Dan will give a presentation and invite questions and discussion on his study leave material, Towards Simplicity, Harmony, and Generally Being Useful, on 30th October, 6pm in the hall at Bryndwr. You can find the report published in the latest Village News.

A Laptop for our Live Streaming

Do you have a laptop computer surplus to requirement?  The current laptop we are using for the Live Streaming of our Sunday services is Liam’s personal one. We would like to replace this with one that anyone can use.  If we can make use of a donated machine or a long-term loan, this is the much cheaper option, obviously! The laptop needs to be relatively new (within the past few years) so that it can handle the demands of Live Streaming. Get in touch with either office if you can help.

Celebrating Birthday Dinners

Our habit of celebrating Monthly Birthday dinners is certainly a great way of sharing our love for one another and especially good for connecting across our various locations and groups.

Recently Bruce and I at the last minute were added to a small celebration in a member’s home who is part of the Redwood congregation. This was a couple we had never met and we had a most interesting time discussing all sorts of subjects and found we had so many connections.  The shared meal was delicious and our hosts were more than welcoming.  We are so grateful to be part of our shared parish life in all its ramifications. With thanks, Ruth Cooper

Christian World Service invites you to a presentation: Reweaving the Strands of Justice.  Tues Oct 25, 7.30pm at Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham St.  https://cws.org.nz/

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.  Saturday 5 and 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 will be on sale from Sunday 23rd October, available at Bryndwr and Papanui offices, and at our Worship services each week until Sunday 6th Nov.

The Champion Centre’s core business is to provide early intervention services to infants and young children with disabilities in the Christchurch area.  The Intervention programme is for children from birth to school age who have delays in at least two areas of development.  The Champion Centre is the largest and longest-running centre-based early intervention centre in the country.  Partially funded by government and in business since the late 1970’s it has served approximately 2,000 children to date.  Many groups and individuals help with fundraising to enable more children to access the service and we are very pleased to offer our 2022 exhibition donations to them.

Burnside Primary:  If you are able, please donate grocery vouchers to be used towards purchases for Burnside Primary school families. We are then able to buy items for the food and hygiene parcels which have not been donated. Thank you very much!

Roster Reminder October 23:

Set-up – Kate and Liam.

Welcoming – Ruth & Bruce, Vivienne.

Reading – Nan & John.

Counting – Amber, Andrew.

Technician – Grant.

Morning Tea – Barbara, Joy, Peter R

Bryndwr grounds – Donald.


October Time Event Venue
Sun 16   10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 17 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.30am Painting group in the Creative Nest Papanui
1.30pm Steady as you Go, falls prevention class Papanui
1.30pm Bible Study and Prayer Group Redwood
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 18 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest Tues drop-in Papanui
1.00pm Sunshine Club Redwood
Wed 19 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thur 20 11.30am Midweek Service followed by provided lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth group Bryndwr
Fri 21
Sat 22 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 23 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
5.30pm Evening Circle (hosted by the McKellars) Ph 3511912