Vaccination Clinic: The Village, Bryndwr is partnering with the CDHB to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, 27 November from 1:00 – 6:30pm. Food and drink provided. All welcome!

Evening Circle: Our end of November gathering will instead happen on Sunday 5 December.  Hosted by the McKellar’s at their home.  Please phone Catherine for further information.

Big Quilt Raffle Results:  The quilt was won by Mitch and Barbara M.  The felt bag was won by Jenny A.  Thanks to all those who supported this fundraiser for Tata School.

All hands on deck!  Help needed for Burnside Primary families:  An increasing number of families at Burnside Primary are needing food and hygiene parcels.  We especially need: pasta and pasta sauce, canned spaghetti, baked beans, jam and other spreads, muesli bars and biscuits, toothpaste, 4 packs of toilet paper.  Supermarket vouchers are also useful.  Items can be left at church offices or brought to church on Sunday.  Thank you for your help!

2021 Parish Update:  To ensure we have the correct contact details and information for everyone on our Parish roll, we are going to send you an online form and ask that you fill it in for yourself and those in your family and household.  There are paper copies available for the people who don’t use a computer.  Thank you for helping us to keep connected.

Women’s Fellowship: You are warmly invited to a Christmas End of Year lunch on the 27 November at Christine M.’s home at 12.15.  Please bring a small plate of finger food to share. RSVP to Christine or Catherine. If transport is required, please phone Catherine.

Parish Discussion opportunities – Covid planning:  See the calendar below for dates, times and venues.

PWANZ (Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand) have postponed the AGM which was planned for next weekend, until early next year.  The meeting will be held at Scots College in Wellington and be available by zoom.  Once a date is booked it will be re-advertised.  National Executive has vacancies for the UN and Mission Convenor roles – please think of people who might be good at these roles and are willing to be nominated.  Your support is much appreciated.  Ruth Steven.

The Trust who oversee the youth work (24/7) at Burnside High School (our Gene is part of this work) are looking for someone to join them as a trustee.  The trust is responsible for the overall work and funding of the youth work.  Currently there are four other churches involved as well as us.  It would be a wonderful opportunity for someone from The Village to support this important work.  If you are interested and would like to know more, please get in touch with Dan.

Parish Council report: The most recent meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday 9th November in The Nest at Papanui.

Reports from the various teams were received and accepted.  Matters arising from the reports that were discussed included The Village’s current and future role working with Burnside Primary School,

Jane Agnew offered the devotion based on traditional values such as aroha and kotahitanga and how it is sometimes easier to show these during summer when we are out and about interacting with our environment and other people.

Reports were received and accepted including, Judith S’s Financial Report and:

  • Ministers’ Report
  • Community Centre
  • Children and Working Groups
  • A report on the Redwood Manse
  • Covid-19 Christian Response

The following matters that were discussed arising from these reports included:

  • The need at Burnside Primary School for donations of food. It Was agreed that regular information could be included in the Parish Order of Service to keep the congregation informed of activities Village members were involved in at the school.
  • Feedback regarding the live streaming of services has generally been very positive.  Ways of enhancing this provision will be investigated.
  • A report on the current condition of the Christchurch North Manse which is currently rented out was discussed.  Some compliance issues, redecoration requirements and upgrading of boundary fences exist. Historical repairs relating to the earthquakes will be investigated with EQC.

COVID Issues: The proposed Government “Traffic Light” framework and implications for worship and the use of church facilities was discussed. Church Property rules will relate to all users. Dan agreed to draft a paper of the Parish Council’s views which will be forwarded firstly to council members for consideration and then to members of the congregation

Sun 21  10.00amWorship Service Followed by covid planning discussionBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
6.00pmTable Talk (last meeting for 2021)Papanui
Mon 229.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
10.30amPainting Group meet in the NestPapanui
1.30pmBible Study groupRedwood
2.00pmSteady as you go, falls preventionPapanui
3.00pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.00pmTe Reo Māori classBryndwr
Tue 2310.00amCreative Nest drop-inPapanui
Wed 249.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.00pmKids ClubBryndwr
Thur 2511.30amWorship and lunch (plus a covid planning discussion)Papanui
6.00pmYouth GroupBryndwr
7.30pmParish Discussion: Covid planningPapanui
Fri 26   
Sat 279.30amClothing shopBryndwr
1.00pmCDHB Vaccination Clinic until 6.30pmBryndwr
Sun 2810.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship Service Followed by covid planning discussionRedwood
10.00amWorship Service (monthly service)Rangi Ruru

Helpers at Bryndwr 10am (28 November 2021)   

Setup:                          Andrew Souness, Ken Newton.

Welcoming team:           Judith and Andrew Souness, Libby Gallagher.

Readers:                       Megan Blakie, Margaret Beaver.

Technician:                    Asher Spragg.

Counting:                      Christine Arnold, Andrew Souness.

Grounds at Bryndwr:      Mitch.