Parish Visitors Get-Together:  This Wednesday June 5th at 7pm in the lounge at Papanui. We haven’t met together for some time and think the opportunity to hear from you and to discuss this important aspect of our church life is valuable.

Parish Lunch: is on Sunday June 9 at the Papanui building, beginning at 11.30 or straight after the service at St Andrews. Tickets at $20 each are available from Judith Souness today or from Lesley Compton during next week. A beautiful meal is planned and we look forward to your company. Hope you can make it. Proceeds to Church funds. Lesley Compton for the Hospitality Committee.

The Village Market at Bryndwr on 8th June:  The June Market day will be on the 8th June as the first Saturday in June is Queens Birthday weekend.  If anybody has tidy goods to be sold at the market please leave them at Bryndwr or contact me to arrange pickup.  Thank you, Andrew Souness.

Duty Roster July – September: The duty roster is about to be prepared for the period 1 July to 30 September 2019.  A note to those who are on our list of folk for rostering: “If you know of any days that you will not be attending church during this period, please let me know so I can ensure you are not rostered on those days. Obviously, there will be other days that your availability will change and these will be adjusted as they occur.

If you wish to assist in reading or counting please let me know and I will include you on these rosters.  Thank you for your assistance and support”.  Andrew Souness.

Preserving Jars:  Thank you for the great response, we now have all the jars we need.

“First Thursdays”:  A relaxed conversation hour 5pm on every first Thursday of the month @ Bryndwr, for anyone in and around The Village to catch up and enjoy some “downtime” together. BYO drinks (some bring beer/wine others bring juice/soft drink) a Koha will be collected to cover costs for supplied nibbles.  All welcome.

Book Stall:  Our book stall for the month of June, will be available after church on Sunday 16th June – 11am at StAC.  (Due to the fund-raising lunch on June 9th).

The Lilliput Library at Papanui is being well utilised – if you have any books to donate, there is a box in front of the office where you can leave donations.  Thank you.

Prayers for Southern Seasons:  Poems and prayers for Christian worship and devotions – published by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd.  A collection of prayers and poems crafted by Joy Kingsbury-Aitken over the years as she has led services in many different congregations.  Of particular interest is that this book has taken into account the ‘down under’ experience we have living in New Zealand.

Copies of the book will be sold for $25, with $5 going to The Village (if purchased by a Village member).  Please contact Joy if you would like to purchase a copy.

Upcoming events you may be interested in: – The Belfast Community Network and Robbie Drew present “The Golden Years of Music” – Thursday 20 June, 12 noon (doors open at 11.30am) at the Belfast Bowling Club.  Come to an afternoon of nostalgia with the smooth voice of Robbie Drew.  Refreshments available.  No door sales.  To purchase tickets please phone Ashleigh 323 9731.

August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2019:  Local composer Tony Norriss has written a musical “Living the Dream” which is loosely based on the prodigal son story.  It is written to be non-religious, but it focuses on the underlying themes of compassion, reconciliation and acceptance.    Tickets $10 (excluding ticketing fees).  Info re purchasing to come soon.  Venue, the Auditorium at the McFadden Centre, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans.

Weekly Peace Bell Meditation:  Do you want a more loving and peaceful society?  Do you want a safer and more caring community?  Do you want acceptance and celebration of diversity?  not hatred and violence? Come and pray/send positive intentions every Friday for a more peaceful, caring and safe Christchurch.

If you are available for this type of group action join us in spirit or in actuality for 10 minutes focused silence at 7.45am every Friday in Hagley Park at the Peace Bell (Botanic Gardens) in solidarity with our Muslim community.

Keep Christchurch Beautiful Community Litter Clean Up: World Environment Day – Wednesday 5th June – help us save the planet and wildlife by picking up litter wherever you are on Wednesday, at home, school, work or play!  Take a picture and send it to us or tag us on facebook.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 2 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 3 Queen’s Birthday – Village offices closed
Tues 4 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 5 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
7.00pm Parish Visitors get-together Papanui
Thurs 6 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
5.00pm Thursday hour Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 7 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 8 9.30am Village Market and Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 9 10.00am Worship StAC
11.30am Parish Lunch ($20/ticket) Papanui
7.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr

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

Welcoming team:      Frances Coburn, Janice Cundall, Susan Peake, Ian Cundall.

Readers:                   Nan Simpson, Bryan Wright.

Technician:               Liam Boardman.

Counting:                 Allan Marshall, Frances Coburn.

Morning tea:             no morning tea due to Parish lunch at Papanui

Musician:                  Murray Compton.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch