Sunday 15th April 2018

While our Church Building is Repaired we are meeting each Sunday at The Mineral & Lapidary Club 110 Waltham Rd (next to Waltham School) at 10am.

We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you.

Third Sunday of Easter 15th April 2018

Notices:

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

Working Bee….to remove ivy and other vegetation from the rear of the church section and do some tidying up. Handsaws and loppers needed. Wednesday 2nd May at 1.00pm.

Euthanasia is a contentious issue that is currently in front of our parliament.  On Sunday 29th April we’ll look at this issue bearing in mind there is real diversity in our Christian thinking.  There will therefore be an opportunity for discussion and debate.

Wednesday Walkers: 18th April. Meet 9.30am in Hawford Rd by Opawa Mall carpark. Coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café. Joan Mac 022 081 4088.

Board of Managers meets this Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm.

Can You Help? Recently, Waltham Cottage has given out high numbers of food parcels, so stock is low. When you are shopping this week and in the weeks ahead, perhaps add an extra one or two items to contribute to the food bank at Waltham Cottage.

See their website for other ways you can contribute:

www.walthamcottage.com

Volunteers Required!

Foot Pampering need more volunteers to assist with foot soaking. Training on the job provided. The next Foot Clinic is on Monday 23rd April 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Come along and have a look!

Homeshare Plus needs some more help on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of each month. Venue: Sydenham Community Centre every Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm, or just help in the morning. Please come and see what we do and be part of a service combatting loneliness in our community. See the latest “Messenger” for more details, or talk to Lyndsey McKay 388 1268.

Crafty Crafters meets on Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. Cost: $3 per session. Contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more details.

Fundraiser for St Martins:

Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each.  All proceeds to St Martins Building fund.

Men’s Group commences for the year on Thursday 3rd May 6pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, starting with a shared tea. James Wakefield will be speaking about their adventures in South America. All men welcome. Contact Tony Blackler 332 0554 for more details.

From the Archives team in Dunedin…

Although we hold many thousands of photos, it has become apparent that we don’t have a visual record of every church, past or present. We are therefore planning to create a database of church photographs to ensure that our visual record is complete.

As a first step we are asking people and parishes from throughout New Zealand to send both historical and/or current photos of their churches (and manses and church halls).

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