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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.