Clothing shop: The refurbished clothing shop is now open for business on Saturdays between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon in its new location at the street end of the hall (previously the offices).

Cheese rolls: Those who ordered more cheese rolls may pick them up after worship today. Thanks to the helpers and for your orders!

Rest home living: If you are giving any thought to moving to retirement village living, there is a free community seminar at the Hornby Working Men’s Club, 17 Carmen Road, on Wednesday 30 August at 10.30 a.m. This is offered by an independent agency and is designed to answer any questions in a safe and informative environment. If you are interested, contact Ellen McCrae or Anne Stewart.

Adapted Yoga/Pilates:  Our mixed Yoga and Pilates classes are fun and relaxed, catering for different needs and fitness levels. There are no fancy outfits just friendly, fun and supportive people who want a relaxed community where they can also achieve their goals. Hour long classes are available weekly at The Village Bryndwr: Monday 6.15 p.m. / 7.30 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m., Thursday 6.15 p.m / 7.30 p.m., Friday 9.30 a.m., Saturday 3  p.m. For more information, email, see, or phone Rebecca: 027 6908993.

Buddy Zone Holiday Programme: Registrations are open for Term 3 holidays. Wednesdays and Fridays 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Village, Bryndwr. Social skills group for ages 6 to 14 years. Call Dawn today to book your place on 021 243 6677.

Women’s fellowship: We are now collecting the 2017 annual subscription from members. $10.00 can be paid to Val Stammer or Catherine McKellar. Many thanks.

Evening Circle – The next Evening Circle will be Sunday, 27 August, at 5.30 p.m. at Rosemary Braithwaite’s home. If you want to attend, phone Rosemary.

Games Evening: Thanks to all those who came and made this a wonderful evening on Friday.

Bread of Heaven/Daily Bread: Spend a day with Sara Miles, San Francisco author, founder and director of The Food Pantry on Wednesday 20 September, 10 a.m. to 3.15 p.m., at the Bryndwr building. Cost: $60 (includes lunch, pay on day or on invoice). To register, email Claire Bonner at by 5 p.m. on Friday 15 September.

Sharing the Good News in the 21st Century: Saturday 26 August, 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., at the Christchurch North Methodist Church, corner of Harewood Road and Chapel Street. This is a workshop for lay worship leaders, lay preachers, and all those involved in team ministry. Cost $10 pp, $30 per parish. Bring lunch to share, morning and afternoon tea provided. To register, email Linda Cowan at by 18 August.

Visit of Dr Sami Awad: The Oxford Terrace Baptist church is hosting the visit of this prominent Palestinian Christian and peace and reconciliation advocate on 6 September. For details contact Martin or visit the Facebook event via Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, entitled Blessed are the Peacemakers.

High Tea for Hamlin: Hamlin Fistula NZ is hosting a High Tea at the Transitional Cathedral from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. on 9 September. Entertainment will be offered by St Andrews College, local artists and guests, along with a delicious high tea. Funds raised will support the work of the Hamlin Fistula hospitals and midwives in the treatment and prevention of childbirth injuries for the women of Ethiopia.  Fistula leaves women as social outcasts living a life of rejection and severe poverty. Hamlin Fistula has treated over 45,000 women in their 6 hospitals. Tickets cost $40 and are available from Bev McCaw at 351 6011.

Meet the Candidates for Ilam Electorate: Come and meet the candidates standing in the General Election at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 23 August at the Bryndwr Baptist Church, corner of Clyde and Aorangi roads.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 20 6 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’
Mon 21 9.30 a.m. Music Moments 1a Harewood Road
10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
12.30 p.m. Zumba Gold Bryndwr
3.15 p.m. Kids Club Bryndwr
7.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 22 9.30 a.m. Music Moments Papanui Villa
10 a.m. Flybys Bryndwr
10.45 a.m. Creative Nest Papanui Villa
7.30 p.m. Yoga Bryndwr
Wed 23 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
11 a.m. Mid-week worship Papanui Villa
1 p.m. Fendalton Leisure Group Bryndwr
4 p.m. Buddy Zone Bryndwr
7.30 p.m. St Giles Indoor Bowls Papanui Methodist
Thurs 24 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
Fri 25 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Sat 26 9.30 a.m. Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 27 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Worship StAC
5.30 p.m. Evening Circle See notice over page


Helpers @ STAC (27 August)

 Welcoming team: Mitch Mitchell, Bryan & Alice Wright, Jane Agnew

Readers: Anne Slaughter, Judith Souness

Counters: Mitch Mitchell, Bill McMaster

Technician: Grant Muir

Morning tea: Alice Wright, Barbara Mitchell, Vivienne Jackson, Christine Miller

Bryndwr grounds: Mitch Mitchell

  Bible Readings, Sunday 27 August

 Exodus 1: 8-2: 10

Psalm 124

Romans 12: 1-8

Matthew 16: 13-20