Easter eggs for Pillars: As we have done in previous years, this year we are collecting Easter eggs to be sent to Pillars who distribute them to the families of prisoners.

On any given day an estimated 20,000 children have a parent in prison in New Zealand. Without the right support these children are over nine times more likely than other kiwi kids to end up in prison as adults. Children of prisoners are amongst some of the most vulnerable children in our community.

They are in a situation they didn’t choose, yet they face a sentence of their own. They become the invisible victims of crime and can become socially isolated and deprived. Eggs can be brought to church up to and including Palm Sunday, March 25th, or left at either Bryndwr or Papanui office.

What seems like such a small thing for us is so appreciated by these often forgotten families and we thank you for your continued support of this project.

Clothing Shop: The Clothing shop at Bryndwr will be open 3 to 6pm on Fridays for a trial period.  We are very short of helpers so if you could help out one Friday a month it would be much appreciated.  Please let Janice Cundall  or Adrienne Rowe know, if you are able to help.

 Womens’ Fellowship:  Will meet on 15 March at 7.30pm at Olwyn Cramond’s home.  The speaker is Joyce Jenkins who will talk about ‘The life of a wife in the British Army’.  All are welcome to attend.

Indoor Bowls @ Bryndwr: The Village Bowling Club starts the new bowls season on March 19th at Bryndwr.  New players will be most welcome and tuition can be given if you have never played before.  It is a very social group and only mildly competitive. Please wear soft soled shoes (eg sneakers) and be there at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.  Any queries please contact Mitch Mitchell or Janice Cundall.

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

Bryndwr Street Party Sunday 4th March, 11.00am-1.30pm, corner of Aorangi Rd and Brookside Tce. Run by the Bryndwr Churches (Bryndwr Baptist, St Aidans and The Village), this event includes Bryndwr’s Got Talent, food stalls, Kids Corner, bouncy castle and more. Please come along to support this event and have a good time. If you are able to volunteer with barbequing, dispensing ice cream, or helping with the children’s activities, please let Kate Boardman know.

Luncheon:  Former St Giles Bible Class, YPS, and Young Marrieds. Come and meet some of your former associates whom you may not have seen for some time.  Monday 19th March, 12 noon, Garden Restaurant 110 Marshlands Rd.  Further info and to RSVP (by 12th March), contact Mollie Woods mwoodz@xtra.co.nz

 Life Companion Driving:  Offering a safe, reliable, friendly driving and companion service which provides more than a simple taxi ride. Prices are very competitive. Contact to discuss your requirements by phoning 027 7755 671 or email info@yourlift.co.nz

 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.  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.

Falls Prevention Exercise Group:  We are considering having an ‘Easy as You Go’ – falls prevention exercise group on Monday afternoons at Papanui (around 2pm).  We need to gauge the level of interest before going ahead so please ph the office asap (Tracey at Papanui 352 6197, 9.30-11.30am Mon – Fri, or leave a message) if you might be interested. Approx $2 per session.

 Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available next Sunday (11th March) after the 10 am service.

 Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: Again a big thank you, to all 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!

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 4 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
6.00 pm Table Talk de Beers’
Mon 5 9.30 am Music Moments Papanui
10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
3.15 pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 6 10.00 am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00 am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30 pm Grounded (now weekly) Papanui
Wed 7 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 8 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
10.15 am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 9 10.00 am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.30 pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
3.00 pm Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sat 10 9.30 am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 11 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
11.00 am Bookstall after worship STAC


 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am  (11 March)

Welcoming team: Ian Cundall, Ruth and Bruce Cooper, Gordon Shields

Readers: Ian Cundall and Lesley Compton

Counters: Gordon Shields and Christine Arnold

Technician: Grant Muir

Morning tea: David Smail, Annie & Kate Boardman, Lesley Compton

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Alan Marshall

Bible Readings Sunday 11 March:

 Numbers 21: 4-9, Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2: 1-10,  John 3: 14-21