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Sunday 16th September 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.

 

Sunday 16th September 2018

 

 

 

NOTICES: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please join us for morning tea after the service. Thank you to the Walking Group for providing this morning’s delicious breakfast!

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of parishioners to be held on Sunday 23rd September 2018,  following morning worship.

Wednesday Walkers 19th September: Meet 9.30am on corner St Martins Rd & Clouston St.

Rich Living is an event exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith

On Friday 28 September, 7.30pm at South West Baptist, a combined churches creative worship service. For all ages and youth-friendly.

Saturday 29 September, a day seminar at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, with a stimulating mix of speakers and workshops. The emphasis is on practical ways that local people and churches can make a difference.

Find out more and register at www.arocha.org.nz


Session meeting this Wednesday 19th September 7.30pm at Merchiston.

 Join the Crafty Crafters’ Craft Crawl to Ashburton on Thursday 8th November. The bus will depart from Beckenham Methodist Church at 9.30am, returning approx. 4.00-4.30pm. Cost for travel is $25. Please see Lyndsey McKay if you would like to come along.

Preserves for sale next Sunday: Lemon marmalade $4; Grapefruit & Ginger marmalade $5 (by special request!) and Lemon chutney $3 (great with cheese and pork). Enquiries: Sue Saunders 960 7657.

 Plants 4 U @ Rakaia Saturday 29th  September 9.00am – 1.00pm, at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Road, Rakaia (by the two big trees).

Volunteers still needed for General Assembly (3-7 Oct). If you can help, please email Abi or Liz: pcanzassembly2018@gmail.com

 Keep Active at South West Baptist Church. $4 per 60 minute session. Mondays 9.30 or 11am & Thursdays 1pm. Email ioxley@xtra.co.nz for details.

 Time and Space/s Concert: Sunday 30th September 7.30pm, Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave. The Knox Singers Chorus (Daniel Cooper, Director) bring you Arvo Part’s “Salve Regina” & “Missa Brevis in D” by Benjamin Britten. Entry $20/$25.

 

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday 30th September, we will join St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, Merivale Lane, for worship at 10am. Treat yourself to a service led by Rev Chris Elliot, and enjoy the pipe organ!

Our service on Sunday 7th October will be at St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, 101 Opawa Rd (carpark off Vincent Pl).

 

 

 

 

Getting Across the Line…. Target $35,000

  • 7 gifts of $5,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000 and 20 gifts of $1,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000, 10 gifts of $1,000, and 100 gifts of $200 would do it

Gifts can be made by cheque to St Martins Presbyterian Church and given to our treasurer Joan Macdonald or with a bank transfer with “Newbuild” in the Particulars and your name in the Reference Box to the St Martins Presbyterian Church:  ANZ    06-0829-0201306-050

This special fundraising project will close at on October 17th 2018. Receipts will be issued in March 2019, unless requested otherwise. Our treasurer tells us we have received $4500 this week (grand total $6100 so far).

 

 

 

Some Key Points from Peter Burley’s Report to Utilise the Church Complex

Demand for activities/Facilities

There does not appear to be a shortage of meeting spaces in the St Martins area and demand for meeting space is LOW

There are no men’s shed activities in the area.

Physical exercise activities for older adults is not well catered for.

There are a good number of community groups but there would appear to be demand for targeted hobby, craft, and arts groups focussed on older adults.

Demographics

In area close to church there is a greater number of older adults (St Martins, Opawa, Beckenham.)

Going forward there will be many more people in the early retirement phase.  This group will be interested in activities that improve health and well being.  There will be more people in the pre and early retirement mixing work and ‘play’.

There will also be a need for activities for young families.

Activating the Complex

Peter suggests a number of potential partners for the delivery of activities in the complex.   He recommends we partner with a community services partner to run activities in the new church complex, and has made recommendations about who we might partner with.  The session will examine this at its meeting this week.

Peter recommends we target three areas:

Men’s shed/hobbies located in the old SS rooms

Wellness programmes particularly for the gold card generation

Young parents’ programme

 

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Sunday 9th September 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.

 

Sunday 9th September 2018

NOTICES:

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

 Getting Across the Line…. Target $35,000

  • 7 gifts of $5,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000 and 20 gifts of $1,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000, 10 gifts of $1,000, and 100 gifts of $200 would do it

Gifts can be made by cheque to St Martins Presbyterian Church and given to our treasurer Joan Macdonald or with a bank transfer with “Newbuild” in the Particulars and your name in the Reference Box to the St Martins Presbyterian Church:  ANZ    06-0829-0201306-050

This special fundraising project will close at on October 17th 2018.

Our treasurer tells us we have received $1600 so far.




NOTICES: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please join us for morning tea after the service.

 Parish Breakfast NEXT Sunday 8.45am hosted by the Walking Group. Gold coin donation appreciated.

 Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of parishioners to be held on Sunday 23rd September 2018  following morning worship.

 An Invitation to join the Crafty Crafters’ Craft Crawl to Ashburton on Thursday 8th November. The bus will depart from Beckenham Methodist Church at 9.30am, returning approx. 4.00-4.30pm. Cost for travel is $25. Please see Lyndsey McKay if you would like to come along.

 Wednesday Walkers 12th September: River Ramble in Woolston. Park in CumnorTce or The Tannery. Meet 9.30am at the bridge. Good shoes are recommended. Coffee at Mitchelli’s. Rosalie 021 239 5005.

A garage is shifting..the garage at the rear of our neighbour’s property is being cut in half and shifted on to the church section to provide extra storage. Thank you to David, Cyril and others for making it happen!

 Rich Living is an event exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith On Friday 28 September, 7.30pm at South West Baptist, a combined churches creative worship service. Steve Graham is the speaker, plus a range of ways to engage prayerfully in concern for our environment. For all ages and youth-friendly.

Saturday 29 September, a day seminar at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, with a stimulating mix of speakers and workshops. The emphasis is on practical ways that local people and churches can make a difference. Also includes bush walks (including a visit to Ernle Clark Reserve), contemplative space, panel discussion, and optional dinner.

Morning workshops include:

“Living sustainably in a consumer society”. Rev Dr Carolyn Robertson who currently is experimenting with living in a small house.

Lan Pham speaking about what we can do to help freshwater ecology.

Murray Sheard speaking on “Can we feed the world without destroying the planet”.

Leo Fietje looking at Farming for the Future.

Waveney Worth experimented with creating no waste for a year. She will speak on the impact of our everyday actions and changes we can make.

Find out more and register at www.arocha.org.nz

 

 

 

Operation Nature

Sunday 16th September 11am – 3pm at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

We have an exciting new project coming up that we think you might be interested in.

You probably know a bit about the world’s most famous pollinator, the honeybee. What you might not realise is that we have wild pollinators such as native bees and hoverflies that can play an equally important role in our ecosystem.

We need your help to improve our understanding of these local pollinators so we can better promote them in our backyards!

The Project: Getting involved is easy – head into your garden to observe plants and pollinators between October and December and record what you see. For more details and to join the mailing list, google Backyard Buzz”. Come along to Operation Nature to learn more about Backyard Buzz – talk to experts and pick up a pollinator ID guide. The first 500 to sign up on the day will receive a free hebe!
The information collected from this project will help our community build stronger ecosystems by benefiting biodiversity, our food, our gardens and our native plants.

 The St Albans Community Choir invites you to “Celtic Dreams & Scottish Scenes” NEXT Sunday 16th September 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd. Entry by koha.

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Sunday 2 September 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.

 Sunday 2nd September 2018

NOTICES:

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

 Rich Living is an event exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith

On Friday 28 September, 7.30pm at South West Baptist, a combined churches creative worship service. Steve Graham is the speaker, plus a range of ways to engage prayerfully in concern for our environment. For all ages and youth-friendly.

Saturday 29 September, a day seminar at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, with a stimulating mix of speakers and workshops. The emphasis is on practical ways that local people and churches can make a difference. Also includes bush walks (including a visit to Ernle Clark Reserve), contemplative space, panel discussion, and optional dinner. Find out more and register at www.arocha.org.nz

 Wednesday Walkers 5th September: In Search of Blossoms…  meet 9.30am in the Botanic Gardens Car Park off Armagh Street. Café to be decided. Sonya 027 253 3397.  

Crafty Crafters meets every Thursday 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Parish Breakfast: Sunday 16th September 8.45am hosted by the Walking Group. Details to follow.

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday 23rd September.

 Men’s Group: will meet on Thursday 6th September at 6 pm at Merchiston, beginning with a shared tea. Rob Meier will then talk about his recent experiences in Tanzania. We look forward to seeing all the men in our Church at our last meeting for the year.     Tony – 332 0554.

New Roster available today – please check to see if there is a copy for you.

 The St Albans Community Choir invites you to “Celtic Dreams & Scottish Scenes” Sunday 16th September 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd. Entry by koha.

 Special Fundraising for the Church Building –          Target $35,000

We are in the home straight now with most of the steel installed, two thirds of the brickwork laid, and much of the interior framing and wiring completed.  Placing of gib lining and ceiling replacement will begin shortly, the kitchen will be in place in early October and painting and laying of floor coverings will see the building completed.  Asphalt will be laid outside the office.  There will be plenty of small jobs waiting to be done once the contractors move off site and we will have to wait for the City Council to give us public access.

We are applying for money to fund items of equipment from a number of sources, but we will need a little donation boost to get us across the line and ensure our parish reserves are not exhausted.

  • 7 gifts of $5,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000 and 20 gifts of $1,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000, 10 gifts of $1,000, and 100 gifts of $200 would do it

Please consider what you could offer to help get us across the line…..

Gifts can be made by cheque to St Martins Presbyterian Church and given to our treasurer Joan Macdonald or by a bank transfer with “Newbuild” in the Particulars and your name in the Reference Box to the St Martins Presbyterian Church:  ANZ    06-0829-0201306-050

This special fundraising project will close on October 17th 2018.  A receipt will be issued which can be used to claim a tax rebate so maybe you would like to add one third to your gift!  Maybe you know someone who would like to donate – tell them!

Some examples of what your donation may be use for….

$200 will purchase a chair, $1,000 will purchase a fridge, a new zip, or the freezer for the kitchen, $3,000 will purchase the new oven, $5,000 will install new pendant speakers in the church for the sound system, $12,000 will install the new sliding doors in the lounge.

The Official opening will be on Sunday 25th November but we may be able to return earlier in the month

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Sunday 26th August 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.

Sunday 26th August 2018

 NOTICES: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please join us for morning tea. Many thanks to Alan Webster for leading today’s service.

 Next of kin…It would be helpful if people put the name of their next of kin and contact telephone number on the back of their nametag. This allows us to contact a family member should anything happen during a worship service. Please also include the names of any significant medications.

 FIRESIDE Group has been invited to Joan’s 2 Pentonville Close this Tuesday 28th August 7.30pm to celebrate her birthday! All women are very welcome. See Margaret Shanks for more information.

Wednesday Walkers 29th August: Meet 9.30am in Neville St near Sumner St for a walk around West Spreydon. Morning tea at Hodders Café! All welcome. Sonya 027 255 3397.

Crafty Crafters meets every Thursday 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Parish Breakfast: Sunday 16th September 8.45am hosted by the Walking Group. Details to follow.

Waltham Community Cottage Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo AGM TOMORROW 5.30pm at the Cottage, 201 Hastings St East. All welcome.

 Aprons from Your Sisters available for sale today $22. See Barb Meier.

 The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday 23rd September.

CHICKEN MANURE  – Christchurch South Rotary Club will be selling bags of chicken manure from Saturday 25th August, $6 per bag or 4 for $20, at   Thorrington School. Deliveries are available for orders of four or more bags. See Tony – 332 0554 for more details.

Organ Recital by Harry Meehan 2.30pm TODAY at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, $5 entry.

 We need your help at the General Assembly of the PCANZ in the first week of October 2018. GA 2018 is being hosted by the churches of Alpine Presbytery and their members. If you are in a parish in the South Island north of the Waitaki River, we invite you to assist us in hosting Assembly this year. There are plenty of ways to help, whether you can give a whole day or just a few hours. Learn more about how you can help: http://ga2018.nz/volunteers/

Family Quiz Night at St Anne’s Hall (7 Wilsons Rd) TONIGHT 5pm.  BYO drinks and nibbles or bring some cash to purchase soup & cheese rolls. $10 adults, $2 children

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Sunday 19 August 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.

 

Sunday 19th August 2018

NOTICES

Next of kin…It would be helpful if people put the name of their next of kin and contact telephone number on the back of their nametag. This allows us to contact a family member should anything happen during a worship service. Please also include the names of any significant medications.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. New volunteers always welcome. See Lyndsey McKay for details.

Wednesday Walkers 22nd August: Meet 9.30am at Simeon St entrance to Barrington Mall car park for a Spreydon Old and not so Old walk led by Janette and Cyril.  Coffee at Café Mosaic. All welcome. Cyril 0211611178 or Judith 0276881861.

Crafty Crafters meets every Thursday 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Articles are now required for next ‘Messenger’. The deadline is THIS Friday, 24th August. Email:  anneke.howie@gmail.com

Waltham Community Cottage Te Whare Roopu o Oterepo AGM Monday 27th August 5.30pm at the Cottage, 201 Hastings St East. All welcome.

Annual Reports: Please email all reports to Anna stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz immediately! Deadline: 9am THIS Wednesday 22nd August. Recent photos of your group and/or activities would also be appreciated. The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday 23rd September.

 Family Quiz Night at St Anne’s Hall on NEXT Sunday 26th August 5pm.  BYO drinks and nibbles, and cash. This is a fundraiser for Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish. Tickets ($10) available from Anna at the Office 332 6192. 

CHICKEN MANURE  – Christchurch South Rotary Club will be selling bags of chicken manure from Saturday 25th August, $6 per bag or 4 for $20, at   Thorrington School. Deliveries are available for orders of four or more bags. See Tony – 332 0554 for more details.

Organ Recital by John Dodgshun 2.30pm TODAY at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, $5 entry.

Aprons from Your Sisters available for sale today $22. See Barb Meier after the service.

About Your Sisters Orphanage, Kisongo, Tanzania, East Africa: Your Sisters Orphanage was established in 2011 by an American woman, Libby Bailey, her partner Frank Mollel, and his Masai family.  It is divided into three parts, each complementing the other:

Creative Community Programme (CCP)This programme was implemented to provide the women of Kisongo village area a means towards economic self-sufficiency.

There are about 20 women who sew together at the Orphanage and make lovely bags, aprons and children’s clothes.

These items are sold commercially. Some of the money goes towards running costs of the Orphanage, but most goes to the women themselves.

Orphanage for Girls:  The ‘Your Sisters’ orphanage is a sanctuary for young girls who have been orphaned or abandoned. It is their home, where they receive love, nurturing care and support in a family environment.

They ensure each child receives nutritious meals and clean water, and comfortable shelter. Clothing, health care, and access to quality education are very important provisions.

Volunteer & Travel Groups: Travellers and Volunteers can come and take part in a programme with the orphans, or the women; and combine this a visit to the Serengeti wildlife park, a climb up Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar. Any profits are fed back in to the work of the Orphanage.

Tanzania has a population of over 40 million, and nearly 90% of Tanzanians struggle to survive on less than $1.50 a day.

To find out more about ‘Your Sisters’, speak to Barbara & Rob Meier.

 

Managers’ Report

  • We are formulating conditions of use policy and establishing hire charges for the new church complex.

 

  • An update on the building was tabled. This shows we have significant cost increases in several areas with respect to our projected budget.

There have been a series of issues fitting the steel into the building. The consulting engineer originally estimated his time would cost $7500, but this has been revised up to $23,000.

Electrical work will be more extensive than originally designed – increasing the electrical budget by $33,000.

New sliding doors will be fitted to the lounge at a cost of $12,000.

We note our architect has also exceeded the estimated cost of his work.

 

  • A long discussion was held to address a proposal that we seek special funding from the congregation to meet costs of the rebuild. Managers support the Building Team in this initiative.

 

  • The neighbour’s garage will shortly be shifted onto our property for storage. It will need to be divided in half to avoid the need for a consent.

 

  • Insurance: Full insurance for non natural disaster (eg fire) has been secured for all our buildings. For natural disaster (eg earthquake) we are insured for indemnity only. The cost of this is $10,000.

 

  • Our Treasurer Joan Macdonald presented the annual accounts showing a net loss of $68,720. However our accounts are heavily influenced by the costs of the rebuild.

 

  • A draft budget for 2018-19 was presented and approved.
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