Sunday 5th May 2019


A very warm welcome to you all this morning. After the service please come through to the Lounge for a cuppa and a time to talk. Many thanks to Rev Nancy-Jean Whitehead for leading today’s worship.

EcuAction 2019 Forum Series: Climate Change & a Faith Response, Knox Church Centre, Bealey Ave

Four Thursdays in May, 5pm for 5.30 – 7.00pm (Refreshments at 5pm)


  • Climate Change & The Atmosphere: Richard McKenzie (May 9)
  • Climate Change & The Earth: Colin Meurk (May 16)
  • Climate Change & Capitalism: Charles Drace (May 23)
  • Climate Change & Water: Kathleen Gallagher (May 30)

Each forum will also feature a respondent from a Faith tradition before the topic is opened up for “Questions, Answers & Comments”
All Welcome. Koha to defray expenses please
Organised by EcuAction, a Canterbury based Interfaith Network.
Further info from:, or Marilyn 021 061 3940 or Mary 021 387 088

Open Forum, Tuesday 14 May, 7-9pm

Growing our understanding of Islam

The past couple of months have highlighted for many of us how little we know about the Muslim faith, both locally and globally. Rev Dr Bill Shepard will be speaking from his life-time of interfaith understanding. Bring your questions about Islam, and the issues that lie behind the acts of terror we have recently witnessed.

Bill Shepard lectured in Religious Studies at Canterbury University for many years, specialising in Islam. 

All welcome. No cost. Supper included.

Kowhai Lounge, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Ave

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm in the Church Lounge.

Church Cleaning: Every three weeks, the facilities will be cleaned commercially by Moonlighters Cleaning. We are seeking volunteers from the congregation (men and women!) to clean the church plant in the intervening weeks.

Please add your name to the list on the clipboard in the foyer if you can help. A list of duties required is also available. Thank You.

Articles are now required for the next ‘Messenger’. Deadline is Friday 17th May. Email contributions to Thank you.

Parish Breakfast NEXT Sunday 12th May 8.45am, hosted by the Men’s Group. Gold coin koha appreciated.

Wednesday Walkers 8th May: Meet 9.30am near the Valley Inn Tavern carpark in Marsden St for a walk around Heathcote. Coffee at the Tavern. All welcome. Sonya 0272533397.

Joan will take delivery of the bacon on Monday 27th May.

Crafty Crafters: Meets on Thursdays in the Church lounge 10am-12noon. New faces are

always welcome. $3 per session. Contact Lyndsey 388  1264 for more information.

Schola Cantorum choir presents “Spirit of Dreams” Monday 6th May 12.10pm at The Piano, 156 Armagh St. $10 entry.

RamadanMuslims start celebrating Ramadan this week probably on Tuesday.  (starting is dependent on sighting the moon)  During Ramadan they will not eat food or drink during the hours of daylight.   Ramadan is when the Koran was received so it is a time to read Koran and focus on spiritual practice to rebalance your life in God.   Ramadan lasts for a month and finishes with a celebration called Eid Ul Fitr when traditionally families gather and give thanks together for the gift of life.