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.

Truffles for teachers at Burnside Primary:  Could those who are able to make truffles, please note that Linda Cowan needs them by 5th December so they can be put into bags.  Thanks!  Contact Linda at lindacowan@xtra.co.nz.

Sunday 9 December 10am at St. Andrew’s:  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.

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!

Book Stall:  A reminder that the Book Stall will be happening after Church next Sunday, 9th December.

Friendly Circle – Christmas Meal:  Tuesday 4th December, 12 midday.  All welcome.  As this is a catered meal, please rsvp to Pat.

The Warehouse Bags for Good programme:  Remember if you are shopping to stock up for Christmas, purchases made at the Warehouse Northlands has the ‘Bags for Good’ programme.  Take a cardboard token (near the till as you pay) and place it in the Village Community Centre slot.

Carols @ Redwood:  The Village band will be playing for the St Luke’s Chch North carol service, in the park (behind the library on Main North Rd) in Redwood.  Tues. Dec 18th at 6pm (19th is the rained off option).  Everyone welcome.  (Free) sausage sizzle.  Kids activities.

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

Volunteers required:  Presbyterian Support runs Day programmes for older people in Riccarton and Linwood which provide friendship, entertainment, activities and midday meals to people living in the community who enjoy the companionship of others.

They are looking for Volunteers to assist at the Day Programmes on a roster, one day a week or fortnight, to help with serving the meals, the activities and generally assist the smooth running of the programme.  There are also roles for volunteers to assist on the Mini Vans to take clients to and from the programmes.  Up to date training is provided regularly. For more information ring Roni Jordan on 02 313 8588 Ext 26.

Our December Services

9th December 10am at StAC

Children’s Service, followed by Morning tea

16th December 10am at StAC

Communion Service

23rd December 10am at StAC

Christmas Carols and Readings

24th December 6.30pm at Bryndwr

Children’s Christmas Eve Service

And at 9.30pm at Papanui

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

 25th December 10am at StAC

Christmas Day Service

 30th December 10am at StAC

Combined Service with St Marks, St Margarets, Knox, St Ninians, And St Lukes

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 2 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
5.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 3 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
12.30pm Zumba Gold Papanui
2.00pm Falls Prevention – Last one for 2018 Papanui
3.15pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
Tues 4 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest – Last session for 2018 Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 5 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 6 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
12.30pm Zumba Gold Bryndwr
Fri 7 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
11.30am Weight Watchers Bryndwr
Sat 8 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 9 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship-Children’s Service StAC

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (9 December)

 Welcoming team:     Rebecca Guy, Anne Foote, Margaret Beaver, Craig Thomas

Readers:                   to be advised

Counters:                 Jane Agnew, Christine Arnold

Morning tea:            David Smail, Kath and Ken Newton,Frances Coburn

Technician:              Liam Boardman

Musician:                 Murray Compton

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Peter Rowe