Sunday 13th September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a socially-distanced chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship this morning.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners next Sunday. Any apologies to Irene please. Rev Heather Simpson, the newly-appointed Convenor of our Ministry Settlement Board, will be leading our worship and chairing the meeting.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

Wednesday Walkers 16th September: Meet 9.30am in Smith St, at the back of Portstone Nursery for a walk around the area, including Edmonds Garden.

Coffee will be at the Café at Portstone.  All welcome.  Judith 027 688 1861.

Men’s Group: Tony Beasley will talk on his experiences working in Africa and with Skellerup. Meet at the church TOMORROW at 6pm for pot-luck tea first. Rob Connell 384 4320 or 027 273 1387.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Monday 6pm Men’s Group. Rob 384 4320.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Smith St/Portstone. Judith

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers for our Beckenham Methodist church family as they come to terms with the loss of Mele. Will convey your words of comfort to everyone here including her family in Hamilton. 

Remain blessed always. Jannet.

New World Little Gardens: if you have any seedlings you don’t want please drop them into the Parish Office. The St Mark’s School Enviro Group is collecting them and would be very grateful for any spares!