Table Talk presents… Mamma Mia 2 – Here we go again!  As a fundraiser for Operation Refugee, we are running a family-friendly, fun movie night.

When: Sunday 2nd June (King’s Birthday weekend), 4.15pm for a 4.30pm start (7pm finish)

Where: The Village Papanui.

Pizza dinner, snacks and dessert will be provided.  If you have any dietary preferences, please let us know.  Any koha received (for the food) will be donated to Operation Refugee (Christian World Service).

Please come along and bring your friends and family. Anyone who wants good company, a break from cooking dinner, and the chance to join in singing some great Abba tunes! If you have any questions, please contact Annie or Kate B..

May/June birthdays will be celebrated with a potluck tea on Friday, 14 June at 6pm. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Catherine or Don

Roster Reminder – Sun 26 May:

Setup: Boardmans.

Welcoming: Nancy M, Kath & Ken.

Reading: Catherine, Peter R.

Counting: Mitch, Christine M.

Morning Tea: Salilo & Jerry, Fuatino & Sapu.

Technician: Liam.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 25): Ken.

“Fam Story” Have you been thinking about writing stories about your family and your life for future generations to know more about who they are, where they have come from, and what’s gone before?

Defyd Williams is offering a six-week course at The Village, Papanui (in the Creative Nest), tentatively planned for Thursday afternoons 2pm to 4pm. The course cost is $15 per session ($90 for course). Defyd trained as a history teacher and as a journalist for The Press (1986-1999).

The six sessions are:

  1. The Art of Storytelling – How I would like to be remembered (finding voice).
  2. The Main Idea – Childhood memories.
  3. What Works? – Who were my ancestors? Piecing the past together.
  4. Design and Art – Career path – publishing alternatives.
  5. Words – People in my life – proofing and editing.
  6. Gifts for the Future – who do I think I am? Turangawaewae and Whakapapa. (A journey of supporting each other).

Course Objectives:

1, Develop storytelling, styles and skills (your voice).

  1. Identify story themes and content that are most likely to interest younger generations.
  2. How will we pass these stories on.

Let Tracey at the Papanui office or Defyd know if you are interested. Course participation will be limited to 8 to 12 participants.

Please let us know by May 31st if you are interested.  We are looking at a mid-June start date – with each session running for 2-3 hours on a Thursday afternoon.


May Time Event Venue
Sun 19 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 20 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.30am Painting Group in the Creative Nest Papanui
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 21 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest, drop-in (10.30am-12.30pm) Papanui
Wed 22 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 23 9.30am Steady As You Go, Falls Prevention Class Papanui
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 24 11.00am GoGrans Exercise Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 25 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 26 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
5.30pm Evening Circle ph Catherine