Don’t forget: 25 November we are celebrating 50 years of ordination for Laurie Richards and 30 years for Martin Stewart, with a shared lunch at Bryndwr after the service. If you didn’t know or aren’t prepared, please don’t let that stop you joining us – there will be enough food for everyone!
2019 Village Calendars now available: Martin has prepared another photographic calendar as a fundraiser for The Village. There are only 99 calendars on offer – $20 each with $10 going to The Village.
Women’s Fellowship @ Bryndwr: All are welcome to the final meeting of the year to be held in the small chapel at The Village Bryndwr, Thursday 29 November, at 7.30 pm. We will have some Christmas readings and communion followed by supper. Also this will be an opportunity to discuss 2019 so bring along your ideas! Please note change of date.
Village Market: A reminder that this will be on Saturday 1st December at Bryndwr from 9.30am till 12 noon. If you have goods to donate please contact either office for pick-up, or drop them in. Thank you. Linked with the Market is what has become a Village Church drop-in coffee ‘shop’ (koha for the coffee) – why not come along for a catch-up and bring a friend!
Also at The Village Market: a workshop Linda is running, making name-tags for Christmas presents. No cost and no experience needed! If you don’t need any tags yourself, but would like to have a go, your help to make them (to go on the 40 bags of truffles for Burnside Primary staff) would be great.
Truffle Time: We would like to present truffles to the Burnside Primary staff as a Christmas treat. These can be made now and frozen, as the morning tea when we will be gifting these is in December. Ring Linda Cowan and she can collect and store them. Many thanks!
Food parcel update: We are grateful for the wonderful donations of food and hygiene products for Burnside Primary families. We are planning on preparing a few extra parcels before the end of the year and especially need: breakfast cereal, jams and spreads, tea and coffee and biscuits for the occasional treat. Also, toilet paper, toothbrushes and cleaning products. Thanks again!
Having a spring clean ‘clear out’ at home? Remember we are very happy to pick up anything you would like to donate for our monthly Village Market. Household goods, furniture, puzzles and games as well as clothing etc. Or, if you can deliver them, items can be left at either Papanui or Bryndwr. Some storage is available, prior to the Market held on the first Saturday of the month. If you don’t have any items to donate, but would like to take part in another way, we gratefully accept home baking to sell!
Youth Hub Variety Concert: Enjoy a fabulous night of entertainment and help raise funds for the development of the Youth Hub Christchurch Te Hurihanga o Rangatahi – a place where young people will feel accepted and experience warm loving support in the development of their identity, and physical, mental, social and spiritual health.
5th December 2018 – 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Featuring The CSO, Joel Amosa, Julia Deans, Te Radar (MC), The Eastern, Shay Horay, Ali Harper, Lindon Puffin and Brendan Dooley. Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margarets College. Tickets $70 from www.eventfinda.co.nz
Carol Singing: Riccarton-Spreydon Anglican parishes of St Martin’s & St James are holding an evening of Carols at Riccarton Bush, 6.30pm, Sunday 9 December 2018. Addington Brass will be providing the backing. All are welcome.
Friendly Circle – Christmas Meal: Tuesday 4th December, 12 midday. All welcome. As this is a catered meal, please rsvp to Pat.
Amahl and the Night Visitors: St Andrew’s College is excited to announce their Christmas Production. An Opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti.
The story captures the memories of childhood entwined with the story of Christmas. The setting, of a young boy inflicted with a physical ailment and his encounter with three very powerful Kings, who visit to rest, while on a journey to see a baby, whose birth marks the sign of new beginnings. The cast of this show will be key staff in the College. Directed by Eilish Moran, Orchestra Directed by Mark Hodgkinson and Music Directed by Bryan Botting. This promises to be a very special event and tickets are on sale next week. Two nights only. Saturday 22 December at 7.30pm, and Sunday 23 December at 5.00pm. Adults $20 / Students $10 / Senior Citizens $15 / Family (2 adults and 2 children) $50. Purchase online at:-https://stac.nz/AmahlProduction2018
Carols @ Redwood: The Village band will be playing for the St Luke’s Christchurch North Carol Service in the park at Redwood again this year. (The park is behind the library on Main North Road). Tuesday December 18th beginning at 6pm (if wet, then Wednesday 19th). Everyone is very welcome to come along and join in the singalong. Sausage sizzle (free) and kids activities.
Next Sunday 9 December 10am at StAC: The service will celebrate the children of the Village. There will be a shared morning tea after the service at StAC. Please bring a plate to share.
|Sun 25||8.30am||The Gathering||Bryndwr|
|10.00am||Worship and lunch||StAC and Bryndwr|
|Mon 26||9.30am||Music Moments||Papanui|
|1.00pm||Village Leisure Club||Bryndwr|
|Thurs 29||10.00am||Pre-School Music||Bryndwr|
|Fri 30||10.00am||Craft Group||Bryndwr|
|Sat 1||9.30am||Village Market and Clothing Shop||Bryndwr|
|Sun 2||8.30am||The Gathering||Bryndwr|
Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (2 December)
Welcoming team: Andrew Souness, Anne Foote, Margaret Beaver, Judith Souness.
Readers: Ruth Churcher, Mitch Mitchell.
Counters: Peter Reid, Christine Arnold.
Morning tea: Peter and Adrienne Rowe, Andrew and Judith Souness
Technician: Grant Muir
Musician: Estelle Elvidge
Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe