Woman’s Fellowship: We are meeting for “Oliver Sewell’s vocal recital” from 12:10-1:00pm on Tuesday 24th July at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street. RSVP to Adrienne Rowe. Everyone is welcome! (Oliver is Adrienne and Peter Rowe’s grandson who sang at a Village service in January this year).

Soup Sundays: 12 noon on Sunday 22nd  and 29th July, 5th and 12th August we are hosting lunch of soup and rolls.

Sunday 22nd and 29th July will be at Papanui and 5th and 12th August at Bryndwr.  The soup and rolls will be provided but you are welcome to bring something sweet for afters.  In the winter months it’s not always a lot of fun to go home after church to eat alone so this is a chance to enjoy some time with friends over lunch.  Any queries contact Anne Foote or Jane Agnew.

Margaret Simpson invites us to celebrate with her as she turns 80:  Everyone is invited to join Margaret and her family on Saturday 11th August from 10am to 12 noon, at the Village, Papanui.  No gifts please, but ‘a plate’ to share would be appreciated.

From Theology HouseProphets in the Cathedral – Sunday Evensongs, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral.  Sunday 22nd July: Lyndon Rogers will be giving a seminar on ‘Youth in the City: issues youth face in post-quake Christchurch’.  Lyndon speaks at 6pm.  Discussion with soup and rolls to follow.  All welcome!

Laidlaw Lecture Series Semester Two 2018 –  Two new series will run for 5 weeks each, on a Monday evening. The first one is “Where’s God on Monday? God’s Work and Our Work” in Aug-Sept. The second one is “That Gap in the Middle: Supporting Church Goers in Midlife” in Sept-Oct. These series are designed to provide accessible and concise content from some of our Laidlaw Courses or Academic Research.  For further information – https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/events/lecture-series-chc-sem-two-2018

The Christchurch Meditation Community, (part of the World Community, an interdenominational body), warmly invites you to a Day of Reflection, 28th July, 10am to 3pm, Chapel Street Centre, cnr Chapel Street and Harewood Road.

The Rev. Hilary Oxford Smith will speak about Celtic Christianity; there will be short periods of meditation and good company.  Please bring your own lunch; morning tea is provided.  A koha of $10 to help cover costs would be appreciated.

School Holidays:  Term two ended on Friday 6th July.  The following events are on hold until the week beginning 23rd July:- The Gathering, Music Moments & Preschool Music, Kids Club, Creative Nest, Village Leisure Group, Mid-week Service, Fly Bys and Pop-Ins.

The Durham Street Methodist Church have invited Professor Kevin Clements, Chair and foundation Director of The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies to come and lead three events:

Friday 10th August, Kevin will be giving a talk entitled “The Politics of Compassion in an age of Ruthless Power“.  A cuppa will be served at 6.30pm and the talk will begin at 7pm, at Knox Hall, 28 Bealey Ave, Christchurch.

Saturday 11th August, there will be two experiential workshops, with morning tea in between. The first is “The Place Called Reconciliation.”  The second is “Non Violent Tools for Social Transformation“.  The workshops will start at 9.30am and conclude at 12.30pm, and be held at Knox Hall.

Sunday 12th August, Kevin will provide the sermon/reflection at a Durham St Methodist and Knox Presbyterian combined service at 10am

It will be on “Remembering Hiroshima:  Working for a Loving Future“.

These events have been organised to acknowledge Peace Sunday. For more information contact:  Pauline McKay (Parish Steward) email: pauline.mckay@cws.org.nz

Get Savvy on Scams’ is a FREE interactive workshop (proudly hosted by Age Concern Canterbury):  Friday 24th August at 11am, at The McFaddens Centre, St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road.  Presenter will be Bronwyn Groot from the Commission For Financial Capability (CFFC), Manager Fraud Education.  You will be shown how you can protect yourself, from the latest scams and frauds. Get tips on how to recognise a set-up and avoid a scam, and what to do if you discover you have been scammed. Please RSVP to: team@ageconcerncan.org.nz For all queries ph Age Concern office 366 0903.  All ages welcome.


Date Time Event Venue
Sun 15 10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Linda Cowan’s
Mon 16 2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 17 5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 18 9.45am Badminton Papanui
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Fri 20 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 21 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 22 10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon Soup Sunday Papanui

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (22 July)

 Welcoming team:     Jenny Agnew, Salilo Teo, Jane Agnew, Jerry Teo

Readers:                   Ken Newton, Christine Anderson

Counters:                 Murray Compton, Donella Duff

Technician:              Liam Boardman

Morning tea:             Wayne & Christine Anderson, Lesley Compton, Keren Ritchie

Musician:                  Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe

Parable for Sunday 22 July –

Luke 18:2-8 The persistent widow.