Tracking your movements: A reminder – we have been asked by the Ministry of Health to keep a personal record of the places we go and when. Today please record your attendance at Village Church BryndwrAugust 16. Thank you.

A First Aid training course will be held at the Village Papanui on Saturday 29 August from 9am to 1pm.  The cost is $75.  If you would like to attend please contact Tracey at Papanui. Numbers are limited.

Friendly Circle Lunch: If you are interested in attending the lunch on Tuesday 18 August, please phone the office to check whether this is going ahead (re Covid restrictions).

Dog walking service:  Anna who is a student at St Margaret’s is looking for work walking dogs – she is 12 years old and is looking for customers in Bishopdale and Merivale – Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun 4-6pm.  School holidays 10am-6pm on most days.  First walk free.  Price and time are negotiable.  Ph office for contact info. to arrange.

The Village Church website:  A reminder that our weekly notices and calendar of activities appear on our Village Church website at ‘What’s on in The Village’ on Monday each week.  The Sermons are available by going to the ‘Reflections’ area on the home page.

Are you a fixer-upper? Diy-er? Upcycler?  We need your skills at our first ever REPAIR CAFÉ, as part of our community market on Saturday 3 October from 9.30am.  We are looking for people who are a whizz with a screwdriver, sewing machine, electronics, glue … whatever … and who love fixing things!  Contact Megan or Deirdre at the Bryndwr office – 351 6664.

Petition information (as mentioned by Nancy at church on Sunday 9 August).  Georgie, Eleanor M.’s daughter and Nancy’s granddaughter has Cystic Fibrosis and according to Sir Bob Elliot (Doctor, researcher, discoverer and advocate), Trikafta is the miracle drug for CF they have been hoping for. Currently, the price is simply unreachable for families to obtain at $467,000 a year. Due to public pressure, Pharmac is now willing to negotiate on funding for this drug.  Can we please urge those within our church community who wish to, to sign this petition. The link is below. The petition closes 22 August. 

For more information please feel free to speak with Nancy or Eleanor (Deirdre or Tracey in the offices can put you in touch with them).

Parish Council Report: The parish council held their August meeting on Tuesday 11 at Papanui. We’re still enjoying meeting in person and hope to continue to do so.

Firstly, we would like to reiterate vigilance with regard to contact tracing and the government guidelines. With a return to level 2 or above this may mean that activities in the Village will have to be suspended to ensure we can keep everyone safe and well.

The Village Market and Foot Clinic have been doing well. A huge thanks to all the volunteers who help to make these happen, we wouldn’t be able to provide these services to the community without them! Many of our partners are using our buildings again and are happy to be back.

This month we had a report back from Dan, Gene, Sharon and Lisa who went to Whanganui to explore some ideas around children’s ministry. We saw three churches and different approaches to including children within the church. There is a lot to think about, and we hope to see how we can use the learning further.

We have been exploring some ideas around transport to services and other activities in the Village, and would welcome some feedback about what is needed and how we can best provide that. If you have any thoughts, please have a chat to any one of the parish councillors, we would love to hear what you have to say.

The weekly calendar on the next page, is correct at the time of printing, but may of course change due to Levels.  If you are not sure what is happening, please call or email to either of the offices on weekday mornings, or ask a minister or parish councillor.

Sun 1610.00amBreakfast/Worship (from 9.30am)) with Service at 10.00amBryndwr
4pm…Table TalkHope Church
Mon 179.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSay-go Falls Prevention ‘Exercises’Papanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.00pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tue 1810.00amFly-BysBryndwr
10.00amCreative Nest drop-inPapanui
12.00pmFriendly Circle Lunch (ph to check)Kenwyn Ave.
Wed 199.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thur 2010.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 211.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 229.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 2310.00amBreakfast/Worship (from 9.30am)) with Service at 10.00amBryndwr
5.30pmEvening Circle(ph for venue info)

23 August Helpers @ The Village, Bryndwr

Welcoming team:           David and Joy Coster, Lisa Mitchell, Maureen Alabaster.

Readers:                       Mollie Woods, Maureen Alabaster.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Amber Muir, Margaret McKenzie.

Morning Tea:                 Judith and Andrew Souness, Frances Coburn.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Donald McKellar.