Our Clothing Shop:  The clothing shop is looking for more volunteers.  We are now down to the minimum number of helpers we can operate with.   If you can help one Saturday morning a month, I would love to hear from you.  This shop provides a great community service as well as helping the Church coffers. Please contact Janice C.

Kids Club is on each Monday 3-5pm.  If you have children or grandchildren that would like to join the Kid’s Club, you can get a registration form from the office, or contact Kate B or Dan.

We are looking for adult leaders to help volunteer, a flexible arrangement is fine.  We are in need of someone to run the kitchen in June, July and August – (or different people on a roster during that time).

Lego – we are looking for lego for Village Kids and Kids Club.  If you have any spare lego, please contact Kate B, or the office.

Friendly Circle Lunch:  On 13th June we are having our Mid-Winter meal at 12.30pm.  Please contact Pat D. or Jennifer R. if you wish to join us.

Oven at Bryndwr – Just to settle any confusion, the oven and stovetop are now up and working at Bryndwr. Please be reminded the timer has been disconnected Thank you for your patience in getting this sorted.

Asphalt Repairs – Next week, starting 13th June, asphalt repairs at the back of the church near the manse will begin. Parking and accessibility will not be available during this time. We expect that it should be completed by next weekend.

The Village Elders’ Hui – June 2023

The topic of Eldership is not something that comes up all that often in The Village, however, we are a Presbyterian Parish, part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, and as such are inherently tied to the idea of Eldership. The term ‘Presbyter’ from which the name ‘Presbyterian’ finds its roots, is a word from the New Testament, often translated as ‘Elder’. We are a church governed or ruled by elders.

Dan is interested in getting together with all those who have been ordained as Elders to chew over what our current understanding of Eldership is, to get a gauge on how we feel about the current status quo, and whether or not we see a need to invest in that understanding more.

Dan invites you to a conversation on Eldership in The Village. Sunday 25 June, 4pm, The Lounge @ Papanui with Drinks and nibbles.

Roster Reminder for Sun 18 June

Setup: Donald & Catherine.

Welcoming: Salilo & Jerry, Fuatino and Sapu.

Reading:  John S, Catherine.

Communion: Janice & Ian, Lynn and David.

Counting: Vivienne and Andrew.

Morning Tea: Christine A, Claire and David S.

Technician: Donald.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Mitch.


June Time Event Venue
Sun 11 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
11.00am Book Stall Bryndwr
Mon 12 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.30am Painting Group meet in the Nest Papanui
1.30pm Bible Study & Prayer Group Redwood
3.00pm Kids Club Bryndwr
6.45pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 13 10.00am Fly-Bys Visitors Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest Papanui
12.30pm Friendly Circle Mid-Winter Lunch. Ph to rsvp
7.30pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 14 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm StaRR afternoon tea Papanui
Thurs 15 8.00am Village Prayers in the Chapel Bryndwr
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 16 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 17 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 18 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
11.00am Book Stall after Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui