KARORI ANGLICAN AGM
This year’s AGM will be held at St Mary’s church on Monday, 2 May starting at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
2021 ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL REPORT
This year both the Annual and Financial reports are in digital format. You can view these reports by clicking on this link: Annual Report & Financial Report
Please note: A few hardcopies are available for those parishioners who cannot access these reports online.
NOMINATIONS FOR VESTRY AND OFFICE HOLDERS
In accordance with the Canons we require an extra week for nominations for vestry and office holders. Therefore this year nominations for vestry and office holders will close on Sunday, 8 May at midday.
The poll will open on Sunday, 8 May at 10am (after the 9am service) and close at 12pm (after the 10.30am service). Voting papers can be picked up from the gathering area and must be placed in the nominations box in the gathering area.
PARISH DINNER – IDEAS NEEDED
We are looking for theme ideas for our parish dinner being held in early July. Please jot your ideas down on a piece of paper and place them into the suggestion box in the gathering area.
For your information our previous dinner themes have been: Robbie Burns night, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Alice in Wonderland, Countries/International theme.
See you at the AGM!
SUNDAY FAMILIES LUNCH
This Sunday from midday
Greetings all, hard to believe we’re approaching May. But with that and with the decline of Omicron, we’re able to meet again – hooray!
Let’s meet this Sunday (1st May), in the church playgarden, from 12-onwards. It would be great to catch up with you – I feel like I haven’t seen many people for ages. Bring something to share and maybe a ball or outside game. See you there! From Lucy.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN MAWSON
In St Mary’s this week we have additional flowers which have been placed in loving memory of John Mawson, from Jenny and all the families.
SUNDAY SERVICES – MORNING TEA
We are in the process of creating a new morning tea roster for our Sunday services. Please note that morning tea commence once this roster has been finalised.
DIOCESE TRAINING DAY
This year’s Wellington Training Day is being held on Saturday, 21 May from 9am-1pm. It’s open to everyone, and it’s the Anglican Movement’s opportunity to share learning and fellowship as a movement whānau.
Catering – volunteers required
This year Karori Anglican will be assisting with catering at this event. We need some help with baking, roll filling and serving on the day. If you are interested in volunteering your assistance then please get in touch with Heidi in the office firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPETITION TIME! – WHO CAN GET THE MOST PEOPLE TO DONATE A BRICK?
WIN A VOUCHER FOR DINNER AT LOGAN BROWN
Selling all 500 bricks raises $100,000. We have 457 bricks left to sell so need help in asking people to donate one. You can ask in-person – pick up some brochures from Church or just direct people to the Karori Anglican website to complete a purchase. If you are on Facebook you can share the opportunity to donate “post” onto your own profile. It’s really easy, and with a personal note above the facebook post, it really does result in bricks being donated. People can have names or business names/logos engraved on the bricks. Some people are buying bricks to commemorate loved ones, which is a great idea. The bricks will be paved outside Te Korōria and the counselling rooms.
Don’t forget to let Kate know which of your friends/relatives donated a brick so we can keep track of the winner. More information can be found at karorianglican.org.nz or contact Kate Harvey-Green email@example.com.
LATEST TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
Community Building Wrapped and Te Korōria Blockwork Completed
It has been a colourful week with the SMASH and counsellor rooms changing from green to orange as it is wrapped with a moisture proof barrier. The block layers have been busy and completed the block walls. These have been filled with concrete and reinforcing steel. We now wait 28 days for the concrete to cure and then back fill against the walls. Next week sees the Nu Wall cladding go on over the orange walls.
KARORI KAITIAKI – KĀKĀ – WORKING BEES 2022
The next Working Bee dates have been confirmed! You can find more information on any of these dates by visiting the Karori Kaitiaki Face Book page.
Sunday 1 May 2022 at 2pm – Verviers Street – Weeding
Sunday 12 June 2022 at 2pm – Monaghan Avenue – Planting
Sunday 3 July 2022 at 2pm – Birdwood Reserve – Planting
Sunday 7 August 2022 at 2pm – Monaghan Reserve – Planting
KARORI ANGLICAN COMMUNITY – COVID UPDATE
If you, or someone in your household, has had exposure to Covid then please stay at home until you are verified as COVID free. The isolation period is currently 7 days.
Please note the following:
- Masks are encouraged in services.
- Communion will be returning to both elements after Easter.
- Morning tea will be returning to normal once a new roster has been finalised.
STAFF ON LEAVE
Kate Harvey-Green is on extended leave following back surgery from 20th April. Kate is due back in the office mid-June.
MIND HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICES
Counsellor Sarah Richards is now working from our office from 9.30am-5.00pm each Monday and Tuesday. Do let your friends or family know if they are looking for support.
To book a counselling session with Sarah, or to find out more information about Mind Health, please visit the website. Sarah enjoys working with adults, teens and children. She is passionate about counselling and the power of the therapeutic relationship to bring healing and freedom. She has experience in the areas of: grief and loss, anxiety, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, self-worth and school counselling. She likes psycho-education and resourcing her clients with practical tools.
NAVIGATING DEMENTIA SEMINAR
Thursday 12 May, 4.30-6pm – Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp St, Karori
Dementia Wellington is holding a 90-minute seminar on dementia in Karori. This seminar will cover:
- What is and isn’t dementia.
- What to do if you are concerned about changes in memory or thinking.
- Ideas for living well with dementia.
- Support and resources available from Dementia Wellington and other organisations.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and connect with others in similar situations.
For more information or to register please contact Dementia Advisor Tina Carter firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 411 22196.
The seminar is free although koha would be most appreciated.
WE HAVE NEW RECYCLING BINS!
As part of our passion for integrating care of creation and sustainability into life and activities in our church and community, we are excited to reveal our new recycling bins for St Mary’s gathering area and the church office. We now have four separate bins for Glass, Landfill, Paper and Plastics and Cans. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to help keep our community and country clean! When using these bins it is very important that rubbish is put in the correct bins and that any recycling items, ie. plastics, cans and bottles, are thoroughly washed and dried before throwing them away. We thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our church community eco-friendly! You will see these bins in St Mary’s as well as in the offices, SMASH, and the Early Childhood Centre thanks to a grant from Wellington City Council.
If you have any pastoral care concerns or queries please contact Ian Cook email@example.com
KARORI ANGLICAN CAPS & TEE SHIRTS FOR SALE
We will be selling Karori Anglican caps and tee shirts on Sunday in the gathering area. If you have already ordered one, come and collect it, and if not you can buy one on the spot! These will look great when you are out serving the community in Kaitiaki or anywhere else! You can pick up the tee shirts and caps
Pricing: $20 per cap and $35 per Tee shirt (navy with KA logo on chest) – both the cap and tee shirts are dark navy in colour – refer picture above.