Sunday 3 August 2014

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


THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Sunday 24th August following Morning Worship. Copies of the Annual Reports will be available next Sunday.

Chris is looking for three people to do a very small task in next Sunday’s service. Please speak to her if you would like to be involved.

COPY IS REQUIRED NOW for the next “Messenger” issue. Deadline Friday 15th August. Anneke 328 7459. Email to:

A NEW PARISH PHONE LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE – if you are not on e-mail, and would like a copy, please contact the Office.

ON SUNDAY 31 AUGUST our Morning Worship service will be at St James’ Presbyterian Church, cnr Bewdley & Barrington Streets at 10am.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 6th August: Meet 9.30am at corner of Armstrong Ave & Riverlaw Tce. Another hilly walk! Coffee at Fava. June 332 8874.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

MEN’S GROUP: Thursday 7th August at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd 6pm for a shared tea. Homi Dalal from Dynamic (a colleague of Warren’s) will be talking about the Parsi Zoroastian religion – a fascinating, ancient and very minor religion in India. He will also talk about his family background. Contact Tony 332 0554 for more information.

SOUND OF MUSIC Sing-a-long and dress up on Sunday 17th August 2pm at Beckenham Methodist, who invite us to join them for a fun afternoon. Entry by gold coin donation to boost church funds. All Welcome.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

RISINGHOLME SINGERS’ CONCERT: concert version of Pirates of Penzance TODAY 3pm at the Heaton Intermediate School Performing Arts Centre. $12 at the door.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 8th September 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

Are you interested in gardening or cooking? Well, this will appeal to you. St Martins Primary School is running a project ‘From the Garden to the Table’. They are wanting people to share their skills with the children. This project is run each Tuesday in two groups.
Group 1 begin at 9am in the garden (1/2 to ¾ hr) – if wet an indoor programme is held. Then through to the kitchen until 11.30am where you assist them with cooking.
Group 2 begin the garden at 10.45am until 11.30am then into the kitchen in the afternoon 1.15-3.00pm.
The idea is to relate what is grown in the garden to cooking in the kitchen, even in winter. You might like to assist with gardening only, or cooking only, or you might like to follow through. For more information, contact Lyndsey 388 1264.

AEOLIAN CHOIR CONCERT Saturday 9th August 4pm at St Anne’s Church, 7 Wilsons Rd. Tickets $10 (includes refreshments). All welcome. Judy 981 3720.


Venue: Knox Church Centre, 28 Bealey Ave at 5.30pm

Thursday 21st August: “Gross Inequality Hurts Everyone”

Thursday 28th August: “Every Child Counts”

Thursday 4th September: “Rethinking Crime & Punishment”

Entry free – koha appreciated. All are Welcome.

For further information, please see the poster or talk to John England.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
THE FIFTH CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS’ BRIGADE 50 YEARS 11th – 12th October. Phone Dianne Claughton 332 2889 for more information.
Do you need any help with little fix-it jobs around your home or garden? Phone the Office 332 6192 for assistance.


Hub Activities for the week 3rd – 10th August 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tues 5 Aug 9.30am Little Kids music
Fri 8 Aug 4.30pm Friday Kids

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 3 Aug 10am Combined Communion Service with Beckenham Methodist
3pm Risingholme Singers present “Pirates of Penzance”
concert version at Heaton Intermediate
Tue 5 Aug 7.30pm Indoor Bowls. Salvation Army. Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 6 Aug 9.30am Walking Group. Contact June 332 8874 for details.
Thu 7 Aug 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. Beverley 332 7786.
6pm Men’s Group @ Merchiston,75 St Martins Rd. Tony 332 0554.
Sun 10 Aug 9am Morning Worship (please note new time)

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. Shilo 338 3943
9.30 am U3A. Pauline 332 0453
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.00 pm Beading Guild. Gayle 322 6073
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 4 Aug 1.45pm Cashmere Garden Club
Wed 6 Aug 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
Thurs 7 Aug 10.30am Prayer Group at 1 Dalefield Drive