Sunday 10 September 2017



Sunday 10th September 2017


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading today’s worship.

Parish Annual General Meeting is NEXT Sunday 17th September following Worship. Please remember to bring your annual reports and financial statements with you! Apologies to Irene please.

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

 Wednesday Walkers 13th September: Meet 9.30am at Crosbie Park, in Woodbury Street (right off Cutts Road) for a walk around Avonhead. Coffee will be at Café Euro at the Avonhead shopping centre.  All welcome. Judith  332 1577.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 Copies of the Spring issue of “People Helping People” (the magazine of Presbyterian Support Upper South Island) are available.

For Your Diaries:  On Sundays 1 & 8 October our morning worship services will be at St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, 101 Opawa Rd at 10am, due to the unavailability of the CMLC Hall.



Hellers Short Cut Middle Bacon – 400gms (12-14 slices) – $8.00 per packet.

Orders close 24 September 2017. Delivery date is unknown at present, but will be advised upon placement of the order.

Please add you order to the list on the table at the back near the door.

It would be wonderful if you could take away a list and fill with orders from family, friends and neighbours. The more we sell the greater the amount raised. Any queries please contact Joan  337 1648.

 Thank you…. Adrienne Carmichael from the Waltham Community Cottage has written to us to say thank you for the special food donations at the end of June and for ongoing support through our regular weekly donations of non perishable food.  She notes that the support was particularly welcome as people faced higher power bills at this time of year.  “Please pass on our grateful thanks to the congregation for their generous donations.  It is very much appreciated.

 We are having issues with technology….Sound levels at the front of the hall will inevitably be louder than at the rear. Our lectern microphone doesn’t always work so we have ordered a new hand held radio microphone.  This will mean we don’t have more cords to trip over. We are sorting issues with the electric piano. We welcome and appreciate feedback.

 Christian Savings…..Remember our own Presbyterian Savings and Development Society (PSDS).  Because of new regulations and costs of compliance it merged with Baptist Savings and other church groups to form a much larger entity as what is now known simply as Christian Savings.  By investing with Christian Savings you can choose to receive interest that is benchmarked to rates offered by major banks, or you can even make charitable deposits whereby your interest is credited to a charity nominated by you.

By investing with Christian Savings you know you are making an ethical investment with New Zealand’s only charitable non-bank deposit taker.  Your deposits empower Christian Savings to make affordable loans to churches for new building and projects like affordable housing.

An example of this is the new Oxford Terrace Baptist Church here in Christchurch.  Working with Christian Savings they have been able to undertake an exciting new project that will provide a church community auditorium, meeting rooms and kitchen, but also office space for NGOs and social enterprises, mixed use accommodation units, and a café.  This means they will have an income stream that is independent of the wealth or otherwise of their parishioners.

Currently Christian Savings is offering a special rate on term investments for a minimum deposit of $1000 of 3.6%.  To make a deposit or find out more:

Ph(toll free): 0508SAVINGS (0508728464), email:  website:


Hillview Christian School  Market Day Friday September 15th 11am – 2pm in the Gym 150 Wilsons Rd. Come along and enjoy the entertainment, food and arts and crafts. Everyone is welcome.

Community Seminar on Youth Wellbeing Friday 22 September 7.30 – 9.30pm Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Ave Forum on youth mental health and suicide prevention for parents, grandparents and the wider community. Information, resources and strategies. Speakers: Michael Hempseed, the Collaborative Trust; Blair Stirling, Te Whare Awhero; Juliana Kirwin, CAFS Free seminar (koha appreciated) with supper. Ph 332 7129 or go to for more information.