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

The Village Community Centre is part of the Warehouse Bags for Good programme again!

Please shop at the Warehouse Northlands and when you check out, pick up a token in exchange for your check out bag and place it in The Village Community Centre’s section of the community organisation’s voting kiosk near the entrance/exit of the store.  Tokens are collected between August 2018 and January 2019. The money will be distributed to Kid’s Club and the Village Leisure Group.

Women’s lunch:  Women of The Village are invited to a catered lunch in the Bryndwr Hall on Saturday 18th August at 12.30pm. The cost is $10, and for catering purposes we would like those who wish to attend to put names on the clipboard at the door this morning.  Any queries to Kath Newton

Margaret Simpson invites us to celebrate her 80th birthday:  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.

Table Talk presents:  Christchurch Resettlement Services will tell us about their work helping people from refugee and migrant backgrounds resettle in Christchurch.  Sunday August 5th at The Village Bryndwr.  6pm for a light meal, 7pm for the speakers.  For catering purposes and to rsvp please let either Linda Cowan or Annie and Kate Boardman know.

Organ Concerts:  St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru church, 16 Merivale Lane.  Sunday 12th August, Simon Mace.  Sunday 19th August, John Dodgshun.  Sunday 26th August, Harry Meehan.  Concerts begin at 2.30pm – Programmes $5 (at the door).

Bookstall: The bookstall will be available Sunday 12th August, after the 10 am service.

Can you help? Ruth Agnew’s friend Helen lost her husband, unexpectedly during a recent flight home to England, where Helen and their two children were going to meet his family for the first time. Because Helen’s husband died en-route she found herself stuck in Dubai with two pre-schoolers while they waited for her husband’s body to be released.  Now she is battling paperwork around proving his death to the UK government to be able to access his accounts and pension.  She is running a business from home while caring for her two children.  Then the family dog almost died from food poisoning from eating compost from the green bin, 2 year old Angus got a nasty chest infection, Helen is sick as well, then last week she tripped over taking the rubbish bin out and tore her calf muscle, so she can barely walk right now.

Helen and Ruth are in a women writers group, which has coordinated a meal train (taking turns making heat and eat meals for the family). Ruth has rounded up a team of volunteers to walk the dogs and made a roster. Now she is trying to find a couple of lovely people who could go to Helen’s place between 4pm and 7pm (even one hour would be enough), over the next few weeks, to help with dinner, pack the preschool lunches for the next day, wash the tea dishes, help the kids with their bedtime routine, and maybe read a story. Ruth has been going two or three evenings a week, and another friend had been driving in from Rolleston some evenings, but she’s finding it too difficult to do anymore as Helen lives in Bromley.

Ruth would be happy to facilitate an introduction. If you think you could help please contact Ruth

Dancing with Bill:  A reminder that Bill Worley hosts ‘Old Time Modern’ dancing on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at the Village Papanui.  1.45pm to 3.45pm.  For information

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 5 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon Soup Sunday Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk presents… Bryndwr
Mon 6 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 7 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 8 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Leisure Group Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 9 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 10 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 11 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
10.00am Margaret’s 80th Birthday Papanui
Sun 12 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon Our last Soup Sunday Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (12 August)

 Welcoming team:     Andrew Souness, Ruth Cooper, David McKay, Christine Miller                 

Readers:                   Bruce Cooper, Anne Foote

Counters:                 Mollie Woods, Peter Reid

Morning tea:            Nan Simpson, David Smail

Technician:              Grant Muir

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch Mitchell

Parable for 12 August: Luke 19:12-27