the treatment that was provided.

OF INTEREST - Photographer Daniel S. Sorine took a picture of two mimes in 1974 and 35 years later discovered one of them was Robin Williams before he was famous.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather at 7:00 on Zoom AND at the Beacher Café

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25th, 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30 in the prayer room.


With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three year old was resisting a rest.

A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s two tired.

He had a photographic memory but it was never fully developed.

I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she’d dye.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went and then it dawned on me.

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.

Have a good week. MB

    January 13, 2023

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2023 - “Are we having fun yet?” Carol Burnett

NOTE: A nice little article in the latest Beach Metro News about Beaches Presbyterian ….

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2023 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – do come in person – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: Although Taiwan has been governed independently since 1949, China views the island as a renegade province and has exercised political and military powers to isolate it internationally. In 2018, due to the rising geopolitical tensions, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan established the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum (TEF) and invited ecumenical and church partners to journey with them in pursuit of justice and peace for the people of Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific. The Rev. Linda Patton-Cowie, PCC representative of the TEF Steering Group, encourages members of the church to pray, learn and advocate for justice for Taiwan. Through Presbyterians Sharing … the PCC stands in solidarity with Taiwan.

COMING UP: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2023 - Beaches Annual General Meeting – following worship. Committee reports are now due – please forward to Julian.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2023 - Ash Wednesday service

INTERESTING ITEM: Ben Franklin left $2000.00 to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia in his will to help young tradesmen, but they could not draw the balance for 200 years. In 1990, it was worth $6.5 million. The money has been used to fund scholarships, women’s health, and help firefighters and disabled children.

MONDAY, JANUARY 16th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather via Zoom at 7:00

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather in the prayer room at 9:30

AND - Although not in the dictionary, it is reported that “Lexophile” describes a person who loves sentences such as, “You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish” and “to write with a broken pencil is pointless”. An annual competition is held by the New York Times to see who can create the best original lexophile. These are this year’s submissions: ……

I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. It’s syncing now.

England has no kidney bank but it does have a Liverpool

Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes

This girl today said she recognized me from the Vegetarians Club, but I’d swear I’ve never met herbivore

I know a guy who’s addicted to drinking brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months

I got some batteries that were given out free of charge.

A Will is a dead giveaway.

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

Have a good week - MB

    January 5, 2023

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2023 - “I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things and I have succeeded fairly well”
Robert Benchley

SUNDAY, January 8th, 2023 - Epiphany Sunday - join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate communion.

MISSION CAPSULE: Adau Maduak Dut lives in South Sudan with her four children. She struggled to make ends meet after her husband left the family. Her life improved after receiving assistance through a project, supported by PWS&D and Canadian Foodgrains Bank, that provides food packages to struggling families in South Sudan. “I knew immediately that my children would not have to suffer again since we had food and were equipped with the seeds and tools to start a fresh life.”

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS - Erin Sclisizzi, Tory Hoff, Robyn Allin, Jill Hutchinson

NOTE: Beaches Annual General Meeting will take place in February – date to be confirmed – Julian will be looking for reports from each group as soon as possible.

In England, in the 1930”s, a “knocker-upper” was someone whose purpose was to wake people up during a time when alarm clocks were expensive and not very reliable. They earned about six pence a week using a pea shooter to shoot dried peas at the windows of sleeping workers in East London. She would not leave a window until she was sure that the workers had woken up.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather again at 7:00 via Zoom

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30 in the prayer room.


“We must recognize that as we grow older, we become like old cars – more and more repairs and replacements are necessary” C.S.Lewis

“The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for” Will Rogers

“To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except exercise, get up early, or be respectable” Oscar Wilde

“The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened.” Mark Twain

“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it” Golda Meir

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes, age just shows up all by itself.” Tom Wilson

Have a good week MB