Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sunday 27 August 2017

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 27th August 2017

Honour the Earth

 

 

The Creation Covenant:

The universe in its awesomeness, reflects the loving, dreaming and shaping of the Divine Artist, who looks upon what has been created, sees how good it is and celebrates its life.

Scripture affirms the value of human beings, within nature’s intertwining tapestry, for we who are formed from the cosmic dust, have the breath of God within us.

Each of us is Adam and Eve, responsible for nurturing the life and resources of this greening planet.

Each of us like the woman, and her husband Noah, is entrusted with the survival of the species.

Each of us in the spirit of Tane and Tangaroa is called by God to nurture and protect Aotearoa’s sacred soil, water and bush for generations yet unborn.

We commit ourselves to join with you, O God

to nurture the plants and the animals, the elements,

the sacred womb of sea and soil.

We offer to you, our ability to create and our potential to release people’s loving energies for the benefit of all creation.

We sing with you the song of the universe!

We dance with you the dance of life!

We are yours, and you in us are hope for the renewing of nature through the healing of the nations.

May Aotearoa be bread and wine for us all.

 

 

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service. Thanks to Lyndsey McKay & Alice Shanks for leading our worship today.

 

Wednesday Walkers 30th August: Meet 9.45am outside Casual & Country
Homestore, 1027 Ferry Road for a walk around the area. Sturdy shoes recommended. Coffee at café  “Ten 27” (at Casual & Country). All welcome. If you aren’t able to walk come along for coffee. Joan S
338 8700 or Joan Macd 337 1648.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

Parish Breakfast: NEXT Sunday 3rd September 8.45am. Come along and enjoy freshly ground coffee, a selection of muffins and other goodies. Hosted by Fireside ladies.

Parish Annual General Meeting is on Sunday 17th September following Worship. Apologies to Irene please.

 

 

CRAFT CRAWL The Crafty Crafters invite anyone interested to join them on a Craft Crawl on Thursday 19th October to Darfield and Methven. There are 41 seats to fill on the bus. Departure time to be confirmed. Cost $20. For further information, please contact Beverley Hudson  384 7814.

 

Chicken Manure for Sale 12kg bag for $6 or 4 bags for $20 Saturday 2 Sept Colombo St outside Cashmere Club. Contact Graham Foulds 355 6348 for details. A Community Project of Christchurch South Rotary.

 

Men’s Group meets next on Thursday 7th September 6pm at Merchiston for a shared tea. Rob Meier will be speaking. All men welcome. Please speak to Tony Blackler 332 0554 for details.

 

 

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Sunday 20th August 2017

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 20th August 2017

Finding ways to reduce inequality isn’t easy.  You have to look at policies of taxation through which we redistribute wealth.  Do taxation rates favour the wealthy?  Is it right that wealth that’s put into property isn’t usually taxed and is this a good use of wealth?  What is an efficient way of redistributing wealth and ensuring everyone has a decent income to ensure a quality of life.  How do you engender a sense of responsibility among those with wealth to use it for the good of all?  Do we err on grace and generosity in support for those at the bottom or do we wind back any offer of help to the bare minimum.  How do we put a human face on the situations of some families in our local community say the ability to heat your home well or take the kids on holiday is not a luxury but is a part of being human?

 

 

Report from Managers

New building… we are thrilled to hear the projected start date for work is late September.  We have requested the Session to apply for the capital sum ($38,000) held in the St David’s Trust Fund for building the strengthening work at St Martins.

Finances….Over the last two months of the financial year we had income of approx. $21,606 and expenditure of $23,876.  This included manse repairs of $1,400 and the purchase of a new photocopier of $1,400.  We also made a donation to Beckenham Methodist Church of $500 to cover costs of housing the Foot Clinic and the craft group.

Financial performance for year ending June 2017…. The total income for the year was $180,739 with expenditure of $147,269.  Thus we had a healthy surplus of $33,472.  Of note is $52,825 expended on matters related to the rebuild of the church for which we were fully reimbursed from our insurance allocation.  We also only employed our minister half time.

Projected Budget for the next year…. With a major building project looming this budget is very significantly higher than last year with projected expenditure of $1,016,808.  Joan has however produced a simplified budget with all rebuild matters removed.  This shows an operating deficit for the year of $13,628.  The projected deficit occurs largely because we are now employing a minister on 2/3rds time.

 

Notices:

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

 Articles required now for the next ‘Messenger’.Please email any contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com. The deadline is Friday 25th August. Thank You.

Fireside Women’s Group meets this Tuesday 22nd August 7.30pm at Joan’s 2 Pentonville Close. All women are very welcome. Please contact Joan 338 8700 for more details.

 Wednesday Walkers 23rd August: Meet 9.45am in McMahon Drive off Aidanfield Drive (horticultural end) for a walk around the area. Coffee at the Old Vicarage. All are welcome are join us – if you aren’t able to walk, come along for coffee! Judith 332 1577. Didn’t the walking group have an interesting explore around the CBD last Wednesday!

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

An Invitation: You are invited to Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo Waltham Community Cottage’s Annual General Meeting TOMORROW at 5.30pm.

Next Parish Breakfast: Sunday 3rd September hosted by Fireside ladies.

WANTED: Photos of parish groups and events. If anyone has photos of what’s happening around the parish please email them to the Office.

CRAFT CRAWL: The Crafty Crafters invite anyone interested to join them on a Craft Crawl on Thursday 19th October to Darfield and Methven. There are 41 seats to fill on the bus. Departure time to be confirmed. Cost $20. For further information, please contact Beverley Hudson  384 7814.

 Chicken Manure for Sale 12kg bag for $6 or 4 bags for $20 Saturdays 26 Aug & 2 Sept Colombo St outside Cashmere Club. Delivery is available for a fee. Contact Graham Foulds 355 6348 for details. A Community Project of Christchurch South Rotary.

 Thank you to all the blokes who helped clean out the church and shift all the chairs, tables, pianos, organs, and other items into the container.  We trust backs are still OK!  Well done fellows.

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Sunday 13 August 2017

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 13th August 2017

 

 

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to David Beaumont for leading today’s service. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

Induction of the Rev Dugald Wilson TODAY at 3pm, with an afternoon tea to follow. All are welcome. 

 

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. If you are the Convenor of a Parish committee or group, please submit your report (with a photo if possible!) to the Parish Office by THIS Friday 18th August at the very latest. Thank You.

Irene Gray, Session Clerk.

 

BOARD OF MANAGERS meets this Wednesday 16th August at 7.30pm.

 

Articles required now for the next ‘Messenger’.

Please email any contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com. The deadline is Friday 25th August. Thank You.

 

Wednesday Walkers 16th August: Meet 9.45am with Rev Rob Ferguson inside the main front door of the Bus Exchange for a Tour around the City Centre and some insight into his walking ministry. Morning tea at Supreme Café in Welles St (near South City but on the opposite side of Colombo St).  Sonya 027 253 3397.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

An Invitation: You are invited to Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo Waltham Community Cottage’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 21st August 2017 at 5.30pm.

The AGM will be followed by drinks and picks. We look forward to seeing you there. Adrienne Carmichael, Community Development Facilitator.

 

 

WANTED: Photos of parish groups and events. If anyone has photos of what’s happening around the parish please email them to the Office.

 

FOOD BASKET for Waltham Cottage.

A reminder to please bring along non-perishable contributions for the food basket every week. We have a commitment to help keep the pantry shelves full at the Cottage. This support is particularly welcome during these colder months.

 

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village? Wednesday 30 August, 10am 12 noon, Hornby Working Men’s Club, 17 Carmen Road. Free public seminar by the Commission for Financial Capability – neutral and objective discussion about personal, legal and financial matters to be considered towards this decision. Call 0800 268 269 or see full details and how to register online at:http://www.cffc.org.nz/retirement/retirement-villages/events-2/

 

WORKING Bee 43 St Martins Rd Thursday 1.30pm…to continue storing church furniture, to clean out one room of the Sunday School building, build some shelving in the Office… we need to shift two pianos and the organ. Any brilliant ideas or gear to help do this appreciated!

 

Chicken Manure for Sale 12kg bag for $6 or 4 bags for $20 Saturdays 26 Aug & 2 Sept Colombo St outside Cashmere Club. Delivery is available for a fee. Contact Graham Foulds 355 6348 for details. A Community Project of Christchurch South Rotary.

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Sunday 6 August 2017 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 6th August 2017

Peace Sunday

Peace-making is about our relationships – with God and with each other. It involves people, communities and nations learning to live together even with deeply-held differences – in a spirit of love and respect. It is to work to build levels of trust, and to fight any movement to demonize another.  For Christians this is not optional: it’s the very heart of the gospel. As we are reconciled in Jesus we now share this gift of God with each other and the whole human family.

Peace-making transforms how we live with the inevitable conflict life brings.  Most Christian communities are peace-loving, but never take the radical step of being peace-makers. 

 

Notices:

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

 

There will be a special service conducted by the Moderator of the Alpine Presbytery at the Mineral and Lapidary Club Hall to induct the Rev Dugald Wilson as minister at St Martins NEXT Sunday August 13th at 3.00pm, with an afternoon tea to follow. 

 

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. If you are the Convenor of a Parish committee or group, please submit your report (with a photo if possible!) to the Parish Office by Friday 18th August at the very latest. Thank You.

Irene Gray, Session Clerk.

 

Many thanks to the Men’s Group for providing such a delicious breakfast last week. The next breakfast is on 3rd September and will be hosted by Fireside.

 

Articles required now for the next ‘Messenger’.

Please email any contributions to anneke.howie@gmail.com. The deadline is Friday 25th August. Thank You.

 

Wednesday Walkers 9th August: Meet 9.45am cnr Simeon St & Meadowville St opposite mall carpark for a walk around the east side of Spreydon. Coffee at Café  Mosaic, Barrington Mall. Keith & Marilyn 960 2484.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

Opening of the Bryndwr building, The Village Church, 365a Ilam Rd
TODAY at 3pm.

 

WANTED: Photos of parish groups and events. If anyone has photos of what’s happening around the parish please email them to the Office.

 

 

FOOD BASKET for Waltham Cottage.

A reminder to please bring along non-perishable contributions for the food basket every week. We have a commitment to help keep the pantry shelves full at the Cottage. This support is particularly welcome during these colder months.

An Invitation: You are invited to Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo Waltham Community Cottage’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 21st August 2017 at 5.30pm.

The AGM will be followed by drinks and picks. We look forward to seeing you there. Adrienne Carmichael, Community Development Facilitator.

 

 

 

WAVES – Grief Education Programme

For adults affected by the suicide of someone they know. Runs for 8 weeks, cost koha/donation. Next course starts mid-August. Contact Jamie at Supporting Families in Mental Illness, phone 595 2683 or 0800 876 682, or email waves.sfpb@xtra.co.nz

 

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village? Wednesday 30 August, 10am 12 noon, Hornby Working Men’s Club, 17 Carmen Road. Free public seminar by the Commission for Financial Capability – neutral and objective discussion about personal, legal and financial matters to be considered towards this decision. Call 0800 268 269 or see full details and how to register online at:http://www.cffc.org.nz/retirement/retirement-villages/events-2/

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