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Sunday 20th September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and the AGM after the service. Many thanks to Rev Heather Simpson for leading our worship this morning and chairing the meeting.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

Wednesday Walkers 23rd September: Meet 9.30am at Bus Exchange for a central city walk. Coffee at Child Sister Café. All welcome. Sue 960 7657.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:  in the City. Sue 960 7657.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

We need an additional medium sized transportable BBQ for the Twilight Fair on  Friday 9th October, please call Peter 332 1846 if you can assist.

New World Little Gardens: if you have any seedlings you don’t want please drop them into the Parish Office. The St Mark’s School Enviro Group is collecting them and would be very grateful for any spares!

DAYLIGHT SAVING starts next Sunday 27th September…remember to put those clocks forward one hour!!!

St Martins Fireside Group invites anyone interested in hearing about how Canterbury’s recycling is processed to a presentation given by Averil Stevenson, Commercial & Compliance Manager for EcoCentral.  Supper will follow. Tuesday 29th September 2020 7.45pm in the Church. All are welcome. Contact Margaret 366 8936 for further information.

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Sunday 13th September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a socially-distanced chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship this morning.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners next Sunday. Any apologies to Irene please. Rev Heather Simpson, the newly-appointed Convenor of our Ministry Settlement Board, will be leading our worship and chairing the meeting.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

Wednesday Walkers 16th September: Meet 9.30am in Smith St, at the back of Portstone Nursery for a walk around the area, including Edmonds Garden.

Coffee will be at the Café at Portstone.  All welcome.  Judith 027 688 1861.

Men’s Group: Tony Beasley will talk on his experiences working in Africa and with Skellerup. Meet at the church TOMORROW at 6pm for pot-luck tea first. Rob Connell 384 4320 or 027 273 1387.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Monday 6pm Men’s Group. Rob 384 4320.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Smith St/Portstone. Judith

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers for our Beckenham Methodist church family as they come to terms with the loss of Mele. Will convey your words of comfort to everyone here including her family in Hamilton. 

Remain blessed always. Jannet.

New World Little Gardens: if you have any seedlings you don’t want please drop them into the Parish Office. The St Mark’s School Enviro Group is collecting them and would be very grateful for any spares!

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Sunday 6 September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a socially-distanced chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Chris Elliot for leading our worship this morning.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

New Sunday roster available today, as is the latest ‘Messenger’ and the Annual Reports.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Hoon Hay. Marilyn 027 3631642.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Wednesday Walkers 9th September: meet 9.30am on the Sparks Rd / Victors Rd corner for a walk around Hoon Hay area. Coffee at ‘Cafe Beasley’ 234B Sparks Rd (up a long driveway, plenty of room to park.) All welcome. Marilyn  338 2453 or 027 3631642.

Men’s Group: Tony Beasley will talk on his experiences working in Africa and with Skellerup. Meet at the church at 6pm on Monday 14th September for pot-luck tea first. Rob Connell 384 4320 or 027 273 1387.

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners will be held on Sunday 20th September following morning worship. Any items of general business or apologies to be given to Irene please.

Whareora’s September 16th bus trip will travel to the Tai Tapu area. We will visit St Paul’s Church, Lincoln University, Springston, Southbridge, Burnham and Rolleston. We will stop for lunch along the way.  Reid Tours will be providing the transport and interesting commentary.

Be at Whareora by 9.45am, return by 3pm. Cost is $25.00.  Booking and payment must be made by 8th September. Marilyn Mitchelmore 338 2453.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

Thank you so much for the wonderful donations for Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania. We made over $600, with more promised. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Rob & Barbara Meier.

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Sunday 30th August 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading our worship this morning.

Covid Update: As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

Masks for Sale: see Janette Morris if you’re interested. $5.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Monday 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Judith 332 1577.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Port Hills U3A.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm in the Parish Lounge. Please contact Judith 332 1577 to book or for more information.

Wednesday Walkers 2nd September (rescheduled): meet 9.30am in the Hagley Park Carpark off Riccarton Avenue to walk in the Gardens to view the Daffodils.  Coffee at Ilex.  All welcome.  Sonya 027 2533397.

Waltham Cottage AGM Monday 31st August 6pm – all are welcome.

Men’s Group next meets on Monday 7th September 6pm in the Parish Lounge (Please note new day!) Any queries to Rob Connell 384 4320.

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners will be held on Sunday 20th September following morning worship. Any items of general business or apologies to be given to Irene please.

Whareora’s September 16th bus trip will travel to the Tai Tapu area. We will visit St Paul’s Church, Lincoln University, Springston, Southbridge, Burnham and Rolleston. We will stop for lunch along the way.  Reid Tours will be providing the transport and interesting commentary.

Be at Whareora by 9.45am, return by 3pm. Cost is $25.00.  Booking and payment must be made by 8th September. Marilyn Mitchelmore 338 2453.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

Church Cleaning:  Session has appointed a new cleaner, Aaron Richardson from Azzman’s Cleaning. He will clean the facilities on alternate weeks. We still need your help  – thank you to those who have already volunteered. See the orange notice in the foyer!

Flowers in the church: if anyone would like to join a flower arranging roster, please talk to Irene.

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Sunday 23rd August 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship this morning.

Focus on Tanzania NEXT Sunday 30th August 10am: Rob & Barb Meier will update us on Your Sisters Orphanage. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our connection with the orphanage. Donations will be received during the service.

Covid Update: As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the new QR code.

Masks for Sale: see Janette Morris if you’re interested.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Monday 9.30am Pastoral Care training course. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm NO South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 1.30pm Fireside Women’s Group. Margaret 366 8936.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Wednesday Walkers 26th August: meet 9.30am in the Hagley Park Carpark off Riccarton Avenue to walk in the Gardens to view the Daffodils.  Coffee at Ilex.  All welcome.  Janette 021 075 6780.

Fireside is a group of women of the congregation that meets monthly.  

The next meeting is 1.30pm on WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST in the church lounge.  

We welcome other women to join us whether it is regularly or occasionally. This month Heather will talk about quilt making and show us some that she has made.  Enquiries:  Margaret 366 8936

Christchurch South Rotary have chicken manure available on Saturday 29th August from 9am at the Cashmere Club. $5 a bag.

Please Note: The new stackable chairs are not to be stacked one on top of another as the framing under the seat makes an indentation into the fabric of the chair below. The chairs are to be stacked onto the stacker frame with the back of the chair against the labelled end.

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners will be held on Sunday 20th September following morning worship. Any items of general business or apologies to be given to Irene please.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

GRAND OPENING OPAWA LIBRARY, cnr Opawa Rd & Richardson Tce. Saturday 29th August 10am-4pm. All are welcome.

Church Cleaning:  Session has appointed a new cleaner, Aaron Richardson from Azzman’s Cleaning. He will clean the facilities on alternate weeks. We still need your help  – thank you to those who have already volunteered. See the orange notice in the foyer!

Flowers in the church: if anyone would like to join a flower arranging roster, please talk to Irene.

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