“New Ministry and Mission Proposal” Notice of Congregational Meeting -11:15am

The Parish Council is excited to share an idea to create a new ministry and mission, based from The Nest space at Papanui.

The heart of this is to create a consistent presence on this site & connect more with the immediate community. This builds on the significant history of The Creative Nest and links into a growing sense of energy around a few current activities.

The initiative will need significant funding. The first avenue that we are pursuing is to make an application to utilise some of our capital funds. To make this application to the Church Property Trustees we need both Congregation and Presbytery approval. More detailed information on the plans will be made available before the meeting.

Our Clothing Shop:  The clothing shop is looking for more volunteers.  We are now down to the minimum numbers 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 during term time.  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.

Situations Vacant: We currently have several positions within The Village that we need to fill.  If you think that you would be able to fill one of these roles, please contact Dan or David B. for a copy of a job description.

Health and Safety Officer:

The health and safety officer will:

Oversee health and safety policies and procedures. Have oversight for building safety checklists. Ensure that an annual H&S review is carried out.

The Village News Co-editor:

We are looking for a second person to help organise the production of the quarterly newsletter. Contact Bryan W. for further details.

Cyclone Appeal for the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu
Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin hit Vanuatu within 48 hours of each other on March 1 and 3 2023.

The Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu has taken some time to gather information about damage to schools, churches and other property as a result of these cyclones. Many rooves were ripped off and water damage was sustained as a result, along with other impacts. Due to the isolated nature of many of Vanuatu’s islands it has not been easy getting all these details together. But information recently received has estimated that repairs to PCV property on several affected islands will cost at least NZD $320,000.

PCANZ Global Mission has launched an appeal to help contribute towards this. Donations to the Cyclone Appeal:
Donations can be made online to 02 0500 0086963 10. In the reference put PCV Cyclone Appeal. Send an email confirming your donation to Katrina Graham, katrina@presbyterian.org.nz, so a receipt can be issued.

Birthday Lunch:  If you have a birthday in June or July we would love you to join us at Five Stars restaurant, on Sunday July 16 after church (about 11.45am).  Of course, significant others are invited too.

Five Stars is a Vietnamese restaurant with a comprehensive menu (vegan etc).  Prices are reasonable too, which is good.  (sorry, this is at your cost!!!)  Five Stars is in Fendalton Village shopping centre, cnr Ilam and Clyde Roads.  Please let Nan or Lesley know if you can come.  It will be fun!

Papanui Office Closure: Tracey is on leave for most of the school holiday break so please note the office will be open Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 July then closed until Monday 17 July.

Josh is on leave Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th July and Dan from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th.

Kainga Ora update:

The move-in date for Aorangi, Bevin and Clyde Rd developments’ first 18 houses is set for 30 June.  There is a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses.  Landscaping may be ongoing after the move-in date.  The 16 1-bedroom units are scheduled to be completed by November.

The local community board and Kainga Ora are working with the Village and other local organisations to compile information on services and activities available in Bryndwr. The council will fund a newsletter, called the Bryndwr Banter, to be given to all the new households and hopefully to the wider Bryndwr area.

A Bryndwr welcoming event, funded by the council, is also envisioned in the late winter/spring. The proposed event is currently being coordinated by the local community board.

Our New Roster has been distributed by email.  Please let Tracey or Sabrina know if you didn’t receive a copy.

Roster Reminder for Sun 9 July

Welcoming: Margaret & Gordon, Vivienne.

Reading:  Hannie & Frik.

Counting: Christine M, Gordon.

Morning Tea: Mary Jo, Joy, Paula.

Technician: Liam.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Donald.


June Time Event Venue
Sun 2 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 3 1.30pm Bible Study & Prayer Group Redwood
6.45pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 4      
Wed 5 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thurs 6   Papanui office closed until Monday 17th  
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
Fri 7 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 8 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 9 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
11.00am Book Stall Bryndwr