Theology House: You are invited to an evening to hear from Paul Trebilco about new developments in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. All welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Wednesday 6 June, 7.30 – 9pm Theology House, Level 1, 10 Logistics Drive, Harewood.

Faith Thinking: Going deeper in the Gospel of John. How do we understand the Gospel of John more deeply? In these two evenings, we will discuss John’s Gospel by looking at John 1:1-18, at how John portrays the relationship between God the Father and Jesus the Son, at the role of the Holy Spirit, and at Jesus washing the feet of the disciples in John 13. Presented by Professor Paul Trebilco.  Spaces are limited – contact to register. Thursday 7 & Friday 8 June, 7 – 9pm, South West Baptist Church, Lyttelton Street site.

Cheese rolls – 9th/10th June:  The rolls will be made 9am on Saturday 9th June at Bryndwr.  Pick-up from Bryndwr 11am and 12 noon on the 9th, or from church on Sunday 10th June.  Price: $5 for 6 rolls, or $10 for 12 rolls.  There is a coffee voucher to give to whoever places the biggest order.  If you would like to be part of the team making the rolls please indicate this on the clipboard. FINAL ORDERS 3 June!

Bryndwr Community Garden AGM: If you are interested in gardening and/or the local community, you are invited to attend the Bryndwr Community Garden AGM held on Saturday 9 June, 12noon at The Village Bryndwr in the Annexe. The Garden is located in the Morley Street Reserve (cnr Clyde Rd and Morley St). Please contact Kate Boardman for further information by emailing

The Village Leisure Group: Don’t let wintry Wednesdays get you down. Warm up with a cuppa and company! Wednesdays from 1-3pm at The Village Bryndwr; enjoy activities, outings and afternoon tea. For more information, contact Leone on 351-6664 or Mary Jo Chase at

The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings at Papanui. Pop in any time from 10am.  Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, etc as well as craft.  Enquiries to Margaret.

Entertainment Books: The 2018-19 issue has arrived. Each book purchased ($70 each) through Gordon gives $14 to The Village Church. Inquiries to Gordon Shields   

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

The Brainwave Trust are presenting on the adolescent brain at St Mark’s, 7:30pm on 25 June, at 150 Withells Road. Anyone who has children or grandchildren aged from about 10 to 19, or anyone who works with this age group, will benefit from gaining insights into why they behave the way they do, and how we can cope with this behaviour! Content will cover:

  • Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood that involves intellectual, physical, social, emotional and hormonal changes
  • The important role of parents and other adults in providing guidance and support through this transition
  • The increased importance of peers
  • Positive and negative aspects of risk-taking
  • Recognising and enhancing adolescents’ strengths
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Exploring the potential influence of alcohol use
  • Benefits and risks associated with social media use

The presenter is Jim Sole. He has been a police officer for 27 years and a qualified Youth Aid Officer. His focus is on the impact of family violence on children. The cost of this event is $10 per person, which includes supper. To book please email:

Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: 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.

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

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 3 10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 4 Queen’s Birthday
Tues 5 10.00am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’ Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 6 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Mid-week Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Group Bryndwr
4.00pm Buddy Zone Bryndwr
Thurs 7 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 8 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 9 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 10 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11am Book Stall StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (10 June)

 Welcoming team:        Frances Coburn, Janice & Ian Cundall,Susan Peake

Readers:                     Nan Simpson, Bryan Wright

Counters:                    Christine Arnold, Gordon Shields

Technician:                 Grant Muir

Morning tea:                     David Smail, Wayne & Christine Anderson, Christine Miller

Musician:                    Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr:    Clive Morriss

Next week’s readings:-

1 Samuel 8: 4-11 (12-15), 16-20 (11:14-15)      Psalm 138

2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1                                    Mark 3: 20-35