Bryndwr church building walk-through: We have arranged a walk-through in the new Bryndwr church building for Sunday, 11 December, at 2pm. Afternoon tea will follow at Anne and Martin’s place next door from 2.30pm. We hope people will take the opportunity to come and have a look. As it is still a building site we will need to adhere to health and safety instructions.
Parish Finger Food Potluck Luncheon: December’s Potluck lunch will be held Sunday, 11 December (instead of the normal second Tuesday) at midday. All are welcome. Child friendly and easy access.
The December Village News and 2017 Directories: Visitors – please remember to take note that these are available for pick up today.
Fundraising Calendars: If anyone has ordered a calendar and hasn’t paid or picked it up, could you please see Martin or Anne Stewart. Thanks
Table Talk – discussing and acting upon a range of issues around faith, the environment and social justice.
In December we are meeting at Frik and Hannie de Beer’s home at 6pm for dinner on
Sunday 18th December: Christmas get together. Please bring a plate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available 11 December after the service.
Clothing Shop at Bryndwr: This is now closed for the holidays. Business will resume on Saturday, 22 January 2017.
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.
These envelopes can be placed in the offerings on Sunday’s or dropped into either office, or given to your visitor if that is an easier method of getting them to the church.
Need to do some Christmas Shopping? The Village Community Centre is partnering with ‘The Warehouse Bags for Good’ to support the Kids’ Club after-school programme. The Warehouse at Northlands Mall (only) is donating proceeds from the purchase of checkout bags to the Kids’ Club. Pick up a voting token at the end of the checkout lines, and place the token into the slot marked The Village Community Centre by the store’s entrance/exit. Tokens can be placed in The Village Community Centre’s voting container until the end of January 2017.
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.
The Cecilian Singers presents: ‘Christmas Cracker’ with guest artists, The Richmond Handbell Choir, on Sunday, 11 December, 4pm, at the Christchurch Chinese Methodist Church, Cnr Rugby St & Papanui Rd. Entry $15.
Carols at Riccarton Bush, 6.30pm, Sunday 11 December 2016. Come early, bring a picnic tea then join us in singing Christmas carols with Addington Brass.
Papanui High School Night Classes: Papanui High have released their night classes for next year and can be viewed at www.papanui.school.nz.
|14 Dec||11am||Final Wednesday Service for the year, the Villa @ Papanui|
|18 Dec||10am||Communion @ STAC|
|20 Dec||5.30pm||Service of Remembrance, St Lukes, Main North Rd, Redwood|
|24 Dec||6.30pm||Children’s Christmas Eve service @ Bryndwr|
|9.30pm||Candlelight Christmas Eve service @ STAC|
|25 Dec||10am||Christmas Day service @ STAC|
|1 Jan||10am||Combined service at STAC with the people of St Mark’s, St Margaret’s, St Luke and Knox|
|Sun 11||11am||Bookstall after worship||STAC|
|Midday||Parish potluck luncheon||See notice over page|
|2pm||Walk-through church building||Bryndwr|
|Mon 12||10am||Pre School Music (final for year)||Bryndwr|
|12.30pm||Zumba Gold Fitness||Bryndwr|
|Tues 13||10am||Fly Bys (final for year)||Bryndwr|
|10am||Multiple Birth Club||Bryndwr|
|Wed 14||10am||Pre School Music (final for year)||Bryndwr|
|11am||Midweek Worship (final for year)||Papanui Villa|
|1pm||Fendalton Leisure Club (final)||Bryndwr|
|7.30pm||Parish Council Meeting||Bryndwr|
|Thurs 15||10am||Pre School Music (final for year)||Bryndwr|
|Fri 16||10am||Craft group||Bryndwr|
|1pm||Foot Clinic (final for year)||Bryndwr|
|6pm||Table Talk (final for year)||See notice over page|
Helpers @ STAC (18 December):
Welcoming Team: Katharine Shaw, Keren Ritchie Derek & Annette Benfield
Piano: Estelle Elvidge
Readers: John Simpson & Estelle Elvidge
Counters: Gordon Shields & Ken Newton
Technician: Liam Boardman
Communion: Derek Benfield, Margaret McKenzie, Ian & Janice Cundall
Morning Tea: Boardman Family, Susan Peake, Peter Reid
Cleaning: Donella Duff & Catherine McKellar
Bryndwr Grounds: Clive Morriss
Bible Readings for Sunday (18 Dec):
Isaiah 7: 10-16
Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19
Matthew 1: 18-25