A very short SGM will be held 11:45 am to 12 noon Sunday 19th Nov after the 10:30 service morning tea to finalise the very last spend on Te Te Korōria.
Christmas wreath making workshop
Christmas Services for 2023
Family Carols and Te Korōria Blessing
Sunday, 10 December, 5.30pm
Please join us for a brief dedication – led by Reverend Ian Cook and Bishop Justin Duckworth – followed by well-loved carols & mulled wine.
Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 17 December, 7pm
A traditional service that retells the Christmas story through Bible readings and carols led by St Mary’s choir.
Sunday, 24 December
9.00am – Holy Eucharist Service
10.30am – Whānau Services
6.00pm – Christmas Service (St Matthias, Makara)
11.00pm – Midnight Service
Monday, 25 December
8.00am – Holy Eucharist Service
10.00am – Whānau Service
31 December to 4 February 2024
Join us on Sundays at 10am for a 40 minute family-friendly service followed by BBQ and ice-cream!
We will gather to thank God for the gift that is Te Korōria on Sunday 10 December at 5.30pm. Bishop Justin will be present to blessing the buildings.
We will celebrate with Singalongs of Christmas carols and mugs of mulled wine.
TE KORŌRIA GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE
Need a present idea? Why not give the gift of hospitality! You can purchase the vouchers online at tekororia.org.nz, choose your amount, pay online and the voucher will be emailed direct to you or to the recipient as you wish. This is a great way to spread the word about Te Korōria and support our enterprise.
This Friday is the last for me this term so I want to give you a bit of a German style social with German food and Kiwi games.But even though I am gone the Collective will continue. See you Friday 6pm @tekororiaka
Join us at New Wine 2024 – Early Bird Discount till 30 November 2023
Join us at New Wine – an all-age festival where many voices worship the One!
January is all about family and fun and chill time and … festival! There’s no better start to the year than heading off to New Wine for 5 fun-filled days to celebrate this wild Christian life. The kids will play, the youth will party, and the adults will relax – but whatever your age, we’ll be worshipping, learning, and connecting with God. Like every good party, everyone’s invited!
New Wine Masterton commences on Thursday, 18 January 2024 at 12pm and finishes at 1.30pm on Monday, 22 January 2024.
7.00am Early morning exercise
9.00am Morning sessions in zones (until 12.15pm with morning tea in between)
Afternoon relax, have a siesta, festival fun activities, go for a swim in the pool or grab a coffee at the cafe
2.00pm Workshops (until 3.15pm)
3:30pm Workshops (until 4.45pm)
6.30pm Evening session in zones (until 8.30pm)
8.45pm Evening entertainment, movies, festival fun activities
Want some down time outside of the programme? Enjoy a host of enticing offerings including fun all ages activities each afternoon, chilling on site, swimming in the pool, sports afternoons, local playgrounds, and the stunning Wairarapa region.
Let us know you are coming! You can join our Facebook Event invitation or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Pray for The Team
On our Patronal Festival Gregor Coster spoke to the congregation about the opportunities to support the work of Karori Anglican financially. Specifically, we have a loan to service (that enabled the building works to be completed) as well as the opportunity to fund our Youth Minister. If you would like to give to a specific thing – building, youth salary, vicarage refurbishment, then please just put that in your online banking reference. You can also email email@example.com and let Jasmine (our accounts administrator) know.
There is also the option to make a bequest to Karori Anglican in your will. Gregor’s slides can be viewed here : Patronal Sunday 13 August 23
We need your continued financial support for the operation of the Parish, including Te Korōria. If you were previously giving to the building of Te Korōria (and have now completed your pledge) Thanks so much! Please prayerfully consider continuing that level of support. We are very thankful to the many generous givers in our Karori Anglican community.
If you need further information on how to give, a giving number or information on how to set up a bequest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Support Opportunities
Join the Property Team !
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Education For Ministry (EFM) Information Evening
“EFM is an ecumenical Christian adult learning programme designed to link Christian faith with daily life, and to deepen Christian discipleship. In New Zealand, the programme is provided by the Education for Ministry Trust, under licence from University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesse. Brought to New Zealand through the Anglican Church in the late 1970’s, it soon became ecumenical, and has remained a taonga that the Anglican Church in particular has continued to hold.
EFM is a four year study programme, in which participants only sign up for a year at a time. Each year level focusses on a different topic: Year 1 The Hebrew Bible, Year 2 The New Testament , Year 3 Christian History Year 4 Theology, Ethics and Inter-Faith Encounter. In addition, each year there is a theme and these cycle throughout any four year period, exploring living faithfully as Christians. More information will be provided on the night.”
Please click on this link for more information: EFM
Rochelle is doing very well however could do with some more hours for her course work. Please promote her services – she is excellent. Just email email@example.com to book.
Sarah Richards is also available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Counselling times are available between 8.00am – 5.00pm Fridays with Rochelle or Wednesdays with Sarah.
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Free Wifi in church
If you require internet access during Sunday service, you can access free wifi through the network “St Mary’s Guest”. You will not need a login name or password to access this service.
The rosters for November and December can be found here. Please note that this document is accurate as at the publication of this Newsletter. The actual roster will continue to change as people request changes.
We use the programme Infoodle to organise and manager church activities. If you need to use Infoodle and you already have an account, here is a gentle reminder that the website is : https://kac.infoodle.com/home