Tonight – Table Talk presents:    A session with Rev. Phil finding out about his congregation’s involvement with social and  environmental issues.  Sunday September 16th at The Village Bryndwr: 6pm for a light meal, 7pm for the presentation. It would be great to see you there! For catering purposes, if you know you are coming, could you please contact Annie or Kate Boardman today.

The Village Survey: Reminder that these need to be completed by 21st September.  They can be done either online or by filling out a hard copy and getting it to either office, or to any of the worship services.  If you need help with getting a survey form or completing it online please let Tracey, Leone or David Brown know.

Alpine Presbytery Review: We would value your feedback on the Presbytery. A list of questions for consideration can be obtained from Tracey at Papanui or Leone at Bryndwr office or follow this link to fill in our survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R9G7ZJL

Car parking:  We remind people to please leave the parking spaces around the entrance way at StAC, for people who have mobility challenges.

Baking For General Assembly:  Thank you very much to those who have offered biscuits for this.  If you could bring these to church on Sunday Sept 30th that would be great.  Otherwise please be in touch with me (after 23rd Sept) so we can make other arrangements.  Lesley Compton.

Sunday 7 October: The PCANZ General Assembly is being held at St Andrew’s College this year.  The final service is in the Chapel at 11.15am on Sunday 7th October.  Because the Assembly will need set-up time the Chapel will not be available for The Village that day.  St Luke’s Christchurch North have invited those at The Village who wish to attend a 10am service to join them, in a service led by Rev Phil Wall.  Alternatively, those wishing to join the Assembly for the service at StAC at 11.15am will be most welcome.

Pillars: Thanks to all who donated to our fund raising effort for PILLARS last Sunday. $303.60 was raised and will be passed on to support their work with vulnerable young people in Canterbury.

AGM 2018: Will be held on Sunday 28 October at The Village Bryndwr after worship at St Andrew’s College.  This will also be Phil’s last Sunday with us so there will be a shared lunch following the meeting.

Richard Rohr—video session from Conspire 2018 conference: At The Village Papanui, cnr Frank St and Papanui Rd

Saturday 22 September. Coffee available from 9.45am, with a 10am start. Koha for coffee/room hire

Come and be inspired and challenged by the spiritual insights of Richard Rohr and others (including Brian McLaren and Barbara Brown Taylor). We will be watching video of two sessions from the recent Conspire conference in the US. Come for one or both. (Further viewing of other sessions may be shown on other dates, depending on interest).  Info about Conspire and the speakers can be found at the website https://cac.org/conspire2018/
For further info or to register your interest, contact Megan Blakie mobile 0211 659 498

The Village Camp 2018: Will be at Raincliff (South Canterbury) on Show weekend, 16-18 November.  There is plenty of room and unless we get huge numbers there should be no need to share rooms.  This is a great opportunity to really connect with people and ‘play, pray and enjoy’ one another in a relaxed setting, and for a minimal cost. Queries to Kath Newton or Anne Stewart.

High Tea (November 24th):  If you would be happy to lend us some of your fine china etc, please write your name on the clipboard at the back of the Chapel.  We are asking for cup, saucer and plate sets, silver tea services, or similar in china, tiered plates (2 or 3 tiers).

At this stage please just indicate your willingness to lend and the number you have.  We will be in touch nearer the time about collecting these.  We would ask that you name these valuables before lending. Many thanks – from the High Tea Committee.

University of Canterbury’s DramaSoc presents:

The Importance of Being Earnest.  A trivial comedy for serious people. (Liam Boardman is the director of this Oscar Wilde play!).  Opens 13th  September and runs for eight performances (13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th , 21st, 22nd).

Performances start at 7:30 pm in DW1, in the Jack Mann Auditorium, Dovedale Ave, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday 16th.  General Admission – $17, Students and Seniors – $15 www.dramasoc.org.nz

Spragg Family’s Travels: Follow the Spragg family’s travels on their blog…https://spraggs-trippen.blogspot.com/