Book Stall next Sunday: Our monthly after church book stall happens on Sunday 14th February.  We welcome donations of books of fiction and non-fiction, children’s and adults books.  Bring some coins to purchase some new reading material for yourself or as a gift.

Friendly Circle Lunch:  A salad luncheon on Tuesday 9 February at 12 midday.  All welcome.  Phone Pat for info or to rsvp.

Flybys visiting begins again on Feb 9th:  Our visitors look forward to being with those who can’t get out as easily.

We call at their home between 10:30am and 11:00am. No morning tea – just a short visit to keep them in touch with their church and its happenings!

If you know of someone who would enjoy a visit from one of us on a Tuesday morning please contact either the Bryndwr Office or Nancy M.

Volunteers needed: The Clothing Shop at Bryndwr is seeking volunteers for approximately one Saturday morning a month. Work involved is to help set up the racks on the morning, sort and hang any new donations, tidy the racks and the linen shelves, serve customers, and put away the racks at the end of the morning. Contact Janice C. or Adrienne R.

St Aidan’s Vege Co-op at The Village Bryndwr:  this isa weekly co-operative for fresh fruit and vegetables with labour provided by volunteers. The Co-op operates all year round (except from mid-December through to end of January recess).

Currently operating at The Village Bryndwr while the St Aidan’s church undergoes repair, for approximately 6-8 months.

$15 for a bag of fruit and veges direct from the growers, payment required in advance.  Weekly or fortnightly orders.  Pick up Wednesday mornings 8am to 11am.  For more info please take a flyer from either the Bryndwr or Papanui office.

Meditation in the Christian Tradition:  The NZCCM is hosting a BYO picnic in the grounds of All Souls Church on Sat, 27 Feb.  This is an ideal opportunity to explore Meditation in the Christian tradition and see if it is a form of prayer that suits you.  The earliest records of Christian meditation go back to the 4th century AD, well before the various schisms that damaged our church. Further information about the gathering may be found on the notice-board.

People of all faiths are welcome to join the New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation in this shared tradition of the deepening of the spiritual life. The wccm web-site is wccm.org and that for our NZ branch is www.christianmeditation.org.nz

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is requiring all churches to urgently provide information.

For The Village Presbyterian Church, this would involve looking at any abuse that may have occurred in the context of our church life, at Papanui, Bryndwr, and St Andrews Rangi Ruru  – for example at Sunday School, Boys and Girls Brigade, Youth Group, the Community Centre or any other service that we provide or provided where children or vulnerable adults were involved.

For the purpose of the Royal Commission, “abuse” means physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse and neglect. We need to collect information that is held by our parishes that relate to informal or formal complaints or allegations of abuse from anyone who was in the care of a Presbyterian entity that was made either to a member of the church, or to someone outside the church like Police, a court or any other agency.

What we need from people who have been associated with the parishes for a long time, is any knowledge you may have of instances of abuse to help direct our search.  Contentious and upsetting issues are often not well documented.  We would appreciate it if you would call (numbers in the directory) or email one of the following people who have been tasked with putting together a report:

Hannie, Jane A. and Lisa M. lisa@villagechurch.nz

FebruaryTimeEventVenue
Sun 79.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 8 Waitangi Day 
Tues 910.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’ All welcome!Papanui
10.00amFlybysBryndwr
12.00pmFriendly Circle Lunch – All welcomePh office
7.00pmParish CouncilPapanui
Wed 10 Papanui office closed today 
9.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thurs 1111.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 12   
Sat 139.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 149.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
11.00amBook StallBryndwr

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (14 February 2021)

Setup:                          Andrew Souness, Ken Newton.

Welcoming team:           Gordon and Margaret Shields, Margaret McKenzie.

Readers:                       David McKay, Ruth Churcher.

Technician:                    Liam Boardman.

Counting:                      Gordon Shields, Jane Agnew.

Morning Tea:                 Claire Cruickshank, David Smail, Vivienne Jackson.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ian Satterthwaite.