Book Stall : Our next monthly book stall is Sunday May 9.  Donations of books – fiction and non-fiction, children’s and adults books.  Bring some coins if you would like to purchase some new reading material for yourself or as a gift.

Friendly Circle Lunch:  Tuesday 11 May at 12 midday.  All welcome.  Phone Pat for info or to rsvp, or Jennifer.

Pastoral workers: We are looking for two people who might be interested in assisting the ministry team in their pastoral work.  The hours would be four each week, for each person, with a fortnightly catch up with the minister with primary responsibility for pastoral work. 

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Rev Anne Stewart anne@villagechurch.nz

Vanuatu focus, Sunday May 9:  Our worship on Sunday 9th of May will have a focus on Vanuatu to help us in our support of the rebuilding following Cyclone Harold in 2020. As part of the offering during the service, there will be a chance for you to give towards our fundraising efforts aimed at contributing to a new roof at Tata School.  Please place these in a clearly marked envelope.

You will also see that there is information about giving to this cause in the recent Village News if you would prefer to make your donation online. Remember that these donations are eligible for the government tax credit so please be sure to clearly record your name.

Thursday Hour:  Each ‘first Thursday of the month’ you are invited to join in a very friendly social hour over drinks and nibbles.  This month we meet in the Common at the Village Bryndwr at 5.00pm on Thursday May 6.  Nibbles provided, byo drinks.

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.

$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.

Laidlaw College Open Night:  Thursday 13 May at 7.00pm, 70 Condell Avenue Papanui.  A great opportunity for anyone interested in knowing more about what Laidlaw has to offer – including our new Christchurch opportunity to do the Diploma of Christian Education (Primary Teaching). 

Whether you’re interested in theology, biblical studies, mission, ministry, counselling or teaching, we’ll have staff available to talk with you and answer your questions. Presentations will be made about each of our three programmes – theology, teaching, counselling. 

There will also be an online ‘open night’ May 31 at 7.30pm, with staff available to chat with you in programme-specific break-out rooms.   Phone the Laidlaw office 354 4270 for more information.

Te Reo:  We have been given the opportunity to host a series of Te Reo classes taught by a local Māori Language teacher. If you are interested in participating in these can you please send a quick email to Dan, dan@villagechurch.nz  indicating your general availability throughout the week. We are hoping to schedule classes around availability.

MayTimeEventVenue
Sun 29.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
5.30pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 39.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
2.00pm‘Steady As You Go’ falls preventionPapanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.15pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tues 410.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’ All welcome!Papanui
10.00amFlybysBryndwr
Wed 59.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
1.00pmLeisure GroupBryndwr
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Thurs 611.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
5.00pmThursday HourBryndwr
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 710.00amCraft GroupBryndwr
1.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 89.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 99.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
11.00amBook StallBryndwr

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (9 May 2021)

Setup:                          Gordon and Johan Dalkie.

Welcoming team:           Margaret and Gordon Shields, Nancy Morgan.

Readers:                       Megan Blakie, Nancy Morgan.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Hannie de Beer, Gordon Shields.

Morning Tea:                 Salilo and Jerry Teo, Fuatino and Sapu Lai Kong.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ian Cundall.