Results of the Congregational Vote taken last Sunday:  We are very pleased to report on the vote taken for the Congregations of The Village and St Luke’s regarding incorporation – Village / 94% yes.  St Luke’s / 96% yes.   We will now work with Presbytery on the next steps towards official incorporation.

Easter eggs for Pillars: As we have done in previous years, we are collecting Easter eggs to be given to Pillars who distribute them to the families of prisoners. (For information about Pillars, go to http://www.pillars.org.nz/ )

Eggs can be brought to church up to and including Sunday 21st March, or left in the collection boxes at the Bryndwr or Papanui offices.

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 C. or at the Bryndwr office.

Indoor Bowls at the Village Bryndwr:  begins for the year on Monday March 15.  Play starts at 7.30pm, please be there by 7.15pm, with your soft soled shoes on!  Beginners most welcome.  For more info, please phone Janice.

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.

Church Donations:  A reminder that March 31 is the end of the financial tax year and a time to think about any additional giving we might make to the church, which will result in a donations tax credit of 33 cents in the dollar from IRD.

‘Is Marriage for Me?’ A Faith Journey by June Dooney. This recently published book is available for $20 +p&p. It is a story of marrying as an older single person – looking at challenges, joys and freedoms as a single person, and the challenges of adapting to marriage.

Web page: https://junedooney.com/   Email: junedooney@edenorchard.co.nz  

Duty Roster April to June: Our new roster will be soon be distributed.  If you are happy to be rostered, and did not receive the email from Tracey on Thursday 4 March please phone or email her for the details.  Thank you to all who are able to assist.  Phone 352 6197 or tracey@villagechurch.nz

Christian Speed Dating event: Dating in person, the ‘old school’ way.  Come and have fun meeting Christian singles from Canterbury and beyond.  Complimentary wine plus non-alcoholic drinks available, light finger food, for 25-39 year age group.  Dress to impress – smart casual.  (Non-denominational).  $39.95 per ticket.  March 26 2021 from 7pm to 9pm at Majestic House, 189 Durham Street South.  Book at:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/christian-speed-dating-tickets-143537870635

Dementia Friends: Join Alzheimers NZ for a free one-hour interactive session to learn more about dementia and how you can help.  Places are limited so bookings are required – rsvp to dementiafriendlynz@alzheimers.org.nz The Village Papanui are pleased to be hosting a session at 1.00pm on Friday March 19 in the Creative Nest.  Please email the above address, if you would like to come.

Daylight Savings:  For those who haven’t had a chance to check this out yet – Sunday 4 April 2021 is the end of daylight savings when our clocks go back one hour.

MarchTimeEventVenue
Sun 149.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship Service  Bryndwr
11.00amBook StallBryndwr
11.00amYouth group fundraising bake saleBryndwr
Mon 159.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSteady as you Go falls prevention $2Papanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.15pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tues 1610.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’ All welcome!Papanui
10.00amFlybysBryndwr
Wed 178.00amVege Co-op pickups (avail. 8-11am)Bryndwr
9.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thurs 1810.15amPop-InsPapanui
11.30amWorship (followed by provided lunch)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 1910.00amCraft & ConversationBryndwr
1.00pmDementia Friends (see notice above as space limited, booking is required)Papanui
1.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 209.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 219.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship Service  Bryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui

Helpers at Bryndwr 10am (21 March 2021)

Setup:                    Kate and Liam Boardman.

Welcoming:             Margaret Beaver, Ian and Janice Cundall.

Reading:                  Jean Dodgson, Lisa Mitchell.

Technician:              Grant Muir.

Morning Tea:            Wayne and Christine Anderson, Vivienne Jackson.

Counting:                Amber Muir, Andrew Souness.

Communion:            Ken and Kath Newton, Janice and Ian Cundall, Annie and Kate Boardman.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Ken Newton.