Sunday 13th November 2016

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:

Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania

Your Sisters Orphanage was started in 2011 by an American woman, Libby Bailey, her partner Frank Mollel, and his Masai family. Now it is divided into three parts, each complementing the other:

Creative Community Programme (CCP) was implemented to provide the women of Kisongo village area, where the Orphanage is located, a means towards economic self-sufficiency. Around 20 women sew together at the Orphanage and make lovely bags, aprons and children’s clothes. These items are sold in safari lodges and shops.

 

Orphanage for Girls

The “Your Sisters” orphanage is a sanctuary for young girls who have been orphaned or abandoned. It is their home, where they receive love, nurturing care and support in a family environment. Each child receives nutritious meals, clean water, and comfortable shelter as well as clothing, health care, and access to quality education.

 

Volunteer & Travel Groups

Volunteers can come and take part in programmes with the orphans, or the women; and combine this with a climb up Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar.

 

NOTICES

2017 Fundraising Calendars still available. $20. Please see Charlotte Houston or Judith Mackay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 16th November: Contact Sonya 339 7038 for this week’s destination.

 

Articles now required for next ‘Messenger’ please. Deadline Friday 18th November. Email contributions to Anneke:  anneke.howie@gmail.com

 

Session meets this Wednesday 16th November 7.30pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd.

 

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 are required this year for the Cottage to give out to their clients.  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.

Toiletries, clothing,  toys, stationery, smellies,  books , in fact all the things that you like to receive at Christmas.

The box will be under the Christmas tree from Sunday 27 November – 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.

 

Do You Enjoy Singing? Bill Irvine is organising a small group to sing during the service on Sunday 18th December.

Please talk to Bill today or ring him on 338 1651 if you would like to be part of the group.  Rehearsals will be arranged  to suit everyone.

 

General Assembly meets this week in Dunedin.  Incoming Moderator Rev Richard Dawson

has identified five key areas. Go to www.pcanzassembly.org.nz/prayer for more

 

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