With Covid now circulating in communities around New Zealand, please ensure you do not attend services if you are feeling unwell, or are required to isolate (more on isolating can be found below).
Last weekend we started recording that we have sighted your vaccination passport and you will not need to present it again, if you have already, except for some random spot checks as required by law. However, upon entry you still need to scan in with the contact tracing QR codes and/or fill out a Record Keeping Contact Slip.
If You Are Unvaccinated
If you are unvaccinated, you can access an audio recording of the sermon which will be posted early the following week under the Resources section on our website https://www.karorianglican.org.nz/
If you are asked to isolate due to either having Covid, or you need to self-isolate due to being a close contact with someone who has Covid, it is important that you have support while isolating and that we take care of each other. If you are in a house church, your first point of contact is your house church leader. If you are not in a house church, or cant get hold of your house church leader, please contact Heidi in the parish office. It is important that you let at least one of them know so that they can keep in touch and arrange help for you when required.
To minimise risk to our most vulnerable congregation members, please note the following:
- Masks are required, except for those leading and reading. Please make sure you are wearing your mask when you arrive (especially during the crossover between our two services). We will have spare masks available should you forget.
- Chairs will now be placed 1m apart. However, you can move chairs into groupings should you all agree to.
- Communion is still by one element only.
- The peace is non-contact only.
- Morning tea will not be served.
- Children and Youth can join us at the start of the 10.30am service and then can exit to their programmes.
Youth Group will start up on Feb 18th, meeting at the Church Offices – invite your friends along!
We are currently looking for a Youth Leader to lead the Youth Collective on Friday nights. Please keep this in your prayers.
NEW STAFF MEMBER – JANET TIFFIN
We are excited to welcome Janet Tiffin to our Karori Anglican staff. Janet is our new Treasurer and is already working in the office learning the ropes alongside Shirley Black who is stepping back from this role in April. If you have any accounts queries, please email email@example.com and she will be in touch. We acknowledge the longstanding commitment that Shirley has provided as Treasurer to Karori Anglican and we wish Shirley well in her upcoming retirement!
REFUGEE DONATIONS – THANK YOU
Thank you to parishioners for the generous indication of support for the refugee family of four. The girl and boy are thought to be in the 5-10yr age range. Please deliver the items you are donating to either church, church office or phone Mike or Judy to arrange collection on Ph 04 970 3069.
We have received an update from the Wheelers on mission in Kapuna, Papua New Guinea. If you would like to hear the Wheelers latest news, please let Heidi know firstname.lastname@example.org and she will share the email with you.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Save these dates into your calendar now!
2 March – Lent Begins!
If you are not already a member of a house church and would like to join a Lent Group, then sign up by visiting our website karorianglican.org.nz and select the Join a Lent Group button on the main page.
4 April – Karori Anglican AGM
21 May – Anglican Diocese Training Day
2 July – Parish Dinner
THE KARORI FOOD BANK NEEDS A NEW TREASURER
The long serving Treasurer for the Karori Food Bank is retiring at the end of March 2022 and we need someone to take over this role. This voluntary role involves an estimated two hours of work per month, with obviously more time involved at the end of the financial year. Full training is provided. The Treasurer provides accounting information to the Chair of the Karori Food Bank. Anyone interested in assisting the Karori Food Bank with the voluntary role of Treasurer should send, an expression of interest to the Chair of the Board, Iain Stockwell 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!
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.
LAUNCH DAY ON – FAIR CANCELLED
At our services this Sunday we will be officially launching into a new year! Although we can’t hold our fair, we will be doing a few of the fair activities in our Kids Programmes and still kicking off the year in style! Kids, feel free to invite friends along – See you there.
LATEST TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
The framing has arrived for the counselling rooms which will go up over the next couple of weeks, and the framing for the foundations of the main building are underway. We continue to push into our fundraising as we still need to raise a further $1.7 million. One way you can help is below!
Buy a Brick – Pave the Way!
This is an opportunity for people to have the names or business names/logos engraved on the bricks we will be putting outside Te Korōria and the counselling rooms. Creating a permanent record of support. We need help to promote this opportunity – and are asking that you take a street (or two!) of flyers to deliver. The brochures will be in the gathering area on Sunday. Please cross off on the list the streets you are doing. Then deliver the flyers within the next week. Also, please share with your work colleagues, your friend and neighbours, share online with all your contacts. Options start from $250. More information can be found at karorianglican.org.nz or contact Kate Harvey-Green firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any pastoral care concerns or queries please contact Ian Cook email@example.com