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Sunday 16 December 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 December 2018

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

Minister has led you astray…. some members of the Session have raised concerns about using the church without full sign off from the City Council.  I doubt this will happen before February with the big Christmas shutdown and therefore I need to withdraw my promise to lead services in the church for Christmas.  I also advertised an opening service on 27th January.  This will not be the case.  We need to expect that an opening service will be in March at a date yet to be determined.

Carol Singing at Opawa Community Church, cnr Opawa Rd & Aynsley Tce TODAY 5pm with Stedfast Brass. BYO seat/rug. Light refreshments available to purchase.

 Wednesday Walkers: Informal walks will leave from South Library 19th December, 9th & 23rd January at 9.30am. On 16th January: Meet 9.30am at Bus Exchange for walk to Otakaro Orchard and talk by Peter Wells, Permiculture Designer.  Contact Sue Saunders 960 7657.

CWS Christmas Appeal: bring envelopes back to church any Sunday until January 20th.

CHRISTMAS & JANUARY Services

Christmas Eve 24th  December 7pm

Christmas Day 25th  December 9.30am

NB: Now to be held at CMLC, 110 Waltham Rd

Sunday 30th  December 10am at Beckenham Methodist

Sunday 6th  January 10am CMLC

Sunday 13th  January 10am at Beckenham Methodist

The Parish Office closes on Friday 21st  December and will re-open on Wednesday 16th January.

Good News Story…. The old lights from the church have been donated to an electrician from Papanui Baptist who will utilize them in one of the charitable projects he is working on.

Costs of our Church Repair: We have received the latest update of costs and it isn’t good news.  We contracted with Simon Construction to undertake the repairs and strengthening with a price of $830,000 (GST incl).  The latest update of costs shows we have nearly 60 variations to the contract and costs for these are $230,000.  Approximately half of the costs are attributable to extra work required to install the steel reinforcing.  Rewiring the building has cost approx. $40,000, new stacker doors $15,000, and plaster repairs $16,000.  In the last few days we have been faced with extra costs of replacement damaged ceiling tiles $4,000, extra connection to street storm water $5,000, seismic bracing to be installed for heaters $5,000.  These are not luxury add ons, but essential work that will have to be done to get a Certificate of Compliance.

We believe we have approx. $300,000 left to complete payment for the repair work on the building.   Funds currently available amount to $155,000, but we also have a GST return due in January of approx. $90,000.  That still leaves a shortfall of approx $55,000.  There will be a further GST refund due in July 2019 which may total $40,000+ but obviously we will have accounts to be paid before then.  We are still working to clarify this situation, but feel you all need to be informed of the situation we are facing.

Board of Managers and Building team

 

Other Matters from the Board of Managers

We will erect a fence between the church and the old manse….

The insulation in the manse roof will need to be topped up before July 2019.

Work completed this week at the church….

  1. Ceiling insulation has been placed and installation of ceiling tiles begun. The heaters have to be seismically restrained.
  2. Vinyl is laid in the kitchen and bathroom. Sanding of the floor in the church and lounge is complete. Carpet tiles will be laid this week.
  3. We think the sliding doors can be raised by 10mm which will mean they are easy to slide.
  4. The final plumbing fit out will occur this week.

Post Christmas there will be a small amount of work to be completed in the upstairs store and the chip sealing of the car park will be completed.  With the Christmas shut down of 3 weeks it will be the end of January before Simon’s complete their work.  Practical completion will therefore be early February and then we will wait for a Code of Compliance Certificate.  We expect to be able to use the building sometime in March 2019.

There will be considerable amounts of work then required in the grounds including landscaping and the laying of concrete paths.

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Sunday 9th December 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 December 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 everyone who has brought Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage.

 Minister has led you astray…. some members of the Session have raised concerns about using the church without full sign off from the City Council.  I doubt this will happen before February with the big Christmas shutdown and therefore I need to withdraw my promise to lead services in the church for Christmas.  I also advertised an opening service on 27th January.  This will not be the case.  We need to expect that an opening service will be in March at a date yet to be determined.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist Lounge.

 Wednesday Walkers 12th December: We will carpool leaving Christchurch at 10am and drive out to Lincoln where we will do all or part of the Historic Walk.  Lunch is booked for 11.30am at The Flaming Rabbit. Please make sure Janette or Sonya know if you are coming. This is the last official walk for 2018.

NEXT Sunday 16th December – All Age Service… we’ll be building mangers, making stars, decorating angel biscuits, and creating beauty out of junk. There will be conversations, interaction, and creativity as we draw closer to Christmas together. Bring your children and grandchildren.

2019 morning tea and door duty roster now available – please pick up your copy.

 Session meets Wednesday 12th December 7pm at Merchiston, followed by Board of Managers at 8pm. Please bring a plate for supper.

CWS Christmas Appeal: bring envelopes back to church any Sunday until January 20th.

South Elder Care Vacancy – we are looking for a couple of men to work with our increasing number of male clients, alongside David Hodder on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. We would like someone who enjoys the company of men, prepared to take part in active games – table tennis, darts, quoits, walking etc… We resume on 15th January 2019. Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

CHRISTMAS & JANUARY Services

Christmas Eve 24th  December 7pm

Christmas Day 25th  December 9.30am

NB: Now to be held at CMLC, 110 Waltham Rd

Sunday 30th  December 10am at Beckenham Methodist

Sunday 6th  January 10am CMLC

Sunday 13th  January 10am at Beckenham Methodist

 ‘The pressures of Christmas can be particularly hard on those who are working in and dealing day by day with those in our community who struggle everyday with life, let alone

Christmas time and the extra issues it can bring – the daily basics of food on the table, monetary worries, health and addiction.

A request to please include in your prayers those NGO’s and all the staff in organisations who work so tirelessly to ensure that everyone in our community is treasured and nurtured at this Christmas time.’

Carol Singing at Opawa Community Church, cnr Opawa Rd & Aynsley Tce, Sunday 16th December 5pm with Steadfast Brass. BYO seat/rug. Light refreshments available to purchase.

Building News: The external scaffolding is gone, and we believe all extra structural work is finished. Vinyl is laid in the kitchen and stainless benchtops have been installed. Interior painting is almost complete. Ceiling tiles and insulation should be installed this week. Concreting the drive has been delayed by weather but should happen this week.

Our issues with the Fire Engineer appear to be resolving without too much extra work and cost.

We are required to put extra gib in the upstairs store and in the stairwell.

So far there have been 57 major variations to the contract for this job, most of which have been from the structural engineer.

FREE tomato and capsicum plants available from Peter Saunders. Must be picked up by end of Sunday 9th, or they’ll be compost!

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Sunday 2 December 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 December 2018

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

Wednesday Walkers 5th December: Meet 9.30am for a cruise and walk in Lyttelton (weather permitting!) Take the No 28 bus from Garlands Road at 9.20am, to catch the 9.50 Ferry to Diamond Harbour for a return trip, followed by coffee at Anneke’s home. People who prefer to drive should be at the ferry at 9.50.  Don’t forget your gold-card or Metro card for the bus and/or ferry. All welcome.  Anneke 021 077 4065.

NEXT SUNDAY is your last chance to bring Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage. Gifts are required for men, women, teenagers and children –  toiletries, clothing, toys, books, biscuits, sweets etc – all the things you would like to receive.

South Elder Care Vacancy – we are looking for a couple of men to work with our increasing number of male clients, alongside David Hodder on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. We would like someone who enjoys the company of men, prepared to take part in active games – table tennis, darts, quoits, walking etc… We resume on 15th January 2019. Please talk to Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more details.

2019 morning tea and door duty roster now available – please pick up your copy.

CHRISTMAS & JANUARY Services

Christmas Eve 24th  December 7pm

Christmas Day 25th  December 9.30am

Sunday 30th  December 10am at Beckenham Methodist

Sunday 6th  January 10am Here

Sunday 13th  January 10am at Beckenham Methodist

 Sunday 16th December – All Age Service… we’ll be building mangers, making stars, decorating angel biscuits, and creating beauty out of junk. There will be conversations, interaction, and creativity as we draw closer to Christmas together. Bring your children and grandchildren.

 CWS Christmas Appeal:   envelopes can be delivered back to church any Sunday until January 20th.

South Brighton Voices Concert  ‘Gifts of Song’ will be held on Sunday 9th December, 3pm at the Linwood Ave Baptist Church, cnr Linwood Ave/Worcester St. Refreshments will be served. Tickets $15 adults $2 children available  from Lyndsey McKay.

Building News: The concrete drive outside will be poured this week; the asphalt carpark will then be prepared.

Bricklaying is completed, and we believe all structural work has been completed. We wait for the sign off from the engineer.

The kitchen joinery has been installed and final plastering throughout the complex completed. Shipleys are installing the data projector and sound system. The electrician has almost completed the electrical fitout. We will hold the first services on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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Sunday 25th November 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 25th November 2018

Session Report: Session recorded the passing of Daphne Cynthia Lloyd. Daphne and Bill had been married for 66 years and up until they both moved in to Brookhaven, had been regular members at St Martins. Latterly Daphne had resided at Ngaio Marsh. Both had a long association with Boys’ Brigade. At Daphne’s request a short and simple service was held at the Linwood Crematorium and was conducted by Daphne’s nephew.

Should members of the congregation be aware of any deaths of church members and/or extended family, please would they let the Session Clerk know asap.

With fewer folk having access to newspapers these days, and whilst it is possible to access information via the internet, sometimes this is a slower route than a phone call to Irene Gray 332 7306 or email – irenegray@xtra.co.nz

Relationship with Risingholme….we will sign a simple Memorandum of Understanding to work together to utilize the church facilities.  We plan to take small steps to begin with.

Menzshed at St Martins… after some encouraging conversations with representatives from Menzshed NZ and the City Council we are slowly proceeding with this project.  We plan to call a public meeting in early February.

Elder Care and Foot Clinic are operating very well.  The Foot Clinic and Crafty Crafters will shift back to 43 St Martins Road in the New Year.

Mission Plan…. From the work of the Mission Discernment group and work by Peter Burley we have adopted a Mission Plan which sets out 8 focus areas that we will work on:

Build relationships and enhance life in the South Christchurch Community through activating the church complex as a Community Centre.

Initiate a regular worship and hospitality event for seniors (80+) to connect with God and build bonds of community with each other.

In all our activities we will increase our awareness of a God dimension.

Initiate a regular “Time to be Still” that focuses on spiritual practices of quietness and listening to the inner voice of God.

Initiate a “Caring for Creation” action group to study, discern, and promote sustainable living practices.

Enhance the ability of members to talk openly and honestly about faith and being a disciple of Jesus.

Initiate community singing activities with a spiritual edge.

Employ a leader to initiate a new church seedling that focuses on young families.

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

Wednesday Walkers 28th November Meet 9.30am for a cruise and walk in Lyttelton.  Take the No 28 bus from Garlands Road at 9.20am, to catch the 9.50 Ferry to Diamond Harbour for a return trip, followed by coffee at Anneke’s home. People who prefer to drive should be at the ferry at 9.50.  Don’t forget your gold-card or Metro card for the bus and/or ferry. All welcome.  Anneke 021 077 4065.

South Elder Care Vacancy – we are looking for a couple of men to work with our increasing number of male clients, alongside David Hodder on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. We would like someone who enjoys the company of men, prepared to take part in active games – table tennis, darts, quoits, walking etc… We resume on 15th January 2019. Please talk to Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more details.

Ethical Christmas Market Saturday 1st December 4-8pm at South West Baptist Church, 244 Lyttelton St, Spreydon.

St Albans Community Choir concert “Carol our Christmas – Unusual carols from many lands”. TODAY 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Church, 1 Harewood Road. Admission by donation to a local charity.

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage.    These gifts for men, women, teenagers and children can be brought to Church on 2nd and 9th December.    Toiletries, clothing, toys, books, biscuits, sweets etc.  All the things you would like to receive.

“Deck the Halls – a celebration of the festive season” with violinist Fiona Pears, and the Cathedral Choristers.  Saturday 15th December, 7pm. Transitional Cathedral. Tickets available from Eventfinda.

 50s Up Brass 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert Wednesday 28th November, 11am-12noon at the Woolston Club, Hargood Street. Entrance $5 or gold coin. Contact Bob 385 1926 for more details..

South Brighton Voices Concert  ‘Gifts of Song’ will be held on Sunday 9th December, 3pm at the Linwood Ave Baptist Church, cnr Linwood Ave/Worcester St. Refreshments will be served. Tickets $15 adults $2 children available  from Lyndsey.

 

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Sunday 18th November 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 18th November 2018

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

 Thank you to the Worship committee for this morning’s delicious breakfast.

 Latest Building News…The extra steel reinforcing has been installed in the west wall. Helifix ties will be installed this week. The new drains and sewer have been installed. Work will now proceed to complete laying a sealed parking area outside the Office.

Have you seen the new red doors on the church. These add a real splash of colour. Good choice!

The suspended ceiling in the church is nearly installed. We can now proceed to install electrical equipment (lighting, heating, sound system). Warren Pettigrew has been installing small diode lights in the street facing small windows that form a cross.

Kitchen joinery will be installed at the end of the month along with floor coverings.

We are planning to hold our Christmas Services in the church, but the official opening will be on Sunday 27th January 2019.

New Sunday readers’ roster available today – please check to see if there is one for you.

 Wednesday Walkers 21st November Meet 9.30am near 20a Victors Road for a walk around Hoon Hay led by Judy Livingstone, who will host us for morning tea.

Session meets this Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm at Merchiston.

 Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage.    These gifts for men, women, teenagers and children can be brought to Church from next Sunday 25th November, and on 2nd and 9th December.    Toiletries, clothing, toys, books, biscuits, sweets etc.  All the things you would like to receive.

Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish Spring Fair Saturday 24th November 8.30am at St Anne’s Church, 7 Wilsons Rd.

Risingholme Singers Christmas Concert Saturday 24th November in the Heaton Intermediate School Performing Arts Centre at 8pm.  A varied programme of Christian and light music will be presented with a very special bracket of lute music. Tickets $15 at the door or from John Shanks.

The St Albans Community Choir together with the New Brighton Silver Band invite you to “Carol our Christmas – Unusual carols from many lands”. Sunday 25th November 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Church, 1 Harewood Road. Admission by donation to a local charity.

50s Up Brass 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert Wednesday 28th November, 11am-12noon at the Woolston Club, Hargood Street. Entrance $5 or gold coin. See Bob Kayes for more details.

Ethical Christmas Market Saturday 1st December 4-8pm at South West Baptist Church, 244 Lyttelton St, Spreydon.

New Strategic Mission Plan being prepared…The Session has been discussing a new Strategic Mission Plan for  our parish. This plan draws on the work of the Mission Discernment Group, and the report of Peter Burley. We are looking to approve eight goals for the next two years. These are:

Build relationships and enhance life in the South Christchurch Community through activating the church complex as a Community Centre.

Initiate a regular worship and hospitality event for seniors (80+) to connect with God and build bonds of community with each other.

In all our activities we will increase our awareness of a God dimension.

Initiate a regular “Time to be Still” that focuses on spiritual practices of quietness and listening to the inner voice of God.

Initiate a “Caring for Creation” action group to study, discern, and promote sustainable living practices

Enhance the ability of members to talk openly and honestly about faith and being a disciple of Jesus.

Initiate community singing activities with a spiritual

Employ a leader to initiate a new church seedling that focuses on young families.

Please talk with Session members about these proposed goals. We will initially look at how we might implement the first three goals.

 

 

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