Help for Village people who are self-isolating Alongside the wonderful connections that the Pastoral Visitors continue to make, we are creating a list of people who could be available to help members of the Village who need support when they are self-isolating. Support could involve (but is not limited to)

* Picking up and dropping off groceries, medicine, books, jigsaw puzzles, soup or baking etc

* Walking dogs (or other non-contact pet care)

* Making soup or baking

The Ministers, clerks and parish councillors would then ask for assistance from people on the list, as requests for help are received. If you think you might be able to help, please contact Annie or Kate B. who are collating this information. 

Food donations for Burnside Primary: Donations can be left at the Bryndwr or Papanui offices weekday mornings (apart from Wednesday when the Papanui office is closed). We especially need – pasta, pasta sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, spreads (such as jam and peanut butter), canned beans and spaghetti, biscuits, 4 pack toilet paper and tissues. Many Thanks!

If anyone has spare paper bags to donate (large size/clean with handles) we would appreciate having them for the Burnside donations – they can be left in the basket at Bryndwr.  Thank you.

Clothing Shop at Bryndwr closed temporarily: Our clothing shop is closed and we will not be accepting any donations (as there won’t be any volunteers coming in to process them) while there are higher numbers of covid cases in our communities – we will advise a re-opening date in due course. 

Worship Services: As advised by our Parish Clerks by email on Friday morning (please let Tracey at Papanui know if you didn’t receive the email) our face to face Worship Services resume on Good Friday, 15th April.  A new roster will be issued next week and sent to those who are rostered for the period to end of June.  Thank you.

Raising Funds for the Community Centres Children’s Activities: Our ‘crowd funding’ initiative to raise funds for the children’s activities we run and host through our Community Centres continues for one more week (last day to make an online donation, is Friday 15th April).

The activities take place each week at both our Bryndwr and Papanui sites.  There is a link here which you can use to watch a short video

https://www.facebook.com/thevillagechch/videos/708359036844389

Here is another link for you to share with your friends, family and anyone who you think might like to get behind our support of local children.

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/caring-for-kids-in-community

I encourage you give and to share this far and wide! – Dan.

AprilTimeEventVenue
Sun 1010.00amWorship Service (by email)   
Mon 1110.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
10.30amPainting Group in the Creative NestPapanui
1.30pmBible Study and Prayer GroupRedwood
2.00pmSteady as you go, falls preventionPapanui
Tue 1210.30amCreative Nest drop-inPapanui
Wed 139.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.00pmSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru afternoon teaPapanui
Thur 14No Midweek Worship Service
Papanui office closed today and reopening Thursday 21st
6.00pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 1510.00amGood Friday ServicePapanui
Sat 16   
Sun 1710.00amEaster Sunday Worship Service  Bryndwr