Sunday 4th October 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service. Many thanks to Rev Chris Elliot for leading our worship this morning.

FOOT CLINIC tomorrow 1-4pm in the Parish Lounge. New helpers always welcome. Talk to Judith 332 1577 to find out more!

From the Pastoral Visiting Team: please keep us informed of any special birthdays/anniversaries or any changes due to illness or hospitalization. Contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

Wednesday Walkers 6th October: Meet 9.30am at Airforce Museum in Wigram. Coffee at museum café. Benjamin 332 7700.

What’s On This Week:

Monday 9.30am Pastoral Visiting Team. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Monday 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Judith 332 1577.

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am U3A. Wendy:

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:  Wigram. Benjamin 332 7700.

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 NO Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Twilight Food & Plant Fair THIS Friday 9th October 4.00-6.30pm. Tasty takeaway meals for sale & BBQ. We need cakes, loaves, savouries, slices for cake stall please – contact Gaynor Allen 337 0611. The Plant Stall needs veges, flowers, succulents, seeds, pot plants, dahlias, irises, herbs – contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264. We also need jams, pickles, chutneys – contact Sue Saunders 960 7657 or Lyn Steele 332 0865.

Bring goods along on the day between 3-4pm, or contact Anna 332 6192 (leave a message if Office unattended) if you need items picked up.

Men’s Group Monday 12th October: Rob Connell will talk about building his eco house, built almost to a passive house standard and with solar power. Meet at church at 6pm for a potluck meal beforehand. All men welcome.

Rob Connell 384 4320 or 012 274 1387.

After worship on Sunday 18th October between 11am and midday the Menzshed invite you to come and have a look at what’s happening.  We have applied to the Council for compliance for the classroom with all the requirements of the building consent hopefully met.  The classroom is set up as a woodworking workshop and the old Sunday School room as an electronics workshop and a social room.  We hope to initially open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, with the electronics room open Wednesday evenings.  We expect this to increase.  Blokes will be able to work on their own projects, but we also plan to undertake projects together that benefit the wider community.  We really appreciate the support of the congregation and would love to show you the facility and meet you face to face.

We invite you to attend the Christian World Service Supporters’ Council 7:30 – 9:30pm, Friday 30 October 2020 in the Wananga Room, Aldersgate at 309 Durham St, Christchurch (or by Zoom).

Speaker: Professor David Tombs, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago on ‘Who are we? Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future’

People are welcome after 6pm for refreshments from 6.30 – 7.30 pm.

RSVP and Register by Friday 23 October to or phone 03 366 9274.

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