World Day of Prayer: Friday 2 March. The theme this year is “All God’s Creation is Very Good” and the service has been prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee, Suriname.

There are two services to choose from: Christchurch North Methodist Church on the corner of Chapel St and Harewood Rd at 10:30am, and The Village Bryndwr at 7.00 pm. A cup of tea will follow the service. Everyone is welcome.

The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings. Pop in any time from 10am.  Enquiries to Margaret.

Clothing Shop Volunteers Needed: The Clothing shop will be open on Friday afternoons, between 3 and 6pm from 2nd March. Volunteers are needed to be able to provide this service to the Community. Two people work together sorting clothing that has been donated, tidying the racks and serving customers.

We are also looking for a few more helpers for Saturday mornings from 9.15 am to 12 noon. If you can give some time once a month, please contact Janice Cundall or Adrienne Rowe.  Your help will be much appreciated.

Bryndwr’s Got Talent: For the second year this family friendly talent show will be held at the Bryndwr Street Party, Sunday 4th March. With $500 in prizes, if you are interested taking part, please talk to Kate Boardman or contact Leone for the registration form (due 22 Feb).

 Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: Again a big thank you, to those who contribute items for Burnside Primary School.

Currently the most  needed items are:  Canned spaghetti and baked beans, canned vegetables (corn, tomatoes) and canned fruit, pasta, rice, canned tuna fish, breakfast cereal, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo and dishwashing liquid. Thank you for your continued support!

 IRCA Conference Needs Your Help: The International Rural Churches Association, an ecumenical organisation that supports people involved in rural ministry around the world is holding a conference at Lincoln University from 15 – 21 April 2018. More than one hundred people have booked to come from around the world so it promises to be a great event.  The local organising committee are seeking your help.  Could you pick one of the delegates up at the airport and deliver them to the conference?  Could you make a batch of biscuits for the delegates to have with their evening supper? If you could, please would you contact Linda Cowan . She would be delighted to hear from you. Please also pray that delegates will travel safely and that the conference will be a rewarding time for all.

Begin With Bill – (Bill the Dancer): Special Opening Dance, Sunday 25th Feb 1.45 to 3.45pm at Papanui.  No charge for this first session but ladies bring a plate please.  Held 2nd and 4th Sunday each month.  Contact Bill Worley Ph 3485 347 or

 Indoor Bowls: Join us at Papanui on a Friday afternoon 1.30 to 3.00 pm, for a social game of indoor bowls.  No previous experience needed.  The first afternoon will be Fri 2nd March.  Please be there by 1.15 pm and wear flat, soft-soled shoes.  Specially catering for those who can’t come to evening bowls at Bryndwr.  Contact Margaret Shields for further details.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 18 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
6.00 pm Table Talk de Beers’
Mon 19 9.30 am Music Moments Papanui
10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
3.15 pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 20 10.00 am Fly Bys Bryndwr
Wed 21 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00 am Mid-week Service Papanui
1.00 pm Fendalton Leisure Club Bryndwr
4.00 pm Buddy Zone Bryndwr
Thurs 22 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
10.15 am Pop-Ins Papanui
12.30 pm Zumba Gold Papanui
Fri 23 10.00 am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 24 9.30 am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 25 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (25 February)

 Welcoming team: Mitch & Barbara Mitchell, Ruth & Bruce Cooper

Readers: Michael Stammer and Anne Foote

Counters: Margaret McKenzie and Keith Cramond

Technician: Alan Maxwell

Morning tea: Christine Arnold, Barbara Mitchell, David & Joy Coster

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch Mitchell

Bible Readings Sunday 25 February:

Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22: 23-31,  Romans 4: 13-25, Mark 8: 31-38 or Mark 9: 2-9