School Holiday reminder: the holiday time of 11th to 22nd July means many of our regular groups take a two-week break.

On Thursday 8th September we are celebrating 25 years of our Community Centre.
It is in the Common at the Village, Bryndwr, from 5pm until about 6.30-7pm and we hope for a good turn out from the Village.
We are inviting those individuals and organizations who have supported us.
We will tell some of the story, be entertained by Burnside Primary school and then finish the evening with a Feast.
Hope you can come.

Art Sale in support of CWS (and zonta): Saturday July 30th from 2.00-4.00pm at the St Albans Community Centre Hall (126 Calendonian Rd). Eftpos available (no credit card or payWave). Award winning artist Lorraine Jacobs is offering over 160 paintings for sale with all money received to be given (equally) to Christian World Service and Zonta Club of Christchurch. Watercolours, oils, acrylics. 100% of your payments will be given to these two charities.

Last day 24 July
Canterbury Patchwork & Quilting Guild “Winter Stars”: An exhibition of members’ work held at Papanui High School in Langdons Road from 20-24 July. 10am-4pm, $5 entry (children under 12 free). Ample carparking available / wheelchair access.

You’re invited to Conquer your fear of public speaking: The Toastmasters Women who meet at the Village Papanui, each Friday 12.30pm-1.30pm, extend an invite to those who would like the opportunity to improve their ‘public speaking’ skills.

The Village Presbyterian Church Parish Council July Update
The July meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday 12th July in The Nest at Papanui.
Dan shared a passage from ‘A Way Other Than Our Own’ by John Brueggeman relating to John Chapter 9: The blind man by the pool. Brueggeman’s interpretation of the story is seen as making a change and a summons to a new way of life and what it offers.

The Village Vision, Purpose, Mission, Strategy, Tactics Document:
There was another healthy discussion about this document. Over the past month, Parish Council members had time to reflect on the framework. A range of views were shared and discussed which led to a number of minor changes being made. The final draft will be considered and shared with those members who were unable to attend the meeting before the document is shared with the congregation.

The sale of the Valerie Place property: A land agent has been engaged to put the property on the market with a view of auctioning it on August 18th. Volunteers will be required to assist with getting the property, especially the gardens, ready for viewing.

Eco Church Report:
 Kate presented this report and moved that The Village Church participate in the Zero Waste Programme for Churches. This was agreed.

Covid Update:
 There are increasing levels of Covid-19 in the wider community and our church community, especially amongst older people.
 It was agreed to modify services over the next few weeks to help keep our people safe. This will include restricting morning tea, communion and singing, having seats further apart and reminders about mask use.
 Ministry Team will actively monitor the situation and make decisions whether to have in person or online services.

Other Reports:
 Reports from the Ministry Team and the Community Centre were tabled.

Update from Redwood:
 The Parish Council endorsed the continuation of Sunday worship at The Village Redwood. It was recognised the good work being done by Sally in keeping worship going.

Roster Reminder for 31 July:
Set-up – Gordon and Johan.
Welcoming – Christine A, Barbara and Mitch.
Reading – Lesley, Jean.
Counting – Vivienne, Christine M.
Morning Tea – Judith and Andrew, Bill.
Technician – Asher.

Bryndwr grounds – Ian.

July Time Event Venue
Sun 24 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
5.30pm Evening Circle (ph for venue info)

Mon 25 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.30am Painting Group meet in the Creative Nest Papanui
1.30pm Saygo (steady as you go) falls prevention
Note new (earlier) start time of 1.30pm Papanui
1.30pm Bible Study and Prayer Group Redwood
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr

Tue 26 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ morning Papanui

Wed 27 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr

Thur 28 11.30am Midweek Worship Service followed by lunch Papanui

Fri 29 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui

Sat 30 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr

Sun 31 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
10.00am St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru mthly service Rangi Ruru