Our Deepest Sympathy: We remember with fondness the passing of three of our congregation this last week – Agnes Cooper, Christine Upritchard and Noel Smith. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this very sad time.

 Parking at St Andrew’s College Chapel: The school car park off Normans Rd is available to use for parking and, unless there is a major school event in the weekend, there should be plenty of street parking. There is some drop-off space around the chapel entrance. Please take care not to park so that the local residents have difficulty accessing their driveways.

Fundraising Calendars: Martin is undertaking a fundraising for The Village Church by selling quality colour A4 (opening to A3) sized 2017 calendars with images and words I have created. The calendars have light card quality front and back pages and glossy paper for each month. These are available for $20 each! $10 from each calendar sale will be donated to The Village. If you would like to order one or some, please contact Martin and he will arrange the order with you. A sample calendar and clipboard for orders will be available at church services.

 Table Talk – discussing and acting upon a range of issues around faith, the environment and social justice.

Next session 6 November: Frik and Hannie de Beer’s home at 6pm. We will meet around the table over dinner.

Discussion Theme: The Presbyterian Church’s Justice & Action booklet – The Church

Frequency: 6pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday nights

Who: Everyone is welcome

Why: We want to fix the world, but no pressure!

If you are interested in coming or need assistance with transport, please contact Leone on 351-6664 or leone@villagechurch.nz

Bookstall @ St Andrew’s:  A reminder that the bookstall will be available after the service 6 November.

 Friendly Circle Luncheon will be held this Tuesday, 8 November, at 12 noon at Jennifer and Laurie Richards’ home. All are welcome to come.

 Help wanted: Is there anyone in The Village who would like to help one of our ‘Nestlings’ to hand sew together peggy squares that she has knitted? Please phone Kathy on 352-6197.

Free: I recently bought a computer with, unfortunately, a faulty hard drive, going free to someone who has the energy to fix it. Please contact Robert Simpson on robmargsimp@hotmail.com for details.

Zumba Gold Fitness: This is a fun, low impact, easy to follow exercise for active older adults and beginners that lets you move to the beat at your own pace. Every Monday 12.30 – 1.30pm, at The Village Bryndwr. Cost $5. For more information contact Zumba Instructor Mel on 021 216 5039. Come along and join us for a fun filled hour of exercise.

 Grounds Roster: A new grounds maintenance roster for Bryndwr has been prepared and emailed to all participating volunteers. If you have not received your copy then please ring Leone at the Bryndwr office on 351 6664.

 Birthday Offering: At The Village we have a practice of offering a special thank-you to God and God’s work in celebration of our birthdays. In the March issue of The Village News you should have received envelopes, for those in your household, for this purpose.  If for any reason you don’t have an envelope please contact either office.  The suggestion was made that you might like to include $1 for every year you have been alive, but if this limits or stretches you too much then please remember this is a suggestion only.

On our birthdays we are often the recipient of much generosity and kindness. This invitation enables you to offer something back in thankfulness, if you wish to do so.

APW PILLARS Christmas Hampers: It would be appreciated if you could donate some Christmas food for PILLARS who help families of prisoners. Mince pies, tinned fruit, biscuits, sweets etc. There will be a box to receive these items 6 Nov. in the entrance at St Andrews. Thank you.

 Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy, Aotearoa New Zealand – Hospital chaplains work in 29 hospitals in New Zealand. If you are interested in finding out more about their work or in making a donation to them please look at their website www.ichc.org.nz.

Recycling Week: Recycling week this coming week (7 -13 November). Do your bit – go to www.recycle.co.nz for more information.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 6 11am Bookstall after worship St Andrew’s Chapel
  6pm Table Talk See notice
Mon 7 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
  10am Pre School Music Bryndwr
  12.30pm Zumba Gold Fitness Bryndwr
  3.15am Kids’ Club Bryndwr
Tues 8 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
  10am Fly Bys Bryndwr
  10am Multiple Birth Club Bryndwr
  10.45am Creative Nest Papanui Villa
  Midday Friendly Circle Lunch See notice
  7.30pm Yoga Bryndwr
Wed 9 9.45am Badminton Papanui
  10am Pre School Music Bryndwr
  11am Midweek Worship Papanui Villa
  1pm Line Dancing Papanui
  1pm Fendalton Leisure Club Bryndwr
  7.30pm Parish Council Meeting Bryndwr
Thurs 10 10am Pre School Music Bryndwr
  10.15am Pop-ins Meet in the Villa
Fri 11   Show Day Holiday  
Sat 12 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 13 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
  10am Worship St Andrew’s Chapel

 

 

Helpers @ St Andrew’s Centennial Chapel (13 November):

Welcoming Team:   Derek & Annette Benfield, Christine Arnold & Vivienne Jackson

Counters:             Bev McCaw & Derek Benfield

Readers:              Jan Neale, Pat Dunstan

Piano:                  Margaret Nelson

Technician:            Donald McKellar

Morning Tea:         David & Lynn Brown, Grant & Amber Muir

Cleaning:              Christine Arnold, Donella Duff

Bryndwr Grounds:  Don McKellar

Bible Readings for (13 November):

Isaiah 65: 17-25

Isaiah 12

2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13

Luke 21: 5-19