A huge thank you to those who were able to support the Art exhibition at the Village – Papanui on 5 & 6 November.  It was a wonderful display of talent and enthusiasm, a great way to bring people together for a very positive and enjoyable experience.   We are pleased to announce that the money donated during the exhibition to the Champion Centre totalled $600.  A huge thank you to the team who spent many hours in preparation to make it such a great celebration – Doreen, Margaret and Sharon. 

Raffle winners were:-

1st prize, the quilt, went to Jo

2nd prize, sheet set, went to Christine

3rd prize, sheet set, went to Joanna

4th prize, the reading pillow, went to Avery

Reminder of the Pastoral Visitors get-together next Sunday: November 20th, 4:30 pm – 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 Redwood – 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

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.  (note – this is a different fundraiser to the Christmas appeal, which will happen for the Village Church on December 18th).

Craft Fair & Market Saturday, December 3 at St. Christopher’s Church Hall, 244 Avonhead Road.  9am-1pm. 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.  For enquiries or to book a stall to sell your own items, ph Anne 020 4118 4414.

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 – email him 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, 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 20:

Set-up – Donald and Catherine.

Welcoming – Mitch & Barb, Joy.

Reading – Christine A, Keren.

Counting – Margaret M, Peter R.

Technician – Donald.

Morning Tea – Salilo & Jerry, Mary Jo.

Bryndwr grounds – Liam.

Sun 1310.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
11.00amBook StallBryndwr
Mon 149.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
10.30amPainting Group in the NestPapanui
1.30pmBible Study and Prayer GroupRedwood
1.30pmSteady as you goPapanui
Tue 1510.00amFly-BysBryndwr
10.30amCreative Nest Tues drop-inPapanui
Wed 169.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thur 1711.30amMidweek Worship Service followed by lunchPapanui
6.00pmYouth groupBryndwr
Fri 18   
Sat 199.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 2010.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
4.30pmPastoral Visitors Get TogetherRedwood
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui