Sunday 17th November 2019


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

Session meeting this Wednesday 20th November 7.30pm in the foyer.

Singing Group…. meets 9.15am sharp on the first and third Sundays.

Meditation Group: Tuesdays 7.00-7.45pm in the lounge. You’re welcome to ‘come and try’.

Wednesday Walkers 20th Nov: Meet 9.30am in Scott St, near Brougham St for a walk around Sydenham. Coffee at the Nazareth House Retirement Village Café. All welcome.  Gaynor 021 039 9957

Working Bee Saturday 30th November 9-11am – come along and help with gardening, shifting earth, window cleaning

Carboot Sale: Saturday 14th December 9am at St Mark’s Church, Opawa Rd. Limited spaces available. $10 for the space. See Anna in the Office if you’re interested.

Crafty Crafters every Thursday 10am-12noon in the lounge. $3 per session. Bring along an unfinished item, or try a new one. All are welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Community Cottage: Sundays 1, 8 & 15 December. Please bring the kind of gifts you would like to receive or you would give to your loved ones. Gifts are required for men, women, teenagers, boys and girls. The staff choose the gift for the client from what is given by our congregation. Wrapping paper and cards also appreciated. Edible items are very welcome (please bring these on the December 15th  only).

Garden City Orchestra celebrates 20 years of music on Saturday 23rd November 7pm at Salvation Army Citadel, 853 Colombo St. $10 entry and gold coin supper.

South Brighton Voices invite you to their concert “A Christmas Cracker” on Sunday 8th December 2pm at St John’s Anglican Church, Ferry Rd, Woolston. Tickets $20, available from Lyndsey McKay.

MenzShed…a fire report has been received which indicates that the west wall will need extra gib placed internally to give a higher fire rating. We will also need to install a ramp for disabled access. A consent application will be put in this week, and work to place the building on piles may begin in mid-December.

Special One Year Term Deposit Rate with Christian Savings

We currently have many churches and charities looking to borrow in 2020 and we would love your help to support these projects. To help us grow our lending capacity we are offering a special rate for our one-year term deposit for a limited time. 1 year   3.00% pa. We also have rates available from 30 Days – 5 Years. Call us on 0508 728 464 or visit 

Information about some of the groups that use our facilities:

Mondays 6pm Tai Chi class – to find out more, contact Jimmy 022 0470123

Wednesdays – Port Hills U3A meets here on the 1st Wednesday each month in the morning. New members are very welcome. Ph Vivienne 943 6299

Also on Wednesdays, each week during school terms, the Familial Trust meets from 5pm. This a locally-based service that mentors children and young people affected by addictions of family members. To learn more about their work, visit

Thursdays 1.30pm Sit and Keep Fit – a gentle exercise class for people of all ages, but especially helpful for seniors. Have a chat to Anneke 328 7459 – you might like to come along and have a go!