Quiz Night – Friday 16 October at The Village Papanui, starting at 6pm.  Teams of no more than six can be arranged ahead or made up on the night.  Please don’t be put off coming if you don’t have a team arranged in advance!  A koha to help with the costs of the pizza tea would be appreciated, we envisage that $8 a head would cover this.  Please let Tracey or Deirdre know if you, or anyone in your team, has any dietary requirements.  There will be prizes and a quilt to be raffled.  Please bring your friends!

The Village Prayer Team:            If you or someone you know would benefit from having some prayer support then please feel free to send your requests to prayer@villagechurch.nz and the team will spring into action. (You can be assured of confidentiality).  There is also a box for you to pop any requests in available at each Service (Sunday and Thursday).

Kirkin’ of the Tartan:  will be at our 10am Service at The Village Bryndwr, Sunday 11 October.


Spiritual Recovery:  11 October from 4.00 to 5.30pm at The Village Papanui.  When people in our faith communities hurt us by their behaviour or attitudes, it can leave emotional scars.  This gathering time offers a safe space to acknowledge these hurts and take steps to “live freely and lightly” by (re)connecting with God.  Koha appreciated.  Contact Megan Blakie for more information.

The Village Annual Meeting will be held on 18 October 2020. Nominations for positions on the parish council must be received by today, 4 October. Please see Lisa Mitchell for a form, or email lisa@villagechurch.nz  for more information.

Roster October to December:  Please let us know if you haven’t received a copy of the new roster which has now been distributed. Ph Deirdre or Tracey at the offices.  Thank you.

Canterbury Patchwork & Quilting Guild warmly welcomes you to Quilts 2020 – an exhibition of members’ work.  7 – 11 October, 10am – 4pm daily at Papanui High School Hall, Langdons Road, Papanui.  Entry $5.00, children under 12 free.  Ample parking available, wheelchair access.

A reminder of the two week School Holiday break taken by many of our regular activities – term three ends Friday 25 September and term four begins Monday 12 October – most groups will resume meeting that week.

Combined Art Exhibition:  Save the date – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December at The Village Papanui – we are very pleased to be hosting a joint exhibition of work by the people who attend the various groups in the Creative Nest and the 27 children who attend art classes run by one of our Community Centre partners.  Paintings, written work and crafts.  More details to come in November.

‘Begin Again with Bill’: The social dance sessions run by Bill Worley are resuming from Sunday 11 October. They will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm-4:30pm at The Village, Papanui.

Social Badminton:  Wednesday mornings at The Village Papanui, 9.45 to 11.30am.

Village Leisure Group:  Looking for a group of folk who like a bit of banter with their brew?  Look no further than … “The Village Leisure Group”.  Held at the Village Community Centre, corner Ilam and Aorangi Roads.  1-3pm, 1st Wednesday of the month. Games, quizzes, crafts, speakers, outings and of course, afternoon tea!  Come along and join a fantastic group of ‘Young at Hearts’.

Sun 410.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 5 Papanui office closed 
7.00pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tue 69.30amPapanui office re-opensPapanui
Wed 79.45amBadmintonPapanui
1.00pmLeisure GroupBryndwr
Thur 8 (No Service today at Papanui) 
Fri 9 Last day of school holidays 
Sat 109.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 1110.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
11.00amBook StallBryndwr
1:30pm‘Begin Again with Bill’ – dancingPapanui
4.00pmSpiritual RecoveryPapanui

* Notesome of our regular activities take a break during the school holidays and resume in term 4 (Monday 12 October).

Also – the Papanui office will be closed Monday 5 October – reopens Tuesday 6 October.

Helpers @ Bryndwr (11 October 2020)

Saturday Setup:             Ken Newton, Andrew Souness.

Welcoming team:           Frik and Hannie de Beer, Maureen Alabaster.

Readers:                       Megan Blakie, Christine Arnold.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Mollie Woods, Allan Marshall.

Morning Tea:                 Kath and Ken Newton, Barbara Mitchell.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ian Cundall.