We note the sad passing of Daphne McKerrow on Saturday 27th July. The family are grateful for the support and connection that Daphne had with The Village over the years. Daphne will be remembered by the family privately.

Twilight Fair Postponement:  The decision was taken at a recent parish council meeting to postpone the twilight fair that was being planned for October.  It is now hoped that this event will take place in March 2020.

Exploring feminine aspects of God:  Women and men are welcome to join this one-hour session that invites us to expand our concept of God and the language we use to describe God.  Session hosted by Megan Blakie (journalist/writer), Bridie Boyd and Kathryn Fee (both youth workers and theological students).  We welcome anyone from the Christian tradition, whether ‘churched’, on the fringes, or post-church.  There will be time for personal reflection as well as discussion.  Koha appreciated.  Sunday 11th August at 4.00pm, All Souls’ complex, 30 Church Lane, Merivale.

Save the date:  The Village AGM date has been set for after the morning service on October 13.

Public Lecture: “Contemporary faith finding: motivations, processes and implications for the Church” by Dr Lynne Taylor.  12 August 2019 from 7.30 – 9.00 pm at Laidlaw College Christchurch campus, 70 Condell Avenue.  No cost, but please RSVP via www.laidlaw.ac.nz/events/dr-lynne-taylor-public-lecture-2019

Dance your way to better health: For many of us, dancing may not be the first exercise that springs to mind when we think of ways to keep fit.  However, numerous studies have shown that dancing is great for weight management, joint flexibility and stress levels.  But did you know about these other benefits: Waltz your way to a healthy heart – Tango your way to improved balance – Salsa your way to a better memory – Ballet your way to looser joints (from an article in ‘Health 2000’ July 2019).  See www.health2000.co.nz/blog/health/dance-your-way-to-better-health for the research references to the article.

We have quite a number of opportunities for joining a class focused on ‘moving’, at both Bryndwr and Papanui.  Line dancing, dance fit & toning, Zumba Gold, Yoga/Pilates, Badminton, Indoor Bowls, ‘Steady as you go’ falls prevention, Sunday afternoon dance lessons with Bill Worley and on the alternative weeks we have a U3A dance class (so every Sunday afternoon at Papanui).  Contact either office for details.

“Summer with your Neighbours” (formerly known as Neighbourhood Week):  Have you ever wanted to organise a neighbourhood gathering?  Do you want to get to know the people who live close to you?  Perhaps you’ve always wanted to put on a potluck for the whole street.  Summer with your neighbours is about bringing people closer together, and celebrating the unique and diverse mix of each neighbourhood.

Applications are now open to apply to your local community board for a small subsidy to hold a get-together with your neighbours.  The closing date is 16 August 2019 and is done online at ccc.govt.nz/GetTogether

Biketober is coming:  There are a wide range of events listed on the Biketober website including: Riccarton House to Mona Vale, Bottle Lake social ride and picnic, Red Zone ride, Bikes Beer and Banter, Styx Mill Reserve ride.  For dates and information go to:-  biketoberchch.nz Perhaps we could arrange a ‘bike to church’ day (for those who are able!).

 Book Stall:   A reminder that we have our book stall available after the service on 11 August.  Your support in donating and purchasing is appreciated.

 Friendship Circle Lunch: 13th August at the Richards’ home.  We will celebrate communion at 12 midday, followed by a shared lunch at 12.30pm.  Transport can be arranged – All welcome.  Ph Pat.  

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 4 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 5 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 6 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest / “drop-in” Papanui
Wed 7 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club

Bird feeder making

Thurs 8 10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 9 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 10 9.30am Clothing Shop

Village Market

Sun 11 10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
7.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (11th August)

 Welcoming team:      Maureen Alabaster, Margaret McKenzie, Gavin James, Margaret Beaver.

Readers:                   1st reading Wayne Anderson, 2nd Mary Jo Chase.

Technician:               Liam Boardman.

Counting:                 Christine Arnold, Frik de Beer.

Morning tea:             David and Lynn Brown, Frances Coburn, Lesley Compton.

Musician:                  Murray Compton.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch.