Christmas & January

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS & BEYOND

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve

7.30pm at CMLC Hall 110 Waltham Rd

11.30pm at Beckenham Methodist

(entry off Martin Ave)

 

Sunday 25th December 9.30am

Christmas Day Celebration ~

a combined service at Beckenham

 

Sundays in January

10am Combined Services

1st, 15th & 29th at CMLC Hall

8th & 22nd at Beckenham Methodist

 

A Christmas Blessing

May you know the deep love of God for you,

and may you know your life is a wonderful and treasured gift of God.

May the bonds of family and friendship for one another be strengthened as you celebrate together.

May you know the light and love of God that has come to us in the gift of Jesus, and may this light and love guide you and be in you.                  Amen

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Sunday 18th December 2016 Advent 4 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

WORSHIP FOCUS: A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

NOTICES

Wednesday Walkers: Anyone finding the time for an unofficial walk on Wednesdays meet at the carpark at South Library at 9.30am. Sonya 027 253 3397.

 

The Parish Office will close for the year at 11am on Friday 23rd December, and re-open on Wednesday 25th January 2017.

 

Last week’s Garage Sale was a great opportunity to engage with our local community, and we also raised around $3900.

 

Crafty Crafters has finished for the year and will re-convene on Thursday 19th January at Beckenham Methodist.Talk to Lyndsey 388 1264 to find out more.

SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS & BEYOND

 Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve

7.30pm at CMLC Hall

11.30pm at Beckenham Methodist

 

Sunday 25th December 9.30am

Christmas Day Celebration ~

a combined service at Beckenham

 

Sundays in January

10am Combined Services

1st, 15th & 29th at CMLC Hall

8th & 22nd at Beckenham Methodist

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Sunday 11th December 2016 Advent 3 10am

 

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

Sunday 11 December 2016

Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent and light our candles of Hope, Peace, and Joy

 How do you know when the king or queen is in residence at their palace?  There is a flag flying over the residence, to tell everyone the ruler is at home.  When Jesus comes to live in your heart he brings a flag with him.  It flies over your life, showing everyone that the King is at home.

What is Jesus’s flag?

G.K. Chesterton called it the ‘gigantic secret of the Christian.’

What is it?…….   Joy

 

Lighting of the candle of Joy:

 NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

Foot Clinic TOMORROW (yes it is this week!) 1-4pm in Beckenham Methodist Church Hall. Please use entrance off Martin Ave.

 

CWS Christmas Appeal…you will have received an appeal envelope with your ‘Messenger’. These can be returned to church.

 

Garage Sale: Thanks to all who helped yesterday. Irene.

 

Wednesday Walkers: Anyone finding the time for an unofficial walk on Wednesdays meet at the carpark at South Library at 9.30am. Sonya 027 253 3397.

 

Crafty Crafters

Final session for the year this Thursday 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3.  Lyndsey McKay.

 

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage: Thank you to everyone who has donated gifts, baking, wrapping paper and cards.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jenny & Bernie Brettell who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on 17th December; and also to Gwendoline & Martin Cleland who will be celebrating 50++ years!

 

 

SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS & BEYOND

 

Sunday 18th December 10am at CMLC Hall  Nine Lessons & Carols

 

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve

7.30pm at CMLC Hall

11.30pm at Beckenham Methodist

 

Sunday 25th December 9.30am Christmas Day Celebration ~

a combined service at Beckenham

 

Sundays in January ~ 10am Combined Services

1st, 15th & 29th at CMLC Hall

8th & 22nd at Beckenham Methodist

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Sunday 4 December 2016 Advent 2 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

WORSHIP FOCUS: Today our young people present A Children’s Christmas Celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm in Beckenham Methodist Church Hall. Please use entrance off Martin Ave.

 

CWS Christmas Appeal…you will have received an appeal envelope with your ‘Messenger’. These can be returned to church.

 

Garage Sale on site at 43 St Martins Rd THIS Saturday 10th Dec 9am – 12 noon. If you can help with sorting on Thursday & Friday mornings, please see Irene.

 

Wednesday Walkers 7th December: See Anneke for this week’s destination.

 

Crafty Crafters

Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3. This is a very friendly group and new faces are always welcome. Lyndsey McKay

 

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage: Gifts for Men, Women, Teenage boys and girls and smaller children. Please DO NOT wrap the gifts as they are carefully chosen for each individual.  Donations of wrapping, paper and cards are also very welcome.  The box will be under the Christmas tree until 11th December. Home baked goodies also welcome next Sunday.

 

 

 

 

SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS & BEYOND

 

Sunday 18th December 10am at CMLC Hall

Nine Lessons & Carols

 

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve

7.30pm at CMLC Hall

11.30pm at Beckenham Methodist

 

Sunday 25th December 9.30am

Christmas Day Celebration ~

a combined service at Beckenham

 

Sundays in January

10am Combined Services

1st, 15th & 29th at CMLC Hall

8th & 22nd at Beckenham Methodist

 

 

 

Alpine Presbytery Earthquake Relief Fund…. The Moderator and Executive Officer of Presbytery have been maintaining contact with people in the areas affected by the earthquakes which happened at the beginning of last week.

 

People have asked how they can help in the aftermath of this devastating event. We are aware that there are significant concerns across parts of our Presbytery affecting Amuri Parish, the Hurunui, Kaikoura, the Awatere Parish and Blenheim.

We do ask that churches across our Presbytery encourage everyone to pray for people affected by this tragedy.

 

We also invite people to donate to a special Alpine Presbytery Relief Fund that will be created to support those most affected in the time ahead. Contact Gail at alpinepresoffice@gmail.com to request the bank account details, or post cheques to: Alpine Presbytery, P.O. Box 42120, Tower Junction Post Shop, Christchurch 8149. Our Moderator will monitor the use of this fund with the assistance of pastoral guidance from key leaders.

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Advent Sunday 27th November 2016 10am

 

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

WORSHIP FOCUS: Today we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent and light our candle of Hope

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for  morning tea following the service.

 

Last Thursday a new office was installed on the church site.  The building shifted from the back of the property will now need fitting out with a toilet to be installed and other improvements to create two offices.  Thank you to Tony Beasley and Warren Pettigrew and others who helped.

 

CWS Christmas Appeal…you will receive an appeal envelope with your ‘Messenger’. These can be returned to church.

 

Did You Know?: Offerings can be paid by direct debit – see Joan Macdonald for details.

 

Garage Sale on site at 43 St Martins Rd Saturday 10th Dec 9am – 12 noon.

Donations of books, plants, kitchenware, china, hardware and furniture very welcome. Volunteers to run a sausage sizzle needed also. If you can help with sorting on the Thursday & Friday mornings, please add your name to the list on Irene’s clipboard. See Irene if you can help on the day too.

Wednesday Walkers 30th November: Meet 9.30am at the empty section being used as a carpark in Fitzgerald Ave next to Little Pom’s Cafe, on the corner of  Kilmore Street. All welcome. Janette & Cyril 021 161 1178.

 

Crafty Crafters

Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3. This is a very friendly group and new faces are always welcome. Lyndsey McKay

 

2017 Fundraising Calendars – only a handful left! Contact the Office. $20.

 

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage

Gifts for Men, Women, Teenage boys and girls and smaller children. Please DO NOT wrap the gifts as they are carefully chosen for each individual.  Donations of wrapping, paper and cards are also very welcome.

The box will be under the Christmas tree until 11th December. Home baked goodies could also be received on the 11th

Thank you for supporting Adrienne and the Cottage staff as they make Christmas a happy time for so many families.

 

The Risingholme Singers are presenting Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, on Saturday 3 December in St Michael and All Angels Church, Oxford Terrace, at 7.00 pm. Tickets $15 from John Shanks.

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