Women’s Fellowship Winter Warmers: We are meeting for ‘Elevenses’ on Thursday 28 June at Simos, 399 Ilam Road, about 10.45am. RSVP to Catherine, or just turn up!
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 email@example.com.
News from USA: Those who knew Bernice and Al Damon when Al was an exchange minister at St Stephen’s many years ago may be aware that Al is in very poor health. This week we heard that Al is now quite low and sleeps a good part of the time. He withdrew from dialysis treatment some weeks ago.
His son and daughter in law have moved into their home so that Al can remain there. He does have bright moments when he can talk to friends on the phone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Damon family at this time.
The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings at Papanui. Pop in any time from 10am. Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, etc as well as craft, or simply a coffee and a chat. Enquiries to Margaret.
Biscuits Please: Every two years The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa N.Z. has a General Assembly. In October this year the Assembly is being held in Christchurch. We have been asked to provide home-made biscuits for morning and afternoon tea. I am hoping that you wonderful people are willing to help with this. If you are, please sign the clipboard and take a snaplock bag (or bags). It seems very early for an October deadline but I thought some of you may be winter-time bakers – and therefore wish to freeze the biscuits. (If you put a dozen in each bag that would be great). Please contact me if you have any queries, Lesley Compton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Bowls @ Bryndwr: The Village Bowling Club season is underway on Monday nights at Bryndwr. New players are 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. Contact Mitch Mitchell or Janice Cundall for any queries.
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.
Midweek Service: The midweek worship service happens at Papanui each Wednesday during term time. Begins at 11am with a cuppa. Everyone is welcome.
From Theology House: (http://www.theologyhouse.ac.nz/ for more information)
- Prophets in the Cathedral: Sunday Evensongs, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral. Sunday 24 June: Dr Peter Carrell will be giving a seminar on ‘Edge or Centre: Prophecy in the 21st Century’. Discussion and refreshments to follow. All welcome!
- Lay Worship Leading and Lay Preaching: The Canterbury Lay Preachers Assoc. training day, Sat 25th Aug 2018, 9.30am-4pm at the Village, Papanui. Keynote speaker Rev Dr Rod Mitchell. $10 per person. Enquiries to Linda Cowan email@example.com
- Rich Living: Exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith: Over the weekend of 28th-30th September, A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, along with: Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Grace Vineyard Church, South West Baptist Church, will be hosting an inter-church public event. The weekend is designed to inspire, mobilise and equip individuals and communities of faith. For more information, visit: www.arocha.org.nz/events
Christian World Service: Operation Refugee is underway, with 74 people signed up to live on a refugee diet for 5 days. The challenge is to live on the same food that is in a good quality food parcel, while raising funds for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. We want to provide emergency food, education, medical care and other help for as many refugees as we can. If you can help with a donation, information can be found on their website:- firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sun 24||8.30am||The Gathering||Bryndwr|
|Mon 25||9.30am||Music Moments||Papanui|
|2.00pm||Falls Prevention Class||Papanui|
|Tues 26||10.00am||Fly Bys||Bryndwr|
|10.00am||Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’||Papanui|
|1.00pm||Village Leisure Group||Bryndwr|
|Thurs 28||10.00am||Pre-School Music||Bryndwr|
|Fri 29||10.00am||Craft Group||Bryndwr|
|Sat 30||9.30am||Clothing Shop||Bryndwr|
|Sun 1||8.30am||The Gathering||Bryndwr|
Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (1 July)
Welcoming team: Ken Newton, Paula McNoe, Keren Ritchie, Kath Newton
Readers: Lesley Compton, Wayne Anderson
Counters: Christine Arnold, Allan Marshall
Technician: Alan Maxwell
Morning tea: Ian Satterthwaite, Peter Reid, Keren Ritchie, Paula McNoe
Musician: Estelle Elvidge
Grounds @ Bryndwr: Alan Marshall
Parable for Sunday 1 July is from Luke 16:1-8 ‘the dishonest manager.’