Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael Stammer and the wider family this week as they mourn the death of Val.  A private ceremony is being held in accordance with Val’s wishes.

Last day 6 November – Art Exhibition “Tō Mātou Wāhi” – “Our Place”: The Creative Nest, Creative Dance & Art Therapy NZ ‘Arts 4 All’ and Sharon’s Art Studio extend a warm welcome to an exhibition of painting, writing and craft at The Village Papanui.  Sunday 6 November 10.00am to 3.00pm.  Free entry, koha appreciated and all donations and proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to The Champion Centre. 

Raffle tickets $2 each, or 3 for $5 on sale until Sunday 6 November.

1st prize is a handsewn quilt

2nd and 3rd prizes, king size cotton sheet sets

4th prize a memory foam reading pillow

The Creating of a Parish Profile for The Village:- The Village Church Parish Council is currently beginning the process of compiling a document called a Parish Profile.  The process requires the parish council to analyse the current state of the parish; spiritual, financial, membership etc; and to assess our future needs and aspirations.

This is part of the process looking at the Ministry moving forwards with Anne’s moving on. To engage a Ministry Settlement Board to call another minister, a parish profile is required to help assess the parish’s ability to support additional ministry.

Compiling this document is done in consultation with, and reporting to the congregation, the ministry team and the parish council. 

One of the first steps will be to gather some relevant information.  In November, a short survey will be sent to all members of the parish which will help us gather some statistical information and seek some feedback about life in The Village. We also want to take the opportunity to ask some questions about people’s views post-COVID.

When you receive the survey, please complete and return it.  The information we collect will be important for creating the parish profile.

It’s been a good while since we got together as Pastoral Visitors within The Village:- I invite you to save the dateNovember 20th, 4:30 pm – and come along so that we can meet together ahead of our final visiting round for 2022.  We will meet in the St Luke’s Lounge at our Redwood facility – Cnr Main North Rd and Daniels Rd.

This is a chance to share some interesting information with you as well as for you to share your ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of visiting and an opportunity for you to input into how we can strengthen our visiting system moving forwards.

We aim to have the Summer edition of the Village News available for collection on this day as well as a short survey for you to encourage your visitees to complete! Thank you for your contribution to our life together. Your visiting is a vital connection point linking many parts of The Village together.  Dan

Craft Fair & Market – Saturday December 3 at St. Christopher’s Church Hall, 244 Avonhead Road.  9am-1pm.  The perfect chance for some Christmas shopping: handcrafted items, recycled craft supplies, displays, craft activities for children.  Bonus Christmas cake and hamper raffle.  Gold coin entry (under 12s free).  Cash sales preferred.  Stall fee $20 per trestle table; $5 extra to hire table or you can bring your own table.  For enquiries or to book your own stall, call Anne 020 4118 4414.  Email annemcc3@gmail.com

When I’m Awake a book of poems and images by Martin Stewart

Martin has published a book and would like to extend an invite to a ‘little book launch thingee’ with nibbles and drinks – at the Village Bryndwr, 5.30pm Monday 28th November.  For catering etc, please let Martin know you would like to attend at marttherev@gmail.com

The book info – an A5 size book with 136 pages – over 80 poems, written over the last 7 years, in several themed sections:

Light, Free, Layers, Covid, Awake and There.  Each poem has an image curated with it.  $25 (plus $3.20 postage in NZ) or you can purchase at the launch.  If you would like to purchase and have it posted out please contact either Tracey at Papanui, or Martin at the above address, for bank account details.

Roster Reminder November 13:

Set-up – Kate and Liam.

Welcoming – Margaret & Gordon,

Margaret B.

Reading – Anne S, Julie.

Counting – Christine M, Gordon.

Technician – Asher.

Morning Tea – Claire & David, Paula.

Bryndwr grounds – Liam.

Christian World Service and gift.org.nz:  We have 50 ‘Choose Gifts’ for Christmas catalogues, available at the Papanui and Bryndwr offices.  These can be used to make a donation to CWS, by buying a Christmas gift. 

Some of the 17 different gifts you can buy are:- Water, an Emergency Health Kit, Fruit Trees, Solar Panels, ‘Feathered Friends’ – a kit with chickens, materials to build a coop and fencing. 

A very easy way to purchase something for friends or family who live overseas, while helping Christian World Service help those in need, around the world.  Order and payment can be done by filling in and sending away the form in the catalogue, or by visiting www.gift.org.nz

Sun 610.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
10.00amWorship Service, St Andrew’s at Rangi RuruRangi Ruru
10am-3pmExhibition, raffle, small number items for salePapanui
3.00pmExhibition Raffle DrawnPapanui
6.00pmTable Talk – note different venue this weekBryndwr
Mon 79.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
10.30amPainting Group in the NestPapanui
1.30pmBible Study and Prayer GroupRedwood
1.30pmSteady as you goPapanui
Tue 810.00amFly-BysBryndwr
10.30amCreative Nest Tues drop-inPapanui
12.00pmFriendly Circle Lunch, ph to rsvp or for detailsph to rsvp or for details
7.30pmParish CouncilPapanui
Wed 99.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru mthly afternoon teaPapanui
Thur 1011.30amMidweek Worship Service followed by lunchPapanui
6.00pmYouth groupBryndwr
Fri 11 Canterbury Anniversary Day 
Sat 12 Clothing Shop closed due to long weekend 
Sun 1310.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
11.00amBook Stall after WorshipBryndwr