Sunday 17th September 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 17th September 2017

AGM: After worship today we will hold our AGM. We do not anticipate a long meeting.

Agenda:           Apologies

Remembering those who go before us

Approval of Annual Reports 2017 (but not Financial Report)

Adoption of Financial Position

Adoption of Financial Performance

Approval of Budget

Election of Managers

General Business

-Building

 

Next week…..we will begin a short series looking at Moses and the Exodus. Read the story in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament.

A Summary:  Living in a place that we can call home is an important for all people.

In New Zealand we have a housing crisis…..

About half our population are now renters because houses are so costly.

Buying an average house has risen from 2.5 times to 7 times the average income.

We have an issue with unsatisfactory housing that is leading to health issues for too many children.  (40,000 needless admissions to hospital each year)

“The politicians, both local and national, must take action on this very fixable social disgrace. “The market” cannot sort out this problem. Real leadership and intestinal fortitude is needed now!” Bruce Plested, Chairman of Mainfreight Policies to consider….

Encourage home ownership as an ideal for all New Zealanders

See an increased supply of affordable and social housing

Encourage the ability to build smaller and innovative housing

Fairly tax capital invested in housing

Establish good standards for all rental houses that will encourage ideals of ‘home’.

 Southern Seed Exchange Growing & Saving TODAY 1pm – 3pm, at former Seven Oaks School, 35 Hassals Lane, Opawa.  Southern Seed Exchange tutorial on the growing and seed saving of brassicas, corn, beans and radish. A different speaker will cover each seed for half an hour allowing time for questions and discussion. Seeds of the varieties covered will be available on the day. Gold coin donation on entry.

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

Daylight Saving begins next Sunday. Remember to change your clocks forward!

PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays 1 & 8 October our morning worship services will be at St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, 101 Opawa Rd at 10am.  There is a carpark off Vincent Pl.

Session meets this Wednesday 20th September 7.30pm at Allison Blackler’s.

Wednesday Walkers 20th September: Meet 9.30am in St Mary’s Church carpark in Manchester St (south side). Coffee at Maryville Courts. Everyone welcome. Trevor & Heather Crew 942 4384.

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.

Anyone enrolled for the 23 September General Election can vote in advance. Go to the South Library foyer, 66 Colombo Street, Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September 9am-6pm.

 BACON FUNDRAISER: Hellers Short Cut Middle Bacon – 400gms (12-14 slices) – $8.00 per packet. Orders close NEXT SUNDAY 24 September 2017. Delivery date is unknown at present, but will be advised upon placement of the order. Please add you order to the list on the table at the back near the door. It would be wonderful if you could take away a list and fill with orders from family, friends and neighbours. The more we sell the greater the amount raised. Any queries please contact Joan Macdonald 337 1648.

 Community Seminar on Youth Wellbeing THIS Friday 22 September 7.30 – 9.30pm Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Ave. Forum on youth mental health and suicide prevention for parents, grandparents and the wider community. Information, resources and strategies. Speakers: Michael Hempseed, the Collaborative Trust; Blair Stirling, Te Whare Awhero; Juliana Kirwin, CAFS. Free seminar (koha appreciated) with supper. Ph 332 7129 or go to www.cashmereconference.weebly.com for more information.

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