Worship on Sunday 28 February:  Due to the Bryndwr site being within the circuit of the Weetbix Sanitarium Triathlon on the 28th, worship that day will be held with the St Luke’s (Chch Nth) folk at their site, cnr Daniels Road and Main North Road, at the usual time of 10am. While we will do everything we can to make this known, we would appreciate any help you can give to ensure that as many of the people from The Village as possible are made aware of this change. 

St Luke’s are having a shared lunch after the service and extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join them – please bring a plate of food to share.

The Parish Council are pleased to call a congregational meeting on March 7 immediately following the 10am service at Bryndwr. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the following recommendation: That the Parish of Christchurch North Presbyterian Church incorporate into the Parish of The Village Presbyterian Church.

You will recall this was originally intended to take place on March 22 2020 (last year) but was cancelled due to entering Covid-19 Lockdown. The information is available again for you today and will be emailed out this coming week. Please talk with Dan or Anne or Lisa if you have any questions regarding this matter. Thank you, Lisa M.

Giving to The Village:  Some wonderful things happen through The Village, and people giving financially is an important way to support both our church activities and the initiatives we run to serve our communities.  An offering is made available during our Sunday worship but you are also welcome to give by automatic payment or envelope which means you can claim a tax credit of 33% for your donation.  Please contact Keren R. or Donella D. for more information. 

Sermon and Notices by email:  Next week we will resume our weekly email to those who would like to receive the notices and Sermon from the previous Sunday.  If you would like to be added to the list (or removed from it) please contact Tracey at Papanui ph 352 6197 or tracey@villagechurch.nz

Donations for Burnside School: Thank you very much to everyone who has provided a great supply of food for the start of the year at Burnside Primary School.  This can be a difficult time financially for families so your help is really appreciated.  

We have had a very generous donation which has supplied most of the hygiene items for Term one so we are looking especially for food- tins of fruit and vegetables, jams and spreads, tea, coffee and hot chocolate, biscuits, rice, pasta etc.  We put in the occasional bag of sweets too.  Thank you very much for your ongoing help.  The school and the families really appreciate it.

Mid-week service @ Papanui: The mid-week service is back up and running.  This week 14 people gathered for the service on Thursday and shared lunch together afterwards.  There is generally room in the service for discussion and the topic is taken from what will be preached on the coming Sunday.  If you would like to come along and join the happy and interesting group that gather, then you will be made very welcome.  We are grateful to Olwyn who plays for these services and all who come and participate in the service and lunches and particularly in making the gatherings warm and inviting.

Soup: our lunches include soup, rolls and muffins.  If you are a keen soup maker then we would welcome any contributions to these lunches.  You can leave soup at either office, preferably in an ice-cream-like container so it can be frozen and used as necessary. 

Trainee Spiritual Director looking for someone to mentor: Megan B. is looking for someone to have (no cost) monthly sessions of spiritual direction while she is training to be a Spiritual Director.

She is undertaking her studies through SpiritualGrowth Ministries and needs to put what she learns into practice! Interested? To find out more, ph Megan. (She also says a big thank you to The Village for showing support by way of a donation from the Mabel Hare Fund).

Indoor Bowls at Papanui:  Come and join us at the Papanui complex on a Friday afternoon 1.30pm to 3.00pm for a social game of indoor bowls. No previous bowling experience needed. The first afternoon will be Friday 5th March 2021.  Be there by 1.15pm and wear flat, soft-soled shoes.  Specially catering for those people who can’t come to evening bowls at Bryndwr.  Contact Margaret Shields – Phone 352 5666 for further details.

The Village Market in March: our first market for 2021 is Saturday March 6, and you are all invited to come along – the coffee (or tea) for a koha provides a lovely social gathering time, and of course there will be plenty of goods for sale, along with our clothing shop. Ilam MP Sarah Pallett will also be stopping by!

Kilmarnock Edition Concert: The Kilmarnock Edition will be putting on another concert as a fundraiser for The Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank Charitable Trust. This will be at The Village Bryndwr on Saturday 27th March at 7.30. The cost is $20 per person, including supper. Tickets will be available from Murray Compton or at the Bryndwr office.

“Begin again with Bill”:  Bill Worley invites newcomers who would enjoy dancing on a Sunday afternoon, at the Village Papanui.  Next dance is February 28th and then the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  Bill offers a free first session to newcomers. 

Bible Society New Zealand – 175th birthday celebration:  Join us as we look back at the early story of the Bible in Aotearoa, and hear from some of the people who have shaped Bible Society’s mission over the years – our supporters.  These free events will be interactive with plenty to look at and learn about.

Saturday 17 April, Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham Street North.  7pm start, doors open 30 mins prior.  To register (places are limited) ph 0800 424 253 or go to Christchurch Registration Page

Room available to rent:  We are looking for a Christian female professional or Christian female student to share our beautiful home in Casebrook. 

A large double room with double in-built wardrobes and two large windows which overlook a garden. The house has a modern kitchen with lots of space, new carpet in the dining and sitting room areas, a modern wood burner in the sitting room, a heat pump in the hallway and a modern renovated bathroom.  There is an outdoor deck which overlooks a spacious and beautiful private garden with fruit trees, lawn and a vegetable patch.  There is a double garage and plenty of parking space on the property.    Contact Maria Light starlight9263@gmail.com

FebruaryTimeEventVenue
Sun 219.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 229.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSteady as you Go falls prevention $2Papanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Tues 2310.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’ All welcome!Papanui
10.00amFlybysBryndwr
Wed 248.00amVege Co-op pickups (avail. 8-11am)Bryndwr
9.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thurs 2511.30amWorship (followed by provided lunch)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Sat 279.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 2810.00amWorship ServiceSt Luke’s
10.00amSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru monthly Worship ServiceRangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circle (ph for venue)Ph office

Helpers for 28 February – 10am at St Luke’s – to be advised

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Clive Morriss.