PARISH DINNER – SATURDAY, 2 JULY
Theme: If Music Be The Food of Love, Play On
This year the parish dinner is being held on Saturday, 2 July at 5.30pm and the theme is MUSIC!
If you are interested in hosting a table then please let Heidi know by email email@example.com. If you would like to attend the dinner then jot your name on the clipboard which will be passed around at our services. The parish dinner is always a sell out and so much fun! Do join us for a fantastic night of festivities where we celebrate MUSIC!
EVENSONG THIS SUNDAY!
12 June, 6pm at St Mary’s Church
Join us for Evensong this Sunday! The 12th coincides with the Royal School of Church Music (International Music) Sunday and St Mary’s choir will sing a specially commissioned anthem for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
NGĀ MIHI – CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Congratulations to our very own Michael Scrivener for being awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to ethnic communities and refugees. We also congratulate former Karori Anglican parishioner, Rev Jonathan Hartley, for receiving a Queen’s Service Order for services to governance and the community. Ngā Mihi!!
WORLD VISION – FORTY HOUR FAMINE
Once again we are getting behind World Vision’s Forty Hour Famine to help make change for kids who urgently need clean water. Clean water is a human right. Yet one in every five children don’t have enough clean water to get through the day. You can support this fantastic cause by joining the team or by simply making a one-off donation!
To find out more, visit the Karori Anglican team page click this link
WELCOME HOME WHEELER FAMILY
It was a blessing to have the Wheeler family speaking to us last week on their mission in Kapuna, Papa New Guinea. If you missed the Wheelers then check out the audio recording titled ‘Mission in Kapuna’, in the Resources section on our website, or click on this link.
ALPHA COURSE – STARTS IN AUGUST
We invite you to start thinking about who you would like to invite along to this life changing course!
For more information please contact Joanne Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org
KARORI KAITIAKI – KĀKĀ – WORKING BEE THIS WEEKEND!
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 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
This Friday, youth to meet at the church office at 6.40pm. We will then drive them to the wider youth collective in the Northern suburbs which meets in Johnsonville. We aim to have the youth back at St Mary’s at 9.30pm, so please arrange to pick up from that time. Please keep praying as we continue to look for some one to fill the Youth and Children’s Minister role.
LATEST TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
We had the fortnightly site meeting this morning and can report that work is going very well at Te Korōria!
Waterproofing of the outside of the block walls (called “tanking” in the building trade) has started, but unfortunately has currently been rained off. Basement level framing is nearly complete and the floor joists and plywood flooring has started. Last week we received a significant donation towards Te Korōria from a supporter who would like to remain anonymous. We are very blessed to have such generous support and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, all of you, for the amazing faith, love and support you have shown towards this project to date!
BRICK FUNDRAISER EXTENDED UNTIL 30 JUNE!
Invite Friends and Neighbours to buy a brick
Our brick fundraiser has been extended until 30 June and we have a range of different prices to suit you and/or your company! Engrave your brick(s) with a personal message e.g. a name, your business logo, or maybe a dedication! Options from $250. To make a donation go to: karorianglican.org.nz
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.
OUR VISION AND VALUE STATEMENTS
We are a church that embraces God’s Word and Spirit, practises generous hospitality and partners with our community as we live out our faith.
Our vision is to be a faithful Christian whānau restoring wholeness and hope as we serve and strengthen our community of Karori and Mākara.
THEME FOR THE YEAR:
‘You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.’ John 15:16
We are pleased to advise that we have two Cursillo’s taking place this year. Cursillo is a short course on ‘Christian Living’ but it is more than this. We have two teams who have trained hard the past year and have put together some fantastic talks and testimonies to share throughout the weekend. Cursillo is a time when we draw closer to the Lord in our relationship with him and a time to simply come and experience all that he has for us. It is a time to be blessed with so many unexpected blessings throughout the weekend and to experience Christ’s love in action as well as fellowship with those around you. Meals and accommodation are all provided and you will have your own bedroom! Cursillo is such a gift to us all.
If you would like to come and experience a Cursillo as a pilgrim our weekends are on:
Women – W44
23-26 June 2022
El Rancho – Waikanae
Men – M44
14-17 July 2022
St Matthew’s Collegiate – Masterton
If you would like to attend, please click on the following link and complete the application form: https://cursillo.org.nz/downloads/app_forms/cursillo_application_form_2017.pdf
We can arrange a sponsor for you and your sponsor will take you to and from your Cursillo weekend so you don’t need to worry about transport. Once you have completed the application form, please scan and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close: Friday, 3 June for Women’s Cursillo and Friday, 24 June for Men’s Cursillo.
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.
If you have any pastoral care concerns or queries please contact Ian Cook email@example.com
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 is still at one element.
- Morning tea will be returning to normal once a new roster has been finalised.